Navy League Of The United States- Sarasota Manatee
PO BOX 5531
The Navy League has three missions: to enhance the morale of active duty personnel and their families; to inform Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services; and to support youth through programs such as the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Junior ROTC and Young Marines that expose young people to the values of our sea services.
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Dennis Turner
Board Chair Affiliation None
General Info
Organization DBA
Sarasota-Manatee Council of the Navy League
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2010
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes May 2018
State Registration Yes Jan 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
Navy League IRS Tax Exempt Cert.pdfView
Impact Statement
Top accomplishments:
- Provided over $2000 to support JROTC programs at Venice and North Port High Schools.
 - Provided over $1500 in support of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs for the Coast Guard Station Cortez, and the Coast Guard Cutter Crocodile.
- Provided $2000 in college scholarships to deserving local high school students.
- Provided $750  to support the Venice Young Marines and the DeSoto Young Marines.
- Provided two $1250 scholarships for local middle school students to attend the National Flight Academy Ambition Program.
- Provided monetary support for the "Maritime Eagles" Sea Cadet program that is based in Manatee School for the Arts.
-Conducted 10 monthly meetings with knowledgeable speakers who addressed timely Sea Service issues. 
Top goals for the current year:
- To continue the support of JROTC and Young Marines programs, and expand those programs if resources permit.
- To continue the support of student scholarship programs, and expand those programs if resources permit.
- To continue support of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs of Coast Guard Station Cortez and the cutter Crocodile, and expand those programs if resources permit.
- To continue support of the "Maritime Eagles" Sea Cadet unit.
- To continue to provide timely information about the Sea Services at monthly meetings. 
Needs Statement
1. Three college scholarships to local high school students               - $3000
2. Support of local U.S. Coast Guard personnel and their families   - $5250
3. Two local scholarships to National Flight Academy                   - $2500
4. Support for JROTC and Young Marines                                     - $3125
5. Support of the "Maritime Eagles" Sea Cadet Unit:                       - $1000

Background Statement
Our Sarasota-Manatee Council was founded in 1959, and is one of the oldest Navy League councils in Florida. We are proud of our history of  support of our local youth and active duty sea service personnel, and educating the public.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments The Sarasota - Manatee Council primarily serves Sarasota, Manatee and Pinellas Counties. Our support activities for local active duty personnel focus on those personnel, and their families, who serve at the Coast Guard Station Cortez and aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Crocodile. Our educational support focuses on scholarships and grants in support of students throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Description The "Maritime Eagles" Naval Sea Cadet Corps, sponsored by the Sarasota - Manatee Council of the U.S. Navy League, is a program for young men and women ages 13-17 who are interested in developing their skills in leadership, basic seamanship, courage, self-reliance, and discipline and who are committed to being drug- and alcohol-free.
Budget $4,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) General/Unspecified General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Currently, the 14 Cadets in our "Maritime Eagles" Sea Cadet program are maintaining "B" or better averages in the middle- of high school studies. All cadets regularly participate in community-service programs in their communities.
Long Term Success A large majority of the young men and women who participate in the Sea Cadet Program will become confident, responsible adults who will be well-prepared for the challenges of adulthood.
Program Success Monitoring Throughout the course of the past school year, every cadet maintained her/his scholastic average at or above a "C" grade point average; they all complied with the requisite meeting/drill attendance requirements; in the brief period (about 18 months) since our local unit began, most of the cadets have far surpassed the basic requirements for training and community involvement that the program expects. In the first annual assessment of the unit's compliance and effectiveness by Florida Region Sea Cadet personnel, it was rated "well-above" the progress and success expected of a recently-established unit.
Program Success Examples In less than a year, of the 14 cadets in the "Maritime Eagles" Sea Cadet unit, one has been appointed by Representative Vern Buchanan to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. A second cadet was granted a scholarship to attend the National Flight Academy "STEM" program this summer in Pensacola.
Description Each Spring, the Sarasota - Manatee Council provides college scholarship funding to deserving young students who have excelled in the JROTC programs in the high schools at Venice and at North Port as well as students in local Young Marines Units and the "Maritime Eagles" Naval Sea Cadets .
Budget $2,500
Category Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success To date, all of the students who received our scholarship assistance in the past 3 years remain on a path to timely completion of the bachelor's degrees.
Long Term Success This program helps deserving high school students who otherwise might not afford it, to finance their college educations. Since its inception 12 students who have demonstrated leadership, scholarship and community involvement have benefited from these scholarships. Competition for the funds is so strong and there are so many deserving students, that we intend to expand this program if funding will permit.
Program Success Monitoring Program success is monitored by the JROTC staffs at the local high schools, and by a panel from the Sarasota - Manatee Council.
Program Success Examples All of the students who received our scholarship assistance more that 4 years ago have completed their bachelor's degrees.
Description The Sarasota - Manatee Council awardss scholarships to the National Flight Academy to deserving local students. One scholarship is named in honor of Capt. Allard G. "Slim" Russell, USN, a Navy pilot and hero of World War II, who was member of our council. The second is named for Mr. John W. Osterweil, a council member and local philanthropist whose financial support has been critical to our council's success. Recipients attend the National Flight Academy "Ambition" program in Pensacola.
Budget $3,750
Category Science & Technology, General/Other Engineering & Technology
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success Successful candidates will improve their math and science skills, hone their team-building abilities, and earn college credit.
Long Term Success The National Flight Academy's "Ambition"  program is an innovative, intensive, aviation-inspired Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning experience, designed to help address our Nation's decline in student STEM skills relative to other industrialized nations.
Program Success Monitoring The overall program was developed by the University of West Florida. It is vetted by local, state and national educators to maintain its accreditation.
Program Success Examples Our scholarship recipient for 2103 (a straight-A student)successfully completed the "Ambition" program in July 2013 and describes it as the most challenging AND enjoyable learning program he's ever experienced.
Description Each year our council provides funding to recognize the "Sailors of the Quarter" from the Coast Guard Station Cortez, and from the Coast Guard Cutters Resolute and Tarpon. Additionally, we support the Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs of those Coast Guard units by providing funding for unit holiday events and recreational programs.
Budget $3,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Personal Enrichment
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families General/Unspecified US
Short Term Success The "best and brightest" young Coast Guard personnel will continue to perform at their highest levels, partially as a result of the recognition given by this program.
Long Term Success This program helps us to recognize and support the efforts of the young men and women who work to protect our borders from sea-borne threats, to protect lives and property at sea, and to "...protect the people and the seas from each other." It WORKS, and we're proud of it.
Program Success Monitoring Bi-weekly liaison with the USCG units and regular feedback verify the success of this program. Despite the adverse effects of declining Coast Guard budgets and greater demand on Coast Guard personnel (sequestration), the units supported have attained higher retention rates than similar units throughout the Coast Guard.
Program Success Examples Every Coast Guard member (100%) awarded by this program has been advanced in rate in the past two years.One was recognized as the second-best in his field THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE COAST GUARD.
Description Provides monetary support of JROTC and Young Marine units in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.Those units teach their students leadership, discipline, physical fitness, and the importance of maintaining a drug-free lifestyle.
Budget $4,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) US General/Unspecified
Short Term Success !00% of the youth in these programs have remained in school and are drug free in the past year. Six of those in the JROTC program have moved on to college.
Long Term Success Our community benefits when the youth among us stay in school, learn the benefits of personal fitness and discipline, and remain drug- and alcohol-free.The majority of students that benefit from our program are female and/or minority students.
Program Success Monitoring Continuous liaison with the units, including monthly feedback, allows us to both monitor the units' progress and success, and allocate funds where they are most needed. We have two members of our board of directors who are  supervisors and/or mentors in two of these programs and they provide us continuous feedback on our status and successes.The fact that six of the members of these units (5 female, one male minority) were recently selected for the sea-service academies or NROTC scholarships, is testimony to the fact that these programs WORK!
Program Success Examples In the past two years, over 90% of the youth involved in the Young Marines have maintained a B+ average or better, and remained drug- and alcohol-free. During the same period, those involved in the NJROTC units have had a significantly higher graduation rate than their peers.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 20
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
No collaborations.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
"Meritorious Council" (One of 19, from nearly 250 councils)Navy League of the United States2014
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Dennis Turner
Company Affiliation None
Board Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mr. W. Andy Anderson Retired
CDR Steve Bartek Community Volunteer
Mr. Clifford Berman Community Volunteer
Capt. Roger S. Betts Nat'l Diector, EmeritusRetired
CPO Woodie Brewer First VP, OperationsCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Alois J Burda ChaplainCommunity Volunteer
Mr Martin Donner Community Voilunteer
Ms. R. June Moore VP, MembershipRetired
Mr. Alexander R. Morris Retired
Mr. John W. Osterweil Memorabilia Magic
Mr. Giles W. Pearson IIICommunity Volunteer
Mrs. Carol D. Pearson Community Volunteer
Capt. Richard R. Petrucci VP, EducationRetired
CAPT. Tim Rocklein USNCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Peter Ross VP, Legislative AffairsRetired
MS. Jeannine Rusch SecretaryRetired
Mr. Mark Soss, Esq. Judge Advocate GeneralRetired
Mr. Gerard St. Germain VP, TreasurerCommunity Volunteer
CWO4 Dennis Turner PresidentCommunity Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 16
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 5
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 55
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $17,700.00
Projected Expenses $21,175.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $94,180.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$22,632$13,333$14,588
Administration Expense$3,782$5,972$725
Fundraising Expense$0$6,765$6,257
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.431.541.71
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%51%68%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%21%18%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $25,803Fundraising $22,378Fundraising $29,240
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $9,399Contributions, gifts, grants $10,590Foundation & Corporate Support $4,336
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $2,639Other $6,070Contributions, gifts, grants $1,280
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from compilations as the organization files a Federal 990-N.  No balance sheet information provided.
Nonprofit Navy League Of The United States- Sarasota Manatee
PO BOX 5531
Phone 941 493-9376