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May 2015 Events
May 2     Rotary District 6990 Marlins Game



Marlins Park

501 Marlins Way

 Miami, FL. 33125





Perry Monioudis pmonioudis@bellsouth.net



  4:00 PM
May 6     Rear Admiral Jon G Matheson


 Rear Admiral Jon G. Matheson

Deputy Commander United States Naval Forces Southern Command / Deputy Commander United States 4th Fleet


Rear Admiral Jon Matheson is a second-generation naval aviator and his two brothers are also naval aviators. He is a graduate of Kent State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps in 1984. At the end of The Basic School (TBS), he was offered a Navy flight school quota due to USMC squadron over-manning and after receiving a service transfer, earned his wings in 1986.

After completing training in the F-14 Tomcat, he reported to the
Diamondbacks of Fighter Squadron (VF) 102 and deployed aboard USS America (CV 66) to the North Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, and Indian Ocean. He then received orders to the Challengers of VF 43 as an adversary instructor pilot. As an “AMBUSH” bogey driver he flew the A-4 Skyhawk, F-5 Tiger, and F-16N Viper, and attended the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN).

Matheson transitioned to the Reserve Component in 1992 with the Omars of Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 12. He served in a variety of billets before assuming command of the F/A-18 Hornet squadron in November 2001. During his tenure as executive officer and commanding officer,
VFC-12 was awarded a Noel Davis Trophy “Battle E”, a CNO Aviation Safety Award “Safety S,” and a Golden Anchor Award.

Subsequent Navy Reserve (NR) commanding officer assignments include: NR Tactical Air Control Squadron 2286, NR Carrier Strike Group Eight, and NR Navy Warfare Development Command 101. He has also been assigned to NR Joint Forces Air Component Commander 0186 and NR Joint Forces Command 206.

Significant extended periods of active duty providing support to the fleet include:

U.S. 2nd Fleet air operations officer implementing Naval Command & Control of Air Operations; chief of staff for the executive director to Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command; director - Navy Maritime Operations Center (MOC) Training Team; chief of staff - Navy Don't Ask / Don't Tell Repeal Implementation Task Force; deputy - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Task Force. His first flag assignment was reserve deputy commander for Fleet Management / reserve chief of staff at U.S. Fleet Forces Command. 

He assumed duties as deputy commander United States Naval Forces Southern Command / deputy commander United States 4th Fleet in October 2012.

Matheson has the privilege of being designated an honorary Chief Petty Officer and has proudly served with shipmates who have earned four “Battle E” Awards for Excellence. He has accumulated more than 3,500 flight hours in tactical aircraft and logged nearly 300 carrier landings. His awards include the Legion of Merit (2), Meritorious Service Medal (6), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), and various unit and service awards.


  12:15 PM1:30 PM
May 8     Rotary CSI Golf Tournament


Ft Lauderdale/Palm Beach                CSI Chapter


in conjunction with


Ft. Lauderdale Rotary Club


The 23ndAnnual Scholarship


Golf Tournament


To Benefit our Scholarship Fund




Palm-Aire Country Club

Oaks Course

3701 Oaks Clubhouse Drive

Pompano Beach, FL 33069



May 8th, 2015


Shotgun Start @ 1:00PM
Registration opens @ 12:00 Noon

Banquet after Tournament



4 Man Scramble

  12:00 PM
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May 9     Rotary Fish Fry



Saturday, May 9, 2015

1:00 p.m. – Sunset

Open to the family

Bring a cover dish


Birch State Park

3109 E. Sunrise Blvd.

Pavilion #1



Please RSVP to msarchms@aol.com

  1:00 PM8:00 PM
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May 10     Mother’s Day
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May 11     Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale Board Meeting at ArtServe

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


  5:30 PM7:30 PM
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May 13     Stephanie Silver, ESQ



Stephanie Silver, ESQ

Stephanie has been a resident of South Florida and Miami for most of her life.  She has been an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office for over 14 years.  Stephanie is assigned to the Gang Unit and has been so assigned for approximately 10 years.  Her work focuses on long-term investigations of gang members and organized crime and she has prosecuted over 40 jury trials ranging from murder to burglary and money laundering.  She has worked in the Public Corruption Unit and the felony divisions as well.


Stephanie is a graduate of the Miami-Dade Public School System.  She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated within 3 years.  She attended Florida State University College of Law.  During her college and graduate years, she researched and studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science in England and the Charles University College of Law in Prague, Czech Republic.


Stephanie is the President of the Miami Forum, serves as member of the Appellate Court Rules Committee of the Florida Bar, serves as a member of the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee for the Florida Bar, a member of the Florida Bar Speakers Bureau, and a past member of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee.  She is Vice President of her Condominium Board and is active in other professional and charitable activities throughout the community.


In her free time, Stephanie enjoys playing with her beloved beagle, finding a new exercise class at a gym, or watching football.  She been to almost every continent in the world and hopes to finish visiting all 50 states and all Canadian provinces within the next 2 years.


Stephanie will do a short introduction to the types of gangs that exist internationally, nationally, and locally.  In adfdition she will cover why men, women, and children join gangs, where they join gangs, and how they join.  Finally she will discuss where gangs can be found and how businesses, companies, individuals, etc., should be aware of them.

  12:15 PM1:30 PM
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May 15
– May 30
    Rotary Trip to South Africa

Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale trip to see water projects in South Africa.

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May 20     District Governor Joe Roth


District 6990

Southeast Florida, the Keys, and Grand Bahama Island

District Governor 

Joe Roth

will make a special presentation to our club

on Wednesday May 20th

Be there!

  12:00 PM1:30 PM
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May 20     Pedro Galvan


Pedro Galvan


the heART ambassadors


We believe that art helps to enhance personal expression and consider that we can improve society through art.?

We do not believe that art is for certain privileged groups in society, art should be for everyone.

Pedro has 15 years of selling and activating sponsorships, fundraising and partnerships, sports business, marketing strategy and sales experience in international territories. Extensive skills in selling, activating sponsors, project management, strategic planning and establishing key client relationships. A self starter, passionate, curious, creative, proven problem-solver with excellent communication, interpersonal skills and able to work well across all levels in an organization. Marketing Professor at several Business Schools. Professional experience: Europe, Latin America, USA, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

  12:15 PM1:30 PM
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May 25     Memorial Day
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May 27     Focus on Red: Monthly new member orientation and member social.

End of the month new member orientation, member networking and attitude adjustment.

Open to all:

  1. Members of Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale
  2. Visiting Rotarians
  3. Guests
  4. Prospective Members
  5. New members of other Rotary Clubs


Tower Club


  5:30 PM7:00 PM
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