Ship Shape Shippey Update


      Saturday is the day that you’ve planned to be at 220 SW 3rd Avenue,-  8 am until we finish –  to help paint and fix up one of the oldest homes in Fort Lauderdale (1913), the Shippey House, that was recently saved from the wrecking ball.

                 Here are some updates on the effort

         …….  you’ve always wanted to park at the dreaded parking meter, don’t put in a quarter, don’t get a ticket! ….. all parking enforcement suspended in the historic district on Saturday from 8 am until 3 pm!


      ……  if you can bring a tall ladder, your favorite paint brush, a wheelbarrow, a five gallon bucket, pruning shears or loppers, hard rakes, shovels, or little painting containers, please do so – we are running short on those items ….

      ……  breakfast ( coffee and donuts or bagels) will be there waiting for you ( compliments of the DDA, who will also be buying the volunteers lunch).

        ……..  the roofing company, Nast Roofing, is putting on a new roof for the cost of the materials ( $3000).  So far the Motwanis have contributed $1000 towards those roofing materials. 

     I committed to paying the roofer if enough donations didn’t come in to pay him – ( we now need $2000)  ….. wait, wait  … the phone just rang and a gracious man/anonymous donor was calling and donated $500 towards the roof! … 

    But please come by with a check on Saturday to help cover the  (now $1500) shortfall to pay the roofer, or let me sleep in your spare room as my garage is mighty hot and uncomfortable ( call wife Cindy for details

      ………   although the weather looks like it will hold out for Saturday, we are holding Sunday open as a rain date just in case…..

    ……lastly, Commissioner Romney Rogers has sent out this plea for help as well  –

                    A Message from Commissioner Romney Rogers

     I encourage everyone to join us on Saturday, June 15th as we “Shape Up the Shippey House!”
     Families, friends, and neighbors are all invited to 220 S.W. 3rd Avenue from 8 am to
noon to help us clean, paint, and spruce up a home that has stood in our City for 100 years and was once the residence of Judge Fred Shippey, the second judge in the history of Broward County.
     It’s a great way to do something positive for our community, meet your neighbors, make new friends, and help give some much-needed tender loving care to one of Fort Lauderdale’s true historic treasures.
I look forward to seeing many of my fellow Rotarians from the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club participating in this important service project, and I encourage other organizations to come out and join us in this effort.
So put on your work clothes, grab your gloves, and get ready to make a difference! See you on Saturday!

Romney Rogers

Commissioner, District IV

And I’ll see you there too !   ….Tim   954-822-4727

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