SubVets Annual Appeal 2022

So, what is the Annual Appeal all about? The purpose of the Annual Appeal is to help support the Dominic “Joe” Negri Memorial Clubhouse with ongoing upkeep, capital improvements, and as required, overall club operations.

The Joe Negri Clubhouse built in 1895, and at  nearly 125-year-old the building requires tender loving care. Groton Base annual dues and donations simply are not enough to meet the Clubhouse expenses. While, naturally, our goal is to continue to provide the services to our members, it has become harder for keeping the doors open. For example, the cost for utilities (electricity, heating oil and propane) is $25,000 per year, maintenance, and exterior improvements $33,000 last year.

In 2020 & 2021, we made significant repairs and renovations to the interior & exterior of our building. Beginning in 2022, we will work on necessary capital improvements.

The clubhouse is the only tangible asset USSVI  owns, and because we are ALL members of USSVI; the building belongs to all of us! We must depend on our membership to help in meeting our financial obligations and keeping our doors open to you, the owners of the building.

I am personally asking each of you, as members and friends of USSVI, for your help this year and to send a donation. There is no minimum donation. Every little bit will help. You can make a one-time donation or if you like you may pledge monthly or quarterly donation installments.

Please complete the Annual Appeal response form enclosed and either donate online or mail all your donations to the USSVI Clubhouse, Attention: USSVI Groton Base Annual Appeal, 40 School Street, Groton, CT. 06340. Make out checks to SUBVETS USSVI Groton Base.

We are truly depending on your help making a difference. Thanking you in advance,


Steven Ricard, Commander USSVI Groton Base

Annual Appeal 2022 Letter - Download

 Joe Negri Memorial Clubhouse Fund

The Groton Base welcomes general donations for just about any purpose. Primarily, anyone can make a donation In The Memory Of a member who has departed on eternal Patrol. Other uses include helping a member's family in times of need, or simply to donate to the club wherever it is needed the most. With any donation, you can easily let us know how it is to be used, or in memory of.  Simply follow up your donation with an email to the USSVI Groton Treasurer - Charlie Murray  ''.  In this email, please include your requests for fund distribution.

NOTE: Donations to the USSVI Groton are not tax deductible.

Remember there is no donation too small, they all count. Your support and donations are appreciated.