Broward Council Members and Friends
Welcome back after our "summer break." I hope everyone had a great summer and are ready for another busy Council year. While we didn't meet over the summer, it was still a busy time for Council members.
I had the opportunity to represent the Council at the Navy League National Convention in Tampa in late June. The Tampa Council did a great job organizing a number of events at the convention. Skip Witunski from the Tampa Council was elected as our National President, Lynn Drucker was elected as the South Florida Area President, and four members of the Fort Lauderdale Council, Chuck Black, Lynn Drucker, Rudy Oetting, and Simone Ramos were elected as National Directors. We also held a nice gathering of Council members at Bravo's at the end of June; thanks to Larry Ott for coordinating that event. Our Council also co-hosted a ship's party on July 2nd for the USS KAUFMANN crew during it's short notice port call at Port Everglades. The KAUFMANN is the last operational frigate in the US Navy, and was returning from a successful counter-narcotics patrol before being decommissioned later this year; my thanks to Erwin Sefton for taking the lead on that event while I was out of town. A number of our members also attended the "Spirit of 45" event at the Lone Sailor Memorial in August commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. A special thanks to Larry Ott and his employer for assisting with organizing that event.
Once again, I hope everyone had a great summer, and now as we move closer to the end of another great year, when it will be time to start planning for our 2016 activities.
As always, please feel to contact me at 718-619-7402 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any ideas on what our Council should be doing to make your membership more valuable to you.
CAPT, US Coast Guard Retired