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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...


May Dinner Social

May 20 @ 6 PM
Coral Ridge Yacht Club

We will be joined by RADM Carl Schultz,
US Coast Guard

Fleet Week 2015

May 4 thru 10
Port Everglades

Details are available on our Special Events page


   Hot off the presses!! The May 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 features lots of information regarding our upcoming Fleet Week.

   Just In! Pictures from our April Dinner Social - Jump on over to our photo gallery to see them.

   Want to see some really great pictures - Go to our photo gallery and view the slideshow from our Annual Eater Egg Hunt for the Coast Guard.

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 2015 is almost here, with the opening welcoming event at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on May 4th, 2015. Volunteers are still needed to assist with tours, special events, etc., so go on line to register as a volunteer at Shelley Beck is coordinating the volunteers this year and I'm sure can use your help. I am also coordinating the staffing of our table, where we will be selling cold drinks and coins, and this year will be helping our Broward Navy Days by selling Fleet Week t-shirts and coins. A number of members have stepped forward, but I can still use a few more volunteers to staff the table during the week and donate soda and water. In addition to this being a fundraiser for our youth programs, it's also an opportunity to recruit new members, so let me know if you are available. Erwin Sefton is also coordinating our hosting of the Junior Officer Party at Briny's on Tuesday, May 5th, and we're looking for a good turnout of Council members to greet the JO's. There are numerous other events throughout the week for our members to participate at. See for a complete list of events.

Thanks to all who were able to make it to our April Council dinner meeting on Thursday, April 9th at Tropical Acres. Our guest speaker was CAPT Melissa Bert, Chief of Staff of the Seventh Coast Guard District in Miami, who spoke 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 have cancelled our normal dinner meeting date and will be holding a joint dinner meeting with the Fort Lauderdale Council at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club on Wednesday, May 20th. RADM Karl Schultz, USCG, SOUTHCOM Director of Operations (J-3) will be our guest speaker. Hope to see plenty of members there.

Senior Chief Alan Starr and I were able to attend our adopted unit Coast Guard Air Station Miami's monthly awards ceremony to present awards to their 2014 Enlisted Persons of the Quarter and Year. We were thanked for our Council's support of the unit. Some of us will be back there on May 1st to attend the Seventh Coast Guard District Change of Command Ceremony and Retirement Ceremony for RADM Jake Korn, who has been a strong supporter of the Navy League during his two years as District Commander. We wish RADM Korn and his family well as he makes that "last flight" into retirement!.

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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