Off The Cuff

March 11th, 2020

President Atkins called the meeting to order and welcomed the students. Larry Crismond led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Reverend Wayne Myers led us in prayer. Steve Izzi took a moment to thank everyone that fist bumped, elbow bumped, shook his hand, hugged him, sent him a card, a mass card, texted, called and expressed their condolences on Facebook. It really meant a lot to him.

Students of the Month from the local high schools were on hand to be recognized. President Atkins took the lead and asked them all 2 questions: What is the best memory you will have of your high school years? What are you most interested in and how will you pursue that after high school? Recognized students were: from Pompano Beach High School Fabrizio Parraga & Sherah Aguilar, Highlands Christian Academy Hannah Viana & Damion Headley, and Deerfield Beach High School Vanessa Jean & Alden Hall.

Monthly Board meeting will be Tuesday, March 16, at 7:30 am at Galuppi’s. All are welcome to attend.

Troy Nelson is leading a community service work party at Parkway Methodist, NE 4th Street near I95 on March 21. He is looking for a few volunteers to cook some donated food as a fund raiser for the church. Let Troy know if you can help out.

March 22nd from 12-3 pm a Celebration of Life for Kim O’Hara Izzi will take place at the LHPYC. All are welcome to attend.

Children’s Healing Institute golf outing is April 3. If you would like to play in it at PGA National, contact Donn.

Spring Honor Flights are scheduled for April 18 and May 16 out of FLL.

Scott Alford was at the 2020 Seafood Fest meeting and secured the XC a great bar to work. Super job, Scott. No drinking in the booth and no leaving the booth with cash. We will need TIP Certified shift managers for insurance purposes. Those who took the course last year are Jon, Jack, Roger, Larry, David, Donn and Scott. The dates of the Festival are April 24 to 26 and will stay open to 11 pm on Fri and Sat.

Chuck is planning a Memorial Day celebration at the LHP Veterans Shrine. Come out and support Chuck, the Exchange Club, the Boy Scouts, Veterans and First Responders.

Committee Chair Steve Izzi updated us with the plan for the annual Bowl A Thon in July. They have reserved Sunday, July 26th. We will not be cooking outside but will have the bowling alley provide food. Also planned is a video game Iron Man, highest combined score of 3 different games is the champion. If you would like to assist in the success of this event please consider joining the bowling committee.

Donn Atkins won the 50/50 pot and donated it back to the Club. Dr. Parks chose Steve Izzi as the Shaking Man as Steve is the only person in the Club he felt comfortable shaking hands with at lunch today.

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A fisherman, who just moved to Lighthouse Point from New York, walks into Bonefish and orders three mugs of Bud. He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.

The bartender approaches and tells the fisherman, “You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time.”

The fisherman replies, “Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Arizona, the other is in Colorado. When we all left our home in New York, we promised that we’d drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I’m drinking one beer for each of my brothers and one for myself.”

The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.

The fisherman becomes a regular at Bonefish and always drinks the same way. He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn.   One day he comes in and only orders two mugs. All the regulars take notice and fall silent.

When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, “I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss.”

The fisherman looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eyes and he laughs. Oh no, everybody’s just fine,” he explains. “It’s just that my wife and I joined the Pink Church and I had to quit drinking. It hasn’t affected my brothers though.”