Army-Navy Viewing Parties

If you can’t find the emails from our chapter president, here they are again:

North Bay: Beyond the Glory Sports Bar & Grill (1371 N McDowell Blvd #130, Petaluma, CA 94954)

South Bay: The Old Pro (541 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301)

East Bay: Stadium Pub (1420 Lincoln Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94596)

Navy League Invitation Oct 13th

I am passing along a lovely invitation from the SF Navy League:

The San Francisco Council of the Navy League of the United States would like to extend an invitation to you and the members of USNAAA SF Bay Area to join us at our reception 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday October 13th at the St. Francis Yacht Club on the Marina Green in San Francisco.    I’ve attached our announcement letter and invitation for you and your members.  RSVPs are required and this is not open to the general public.

As we emerge from the pandemic shutdown, we’re pleased to continue our partnership with the St. Francis Yacht Club Weekly Yachting Luncheon,  and I believe there could be opportunities in the future to partner with USNAAA SF Bay Area.  Please share this invitation with your members and please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions.

Very respectfully,

Angus Blackwood

President, San Francisco Council

Navy League of the United States 

M (650) 799-8143

Board Openings Pres, Sec & Treasurer

It has been an honor to be your president for the past 18 months and to do the best we can to stay connected during distanced and challenging times. 

Healthy organizations always thrive with new perspectives and it is time for new leadership in 3 board positions.

President – Lead and represent the chapter. Estimated time commitment (2-4 hours a month)

Secretary – Participate as a board member and assist in communications. (1-3 hours a month)

Treasurer – Participate as a board member and maintain the bank account. (1-3 hours a month)

If you are interested in any of these positions please email and attend the next board meeting on Tuesday, October 5th from 5-6pm on zoom. Click here to join the zoom.

Your chapter president,

Lauren (Baker) Cosgrave ’04

Navy v. AF Viewing Locations

Hello USNAAA SF Bay!

It’s football season! With this weekend’s big game against Air Force we wanted to share multiple places around the Bay area that are likely to share the game. Grab your friends and gather at the closest place and of course, stay safe!

San Francisco:

NorthStar Cafe 1560 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133

South Bay:

Old Pro 541 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

North Bay:

Third Street Aleworks 610 3rd St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

East Bay: 

East bay alum! We need your help. Reply to this email if you have a location to recommend.


Enjoy a spirit spot!

~Your chapter leadership

North Bay Meet Up Aug ’21

Hello USNAAA SF Bay!

We are excited to have our first in-person gathering for 2021!

Please join us:

When: August 8th, 12-3pm

Where: Brewsters Beer Garden, 229 Water St North, Petaluma, CA 94952

What: Social meet up! First-round is on the chapter for all paying members. Light bites will be available.

Families and dogs are welcome to join as well.

This will be the last opportunity to take advantage of our membership drive.

If you join the chapter for 3 or 5 years, your memberships will be extended by one year for free!

Join today!

We hope to see you there healthy and well.


~Lauren (Baker) Cosgrave ’04 President SF Bay Chapter

Blue Angels/Fleet Week 2021

Fleet Week and the Blue Angles are coming back.

The Chapter will be having our annual joint-event with the Parents’ Club of Northern California. Registration is expected to go online by September first. Stay tuned for further information and registration links.

Virtual Pregame Party Navy/AF


Mark your calendars for our first virtual (MEMBERS ONLY) chapter gathering! It’s time to have a pregame party for the Navy vs. Air Force game. Here are the details:

When: Friday, October 2, 5-7pm

Where: Zoom (Dial-in details to follow)

What: Wear your Navy gear, BYOB, and be ready for some games and “breakout room” socializing!

It’s not too late to join the chapter! Join HERE for just $25 for 6 years! 

Chapter Calendar

Want to stay in the loop on your chapter events? Subscribe to the chapter google calendar on the calendar tab:

Just click the small + sign in the bottom right corner to add the events to your personal calendar.

Your Chapter Has An Instagram Account

Follow @usnaaa_sfbaychapter and spread the word. THIS WILL NOT REPLACE EMAIL but is an amplifier.

Board Update (Membership still open!)

We had a great turn out at our last board meeting and I am happy to announce that Gordon McDonald ‘06 has assumed the position as our chapter Vice President! 

Gordon and his family live in the North Bay and I look forward to his support of your chapter. Watch out as he is on a mission to boost our membership! Join today!

Special BZ and thank you to Natalie Bettinelli ‘11 for helping to increase communication and launching the IG account.

Thank you to Nick Bruno ‘95 and Bobby Nefzgar ‘11 joining our board along with long time board members Secretary Cherine Griffin ‘02 and Treasurer Mark Lundstrom ‘86.

Our board meetings will occur monthly on the first Tuesday of the month from 5-6pm. If you are interested in being a part of the board or just listening in (ALL ARE WELCOME!) please join us. Detail can be found on the chapter calendar at

Please let me know if you have any questions. I am always here for you.

Your president,

~Lauren “Baker” Cosgrave ‘04 GO NAVY!

Town Hall with Dr. Joseph J. Thomas

Town Hall with Dr. Joseph J. Thomas, the Roger and Linda Tetrault Director of the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership

The U.S. Naval Academy Foundation is pleased to invite you to a virtual town hall on Thursday, 6 August at 12 p.m. PDT  with Dr. Joe Thomas, The Roger and Linda Tetrault Director of the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. The Stockdale Center works to strengthen the leadership abilities of USNA faculty, coaches and staff, and to prepare the Brigade of Midshipmen to find solutions for many of the ethical challenges facing our nation today. Dr. Thomas will present on successes at the Stockdale Center and highlight specific programs such as the Boeing Leadership Innovation Lab, the Influence the Influencer program and the Lawrence Ethics Essay Award.

About Dr. Thomas:

Dr. Joseph J. Thomas is the Roger and Linda Tetrault Director of the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership and former Class of ’61 Chair and Distinguished Professor of Leadership Education and ADM Jay Johnson Research Professor in Leadership and Ethics. Dr. Thomas holds an M.S.Sc. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, a M.S.S. from the U.S. Army War College, a Ph.D. from George Mason University and Certificate in Public Leadership from the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. As an active duty Marine his assignments included 1st and 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, 26 Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1, Assistant Professor of Naval Science at the University of Notre Dame, 6th Battalion Officer at the U.S. Naval Academy, and Head of Training Management and Evaluation/Senior Education Officer at Marine Corps Training and Education Command.

We are honored to have him lead this important and riveting discussion.

We expect Dr. Thomas’ remarks will last approximately 30 minutes with time allowed for questions afterwards.

Log in details will be provided to all SF Bay Area Chapters members via email. If you have not yet have an opportunity to join the chapter or renew your membership yet, now is another opportunity to

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We hope you will join us! 

Meet Admiral Buck

Vice Adm. Sean Buck, the 63rd Superintendent of the US Naval Academy, was scheduled for a West Coast Tour this July. We are sorry to have missed this special opportunity to have met Admiral Buck in person. But our Chapter will have an opportunity to meet the Superintendent in a Virtual town Hall with the alumni in the Western Region on Thursday, 30 July at 11:45 am to 13:00.

VADM Sean Buck ’83

Details about this virtual town hall with instructions of how to join this virtual town hall session with the chapter leaders will be emailed to all SF Bay Area Alumni (including those who have not yet had an opportunity to join the chapter) for whom the Alumni Association has a valid email address, provided you have not opted out of communications from the chapter.

Make your you are in the communications loop by updating your profile at

You can read Admiral Buck’s biography at

More of these town halls with USNA leadership are coming in the future. The next planned event is scheduled for Thursday, 6 August, 2020. Make sure to be on the invitation list by joining the chapter at least three days before the event to get the email invitation.