May 17, 2017 ~ TAMPA ANNUAL MARITIME INDUSTRY/MARINE INSURANCE SEMINAR
November 1, 2017 ~ FT. LAUDERDALE MARINERS SEMINAR
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Club Worthy Info
REMINDER: ANNUAL DUES
Members must pay annual dues within 30 days following the January meeting (1/5/17) Failure to pay dues by the February meeting (2/2/17) forfeits active membership.
2017 FLMC SLATE OF OFFICERS
Skipper Michelle Otero Valdes
First Mate Arlene Weicher
Purser Jonathan Dunleavy
Yeoman Hector Ramirez
Bosun Raul Chacon
Program Chair Craig Liszt
Activity Chair Terry Jones
Historian Tom Nolan
Seminar Chair Charles Davant
Phil Purcell has given the MIASF board of directors notice that he will be stepping down as CEO/Executive Director in January 2018.
Danielle Butler, Chairperson of the MIASF Board of Directors, stated in a press release, “Phil joined MIASF in February 2014 and he and the Board have collaborated on a long list of successes, including execution of a 30-year agreement with the producers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – Show Management, completion of the dredge of the Intracoastal Waterway, institution of standard operating procedures for the FEC bridge, passage of state legislation that caps the sales tax on refits and repairs, inclusion of marine industry companies in the annual South Florida Business Journal Book of Lists, the first Foreign Trade Zone recreational boating designation in the United States, and enhanced community engagement with a Habitat for Humanity partnership to build the first-ever two-story duplex in Fort Lauderdale, to name few. We are truly fortunate to have had Phil’s leadership for the past few years. His vision and guidance have ideally positioned the association to leverage exciting opportunities in 2017 and beyond.”
The announcement will allow for an orderly leadership pursuit and seamless transition over the next 12 months, and the MIASF Board has appointed an executive search committee to begin the process. Prospective candidates may submit a résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Items of Interest
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A Side Note to All… For a number of years now, the club has made it a practice to send all communications to our members via email. Recently a number of club members have expressed that they are having problems receiving some or all club emails. If you have any reason to believe that you are not receiving these emails please check the following:
1. Your membership profile
• Log into your membership profile through the club website: www.ftlmc.org • Check to see that your email and other contact information in your profile is correct. • Check to see that the it says “Yes” next to “Allow Club Email”
If you are having trouble logging in or don’t recall your log in username or password, please contact the First Mate, Michelle Otero Valdes, for assistance. (Contact information below.)
2. Your email spam filter setting
• Make sure the email address below is on your spam filter’s list of allowed addresses. • Be sure to add the email address below to your “safe sender” or “white list” with your e-mail provider. email@example.com • Make sure the following IP addresses are listed in your email system’s “white list”: 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11
If you have checked the items above and are still having trouble receiving emails, please the First Mate, Arlene Weicher for assistance.
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 Marine Industries Cares Foundation MIASF Waterway Cleanup MIASF Plywood Regatta Seafarer’s House Fort Lauderdale Shake-A-Leg Miami Skills USA Program McFatter Technical College Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association