Upcoming Events March 28, 2018
Join us on April 9th for Maritime Monday at Tarpon River Brewing located at 280 SW 6th Street in Fort Lauderdale from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for networking and camaraderie. Members and their guest receive a complimentary beverage and lite-bites. Hope to see you there!
The 22nd Annual Plywood Regatta, Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th
The Plywood Regatta honors the craft of boat building and the excitement of recreational boating. A maximum of 38 teams of middle school, high school, and marine technical school students will attempt to build sea-worthy vessels using simple hand-tools and only the supplied materials of plywood, 3M 5200 fast cure caulk, and zip ties. Once the boats are completed, students paint and decorate their team boats. On Sunday, participants will compete in a friendly rivalry when the finished boats line up and race in a series of heats to determine an event champion.
All Plywood Regatta proceeds benefit South Florida’s marine industry education programs and the Plywood Regatta Scholarship Fund. The aim of these programs is to encourage marine education and develop students’ interest in the marine industry. Learn more at http://plywoodregatta.org/.
The 9th Annual Marine Industry Cares Foundation Spin-a-Thon will be held on Friday, April 27th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at D.C. Alexander Park at Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Spin-a-thon is a 4-hour crowdfunding event where 50 teams on 50 spin bikes ride and keep their bikes going non-stop. This high energy and fun-filled afternoon raises money for MICF initiatives and programs that support the children and families in our community. The registration fee is $35 before the March 31st Early Bird deadline and $50 after. “Exercise” your charitable side by signing up, joining a team, or donating. It’s easy and fun! For more information or to register, click here: https://www.marineindustrycares.org/spin-a-thon-2018/