The Monterey Bay Chapter of the US Naval
Academy Alumni Association met the local West Point Association of
Graduates for their annual golf match on Saturday, November 3rd
at Monterey Pines the Naval Postgraduate School golf course. In a
reversal of fortunes Army prevailed 6 1/2 to 5 ½. In spite of the
results it was a great event with the losers buying lunch. The Navy
team is pictured below.
USNAAA golfers above are Ben Czaja ’54, Matt
Pastalaniec ’54, Ted Ardell ’61, Bill Nelson ’64, Ray Jones ’60, Joe
Ekelund ’49, John Alich ’64, and Dick Miller ’50.
Blue Chip Dinner
The Monterey Bay chapter hosted its annual Blue Chip dinner in honor
of potential candidates for the incoming USNA class of 2011 on
February 3rd at Rancho Cañada Golf Club in Carmel Valley, CA. The
dinner kicked off with cocktails with a Naval Academy video playing
in the background. The guests were then seated at attractive tables
decorated with blue and gold accents. Each of the four candidates
and their families was seated at separate tables with alumni and
John Alich ’64, chapter president, welcomed the candidates, their
families. John Alich introduced the candidates and their families.
After dinner, we heard a stimulating talk by Professor Kalev
“Gunner” Sapp of the Naval Postgraduate School on the current
situation in the Middle East.
Pictured above are Matt Pasztalaniec ’54, Lorraine Pasztalaniec,
Norm Channel ’55 (with back to camera), Matt and Lorraine’s daughter
Wynne Dauerheim, and granddaughter and potential candidate Alexandra
Other candidates attending were Kaitlin Boensel, daughter of Heather
and Matt Boensel ’80, David Kurtmen, son of Anna Yateman and Charles
Kurtmen, and Jared Wigg, son of Amy and Neal Wigg. Other alumni in
attendance were Susan and John Alich ’64, senior chapter member
George Whistler ’43, Virginia and Jim Poland ’53, Portia and Bob
Bourke ’60, Pamela and Monterey Blue and Gold officer John Pfeiffer
’63, Danielle Lee and Greg Mislick ’80, John Baker ’00, Gloria and
Bernie Czaja ’54, Jean and John Peterson ’60, Helen and Jim Egerton
’56, and Annie and Scott Jasper ’80.
The chapter is planning another spring outing at a local winery to
celebrate the arrival of the dry season. You can keep up with
planned events at the chapter’s web site at http://www.usna.com/Chapters/US/CA/MontereyBay/.
The Monterey Bay Chapter communicates with all area alumni through
email using the USNA Alumni Association database and by posting
information on the Monterey Bay Chapter website at USNA.com.
Additionally limited direct mailings on events are sent to known
non-email users that have shown past interest in the events. If you
haven’t updated your email address at the USNA Alumni association
you are encouraged to do so. They do not share the data for
marketing purposes. The Chapter maintains an up-to-date website
including information on planned activities, a local Chapter
membership application, and minutes of Chapter Board meetings as
well as organizational information. The Chapter website can be
accessed through USNA.com or directly at: http://usna.com/Chapters/US/CA/MontereyBay/
We recommend you incorporate the address in your browser favorites
or links. It is the best source of current information on the
Call for Chapter Board Participation
With graduation of the current DLI and NPS classes, we have lost
some of the representation from recent graduating classes. If you
are interested or have a classmate that you would like to recommend
to participate on the Monterey Bay Chapter Board please go to the
Chapter website and click on “Contact Us”. The Chapter is interested
in expanding participation of all classes and providing events of
A wine tasting and lunch is planned at the Chateau Julien wine
estate in Carmel Valley this August. This has been an enjoyable
event in the past. Since it is a repeat for many this year, we will
have a lunch and tasting with a tour available for those that have
not attended in the past.
We have a limited number of tickets for the Navy football game at
Stanford. They can be obtained through the NAAA by going to:
Use the sign in and password from the email you received. If you no
longer have that information click on “Contact Us”.
For more information on events go to the Chapter website.
Blue Chip Dinner
The Monterey Bay chapter hosted a very successful dinner in honor of
seven potential candidates for incoming classes on February 4th at
the Rancho Cañada Golf Club in Carmel Valley. The event kicked off
with a cocktail get-acquainted session which featured a video of the
Naval Academy in the background. The group then moved to the elegant
dining room where the tables were decorated with blue and gold items
of every description. Each candidate and their parents were seated
at a different table with some seasoned and some recent graduates.
John Alich ‘64, chapter president, led off with a welcome and
an introduction of guests. After dinner, we were entertained by a
wonderful rendition of patriotic music by a choir comprising members
of the Navy contingent of students at the Defense Language Institute
in Monterey. Following this, John Pfeiffer ‘63, local Blue
and Gold Officer, made some administrative comments and then
introduced LT Zack Ellis ’99, representative of the USNA
Admissions Office, who made remarks on USNA, value of the education,
quality of candidates and applicant pool, the admissions program,
and what lies ahead.
Pictured above is LT Rosie Goscinski ’01 with candidate
Elizabeth Ward and her parents Dolores and Gerald Ward. Other
potential midshipmen were Johathan Boyles, Chris Engel, Claire Matt,
Kyle Guglielmo, and twin brothers Eun and Myung Park.
Other alumni attendees included Susan and John Alich ’64,
Annie and Scott Jasper ’80, principal event organizer,
Jamie Bartz ’02, Heather and Matt Boensel ’80, Portia and
Bob Bourke ’60, Joann and Jack Branson ’50, Norm
Channell ’55, Gloria and Bernie Czaja ’54, Helen and
Jim Egerton ’56, Zack Ellis ’99, Chris Georgi ’96,
Wendy and Steven Cramer ’67, Jennifer and Greg Lask ’96,
Claire and Dick Miller ’50, Greg Mislick ’80, Matt
Pasztalaniec ’54, local Blue and Gold officer John Pfeiffer
’63, Virginia and Jim Poland ’53, Rick Ricci ’64,
Charlotte and Joe Rysavy ’99, David Watts ’66, senior
chapter member George Whisler ’43, Frances and Joshua Wolf
The chapter hopes to plan a joint event with other service academy
graduates in the local area in May, and a wine tasting and tour at
one of Monterey County’s many wineries, which has become an annual
About 40 chapter members assembled at the Chateau Julien Winery in
Carmel Valley on 20 August for a tour, where we learned some of the
finer points of one of California’s favorite industries. This is a
Chapter annual event. From the picture below you can tell all
enjoyed the extensive tasting.
Rick Williams '64, Sherri Williams, Norm Channell '55,
Helen Egerton, Jim Egerton '56, Gloria Czaja, Richard
“Pag” Pagnillo '59, Bernie Czaja '54, Susan Alich, Peggy
Pagnillo, Artie Mueller '96, Tara Mueller, Chris Georgi
'96, John Alich '64.
Army Navy game
Alumni from USNA and USMA attended a large gathering of other fans
at the Naval Postgraduate School to witness Navy’s repeat capture of
the Commander in Chief’s Trophy. This event was sponsored by the
school’s MWR section and the local branch of the Navy Federal Credit
Blue Chip Dinner
The chapter will host a dinner on 4 February to inform and encourage
seven candidates for the incoming class of 2010. This is the second
year for this event which was attended by 8 candidates, their
families and 60 graduates this past year.
Additional events planned for this year include a joint Service
Academy gathering in the fall and the Navy – Stanford Football Game
September 16, 2006. For up to date information on activities visit
the website at: