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November 10


Deland Naval Air Museum dinner dance.  Deland National Guard Armory.  Reservations – $25.  Dennis 619 841 8105


October TBD


Fourth Fleet awards at Halifax Yacht Club. Dinner. Awaiting word on very special guest speakers.


October 10


Tour at Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, home to the Navy’s Atlantic Coast ballistic-missile submarines.  Despite recent cancellations Council will continue planning for this event. Tours and ship visits are not priority events for the Navy – especially with the activity going on with NK and in the eastern Med. Contact – Ted 386 931 0481


September TBD



August


Planning begins for DIS suites (2) donated for Speed Weeks 2018


July 27


Captain Wm. McGonagle Memorial Library project.  Books delivered to Fourth Fleet and CG Station Mayport.  To donate books – Ernie 386 446 6855


June and July


Sea Cadets attended week-long training in various subjects and programs at several military and civilian sites in Florida and other state? Scholarship funds for this valuable youth training are always appreciated.


July 1


Sailors from crews 114 and 115 (LCS Squadron Two) attend the Coke Zero 400 at DIS.  Arranged for NASCAR’s Troops-to-the-Track program.


June 30


Sailors from USS Lessen (DDG 82), USS Farragut (DDG 99), USCG Stations Ponce and Port Canaveral, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) and LCS Squadron Two crews 114 and 115 attends the Xfinity race at DIS. Arranged for NASCAR’s Troops-to-the-Track program.


June 27


The Council presented 2nd Qtr SOQ awards to three US Fourth Fleet/Southern Command sailors.


June 27


Captain Wm. McGonagle Memorial Library project. Books delivered to: DESRON 14, Fourth Fleet and CG Station Ponce.


June 22


The Council honored USCG SOQ and SOY personnel from Coast Guard Station Ponce at a poolside Luau at the Halifax River Yacht Club.


January 6


Date TBD – 3 day 2 night bus trip to Pensacola. Feature is the U.S. Naval Air Museum. Blue Angel practice sessions are open to the public at various times when they are between demonstrations.


May 13 – Annual Fund Raiser


Golf Tournament at LPGA. Proceeds utilized for supporting our troops (see Who We Support). Eighty-five year old Navy veteran won the $2500 golf ball-drop raffle.


May 11


Tour at Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, home to the Navy’s Atlantic Coast ballistic-missile submarines.  Cancelled by the Navy. Rescheduled for October


May 8 – NROTC Commissioning Ceremony


Several members attended. All members are invited.


April 30


Sailors from E2D squadron VAW 123 (Screwtops) attended the Monster Energy Cup race at Richmond, VA.  Arranged for NASCAR’s Troops-to-the-Track program.


April 22 – Naval Air Museum Deland


The Council presented certificates of appreciation to eleven members of the Redeemers, a group of students from ERAU (not in the NROTC) who helped with other volunteers and museum members, to restore a WWII TBF Avenger. All students spoke. It is worth noting a comment by one of three French grad students involved on why he got involved. In so many words he said America came to France twice and I wanted to participate in restoring this WWII aircraft for America.


April 21


Luncheon with the Coast Guard rescheduled to June


ERAU NROTC Color Parade


This event include the Council’s presentation of an officer sword to the leading graduating midshipman and the presentation of two other awards – one for academics and one for all-around performance.


April 15


Annual baseball game and picnic at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Our Sea Cadet Color Guard presented the colors for this outing as they do every year.


April 7


Several members of the Council participated in and attended the commissioning ceremony for LCS Crew 115 at Naval Station Mayport.  At the event, Dennis Dickerson presented Commanding Officer Roberto Dumlao of LCS Crew 115 with a plaque indicating the adoption of LCS Crew 115 by the Council.  Conversely, the Council received a plank owner certificate from LCS Crew 115.


March 26


Sailors from USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), homeport San Diego, attends the Monster Energy Cup race in Fontana, California.  Arranged sailors for NASCAR’s Troops-to-the-Track program.


March 24 – Tour the USS New York (LPD 21)


Forty members and guests went aboard the amphibious assault ship the USS New York (LPD 21) to make presentations for the New York Council to sailors recognized for special achievements within the past two quarters and those recognized as sailors of the year 2016. A two-hour tour of the ship followed the presentations.


March 16


Tour at Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, home to the Navy’s Atlantic Coast ballistic-missile submarines.  Cancelled by the Navy. Rescheduled for May.


February 26


Sailors from USS Lassen (DDG 82) attend the Daytona 500. Arranged for NASCAR’s Troops-to-the-Track program.


February 20 – US Naval Sea Cadet Corps


The Daytona Division visited Washington D.C. (February 16 to 20). Thanks to all who contributed to this educational experience for the Daytona Beach Navy League’s Sea Cadet program.


February 18 – Speedway suite fundraiser


Daytona International Speedway (DIS). A donated High-Banks suite for the Clash at Daytona (in past years the Sprint Unlimited) provided the venue for the first of the two Navy League 2017 fund raisers. Proceeds will be utilized for supporting our troops (see Who We Support).


February 16 to 20


US Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Daytona Division visited Washington D.C.


January 25 – Volusia County Marine Recruiter-of-the- Year (ROY)


The League honored the 2016 Volusia County Marine Recruiter-of-the- Year (ROY) SSgt Lucas A. Moore USMC at a luncheon at the Tomoka Brewing Company.


January 25


The League honored the 2016 Volusia County Marine Recruiter-of-the- Year (ROY) SSgt Lucas A. Moore USMC at a luncheon at the Tomoka Brewing Company.


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January 19 – Naval Station Mayport 1030 hrs


Members and guests toured the new Littoral Combat Ship USS Detroit (LCS 5). At 1300 hours all attended the commissioning ceremonies for LCS Crew 114. That was followed by the adoption of LCS Crew 114 (the Iron Horses) by the Daytona Beach Navy League. A reception followed.


January 19


Naval Station Mayport 1030 hrs. – Members and guests toured the new Littoral Combat Ship USS Detroit (LCS 5). At 1300 hours all attended the commissioning ceremonies for LCS Crew 114. That was followed by the adoption of LCS Crew 114 (the Iron Horses) by the Daytona Beach Navy League. A reception followed.

Note: LCS Squadron Two will be using Blue/Gold manning (like the ballistic-missile submarines), hence the crew adoptions.


January 7


Sea Cadets pinned two chiefs (both eleven graders NSB H.S.) PO1 Brandon Sharrow and PO1 Chas Rodgers at a ceremony during a scheduled drill at Coast Guard Station Ponce. It is unusual for a Sea Cadet organization to have a cadet become chief. Sharrow and Rodgers are the Daytona Division’s third and fourth cadets to reach that rate.


December 31


NASCAR now using previously secured Council contacts for their Troops-to-the-Track program for races at tracks in Chicago, Martinsville, Bristol and Charlotte.


December 19 – Attended NROTC Fall Commissioning


Several members attended the ERAU NROTC Fall Commissioning ceremony.


December 12 – Presentation of Certificates


Presented Sailors-of-the-Quarter (SOQ’s) and Sailors-of-the-Year (SOY’s) framed certificates (each with $100) to nine Fourth Fleet enlisted personnel.


December 12 – Toys for OUR Tots


Delivered over seventy toys to the USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) for eleven children in nine families (Toys-for-OUR-Tots).


December 8 – Presentation of Certificates


Members attended the ERAU NROTC Battalion Change-of-Command and presented framed certificates (and $100) to two midshipmen. One for Superior Academic Performance and the other for Superior All-Around Performance. The former was commissioned on December 19th.


December 2 – Luncheon Navy Recruiter


Luncheon honored the Navy Recruiter of the year (ROY) PO 1 Isaias Ojeda USN), finalized the collection of Toys-for-OUR-Tots and recognized widows of former Navy League members.


For 2016 And Beyond


NASCAR now using previously secured Council contacts for their Troops-to-the-Track program for races at tracks in Chicago, Martinsville, Bristol and Charlotte.