Prior Months' Events 

 January Luncheon
Speaker: Patrick Estebe

Snapshot of Upcoming Events

March 2, 2017 ~ Monthly Luncheon @ Tropical Acres, Fort Lauderdale


April 15, 2017 ~ Annual Picnic & Easter Egg Hunt @ Snyder Park

April 28, 2017 ~ MICF 8TH ANNUAL SPIN-A-THON



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  Club Worthy Info  


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.


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

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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:
• 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.
• Make sure the following IP addresses are listed in your email system’s “white list”:

If you have checked the items above and are still having trouble receiving emails, please the First Mate, Arlene Weicher for assistance.

Arlene Weicher
FLMC First Mate

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