Events, News & More

Not happy with the result, but great time had by all

Posted: 12/18/2018

The chapter’s 8th Annual Army-Navy Game Viewing Party was held Saturday in the warm environs of the Lancaster Brewing Company in Harrisburg, hosted again by Bill Boniface ’72 and Matt Chabal ‘77.  A record crowd of twenty-eight fans showed up (twenty-five adults and three youngsters) to enjoy watching Navy battle a stronger Army team while enjoying beer, pizza, pot stickers and wings and catching up with Navy friends and classmates.

Those on hand for yet another “Almost Victory” party included George and Bev Connolly ’56, Bob and Nancy Sigrist ’64, Bill Dornsife ’66, Chuck Hoffman USMA ’66, Jim and Barb Nolan ’70, Bill and Susan Boniface ’72, Dean and Karen Glick ’72, Dave and Trish Willmann ’73, Lee and Karen Erdman ’76, Matt and Beulah Chabal ’77, Jeff and Cindi Knauer ’78, Dave and Teresa Kern ’80 and son Michael, Laurie Nelson ’90, Rory Tucker ’96, and Will Bonifant ’97 and his two sons, Billy and Aren.

Navy Victory Viewing Party in Harrisburg Area

Posted: 11/5/2018

We have Army right were we want them – overconfident!!

We had a great time at the Hamilton Club for the Air Force Viewing Party in spite of the result. Please see the Event Calendar for details of the upcoming Army Viewing Party in Harrisburg.


Founder’s Day

Posted: 10/10/2018

Today, 10 October, is Founder’s Day. Join us in celebrating the establishment of USNA

Navy Air Force Indoor Tailgater in Lancaster

Posted: 9/12/2018

Please join us at the Hamilton Club in Lancaster for the Victory Party as Navy Beats Air Force!

David Teply ’74 hosts the Chapter in the Grille Room at The Hamilton Club of Lancaster as Navy plays Air Force in Colorado Springs. The festivities will start at 1500 and last until the singing of Navy Blue & Gold in victory!

Tailgater menu includes:

Open Beer and Wine Bar
Light fare including: Mac & Cheese, BBQ Sliders, Chips, Veggie & Cheese platters
Contribution per person attending: $30.00, which will be collected at the door. Correct change always appreciated!

Please RSVP by September 28 – An accurate count is needed for this event so please RSVP early and often!

RSVP here ->

We had a great turnout for our kickoff viewing event last year – let’s make this one even better.


For parking information, please see this map:…/si…/_thumbs/Files/Parking_Map.pdf

Information regarding Hamilton Club:

An excellent article

Posted: 8/29/2018

Harrisburg Social Happy Hour Event date changed to 23 AUG 2018

Posted: 7/17/2018

Link for the event has been updated



Please see Events for the next Social Happy Hour in Harrisburg Area

Posted: 7/3/2018


Allentown Happy Hour – 20 June 2018

Posted: 6/12/2018

Join Gib Armstrong ’91 as he hosts a happy hour in the Lehigh Valley. One fun time deserves another! We’re doing our best to host events across our rather large footprint. So for those near Allentown, come out and join us at Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, 812 W. Hamilton Street from 1600-1900 on Wednesday, Jun 20. Please Gib at if you can attend.

Great time for all at Tellus360 Rooftop Bar

Posted: 6/5/2018

Thanks to all who came out to our happy hour last week at Tellus360 in Lancaster. It was a tad wet on the roof, but in true Navy fashion our spirits were undiminished.

Chapter Update

Posted: 5/23/2018

Fellow Susquehanna Valley Chapter Members –

One of the ways you can help the chapter each year is to offer your ideas and insights for our Annual Meeting gathering and to help us locate a suitable venue in your locale.

In past years, we’ve had some very successful Annual Meeting events at various country clubs, but the formality of the event doesn’t always have to be along those lines – in fact, it can be less formal venues that include family, picnicking, etc. The event is what we want to make it and we’re not constrained by any particular venue, so we’d like to hear what you think would be a good one for this year’s meeting. We’ll hold it this year in October to coincide within a week or two of the Naval Academy’s October 10th Founder’s Day.

If you would give some thought to the kind of event you’d prefer and offer a couple of recommendations on suitable places you may be aware of but we may not know about in your neck of the woods, you’d be doing a great service to your chapter.

We typically look for a place that can accommodate between about 80-100 participants and where the cost of the dinner and room can be kept low enough to enable us to break even without financially burdening our members. Some of you may have an “in” at a particular place through your work or other activities that would be both suitable and financially reasonable.

Should you have ideas for suitable types of gatherings and recommended venues, please give a shout to Gib Armstrong or me via the Messenger App as soon as you can. You can also reach us through the contact tab on the Chapter website We and the Board will take it from there and coordinate all the details with you.

I look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your efforts for the Chapter!

Also do us a favor and please make sure your information is up to date with the Alumni Association. You can check your information and update at

And, please join us in Lancaster for our next chapter event at Tellus360. There is no cost, this is a pay-as-you-go event but we would like to have a count.

All the best, enjoy and remember this Memorial Day Weekend, and Go Navy!

Del Becker ’85

SVC, President

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