Officials promote US Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Of­fi­cials from the loc­al chapter of the United States Nav­al Sea Ca­det Corps pro­moted the group at a re­cent meet­ing of the Take Back Your Neigh­bor­hood civic as­so­ci­ation.

The USNSCC’s San Ant­o­nio Di­vi­sion is loc­ated at the Nav­al Sup­port Activ­ity base at Ox­ford and Rob­bins av­en­ues in Lawndale. It is named in hon­or of the San Ant­o­nio, a ship that has served as the base for Hur­ricane Kat­rina re­cov­ery ef­forts and anti-pir­acy forces off Somalia.

The group was chartered by Con­gress in 1958 to provide Amer­ic­an youths with a drug- and al­co­hol-free en­vir­on­ment for hands-on train­ing in vari­ous spe­cial­ties, with the goals of help­ing them ma­ture and im­prov­ing their lead­er­ship abil­it­ies.

Girls and boys age 11-17 are in­vited to join. They meet the second week­end of the month from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

The youths take part in drills, trips, parades and spe­cial events. They will travel to Nor­folk, Va. from May 1-5, board­ing ships and tak­ing part in sail­or train­ing.

At­tend­ing the meet­ing were Lt. Joan Lar­kin, the di­vi­sion’s com­mand­ing of­ficer, and Jay Meis­ner, the ex­ec­ut­ive of­ficer.

Lar­kin said the di­vi­sion has “zero tol­er­ance” for drugs, crime or haz­ing.

More in­form­a­tion is avail­able by call­ing 267-261-5679 or vis­it­ing san­anto­niod­

In oth­er news from the April 15 meet­ing:

• Di­anne Murphy, the com­munity re­la­tions of­ficer in the 2nd Po­lice Dis­trict, en­cour­aged people to sign up for Op­er­a­tion I.D.

Par­ti­cipants can sup­ply Murphy with their driver’s li­cense num­ber, and she will send them stick­ers to place on valu­able prop­erty. If the prop­erty is stolen, it can be iden­ti­fied by the stick­ers that con­tain the own­er’s driver’s li­cense num­ber. Murphy can be reached at 215-685-7276.

The of­ficer also re­minded res­id­ents about the fol­low­ing curfew hours: 13-and-un­der (8 p.m. dur­ing the school year, 9 p.m. in the sum­mer); ages 14-15 (9 p.m. school year, 10 p.m. sum­mer); and 16-17 (10 p.m. school year, 11 p.m. sum­mer).

• Max My­ers Play­ground, at 1601 Heller­man St., of­fers monthly flower-ar­ran­ging classes. The next class is May 10, at 7 p.m. The cost is $5. Par­ti­cipants are asked to bring a mug and scis­sors. To re­serve a spot, email pam­s­petals1@ya­ or call 215-685-1242.

• Max My­ers of­fers Zumba fit­ness classes every Tues­day and Wed­nes­day at 7:30 p.m.

To re­gister, email Jes­sica Cham­b­liss at jes­sic­acham­b­lis­ or call the play­ground at 215-685-1242.••

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