Ahoy Members and
Please see the attached
month the Pacific Merchant Marine Council again places special
emphasis commending our exceptional Arkansas Division Sea Cadet leadership team,
Sea Cadets, and League Cadets.
Few Sea Cadet Divisions
have a band; Arkansas Division does - the Sea Cadet Band of the West. Most
recently it performed on the Hornet and for the 442nd Regimental Combat
Team, US Army, luncheon.
August 27 the
Division was again serving aboard the SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN for the Americas
Cup bay cruise. They are frequently aboard; July 4th they assisted when a
multitude came aboard to to watch the evening fireworks over the bay.
the Division will assist at the Wheelchair Regatta at Encinal Yacht Club,
http://www.picya.org/Wheelchair_Regatta_2011_Entry_A.pdf and http://wheelchairregatta.homestead.com. This event, the 15th annual, will once again provide
veterans, many confined to wheel chairs, with the rare opportunity to experience
a power boat cruise on the Oakland Estuary and San Francisco Bay along the San
Francisco City front. On their return, our guests will be treated to a picnic luncheon
and entertainment on the grounds of Encinal Yacht Club.
San Francisco Fleet
October 6 -11, will find them shoreside with the Sea Cadet
information booth and likely aboard the O'BRIEN. Its not cleared yet, but I
supect they will be assisting with the Fleet Picnic BBQ October 11. The
Division asked to be ship greeters along with Navy Leaguers.
It is proposed that Arkansas
Division attend the US Naval Academy Midshipmen versus San Jose State University
Spartans football game on November 19th. The game starts at 1:00 pm and will be
seen on ESPN3.
December 19th we will see
them at our council luncheon aboard the O'BRIEN. Good chance we will again hand
out our Navy League's Theodore Roosevelt Youth Award to a deserving Sea Cadet
and League Cadet.
BRAVO ZULU Arkansas Division
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8/31/11, Branch Jr., Daniel <dbranch@...>
From: Branch Jr., Daniel <dbranch@...>
September is Naval Sea Cadet Corps Month
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2011,
TO: Council Presidents
SUBJECT: Designation of September as Naval Sea Cadet Corps
I am pleased to inform you that the month of September has again
been proclaimed as Naval Sea Cadet Corps Month in recognition of the many
benefits we all realize from this premier youth program. While I urge you to
support the NSCC program fully throughout the year, designating September as
NSCC Month will give you an opportunity to place special emphasis on the Navy
League’s exclusively sponsored youth education program.
The NSCC program
is an important part of the Navy League and this great country. The training and
education provided to NSCC cadets prepare them exceptionally well for whatever
career field they choose. Moreover, the discipline, core values and team work
these cadets learn will form the basis of their lives as future citizens and
leaders in their communities. You cannot go wrong by sponsoring and supporting
this fine youth program!
Proclaiming September as NSCC Month commemorates
the formal establishment of the Sea Cadet Corps and provides an opportunity for
all Navy Leaguers to develop a deeper appreciation for this Navy League
sponsored youth education program. I strongly encourage each council to plan a
special program which highlights the importance of our Sea Cadets. Councils
sponsoring a Sea Cadet unit should contact their NSCC unit commanding officer to
assist in coordinating Sea Cadet Month activities.
This is a golden
opportunity for council members to get to know their Sea Cadet unit. I also
recommend that the council extend a warm welcome for Sea Cadet parents to join
the local sponsoring council to help the council and unit. This special
relationship will pay great dividends to both groups.
League councils should contact NSCC Headquarters to receive additional
information on sponsoring a unit.
Please make every effort to provide
suitable publicity in your council newsletter and through other means to support
this initiative. NLUS headquarters thanks all councils now sponsoring a NSCC
Dan B. Branch, Jr.