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.
Larry M. Ott