Last Month's Event
 On October 2nd, 2014, FLMC Members and guests gathered at the Lauderdale Yacht Club to hear from two distinguished speakers. First up was Dave Rulien, Chairman of the Lauderdale Yacht Club Sailing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization teaching seamanship to our youth of South Florida through sponsoring them into sailing programs and international competitions. Second to the bat was one of our very own members, Brett Jones of Springboard Advertising/Design, who spoke to us on optimizing your business website and online presence. Both presentations were engaging and very informative. We hope you will join us for our next luncheon, details on the first page of this Newsletter.

 
Snapshot of Upcoming Events

Monthly Luncheon ~ November 13, 2014 ~ Bistro Mezzaluna
Holiday Party ~ December 6, 2014 ~ Hyatt Pier 66
Winterfest Boat Parade ~ November 13, 2014

Click on the Events Calendar for complete details of each event
  The 2015 Slate of Officers

                                           Skipper: Kristene Lundblad

                                                                       First Mate: Brian Emond

                                                                       Purser: Michelle Otero Valdés

                                                                       Yeoman: Arlene Weicher

                                                                       Program Chair: Jonathan Dunleavy

                                                                       Bosun: Hector Ramirez

                                                                       Activities: Sandy Hoekstra

                                                                       Historian: Aimee Hoalt

                                                                      Seminar Chair: Tom Worthington

Pursuant to Article V, Section 3 of the Club’s By-Laws, the Nominating Committee shall present for consideration of the membership a slate of officers to serve the Club during the succeeding year. The Skipper may call for a voice vote if the slate proposed by the Nominating Committee is unopposed.
  By Laws

                                                                By Laws Change Proposed By a Member of the Club

The following letter was received by the Officers for presentation to the Membership for a vote. This vote shall take place at the Club’s Annual Meeting in November 2014. The By Laws provide at Article VIII, Section 2 that any  “[a]mendments to the Constitition and Bylaws and the adoption of new Bylaws shall become effective by an affirmative vote of at least 75% of those regular members present.”

September 4, 2014   [October 2, 2014 second submission]

To:    Charles Davant, Skipper
    Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club

Re:    Club By Laws. Article VII, Section 4. – Dues
    
Current By Law:
“Annual dues shall be paid upon a member’s acceptance to the Club.
Annual dues will not be pro-rated. Any member whose dues are in arrears 30 days following the February meeting is to be notified by the Purser. Failure to pay dues by the
February meeting is to be notified by the Purser. Failure to pay dues by the April meeting will result in forfeiture of active membership and the Purser shall so notify the delinquent member. A member so dropped from the Club may apply for reinstatement by a letter to the Skipper and payment of full delinquent dues plus a penalty of $10.

A member so dropped from the Club may apply for reinstatement by a letter to the skipper and payment of full delinquent dues plus a penalty of $10. The member’s name must be presented  to the membership committee and approval of reinstatement granted by an affirmative vote of that committee.”

Proposed By Law change:  Article VII Section 4, Dues
“Annual dues shall be paid upon a member’s acceptance to the Club. Annual dues will not be pro-rated. Any member whose dues are in arrears 30 days following the January meeting is to be notified by the Purser. Failure to pay dues by the February meeting is to be notified by the Purser. Failure to pay dues by the February meeting will result in forfeiture of active membership and the Purser shall so notify the delinquent member. A member so dropped from the Club may apply for reinstatement by a letter to the Skipper and payment of full delinquent dues plus a penalty of $10.

A member so dropped from the Club may apply for reinstatement by a letter to the skipper and payment of full delinquent dues plus a penalty of $10. The member’s name must be presented to the membership committee and approval of reinstatement granted by an affirmative vote of that committee.”

Reason for the change in the above By Law:
For many years, allowing members to pay their dues as late as April has imposed a burden on the First Mate in printing the Crew List in a timely manner. If the Club Newsletter states in the November, December and January Newsletter that the Club dues are due January 1, of each year this will provide plenty of notice to the members.
After the February meeting the First Mate can begin preparation for printing the Crew List. Any member not paying their dues on time will miss being in the Crew List for that year.

Art Campbell,
Past Skipper, 1992

Historical Derivation of Maritime Words and Phases


“Flotsam and Jetsam”

These are legal terms in maritime law. Flotsam is any part of the wreckage of a ship or her cargo that is lost by accident and found floating on the surface of the water. Jetsam are goods or equipment deliberately thrown overboard (jettisoned) to make the ship more stable in high winds or heavy seas. The term flotsam and jetsam shore-side means odds and ends of no great value.

Flotsam and jetsam are rarely seen apart nowadays although the words, in a variety of spellings, have separate meanings and were frequently used independently in the 17th century. John Cowell, in his 1607 publication The interpreter: or booke containing the signification of words [what we would now prosaically call a dictionary] wrote of "Flotsen alias (Flotzam)". In 1570 Boys' Sandwich [that's a book, of course, not a snack], 1570, we find:

"[At a special brother-hood held at Sandwich: Decreed to give the Lord Warden of free gift and not otherwise the third part] of all wrecks and fyndalls floating and the half of all wrecks and fyndalls jottsome, viz. dryuen to the londe yshore."

There's a simple mnemonic that helps distinguish flotsam from jetsam. Flotsam (or floatsome) are those items which are floating as a consequence of the action of the sea. Jetsam are those which have been jettisoned by a ship's crew
(although that may float too of course).

Whenever flotsam and jetsam meet for a drink they always reminisce about the family's long-lost triplet - lagan. That's the word for goods or wreckage that lie at the bottom of the sea and rarely gets a mention.

Around the turn of the 17th century though, lagan was still in vogue. The 1591 record - Articles concerning the admiralty of England, and the jurisdiction thereof stated:

"Any ship, yron, leade, or other goods floating or lying under the water or in the depth, of which there is no possessor or owner, which commonly are called Flotzon, Jetson, and Lagan."

The English royal household rarely missed a trick where money was concerned and by 1622 it was said that those watery items described above as having 'no owner' now became property of the King. Robert Callis wrote [citing Coke] "Flotsan, Jetsan and Lagan are goods on or in the Sea, and ... they belong to the King."

Flotsam and jetsam formed an alliance of their own and allowed lagan to sink out of trace in the early 19th century. Sir Walter Scott, in his Diary, 1848 (later printed by John Lockhart) mentions this:

"The goods and chattles of the inhabitants are all said to savour of Flotsome and Jetsome."

 More recently, Flotsam and Jetsam is a thrash metal band that formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1981.

  New Member's Corner

                                                                      
                                                                                                     Lesley Warrick
                                                                                             
In April 2006, the Board of Directors of Seafarers’ House appointed Ms. Warrick to the position of Executive Director of Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades.  Joining Seafarers' House as their Director of Communications in April 2004, she came to the organization from her position as Director of Public Relations for Family Central, Inc. in North Lauderdale, Florida.  During her tenure there Ms. Warrick was responsible for planning and development of key organizational communications for Family Central, Inc., the largest social service agency in South Florida, with an annual budget of $90 million.

Prior to joining Family Central, Inc. Mrs. Warrick served for 12 years as Vice President of Sagamore Associates, a Washington, DC government relations consulting firm.  As the Washington office of Baker & Daniels, a large Indianapolis law firm, Sagamore handled the lobbying and government relations work for a broad range of clients.  Ms. Warrick also acted as manager of the Washington operation as well as working with government relations clients on education, management and labor-related issues and specializing in the development of trade associations.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland and did her undergraduate work at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, where she double-majored in English and Economics.  A graduate of Leadership Broward Class XXV, she has served as Vice President of the Fort Lauderdale Business and Professional Women’s Club; served on the Steering Committee of the state-wide Interfaith Florida and is an active member of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association. She was named Woman of the Year in 2008 by the Ft. Lauderdale Business & Professional Women’s Club and was selected as a 2006-2007 Leading Woman in Transportation by Florida Shipper magazine.  In August 2010 she was elected to the Board of Directors of the North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA).  In 2014 she was elected to the position of Vice President on the NAMMA Board.  During her tenure with Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades, the organization was honored as the 2012 International Seafarers’ Center of the Year, the first time the award was made to any center in the United States.  In 2014,  Ms. Warrick was named as a finalist by Lloyd’s List North America for the award of Seafarers’ Advocate and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce honored Seafarers’ House with the 2014 Marine/Environment Salute to Business Award .  Her volunteer commitments include Seafarers’ House and Sawgrass Nature Center.  Ms. Warrick and her husband make their home in Coral Springs, Florida.

  Nautical Dates

November 1, 1974                             November 9, 1942
     Safety of Life at Sea                               Liberty ship ROBERT E.

(SOLAS) convention adopted                    PEARY built in 4 ½ days

November 10, 1975
S.S. EDMUND FIZGERALD sinks

With all 29 crewmembers aboard

 November 14, 1851                           November 17, 1820
       Herman Melville’s                               Captain Nathaniel Palmer on

“Moby Dick” is published                       HERO first to see Antartica

November 19, 1989
Amendments to the International Regulations for

Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) come into force
In the U.S. 

November 21, 1916
TITANIC’s sister ship BRITANNIC

Sunk by a mine

November 28, 1520
Magellan reaches Pacific Ocean

Items of Interest
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Send all items to the 2014 Editor, Michelle Otero Valdez at mov@chaloslaw.com

  
The Ft. Lauderdale Mariners Club Proudly Supports:

Boys & Girls Club of Broward County
Fort Lauderdale Sea Cadets, Spruance Division
Marine Industries Association of South Florida
MIASF Waterway Cleanup
MIASF Plywood Regatta
ReThink + ReUse Center
South Broward High School Skills USA Program
Seafarer’s House Fort Lauderdale
Shake-A-Leg Miami
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association