After more than 20 years of service to the Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations, Betty Shelley is stepping down to make way for the next generation of leaders. Betty has been an inspiration to all of us and she promises to continue to participate and guide us. Betty in her own words…….
Dear Council Board and Neighborhood Leaders,
I want to thank you for the fantastic honor shone to me at the meeting on Tuesday. I was truly honored and surprised. I had decided it was time for me to step aside and get some younger volunteers to represent the Neighborhoods. I will continue to attend the meetings and assist wherever I can. I believe in this Organization and feel it is very important in our City. You are all the voice of Fort Lauderdale.
Thanks for all your kind thoughts and see you next time. Cheers,
THE SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARADE IS SATURDAY AT 12 NOON.
HERE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOINING THE PARADE. REMEMBER YOU DON’T HAVE TO PRE REGISTER, YOU CAN MARCH WITH CFLCA.
WE MEET ON LAS OLAS WAY ALONG THE RIVER. EXACTLY WHERE DEPENDS ON WHEN THE IMPERIAL POINT LEAD CAR GETS THERE. SUGGEST YOU COME IN ON SE 2ND AVENUE, WHICH TURNS INTO LAS OLAS WAY, AND WALK ALONG THE RIVER UNTIL YOU FIND US. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE THERE BEFORE 11:00AM BUT REMEMBER THE AREA IS CROWDED, WITH LOTS OF CONSTRUCTION GOING ON AND SOME ROADS WILL BE CLOSED AFTER 11:00 AM. Download the Parade Route (we are in the blue area) BRING YOUR BANNERS AND DECORATED MEMBERS AND PETS. A GREAT TIME IS ALWAYS HAD BY ALL!
Christina Currie arranged for CFLCA Members to meet Bonnie Clearwater, Director NSU Museum of Art, at the museum’s incredibly popular lecture “Frida Kahlo- An Anguished Brush” After the meet and greet, members had reserve front row seats at the lecture. We learned that the Museum is initiating “Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days on the last Sunday of each month from March till September. Admission is Free. Tell all your friends.
The Special Events Committee voted to recommend to the City Commission that they change the current policy of requiring outdoor events to stop playing music at 9:00 PM Sunday through Thursday and at 10:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.
The Committee recommended that outdoor events should be allowed to play music until 11:00 PM Sunday through Thursday and 12:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday
You can download the agendas and minutes of the Special Events Committee here