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May 21, 2024

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Mayport Navy League is a recognized non-profit organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions are tax deductible as otherwise provided by law.

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TP HS NJROTC Roosevelt Youth Medal and MNL Scholarship Award 2024
On the evening of Thursday, 11 April 2024, proud parents and community supporters gathered at the Jacksonville Terry Parker High School auditorium to join the Terry Parker High School NJROTC cadets and staff for their annual awards ceremony.  The ceremony is divided into two parts - the first part is the recognition of outstanding NJROTC cadets by various civic organizations followed by recognition of various cadets for their outstanding achievements within the NJROTC unit and its activities.
Cadet/LCDR Smith and her family record the proud moment in the school's courtyard dedicated to students who have lost their lives.
Your Mayport Navy League annually presents the Navy League Theodore Roosevelt Youth Medal to an outstanding cadet selected by the NJROTC unit's Senior Naval Instructor.  The Mayport Navy League also presents a $500.00 Scholarship check to a cadet selected by the Senior Naval Instructor.  This year the selectee for both the Theodore Roosevelt Youth medal and the $500 Scholarship check was Cadet/LCDR Ivyanna Smith - pictured below with Mayport Navy League Board Member, George Huchting, making the presentations.  Cadet/LCDR Smith is planning on going on to college to study Criminal Justice.
Huchting comments that each year he has attended this awards ceremony, he is truly impressed by the conduct, bearing and quality of the cadets - and their sense of caring and pride in their accomplishments as well as the accomplishments of their fellow cadets!
It is interesting to note that of the about 10 different organizations that present some sort of award - your Mayport Navy League Council is the only one which provides a Scholarship check each year.  We truly do make a difference in peoples lives thanks to the support of our Mayport Navy Leaguers and our community partners!

May 27, 2024 at 9.00 a.m.
Beaches Veterans Memorial Park   ·   1 W 1st St, Atlantic Beach FL
Please Join Us For Our
May Social
May 23, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Royal Palm Village Wine & Tapas   ·   96 Royal Palms Drive, Atlantic Beach
Royal Palm is a traditional tapas bar with a modern twist.  The restaurant features both domestic and international wines, craft beers and creative plates to share that when combined make a full meal.  The menu focuses on sourcing local ingredients.
Please let us know if you plan to attend by e-mailing Darlene Allmaras, at
Each Year On May 22, Our Country Celebrates National Maritime Day

The Navy League of the United States was founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt.  It is unique among military-oriented associations in that it is a civilian organization dedicated to the education of our citizens, including our elected officials, and the support of the men and women of the sea services and their families.

The objective and purpose of the Navy League is twofold: educational and motivational.  We must acquire and display before the citizens of our country information regarding the condition of our naval and maritime forces.  We must awaken interest and support in all matters which aid our maritime capabilities.

"It seems to me that all good Americans interested in the growth of their country and sensitive to its honor, should give hearty support to the policies which the Navy League is founded to further.  For the building and maintaining in proper shape of the American Navy, we must rely on nothing but the broad and farsighted patriotism of our people as a whole."  Teddy Roosevelt
To this end, the Navy League works closely with the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and US-flag Merchant Marine through a network of over 240 councils in the U.S. and around the world.  The Navy League has over 35 thousand active members.

The Navy League supports America's young people through its youth programs, including sponsorship of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the Navy League Scholarship Program.  Individual councils are also involved in promoting youth-oriented activities in their communities such as NJROTC, MCJROTC, and ROTC units along with other recognized youth programs.  Local councils and national headquarters provide over $200,000 in scholarships and awards every year.


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