Broward Council Members and Friends
On Saturday, March 24th, the Council hosted our annual Easter Egg Hunt at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale. It was a perfect day for this event and well attended by excited children participating in the Easter Egg Hunt and the many other events. We are grateful for Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale for providing the venue. In spite of a foot injury, Shelley Beck orchestrated the day. Chefs Erwin Sefton and Charlie Schmidt manned the grill with Joan Sefton and Diane Schmidt assisting with the setups. Glenn Wiltshire delivered two large boxes of toys. Thanks to those who generously provided financial support-Brad Fitzgerald of The Fitzgerald Group and Bob Giacin.
I am pleased to welcome Bruce Gottsch who joined the Board of Directors. Bruce is a long-time member of the Navy League and Iím sure will bring new ideas and wisdom to the board.
Looking ahead, our next dinner meeting will be on April 12th at Tropical Acres. Chaplain Sandy Sears will be our guest speaker. Chaplain Sears is chaplain at Seafarersí House in Port Everglades. A retired Coast Guard Officer and rector of his church, Chaplain Sears offers a wide range of experience to his duties in Port Everglades. Several from our Council had the pleasure working with Chaplain Sears during the Shoebox project for the merchant mariners this past December.
Fleet Week will soon be here. Monday, April 30th to Saturday, May 5th. Our council provides many of the volunteers for the week. Being a volunteer is a rewarding experience and anyone interested can reach out to Shelley Beck at email@example.com
Then in June we will have the opportunity to meet at the Star Center for our monthly dinner meeting. The Star Center is an impressive facility that offers maritime officers continuing education and certification. The simulator is so realistic that you think you are actually on a cargo ship and then there is the control room for the various systems on a ship. Council member Graeme Holman will be our host. You wonít want to miss out on this meeting.
Contact me by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 954-253-2786 for any questions or concerns.
Larry M. Ott