Palm Beach Council News Clips

Welcome Back Social at Ta-boo - September 16, 2017

Hurricane Irma could not stop the Palm Beach Council of the Navy League celebrating our break from the summer recess to begin our wonderful activities.

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Navy League of the United States - September 11, 2017

I want to thank you for all the support you provided to each other during this past week to prepare for the Hurricane Irma and assisting each other with safe places to hunker down.

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FAU vs Navy Football Game - September 1, 2017

September 10th was the US Sea Cadets official Birthday. Our Council celebrated with our Sea Services and Youth Groups at the FAU vs Navy Game at FAU.

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Reserves Appreciation Dinner - June 10, 2017

On June 10th the Palm Beach Council recognized eight reservists who were mobilized this past year. Chief Graham accepted the awards on behalf of the reservists as most of them were redeployed. This year's dinner was held at Lake Worth Golf Club.

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Youth Appreciation Dinner - April 29, 2017

The Palm Beach Council sponsors four Youth Groups.  Every year we like to recognize three of their outstanding cadets.  With the recognition is the plaque and $100.00 from the award sponsor. This year's dinner was held at Bear Lakes Country Club.

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Hall of Fame Award to Phil Savage - April 26, 2017

Phil Dunmire presented the Palm Beach Council Hall of Fame Award this morning to Phil Savage to recognize his WWII service and many years of service to the Navy League Palm Beach Council.

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Palm Beach Council Briefing with Representative Brian Mast - April 07, 2017

A Palm Beach Council members team, led by Bill Waylett (VP Legislative Affairs), visited Representative Brian Mast in his Stuart, FL office April 7th.  Bill presented the Navy League overview and priorities briefing, and Ken an Lou presented an appreciation plaque from the Palm Beach Council. 

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National Croquet Center Luncheon - Guest Speaker: Heather Alkire - March 09, 2017

What a fabulous day in Palm Beach. Guest Speaker Heather Alkire our newest member to Palm Beach Council spoke about our local website and dazzled us with her expertise. She introduced us to Twitter and Facebook and how to like these on our own Facebook and twitter accounts.

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Lynn Atkinson Navy League Area President Visits Palm Beach - February 09, 2017

Our Area President and National Committee Member Lynn Atkinson Drucker M.D.(r) Wows the PBC with her extensive history and support of the Navy League and Sea Cadets. Actually it was the USNSCC Honor, Commitment and Courage 5K Run/Walk that is so impressive because she runs it in. Area president started this event and it continues to thrive as one of the highlights for the SE Region Sea Cadets.

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Sandpiper's Cove Luncheon - Guest Speaker: Chad Jenkins - USMA/USA/FBI/IDF - January 17, 2017

Over 70 Palm Beach Council Navy Leaguers turned out for a fun and delicious lunch at the beautiful Sandpiper’s Cove Restaurant in North Palm Beach.

We had several orders of business to attend to beyond just having another fun Navy League luncheon in a nice setting. First order of business was the formal installation of Officers & Directors for calendar year 2017, and our guest of honor Chad Jenkins did the honors of swearing in the outstanding group of leaders for the coming year ….. thanks, Chad!

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Sailfish Club Luncheon And Elections for 2017 - December 15, 2016

The Palm Beach Council again enjoyed the lovely holiday atmosphere of the Sailfish Club in Palm Beach, and we had a record turnout of 85 members and guests.

Club manager Michael Nadeau and staff provided outstanding support before and during this event, which included the club’s fantastic Tuesday Buffet.

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Monthly Luncheon Ironhorse Country Club - November 10, 2016

Over 40 of our Navy League family gathered at the beautiful Ironhorse Country Club in West Palm Beach, hosted by Council Director Catherine Brister and Jerry Gay.

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241st Navy Birthday Dinner Sailfish Club – Palm Beach - October 15, 2016

Over 150 of our Navy League family gathered at the beautiful Sailfish Club in Palm Beach and celebrated the 241st birthday of the U.S.Navy in grand style.

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Field Trip to see Miami Dolphins - September 25, 2016

On Sunday Sep 25th Palm Beach Council members joined up for a field trip to the Miami Dolphins home opener in their newly revamped Hardrock Stadium.

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Sailors Of the Quarter NOSC – West Palm Beach - September 18, 2016

On Sunday Sep 18th Palm Beach Council Executive Vice President Sonia Foster and Council NOSC Liaison Rep Dan & Elinor Pedrick and a contingent of Palm Beach Council members met for a special Sailor of the Quarter presentation day.

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Cocktails at Ta-boo….Welcome Back! - September 17, 2016

We had an outstanding turnout of almost 50 for our traditional season-starting cocktail reception at Ta-boo Restaurant in Palm Beach.

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AUTEC Sailors of the Quarter 2nd & 3rd Quarters FY 2016 - July 28, 2016

Lou Palumbo, our Council Liaison with the Navy AUTEC detachment on Andros Island - Bahamas, contacted the new AUTEC XO (CWO James Taylor) and obtained names for their recent Sailors of the Quarter (SOQ).

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Sailors Of the Quarter NOSC – West Palm Beach - July 17, 2016

On Sunday July 17th Council President Ken Lee and Council NOSC Liaison Rep Dan & Elinor  Pedrick and Jianying Yang Hanscom braved the heat at NOSC West Palm Beach F
amily Day at Okeehelee Parkto present 10 Sailor of the Quarter awards.

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Navy Reserves Appreciation Dinner - June 18, 2016

Over forty Palm Beach Council members gathered at the Beach Club at Lake Worth Golf Course to salute our local Navy Reservists who had deployed overseas and returned over the past year. Council member Bob Crippen sponsored the award for Senior Chief Petty Officer John Lavery, who had deployed (again!) to Afghanistan in 2014-2015.

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4th ANGLICO - USMC Reserves Change of Command - June 17, 2016

LtCol Ronnie Goode relieved LtCol Andrew Kelley as the Inspector-Instructor of the 4th ANGLICO Marine Corps Reserves at the Navy-Marine Reserve Center on Friday, June 17.
With the assitance of the 1st Sergeant, the unit colors were transferred in a formal ceremony as
family members and 4th ANGLICO marines looked on.

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PGA National Resort Luncheon - May 12, 2016

Nearly 40 Palm Beach Council Navy Leaguers turned out for a fun and delicious lunch at the beautiful Members Club at PGA National Resort. Commander Trent Westhoff, Commanding Officer of the Navy Operational Support in Center in West Palm Beach (NOSC, WPB) was our guest speaker and he was introduced by our own Navy Reserve VIP, Captain Dan Pedrick.

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Youth Recognition Dinner at Bear Lakes Country Club - April 23, 2016

Top performers from the four council-sponsored Sea Service youth groups were recognized at an elegant dinner and awards ceremony on April 23rd at Bear Lakes Country Club. We were well cared for by the new club manager, Sheila.

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Luncheon at National Croquet Club - March 23, 2016

Council Executive VP Sonia Foster chaired the monthly luncheon and presented the guest speakers Bob Ames and Roy Foster.

She also welcomed our council’s newest member, Navy veteran Steve Wiggins – shown here with membership chairman Mike Hurley.

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Luncheon at the Chesterfield Hotel with Ragtime Piano by Bob Milne - February 11, 2016

The Palm Beach Council met for the first time in the Leopard Lounge of the classic Chesterfield Hotel in Palm Beach for February’s luncheon.

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Sandiper's Cove Luncheon - January 12, 2016

Over 50 Palm Beach Council Navy Leaguers turned out for a fun and delicious lunch
at the beautiful Sandpiper’s Cove Restaurant in North Palm Beach.

We had 3 orders of business to attend to beyond just having another fun Navy League luncheon in a nice setting.

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2015 Science Fair Awards

The Palm Beach Council again provided volunteer judges for the Palm Beach County Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at the South Florida Fairgrounds December 10, 2015.

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Sailfish Club Luncheon And Elections for 2016 - December 12, 2015

The Palm Beach Council again enjoyed the lovely holiday atmosphere of the Sailfish Club in Palm Beach and our guest speaker Mr. Fred Rustmann, noted CIA veteran and international affairs professional.

Thank you George and Carole Mastics for hosting us at the club, and thanks to Sue Comerford and Club Manager Thomas Shonkwiler for the wonderful set-up and service.

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Veterans Day Luncheon North Palm Beach Country Club - November 11, 2015

A fine crowd of nearly fifty Palm Beach Council members convened for a monthly luncheon, with a tribute to Veterans Day and to our recently passed Council President Jack Hanscom.

Our Council VP for Programs, Sue Comerford, greeted everyone at the club entrance, and is joined here by Patricia Reybold, Phil Dunmire, CPO Dave Stuart & Christy from NOSC, Jerry Nelinson and Ken Lee.

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NOSC - West Palm Beach Change of Command

Council Members Ken Lee, Dan Pedrick and Jerry Nelinson attended the Oct 17th Change of Command at Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC), where LCDR Steven Johnson was relieved by new Commanding Officer CDR Trent Westhoff.

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Palm Beach Council Welcomes New NOSC - West Palm Beach Commanding Officer

Incoming NOSC West Palm Beach Commanding Officer Commander (John) Trent Westhoff received a council Challenge Coin from Council Executive VP Ken Lee. Council NOSC Liaison Officer Dan Pedrick and Ken hosted both incoming and outgoing (LCDR Steve Johnson) NOSC leaders at an informal luncheon on Thursday at ER Bradley’s on Flagler.

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Our New Sea Cadet Chief Petty Officer Cadet CPO Alina Montenegro

Palm Beach Naval Sea Cadet Alina Montenegro completed the rigorous requirements for advancement to Cadet Chief Petty Officer and was “frocked” into her new position by serving Chief Petty Officers at NOSC West Palm Beach.

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Welcome Back Social at the PORT OF PALM BEACH

Our Navy League Palm Beach Council had a strong turnout for a our Fall Welcome Back Social, held this year at the Port of Palm Beach administrative offices.

This meeting was a return to the Port for our council. We’ve had meetings there several times over the past few years and are fortunate to have the Port of Palm Beach as a long-time Community Affiliate member of our council.

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Young Marines Boot Camp Graduation

Council President Jack Hanscom represented our Navy League council at the Aug 26th Young Marines Boot camp Graduation at NOSC West Palm Beach.

YM Staff Adjutant Cindy Townsend had prepared an attractive and informative Program for the evening’s events entitled “STRENGTHING THE LIVES OF AMERICA’S YOUTH”

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Palm Beach Council visits new 2015 version UDT-SEAL Museum & Memorial, Fort Pierce, FL

The Palm Beach Council made a group visit to the recently revamped UDT-SEAL Museum & Memorial. The new section is very impressive with its Blackhawk helo, Captain Phillips lifeboat, scores of SEAL and captured weapons, outstanding short videos, and touchscreens to get additional information at each display.

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Guardsman of the Quarter - USCG Station - Lake Worth Inlet - July 24, 2015

On Friday July 24th several members of the Palm Beach Council convened at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet for presentation of Guardsman of the Quarter awards.

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Sailors of the Quarter NOSC - West Palm Beach - July 12, 2015

On Sunday July 12th Council President Jack Hanscom and Council NOSC Liaison Rep Dan Pedrick braved the heat at NOSC West Palm Beach family day at Okeehelee Park to present six Sailor of the Quarter awards. They were accompanied as always by the lovely Jianying and Elinor.

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AmVets Sea Cadets - Change of Command at NOSC-WPB - June 30, 2015

NOSC Headquarters was the place to be on TUesday, June 30 as over 75 Sea Cadets, family members, dignitaries and guests gathered to witnesss the Change of Command ceremonies for our council-sponsored AmVets Division of the Naval Sea Cadets Corps.

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Navy Reserves Individual Augmentee Appreciation Dinner - June 13, 2015

The Palm Beach Council honored 7 local Navy Reservists who had deployed overseas on active duty and returned within the past year.  This is the 5th annual such dinner, held this year at The Beach Club at Lake Worth Golf Club for the first time.

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Palm Beach Council Active in Memorial Day Events - May 31, 2015

Council Executive VP Ken Lee was the Memorial Day speaker at the Boca Raton Veterans Park, at the invitation of veterans from VFW Post 10556.

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PGA National Resort Luncheon - Guest Speaker: Mr. Phil Dunmire - May 14, 2015

Over 50 Palm Beach Council Navy Leaguers turned out for a fun and delicious lunch at the beautiful Members Club at PGA National Resort.

Council Member and Recent Navy League National President Phil Dunmire was our keynote speaker, discussing his recent visits and meetings at U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI and the Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition in Washington, DC.

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It’s Been a Busy April since our Youth Dinner on April 11th - April 29, 2015

On this past “off” weekend, Council President Jack (& Jianying) Hanscom spent time with the Palm Beach Sea Cadets, as they were engaged in some snorkeling training under the Blue Heron Bridge. For some reason Jack turned down C.O. LT Gary Potts’ offer of a delicious MRE for lunch.

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Youth Recognition Dinner - Bear Lakes Country Club - April 11, 2015

Top performers from the four council-sponsored Sea Service youth groups were recognized at an elegant dinner and awards ceremony on April 11th at Bear Lakes Country Club.

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PB Kennel Club Happy Hour & NOSC Sailors of the Quarter - March 29, 2015

A good group of Palm Beach council members convened at Palm Beach Kennel Club for some Bloody Marys, race wagering and good fun.

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National Croquet Club Luncheon Guest Speaker: LtColonel Andrew Kelley, USMC

Over 50 Palm Beach Council Navy Leaguers turned out for a fun and delicious lunch at the classic National Croquet Club in West Palm Beach.

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AUTEC AWARD Atlantic Underwater Test & Evaluation Center -  March 4, 2015

Palm Beach Council Director Sonia Foster flew the Navy Charter flight from Palm Beach to to the AUTEC Underwater Test Range at Andros Island, Bahamas and presented our Navy
League awards (personalized awards and cash) to the AUTEC Sailor , Junior Sailor, and Blue Jacket of the Year.

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Navy League - MOAA Intracoastal Cruise - February 22, 2015

Once again we had a nice turnout of Palm Beach Council members join the Palm Beach-Martin County Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) for a 2-hr brunch cruise out of Delray. Council President Jack Hanscom reported that the cruise included wonderful weather, great scenery, birds, mangroves, Glen Ridge Golf Course, million-dollar mobile homes and multi-million dollar new construction.

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Annual Dues and Donate

It’s that time of year when we ask you to renew your Navy League Palm Beach Council membership. Please review pictorial summary of the past year’s accomplishments when making your decision.

To facilitate your payment of the Council dues of $25 and any donation amount, your Council has now made PayPal available to you. Click on this link to conveniently and safely handle the transaction:


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