The Board of Directors for the United States Merchant Marine Veterans of WWII (USMMVWWII) hold their public business meetings on the second Saturday of every month in the Officer's Mess aboard the Lane Victory beginning at 0900 hrs until 1030 hrs.  This meeting is where ship and corporate business is discussed and scheduled guests are allowed to address the board with concerns, issues, and interests.  This meeting is open only to USMMVWWII members.

At 1030 hrs the meeting is moved to the general crew meeting (also open only to USMMVWWII crew) where further business is conducted and the crew is allowed to vote on issues with a crew quorum present.

Any persons interested in addressing the board or addressing the crew may request being placed on the agenda by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  While the meetings are open, they are limited on time, consequently only scheduled speakers are recognized.


Our 2017 Board of Directors:

John Saville - President  
Carl Abajian - Vice President  
Ron Phelps - Treasurer  
Robert Brown - Secretary  
Richard Kalk - Director  
Bob Brennan - Director  
Cheryl Silkotch - Director  
Don Knight - Advisor to the Board  


Our Mission Statement:

The mission of the United States Merchant Marine Veterans of WWII, by restoring, maintaining, and operating the S.S. Lane Victory, is to provide a living historical monument dedicated to the recognition of contributions and achievements made by Merchant Mariners in the protecting of this country and maintaining supply lines during times of war.

The S.S. Lane Victory is manned by volunteers, and in addition to its historical significance, provides a training site for fire, police, port security and military personnel, as well as a center of education for maritime students, schools, scout groups and the public in general.

Approved by the Board of Directors, April 13th 2013


Our Corporate Bylaws:


Our Adminstrative Guidelines:

Administrative Guidelines / Approved November of 2016


Our Board Meeting Minutes:

November 2016
December 2016
January 2017
February 2017
March 2017
April 2017 (Not available at this time)
May 2017
June 2017
July 2017