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Sea Cadet Night

Wednesday September 19 at Coral Ridge Yacht Club

BCNL activities slow down over the summer months. We typically do not have any dinner Socials during this period. Come fall we kick off our new season with our annual Sea Cadet Night which will occur on September 19 at Coral Ridge Yacht Club.

In the meantime keep an eye on our special events page, here we will post news on other Navy League happenings.



   Photos from our vist to the Star Center are here! - Go to our photo gallery to see them. 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

We know that summer has arrived if not by the heat than by the news of tropical weather formations in the Atlantic. May their paths skirt around the already devastated islands and our shores. Enough is Enough!

Speaking of the threat of severe weather, the Coast Guard is always standing by to rescue and help any that are affected. Of course the other services are there to assist as well but with the Coast Guard being local, we get personal experiences of those who have faced dangers on the sea and in the air.

Although the Broward Council is taking a little time off for the summer, some of your board members remain active in our mission. There are presentations being made to the EPOQ, EPOY, SOQ, and SOY as well as Changes of Command and Retirement ceremonies to attend-mostly for our adopted Coast Guard Units and Cutters. Speaking of Changes of Command, we reluctantly bid farewell to Lt. Brittany Panetta from the USCG Margaret Norvell and will welcome her replacement, Lt Chris O’Meara. Best wishes to both.

Our last dinner meeting was held at the Star Center in Davie. What an interesting and enjoyable evening. All of us were impressed by the technology the Star Center offers to those in the Merchant Marine and thank Graeme Holman for organizing and hosting this event.

Our next dinner meeting will feature the Sea Cadets as they will give reports of their summer trainings. This has always been a favorite program as we learn of their experiences that prepare them for leadership. The Broward County Council will join with the Fort Lauderdale Council for this meeting.

Until then…

Larry M. Ott
Council President

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