USNA Parent Leadership Conference at Annapolis

This is sponsored every year by the Alumni Association’s program for parent club leaders.  This year it will be held on Sept. 6, 2018.  It coincides with 2nd Class Parents Weekend which is from Sept 7 – 9, 2018.  Up to four club officers are allowed to attend this one day conference.

For more details, please contact the president, David, at

Welcome Aboard for Class 2022

Where:                 USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard

When:                   June 16, 6:30 pm – 10:15pm

Who:                       Newly appointed midshipmen and their families

RSVP:                     Curt Bellavance,

More detailed letter will be sent to the newly appointed midshipmen upon RSVP.


Please see picture from last year’s event.



PCCNE Annual Meeting in Weston, MA

The annual meeting of the parents club will be held this year at the residence of  the Peacher family.

Additional details regarding location is available on our Facebook page and via email.  See you there!


Dark Ages Meeting in Reading, MA (Feb 11)

Our next meeting of the parents club is for Dark Ages care packages.   It is also a time to get together and meet, especially for new parents.  We are preparing an agenda, but for now, please mark your calendars.

If you do not know what dark ages at USNA is,  check out this video.  How to beat the Dark Ages .  Or, this one to brighten up the Dark Ages.  Crazy Youngsters


DARK AGES:  dictionary definition:


1.  the period in European history from about a.d. 476 to about 1000.

2.  the whole of the Middle Ages, from about a.d. 476 to the Renaissance.

3.  (often lowercase) a period or stage marked by repressiveness, a lack of enlightenment or advanced knowledge, etc.

DARK AGES:  USNA definition:




Fall Meeting – Oct 15, 2017 in Sharon, MA

This is the parents club annual Fall meeting.

A chance to meet the new members and get together as parents of our wonderful mids at the Naval Academy.

Activities involved will be stuffing the Fall/Halloween envelopes (personalized  notes and gift cards are included) and the birthday cards for our midshipmen belonging to the parents club.

One discussion topic will be the Parents Club Leadership Conference that was held at USNA 9/20-9/21/2017. Carline Fleig, John Lee and I represented the PCCNE and we learned a lot about some of the inner workings of the Naval Academy, which we will be glad to share with you during the meeting.

If you are interested, you can view the conference materials which are posted on the USNA Alumni Assocation website at . You will find a wealth of information there.


Best regards,

Leo Bernotas
President, PCCNE

Plebe Parents Weekend

This is one of the milestones for families with midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy.  The first is I-Day, which has already passed.    It’s a great time to visit your midshipman in their new summer whites and see inside Bancroft Hall, or Mother B.

Check out the Plebe Summer 2021 video.  This is the official one from USNA.   Plebe Summer 2021 – official video

Jackie and Juan with Amanda.

Debbie and Mark with Anthony.

Randy and Cheri with Jacob

Mary and Curt with Emily