Friends and Colleagues:
As some of you know, the Texas Navy Association is moving forward with plans to conduct a Phase I, non-invasive survey to help locate the remains of the schooner INVINCIBLE, that was lost off the east end of Galveston Island in August 1837. To help with this, the Tom Toby Squadron has stepped up with a raffle for a ride in an authentic warbird, a North American AT6/SNJ Texan, based at Ellington Airport. It’s a wonderful aircraft, and a unique experience.
The raffle drawing will be held at the TNA quarterly meeting on October 13, 2018. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets are $20 each. It’s a wonderful prize, but more important it supports a worthwhile project and moves Texas history forward. This will become the biggest, most complex project the TNA have ever undertaken, but INVINCIBLE was one of our first ships and has a story to tell of her own.
If you’re interested purchasing one (or more!) raffle tickets, you can do so through the TNA Ship’s Store (link below), or through any TNA Board Member or Squadron Commander.
See y’all in the sky!
Texas Navy Ship’s Store:
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.