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Volunteer Profile: Shalom Weiss December 20, 2017

Background (where you are from/how long you have lived in FL) and current employment information: I’m from Shirley, Arkansas, and moved to Fort Lauderdale in 2009, loved it and have been here ever since. Currently working for Bluewater Yachting as a Charter Assistant.

How did you get started in the marine industry? My sister rode motor cross with someone that worked at National Marine Suppliers, that got me in the door and I loved the company layout and position, I took a job immediately after I moved here.

What prompted your involvement in MIASF and what do you enjoy most about volunteering? I got to know many business leaders by working at National Marine and I’ve always loved being involved with helping those in need, when the MICF formed I naturally got involved, I help every time I can and encourage others to do the same. Volunteering for a good cause it’s like food for the soul, I enjoy working with other people who feel the same.

Are you involved in any other community organizations or events? Yes, I am a member of the Young Professionals in Yachting, International Yacht Brokers Association, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, U.S. Superyacht Association, and I started and currently admin theCHIVE Fort Lauderdale.

Why is volunteering important to you? I have time to contribute, so I do. I think it’s important to give back because I was blessed with so many things. I do my best to share this outlook on life with as many people as I can.

What do you do for fun? I enjoy going to live music concerts, going to the beach, the Elbo Room bar on Sunday, being with my friends, creating art, partying with a purpose, traveling, boating, and riding my bike.

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