Upcoming events

    • 16 May 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Spring Hill Suites 6350 Newtown Road Norfolk VA

     Guest Speaker:

    Rear Admiral James P. Downey, USN

    Deputy Commander, Surface Warfare (SEA 21)
    Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center

    Note: this will be a joint ASNE-TW and Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) dinner. 


    • 18 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Mariners' Museum and Park, 100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606
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    Register now for an exclusive reception at The Mariners' Museum and Park to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, "Answering America’s Call: Newport News in World War I"; 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, on Friday, 18 May 2017.   Early registration is recommended since we expect to quickly reach capacity with multiple maritime-focused organizations participating.  Also, with the support of multiple sponsors, tickets for this event are less than the discounted Military or Senior admission to the Museum.


    The Answering America’s Call: Newport News in World War I exhibit will commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in the “war to end all wars”; information on the exhibit is available at www.marinersmuseum.org/answering-americas-call. Through the gracious and generous support of The Mariners' Museum, here are some highlights of the current plans for this event:

        • Our group will be the only guests at the Museum that evening
        • The USS Monitor Center and all Museum galleries will be open
        • "Behind the scenes" tours will be available with several artifacts chosen for special display
        • Complimentary h'ors d'oeuvres are included and cash bar will be available.

    The Mariners' Museum Reception - "Answering America’s Call: Newport News in World War I"; 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday, 18 May 2017 will include members of the following organizations:

        ASNE Hampton Roads                                        USNA Hampton Roads Alumni Chapter
        Navy Mustang Association                                USNA Williamsburg Alumni Chapter
        USMMA Hampton Roads Alumni Chapter     West Point Society of Hampton Roads

    • 9 Jun 2018
    • 10 Jun 2018
    • Norfolk Harborfest

    If you're attending Norfolk Harborfest we want to see you!!

    June 9-10th will be the 2018 ASNE-Sika Ultimate Build-A-Boat Challenge. This event, now 24 years running, will once again be held as part of the fabulous Norfolk Harborfest®, America's largest, longest-running, free maritime festival!  For the schedule of Harborfest events, including live concerts, fireworks and demonstrations go to  https://festevents.org

    BUILDERS / TEAMS…  Think you want to build a boat? Don't delay send your application in today! As soon as you’re ready to commit send in just the text part of your application; this will secure  your spot.  You can defer submitting the design portion of your application until the May 25th application due date.

    NOTE: The event is limited to just 20 teams. Register early please. All applications are to be turned in directly to Mike D'Amato listed at the bottom of the entry form.

    Builders Entry form here: EntryForm_ASNE Sika Boatbuilding_2018.pdf

    VOLUNTEERS... “Many hands make for easy work”.  As we get within a month of this event we will be asking for help.

    SPONSORS… See attached sponsorship application.  This is a low cost high impact sponsorship opportunity for a no-stress, fun and festive event designed to showcase naval engineering, shipbuilding, ship repair and our region’s rich maritime heritage to the general public. It also supports a great cause. Once we cover costs for construction materials and such, 100% of net proceeds directly fund ASNE mission areas such as Engineering Scholarships, STEM grants and professional development programs.  

    Sponsors form here: Sponsor_Donor Form_2018.docx


    Our local Tidewater Section of ASNE funds four $4,000 engineering scholarships and ten $500 STEM grants annually in recent years. Yes, that’s $21,000 per year towards inspiring and  supporting the next generation of engineering professionals.

    Nationally, ASNE funds approximately 15-20 graduate and undergraduate engineering scholarships every year!

    Take a peek at video of last year's event: https://spark.adobe.com/video/tyiJb25fUFeAK

    Here are some photos and videos from previous years:

    2016 Photos
    2015 Videos: Day 1 / Day 2
    2005 Day 1 / Day 2 / The RACE!
    2003 Day 1 / Day 2
    Please participate, volunteer, sponsor and overall support this great event!! We look forward to seeing everyone there.

    Any questions please contact: 

    Mike D'Amato
    Organizer, 2017 ASNE-Sika Ultimate Build-A-Boat Challenge
    Office: 757.226.1114 | Cell:  757.641.2877




    • 18 Jun 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • 17 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM

    Sponsorship proceeds go towards ASNE-TW Naval Engineering Scholarships.

    • 17 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Greenbriar Country Club
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