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 email@example.com if you have any ideas on what our Council should be doing to make your membership more valuable to you.
CAPT, US Coast Guard Retired