Deerfield & Pompano Forum - 22 August 2013
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
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John Knox honored for
Sharing and Caring program
MICHAEL W. SASSER P O M P A N O F O R U M @ T R I B U N E . C O M
READY FOR SCHOOL
Pompano Beach student Alejandro Rivera grabs a
backpack filled with school supplies during the 2013 Back-to-School
Extravaganza at the BB&T Center.
STAFF PHOTO/ERIC BOJANOWSKI
Neighboring cities behind
decision for new board
ELIZABETH ROBERTS E R O B E R T S @ T R I B U N E . C O M
When Deerfield Beach
resident and former Fire
Chief Jim Mathie turned
up at a City Commission
meeting earlier this summer, he pointed out that
he was uncharacteristically out of uniform.
“I’m wearing my fish
shirt this evening — a
Guy Harvey one,” he said
by way of introduction.
Then the avid boater
went on to make his case
for officially designating
Deerfield Beach as a nautical destination.
As such, he said, it
would have a Marine Advisory Board and that
board would join nautical
advisory boards in other
communities in addressing a list of 20 water-related concerns, including
regulation of water ski-
ing, parasailing, surfboarding, kiteboarding
and similar activities,
the establishment of instructional schools, and
even a survey of conditions of waterways and
needed corrections — a
study that would include
an analys i s o f t h e continues
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Pompano Beach’s respected John Knox Village earned another
feather for its collective
cap when LeadingAge
Florida awarded the
community ’s Sharing
and Caring Program
with the Best Practices
Award. The award was
presented at LeadingAge
Florida’s 50th annual
convention in July.
“ We were not really
even sure that we would
send in the nomination,”
said Kathryn Viau, director of Resident Services
at John Knox Village.
“ We think we do good
work, but still it was
quite a nice surprise.”
“It’s a warm and fuzzy
program but a lot of
thought also goes into it.”
KATHRYN VIAU, DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCES
According to LeadingAge Florida’s website
award is presented to an
individual or group of individuals from a LeadingAge Florida member
community that has developed a best practice
that showcases excellence, innovation and
creative ideas at work.
Vi a u e x p l a i n e d t h e
Sharing and Caring Program as a necessary one
that benefits numerous
charitable and community causes.
“The majority of nonprofit organizations have
a requirement that states
that they have to put
money back into the
community,” she said. “It
d o e s n’ t t e l l u s h o w o r
who with. We’re just obligated to be
a good com- continues
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