Coasties Coffee!! in Colorado Springs

Greetings!  The group called “Coffee with Coasties” continues to have a long and strong history of meeting and enjoying sea stories once a month at various coffee shops in Southern Colorado.  As most of you know, we, unfortunately, lost a dear friend, CDR Dick Cancellier, who was our principal coordinator and a plank-owning member. We plan on honoring Dick by keeping this tradition alive.  I will be assisting Ralph Wendland in sending out reminders and answering questions.


Our gatherings are a time for fellowship and laughter. They also serve as a supplement to the great meetings put on by our larger sister group “Colorado Coasties.” Located in the Colorado Springs area, the meeting location for Coffee with Coasties (referenced below) allows easy access for those living in the southern portion of the I-25 corridor.  This e-mail distribution includes Coasties near the Springs from both groups.


Date: First Friday of each Month


Time: 1100


Agenda: Informal - No guest speakers, just conversation among the group


Location: Black Bear Diner, 1340 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colorado Springs, CO


Logistics: The restaurant has given us access to their large room (to the left after you pass the greeters). They serve breakfast and lunch.  Anticipate a reminder/coordination e-mail to come out before each meeting. Please RSVP and let me know if you plan on attending so I can advise Black Bear Diner regarding table set up.


Let me know if you have any questions.  Look forward to seeing you shipmates! 


Semper Paratus.


Mike McCoy

Chief's meet and greet.

All Chiefs, we will meet on May 18. 2024 at American Legion Post 1 at 5400 E Yale Ave, Denver, CO 8022 between 13:00 to 16:00. 

The plan is to allow all Chiefs or anyone who was a Chief during your Coast Guard career to share stories and good times. No food as only the bar will be open.

I hope to add all chiefs with your spouse to the list. (I will prepare a name tag.)

Next Lunch  

A new location to get together and have lunch.

Casa Vallarta Restaurant

4002 S Parker Rd

Aurora CCO 80014


The time is 11:30 AM. They open at 11:00 AM but must clean the room from the night before to allow us in at 11:30 AM.


You will eat from the menu.


Please share your name with me for name tags.


Jack Hunter GMCM USCG (Ret)

5897 S Sherman Way

Centennial CO 80121-1130

303-797-3136 push 1 when the message comes on