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National Office - Rev 8/2013
Original By NJVC Bud Berg and Fred Borgmann, Revision by Patrick Householder
USSVI was chartered in 1964 and membership lingered about 2000 for several years. PAN>Membership had risen to near 9,000 by the end of 2000 and the Executive Board determined that it was impossible for one volunteer to maintain an accurate membership database and do all the other tasks to support a growing membership. At the 2000 Mid Term Executive Board meeting in Peoria, the proposal for a USSVI office staffed by volunteers was adopted.
That office was established in Silverdale WA and has been in commission since 2001, starting with about 187 sq ft equipped with a phone, 2 PC systems and a copier. Elliott Abrams was the first office manager and had to step aside after a year for health reasons. He was superseded at that time by Fred Borgmann. Several years later it expanded to its present size with two rooms and a small storage area, totaling approx 450 sq ft. The office is physically located within a few miles of the Bangor Submarine Base and is manned by part time paid Natíl Office Administrator Fred Borgmann, who also supervises the activities of approx Ĺ dozen part time volunteers.
The NATIONAL OFFICE is the ADMIN SUPPORT arm of the Board for the USSVI and the Bremerton Base supplies the majority of volunteers manning the National Office.
In 2007, the locally maintained ACCESS database was merged into a online relational database system which dramatically changed the way recordkeeping was managed, distributing many functions and providing access to the bases themselves. The functions of the Office includes providing assistance in all membership matters to support the bases and the National Officers, such as Welcome Aboard packages to new members, coordinate the manufacture of cards for new members, including Holland Club and Life memberships, mail application brochures to prospective members, process base Monthly Control Reports for those few bases not using the online database, oversees the use of the online membership database, assisting the National Treasurer in the collection of dues, man a 800 line for recruiting and handle a myriad of administrative duties.
In August 2013 the ability to accept credit card payment for national dues was added for the National Office.