Commissioning of the USCGC John Scheuerman (WPC-1146)

Commissioning of the USCGC John Scheuerman (WPC-1146)




Salute to the Coast Guard

Our council had the great pleasure of attending the Salute to the Coast Guard with special guest ADM Karl Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard.
Local Sea Cadets provided an outstanding Color Guard service and enjoyed festivities with us.


Ira Lambeth, Skip Witunski, PO3 Kiersten Willey, LC2 Nathan Willey, LC2 Daniel Willey, SA Connar Satterfield, LT Pamela North-Bates, ADM Karl Schultz

Skip Witunski and Ira Lambeth (Pres. Elect) presenting Tampa Bay council’s wreath during the Blackthorn ceremony.


Annual Meeting and Officer Installation – Feb 19 6:30pm – 8:00pm



Nominating Committee Presents the following recommendations for the 2020 Officers:   
President – Ira Lambeth
Vice Pres – Gail Ryan
Treasurer – Skip Witunski
Secretary – Micheala McCormick


Feb. 19th, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton
4500 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607
Tampa, Fl 33607
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Light hor d’oeuvres and cash bar
Look forward to seeing you all and welcome our new board for 2020 on Feb. 19th, 2020
RSVP to Skip Witunski (


Say Hello to the Navy League’s NEW LOGO



At our November board meeting, the executive committee voted on and approved the use of the Navy League seal as the official logo of the organization. This seal was approved as the sole logo and will take the place of both the downward-facing and slanted anchors.

2019 Tampa Area Navy Ball – Oct. 25th

NavyBall Flyer

9th Annual RADM Collins Awards Dinner

Navy Womens Soccer

Tori Mitchell, a Freshman for the Midshipmen, scored her first goal in the 88th minute against Howard, to tie the game.  The Midshipmen eventually went on to win the game.  Congratulations Tori, the Tampa Bay Navy League continues to be proud of your accomplishments.   GO NAVY!

Reserve your seats for the celebration of the 243rd birthday of the US Navy.   See the events page for details. 

 Reserve your seats for the celebration of the 243rd birthday of the US Navy.   See the events page for details. 

Eighth Annual RADM LeRoy Collins, Jr Academy Appointee Celebration

Tonight, May 15, 2018 our Council celebrates with local Maritime Academy Appointees and NROTC Scholarship winners at the Holiday Inn Westshore.  Our Eighth Annual Celebration will recognize 4 young men and 3 women with appointments to the U.S. Naval Academy, 1 young lady with an appointment to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 1 young man with an appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and 2 young men who have been awarded NROTC scholarships.


Our honored guest and speaker for this evening will be Rear Admiral Sinclair M. Harris (retired).  Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris is a native of Washington D.C. He is a 1981 graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics. His early sea assignments include tours aboard USS Long Beach (CGN 9), USS Vincennes (CG 49), USS Jarrett (FFG 33), USS Coronado (AGF 11), and as commissioning executive officer in USS Benfold (DDG 65).


Please help us Congratulate these future leaders and their families.


Tampa plays host to NAVY WEEK  this year.

Visit this site for information on all the events: TAMPA NAVY WEEK INFORMATION

Our Council is hosting a reception for the Admirals who will be visiting our city.  The event will be held on Tuesday, 8 May at 7:00 p.m at the Westshore Holiday Inn, 700 N Westshore Drive, Tampa 33609  All Tampa Bay Council members are welcome to attend.