The Navy League in Memphis continues to
be very active in the support of Sea Services in the Mid-South area. Over the
last year, we have actively contributed thousands of dollars to deserving units,
individuals, and causes.
The Navy League has supported the local
Sea Cadet Unit under the capable
direction of LCDR Yancey Black. Sea
Cadets is simply an outstanding youth development program.
Scholarships and special recognition
awards are presented to students participating in the NROTC Units at the
University of Memphis and the University of Mississippi. Annually, a service
sword is presented to one outstanding NROTC student at each University.
Each Spring we sponsor an awards
banquet where we recognize Mid- South Commands Sailors of the Year, Marines of
the Year and Coast Guard representatives with monetary and recognition awards.
This year’s awards banquet was held April 18 at the Memphis Country Club.
Please watch these pages for our 2014 event.
Last year our Wine Under Wings fund raiser at Wilson Air was once again a
financial success and drew raves from those in attendance. Supported by Navy fleet aircraft from Virginia-based squadrons, Navy training command and Coast Guard aircraft from the Gulf Coast, local antique
aircraft, wine vendors and the Memphis Knights swing band for entertainment, it was truly a great evening. Over the years, this undertaking has afforded
us the means to increase our financial support of the local commands,
scholarships, awards, and other causes. Wine Under Wings 2014 is now scheduled
for October 2, so please mark this date on your calendar to attend this
interesting and entertaining event.
Navy League Memphis will wind up the
year with an annual Christmas Brunch in December. Once again, we will contribute to the USMCR Toys for Tots
Program by each of us bringing toys to be collected and distributed by the
local Marines and Sea Cadets. It is also the meeting where we present our
new officers and conduct whatever business we may have to discuss.
Membership in the Navy League is open
to anyone not on active duty and we welcome those of you who might be
interested. Please consider joining us by joining the Navy
League! We look forward to seeing you soon. See our Mission Page and then
click on the Membership Application Page to join!
Charles J. Beech