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Luncheon - A Vision of San Francisco’s Legacy as a Navy Town

Carl Nolte, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle

Carl Nolte, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle

Carl Nolte is a fourth-generation San Franciscan and has been with the San Francisco Chronicle since 1961. He is currently a general assignment reporter and writes a column called Native Son on Sundays. He covers San Francisco and the West and has been an editor and war correspondent.

Carl is the recipient of the Maritime Heritage Award, 2010, San Francisco Maritime National Park Association; the President’s Medal, California Maritime Academy, 2011; President’s Medal for public service, University of San Francisco, 2000; Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of Professional Journalists, 1986, and various other awards.


1130 - Gather and Greet
1200 - Call to Order
·       Pledge of Allegiance – CAPT Stan Ellexson
·       Grace – LCDR Art Curtis, Commandery Chaplain
·       Introduction of Flag Officers – Commandery Commander
·       Introduction of Guests - SF Companions
·       Medical Minute – CAPT Tom Snyder
·       Historical Minute – CAPT Ken Hagan
·       Membership Report – RADM Tom Andrews
1215 - Announcements – SF Companions
1220 - Lunch
1250 - Guest Speaker – Carl Nolte
1325 - Raffle
1330 - Adjourn

UPDATE 27 March 2019: Our good friend Professor James Armstead has had to withdraw from speaking due to his health. He is doing alright and must focus on recovery right now from a procedure. He will join us later in the year.

We thank Carl for stepping up on such short notice and are excited to have this amazing writer come join us once again!