NAVAL WEATHER SERVICE ASSOCIATION

An association of Aerographers & Mates,
Meteorologists & Oceanographers

NWSA Southeast Chapter

 

Jacksonville, FL

 

seflorida@navalweather.org



Southeast Florida's Facebook Page:

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President:  AGC Dave Carroll, USN RET

1st Vice Pres: AGCS Steve Turco USN RET
2nd Vice Pres:  AGC Bob Johnson USN RET
Sec/Treas:  AGCS Frank Andrews USN RET

Chapter News

Source: Aerograph August 2021

As we slowly awaken from the year plus long slumber of the pandemic, things are also awakening in the southeast chapter as well.


Marty and Bea Bonk are making plans for a family reunion in NC this August. Having not seen family for so long, it is hoped they can reacquaint themselves with family and friends. Plans have been in the making for months...here is hoping all comes together and everyone has a great time.

Dave Carroll and 3 of his friends went on a small fishing charter on the St Marys River. A few flounder were caught as well as some bluefish but the catch of the day had to be the 4 foot shark Dave caught. It was brought to the side of the boat when it snapped the line. Another friend was able to catch and boat his shark...a 3 footer!!


We had hoped to meet up as a chapter for lunch in September and start to discuss a holiday get together. The last one held was in 2019. It was decided as we have the reunion in October, that tentative plans might be considered in Savannah. Expect a preliminary email sometime in September.


Hope all is well with everyone out there. If you have any ideas for the 2021 Holiday Get Together, please reach out to Dave Carroll at retiredweaxman@gmail.com. Looking forward to seeing everyone again soon!!

 

Submitted by Dave Carroll, NWSA SE President





Source: Aerograph August 2020

The Covid-19 virus/pandemic continues to play havoc with everyone's lives and the NWSA Southeastern chapter is no exception. Regardless of your personal belief about the virus, people are getting sick and passing away because of it. With a lot of our members at some type of risk, it is best to follow the state of Florida's guidance and limit group get-togethers. With that being said, some things are happening on personal fronts.
Marty Bonk's wife Bea suffered a health setback recently. Out of respect for Marty and his family. I prefer not to divulge too many details. Bea is out of the hospital and is resting comfortably at home.
The Covid-19 virus/pandemic continues to play havoc with everyone's lives and the NWSA Southeastern chapter is no exception. Regardless of your personal belief about the virus, people are getting sick and passing away because of it. With a lot of our members at some type of risk, it is best to follow the state of Florida's guidance and limit group get-togethers. With that being said, some things are happening on personal fronts.
Marty Bonk's wife Bea suffered a health setback recently. Out of respect for Marty and his family. I prefer not to divulge too many details. Bea is out of the hospital and is resting comfortably at home.
The Covid-19 virus/pandemic continues to play havoc with everyone's lives and the NWSA Southeastern chapter is no exception. Regardless of your personal belief about the virus, people are getting sick and passing away because of it. With a lot of our members at some type of risk, it is best to follow the state of Florida's guidance and limit group get-togethers. With that being said, some things are happening on personal fronts.
Marty Bonk's wife Bea suffered a health setback recently. Out of respect for Marty and his family. I prefer not to divulge too many details. Bea is out of the hospital and is resting comfortably at home.
The Covid-19 virus/pandemic continues to play havoc with everyone's lives and the NWSA Southeastern chapter is no exception. Regardless of your personal belief about the virus, people are getting sick and passing away because of it. With a lot of our members at some type of risk, it is best to follow the state of Florida's guidance and limit group get-togethers. With that being said, some things are happening on personal fronts.
Marty Bonk's wife Bea suffered a health setback recently. Out of respect for Marty and his family. I prefer not to divulge too many details. Bea is out of the hospital and is resting comfortably at home.
Dave Carroll is planning on a private fishing charter the first week of August. The trip is advertised as, "inshore fishing" and sea trout, flounder, red fish, sheepshead are just a few of the species that can be fished. This particular charter is done on a 20 foot boat with a max of 4 people. If all turns out well and there is enough interest, this could turn into a trip for the NWSA chapter to think about.

Marty Bonk's wife Bea suffered a health setback recently. Out of respect for Marty and his family. I prefer not to divulge too many details. Bea is out of the hospital and is resting comfortably at home.
Dave Carroll is planning on a private fishing charter the first week of August. The trip is advertised as, "inshore fishing" and sea trout, flounder, red fish, sheepshead are just a few of the species that can be fished. This particular charter is done on a 20 foot boat with a max of 4 people. If all turns out well and there is enough interest, this could turn into a trip for the NWSA chapter to think about.
Marty Bonk's wife Bea suffered a health setback recently. Out of respect for Marty and his family. I prefer not to divulge too many details. Bea is out of the hospital and is resting comfortably at home.

Dave Carroll is planning on a private fishing charter the first week of August. The trip is advertised as, "inshore fishing" and sea trout, flounder, red fish, sheepshead are just a few of the species that can be fished. This particular charter is done on a 20 foot boat with a max of 4 people. If all turns out well and there is enough interest, this could turn into a trip for the NWSA chapter to think about.

Dave Carroll and his wife Renee along with Rose Frazier
and her husband Arthur have made arrangements and booked a Princess southern Caribbean cruise for Feb 2021. Of course, the trip is dependent on the progress of the battle against the pandemic but eyes are on the future and returning to a "more normal" life.
It is not too early to start thinking about the annual Christmas get together. Normally the party is held at Todd McDonald's house. With the pandemic the way it is and the current limitations to the size of get-togethers in the state of Florida, we might have to consider alternate options.
Dave Carroll and his wife Renee along with Rose Frazier
and her husband Arthur have made arrangements and booked a Princess southern Caribbean cruise for Feb 2021. Of course, the trip is dependent on the progress of the battle against the pandemic but eyes are on the future and returning to a "more normal" life.
It is not too early to start thinking about the annual Christmas get together. Normally the party is held at Todd McDonald's house. With the pandemic the way it is and the current limitations to the size of get-togethers in the state of Florida, we might have to consider alternate options.
Dave Carroll and his wife Renee along with Rose Frazier
and her husband Arthur have made arrangements and booked a Princess southern Caribbean cruise for Feb 2021. Of course, the trip is dependent on the progress of the battle against the pandemic but eyes are on the future and returning to a "more normal" life.
Dave Carroll and his wife Renee along with Rose Frazier
and her husband Arthur have made arrangements and booked a Princess southern Caribbean cruise for Feb 2021. Of course, the trip is dependent on the progress of the battle against the pandemic but eyes are on the future and returning to a "more normal" life.
Dave Carroll and his wife Renee along with Rose Frazier
and her husband Arthur have made arrangements and booked a Princess southern Caribbean cruise for Feb 2021. Of course, the trip is dependent on the progress of the battle against the pandemic but eyes are on the future and returning to a "more normal" life.

Dave Carroll and his wife Renee along with Rose Frazier and her husband Arthur have made arrangements and booked a Princess southern Caribbean cruise for Feb 2021. Of course, the trip is dependent on the progress of the battle against the pandemic but eyes are on the future and returning to a "more normal" life.

 

It is not too early to start thinking about the annual Christmas get together. Normally the party is held at T
odd McDonald's house. With the pandemic the way it is and the current limitations to the size of get togethers in the state of Florida, we might have to consider alternate options.

If you have any input or wish to help spread any word, please feel free to reach me at retiredweaxman@comcast.net  I am open to any and all suggestions.

 

Submitted by Dave Carroll, NWSA SE President





Source: Aerograph February 2020

ELECTION  OF NEW PRESIDENT: AGC DAVE CARROLL. HOME LOCATED IN SE GA

E-MAIL:  retiredweatherman@gmail.com

Phone: 912-439-3645

Term Expires:  12/31/2023.

 

22 attended with several no shows and they missed a great meal and party.  Most of the meeting was linked to the election.  Other officer will remain in office for at least the year 2020.  We would like to thank LT TODD MCDONALD and his bride Cheryl for the great parties that have provided to the NWSA SE CHAPTER over the years and I am  sure that I heard him say; He will be there for us for the 2020 Christmas Party.

 

Thanks goes out to some of my family member for their assistance in getting Charline and I to the party and to assist in the photo of the event. Additional photos will follow. Group photo is attached.

We remain strong in our group and did  note that the Chapters in other area are closing down.  Part of that is that there is no new member or very few that are entering the Weather field and the ones that are, they just seem to lack the interest

 

I will continue searching for member and non-member that have passed on  for their final cruise. Did note that the Reunion will be held in the Spring  time at Savannah GA. Details can be picked up on the NWSA web site or the Face Book.

 

If you have any questions, you can contact me for I am still trying to stay in the loop.

 

AGC BOB JOHNSON

NWSA SE CHAPTER 2ND VP

bcjohjax@aol.com

904-777-4443

Cell    904-710-8567