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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Last Days of Club 63

Over at the Taipei Air Station blog, Kent just posted a copy of the last issue of MAAG-Net, the monthly newsletter of the Club 63.  During 1973, the management of the Club 63 was changed from the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) to the Navy's Headquarters Support Activity (HSA).  At that time the name was changed to the China Seas Club.

I was there when the change occurred and it seems to me that things actually improved.  Slot machines were brought back into the club, which I think increased club attendance.  The Navy also prohibited playing craps, blackjack and other games of chance in the stag bar, which was quite a change.  That didn't seem to affect the quarter bets at the shuffleboard table, but that was nothing compared to some of the other games that occurred regularly at the stag bar.

If you would like to have a PDF file of the final issue of MAAG-Net, you can download a copy here:

1 comment:

Don said...

Ah yes, the (in)famous Stag Bar.

Many stories started there.

The Navy Wave who came in, grabbed a stool, declared herself a "stag" and dared anyone to question her.

Spending all afternoon there whenever new tapes of Laugh In came in.

Watching an Army sergeant attack the Christmas Tree while he was reliving his days in Nam.

Good times, indeed.

Jim Sartor