Monroe County residents who have served in the U.S. Navy, Marines, Seabees or Coast Guard are invited to join a local unit of the Navy Club of the United States of America.

The club is being started by Navy veteran Bob Siesputowski, who in 2009 launched a Carbon County unit.

Any member of a waterborne service is eligible to join.

"Any citizen of the United States who has served, or is now serving, in the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, Seabees, or the United States Coast Guard (including service in an active classification in a Reserve Component of any such Service as above described) under honorable conditions or has an honorable discharge, is eligible for membership in the Navy Club," the organization's Web site states.

The first national service organization chartered by an Act of Congress to exclusively represent the waterborne services, the Navy Club was launched at a Navy veterans reunion on June 18, 1938.

Prospective members can contact Siesputowski at (570) 645-3643.