Welcome to the New York Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States. The New York Commandery hosts a number of educational and social events throughout the year, and builds comradery between its companions in support of the naval services. Membership in the Naval Order is by invitation only. If you have an interest, join us at one of our events.
To encourage research and writing on naval and maritime subjects, preserve documents, portraits and other records of prominent figures deeds and memories of our naval and maritime history, and through fellowship of our members advance the Naval Order's unselfish service and worthy aims for the security and enduring well-being of our country. To foster, among all American citizens, informed interest in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine, with the understanding that their efficiency is essential to national security and that readiness to make victory in war certain and speedy will deter aggression and minimize dangers to world peace.
Meet the Officers and Board Members of the New York Commandery
RACQUET & TENNIS CLUB
370 Park Avenue (at 52nd Street)
New York City
Gentlemen guests are required to wear jacket and tie in the club.
The Annual Business Meeting of the New York Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States will be held at our October 7th Luncheon. Treasurer Roy DeFranco will present the Treasurer’s Report. Past Commander William Schmidt, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, will present the proposed slate of officers, followed by Election of Officers for the 2019 – 2021 Term.
At the conclusion of the Business portion, we will hear from three of our current Officers, Bud Liptak, Bill Schmidt and Roy DeFranco. They will share their backgrounds, some sea stories and life events. Hopefully we will continue this format yearly to give our companions an opportunity to meet our fellow members, enjoy an informal discussion and share some laughs.
CAPT Howard Freiburger, USN (Ret)
"And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
I served in the United States Navy.” - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, US Navy Lieutenant & 35th President of the United States
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