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June Dinner Social

Thursday, June 14th at 6PM

This month we have a special treat in store for our dinner social. We are invited to a presentation, tour of the bridge & engine room simulators and a bridge simulator demonstration* at THE STAR CENTER, located in Dania, Fl. The STAR Center is the leading maritime training center in the United States and provides training for deck and engineer officers of all license levels.

Because of limited space its important to RSVP promptly. All the details including dinner choices are available on our special events page.



   The May edition of the Helmsman is now available! - Visit our Newsletter page to see the latest news and information for our council along with any past copy you may have missed. This month our newsletter contains ots of pictures and articles from Fleet Week. Also she provides more information about out the venue for our June meeting.

   Fleet Week photos are now available! - Go to our photo gallery to see them. We have photos from our JO Party and Fleet Week in general. Also while there check out the photos from our other past events. Enjoy!
   Local Dues - Each year, we ask our members to pay local dues and/or make a donation.  Local dues provide direct financial support to the Council while your National dues help the Navy League continue with its mission.  This year we have listed the names of the military units we support as well as several major events we host and hope that you might consider making a donation along with your dues in order to help us to continue the support we provide. A form is available by clicking here for this purpose.

Fund raising opportunity! - Whenever you purchase something from Amazon, use the amazon smile link to log onto the web site. When you make your purchase our council will receive a 1/2% rebate from Amazon deposited directly into our account. You have to do nothing! Amazon Prime benefits will still apply, all prices will be the same, it will be a normal shopping visit to Amazon except that our Council will benefit. What could be simpler?

President's Message

Broward Council Members and Friends

Another Fleet Week has just ended, and we are now left with fond memories of those we have met and the many activities in which we participated. One of the highlights for our Council was the JO party at Briny's Pub on Riverwalk. What a great evening and large turn out from the Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and other units! Then among many other events, our Council raised funds with the sale of water and sodas to the public. These earnings help us support the many ships and units we have adopted. Many thanks to those who volunteered their time and resources to help make this 28th Fleet Week so successful.

Thanks to Marianne Giambrone and Tom Carney, we now have a tri-fold flyer that we can give out to prospective members. The flyer identifies our Mission, Objectives, and lists the many military units and youth programs we support. There is an application on the back page for anyone who might like to join us.

Our next dinner meeting will be at the STAR Center in Dania. This is an impressive operation that provides training to maritime officers. The Merchant Marines compose one of the four branches supported by the Navy League and this event gives us a better understanding of the vital role they serve. Council member Graeme Holman will be our host. There will be a buffet and tour of the facility and simulator. You won't want to miss this unique meeting.

And finally, I am pleased to announce that the Broward County Council of the Navy League has been selected to receive the Meritorious Council award. Meritorious Council is a national recognition and much thanks to Marianne and all who helped us achieve such a distinguished award.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the STAR Center.

Contact me by email at: or by phone: 954-253-2786 for any questions or concerns.

Larry M. Ott
Council President

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