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March Dinner Social

Our next dinner social will be held March 23rd at Tropical Acres restaurant on Griffin Rd. Our guest speaker will be Lt Mark Ketchum, CO of the Ft Lauderdale Coast Guard station. A formal announcement will be available shortly. In the meantime visit our Special Events page to see what else is going on.

 

 

 

USCG Easter Egg Hunt / BBQ

Once again the Council will be hosting the annual Coast Guard Easter Egg Hunt and BBQ on Saturday, April 8.  This is a great opportunity for Coast Guard families to get together and enjoy a day with their children and for Council members to let them know how much we appreciate their service. Go to our Special Events page to get all the details.

 

 

 

   The March 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. This month's edition features lots of great pictures from our officer installation, plus more information about our upcoming annual Easter Egg hunt.

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

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 Newsletter - Did you know that the Navy League of the United States publishes a newsletter called "The Navy Leaguer"? Want to know more about it? If so go here! To access the current edition click here!
President's Message
 

Broward Council Members and Friends

 

Thank you to all who were able to attend our Installation Luncheon aboard the CARIBBEAN PRINCESS. Although our event conflicted with the Sea Cadets Flagship Competition at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale that same day, we had many familiar faces as well as new faces join with us for this important fundraiser. As previously reported, last year's officers and Board members are continuing on for 2017. CAPT Austin Gould, the Seventh Coast Guard District Chief of Staff, was our guest speaker and administered the oath of office to the elected officers. Although we are no longer within Congresswoman Frankel's district, Jenny Ceasar represented the Congresswoman and presented a letter of congratulations. The new president of the Palm Beach Council, Sonia Foster, and Fort Lauderdale Council President Abi Montes also were able to join us. We also extended a special thanks to Princess Cruises for donating the luncheon.

Planning for Fleet Week 2017 is continuing, with the mid-period planning meeting held on February 28th, with a reception that evening hosted by Broward Navy Days at Galuppi's in Pompano Beach. As previously announced, this year's Fleet Week will begin with the arrival of the ships at Port Everglades on May 1st, and run through May 7th. The participating ships will include the USS NEW YORK, USS MONTEREY, USS NITZE, USS SAN JACINTO, and a US Navy submarine. CAPT Solomon, Sector Miami Deputy Commander announced that the 270 ft. Medium Endurance Cutter USCGC FORWARD, and our own adopted unit Fast Response Cutter USCGC MARGARET NORVELL, will also be participating. Members from our Council will once again be filling key volunteer positions in the Fleet Week organization to make this another successful Fleet Week, and if you are interested in assisting please contact Shelley Beck, who is once again serving as Volunteer Coordinator. The next Planning Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 4th. While it's still a couple months away, let me know if you are interested in volunteering to assist in selling soda and water during Fleet Week to raise additional funds for our programs.

Our Council will also be hosting our annual Easter Egg Hunt for Coast Guard families at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, April 8th at 10:30. We were pleased to learn that Brad Fitzgerald and the Fitzgerald Group will once again sponsor the event. I hope that we can get a large turnout of members to both help with the barbecue and meet the Coast Guard families.

As always, please feel free to contact me at 718-619-7402 or at wiltbrit@aol.com 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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