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This month with Ft Lauderdale Council
Thursday October 8th, 6:30 PM
Coral Ridge Yacht Club

Check our Special Events page for details and other actvities


   The September 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 months edition recounts events of this past summer..

Fund raising opportunity! - Whenever you purchase something from Amazon, use the amazon smile link to log onto the website. 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

We held our first dinner meeting as a joint meeting with the Fort Lauderdale Council on Wednesday, September 16th, at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club. Five of the one hundred sea cadets from the Spruance Division that attended summer training programs reported on their program experiences. It's always great to hear the descriptions of the outstanding training opportunities that the cadets are offered, with many of the cadets reporting on their experiences at submariner training at Kings Bay, Georgia. Sea Cadet Commanding Officer Alan Starr continues to do a great job developing the young men and women that will be our future leaders! We had a great turnout of active duty Coast Guard representatives from the local units at the dinner, and I announced that the Council will be adopting two additional Coast Guard units: Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, led by LT Mark Ketchum; and Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South in Opa Locka, led by CDR Michael Fredie. We will be setting up adoption ceremonies for both units, and will let you know when those are confirmed.

Our next Council gathering on October 8th will also be a joint meeting with the Fort Lauderdale Council at the annual Oktoberfest at the Lauderdale Yacht Club. It's always a fun time, so hope to see you there. Preliminary meetings have also begun for Fleet Week 2016, with three US Navy and one or two Coast Guard cutters expected to participate. While it's still many months away, I'm sure that our Council members will once again fill key leadership roles on the Broward Navy Days planning team.

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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