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Next Meeting: February 12, 2013

President Captain David Willams

Shore-Side Vice President - David B. Partridige

Sea-Going Vice President - Captain Scott Moser

I currently sail with Sealift Inc. aboard the MV TSGT John A. Chapman. I have been aboard the Chapman for five years and sailed with Sealift for 15 years. I live in Lutz, FL with my wife Janet and my two children, Summer and Morgan.

Secretary - Ronald J. Meiczenger

Treasurer - Captain Donald M. Mercereau

Captain Mercereau enlisted U.S. Coast Guard and served as Quartermaster on USS Hurst DE 250 during convoy escort duty in the Atlantic and European Theaters 1944-1945 and Pacific/Asian Theaters until discharged in 1946.

Captain Mercereau entered the United NY, NJ Sandy Hook Pilot Association in 1946 as an apprentice and received certification and USCG Master/1st class Pilot License during apprenticeship. In 1951 received State of New Jersey Pilot License and worked as a Pilot with the Sandy Hook Pilot association until retirement in 1977.