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**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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Event Details


Time: May 8, 2010 from 10am to 1:30pm
Location: located on Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio at the western edge of Burke Lakefront Airport and about one block east of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Our Latitude/Longitude is: N 41° 30.6'/W 81° 41.5'
City/Town: Cleveland, OH
Website or Map:
Event Type: monthly, meet, eat, and, chat
Organized By: MamaBear kk
Latest Activity: May 10, 2010

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Event Description


The tour will start promptly at 1000. Due to the size of our group, we may have two members of the USS COD lead our tours.
It would be awesome if you have NAVY spirit wear to wear it for this event. We will have several cameras for pictures.
I have enjoyed planning our event and I hope it is educational and fun for all! See you on May 8th : ) ~ kk

To those new to our group; our dress is comfy and casual, we receive separate checks, and we have sons and brothers in all phases of their Navy career. No daughters yet! What is that about???? I hope we have awesome weather and meet some new friends! As always we step up to offer rides or car pooling if you need it : ) ~ kk

Boardwalk Cafe
Located at Quay 55 on the
Lake Erie shoreline. Offering eat-in or
take-out gourmet coffees, beverages,
sandwiches, salads and desserts.
soup or chili
Hearty sandwiches include chips, pickle, and choice of Multi-Grain, Sour Dough or Rye bread
Roast Beef Sandwich $7.85Roast beef, provolone and special sauce with lettuce and tomato
Chicken Caesar Wrap $6.35Romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, parm. a wheat wrap
Chicken Salad Sandwich $6.50Our own recipe on a bed of lettuce and tomato
Tuna Salad Sandwich $5.50Our own recipe with diced red onions on a bed of lettuce and tomato
B.L.T. Sandwich $4.95Crispy bacon, lettuce and fresh cut tomato & mayo
Veggie Sandwich $4.95Crisp vegetables and one of our three cheeses &
balsamic vinaigrette
Turkey Club Sandwich $7.75Turkey, bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato
and mayo
Corned Beef Sandwich $7.85Corned beef, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, thousand
island or dijon mustard on marbled rye bread
Turkey Sandwich $6.99Turkey paired with swiss cheese topped with lettuce & tomato
Ham & Cheese Sandwich $6.25Ham & american cheese together with lettuce & tomato and mayo
Grilled Cheese Sandwich $4.75American cheese grilled on Italian bread
Boardwalk Triangle $6.75Wheat wrap, turkey, roast beef, ham, bacon and cheese
Tuna Melt Sandwich $6.00Tuna with American cheese, lettuce and tomato
Jimmy Special Sandwich $6.50Chicken breast with provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and your choice of dijon mustard or BBQ sauce
Our Chili is served daily
Monday Chicken Noodle
Tuesday Tomato Tortellini
Wednesday Chicken Dumpling
Thursday Chicken Tortilla
Friday New England Clam Chowder
Saturday Boardwalk Choice
Sunday Vegetarian Vegetable
Cup $2.99
Bowl $4.49
Soup & Half Sandwich or Side Salad $7.59
Served on a mixed bed of crisp iceberg and romaine lettuce
Chicken Caesar Salad $6.50
Grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese and croutons
Nicholson Garden Salad $5.99Mixed greens, tomato, peppers, onions, cucumbers and croutons
Turkey Club Salad $6.75Turkey and crisp bacon on a bed of mixed greens, tomato and onion
Grilled Chicken Salad $6.35Mixed greens, tomato, peppers, onions, cucumber and chicken
BBQ Chicken Salad $6.50BBQ chicken with mixed greens, tomato, peppers, and cucumbers
Side Salad $3.25
Potato Salad $7.99
Cole Slaw $7.99
Available until 11 a.m. daily
Boardwalk Wrap $4.00Wheat wrap with egg, cheese and choice of bacon, sausage or ham
Turkey Bagler $3.75Egg, turkey, American cheese, tomato, red onion, choice of bagel
Cheese & Egg Bagel $3.50with choice of sausage, bacon or ham
Bagels $1.75Plain, Sesame , or Cinnamon
Muffins $2.25
Banana Nut or Blueberry
Assorted Pastries, Croissant & Fresh Fruit

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Comment by MamaBear kk on May 10, 2010 at 10:29am
I am happy to hear that everyone had a good time on Saturday! I know I enjoyed the event AND enjoyed see all of you. Some of us went to the West Side Market after lunch - such bargains and unique items! We met some new Navy Moms and Dads. I also enjoyed seeing the girls from Cleveland (twins) again. We did not chat much this event - but I hope we can play some great games at some upcoming outdoor events. I will research our June date and we can "hash over" some fun ideas. Our weather was not in our favor - but we still had a good time. My family enjoyed the event too! Brenda Kay and Becky - Matt's Mom, thank you for commuting with us - I enjoyed our chats too!

We had great tour guides, Tim (SubVet - torpedoeman (sp) and Paul (curator). I was able to deliver $115.00 in donations for the USS COD Submarine Memorial from our group. I will prepare a formal "Thank you" letter and mail it soon. We met many volunteers from the SubVet group. They are a proud group and we all value their past, present, and future time to preserve the memorial and educate others.

Thanks to all for making it a fun event ~ : ) kk
TammySue Comment by TammySue on May 8, 2010 at 6:58am
Wonderful. See you soon.
Comment by MamaBear kk on May 7, 2010 at 10:16pm
I guess the "private message" system did not work earlier today. The general comment was - be prepared to pay the admittance fee noted on the website above either as admittance or as donation within the Thank You card. ~ : ) ~ kk
Comment by MamaBear kk on May 7, 2010 at 5:54pm
Susan R ~ Thank you! See you tomorrow : ) ~ kk
Susan R Comment by Susan R on May 7, 2010 at 4:38pm
sorry for the delay...there will be 3 of us on Sat.
Comment by MamaBear kk on May 7, 2010 at 10:50am
Here is our confirmed count per the event page: mikesproudmom, MamaBear kk, PapaBear S (lol), Sailor Son, Brenda Kay, terbeasch and sil, TammySue and husband, Becky-Matt's Mom, LM Coil and son, nurseysis and guest, sandythatsme and husband, Susan R and family (2 or 4), Karen and hubby, and pkrall5 = 21 or 23

Thank you,
Comment by MamaBear kk on May 7, 2010 at 10:46am
I have sent two emails (private messages). Since the website limits my characters - the information is to the point. Please ask any questions regarding my emails directly through "reply" and I will get back to you as soon as possible. : ) ~ kk
Comment by MamaBear kk on May 7, 2010 at 10:34am
I am sending an email message to all that have a status of "Attending" and "Might Attend." If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. In addition, the website is posted within the event details. : ) ~ kk
mikesproudmom (ATO) Comment by mikesproudmom (ATO) on May 6, 2010 at 8:32pm
Here is what I got from their website. Hope this is helpful!

Admission fees are the only source of funding for this proud vessel, and they make possible the ongoing maintenance and restoration necessary to preserve the USS COD for future generations. The Cleveland Coordinating Committee for COD receives no funding from the U.S. Government nor from any other organization.

Admission charges are: Adults $7; Seniors and college students $6; Students (K thru 12) and active military with ID, $4; Children under 6 years, and military in uniform and wives and family of active duty submariners are admitted free; Inactive/Retired military $6. COD has limited free parking for our guests for the time of their visit to the submarine. For those planning on visiting other area attractions we recommend parking at the convenient airport parking lot just to the east of our parking lot.
Comment by pkrall5 on May 6, 2010 at 7:54pm
I am interested in attending your event. I was wondering what the charge is for the tour? Also, should we meet there earlier than 10?

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