Citizens in Support of the Sea Services
The Navy League of the United States is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating our citizens about the importance of sea power to U.S. national security and supporting the men and women of the sea services and their families.
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Broward County Navy League is a recognized non-profit organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible as provided by law.

About Us

The Navy League of the United States was founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt.

"It seems to me that all good Americans interested in the growth of their country and sensitive to its honor, should give hearty support to the policies which the Navy League is founded to further."

Our council, the Broward County Council was chartered on 1 January 1968. Since then we have been actively furthering the Navy League's goal of supporting our sea services and their men and women. To this end we have dinner socials monthly from September to June with prominent military and civilian speakers.

The Council supports the sea services in a multitude of ways. We have adopted the USS Leyte Gulf and the USS Bataan. When they visit Ft Lauderdale we organize receptions and community activities for the crews. We have also adopted the US Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered, US Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell and the US Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber all which are homeported in Miami. We have also adopted US Coast Guard Air Station Miami and TACLET South.  The Council recognizes the outstanding sailors and Coast Guardsmen from all our adopted units with monetary awards and certificates of achievement. We are in partnership with the Navy Operational Support Center and Navy Recruiting District Miami.  In addition, we host recreational events including an Easter Egg Hunt and BBQ and a Christmas holiday party for Coast Guard personnel and their families.

We also have a strong "Support for Youth" program with five local JROTC units, one Marine JROTC unit, and the Navy League sponsored US Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

Throughout the year the Council hosts parties for visiting ships and participates in numerous activities of the local Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard units. During "Fleet Week" a special event is held for the junior officers from all visiting ships. In the past fund raising events were used to send care packages to deployed Marine units in Iraq and Afghanistan with collections of over $49,000 and 360 packages sent. Popular hard covered and paperback books have been collected from various sources. We have provided over 620 cartons which have been donated to US and NATO ships visiting Fort Lauderdale. Books were also given to Marine Expeditionary Units at Camp Lejeune, N.C., personnel at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, and to the library at Bethesda Medical Center outside Washington, D.C.

For those wishing to learn (or share) more about the Navy League of the United States there is a very informative Community Service Organization Presentation in Power Point format available here. Additionally, there is a short Youtube video available for viewing here which is very informative. If you wish to download a copy go here and you will be presented with a number of choices with regard to size and format.



2017 - Meritorious Council

2016 - Outstanding Council

2015 - Meritorious Council

2013 - Outstanding Council

2012 - Meritorious Council

2010 - Meritorious Council

2009 - Outstanding Council

2008 - Outstanding Council

2008 - 3rd place Public Relations

2007 - Outstanding Council

2006 - Meritorious Council

2005 - Meritorious Council

2004 - Meritorious Council

2003 - Meritorious Council

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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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