From the President

 

                                    

 

 

The winter season is ending, but things at Deerfield Island Park are are certainly not.  Although the snow birds are leaving, the youth of our community will be spending more time at DI now that school is out for the summer.  Summer programs include a camping experience run by the BROWARD Parks Department.  Volunteer student community service projects will continue. The Ambassador program will still be in effect at the kiosk.  New skills developed by  our Ambassadors in guiding tours can be an exciting challenge.  Visitors to DI will be able to say they were newly informed of what is to see and appreciate on the island.  

Our first SOLD OUT community event,  Coastal Cocktails, had to be cancelled due to electrical storms and local flooding on the island.  We plan on a rain date for November and are hoping for an even better event at that time.  Katharine Hendrickson, our Naturalist and Park Manager, was away for this event, but is excited that she will be with us for the next one.  Thanks to all the FODIP volunteers that waited in the soaking rain until  Coastal Cocktails, was finally cancelled. And thanks to all the food vendors and donors. We will call on you again.

We learned much from this “dress  rehearsal”, not quite a “dry run”.


Special thanks to Pat McGonigal who set the ball rolling for the whole concept and organizing the vendors and donations. 

Many of us will be taking vacation and traveling in the coming months.  This will give us time to contemplate and appreciate all that we have accomplished this past year, and think of ideas for the future.  

Have a good summer !  

Ira