Welcome to Sarasota-Manatee Council

Sarasota-Manatee Council was chartered by the Navy League of the United States on January 27, 1956. The Council currently has approximately 165 members mainly located in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Our Key Activities include:


  • Monthly meetings usually on the third Wednesday of each month to keep ourselves well informed regarding Sea Service issues by hearing from knowledgeable speakers.
  • Support of a Navy JROTC Unit at North Port HIgh School and a Marine Corps JROTC Unit at Venice HIgh School.
  • Provide support to our two adopted units:  Coast Guard Station Cortez and USCG Cutter Crocodile
  • Provide Support to two Young Marines Units:  Desoto Young Marines and Venice Middle School Young Marines.
  • Participate in the Sarasota Memorial Day and Veteran's Day Parades, The USCGC Blackthorn Memorial each January and Maritime Day each May at Port Manatee.
  • Support the Maritime Eagles Sea Cadet Unit at Sarasota Military Academy.
  • Conduct the Annual VADM Earl Fowler Memorial Golf Tournament to raise funds for our activities

       For specific information on our yearly activities click here