Sarasota-Manatee Council was chartered by the Navy League of the United States on January 27, 1956. The Council currently has approximately 110 members mainly located in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
Our Key Activities include:
- Monthly meetings usually on the fourth 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 a Marine Corps JROTC Unit at Venice High School and a Coast Guard JROTC Unit at Pinellas Park HS.
- Provide support to our adopted units: Coast Guard Station Cortez, and Coast Guard Cutter Resolute.
- Provide Support to three Young Marines Units: Venice Middle School Young Marines, Imagine School North Port Young Marines and Epiphany Cathedral School Young Marines.
- Awards scholarships to members of our Sea Service Youth Groups.
- 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 Manatee School of the Arts
- Conduct fundraising activities to support Council Programs.
For specific information on our yearly activities click here