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Buontempo Brothers- Richard Lynch & Company provided a great crabcake dinner followed by coffee & famous KP Chessie cakes!  Our guests enjoyed this social – to the tunes of Captain Harman- on 3 decks as tours were hosted by our Midshipman Guides.

Ref: KP Chessie News 062607                     page 4 of 7

The evening concluded with a fine presentation by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, (MD- 7th District) – Chairman- House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee.

(L to R- Gary G. Hicks ’76 – President, KP Chesapeake                                        (L to R- Gus Bernard, Julie Nelson – Deputy Maritime Administrator

and Congressman Cummings)                                                                                Helen Delich Bentley, Congressman Cummings and                                        

                                                                                                                                 Dick Fredricks ’67- President, Maritime Solutions, Inc.)                                                                                                                                                                        

Congressman Cummings - a tremendous supporter of the KP Chesapeake Chapter, the USMMA and the U.S. Merchant Marine – offered his kind commentary to our chapter and guests and affirmed his support for our mariners and the U.S. Maritime Industry.

The weather was perfect, the food delicious, and the music was lively!  A wonderful evening was shared by our alumni, Midshipmen and guests.  Another great success was recorded for the “Tell America” program of the USMMA Alumni Foundation.  This event is scheduled as an Annual National Alumni event.  We look forward to another enjoyable Gala Reception in 2008!

Our special thanks for a delicious Maryland Crabcake Dinner by Richard H. Lynch- Buontempo Brothers, Bel Air and the wonderful Musical entertainment by Richard Harman- “The Singing Captain!” (Premier Karaoke).  Our thanks go to Dave Gardy ’80 for recording this event and providing webcast by Maritime TV http://www.MaritimeTV.com.  A special thank you to members

John Hotaling ’68 and his lovely wife Blanca for the great photographs of all events!   

We are most appreciative to Baltimore City Fire Department Marine Division, Fireboat No. 1 Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr. under the command of Captain Jim Smith.  The water cannon salute was extraordinary!  We thank Mike Schneider ’61 for arranging this salute.

This great event would not be possible with out the generous financial support of our sponsors.  

We thank you for your participation!

Corporate Sponsorships:

The Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies –

    Glen Paine ’78 – Executive Director, MITAGS / CCMIT / PMI

USMMA Alumni Foundation - Peter J. Rackett ’61 – Executive Vice President

Kings Point Club  of Washington, DC - Roy Rogers ‘71 – President

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