Membership Renewal 

Please Renew your FLMC Membership Today!!
All unrenewed memberships expired on December 31, 2017

January Luncheon

The Club would like to thank Barney Hauf of Tow Boat U.S. – Offshore Marine Towing, Inc. for speaking at our January Luncheon.


Snapshot of Upcoming Events

December 31, 2017 ~ Membership Renewal Dues - Click here to pay your fee now!

February 1, 2018 ~  Monthly Luncheon @ Embassy Suites, Fort Lauderdale

February 4, 2018 ~  Jazz Brunch@ Downtown Fort Lauderdale

March 1, 2018 ~  Monthly Luncheon @ Mezzaluna

March 3, 2018 ~  

April 5, 2018 ~  Monthly Luncheon @ Topical Acres Steakhouse

April 14, 2018 ~  PLYWOOD REGATTA


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Have you participated in an industry event, been recognized or received an award?

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  Club Worthy Info  

2018 Seminar Committee Update        

Fellow Mariners,

 It is my pleasure to have been selected to be the 2018 Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club Seminar Committee Chairman. The chairperson is an important club position but the vital component to a successful seminar program is the commitment of time and effort by the 20+ members of the seminar committee. Our long standing committee members (and recent additions too) are a dedicated group to be proud of and it is they who make each successive seminar more successful than the last.

With recent changes to the committee roster, there may be opportunities for new persons to join the committee.  If any active member of the club would like to be considered to become a seminar committee member, please contact me directly by phone or email. Potential candidates will be reviewed by the committee based upon the sub-committee needs and the long term continuity goals of the seminar committee.

Christopher Karentz
2018 FLMC Seminar Committee Chairman

 2018 Officers & Chair 

Skipper: Arlene Weicher
First Mate: Jonathan Dunleavy
Purser: Hector Ramirez
Yeoman: Craig Liszt
Program chair: Raul Chacon
Bos’n: Tom Nolan
Seminar Chair: Christopher Karentz
Activities chair: Kelli Popovic
Historian: Jonathan Hernandez


About Us
The Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club is dedicated to the promotion of ethical business practices among the sea-going community as well as the circulation of accurate and useful information to the boating community. 

Our membership includes both professional and leisure boating enthusiasts, as well as industry experts and professionals in many disciplines from around the world.


Join Us

We welcome your interest in the Mariners Club and invite you to become an active member to the benefit of each of us individually and all of us as a community. The easiest way to join is to attend a monthly meeting as a guest of a current member.

Request an application form from an officer, complete it and mail it with your check for $50.00 to the Mariners Club for consideration by the membership committee.

Two sponsors are required. If you want to join and do not know an active member, contact

  Arlene Weicher

Items of Interest

-Please submit your newsletter ideas and items of interest

Send all items to the 2017 Editor, Hector Ramirez at

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