DISTRICT 1

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DENNIS O’CONNELL,

DISTRICT 1 DIRECTOR

Dennis O’Connell, New York Regional Group, Director of District 1 was elected to his current post in July 2015. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1948, he enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve 1967. Following basic training he attended reserve meetings, worked, and continued his college education at St. John’s University.  In October of 1969 Dennis began two years of active duty, attending a Class A Quartermaster School and engaging in UniTas XI War Games with the South American Navies. Shortly thereafter, he was deployed to Cuba’s south shore where Russia was starting to build a nuclear submarine base. Several weeks went by before the United States forced Russia to dismantle the base and the force could return home.

Calendar of Events

Regional Groups within District 1

Connecticut

Massachusetts

Maine

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REGIONAL GROUP OFFICERS
President: Richard Signs
Phone: (860) 449-6811
Vice President: Camille Boyer
Secretary: Michael Terek
Treasurer: Douglas Reid

REGIONAL GROUP OFFICERS
Vice President: Joseph LaJole
Phone: (413) 467-9622
Secretary/Treasurer: Gerald Boucher

REGIONAL GROUP OFFICERS
President/Treasurer: Jean Courcy
Phone: (207) 890-9434
Vice President: Edward Kennedy
Secretary: Edward Deraps

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

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REGIONAL GROUP OFFICERS
President: Akbert Matkowsky
Phone: (603) 888-9440
Vice President/Treasurer: Charles Wetzel
Secretary: Lois Weber

REGIONAL GROUP OFFICERS
President: Joseph Leal
Phone: (973) 401-1558
First Vice President: Joseph Pojedinec
Second Vice President: Herman Weiss
Secretary: Bruce Groendyke
Treasurer: Leonard Pope

REGIONAL GROUP OFFICERS
President: Leon Collier
Phone: (516) 459-3478
Vice President: James Goodie
Secretary: Hector Cayetano
Treasurer: James Day

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island/Southeast Massachusetts

Vermont (White River Junction)

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REGIONAL GROUP OFFICERS
President: Cornelius Appleby
Phone: (717) 761-4602
First Vice President: Richard Green
Second Vice President: Alan Geo Will
Secretary: Edward Eckroth
Treasurer: William Anderson

REGIONAL GROUP OFFICERS
President: Edwin Roberts
Phone: (401) 678-6506
Vice President: Anthony Ricci
Secretary: Pierre Jobin
Treasurer: Richard Sears

REGIONAL GROUP OFFICERS
President: Patrick Bresnahan
Phone: (802) 626-8701
Vice President: Leonard Newby
Secretary/Treasurer: Jack Stewart