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Welcome Captain Roy Undersander

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lunch begins at noon - Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. 
Meet Captain Roy Undersander
NAS Jacksonville Executive Officer

Topic:  Operational Changes Happening at the Base

A native of Saint Cloud, Minn., Capt. Roy Undersander joined the Navy in June 1987 through the Naval Aviation Cadet (NAVCAD) program.  Upon completion of Aviation Officer Candidate School, he was designated a NAVCAD and reported to NAS Whiting Field, Fla. for primary and helicopter flight training.  He was designated a naval aviator and commissioned as an ensign on March, 17, 1989. 

Undersander reported to the HS-4 “Black Knights” in San Diego for his first sea tour.  He completed a deployment flying the SH-3H helicopter, before transitioning to the SH-60F and embarking on board USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) for the 1992-93 work-ups and deployment.  During this deployment, Undersander participated in Operation Southern Watch and operations in Somalia.

In May 1993, he reported to HS-1 as a fleet readiness squadron instructor and assisted the squadron’s transition to the SH-60F.  While at HS-1, Undersander completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Aeronautics through Embry-Riddle University.  He then reported to the HS-5 “Nightdippers” in May 1995 as quality assurance officer, tasked with assisting the squadron’s transition to the SH-60F/HH-60H. Undersander was embarked on board USS George Washington (CVN-73) during her 1996 deployment, participating in Operation Southern Watch.  

In October 1996, he reported to Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) in Fallon, Nev. as an instructor.  While at NSAWC, Undersander helped develop and establish the Seahawk Weapons Tactics Instructor (SWTI) course.  He was also selected to serve as aide to Commander, Naval Strike & Air Warfare Center in addition to his duties as an air wing instructor and SWTI.

Undersander reported to the HS-15 “Red Lions” at NAS Jacksonville as a department head in September 1999 and led the Tactics and Operations Departments.  HS-15 was embarked on board USS George Washington (CVN-73) during her 2000 deployment and participated in Operation Southern Watch, Adriatic operations, and multiple rescue/recovery operations.  

In November 2001, he reported to Naval Air Systems Command, and was assigned to AIR 4.0P, Airworthiness Office.  During his tenure, Undersander oversaw several process improvement initiatives related to flight clearances, tactical manuals and NATOPS. Undersander then attended the Naval War College, in Newport, R.I., earning a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in 2005.

In May 2006, Undersander reported to HS-5 as executive officer and then commanding officer.  During his tenure, the Nightdippers were awarded the Isbell Trophy and Thatch Award for anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare excellence and completed a highly successful deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

In October 2008, he reported to U.S. Strategic Command, JFCC Global Strike J5, where he served as chief, Conventional Non-kinetic Plans Division. Undersander assumed the position of NAS Jacksonville executive officer Jan. 13, 2012.

He has accumulated 4,500 flight hours in his flying career. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service medal, Meritorious Service medal (second award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal (fifth award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal (second award) and various unit awards.

Club Business

The following members have been nominated to serve on the Club's Board for 2013-2015:

Barry Covington
Bea Fore
Christine Goldsmith
Bob Massey
Dale Malloy
Dan Robie
Connie Stophel 

Additional nominations may be made by the membership up until the closing of nominations at our annual meeting on December 11, 2013. 

What a Difference Today Makes!



The Red Kettle was heavy at the end of the day, so we surely made a difference on behalf of the Salvation Army!  They also added “Rotary Bellringer” to the new aprons we used. 

2nd Annual
Dan Appelo Memorial
Sporting Clay Shoot 
Join us for Country Breakfast, BBQ & Shooting 
to benefit 
The Appelo Children's Scholarship Fund 

 Thursday, November 29th
Registration & Breakfast: 8am
Clays Shoot: 9am
Lunch & Awards: 12pm

Location: WW Sporting Clays
1445 Otis Road, Jacksonville, FL 32220

Event will include a raffle & live auction!
Sponsorship Levels
Presenting Sponsor ($5,000) 
• Event host
• Main signage on event banner
• 1 station sign with company logo
• Covers cost for 2 teams
• 1 VIP golf cart

12-Guage Sponsor ($2,500) 
• Signage on event banner
• 1 station sign with company logo
• Covers cost for 1 team

20-Guage Sponsor ($1,000)
• 1 station sign with company logo
• Covers cost for 1 team

Station Sponsor ($400)
• 1 station sign with company logo

Team of Four ($800)

Individual ($200)
(will be paired with a team)

Shoot info: Shells provided for every shooter. Guns not provided.

Prizes awarded to top 3 teams, and top 3 shooters.

Registration Form
Sponsorship Level __________________________________________________
Company Name __________________________________________________
Team Member's (or Individual) names & emails:



Please Make Checks Payable To: Appelo Children's Scholarship Fund

Mail checks & registration form to:

Helen Skinner
3401 Philips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL 32207 
If you have any questions, contact:
Helen at 904-391-3425

Recap of the November 13th Meeting
Greeter:  Roy Neal & Doug McCullough
The Prayer & Pledge:  Richard Dow
  Membership Drive Update:  Chris Bouton 
Sports Update:  P Jim Lanahan
Introduction of Visitors & Guests:  PP Odette Struys
  Introduction of Meeting Theme & Speakers:  Holly Kartsonis 
Guest Speaker:  Ron Littlepage
Ron Littlepage, Florida Times-Union Journalist, spoke to the South Jacksonville Rotary Club about the environmental impacts to the springs in Florida.