THIS WEDNESDAY AT GGBC San Francisco

Sept 20th: Richard Pekelney,
USS Pampanito Restoration

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USS Pampanito (SS-383) is a World War II Balao class Fleet submarine museum and memorial. The Pampanito is open for visitors daily at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. (Hours and Directions).

Pampanito made six patrols in the Pacific during World War II during which she sank six Imperial Japanese ships and damaged four others. Operated by the Maritime Park Association, Pampanito hosts over 100,000 visitors a year and is one of the most popular historic vessels in the country. In addition to daytime visitors, over 15,000 kids a year participate in Pampanito's educational day and overnight programs. Pampanito is a National Historic Landmark.

This photograph of Pampanito headed out under the Golden Gate Bridge was taken by volunteer Bob Taylor in 1995 when the submarine was featured in the film Down Periscope. It had been fifty years since Pampanito sailed under the bridge.

Pampanito is being restored to a specific point in time, late summer, 1945, to represent the height of WW II submarine development. The Maritime Park Association has scoured the country in search of missing equipment and spare parts. Almost all of the missing items have now been replaced and much of the equipment on board has been restored to operation.

We owe it to future generations to preserve our history, this includes on-going maintenance Pampanito. Museum ships are the only museum artifacts that are regularly stored in a corrosive environment (salt water.) Every seven years Pampanito must be dry-docked in order to inspect, paint and complete vital repairs to her hull.

UPCOMING SPEAKERS:

AUGUST

Aug 12: Past President, Pete Ratto: The History of the GGBC
August 23 Ivar Satero, SFO Airport Director
Aug. 30: Mark Lundholm: Addicted, A Comedy of Substance

SEPTEMBER

September 6 OFFSITE: Tour SFPD TACT Facility with Mikail Ali, Deputy Chief of Police,  SFPD Special Ops.
Sept 13: John King: SF Chronicle Architecture Critic
Sept 20: Richard Pekelney: USS Pampanito Restoration
Sept 27: Simma Liebermann: Culturally Intelligent Travel

OCTOBER

Oct 11: George Gascon - SF District Attorney
Oct 18: Richard Corriea
Oct 25: TO BE ANNOUNCED

NOVEMBER

Nov 1: TO BE ANNOUNCED
Nov 8: TO BE ANNOUNCED
Nov 15:  Carmen Chu - SF Assessor/Recorder
Nov 22:  DARK - Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 29: Tony Woodall - Motivated Action Media

DECEMBER

Dec 6: TO BE ANNOUNCED
Dec 13:  GGBC Holiday Party
Dec 20:  DARK
Dec 27:  DARK

 

GGBC EVENTS CALENDAR

JANUARY

1/4 - GGBC 2017 Kick Off Featuring the Honorable Mike Hanlon's Year in Review.
1/11- James Dixon: Victorian and Edwardian architectural styles in the Bay Area. 
1/18 - Mike Kress and Tony Cantando: Economic Forecasting - The Real Forecaster
1/25 - Kary Witt: The Golden Gate Bridge, A Peek Behind The Curtain

FEBRUARY

Feb 1 - Alex Randolph: SF Parks
Feb 8 - James Dixon SF Architect, Part II - Bay Area Victorian and Edwardian Architecture Style
Feb 15 - Will Durst: laughing at Politics
Feb 22 - Tim Murray: Mercy for Vets, Bring Honor back to Homeless Veterans

MARCH

Mar 1    Trump and the Judiciary, GGBC Judges Panel, The Judicial Branch's Role in American Democracy. A panel discussion with four Active and Retired Local, State and Federal Judges
Mar 8    Andrew Gunther, Talking Climate Change   Andrewgunther.com
Mar 15  Ben Davis & Vanessa Inn, Illuminate The Arts   http://illuminatethearts.org/
Mar 22  Emily Schaffer, Executive Director, Year Up Bay Area, http://www.yearup.org/
Mar 29  Kent Campbell, Engineering Influence - Exploring Fake News

APRIL

Apr 5    Carole Rodoni, Bay Area Economist, Author
Apr 12   Hank Parker, author and former US Government advisor on agro-terrorism
Apr 19   GGBC New Kids
Apr 26   John Rothmann, The Trump Administration 100 days

MAY

May 3: Bruce Frankel: Author, Giving Back
May 10 OFFSITE: Salvation Army Harbor Light, 9th and Harrison
May 17 Mohammed Nuru, Director San Francisco Public Works
May 24 Retired FBI Special Agent's Panel Discussion
May 31 Jon Foley, Executive Director, William R. and Gretchen B. Kimball Chair, California Academy of Sciences 

JUNE

June 7  NO MEETING
June 8 (Thursday) Inter Club Meeting -  East Bay, Lake Merritt
June 10 (Saturday) Dick Pohli Memorial Bocci Tournament, Marin Bocci Federation, 10a - 4p
June 14 Wednesday @ MMC: James "Jim" Clement: A Life at NASA plus Q&A
June 21  Lauren Vuong: A Refugee's Gratitude to the USA
June 28  Mark Lundholm : Addicted, A Comedy of Substance

JULY

July 12th Eric Mindling: Photographer- Traditions of Oaxaca, Mexico
July 19 Lynn Frayley, Belief Systems - Who are you working with
July 26 Fiona Ma, Second District, Board Member, CA State Board of Equalization