An association of Aerographers & Mates,
Meteorologists & Oceanographers

NWSA Potomac Chapter


President  Tom Berkeridge  
Vice President  John Weaver
Secretary/Treasurer  Peter Weigand

Corresponding Secretary

 Jim Romano

Chapter News

Source: Aerograph November 2016

Greetings from the Potomac Chapter. 


Last month, we had a very nice luncheon at Moma Roma's in Brandywine, MD.  The Pizza and Veal Parmigiana were excellent and the vino helped to set the tone for a very enjoyable afternoon.  Attending were Robbie Roper, Ella Gould, Richie Freeman, Tom Berkeridge, Mac Mcleod, Jim & RosaliRomano with  guest Olivia Arnold (Granddaughter - 3 months), & Alice Cottrell. Alice traveled all the way from the Northern Neck of Virginia and we really appreciated her effort. Regrets were received from Norm Canfield, Ray Godin & George & Diana Delano. Mo Gibbs regretted that the drive from Nantucket Island was too long. 

We planned to have another gathering after the San Antonio reunion.  A few of us plan on attending the National and will pass on the info and ideas gathered in SA.

Jim & Rosalie Romano attended their annual RAF Chicksands reunion in Saint Augustine Oct 18-22. Ate at a great English Pub and caught a neat British Car show as well. The town looked good considering the battering it took from Matthew. Many expensive homes in Pontre Vedra, FL were badly damaged or destroyed but the damage in St. Augustine was not severe. On the way down, they stopped to visit with Ken & Joyce Smith, who have moved to a lovely retirement community in Chapel Hill, NC. They are doing well.  Joyce's sister Janet & husband Joe also live there.

Hope to see many friends in San Antonio.

Jim Romano - Corresponding Sec'y

Source: Aerograph August 2016

Greetings from the Potomac Chapter.  Hope you’re all having a nice summer (the hottest year in history.)  I wish I were back at McMurdo!!


Our President, Tom Berkeridge has been traveling around the world        in his capacity of Travel Coordinator for several outfits.  He’s had some exciting clients like Ali MacGraw, Ryan O’Neal and the Sultan of Oman.  He’s been able to visit 51 countries and 39 states. Neat job.

Ray & Marie Godin are beating the bushes in Maine for part of the summer.

Mo Gibbs is keeping the Coast Guard on its toes up in breezy Nantucket, by standing watches for the Auxiliary and holding safety classes for local boaters.  He & Millie enjoy singing with local choral groups.

Gerry & Lora Delaney are keeping house in Delaware near Ocean City, MD.  They stay fit walking the pets daily and singing in their church choir.

Elroy & Shellie McLeod have been traveling this summer and are very active in church.

Tom & Mary Ann Miovas have been driving their RV all over Alaska for a few months.  That’s beating the heat!

Robbie Roper is still very active as a Maryland Crime Victims advocate, enjoying her grandchildren and tending her garden.  She is also planning a trip out west with daughter Sharon and family to visit the Grand Canyon area.

Ken & Joyce Smith have written a set of orders for themselves and transferred from Hilton Head to Chapel Hill, NC.  They moved to a retirement community to be with Joyce’s sisters and their husbands.  It’s a real family affair.

George & Diana Delano and Jim & Rosalie Romano attended their Guam Gang reunion in Pensacola during the last week of April.  The Romanos then traveled on to the Villages, FL for the NWSA reunion.  Jim & Rosalie also welcomed their 2nd granddaughter, Olivia on June 6.  The same day her three year old sister, Isabella was born. That’s right B-Day, the 6th of June!!

John & Beverly Weaver are enjoying the company of Beverly’s mom the lovely and talented Richie Freeman.  Richie make the world’s greatest Lumpia.

Ella Gould has been having some health problems, however that feisty Irish demeanor keeps her spirts up.  She is still coping with the loss of her dear Will.  If you know Ella, give her a call. 301-855-9127

Heard from Marge Cruse.  She’s doing fine in Colorado Springs.  This summer she travelled to the Adirondacks for her annual family reunion.

We are planning a late August luncheon at Mama Roma’s in Brandywine, MD. We wish everyone a great year and look forward to lunch on the Riverwalk in 2017.

Submitted by CWO3 Jim Romano USN RET