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August 2016 Events
August 1     Rotary August Membership and Extension Month
August 3     Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., VP Community Relations, NSU


Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D.

Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., assumed her duties as Vice President for Advancement and Community Relations at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) on August 1, 2013.  Dr. O’Flannery Anderson provides leadership for NSU’s Office of Advancement and Community Relations.  Her department is responsible for NSU’s efforts regarding community engagement and support, including all advancement, fundraising activities, alumni relations, special events and community relations. Under her leadership, NSU has received a national Silver Anvil award from the PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) and several national awards of excellence from CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education).  She is focused on raising the profile of NSU, growing support for the university, and engaging with the institution’s constituents.  She reports directly to NSU President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D.

Dr. O’Flannery Anderson joined NSU from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) where she was Vice President for Community Engagement and Executive Director of the FAU Foundation.  Previously, she was President and CEO of the United Way of Broward County.

Dr. O’Flannery Anderson is involved in numerous community initiatives and organizations.  She is Board Secretary and an executive committee member for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance as well as Secretary/Treasurer for the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches.  Her community involvement includes the board of PACE Center for Girls, Winterfest Boat Parade, and the Chamber of the Palm Beaches.  She is also a member of the 1000+ Club to Benefit Cancer, Inc., Royal Dames of Cancer Research, Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), the Tower Forum and the Riverwalk Trust.  She previously served as Vice Chair of the North Broward Hospital District (Gubernatorial appointment) and was on the board of the United Way of Florida.  She is a graduate of both Leadership Florida and Leadership Broward.

Dr. O’Flannery Anderson received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University; her master’s degree from the University of South Florida; and her doctoral degree from Florida Atlantic University.  In addition, she has participated in two executive leadership programs at Harvard University.

She has resided in Fort Lauderdale for 17 years and is married to Peter Anderson.

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August 10     Pam Dearden, executive director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society

Pam Dearden, Executive Director

 Gold Coast Jazz Society


Pam's professional experience includes arts management and arts administration. Areas of expertise include design and inplementation of concert programming, music education programs, outreach programs for arts organizations, grants management, fund raising and special events.

Professional and civic affiliations include the American Symphony Orchestra League; Association of Performing Arts Presenters; National Association of the Teachers of Singing and the American Choral Directors Association. Local affiliations have included the Broward Cultural Council’s Arts in Education Committee; the Master Chorale of South Florida; Broward Woman’s Alliance; Opera Guild of Fort Lauderdale; the Philharmonic Society; the Opera Society and Beaux Arts of the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. She has served on the boards of the Cultural Foundation of Broward; the Broward County Music Teachers Association; the Women’s Executive Club of Ft. Lauderdale; the Opera Society; and the local chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE) and has been a grant reviewer for the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs music panel. Ms. Dearden has also served as a current and past chair of the Cultural Executive Committee for the Broward Cultural Council.

Professional development workshops include the American Symphony Orchestra League; American Council for the Arts; Florida Atlantic University - Florida Institute for Career and Employment Training Developing Effective Program Outcomes and Measurements; Grantsmanship Center; Kennedy Center; National Opera Association; National Society of Fund Raising Executives;University of Mass. Amherst – 2003 Winter Institute for Arts Management.

Professional recognition: Encore Award for Individual Leadership in the Arts, Arts Administrator of the Year, the Star Award for volunteerism, and Woman of Style and Substance.

It is my goal to continue serving the arts through the non-profit sector.


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August 10     Red Badge Orientation


Red Badge Orientation

August 10th, 2016


at the home of Steve & Shelley Leinicke

36 Royal Palm Drive

Fort Lauderdale

  All members are welcome to attend.

  5:30 PM
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August 15     Board of Directors

Rotary Board of Director’s Meeting 


Art Serve

1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304


  5:30 PM
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August 17     Laurie Salarullo, President of Junior Achievement of South Florida


 Laurie J. Sallarulo 

As President  & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida, Laurie Sallarulo leads the operation of the largest Junior Achievement area and educational facility in the world. With a team of 30 employees, Junior Achievement of South Florida serves almost 50,000 students a year at its 59,000 square foot JAWorld Huizenga Center at Broward College, teaching them personal finance concepts, providing them with cutting edge career skills training and inspiring and preparing them to be entrepreneurs.  


Laurie is a highly respected, visionary leader known for building and managing cohesive teams and creating and sustaining programs and systems that produce high returns.  Her strong management and interpersonal skills, ability to challenge the status quo, talent to drive innovative thinking and implement creative strategies have allowed her to help organizations to reach new heights. She sees the potential in organizations and approaches planning and development using her corporate experience.

In addition to her professional experience, Laurie is a dedicated community and child advocate. She currently serves as the Governor Appointed Chair of the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, which oversees funding of $90 million dollars for early childcare services and is a member of the Early Learning Advisory Council of the State of Florida.  She also serves as Commissioner-appointee to the Broward County Children’s Services Board, making funding recommendations to the County Commission on $16 million in funding for children’s services. Laurie also served two four-year terms as a Governor-appointed member of the Children’s Services Council of Broward, responsible for allocations of $60 million. 

Laurie has a deep passion and commitment to improving the lives of children and families.  She is the mother of two, Patrick, 23 and Samantha, 21, and believes that we all have a duty to help give the children of our community the knowledge, tools, experience and compassion they need to be productive, responsible and successful in the future.   She has worked very closely with non-profit leaders, business executives and elected officials in Broward for the past twenty-three years to create positive change around issues that affect our youth. 


About Junior Achievement of South Florida:

Junior Achievement of South Florida was founded locally in 1959 by the Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club and served just 373 students during its first year. Programs now span grades K-12, with age-appropriate curricula designed to teach elementary students about their roles as individuals, workers, and consumers and to prepare middle grade and high school students for key economic and workforce issues they will face. Junior Achievement programs reached more than 50,000 Broward and South Palm Beach County students during the 2014-2015 school year. For information visit www.jasouthflorida.org

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August 24     Bob Swindell - President and CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance



 Bob Swindell - President and CEO

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance 


Bob Swindell was named President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance in November 2009.  He joined the Alliance as the Senior Vice President of Business Development in 2003. Bob and his team market and promote Broward County as a highly desirable location to do business; bringing high skill / high wage jobs and diversifying the local economy.  The Alliance also assists local, national, and international companies already doing business here or those prospective companies considering a move to Greater Fort Lauderdale.


The Alliance is Broward County's official public / private economic development partnership and brings together the County’s business community and 31 municipalities for the purposes of accelerating economic & job growth.  


A lifelong Broward resident, he has served in several business and community leadership roles.  Prior to his position with the Alliance, Bob was President of Champion Manufacturing for 18 years; a Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale based industrial supply company serving the Southeastern United States. 


In 1992, during the impact of Hurricane Andrew, Bob chaired the local Board of the American Red Cross for 2 years.  Florida Governors Martinez, Chiles, and Bush have appointed Bob to lead statewide boards. In November 2012, Bob was again appointed to the Board of Pilot Commissioners by Governor Rick Scott.


He serves on several professional & community Boards including Enterprise Florida, NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association), CareerSource Broward, the Broward Education Foundation, and was recently elected as the 2015 Chairman of FEDC (Florida Economic Development Council).  Since October of 2005, Bob has served on the Florida Atlantic Research & Development Park Authority as an appointee of the Broward County Commission.


Bob is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Florida Class XXXI (31). He is a 1986 alumnus of Leadership Broward – Class V (5) and was recognized as a 2011 Business Leader of the Year by the Leadership Broward Foundation.  He was also recognized by the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for Outstanding Community Service.


In June of 2013 Governor Rick Scott presented Bob with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award at the Annual meeting of Leadership Florida.

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August 31     Rotary Social


Rick Riccardi

5:30 to 7:30 pm 

Fellowship Community Center

5400 W Atlantic Blvd, Margate, FL 33063

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