For over a year now chapter members from Sector Long Island Sound have served as pen pals for Ms. Kavanagh's students at Ellis Elementary in Boston. They have exchanged letters on all manner of topics but a common theme has been a desire to meet each other face to face. That idea recently became a reality when CWO Adrian Kavanagh,(ret) arranged with Base Boston for the students to visit for a field trip. Joining Mr. Kavanagh were chapter members CWO Jim Guerette and CWO Chris Schilling. The three of them helped Ms. Kavanagh with the class as they toured Base Boston, USCGC SENECA and Station Boston. The students were thrilled with the hands-on aspects while the adults took great satisfaction in opening young minds to new experiences and finally putting names to faces.
Chapter members Todd Mann and Chris Schilling exchanged letters with Ms. Kavanagh's fourth grade class at David A. Ellis School in Roxbury, MA. They responded to students' questions about their work in the Coast Guard and provided pictures of tools and equipment used in vessel inspection.
We are always collecting gently used books and clothing as well as new personal items and sundries for donation to the Rocky Hill Veteran's Home.