Club Worthy Info 

We Remember the Life of Joyce Gillis Joyce was a producer at the John G. Alden Insurance Agency, Inc. of Boston and after moving to Florid in 1983, managed the John G. Alden Insurance Agency of Ft. Lauderdale. She founded and operated the Joyce L. Gillis. Insurance Agency. Inc., which specialized in marine insurance for 30 years. Joyce was a member of the Mariners Club of Boston from 1977-1983 and of the two founding members of the Mariners Club of Ft. Lauderdale, where she held the offices of Purser and Skipper, and began the traditions of the club Holiday Cruise and Get Away Weekend.

To keep informed of Joyce’s memorial service, please visit this page.

Snapshot of Upcoming Events

April 4, 2019 ~ FLMC Monthly Luncheon @ The Boat Yard , Fort Lauderdale


Do you know of an event our Members should know about? 

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

Please email me at [email protected] and tell me about it.

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  Past Events  

 March Club Luncheon

Thank you to all who attended our March Club Luncheon! Hope to see you in April. 



 2019 Officers & Chair 


A Warm Welcome to Our 2019 Officers & Chair 

Skipper: Jonathan Dunleavy
First Mate: Hector Ramirez
Purser: Tom Nolan
Yeoman: Raúl J. Chacón Jr.
Program chair: Jonathan Hernandez
Bos’n: To Be Filled
Activities chair: Janice D’Ovidio
Seminar Chair: Laura Sherrod
Historian: Eftihios Evan Andronis


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

  Hector Ramirez
[email protected]

Items of Interest

-Please submit your newsletter ideas and items of interest

Send all items to the 2019 Editor, Raúl J. Chacón Jr at [email protected]

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, Jonathan Dunleavy, 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 protected]
• 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.

Hector Ramirez
FLMC First Mate

[email protected]

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