Off The Cuff

January 23rd, 2019

It was another great meeting at our new lunch spot Galuppi’s.  New member Troy Nelson led us off in the Pledge of Allegiance and Rev. Wayne Myers led us in prayer, guiding us to see the good as we unexpectedly had Larry Crismond back from surgery.  Jim Balistreri had his guest in attendance today, Juan Pablo, and Steve Feibus brought his wife Patty to lunch as they were on their way home from a doctor’s appointment.

Larry came back strong with inducting new member Troy Nelson.  Welcome to the hardest working service club.

We will NOT have lunch on January 30. We will be having a Great Invite Night at the Sample McDougald House.  Please plan to attend with your significant other and invite potential new club members.  Light food, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, January 30.  Please RSVP and share the Facebook event created.

Secretary Jay Ghanem reviewed the minutes from the January board meeting.  Board meetings are open to all club members and are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at Galuppi’s at 7:30 am.

Jay Petkov is looking for volunteers for the annual Keepers Day Parade.  He and Steve Izzi will need help preparing for the parade.  We will be handing out ice cream sandwiches and American flags the day of the parade.  The parade is Saturday, February 9,  at 10 am.  A signup sheet went around today; if you would like to add your name to it please email  Thank you to Jack Krutek for the gift certificates and Richard Rosser for the banner.

The NFL Alumni and DAV Sporting Clay Shoot is coming up on Saturday, January 26th at Markham Park. The XC will be putting together a team and providing volunteers to support the event.  Either shooting clays or launching clays is a lot of fun.  Chuck has informed us the event is Sold Out and we have 2 shooting teams reserved. If you would like to shoot or to volunteer please email Tyler  Chuck informed us that volunteers are also needed Friday morning at 10 am to help set up if you are available.  Please show up at Markham Park range at 8 am on Saturday to shoot or volunteer.

Also mark your calendars for the annual NFL Alumni reception and golf event Friday and Saturday March 22nd & 23rd.  The NFL Alumni Dinner reception is a Caribbean theme at the Coconut Creek Casino on Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 pm with top shelf food and drink with entertainment by Ky-Mani Marley, Bob Marley’s son.  Tickets are $100 each.  The NFL Alumni have offered the Exchange Club 50 tickets to sell and we keep all the proceeds.  This is a fun way for us to raise some more money for our charities.

Steve Izzi is hitting the lanes running in planning the 2019 Strike Out Child Abuse Bowl A Thon set for Sawgrass Lanes Sunday, July 14th.  He wants to make it bigger and better than last year’s tremendous success.  Let’s all chip in a little and help him achieve his goal.

Danny Cline has graciously offered up his new back yard kitchen to host a Great Invite Night on Tuesday, February 26th.  Look for more details to come.  Thanks, Danny.

Nico, in his new job as District Director of the Exchange Club, has informed us of a new Fort Lauderdale club forming.  They meet on Mondays.

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When preparing your estate planning documents please consider the Exchange Club in your Will or Trust.

Jay Petkov picked Larry Crismond as this week’s shaking man for his speedy recovery.  Jim B’s guest Juan Pablo won the 50/50 pot.


One morning a husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap.

Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out.

She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book.  Along comes a Game Warden in his boat.

He pulls up alongside the woman and says, “Good morning, Ma’am, what are you doing?”
“Reading a book,” she replies, (thinking “Isn’t that obvious ?”)
“You’re in a Restricted Fishing Area,” he informs her.  “I’m sorry, officer, but I’m not fishing, I’m reading.”
“Yes, but you have all the equipment, for all I know you could start at any moment.  I’ll have to take you in and write you up.”
“For reading a book?” she replies.  “You’re in a Restricted Fishing Area,” he informs her again.
” I’m sorry , officer , but I’m not fishing , I’m reading .”
” Yes, but you have all the equipment, for all I know you could start at any moment.  I’ll have to take you in and write you up.”
“If you do that, I’ll have to charge you with sexual assault,” says the woman.
“But I haven’t even touched you,” says the Game Warden.
“That’s true, but you have all the equipment, for all I know you could start at any moment.”