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 2019
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
Navy League IRS Tax Exempt Cert.pdfView
Impact Statement
Top accomplishments:
- Provided over $3350 to support JROTC programs at Venice and North Port High Schools.
 - Provided over $4225 in support of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs for the Coast Guard Station Cortez, and the Coast Guard Cutters Tarpon and Resolute.
- Provided $2000 in college scholarships to deserving local high school students.
- Provided $1800  to support the Venice Young Marines, Imagine School Young Marines and the DeSoto Young Marines.
- Provided one $1250 scholarship for a local student to attend the National Flight Academy Ambition Program in Pensacola FL.
- Provided $1000 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 Coast Guard Cutters Tarpon and Resolute, 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 U.S. Sea Services at monthly meetings. 
Needs Statement
1. Two college scholarships to local high school students              - $2000
2. Support to local U.S. Coast Guard personnel and their families   - $5500
3. Two local scholarships to National Flight Academy                     - $2500
4. Support to two local JROTC and three Young Marines  units      - $5150
5. Support of the "Maritime Eagles" Sea Cadet Unit:                       - $2500

Background Statement
The Sarasota-Manatee Council of the Navy League 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 Cutters Tarpon and Resolute. Our educational support focuses on scholarships and grants in support of students and student organizations which are affiliated with the U.S. Sea Services 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

The Sarasota Manatee Council of the Navy League is dedicated to support the Sea Services (Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and the U.S. - flagged Merchant Marine) in our area. Recently we were recognized as one of only 19 “Outstanding Navy League Councils” world-wide.

President Theodore Roosevelt encouraged the founding of the Navy League in 1902. Today, with over 45,000 civilian volunteers, the Navy League works to educate our citizens and public officials regarding the importance of our maritime forces. Here at home our Council supports active duty personnel through the adoption of the Coast Guard Station Cortez near Anna Maria Island, and the Coast Guard Cutters Crocodile and Resolute home-ported in St. Petersburg. We also support local JROTC’s and Young Marines and deserving youth with scholarship programs, and the Maritime Eagles Sea Cadet Corps, which teaches young members patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues.

We’re proud of what we do in the Sarasota - Manatee area to educate our fellow citizens, support the active duty personnel among us, and help our youth to grow into well-educated, responsible citizens. We hope you’ll join us, and help us in these important efforts. 


Dennis Turner


Sarasota - Manatee Council

Navy League of the U.S.

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 $2,500
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 $2,000
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 awards two 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 $2,500
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 Last year's scholarship winners attended the National Flight Academy and found that afterwards the spark of motivation that they had before attending had ignited into a profound interest in aviation. They both are hoping to pursue academic programs and careers in science and technology.  
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 $5,500
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 $5,150
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 2018 to Dec 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
CDR Steve Bartek Community Volunteer
Capt. Roger S. Betts Nat'l Director, EmeritusRetired
Mr. Alois J Burda IIICommunity Volunteer
Mr. Martin Donner Executive VP Community Volunteer
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 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 12
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 52
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)
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2018
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $26,149.00
Projected Expenses $23,844.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $109,561.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Endowment Spending Policy % 0
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$16,409$22,632$13,333
Administration Expense$564$3,782$5,972
Fundraising Expense$6,406$0$6,765
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.431.54
Program Expense/Total Expenses70%86%51%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue29%0%21%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
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 Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $20,332Program Service Revenue $25,803Fundraising $22,378
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $1,625Contributions, gifts, grants $9,399Contributions, gifts, grants $10,590
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $1,277Other $2,639Other $6,070
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
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