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 www.browardnavydaysinc.org 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 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