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USS SELLERS 2012 Reunion completed in Jacksonville, Florida
The SELLERS Association met with over 50 attendees in Jacksonville,
Florida from 11-14 October. Our headquarters was the Crown Plaza Hotel in
downtown Jax, and the group enjoyed a Welcome Reception Thursday evening,
a fascinating tour on Friday of old St. Augustine, a great dinner Friday
evening with a "SELLERS Trivia Contest and Gift Exchange", a tour of the
USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) Saturday morning, Saturday lunch at the Mayport
Chief Petty Officer Club, and a grand Gala Dinner Event on Saturday
evening on the St John's Riverfront as part of the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association annual fundraising event to "Bring Home the ADAMS" to be the ADAMS Class Naval
The following info was recently received from Hilton Roberts regarding the passing of two of our shipmates:
"I just got an email from John Charles that Curtis Johnston died February 12, 2012 while on a ski trip to Austria.
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NEWS UPDATE SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
3rd Annual Gala & Silent Auction - “Launching A Legacy”
October 14-15, 2011
Help launch Jacksonville's next success and attend a fun evening! Meet the folks from around the country who are working to establish the first historic Navy ship museum in Florida. At the Saturday evening Gala on October 15th hear Governor Rick Scott share why this ship, this city, this time! Special guest Jacksonville's Mayor, Alvin Brown. It's Festivities, Food, a Live and Silent Auction to celebrate and support the launching of Jacksonville's Adam's Class Naval Ship Museum.
JHNSA Annual Meeting & Reception
Friday October 14, 2011
Fionn MacCools Irish Pub at The Jacksonville Landing
'Launching A Legacy'
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Guests of Honor:
Governor Rick Scott
for more information and to register.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The ADAMS has a Home !!
This evening, at about 5:45 PM, the Jacksonville City Council voted 15-0 UNANIMOUSLY to approve Ordinance 2010-675, which gives the City of Jacksonville's formal support for berthing the ADAMS Class Museum, utilizing the USS CHARLES F. ADAMS, alongside the Acosta Bridge in downtown Jacksonville on the south bank of the St Johns River. This is one of the key legislative steps in satisfying the US Navy requirement to demonstrate the availability of a permanent berth for ADAMS for at least 10 years.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
This morning, the Finance Committee of the Jacksonville City Council voted "out of the committee" with a 5-0 vote Ordinance 2010-675. This Ordinance is the City of Jacksonville's formal support for berthing the ADAMS Class Museum, utilizing the USS CHARLES F. ADAMS, alongside the Acosta Bridge in downtown Jacksonville on the south bank of the St Johns River. This is one of the key legislative steps in satisfying the US Navy requirement to demonstrate the availability of a permanent berth for ADAMS for at least 10 years. The next step in this process is the City Council vote on this legislation on Tuesday 12 October. Councilman Bill Bishop and the members of the Finance Committee worked diligently with the Office of General Counsel to tune up the Ordinance to everyone's satisfaction and the bill has been moved forward.
Picture taken aboard USS WISCONSIN during recent SELLERS ASSOCIATION Reunion in Norfolk, VA.
Monday, October 4, 2010
The USS SELLERS (DDG-11) Association during their recent Reunion voted to donate $2,500 to the ADAMS Class Museum effort.
The Association will be sending a check this week to help the effort to establish the last US Navy ADAMS Class Guided Missile Destroyer as a Naval Ship Museum on the banks of the St Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, FL.
Monday, October 4, 2010
JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS ORDINANCE FOR USS CHARLES F. ADAMS
Click here to view the press release
Thursday & Friday, October 21 & 22, 2010
(Information current as of September 5, 2010)
08/14/10 - THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION POSTS VIDEO CLIP FROM THE ADAMS CLASS MUSEUM VISITORS CENTER
08/13/10 The Florda Times-Union newspaper (Jacksonville) has posted a video clip about the Adams Class Museum Visitors Center on their website. You can view the video via this link:
NEWS - March 27, 2010
The Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (JHNSA) has established its own web site at www.adamsclassmuseum.org to provide current information regarding their effort to establish a Naval Ship Museum in honor of the ADAMS Class Guided Missile Destroyers and their crews. This Museum would use the former USS CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG-2), the lead-ship of the ADAMS Class, as the ADAMS Class Museum. This Naval Ship Museum would be berthed in the downtown area of Jacksonville, Florida, on the bank of the St Johns River. The new web site provides information on JHNSA's efforts to local Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia residents, as well as to national supporters. The web site is comprised of 21 separate web pages, and contains a wealth of information regarding all aspects of the ADAMS Class Museum project. Please go to the web site www.adamsclassmuseum.org , and get acquainted with this worthy cause! You may note that a link to the JHNSA web site has been added to our SELLERS web site links, above.
Sellers on Facebook
For all you FaceBook folks out there, Tom Pierett (who was on DDG-11 in the late 60's) has posted a number of photos on a "facebook groups" site called "USS SELLERS DDG-11". Try doing a search on FaceBook for "USS SELLERS DDG-11" , "join" the site, and once at the site, click on PHOTOS to see the pictures. You might also want to do a search for Tom Pierett, if you remember him, and re-connect.
NEWS - NOVEMBER 19, 2009
NEWS - NOVEMBER 17, 2009
Jacksonville Event a Success
NEWS - NOVEMBER 11, 2009
SELLERS Association Reunion in 2010
Dates: September 30 - October 2, 2010
NEWS JULY 24, 2009
SHIP RESTORATION FUND RAISING
For the last couple of years Major Supporter and ACVA Member donations have been used in the long process of submitting our Donation Application for ex-USS Charles F. Adams. This process included engineering surveys, marketing studies, environmental studies and permitting. Our ACVA team has donated over $650,000 dollars of cash and in-kind labor to support the project by developing the Donation Application and obtaining all types of shipboard equipment to restore the CHARLES F. ADAMS. In addition, DDG-2 will need to be dry docked and have major hull repairs conducted by a shipyard.
THIS LINK will provide the details of how you and your shipmates can help us “Restore the CHARLES F. ADAMS.”
JACKSONVILLE FUND RAISING
All Adams Class Veterans in the vicinity of Jacksonville, Florida interested in supporting fund raising events are urged to contact Craig Bernat, ACVA Treasurer and Fund Raising Chairman: firstname.lastname@example.org
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