Broward Council Members and Friends
Thank you to all who were able to attend our joint meeting with the Fort Lauderdale Council on Wednesday, September 17th at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club. Five of the ninety of Alan Starr's Naval Sea Cadets that participated in summer training this year reported on their training program experiences; some of the cadets completed multiple weeks of training. It's always enjoyable to hear about the great training the cadets receive during their summer when they give up their vacation time to attend training courses throughout the US. We also took the opportunity to present a recognition plaque from our council to Fort Lauderdale Council member Rudy Oetting for his many financial donations over the years to our Council's great deployed Marines care package program led by Alan and Shelley Stein.
Looking ahead, we will once again be getting together with the Fort Lauderdale Council for the annual Oktoberfest. This year, we will be going to the Lauderdale Yacht Club on Thursday, October 16th. This is always an enjoyable event, and I hope we'll have a good turnout of members. On Sunday, October 19th, our adopted unit NOSC Miami will be holding a change of command where we will bid farewell to CDR Sutton and welcome his relief, and on Sunday, November 16th our Council, along with the Fort Lauderdale and Miami Councils, will host an Individual Augmentee (IA) recognition luncheon for personnel assigned to NOSC Miami that have been deployed in IA billets worldwide. George Reeves has been working hard with the NOSC and Shula's in Miami Lakes to set up a memorable event. More details will be sent out later this month.
Our Treasurer Tom Carney was able to set up an affinity arrangement through Amazon.com such that every purchase made through the Amazon.com web site will results on a rebate of .5% of the purchase price to our Council (at no cost to the purchaser). Please check out the notice and next time shopping Amazon click on the above AmazonSmile icon and give it a try!
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