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Oktoberfest Celebration

Join our Council and Ft Lauderdale Council at Lauderdale Yacht Club on Wednesday October 11th at 6:30PM as we celebrate Oktoberfest.

Go to our events page to get all the details.



   Pictures from the Sea Cadet Social are here! - Go to our photo gallery to see them. Also while there check out the photos from our other past events. Enjoy!
   The October 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.

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


It's been a challenging month here in South Florida. We all were affected in some way when Hurricane Irma arrived in Florida soon after the impacts of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, and the whole world watches as Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and a number of other Caribbean nations continue to recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Maria. While I have only lived in South Florida for 11 years, this has definitely been the most active hurricane season. Once again, the sea services have been in the lead, with the Coast Guard at the forefront saving lives soon after the storms and coordinating the delivery of relief supplies, and the Navy and Marines still sending ships and personnel to Puerto Rico to help restore basic services to the entire island. In addition, hundreds of sea service members and their families stationed in the areas directly impacted by the storms were affected and continue to recover. While we were fortunate that Irma veered to the west before it made landfall and limited the impacts in our area, many of us were left without power for a few days and had light damage compared to what was initially predicted. Please keep all of those affected by these tragedies in your thoughts and prayers as they continue the recovery from the storms.

Thanks to all from the Council who were able to attend the joint dinner meeting with the Fort Lauderdale Council on Wednesday, September 27th at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club. We heard from five Sea Cadets who reported on their experiences during their summer training programs, which was a small sampling of the cadets that spent weeks of their summer at training throughout the country. in lieu of our October dinner meeting, we will once again be joining with the Fort Lauderdale Council at the annual Oktoberfest Celebration at the Lauderdale Yacht Club on Wednesday, October 11th. Don't forget that reservations are needed in advance. This I always a fun event, so hope to see you there.

As we get near the end of 2018, we will be putting forward our slate of officers and Board for next year to be voted on in November. My thanks to long time Board member Larry Ott for stepping forward as the nominee to be our President for next year, and to the others who have agree to continue to serve on the Board. We are still looking for members who would like to take a more active role in the Council by serving on the Board, so please let me know if you are interested in stepping up and taking a stronger role in our Council's leadership as a Board member.

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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Places to Visit

Click to visit Seafarers House Website

Click to visit Broward Veterans Coalition Website

Naval Air Station Ft Lauderdale Museum

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