Join us Thursday evening, November 9, at Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant in Galveston for a showing of the new film, How the Texas Navy Saved the Revolution, presented by Past President Bill Turner of the Texas Navy Association (TNA). The 22-minute film was produced by the TNA as a resource for teachers in presenting the role of the Texian Navy during the Revolution in 1835-36, that was recently added to the required curriculum for Seventh Grade Texas History. The film was produced with guidance K-12 social studies educators to convey critical, core concepts in a way that would be most effective for middle school students. It’s an outstanding resource that the TNA will be working to distribute to educators across the state over the next year.
The evening will begin with a meet-and-greet and cash bar at 5:30 p.m. (note earlier time than usual), with dinner and a Hawkins Squadron Business Meeting at 6:30. The agenda is as follows:
- Call to Order – Squadron Commander Chester Barnes
- Pledge of Allegiance to United States and Texas Flags
- Commander’s Comments
- Introduction of New Members
- Colonel Mike Fossum
- Admiral Mike Rodriguez
- Admiral Paula Morris
- Admiral John C. Beard
- William Satterwhite
- Adm Carl Hill
- Election of Hawkins Squadron Officers for 2017-18
- Secretary report – Secretary Paul Homes Morris
- Treasury report – Treasurer Dennis Miller
- TNA Director report – Director Butch Spafford
- Old Business
- New Business
The evening will conclude with Adm. Turner’s presentation and showing the film at about 7:30. Attendees can order from the regular Fisherman’s Wharf menu, and will be responsible for purchasing their own food and drinks. Those wanting to attend should RSVP to Adm. Butch Spafford, (409) 239-three one eight two, or by e-mail to admspafford-at-gmail-dot-com
The Texas Navy Association is a private, 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to preserving and promoting the historical legacy of the naval forces of the Republic of Texas, 1835-46. The mission of the Texas Navy Association is to preserve and promote an appreciation of the historic character and heroic acts of the Texas Navy; to promote travel by visitors to historical sites and areas in which the Texas Navy operated; to conduct, in the broadest sense, a public relations campaign to create a responsible and accurate image of Texas; and to encourage Texas communities, organizations, and individuals, as well as governmental entities, to participate with actions and money, in pursuit of these objectives. Membership in the Texas Navy Association is open to all persons age 16 and over who have an interest in Texas history and want to help support the goals of the organization.
In Galveston, the Charles E. Hawkins Squadron was organized in the fall of 2016, and meets on the first Thursday evening in odd-numbered months at Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant.