Navy League of the United States Fort Lauderdale Council, Inc.

Citizens Supporting the Sea Services

aka Navy League of the United States Fort Lauderdale Council, Inc.   |   Fort Lauderdale, FL   |  www.ftlnavyleague.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.

Ruling year info

1990

Past Council President

Dr Lynn L Atkinson

Main address

P. O. Box 350625

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33335-0625 USA

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Formerly known as

The Fort Lauderdale Council Navy League of the United States, Inc.

EIN

59-1412425

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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

Supporting the Sea Services; US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, US Flag Merchant Marine

The Navy League devotes time, money and energy to support and improve the well being of American service personnel and their families. Local councils adopt ships and shore commands; reward and honor enlisted personnel of the year; host dinners and balls for military personnel; and visit and support family members left behind when spouses and parents are deployed. In addition, they have planned, executed, and underwritten the ceremonies connected with the commissioning of new Navy ships or openings of new military buildings; raise money and provide volunteer workers for fleet week activities; and host birthday celebrations for the various sea services. In keeping with its educational objective, the Navy League also supports America's young people through successful youth programs, including the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Junior ROTC programs providing numerous local and national scholarships.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Adolescents

Youth Development Program for boys and girls age 10-18 who are interested in seamanship, STEM education and learning about the Sea Services.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

• Increase public awareness and educate the public on the mission of the Navy League of the United States
• Recruit and retain new members for our local Navy League council which supports active duty sea service members and their families (Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, Merchant Marine) as well as the local youth programs that we sponsor (U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, NJROTC Programs)
• Find additional fundraising opportunities
• Find and attract corporate sponsorships and community partners
• Research and apply for additional Grants relevant to our mission

• We are currently updating the Fort Lauderdale Navy League and the Fort Lauderdale Sea Cadets websites and social media sites. We hope to gain more visibility for our fundraising efforts and to recruit and retain Navy League council members.
• We are researching additional funding sources for our ongoing Capital Campaign to completely renovate and expand our Fort Lauderdale Sea Cadet training facility here in Fort Lauderdale. (Officially, the Capital Campaign for the Mary N. Porter Sea Cadet Training Center)
• We are hosting our major annual fundraising event, the 9th Annual Pursuit of Honor, Courage, and Commitment 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Fort Lauderdale Sea Cadets and the Wounded Warrior Project in October 2020.
• We are planning the Commissioning Ceremony of the USS Fort Lauderdale, one of the US Navy’s newest ships, which will take place in Port Everglades, Florida in 2021. We will promote the event and obtain sponsorships and donations from residents and businesses to support the Commissioning Ceremony and associated events. We look forward to hosting the ship and her crew in Fort Lauderdale.

• We have successfully sponsored the Commissioning Ceremonies of several US Navy Ships in the past.
• We host monthly dinner meetings for our members and guests with excellent guest speakers from our local Sea Service commands. We host members and families from our local Sea Service commands at all our events.
• We sponsor networking events during the year where members can interact with active duty sea service members, including the Navy League Day at the Races, Summer Beach Picnic, Enlisted Person of the Year Awards Dinner, Oktoberfest, Holiday Dinner & Toys for Tots Campaign
• We host an Annual Sea Cadet Night where our cadets share their summer training experiences with our Navy League members and Sea Service members.
• We sponsor several annual fundraising events including the Black-Tie Seven Seas Gala and the Pursuit of Honor, Courage and Commitment 5K Run/Walk
• We publish monthly newsletters to keep members informed
• We receive regular communications from National Headquarters through emails, newsletters, and conference calls. There are also resources made available to all Navy League Members through the National website.
• Council Board Members attend National Conferences and some of our current and former Board Members also serve at the Regional and National levels.
• We maintain close contact with the other councils in the Florida Region through monthly conference calls, and share ideas for fundraising and other events.

• We have successfully sponsored the Commissioning Ceremonies of several US Navy Ships including the USS Bainbridge (2005), USS Jason Dunham (2010), USS Paul Ignatius (2019) and the US Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge (2012).
• Due to our fundraising efforts the Capital Campaign for the Mary N. Porter Sea Cadet Training Center has reach more than 85% of our goal. This includes grants from the Community Foundation of Broward and the Broward Sheriff’s Department and generous donations from community partners and council members. We are hoping to break ground in the Fall of 2020.
• Once the construction is complete, our council will continue to incur all costs associated with the maintenance and repair of the building and will continue to support our Sea Cadets and their families by providing much needed funds for enrollment fees, training events, summer programs, uniforms, awards, travel assistance, etc.
• We will be looking for new ways to support our active duty Sea Service members and their families.

Financials

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Operations

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Navy League of the United States Fort Lauderdale Council, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/1/2021
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Board chair

Mr. Abiud Montes

Navy League of the United States, Fort Lauderdale Council

Term: 2017 - 2021

Lynn Atkinson

Board Member, Navy League of the US, Fort Lauderdale Council

Dave Warkentien

Vice President, Navy League of the US, Fort Lauderdale Council

Alan Starr

Vice President, Navy League of the US, Fort Lauderdale Council

Barbara Kelleher

Vice President, Navy League of the US, Fort Lauderdale Council

Elaine Hogg

Navy League of the US, Fort Lauderdale Council,

Abiud Montes

President, Navy League of the US, Fort Lauderdale Council

Elaine Nasta

Board Member, Navy League of the US, Fort Lauderdale

Board leadership practices

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    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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/10/2020

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.