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Installation of 2018 Council Officers

Saturday January 27th, 11:00 AM

We are excited to once again enjoy a reception and luncheon aboard the Caribbean Princess as the 2018 Council officers are sworn in. By clicking here you can retrieve a brief description of our day onboard as well as the security information form which must be returned along with your check before January 10, 2018. Please note that if you attended last year's installation of officers, your information is on file and you only need to submit the full name of each person attending and forward it along with your check.



   Photos from our November Dinner Social have been posted! - Go to our photo gallery to see them. Also while there check out the photos from our other past events. Enjoy!
   The December 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.

   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?

   Navy League Connections - The Navy League of the United States now publishes a monthly newsletter called "Connections". In it there is news from around the Navy League, a calendar highlighting events coming in the next month, a message from our national president Alan Kaplan, news from headquarters and much more. To access the current edition click here!
President's Message

Broward Council Members and Friends

My personal thanks to all from the Council who were able to join us at our Council Dinner on Thursday, November 9th at Tropical Acres, where we heard Captain Michael Platt, the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Air Station Miami, speak about the great things that the crews and aircraft from the Air Station accomplished during the responses to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Marie. We also welcomed the Air Station's new XO, CDR Jeffrey Graham, and Command Master Chief Robert Dryburgh. I was also pleased to be able to present the Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale Enlisted Person of the Quarter award to BM2 Edwin Pinto at the dinner.

Looking ahead, we will be holding our annual Coast Guard Holiday Party for the local units at Briny's on Friday, December 1st at 6 PM. Once again, the Fort Lauderdale Council and Broward Navy Days will be co-hosting the event with us. Please do plan on coming out to thank our local Coast Guard men and women and their guests for all that they do to keep us safe and secure. We will also be joining up with the Fort Lauderdale Council on December 20th for our December meeting in place of holding a separate dinner meeting. Provided that their schedule doesn't change, we're planning to present the Adoption Certificate to the crew of our newest adopted unit, the USCGC BERNARD C WEBBER (WPC-1101) at the meeting. Please also remember to bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program.

Finally, my congratulations to the new slate of officers that were elected to fill the key leadership positions on the Council for 2018. Long time Board member Larry Ott will become President of our Council next year, and all of the other officers will remain in their current positions. Princess Cruises has once again made the CARIBBEAN PRINCESS available to host us on Saturday, January 27, 2018 for our Installation Luncheon, but seats are limited, so please get your reservations in quickly. This is one of our key events for raising funds for our adopted unit and youth programs, so we hope it will be a sellout.

As always, please feel free to contact me at 718-619-7402 or at if you have any ideas on what our Council should be doing to make your membership more valuable to you.

Glenn Wiltshire
CAPT, US Coast Guard Retired

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