Newsletters

One of the most important things we do is to periodically produce and mail a newsletter to everyone whom we know served on the SHIELDS whether they have paid their dues or not.  We do this because we believe that it is important for everyone to stay in touch.  The first issue was published in July 2003 and about quarterly thereafter.
 
The newsletter features messages from those who administer our association, a list of the ten oldest officers and the ten oldest enlisted men, newly found shipmates, and sadly the names of those who have passed away since the last issue of the newsletter.
 
Perhaps the most interesting part of the newsletter are the stories from shipmates, particularly those recalling interesting events at sea or in foreign ports.  All shipmates are invited to submit material in writing to the newsletter editor, Jene Cain in any form.  You can email him at jenecain@pclink.com  or by post to 13171 Galleria Place, Apple Valley, MN 55124-6113. Don’t worry about grammar, punctuation or style. Jene edits all material, with your approval of course, before publication.
 
To read any newsletter on line your computer must have the program called “Adobe Acrobat”.  That program is free of charge, works with all common operating systems, and is virus-free.  If you don’t have it, you can get it by clicking here.
 
To read any issue of the newsletter use the drop down menu below to select the year and then the month of issue.  The very first issue of the newsletter was published in 2003 in July.


2007 Newsletters
January
April
July
October

2008 Newsletters
January
April
July
October

2009 Newsletters
January
April
July
October

2010 Newsletters
January
April
July
October

2011 Newsletters
January
April
July
October

2012 Newsletters
January
April
July
October

2013 Newsletters
January
April
July
October

2014 Newsletters
January
April-June
July

2015 Newsletters
January
April-May
July
October/November

2016 Newsletters
February
May
July
October

2017 Newsletters
January
May
July

 
 


Newsletters require Adobe Acrobat Reader.