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.

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  New Stuff on our website!!!  We've redone our events page with a new look and lots more things to do. Here in South Florida we are fortunate to have several other active organizations with Naval and/or Patriotic focus. Frequently we, members of the Broward County Council, are invited to participate in their events. Our new Events page now lists these opportunities with their respective details.
To make it easier to get the our Events page there is now a link on the menu bar that will take you directly there. Just click on it and pick an event to participate in...


April Dinner Meeting

Thursday April 9th @ 6:30
Tropical Acres Restaurant

Details are available on our Special Events page


   Pictures from our visit to Star Center are now available - Click here to see what you missed.

   The March 2015 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.

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?

   The Winter edition of "The Navy Leaguer" is now available - Check it out here.

   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

Fleet Week is closing fast, with the final planning meeting scheduled by the Navy and Broward Navy Days for April 7th to finalize the schedule for the numerous events that will run from May 4-10, 2015. Volunteers are still needed to assist with tours, special events, etc. So far, I've had a couple members step forward to staff our table, where we will once again be selling cold drinks and coins, but still need additional Council volunteers to staff the table and donate soda and water. In addition to this being a fundraiser for our youth programs, it's also is an opportunity to recruit new members, so let me know if you are available. Volunteers are needed Wednesday though Saturday. Erwin Sefton is also coordinating our hosting of the Junior Officer Party at Briny's on Tuesday, May 5th, and there will be numerous other events throughout the week for members to participate at. See for a complete list of events.

Thanks to all who were able to make it to our March meeting hosted by BCNL member Graeme Holman at the STAR Center in Dania Beach for dinner and a tour of the outstanding facilities used to train American's merchant mariners. It's always great to see this outstanding facility that trains thousands of US and non-US merchant mariners to meet their licensing requirements. We also had a record turn-out for the Easter Egg Hunt at the Coast Guard Station. Thanks to all that helped out, especially to Shelley Beck who pulled it all together. Looking ahead, our April Council dinner meeting will be on Thursday, April 9th at Tropical Acres. Our guest speaker is CAPT Melissa Bert, Chief of Staff of the Seventh Coast Guard District in Miami, who will speak to us about the wide range of Coast Guard missions in the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean. Due to the Fleet Week events in May, we will be holding a joint meeting with the Fort Lauderdale Council at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club on Wednesday, May 20th. Stay tuned for details.

As always, please feel 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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