Welcome to the January 2020 newsletter

Its time to renew - 2020 Club Dues

Thanks for supporting the Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club. We encourage you to stay on board and renew your membership for 2020.

Your current membership will expire December 31st, 2019. The annual renewal fee is $50.00. Please click on the link below to make payment.

Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club New Member Dues 2020

Reminder from our bylaws:
Failure to pay dues before the February luncheon meeting will result in forfeiture of active membership. 
A member may then apply for reinstatement by writing 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.

Tom Nolan
2019 First Mate
Fort Lauderdale Mariner's Club

 Photographs from the January 9, 2020 FLMC Luncheon


News Article: Five Boat Shows Open Across the Country This Week
Posted 1/22/20 National Marine Manufacturers Association

 Beginning today and running through the weekend, five of the industry’s boat shows will be open to the public, offering the year’s best deals, seminars, career opportunities, hands-on experiences and a taste of recreational boating for all ages. Check out the summaries below for the New York, Louisville, Baltimore, Minneapolis, and Chicagoland shows:

 The Progressive® Insurance New York Boat Show® begins today at the Javits Center and runs through Sunday. In its 115th year, Governor Cuomo, alongside NMMA President, Frank Hugelmeyer, will officially open the show to the public and give opening remarks to the crowd. In addition to the Governor’s attendance, the show is featuring a new ‘Experience Miami in NYC.’ Hosted by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, boat show guests can visit the immersive experience to escape into a tropical getaway in the middle of the NYC winter.

 The Progressive ® Insurance Louisville Boat & Sportshow® opens today, showcasing the region’s largest display of boats, RVs and outdoors accessories.

 Tomorrow, the Progressive® Insurance Baltimore Boat ShowTM begins at the Baltimore Convention Center. This year’s show will grow by 32,750 square feet with more boats and a brand-new tackle and fishing section featuring hands-on tutorials focused on trolling, tackle and live bait fishing.

 Additionally, the Progressive® Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show ® kicks off tomorrow. The event will fill the Minneapolis Convention Center with more than 700 new boats from the region’s leading dealers and manufacturers, with several new boats and marine companies set to make product debuts.

Finally, the Progressive® Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo also begins tomorrow. The show is heavy on seminars hosted by the industry’s most elite anglers, including Jordan Lee (2017 and 2019 Bassmaster Classic Winner) and Brandon Palaniuk (2018 Angler of the Year).

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 If you have any events, news, or photos to include in the monthly newsletters, please reach out to Raúl J. Chacón Jr., 2019 Yeoman at r[email protected].

Officers for 2020
Skipper: Hector Ramirez
First Mate: Tom Nolan
Purser: Raúl J. Chacón Jr.
Yeoman: Jonathan Hernandez 
Program Chair: Tyler Tanner
Bos’n: Evan Andronis 
Seminar Chair: Michelle Otero-Valdes
Activities Chair: Janice D’Ovidio and Co-chair: Roy Scott 
Historian: George Florez

Proudly Supports:
Boys & Girls Club of Broward County
Marine Industries Association of South Florida 

MIASF Plywood Regatta
Seafarer’s House Fort Lauderdale
Shake-A-Leg Miami
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
Young Professionals in Yachting – Spin-a-thon