140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Masons visit Port Hueneme Naval Seabee Museum

As part of Granada Hills Lodge 378 Masonic Events this year, we will be visiting US Naval Seabee Museum located in Port Hueneme, California. This event is open to non-masons so please bring your family and friends with you and join us on our tour. There is a voluntary donation of $5 to go to our lodge operating expense. The event will be spearheaded by our Worthy Brother, David Sumida. Kindly contact him if you have any questions about this exciting event and for reservations  email him at dksumida7@hotmail.com.

Please read the details below for more information about this museum tour. Thank you brethren for your continuous support.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

WM Wilhelm B. Adoremos
2013 Master
Granada Hills Lodge 378

Attached below is the information regarding the visit to the U.S. Naval Seabee Museum located in Port Hueneme, Ca.

When: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM (Meet at the museum) (Tour will be begin 10:30)
Location: 100 Port Hueneme, CA
Registration Close Date: August 20, 2013
Event is open to all brethren, family, and guests

The U.S. Navy Seabee's is the Navy's most capable and deployable units still utilized today. They consist of highly skilled electrician's, equipment operators, and virtually any construction or building trade. With a primary mission of providing continuing construction in a war zone, the Seabees are ready to deploy on short notice to any point on the globe. Upon arrival, they work night and day
First Naval Construction battalion was placed together in 1941, when Rear Admiral Ben Moreel, Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks (BUDOCKS), requested specific authority to activate, organize, and man a unique, very special organization that would support the Navy and Marines in remote locations and defend themselves if attacked — the Naval Construction Battalions. The first battalion was formed in 1942.
On March 5, all Construction Battalion personnel were officially named Seabees (CB's) by the Navy Department. Admiral Moreell personally furnished them with their motto Construmus Batumius, or We Build, We Fight. A logo, the Fighting Bee, was created by a Rhode Islander at Davisville.
Until this day various Seabee units have participated in every combat operation while conducting numerous disaster and human relief projects all the over the world. The true spirit of the Seabees is their "Can Do" philosophy. It’s a timeless belief representing Seabees past, present, and future
The mission of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display historic material relating to the history of the Naval Construction Force, better known as the SEABEES, and the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. It is the
second oldest of the official Navy museums, the Seabee Museum was established in 1947 in Port Hueneme, California, which today is part of Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC).
This visit will allow the brethren and families to enjoy, appreciate, and learn a very important culture within the structure of the U.S. Navy.

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