The first luncheon of the new year was held at the Embassy Suites with guest speaker Glenn M. Stein. Mr.Stein is the author of Discovering the North-West Passage. Mr. Stein spoke of not only his own adventures but the history of the adventurers that explored the North-West Passage.
Hector Ramirez presenting gift to Glenn Stein
ART CAMPBELL OUTSTANDING MARINER AWARD
The second Art Campbell Outstanding Mariner Award was awarded to Ted Crosby. Ted was one of the 6 brave members that organized the very first Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club Marine Insurance Seminar held in 1989. The award honors Ted's devotion to the club and the countless hours Ted has volunteered to make the club what it is today.
MARINE INDUSTRY CARES FOUNDATION CASINO NIGHT
Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club recently sponsored a table at the MICF Casino Night which raised money for the foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization that brings the maritime and local communities together to raise money and awareness for local charities supporting children and families.
The term was used to check the gender of those still in the hammocks. The lack of space below decks resulted in wives sharing hammock berths with their husbands. When an officer would go below to rouse the seaman for duty, he would often holler "show (or shake) a leg." The term came to mean move quickly or make haste.
MEMBERS ON THE MOVE
Joyce L. Gillis ( FM ) and Peter R. Tyson ( CM ) are pleased to announce the sale of Joyce L. Gillis Insurance Agency, Inc.'s book of business to Peter R. Tyson, Inc. which commenced January 2015 and is now concluded.
FLMC IN THE COMMUNITY
Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club is dedicated to helping worthwhile organizations via donations. Over the next several newsletters we will provide brief summaries of the organizations that the club is currently providing donations.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF BROWARD COUNTY
Since 1965, it has been the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The goal is to provide world-class Club experiences that assure success is within reach of every child who walks through the Club's doors. They strive to have all members graduate from high school with a plan for the future; demonstrate good character and citizenship by participating in leadership training and volunteering in community service projects; and engage in sports and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.
MESSAGE FROM FIRST MATE MICHELLE OTERO VALDES
Dear FLMC Members,
According to the Club's By-Laws, Article IV, section 4, we may have a Membership Committee to compile and maintain the membership directory for the Club. As First Mate, I am seeking members that are interested in forming the 2016 Membership Committee. If you are interested in being considered for a position as a member of the Membership Committee, please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before February 19, 2016 for consideration. The chosen members of the Membership Committee will be announced in the Club's March 2016 newsletter.
Best regards, Michelle Otero Valdes 2016 First Mate
NEW OFFICER POSITION- COMMS OFFICER
Please advise Jonathan Dunleavy at jdunleavy@fowlerwhite. com if you are interested in becoming the clubs Comms Officer. This person will work as an assistant to the Yeoman and coordinate with AMI on resolving website issues such as updating photographs and information, and ensuring that the website functions as expected. Please respond by February 19th.
Dr. Tom Correll (Skipper 1999) and Peter Maloney were long time members of the club.
Items of Interest
-Please submit your newsletter ideas and items of interest
-Please email childhood photos of yourself or other members
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, Michelle Otero Valdes for assistance.
Michelle Otero Valdes FLMC First Mate firstname.lastname@example.org
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