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October Chapter Lunch: Alumni SIGS with CAPT Barbette Lowndes, President of USNAAA Women's SIG
The North Texas Chapter is fully behind the Alumni Shared Interest Groups - SIGs - and will discuss the programs, and the Women's SIG in specific, and our next lunch.

The North Texas Chapter embraces the Alumni Association’s new SIG program with our October lunch, a very special event.

Recently, the Alumni Association Board of Trustees approved the establishment of “Shared Interest Groups”. Several SIGs that had been in the pilot stage are now official programs of the Alumni Association.

The NTX Chapter is fully behind this initiative. We are dedicating our October Chapter Lunch specifically to getting the word out about SIGs, with a special focus on the USNA Women’s SIG, one of the initial groups chartered. The other SIGs are the Run to Honor SIG and the USNA Minority Association.   

We are honored and delighted to host CAPT Barbette Lowndes, USN (Ret), president of the Women’s SIG, as our speaker. She will explain what the USNA Women’s SIG is doing, and answer your questions.

We embrace this and all SIGs. We encourage everyone to join us for this event. Your presence at this lunch will help spread the word about SIGs, and strengthen the alumni community at large. 

The venue is elegant, and the food is delicious - we hope to see you there!


About the Event
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 1130-1300
Location: Park City Club, 5956 Sherry Lane Suite 1700, Dallas, TX 75225
Cost: $20 Members / $35 non-members 

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About Captain Barbette Lowndes

Barbette Lowndes retired from federal employment after 35 years. She served 27 years of active duty service in the US Navy and 8 years as a Navy civil servant.  Barbette was a Captain in the Supply Corps at the time of her retirement from the military. During her military career, Barbette served at 10 commands including two tours at sea on USS MCKEE (AS-41) and USS CAPE COD (AD-43).  She was the Commanding Officer of Defense Contract Management Area Boston. As a civil servant, Barbette was the Director of Total Force Management for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.  

Barbette graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography. She was a member of the first class to graduate women. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Business Management from Webster University and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. She is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flager Business School.  Barbette is currently on the Board of Trustees for the USNA Alumni Association and was formerly the President of the San Diego Chapter. She also volunteers as a Budget for Baby Workshop Leader for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and as the Sunday School Administrator for her church.


More about Shared Interest Groups

The Women’s SIG was formed to:

  • Provide a platform for alumnae, alumni, and interested members of the USNA community to address issues of particular concern to women. 
  • Increase and strengthen the presence and leadership of women within the Naval Academy, the Naval Service, and the communities within which we live and work. 
  • Provide opportunities for alumnae mentoring and networking.  

Under Barbette's leadership, this group has brought 1600 alumni together from around the world to perpetuate the history, traditions, memories, and growth of the Naval Academy — paving the way for future generations of USNA leaders. Come join us for what is sure to be an enjoyable and insightful discussion!  

FAQs about Shared Interest Groups:

  • What is a SIG?  Shared Interest Groups are communities of alumni that organize around a central unifying purpose and a common shared affinity or bond, based on shared experience, background, academic affiliation, profession or other USNA-related interest beyond class year or chapter affiliation.
  • Why SIGs? SIGs encourage members to continue and strengthen their connections to the Academy and their fellow alumni in the ways that are most meaningful to them.
  • Who can join a SIG? ANYONE. 
  • Are other SIGs planned? Volunteers can follow these guidelines http://s3.amazonaws.com/pdfs.usna.com/SIG/USNA_AA_SIG_Handbook_16.pdf to establish a new SIG
  • How do I get involved?  Come and find out more!
  • What is our Chapter doing? The North Texas Chapter is leading the way! Our own Nancy Vegel ’83, is the Area Coordinator for North Texas for the USNA Women’s SIG, and is championing this lunch. We hope to host other events highlighting the other SIGs as well – please help us if you wish to champion an event.


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Event Information
Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 at 11:30am - 1:00pm [ iCal ]
Park City Club
5956 Sherry Lane Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75225

Look Who's Coming:
Guest of John Samuels
Guest of Michael Elliott
David Baum
Leon Chester
Greg Colandrea
Clifton Colbert
Karen Donohue
Carol Eads
Michael Elliott
Rodney Green
USNA Parents Club NTX
Thomas Howell
Lisa Hugo
Catherine Kelsey
USNA ‘93
Robert E. Kunkle
Betty Lavallee
William Lavallee
Anne Michael
Robert Michael
Ismael ORTIZ
Kathleen Owens
Jeanne Parker
Christine Perry
Katherine Ruscheinski
John Samuels
David Schiffman
Christy Trabun
USNA 2003
Nancy Vegel
Nancy Vegel
John Wroten
... a total of 29 guests.

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