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April 2016 Events
April 1     Rotary Maternal and Child Health Month
April 6     Glenn Wiltshire, Deputy Port Director, Port Everglades


Glenn A Wiltshire 


Glenn A. Wiltshire, a 30-year veteran with the U.S. Coast Guard, has served as the Deputy Port Director for the Broward County Port Everglades Department since August 2006. His responsibilities as second in command of one of the world’s busiest cruise ports and Florida’s No. 1 containerized cargo seaport include security, planning and managing the seaport’s diverse maritime initiatives which generate more than $28.3 billion in economic activity and more than 224,000 jobs statewide, and more than $809 million in state and local taxes.


He also serves as chair of the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development (FSTED) Council’s Security Committee. 


Prior to joining Port Everglades, Wiltshire was the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port for New York/New Jersey. Wiltshire’s other previous USCG service also includes serving as Chief of Staff for the Fourteenth Coast Guard District in Honolulu and as Executive Assistant to the Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection in Washington, DC.


A native of Little Falls, NJ, Wiltshire graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1976 and also received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 1982. 

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April 7     Mercedes Benz Corporate Run


More than 7,000 participants are expected for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run. The Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale has a team in the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run. Join us by supporting them at our tent on April 7th at 6:45 PM at the Huizenga Plaza, 32 East Las Olas Blvd. 

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April 13     Chief Judge, Peter M. Weinstein


     Chief Judge, Peter M. Weinstein 


Circuit Judge Peter M. Weinstein is currently serving his third two-year term as Chief Judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida, having won re-election in 2015. Judge Weinstein has served for more than 18 years on the judicial bench of the second-largest circuit court in the state of Florida.


Chief Judge Weinstein received his Bachelor's Degree from New York University and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Brooklyn Law School. He served as a legal officer in the United States Army, and held the rank of Captain when he was honorably discharged from service. While a practicing attorney, Judge Weinstein worked as a prosecutor for Broward County, and was in private practice for many years before being appointed to the 17th Circuit bench in 1998. He also served as a Florida Senator for 14 years. Judge Weinstein is married, with two sons and three grandchildren.

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April 16     District Assembly at the Signature Grand
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April 18     Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale Board Meeting

Our board meetings are open to all members. New members are encouraged to attend, to better understand the decision models used for our club.

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Rick was President of The Lawrence Associates, a Manchester, CT architectural/planning firm, founded by his father in 1947 until its merging with Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc. on July 1, 2014.

He received Bachelor of Building Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

He joined the Manchester Rotary Club in 1978 and received the first of four Paul Harris Fellow awards in 2000. For the past five years he has served as District 7890 Chair for Water & Sanitation Projects. In 20014 RI presented him with the "Service Above Self" Award – Rotary’s highest honor and presented to a maximum of 150 individuals throughout the entire world.


While vacationing in Guatemala in 2006 Rick attended a meeting of the Rotary Club of La Antigua, Guatemala, making the initial connections that resulted in twelve sustainable clean water and sanitation projects completed from 2007 through 2016. His presentation today describes the efforts to fund another four villages in the current Rotary year 2015-2016 using a Global Grant.

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April 22     Passover - First Evening
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April 30     Power of One Hour


April 30 is going to be an exciting day!  Join fellow Rotarians and Rotary Service Corps participants at one of the three Power of One Hour events throughout the City.  Pick a project and lend a helping hand.


A.   Street Cleanup SW 11 Ave from Broward Blvd. to swing-bridge

Meeting place: Fire Museum, 1022 W. Las Olas Blvd.

Time:  9 am - 10 am

Team leader: Mike Sanchez  954 873-0965


B.   Art Serve Maintenance Painting and Landscaping

Meeting place: Art Serve, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd

Time:  9 am - 11 am

Team Leader: Jaye Abbate  954 683-9159


C.   Adopt-A-Neighbor, 422 NW 7 Terr.

Paint exterior of home for Ms Iris Walker

Time: 9 am until complete

Team Leader: Robert Ferris 954 328-9110


Once your service project is complete, please join us for an informal celebration at Art Serve.  Beer, wine, and refreshments will be served.

Yours in Rotary Service


Jorg Hruschka | Community Service Chair

P: 954-828-5568 | C: 954-709-3197  |  JHrusch@hotmail.com

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