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  • 1. Vol.41 Issue 50 September 2013 dividual was selected. Their stories were truly in- spiring, and it was an honor to be able to recognize such outstanding individuals. In addition to the awards, an elegant dinner and dancing completed the evening. I hope you all had a great summer! Our summer started with Commissioning Week at the US Naval Academy in An- napolis during the last week in May. We attended the Gradua- tion/Commissioning Ceremony where over 1000 Midshipmen were conferred their diplomas and either the rank of Ensign in the Navy or 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. President Obama was the guest of honor and congratulated each mid- shipman personally, despite a steady, cold rain. Two former Spruance Division Sea Cadets were among the graduates: Ensign Joshua Kotler, son of Council Members Jon and Anita Kotler, graduated in the top 10%, and was one of only 11 graduates to be selected for the Medical Corps. He is attending Georgetown University School of Medicine. Our son, Ensign Adam Drucker, is a surface warfare officer, and is currently serving aboard our Council’s adopted ship, the USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109), stationed in Norfolk. He is the division officer in charge of combat electronics. Josh and Adam have been class- mates since Pre-Kindergarten, and it was truly a thrill to see them both graduate together from the Academy. On June 14th, our Council sponsored the Sea Services Enlisted Person of the Year Ball, at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Pier Top. This event is usually part of Fleet Week Port Everglades, but since the Navy ships did not arrive this year, we decided to make it a separate event honoring the local comands. When Event Chairman Abi Montes visualized this event, he wanted it to be like the Academy Awards, where the servicemen and women being honored would feel like movie stars! I think Abi and his committee definitely succeeded. Thirteen exceptional Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from the local com- mands were honored. A representative from each command introduced their respective Enlisted Per- son of the Year, and spoke briefly about why that in- TABLE OF CONTENTS: Birthdays.......................................... Page 2 Guest Speaker in September . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 3 Guest Speaker in November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 4 VetsPresentation /Lunch &Learn ................. Page 5 Visit Our NewWebsite ............................ Page 5 Ft.Lauderdale CouncilAnnual Beach Party......... Page 6 Community Affiliate News - Image 360 . . . . . . Page 7 View From the Bridge ........................... Page 8 2013 Nat’l. Navy League Convention . . . . . . . . Page 9 Sea Cadet Night, September 18th . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 10 Operation Homecoming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 11 5K Run/Walk, Saturday,October 12th . . . . . . . . . . . Page 12 Oktoberfest Celebration, Thursday,October 17th . . Page 13 CommunityAffiliates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 14 continued on page 2 Ensign Josh Kotler receives diploma from President Obama
  • 2. NAVY LEAGUE NEWS – 2 Our July Summer Picnic at the Beach was a “go”, despite the rainy weather. Members of the Broward County Council & Broward Navy Days joined us for a joint celebration, highlighted by live music, delicious food and lively conversation. Special thanks go to the Wikbergs and the Pearsons for setting everything up, and to Bill Wikberg, Nels Pearson and Gary Pirtle who braved the elements to grill the steaks and chicken in the pouring rain! It was great to get to know new members Brian & Peg Turner. No one let the rain dampen their spirits, and the evening was a great suc- cess. Thanks to donations from many of our Council members, 28 Spruance Division Sea Cadets who would otherwise not have been able to afford the cost, were able to attend Recruit Training this summer. Many other Cadets attended Advanced Trainings all over the U.S., made possible by your donations. You will hear all about the Cadets’ summer experiences at Sea Cadet Night, held jointly with the Broward County Council, on Wednesday, September 18th, 6pm at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club. I hope you will plan to attend. Save the date on Saturday, October 12th! Our Council is celebrating the 238th birthday of the US Navy by sponsoring the 2nd Annual Pursuit of Honor, Courage & Commitment 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project & Fort Lauderdale Sea Cadets at 7:30 am. I hope you will plan to attend and walk or run the beau- tiful course on Hollywood Beach. If you can’t participate, please make a donation to these two great causes! We need your support! http://beta.active.com/hollywood-fl/running/pursuit-of-honor-courage-commitment-5k-run-walk- benefiting-ftl-sea-cadets-2013 Coming up next month is the Oktoberfest at the Lauderdale Yacht Club on Thursday, October 17th, 6:30 pm. Wear your lederhosen and join us for traditional German beer, cuisine and music! We will be back at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club for our joint November Dinner Meeting with Broward Council and Broward Navy Days. We look forward to meeting Admiral John H. Korn, the newly arrived Commander of the Seventh Coast Guard Dis- trict, who will be our guest speaker. It promises to be a busy fall with lots of great events. I look forward to seeing you all! Lynn Drucker President, Fort Lauderdale Council NLUS continued from page 1 Navy League of the United States, Fort Lauderdale Council September Birthdays KayeLynne Northcutt - 9/1 Vicki Samuels - 9/2 Doug Weber - 9/4 Joy LeRoy - 9/8 Dr. Dirk Basting - 9/9 Joan Fink - 9/9 Anita Kotler - 9/9 Ross Elder - 9/16 Capt. Steven Naimoli - 9/16 George Graveson - 9/17 Henry Milton - 9/18 David Leone - 9/28 Anita Wortley - 9/30 Ensign Adam Drucker & former Sea Cadet Brandon Wasicsko at USNA Commissioning Ceremony
  • 3. GUEST SPEAKER FOR OUR SEPTEmBER 18Th DINNER mEETING DIEGO hERNANDEz, CDR, USN DEPUTy, mANPOwER AND ACCOUNTING BRANCh OPNAv, N120B NAVY LEAGUE NEWS – 3 Cmdr. Diego Hernandez, right, former commanding officer of the submarine Wyoming, greets Italian Lt. Cmdr. Alberto Tarabotto in 2009 CDR Diego Hernandez was born in Providence, RI, and grew up in Colombia, South America, and in West Palm Beach, FL. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1991 with a BS in Aero- space Engineering. Immediately upon graduation, he completed Naval Nuclear Power training and joined the submarine fleet in San Diego, CA aboard the USS PASADENA (SSN 752) where he qualified in submarines. Subsequent sea tours included Navigator and Operations Officer on the USS TREPANG (SSN 674), Engineer Officer on the USS TOLEDO (SSN 769), and Executive Officer on- board USS RHODE ISLAND (SSBN 740)(G). From August 2009 to February 2012 he commanded the USS WYOMING (SSBN 742)(G) in Kings Bay, GA, where he lead his crew on 3 strategic deterrent patrols, the timely completion of the largest Extended Refit Package ever undertaken in Kings Bay, and the first ever integration of females into a US Navy submarine wardroom. Shore assignments during his career include Flag Aide to RDML Charles J. Beers, COMSUB- GRU TEN in Kings Bay, GA, Submarine Officer Assignment officer at the Bureau of Navy Per- sonnel in Millington, TN, and Military Analyst at Office of the Secretary of Defense Program Analysis and Evaluation (OSD-PA&E) at the Pentagon. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards) as well as various unit and campaign level awards. CDR Hernandez holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and is a designated Joint Service Officer. He currently resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife Jennifer and their son Lucas (3). He has two other children, Annie (12) and Sam (10), who reside with their mother in Jupiter, FL.
  • 4. GUEST SPEAKER FOR OUR NOvEmBER 20Th DINNER mEETING REAR ADmIRAL jOhN h. KORN COmmANDER, SEvENTh COAST GUARD DISTRICT mIAmI, FLORIDA NAVY LEAGUE NEWS – 4 Rear Admiral Korn serves as Commander of the Seventh Coast Guard District headquartered in Miami, Florida. As District Commander, he is responsible for all Coast Guard operations in the Southeast United States and the Caribbean Basin including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and over 15,000 miles of coastline. In addition, the Seventh District shares operational borders with 34 Foreign Nations and Territories. Prior to assuming command of the Seventh District, Rear Admiral Korn  served as Assistant Com- mandant for Acquisition and Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO), following a two-year assignment as the service’s Program Executive Officer (PEO).  As CAO, he directed efforts across all Coast Guard acquisi- tion programs and related procurement management, contracting, and research and development ac- tivities to execute the service’s approximately $30 billion acquisition investment portfolio. In his previous assignment as PEO, he oversaw the execution of all Coast Guard acquisition programs and projects, which provides for the sustainment, modernization and recapitalization of surface, air, command and control, and logistics assets for the Coast Guard’s multiple maritime missions. He served in a variety of operational and staff tours during his career, including Chief of Staff of the Eighth Coast Guard District, the first Commander of Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi, Commanding Officer of Air Station Corpus Christi, Chief of Search and Rescue for the Eighth Coast Guard District, Commanding Officer of Air Station New Orleans, and Engineering Officer of both Air Station Houston and Aviation Training Center Mobile. He also served as the Chief, Inventory Management Branch at the Aircraft Repair and Supply Center (AR&SC). He attained pilot qualifications on the HH-52A, HH-3F, HH-60J, HH-65A/B and the HU-25 and attained a Civilian Airline Transport Rating. A native of northern New Jersey, Rear Adm. Korn graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in ocean engineering. He received a master’s degree in industrial ad- ministration from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management in 1989. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the National Defense University in 2000, receiving a Chief Infor- mation Officer’s Certificate and is a 2004 graduate of the Naval War College Fleet Seminar Program. His military awards include two Legions of Merit and six Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals.
  • 5. NAVY LEAGUE NEWS – 5 PLEASE vISIT ThE NEw FT. LAUDERDALE COUNCIL wEBSITE LUNCH & LEARN Hosted by Dignity Memorial Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 11:30am at Signature Memories Event Center 299 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Topics: Knowing Veteran Burial Benefits Led by: Ken Stolar of Dignity Memorial Knowing Veteran Hospice Benefits Led by: John Donovan-Veteran Liaison with Vitas Innovative Hospice RSVP Required by Friday, October 11th , 2013 954-781-9661 or 888-664-1122 vETERANS PRESENTATION wEDNESDAy, OCTOBER 16, 2013
  • 6. NAVY LEAGUE NEWS – 6 When you think about a Beach Party, a sunny day comes to mind. Well, that was not the case on Saturday July 13th, when over 50 people, showing true Sea Service spirit, braved the elements on a stormy and rainy after- noon to attend our traditional Summer Beach Picnic. Special thanks go to Bill and Jane Wikberg and Nels and Lisbeth Pearson for organizing another successful social event with participation from Broward Council and Broward Navy Days. At the picnic we welcomed new Council members Brian and Peg Turner, both retired naval officers. We must give special recognition to Nels Pearson, Gary Pirtle and Bill Wikberg, who battled and beat the storm at the grill and had our steaks and chicken ready for us all to enjoy. What a delicious meal! All in attendance enjoyed the evening’s conversation and fellowship. Brian Turner, Peg Turner, Elaine Hogg Lisbeth and Nels Pearson Bill and Jane Wikberg Gary Pirtle and President Lynn Drucker FORT LAUDERDALE COUNCIL ANNUAL BEACH PARTY BY OsCAR ROmANO
  • 7. NAVY LEAGUE NEWS – 7 COmmUNITy AFFILIATES NEwS By OSCAR ROmANO On August 8, Chuck Black and Lynn Elsasser hosted an open house at their place of business in the Flagler Arts and Technology Village (FAT Village), an ever growing Arts community located in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The occasion was to celebrate the launch of the new phase of their company, a transition from Signs by Tomorrow to Image360. This will allow them access to a wide national resource with the most advanced technology in graphics, signage and display. The event was very well attended. The formal Ribbon Cutting ceremony was conducted by Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler. Also present for the occasion was Mr. Ray L. Palmer, president of the Alliance Franchise Brands Sign & Graphics Division which consists of Image360, Signs Now and Signs By Tomorrow. Several Fort Lauderdale Navy League members joined the festivities at the open house. We wish our Community Affiliate a future of success. Alicia Romano, Elton Sayward, Sea Cadet Nico Skinner and Simone Ramos Ft Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce President Dan Lindblade, Chuck Black, Lynn Elsasser, Ft Lauderdale City Commissioner Romney Rogers, Ft Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and Ray L. Palmer mERChANT mARINE mEmORIAL IN LONDON PhOTO By ChUCK BLACK
  • 8. NAVY LEAGUE NEWS – 8 vIEw FROm ThE BRIDGE jUNE – jULy – AUGUST, 2013 Spruance Division/Radford Training Ship held our Annual Awards Banquet at Tropical Acres on June 8th . Special thanks to Barbara and Leo Greenfield for hosting the event at Tropical Acres. We had 175 Cadets, Parents, Staff, and guests in attendance. The Most Improved League Cadet is Alec Cooper. The Most Improved Sea Cadet is Giovanni Soto. The Fred Topper League Cadet of the Year is Zachary Beller. The Tom Clarke Sea Cadet of the Year is PO1 Isaac Stratton. The George Thorne Leadership Award is presented to CPO Devin Davis. The Lou Besterda Instructor of the Year is John Serko. The Lou Besterda Officer of the Year is Ens. Paul Paguaga. A very Special “Over the Top Award” is presented to X.O. LT Jorge Perez. Graduating Seniors are: PO1 Isaac Stratton, US Naval Academy, (our 11th entry to the Naval Academy); PO2 Gabriel Rodriguez, Full 4 year USMC ROTC Scholarship; PO3 Phillipe Hauser will attend FSU; PO3 Alex Dender, en- listed USN; CPO Devin Davis, enlisted USN; SN Eduardo Rodriguez, enlisted USMC. Leadership for the upcoming year was formally transferred. CPO Lorenzo Gari will be the Division Chief Petty Officer, PO1 Danielle Serrano will be the Leading Petty Officer, PO3 Paul Paguaga will be the Assistant LPO, and PO2 Jacob Wallace will be the Master at Arms. Four new Staff Members were added to the Spruance Team, Simone Ramos will assist with Ribbons and Awards, Alan Wenzel will assist with small boat operations, CWO Guy Rush, USCG , Fixed Wing Maintenance Officer at Air Station Miami will be the new Operations Officer, and IS1 Sean Hall, USN, Intel Specialist at US Southern Command will be the Assistant Ops Officer. Welcome Aboard Shipmates! The Cadets of Spruance Division began their exciting summer training sessions immediately after school ended. League Cadets attended Orientation in Groveland, FL.; many were away from home for the first time. Twenty Eight Sea Cadets attended Recruit Training at the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Eagle Academy, under the watchful eyes of LT Jorge Perez, LT Tim Diener, Midshipman Ryan McDaniel, and several of our senior Cadets who provided assistance as Staff Cadets. Other training opportunities this summer included Submarine training at Kings Bay, GA, Master At Arms Training, Sea Bee Training, Aviation Training at NAS Jacksonville, Scuba Training, Field Operations in Michigan, Sea- manship Training, Marksmanship Training, and a brand new Training opportunity for Photo Journalism School in New London, CT. What a Summer! This is why the motto of the Sea Cadet Program is that “It is an adventure of a life- time”! LCDR Starr worked alongside Master Sergeant Abbi Montes, USMCR, and Fort Lauderdale Navy League Council members to host the Annual Sailor of the Year/Enlisted Person of the Year Awards Dinner, held at the Hyatt Pier 66 Hotel. 13 Sailors Marines and Coastguardsmen from 13 local area Commands were recognized for being “the Best of the Best” in their Commands. LCDR Starr represented the Cadet Corps at the Change of Command of Coast Guard Sector Miami, at CG Base Miami Beach, and the Change of Command and retirement of Coast Guard District 7 RADM Baumgartner, who was relieved by RADM Korn, at the Coast Guard Air Station Miami. LCDR Starr also participated in the retirement ceremony of Coast Guard District 7 Command Master Chief Lou Kitchen, who retired after 32 years of Service, and also participated in the retirement ceremony of CG Sector Miami Command Master Chief Mark Mello, and attended the Change of Command of the CG Aids to Navigation Team, in Fort Lauderdale. Upcoming events include a 9/11 ceremony, Sea Cadet Night at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club, Side Boys for the US Southern Command Navy Birthday Celebration, and most importantly, our Annual Fund Raiser, 5K Race to be held Oct 12 on Hollywood Beach. Funds raised will be shared with the Wounded Warrior Project. We held an open house for new potential recruits in August, at the end of our first Drill, and had over 40 parents and potential Cadets learn about our Program. They will now go through our screening process. We have a total ships company of 133 Cadets and Staff. We have made arrangements with the Veterans Post next door, for the Cadets to use their parking lot as a “Grinder” for morning PT. Our Male Cadets will have the use of their hall to change into their uniforms following PT. This will save almost 40 minutes of our Training Time, where before we could only have 4/5 Cadets change at one time. We are looking forward to another Fantastic year for our Cadets, as they become the mature Leaders of Tomor- row. Respectfully submitted, LCDR Alan Starr, NSCC, Commanding Officer
  • 9. NAVY LEAGUE NEWS – 9 2013 NATIONAL NAvy LEAGUE CONvENTION, LONG BEACh, CALIFORNIA By SKIP wITUNSKI, FLORIDA REGION PRESIDENT A great week in Long Beach we heard some encouraging words and now let’s see what actions develop. I feel we are on our way to better management, financial controls, and a more openness of all of our future actions, and a new fresh team at the National level. First, I want to thank everyone who attended from the Florida Region. I sincerely appreciate your efforts. We had six councils represented from the Florida Region: St. Augustine Council (2),Bill Dudley, Dave Sullivan; Tampa Council (3), Joe Daigneault, Lil Hanson, & Myself; Sarasota Council (2), Gerard & Frances St. Germain; Mayport Council (2), Bill & Betty Howard; Fort Lauderdale Council (4), Chuck Black, Rudy & Louise B. Oetting, Simone Ramos; Cape Canerval (2), Larry & Lillian Bertsch. Second, I wish to welcome our New National Leaders, Jim Offutt, National President and Bill Dudley National Vice President Field Operations. Third, I want to mention that our Councils received the lion’s share of National Awards: 9 Councils received National Recognition, 3 Councils were designated as Outstanding, Tampa, Mayport, and Sarasota; 5 Councils were designated Meritorious- Broward, Daytona Beach, Key West, Space Coast and Treasure Coast; 1 Council received Honor- able Mention- Sun Coast; 1 Council was recog- nized for their Newsletter- Sarasota; 3Councils were recognized for Retention, Jacksonville, Treasure Coast, & Sun Coast. I received an award for 7th In Nation for Recruiting Skip Witunski. (32 new members). Congratulations to all! Now, let’s all focus on Membership and Retention. We want to have a positive year at year end. We have lots of effort to put forth but we can do it. Our Florida Region got approved as presented: New National Directors-Skip Witunski, Chris Paddock, John Vargo, Chuck Black, Bill Dudley, Mike McGrath, Bob Price, Simone Ramos, Gerard St. Germain, Todd Dunn, Joe Daigneault, Shelley Beck, Pat Dumont, Dolph Dumont, Diane Wright, Rudy Oetting, & Betty Howard & Joe Giambrome (Alternate). The main focus of the convention was on National Navy League. 1. Gover- nance: Decisions were made to eliminate the Steering Committee and replace it with a new Executive Committee of 21 members. The Board of Directors will be decrease in size from over 200 down to 122. The Area Presidents will be eliminated and retitled as Regional Vice Presidents. 2. Finances: At present we have 100 million in assets and a net worth of $50 million. the last two years we have operated at about a 15-20% net loss, we need to raise revenues and look at programs. Ashort -term hiring freeze was instituted at the National Level, as well as a tight- ening of expenditures for the rest year. We will have a new 5-10 year Strategic Plan. 3. Membership and Retention: We all need to be at a positive growth rate at the end of the year and make a con- centrated effort on our to increase membership in our own coun- cils. 4.Training: We are working on 5 modules to have on-line training and to get that up so new Councils members can go on line on their time frame to take the training they need, remember the National Staff is down to 29 we can’t do all at once but we have listed 5 to start. We also have to strive to have all of our members to have email addresses is saves on postage and can see new messages and sooner and each council can be more respon- sive. We are also updating our Mission Statement check our web- sites for new updates at www.navyleague.org and www.floridanavyleague.org. I thank each and every one of you for all you do every day for the Navy League! I think we haven’t yet grown to our full potential, but activity bring progress, and the more we do the more we are noticed. On a side note, we had a young Sea Cadet attend the convention for the Fort Lauderdale unit. His name is Seaman Apprentice Nico Skinner. He accompanied his mother, Simone Ramos, to the convention. Nico is attending two Sea Cadet Trainings this summer, one is in San Diego. I heard that he is quite the Chef. He may be the only Sea Cadet to attend a national convention in recent years. I wish all the best for him as he climbs the ranks of the Sea Cadets. Hats off to Key West Council they are gearing up for 6 USCG Fast Response Cutters Commissioning’s at Sunset with the 1st one in Nov. of this year. Simone Ramos and her son Sea Cadet Nico Skinner at National Navy League Convention Rudy oetting, Simone Ramos & Chuck Black at National Navy League Convention National Convention Reception was held aboard the USS Iowa-
  • 10. Navy League of the United States Fort Lauderdale & Broward Councils present Sea Cadet Night Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. Cash Bar 7:00 P.M. Dinner & Meeting R.S.V.P. 954-565-6778 no later than 9:00 am, Monday, September 16 Guests $35 per person. Admittance by reservation only. NAVY LEAGUE NEWS – 10
  • 11. NAVY LEAGUE NEWS – 11 OPERATION hOmECOmING By SImONE RAmOS On Saturday, Sept. 7th WWII Veterans were flown to Washing- ton DC for one day to visit and re- flect at their WWII Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the US Marine Corps Memorial (Iowa Jima). Some historical land- marks were discussed with the Veterans including the Penta- gon,White House, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memo- rial. It was certainly a very powerful and emotional experience that moved many to tears including the Veterans. As the announcement was made that they are making their way through the concourse the cheering, music and the excitement began. The wonderful thing was that the Veterans were not aware what was about to take place and that they would receive a ¨Welcome Home¨ they never received before. They were stunned and some in tears to see the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue´s Pipes and Drums Corps, Honor Guard members from various departments, JROTC units, Boy and Girl Scouts, dignitaries, news media, US Military Vets Motorcycle Club members, school students and teachers, church members, West Palm Beach Sea Cadets and hundred´s of people they have never met before and shook their hands and expressing a heartfelt ¨Thank You¨! It was pointed out to us that a 92 year old Veteran said the following: ¨I have never felt appreciated my entire life. Not until that day. And I shook more hands at the airport than I probably have my entire life. I never thought I mattered. Not until that day.¨ While making my way to my car I had the honor to shake hands of a WWII Veteran in a wheelchair that was escorted by a Guardian. I cannot express the gratitude I felt when he held my hand with tears in his eyes thanking me for taking my time to come and be part of something he would have never expected. I simply replied ¨It is an honor Sir¨. No words can explain the emotions that Saturday night at the PB International Airport as we witnessed and were part of something so special.
  • 12. The Navy League of the United States Fort Lauderdale Council presents the Pursuit of Honor, Courage & Commitment 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Fort Lauderdale Sea Cadets and the Wounded Warrior Project Saturday, October 12, 2013 7:30 am Hollywood Beach Early Registration Fee 5K Runners - $25 per person Active Duty Military $5 Active Sea Cadet, JROTC Cadet or Student < 18 y. o. $15 Day of the Race Registration Fee $35 per person The first 300 registrants will receive a race T-Shirt. Registration Closes Friday, October 11, 2012 @ 3:00 PM Link to Registration Page http://beta.active.com/hollywood-fl/running/pursuit-of- honor-courage-commitment-5k-run-walk-benefiting-ftl- sea-cadets-2013 Link to Face Book Page USNSCCSpruanceDivision@groups.facebook.com NAVY LEAGUE NEWS – 12
  • 13. Broward County & Fort Lauderdale Councils invite you to a joint Thursday, October 17th 6:30-9:30pm Lauderdale Yacht Club 1725 SE 12th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 featuring Live Music, German Beers, & German Fare $35 per person ($25 for military) Please detach and return with your check Oktoberfest Celebration Thursday, October 17th, Lauderdale Yacht Club, 6:30-9:30 pm Name_____________________ Phone__________________ Email__________________ # attending (@$35each/$25 for military) _______ Total enclosed $_______ Make checks payable to: NLUS Send to: Lynn Drucker 845 S. Southlake Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019 For questions call 954-325-9102 NAVY LEAGUE NEWS – 13
  • 14. SEA CADET NIGhT wednesday, September 18th, 2013 Coral Ridge yacht Club 6-7Pm Cocktails • 7-9 Pm Dinner RSvP Required! Call 954-565-6778 no later than noon, monday prior to the meeting.  wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 at 3:30 Pm SEA CADET hEADQUARTERS Located at: 300 S.W. 25th Street • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 Fort Lauderdale Council 2013 OFFICERS President: Lynn A. Drucker 1st Vice President: Oscar Romano 2nd Vice President: Abiud Montes 3rd Vice President: Simone Ramos Secretary: Elaine M. Hogg Treasurer: Harvey Kovac Asst. Treasurer: Rosemarie Dezolt Judge Advocate: Capt. Edward R. Fink Asst. Judge Advocate: Richard Chosid EDITORIAL STAFF Lynn Drucker Rudy Oetting Oscar Romano Chuck Black Jim Black BOARD OF DIRECTORS mEETING # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # FORT LAUDERDALE COUNCIL COmmUNITy AFFILIATES 5700 Griffin Road, Suite 200 Davie, Florida 33314 Main Line: 954.797.0410 Cell: 954.658.7128 Direct Fax: 954.797.0549 Gary@PirtleConstruction.com www.PirtleConstruction.com Offices located in Broward, Dade & Palm Beach CGC 001110 Gary Pirtle, LEED AP AssistantVice President visit us on the web at www.flnavyleague.org