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NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES MASSACHUSETTS BAY COUNCIL

Civilian support of the Sea Services

aka Mass. Bay Council, Navy League   |   BOSTON, MA   |  www.massbaynavyleague.org

Mission

The Navy League's mission is twofold: to inform the nation, and its political leaders, of the vital importance to the country of a comprehensive and fully prepared sea service; and to provide support for active duty sea service personnel and their families. We also help support youth programs, such as the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, et al.

Notes from the nonprofit

We SUCCESSFULLY raised funds for commissioning USS Thomas Hudner (DDG116) in Boston Dec. 1, 2018. Named for CAPT Hudner, USN(Ret) who received the Medal of Honor for endangering his own life while attempting to rescue his wing-mate who was downed near the Chosin Reservoir, Korea. We continue to support the Sea Services by educating members and the public as to sea service needs; and we present awards to personnel. Another aim is to support the six Sea and League Cadet units we sponsor. We continue to give awards to Navy, Coast Guard, Sea and League cadets, NROTC and JROTC members. We also raise funds and items for the annual Marine Toys for Tots program. We are currently sponsoring the commissioning of USS Nantucket (LCS 27) and in process of raising funds for that purpose.

Ruling year info

1983

President

Mr. Thomas V. Hennessey Jr.

Main address

MASSACHUSETTS BAY COUNCIL 25 DORCHESTER AVE., PO BOX 51662

BOSTON, MA 02205 USA

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EIN

04-2783171

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

Domestic National Security (includes Military and Defense Issues) (Q43)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gaining membership. Regularly asking members to recruit new members. Asking Navy League (National) for membership campaigns.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sea Cadets

The Navy League devotes time, money and energy to support and improve the well being of American service personnel and their families. Our council adopted ships and shore commands; rewards and honors sea service personnel; hosts events for military personnel; and raises funds for programs such as Marine Toys for Tots. In addition, planned, executed, and underwritten the ceremonies connected with the commissioning of new Navy ships and host birthday celebrations for the Navy and Coast Guard. In keeping with its educational objective, the Navy League also supports America's young people through successful youth programs, including the providing scholarships for Navy personnel and families.
Mass Bay Council sponsors eight Sea and League Cadet units and gives awards to many outstanding Sea Service personnel.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Military personnel
Children and youth

Awards given to Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps personnel; outstanding NROTC, JNROTC, JMCROTC and Naval Sea Cadet Corps members

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Military personnel

Awards to outstanding Navy, Coast Guard Marine servicemen and NROTC midshipmen. Also to youth programs as Sea Cadets and Junior ROTC.

Population(s) Served

At the Navy's request, sponsor the Commissioning Committee for commissioning of new Navy ships in Boston

Population(s) Served
Adults
Military personnel

Raise awareness for the needs of needy children at Xmas by obtaining contributions and toys to be distributed by the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Non-adult children

Sponsor six Sea and League Cadet units. Provide some financial support, sponsor awards at region Swim Meet and Leadership Academy

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Navy League of the United States 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of free participants on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Toys for Tots

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of different periodicals published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Awards

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Newsletter sent to members, military commands, elected officials

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Ship Commissioning

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Mostly related to commissioning of USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116)

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To increase awareness of the public, our legislators and our members of the need for a strong Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and U.S. Flag Merchant Marine inasmuch as our security and economic well-being is dependent of free use of the sea.

To encourage and recognize our nation's youth by sponsoring the Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Navy League Cadet Corps and presenting awards to outstanding youth as examples to others.

Monitor and encourage the leadership of the several sponsored youth groups.
Continue to make members, legislators and the public aware of sea services needs and issues.

Fund raising and providing several of the youth group leaders.
Communications by email and through social media.
Publishing a council newsletter.

Many youth members have gone on to higher education with scholarships.
Raise funds to further assist the youth programs.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES MASSACHUSETTS BAY COUNCIL

Board of directors
as of 08/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Thomas Hennessey

Mass. Bay Council, NLUS

Term: 2022 - 2022

Ivan R Samuels

Navy League

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/8/2022

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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