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Sea Cadet Night

Wednesday September 26th 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 26 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

Soon we will be getting back to our regular schedules with schools starting and vacations over. It has been a hot summer, as usual, and we face a couple more months of this heat before temperatures begin to fall. While cooler temperatures would be welcome here, the Navy League and the Coast Guard are looking at much colder conditions-those in the Artic. China and Russia are also focusing on the Artic and both are adding to their fleets of ice breakers. The US has one ice breaker, the 42 year old Polar Star, which is well past retirement. Congress is being asked to approve $750M for a new replacement. Additionally, a request for new ship procurement and readiness of $26.6 billion needs approval. This will increase our fleet of ships to 355. Additional ships are much needed to maintain not only peace but to insure open and safe waters for commerce.

Happy Birthday to the US Coast Guard on August 4th and to the Marine Corps Reserve on August 19th.

It has been our pleasure to attend a number of Coast Guard events this summer from recognizing EPOQs to changes in commands and a retirement. Also, thanks to Glenn Wiltshire for collecting and delivering school supplies from Dollar Tree stores for distribution to the Coast Guard.

Our next dinner meeting will be in September. It will be a joint council meeting with the Fort Lauderdale Council. This event will focus on the Sea Cadets and the activities they participated in during the summer. This is always a favorite program and you won’t want to miss it.

See you then.

Larry M. Ott
Council President

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