Welcome To The
40 School Street
Home of the
“First and Finest”
All members of USSVI
and their guests are always
Welcome at the
Dominic "Joe" Negri Clubhouse
Just ring the bell and we will buzz you in!
“THE CLUB” HISTORY
The building at
In 1966 Dominic "Joe" Negri and the members of U. S. SUBVETS Inc. Groton Base raffled off a 1966 Gold Cadillac to raise the funds to purchase 40 School Street for their club house. It was originally designated as the National Headquarters for the SUBVETS Organization, but this designation was removed in the mid 80s.
Over the years, "The Club" as it has affectionately been called has gone through some tough times, and good times. Through the perseverance over the years of shipmates like Joe Negri, Morgan Bailey, John Wagner, Gerry Tighe, Dave Shoaff, Chris Quijada, Tom Connors, John Carcioppolo, and many others, the doors are still open, and it is better than ever.
The Club has been
remodeled and refurbished several times.
The downstairs area has been designated as "The Pump Room" and
the area on the second deck is called the "Conning Tower". It is used for many events put on by the
(Dining Room) (Meeting Hall)
The Club also
serves lunch Monday thru Friday and can also be used for private functions at a
nominal fee for events like Retirements, Reunions,
Mon – Fri:
(Lunch served )
Permittee / Club Manager:
Displayed in the
club are plaques from over 500 Submarines, Submarine Support Commands, and
Submarine Training Commands, and other Submarine Memorabilia. There is a wall in the “Pump Room” that is
dedicated to the men who were lost on USS THRESHER (
After Joe Negri's death, "The Club" was renamed the Dominic "Joe" Negri Memorial Club in memory of Joe, who through his persistence and vigilance we are fortunate to have this building. In 1999 Shipmate Morgan Bailey purchased the sign which is displayed over the front door. Also in the “Pump Room” there is a showcase with some of Joe's memorabilia.
Groton Base is still the only Base in the organization 44years after its
inception that has their own club house.
Club" has always been, and continues to be maintained by dedicated
volunteers who selflessly devote their time and efforts every Saturday morning
towards keeping the building cleaned, and maintained for the rest of the
membership. Thanks to members like John Wagner,
Walter Grant, Mark Stern, Rob Davis, Marty Glavin, Ray Nott, Ed Hamilton, Ed
Russell, Mike Munhall, and Tom Connors we have the best looking club