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The Victoria Park Civic Association newsletter is the official publication of the Victoria Park Civic Association

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020
HALLOWEEN IN VICTORIA PARK...
See how we plan to continue the tradition
Resume Writing and Job Searching Ideas
When Home, School, & Work Spaces Collide
and more…
HALLOWEEN IN VICTORIA PARK...
See how we plan to continue the tradition
Resume Writing and Job Searching Ideas
When Home, School, & Work Spaces Collide
and more…
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VICTORIA PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION
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VICTORIA PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION
PO Box 4472
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33338
Please note: The views and opinions stated
in this newsletter are solely those of the
authors and do not necessarily represent
the views of the Board or the members of
the Victoria Park Civic Association
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Susan Dato, Steven Glassman,
Rebecca Kendig-Rohrbach,
Steffi Paskow, Richard Van Berkel,
Wendi Weiner and Scott Wyman
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CONTENTS
4 VPCA President’s Message
Steffi Paskow, President, VPCA
6 Mayor’s Message
City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis
8 Commissioner’s Message
City of
Fort Lauderdale District 2 Commissioner Steven Glassman
10 Key Tips To Accelerate Your Career
During Covid-19
By Wendi Weiner
12 When Home, School & Work Spaces Collide
By Susan Dato
13 VPCA Member Spotlight
14 Experience the Arts in
Victoria Park – In Person!
14 Lock It Up! Program Saves Lives
15 Recipe Of The Month
15 Events
16 Kids Corner
17 Pet Corner
18
Minute-by-Minute
Draft minutes from the VPCA 9/20 General Meetings
21 VPCA MEMBER DISCOUNTS
VPCA members’ discounts & special offers from local businesses
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PRESIDENTS MESSAGE
Victoria Park Civic Association
Happy Fall season, everyone. In a blink of an eye, the summer is behind
us and school is in full swing. COVID-19 continues to impact our daily
lives and how we work, play, and learn; however, it is incredible how
so many people are adapting and making the best of the situation.
Our hearts certainly go out to those who are ill, families who have lost
loved ones, and those who are not sure where to turn due to a lost job
and/or life change. As I have mentioned previously, our desire as an
association is to keep all members informed of vital public information and continue to be
a valuable resource as best we can.
For those who continue to come to our virtual monthly meetings, I thank you, and for those
who have not, I encourage you to take the time for that one hour, the first Wednesday
of every month. We continue to have special guests as well as reports on crime in the
neighborhood and special announcements. Plus, we have a virtual 50/50 raffle with a nice
cash prize. Register to attend the October meeting via Zoom: https://bit.ly/2GZa4bQ
I’m glad to report that with the leadership of our Children Chair, Nicolette Hagey,
and other volunteers, we have pulled off plans for a one-hour Halloween parade on
October 31st, which will be filled with as much fun as our long-standing annual event
that, due to COVID-19, we are unable to have this year.
In terms of more change, Joseph Evancho, who has been the VPCAs Treasurer and has
dedicated time for several years, is stepping down, and now we have a new Treasurer,
Roya Baxter, CPA. Again, I want to thank Joseph on behalf of the association for being
a trusted board member and someone who will make sure that the transition goes
smoothly. Once Roya is up and running, we will be immediately working on a new
membership process whereby new members and renewals will be processed online.
And, if necessary, we will be able to accept checks. With a new secure online payment
system, we will save the Treasurer, Membership Chair, and other volunteers who spend
hours picking up and processing checks a lot of time. We are excited about the change
and I know it will make the process easier for members to join and renew. Please stay
tuned for more updates on this topic.
The VPCA team of volunteers enjoy what they do, so I urge those who would like to be part
of an energetic group interested in making Victoria Park the best to please call me and
find out more about volunteer opportunities. We are currently looking for a Crime Chair
and support for our Development/Zoning Committee. Even if it is just one hour a month,
that would be a great help.
As you know, there are many building developments and infrastructure projects currently
in process happening within and around our neighborhood with still more in the pipeline.
Getting involved with the VPCA will put you in the know and help steer the process for
Searstown, the YMCA, and Holiday Park improvement plans, amongst others.
It has undoubtedly been a year of “pivoting,” in my opinion. Whether it is a job or career
change, homeschooling your children, working from home, or completely reinventing
your business, we are all learning how to adapt to these new circumstances – and quickly.
As for the VPCA, we promptly shifted to virtual monthly meetings to stay connected as a
community safely. The association is committed to finding all different ways to gather as
members with social distancing activities, such as neighborhood bike tours, a book club,
and adding fun topics to our newsletter with a children’s corner and upcoming issues
featuring a pets corner. I will continue to strive towards having the VPCA be the glue
keeping our community together and thriving through these unusual times.
As always, should you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact me at
president@vpca.org.
Wishing you all a safe, healthy, and happy season.
Steffi Paskow
President
Victoria Park Civic Association
OFFICERS
President Steffi Paskow
president@vpca.org
Vice President Catherine Maus
vicepresident@vpca.org
Secretary Rebecca Kendig-
Rohrbach
secretary@vpca.org
Treasurer Roya Baxter
treasurer@vpca.org
COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Aesthetics
Nick Caporella, Jr.
aesthetics@vpca.org
Children
Nicollette Hagey
children@vpca.org
Communications
Rebecca Kendig-Rohrbach
vpnews@vpca.org
Crime Watch
Seeking volunteer
crimewatch@vpca.org
Membership
Kip Reynolds
members@vpca.org
Planning & Zoning
Catherine Maus
planning@vpca.org
Recycling
Don Gillin
recycling@vpca.org
Social
Maria Benitez
social@vpca.org
Trafc
Richard Van Berkel
traffic@vpca.org
Utilities
Sandy Leiper
utilities@vpca.org
Liaisons to Fort Lauderdale
Council of Civic Associations
Barbara Weinstein
Daniel O’Connor
CFLCA@vpca.org
COORDINATOR
Meetings
Rebecca Kendig-Rohrbach
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YOU DO! YOU DO!
Make a difference in YOUR neighborhood through VICTORIA PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION membership
Victoria Park is a diverse collection of residents who enjoy a special place in our rapidly growing city. We all
desire and deserve a safe, clean, and well-maintained community in which to live and raise our families.
The Victoria Park Civic Association is dedicated to giving you a voice to make that happen.
Make your voice heard on vital issues concerning YOUR neighborhood
Neighborhood Safety, Crime and Traffic School Zoning • Planning and Development
Recreational Amenities Code Violations and Zoning Enhancement of Neighborhood Parks
Help strengthen and support YOUR neighborhood
Your membership helps maintain the beauty of our neighborhood parks and entranceways
Your membership supports popular neighborhood events throughout the year.
Shop local using your VPCA Member Card and receive special discounts from over 50 businesses.
Membership Levels:
Individual: $25 (Age 62+ $20) Family: $35 (Age 62+$30) Business: $35
Additional contributions to the Green Space Maintenance Fund and/or the Capital Improvement Fund
to help defray ongoing neighborhood improvements are greatly appreciated.
To JOIN or learn more, visit us online at:
www.vpca.org/join-vpca
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MAYOR’S MESSAGE
I think we can all agree that this past summer we saw a change in our habits, a
change in relationships and a change in attitudes about many of the things we
once thought were so important. The good news is that we have persevered, and
over the past couple of weeks, the greater Fort Lauderdale area has shown some
significant progress in the fight against COVID-19.
The infection rate locally has dropped steadily from a peak in mid-July when 15
percent of all test results were coming back positive for the virus. Thankfully, that
infection rate now hovers around 5 percent. Hospital visits and the number of
people dying from COVID are markedly lower as well.
This is the result of the great compliance among residents and businesses with the
health safety measures we put in place: requiring masks and social distancing.
Hopefully, as this trend continues, the governor and Broward County will allow
more and more of our economy to reopen. We have demonstrated that we can
be safe and go about our daily lives at the same time. The first step in this direction
occurred when I joined with many of my fellow mayors to persuade the county to
allow extended operating hours at restaurants.
The city continues to help where it can while we await a vaccine and a broader
economic recovery.
We have been feeding more than 1,000 families each week at Mills Pond Park,
and we have been making extra efforts to find help for the homeless whose
numbers are rising because so many people are out of work. We are also
providing grant assistance to small businesses to help them through this crisis.
Moreover, as a result of my conversations with Gov. DeSantis, the state added
quick turnaround antigen testing to our COVID-19 assistance operations in Holiday
Park. This is the only public site in Broward to offer this test, which provides results in
less than two hours rather than the several-day wait with the standard COVID test.
I would like to thank the governor for working with us to add this test as it will help
businesses and amenities to open and operate safely. It also helps assist the
county in its efforts at contact tracing.
Both the county and city have undertaken efforts recently to assist those needing
help paying their rent, mortgage or utility bills. The city quickly ran through
$727,500 dedicated for that purpose. The county has since started a larger
program using $25 million in federal CARES Act funding.
As we work our way through this pandemic, the city is moving ahead with
infrastructure plans, police reform and key quality-of-life issues.
The City Commission is set to approve its FY20-21 budget that includes money to
undertake the full-scale launch of our initiative to address neighborhood flooding
caused by high tides and heavy rain. Fort Lauderdale is one of the communities
across America most impacted by climate change as a result of our low-lying
coastal environment.
We are focusing on seven areas that frequently flood — Durrs, Dorsey Riverbend,
Edgewood, Progresso Village, River Oaks and Victoria Park as well as the greater
Southeast Isles area of the Las Olas Isles and Rio Vista.
These areas currently lack significant stormwater infrastructure. For instance,
Dean Trantalis
Mayor,
City of Fort Lauderdale
Dean J. Trantalis
Mayor
dtrantalis@fortlauderdale.gov
City Hall, 8th Floor
100 N Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Office Contact:
Scott Wyman
Chief of Staff to the Mayor
954- 828- 5314
swyman@fortlauderdale.gov
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Edgewood currently relies on swales for drainage but will now have a network of
pipes installed. Today, pumping capacity is very limited across Fort Lauderdale as
a result of having only four pump stations. This aggressive program will build eight
more.
The city will add exfiltration trenches, catch basins, permeable pavement, swales,
and force mains in addition to the pump stations and stormwater pipes. The work
will cost about $200 million and take five years to complete.
We were able to leverage a line of credit to get an early start on parts of the
project. Construction of a nine-acre stormwater retention area in the River Oaks
community is nearing completion and will also function as a nature preserve with
elevated boardwalks and a historic bascule bridge.
Designs for the next phase of stormwater improvements will begin. Round 2
encompasses Flagler Village, Harbour Inlet, Harbour Isles, Melrose Manors,
Riverland, Sailboat Bend and Tarpon Bend.
A decision also should be made shortly regarding the aging Fiveash Water
Treatment Plant. The city manager expects to bring forward to the City Commission
a recommendation on building a new plant.
Reports from two expert consultants have stated that the 60-year-old plant has
outlived its lifespan. Renovation is no longer a viable option. The issues at the
Fiveash Plant are numerous – with coloration being the most obvious to the public.
We also need a plant that can withstand a Category 5 hurricane
The likely plan is to build a new plant further inland near the Fort Lauderdale
Executive Airport where we have the deep wells that pull our water supply from
underground aquifers. We are looking at ways to fast-track this important project.
Turning to police reform, the City Commission recently sat down with the Citizen
Police Review Board to discuss ideas on the matter.
We appreciate the hard work and dedication of those who serve our community
as police ofcers. It is through their efforts that our community is as safe as it is
today. Crime is the lowest it’s been in decades.
Yet, we can all agree that recent incidents nationally and locally serve as
indicators of the need to reassess operations and procedures. We must ensure
all people are dealt with fairly and with the utmost transparency regardless of
their race.
In our meeting, we focused on how to give the review board more powers. While
it currently makes disciplinary recommendations regarding ofcers after internal
affairs investigations are completed, its role is limited as is its ability to dig deeper.
We will explore expanding its authority so the board hears a wider variety of
cases and offers a wider variety of recommendations to the police chief and
city manager. I’ve long seen this board as playing a critical oversight role for the
community.
While we look at the role of the Citizen Police Review Board, the city manager
has retained national police reform experts to analyze our departmental policies,
training and recruitment and offer suggestions on how we can do better. He is also
conducting a national search for a new chief.
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WATER TESTING AND STORMWATER
We all have made sacrifices and endured many changes as our residents do their
part to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases. While the pandemic has caused
much disruption, the City has continued to work on our goals and priorities like
improving our Waterways and Water Infrastructure.
Waterways Restoration
A few weeks ago, Jeff Maggio with lunkerdog.com and John Loos III provided me
and my District Outreach Coordinator, Celia Gisleson a tour of scenic waterways
- I was distressed to see the amount of garbage, plastic, and algae. We must do
better as we clean this most precious asset and welcome back
the wildlife. The education they imparted was most valuable and appreciated.
In the first 6 months of 2020, the City removed over 600 tons of roadway debris
through street sweeping that would have ended up in our waterways. In addition,
during the same time period, catch basin cleaning removed another 455 tons of
silt preventing that dirt and debris from entering the waterways. In addition, our
waterway cleaning contractor removed over 27 tons of floating debris during their
regular routes this year through June.
Even with these diligent efforts, there is still much more work to be done to keep
our waterways clean.
Many of our residents have been concerned with the quality of our waterways
and requested independent water testing. On August 18, I asked staff to include
$100,000 in funding for waterways testing for the upcoming fiscal year beginning
October 1, 2020 and a majority of the Commission agreed. At our September 14,
2020 final budget hearing, these funds were secured. We will need to follow our
standard procurement processes required by the City, but I intend for these funds
to provide more transparency for our local water testing.
Stormwater Assessments
As our community continues to face the impacts of sea level rise and aging
infrastructure, we need to make significant investments in our stormwater system
to prepare for the future, adapt to changing climate conditions, and ensure we
can continue to deliver quality services. The City of Fort Lauderdale has updated
its approach to stormwater billing and has adopted a new stormwater fee
structure to fund major infrastructure improvements and create a stronger, more
resilient community.
Based on a study completed by Stantec Consulting Services, it was
Steven Glassman
City Commissioner
District II
City Hall, 8th Floor
100 N. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954.828.5003/5004
SGlassman@fortlauderdale.gov
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WATER TESTING AND STORMWATER
recommended and approved by the City Commission,
that the stormwater fee be moved from the monthly
utility bill to the annual property tax bill, as a Non-
Ad Valorem assessment. Using the property tax bill
is the most efficient and straightforward method of
assessing and collecting stormwater fees, especially
in our City, where many high rises and condos have
one utility account for multiple properties. Placing the
charges on the property tax bill certifies the billing is
coming directly from the City rather than a third party,
streamlines the administrative process, provides for
better accuracy, and ensures the new fee formula
is properly applied to each property. Beginning in
October 2020, your stormwater rate will be billed
annually on your property tax bill instead of monthly on
your utility bill.
The stormwater management fee will appear as a
stormwater assessment in the Non-Ad Valorem Taxes
section of your Property Tax bill.
In addition to the change in the billing approach, the
City has adopted a new stormwater fee structure with
a methodology based on equitably recovering costs in
proportion to the benefit that each property receives
from the stormwater system. Depending on the type
of parcel, the stormwater utility fee structure considers
total square footage of the parcels or dwelling units
and the trips generated by various property types. The
City’s stormwater management services provide the
dual benefits of protecting property from flooding and
keeping roads passable. The stormwater assessment is
listed as two-line items on the Property Tax bill based on
the provision of these services. The resident Infrastructure
Task Force and Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic
Associations both support this hybrid fee methodology.
As the Venice of America, our waterways are the
lifeblood of Fort Lauderdale and our resiliency efforts
tackle our flooding challenges head-on.
If you have any questions regarding your Stormwater
Assessment or any other questions, please contact my
office at 954-828-5923.
Stay healthy; stay safe.
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Dates, Hours, and Sites
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AT ANY EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS
October 19th to November 1st
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For a list of voting sites, visit:
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For more information on the general election and voting, visit https://www.browardsoe.org
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If you’re one of the millions of professionals furloughed or
laid off as a result of COVID-19, the thought of beginning
a job search can feel overwhelming, frustrating, and
daunting. As a career expert and multi-certified
executive resume writer, I advise professionals that a job
search is similar to a pie: one-third is your resume, one-
third is your LinkedIn profile, and the remaining one-third
is your job search strategy. Here are some tips on how to
approach the job search pie for the best results.
Market Your Skills and Value in Your Resume
With employers spending only 5-7 seconds reviewing
your resume, it must effectively and quickly highlight your
skills, credentials, and value. My winning resume formula
includes the following: a targeted branding statement that
uniquely qualifies the candidate; a professional summary
that highlights the candidate’s skills; a professional
experience section supported by real results and actions;
and a layout that is aesthetically pleasing, modern, and
adequately organized. Although it’s advisable to keep
your resume updated at all times, consider making a list
of ongoing projects, results, and contributions as they
happen so you can easily add them to your resume.
Don’t Overlook the Power of LinkedIn
While your resume is seen by a hand-selected number
of people, your LinkedIn profile has the ability to
reach over 600 million current users. 94% of recruiters
use LinkedIn to research candidates, and therefore,
its important that you keep your profile updated
and robust. Every LinkedIn profile should include a
compelling headline, powerful summary, and industry-
specific keywords that highlight your skills. Also, don’t
overlook having a professional headshot, as profiles
with professional headshots get 14 times more views.
Leverage Your Networking
Strategy
Statistics show that job search
boards give you a 4-8%
response rate, but networking
has over a 70% chance
of landing you a new job.
Having a networking strategy
is a major component of a
successful job search. The
traditional way of faxing
your resume has now been replaced by reaching out
directly to HR managers and key company executives
on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to create a job search
spreadsheet that will allow you to track your progress
and outreach to potential employers.
Have additional job search questions? Feel free to connect
with me on LinkedIn to get the conversation going.
About Wendi Weiner:
Wendi Weiner is an attorney and award-winning writer
who has been featured in nearly 75 major media outlets as
a top authority in personal branding, resume and LinkedIn
storytelling, career strategy, and the job search process.
She is the founder of The Writing Guru® and provides
career writing services across various industry sectors,
including law, technology, business, sales/marketing,
healthcare, and finance. Wendi holds a J.D. from Stetson
University College of Law and an undergraduate degree
in English from Florida State University.
Website: www.writingguru.net
Phone: (888) 285-9982
Social Media: @thewritingguru
KEY TIPS TO ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER
DURING COVID-19 By Wendi Weiner
“We Need You!
Seeking volunteers to give one hour a month:
Planning/Zoning Committee - assist with development plan considerations
Communications Committee - assist with website and newsletter content
Crime Chair - lead collaboration efforts with local police force to minimize
criminal activity within Victoria Park
Aesthetics Committee, Entryway Ambassadors - monitor a particular
entryway into Victoria Park for maintenance and repair
Email President@vpca.org for more information!
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As we continue to live with distancing restrictions to
reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are all spending
much more time at home. But this scenario looks
different for a single person living in a studio apartment
than a family with both spouses working and school-
age children. Regardless, most all folks are looking
at the rooms in their homes and thinking, “How do I
create separate spaces for living, working, and, for
many families, remote learning?” According to many
experts in the field, it’s not as hard as you think. Its very
possible to create distinct spaces for different needs,
functionally, comfortably, and affordably.
The first step would be to measure the rooms you think
can be repurposed, such as bedrooms or a small closet.
In many cases, you learn you have extra space you
didn’t realize. Workspaces can be found in places you
would not have first thought of. Consider a garage if
you have one. With some small upgrades, a garage
can be transformed into a workspace for kids or adults.
And if separate spaces aren’t possible, folding screens,
curtains, modular shelving, or bookcases as partitions is
an inexpensive and effective solution.
Keep in mind that the room for kids needs to be based
on their age and learning style. This would include the
size of the desk, or perhaps a small table will suffice.
Not every kid needs a desk. Remember doing your
homework on the dining room table? Look for items
and furniture around the house that can be used to
organize books and supplies. Perhaps the table can be
converted into an arts-and-crafts set up when not used
for school. You may need to set up a semi-private area
for older kids’ video classes, so they are not distracted.
Now for adults working from home, don’t think you
can’t have comfort or privacy. The ergonomic chairs
and desks are essential. In particular, the sit-down,
stand-up desks come in many sizes. If an entire desks
cost is too steep, you can
purchase a “desk shelf
that elevates just your
laptop, allowing you to
work standing up.
No room for a whiteboard
or chalkboard? Find a
wall that is not obstructed
by a bed or large furniture
and purchase some chalk finish or dry erase paint.
Another key is to think about multi-purpose furniture
like a coffee table with a table that pops up from the
center.
But will we ever return to the ofce? And if so, what
does that look like? According to one expert, Cindy
Butler, president of Lamarca-Butler, Group, LLC, a New
York City based architectural planning and design
firm, “Not everyone I speak with is happy about mixing
work with home five days a week.” She added,
“Health and safety are, of course, paramount. The
major commercial office space trends right now are a
return to traditional size desks at 6’ x 6’ versus bench-
style seating, which had been popular the last five
years, adapting existing work stations with plexiglass
at 30” high, and making kitchen/café areas bigger,
allowing for safe distancing. Also, installing anti-viral
adhesives for elevators and doors, hand sanitizing
stations, and, of course, HEPA filters for better air
quality.” Ms. Butler also said she has been getting
more and more calls from homeowners needing to
reimagine their space, both indoor and outdoor. She
resides in NY and Fort Lauderdale, splitting her time
both personally and professionally. Lamarca-Butler
Group, LLC, works with commercial and residential
clients in the NY-Metro and Fort Lauderdale, Fl. areas.
Email: cbutler@lamarca-butler.com.
Designing
for safer work
spaces: Floor
plans for
commercial
office space
designed by
Lamarca-Butler
Group, LLC.
Multipurpose coffee table
(Wayfair.com)
Checking all
details: Cindy
Butler, president
of Lamarca-
Butler Group,
LLC, Architectural
Planning & Design
going over project
plans she recently
designed.
WHEN HOME, SCHOOL &
WORK SPACES COLLIDE By Susan Dato
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VPCA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
VPCA Names Richard Van Berkel
Traffic Chair
I am a native of South Florida and happy that I moved
back with Bruce (and four-legged “son,” Skye) in
2013. We moved into our Victoria Park home a year
ago after living in a condo off Las Olas Blvd and
traveling through the neighborhood almost daily. I was
determined to move into VP and get involved.
Volunteering is something I have done during my
working career and since my retirement, to help
others, impart knowledge, and to give back to my
community. These opportunities have been personally
rewarding. My experience in both my working career
and association management bring objective,
seasoned, and thoughtful insights, including the ability
to appreciate and understand the broad strategic
view to on-the-ground small details. My management
and oversight experience will clearly demonstrate
multiple abilities, especially for analysis. My association
experience, from local to national levels, provides a
solid understanding of the operations, financial, and
governing requirements of associations. For over eight
years, I chaired an Architectural Review Committee
responsible for the design strategy and modification
approvals for a 300-unit community, consisting of
condominium apartments, condominium homes, and
fee-simple homes. My commitment, dedication, and
results-oriented personality, along with my ability to
work with various groups of individuals, will provide
VPCA with a fair, sensible, and reliable resource. Finally,
I am a 2019 graduate of the Fort Lauderdale Neighbor
Leadership Academy.
The Official Neighborhood Newsletter of the Victoria Park Civic Association
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6,600 total copies published quarterly
6,400+ MAILED via USPS to every home, residence and
business in Victoria Park and surrounding vicinity
Additional local circulation via sponsors & VPCA events
Published in print and online on VPCA.org
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For advertising information, contact
Mark Budwig, Publisher
954.523.1980
or publisher@smark.com
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The team at ArtServe is thrilled to welcome our Victoria Park
neighbors to view our latest exhibition, “Emerging Art from War-Torn
Syria: War & Hope.” You are invited to see this groundbreaking art
experience through scheduled in-person self-guided tours.
Our new exhibition is curated by Syrian-American artist Tony
Khawam and ArtServes resident curator Sophie Bonet. You’ll
experience a show that showcases works by Syrian artists who
began a new phase of their careers in response to the Syrian War.
An unforgettable and immersive arts experience is waiting for you in
the heart of Victoria Park – don’t miss it!
Make your appointment for a self-guided tour through October
23rd by calling Bonet at ArtServe (954) 462-8190 or emailing
sophieb@artserve.org. For your safety, the ArtServe team observes
strict adherence to Broward County COVID protocols, which includes
mandatory face masks and 6’ distancing between guests.
EXPERIENCE THE ARTS IN
VICTORIA PARK – IN PERSON!
Protect Children
Prevent Suicide
Reduce Crime
Save a Life, Lock Up Your Gun!
The Broward League of Women Voters is proud
of their life-saving Lock it Up! program, a county-
wide, non-partisan, public safety campaign to raise
awareness of the dangers of unlocked guns around
children and teens and to encourage gun owners
to lock up their guns. In the U.S., 4.6 million children live
in homes with unsecured guns. Over 75% of teens who
commit suicide with a gun use a gun from home, and
a child is shot every 17 hours on average in Florida. In
addition, a gun is stolen every 26 minutes and most of
those guns are used to commit crimes. Florida is 3rd
in the nation for gun theft, so locking up guns would
save lives and reduce crime significantly. Like MADD’s
dont drink and drive” campaign, this program aims
to change the narrative and make everyone feel
responsible for gun safety in their community.
The goal is to place brochures and free gun locks in all
pediatricians’ offices, as well as in schools, pre-schools,
government facilities, parks, police stations, mental
health providers, churches, synagogues, mosques,
etc. The League has partnered with a total of 210
organizations and local governments, including Moms
Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to use with
their BeSmart Program, as well the Brady Campaign to
use with their “End Family Fire” campaign. Additional
partners include BSO and many local police
departments and city commissions. In a little over a
year, the League has distributed 13,250 gun locks and
27,000 brochures and spoken to over 6,000 people
about gun safety.
This award-winning program was featured on
WLRN. http://www.wlrn.org/post/surprising-allies-
address-outsize-role-guns-play-deaths-soldiers-
and-kids, in the Broward New Times: https://www.
browardpalmbeach.com/news/broward-doctors-
and-nonprofits-launch-lock-it-up-campaign-as-
nra-tells-medical-professionals-to-stay-in-your-
lane-10100221 and recognized in the Congressional
record. Broward County is the model for the program
which will be expanded statewide through the Florida
League of Women Voters.
Check out the Lock it Up! PSA: https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=N450qjRESBo&feature=youtu.be
If you would like more information about this program,
please e-mail gunsafety@lwvbroward.org or
call 954-546-4484.
LOCK IT UP! PROGRAM SAVES LIVES
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Italian Hoagie Dip Courtesy www.itisakeeper.com
INGREDIENTS
1/4 pound sliced pepperoni - chopped into small
pieces
1/4 pound deli turkey breast - chopped into small
pieces
1/4 pound deli Genoa salami - chopped into small
pieces
1/4 pound deli ham - chopped into small pieces
1/4 pound deli provolone cheese - chopped into
small pieces
1 onion - finely diced
1/2 head iceberg lettuce - shredded and chopped
1/2 cup hot banana peppers - finely chopped
(optional)
1 tomato - seeded and chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes - optional
INSTRUCTIONS
1. In a large bowl, combine the deli meats and cheese,
onion, lettuce, tomato and banana peppers.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayo, olive oil.
oregano, basil and pepper flakes.
3. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the meat mixture
and stir to combine.
4. Serve with sliced baguette or crackers.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
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EVENTS
October General Meeting
October 7th at 7pm-8pm
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/
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VPCA Book Club
Oct 20th at 5pm
Book Selection:
Fiebre Tropical by Juliana Delgado Lopera
For more information, contact
secretary@vpca.org
November General Meeting
November 4th at 7-8pm
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/
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VPCA Bike Ride
November 14th at 9:30am
Meeting Location: Holiday
Park by Basketball Courts
Ride Concludes at Ann’s Florist Coffee Bar on Las Olas
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/novbikeride
More information, contact VPCA Social Chair at
social@vpca.org
December General Meeting
December 2nd at 7-8pm
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/
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Easy Paper Plate Ghost
MATERIALS NEEDED
white streamers (or toilet paper)
black marker
scissors
half a paper plate
double sided tape
DIRECTIONS
Start by cutting your streamers of pieces of toilet paper
into long strips.
Next draw a ghost face on your paper plate half.
Turn over the paper plate and add double stick tape
along the end of the plate and have your child stick the
paper/streamer strips onto the tape.
Once you’ve covered the entire edge of the plate your
ghost is finished!!
Sudoku Puzzle created at www.edu-games.org
Provided by www.toddlerapproved.com
Word Sudoku
The words or names that are
used in the puzzle:
Fall
Apples
Halloween
Costumes
Pumpkins
Painting
Leaves
October
Hay
Fall
Fall
Halloween
Halloween
October
October
Pumpkins
Pumpkins
October
October
Costumes
Costumes
Apples
Apples
Halloween
Halloween
Costumes
Costumes
Fall
Fall
October
October
Leaves
Leaves
Fall
Fall
Hay
Hay
Costumes
Costumes
Hay
Hay
Painting
Painting
Costumes
Costumes
Leaves
Leaves
Costumes
Costumes
Pumpkins
Pumpkins
Apples
Apples
Halloween
Halloween
Hay
Hay
Costumes
Costumes
Leaves
Leaves
Pumpkins
Pumpkins
Costumes
Costumes
Fall
Fall
Halloween
Halloween
Hay
Hay
Painting
Painting
Pumpkins
Pumpkins
Leaves
Leaves
Costumes
Costumes
Kid’s Corner
Joke
Q: Where do
ghosts mail
letters?
A: The ghost
ofce.
Click here to download
a full page version of the puzzle.
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PET CORNER
Name: Tuxxy aka Miep
Owner: Iris van Eck
Age: 2 years
Her nickname, Miep, comes from her high-pitched
meow. You’ll find Tuxxy following Iris around the house
and regularly sleeping on top of her!
Name: Tesla
Name: Tesla
Owners: Steffi & Susan
Age: 4 months
Tesla’s favorite toys are her large and small squeaky
lambs and shes recently found her tail but doesn’t
realize its hers so she spins in circles trying to find it!
Pets of Victoria Park
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Minutes of September 2, 2020
General Membership Meeting
It’s only one hour...on the first
Wednesday of every month!
(except August when no meeting is held)
MINUTE BY MINUTE By Rebecca Kendig-Rohrbach, Secretary
September 2nd, 2020 – 7pm to 8pm
Location: Zoom Virtual Meeting Room
Attending Board: President, Steffi Paskow
Vice President, Catherine Maus
Secretary, Rebecca Kendig-Rohrbach
President Steffi Paskow Opened the Meeting
at 7:06pm ET
Fort Lauderdale Police Update: Captain
Tim McCarthy
Summary of cases: July = 21 and August = 28
Introduction of Captain Tim McCarthy. He has noticed
most incidents within community are thefts and mostly
involving vehicles. Lots of unlocked doors on parked
cars with some key fobs left in vehicles. Will have
placards to hand out to the community to remind
residents to remove valuables from cars and lock
doors. Mentioned assisting with a car at front and
rear for the Halloween parade. Can contact with any
concerns: timothymcc@fortlauderdale.gov.
Motion to approve last month’s meeting minutes.
Approved.
Please note the previous months meeting minutes are
sent via email with the meeting reminder and meeting
agenda.
Motion for Roya F. Baxter, CPA, Managing Partner-
BGM Accounting to assume the role of Treasurer –
Approved with no discussion
Thank you to Joe Evancho for serving as Treasurer the
last four years.
Motion to approve expenditure for upgrading
Mailchimp Account – Approved with no discussion
Current subscription is: MailChimp and SurveyMonkey
at $288/year
Upgrade to Standard MailChimp plan at $1,620/year
(increase of $1,332)
Upgrade Benefits: Increase database capacity
from 2K to 15K, Addition of survey feature thereby
eliminating SurveyMonkey, Enhanced geotargeting
to assist new member drives, Custom templates,
Increased social media capabilities, Ability to create
audience groups to tailor email messaging
Guest Speaker - Community Court Coordinator:
Chris Leonard, MSW Administrator Supervisor/City
Manager’s Office/Neighbor Support
Joined meeting to answer questions regarding
Community Court program information. Referenced
article in last VPCA newsletter outlining benefits of the
program and community collaboration. Court has been
out of session since March due to COVID-19 but working
on a virtual solution to work with individuals that have
open court cases. Initiateive to work with individuals that
are experiencing homelessness that have open court
cases and would benefit from community services.
Mayor Dean Trantalis stressed the importance of this
program and slowness of initiative due to COVID-19.
He recently had a call with the lead judge and city
manager to get things going again. This initiative
received funding through a state grant and the city will
lose the funds if not spent. Some providers will appear
virtually and some in person. Seeking site to have triage
taking place since homeless situation has increased
since start of COVID-19. Within next few weeks there will
be an announcement of location and reinstatement of
community court. Currently, there are nine open cases
and providers include: Memorial Health Care, Broward
County, Career Source Broward, Showering Love, Dept
of Health, and additional organizations who meet needs
and support for this group. Providers have been working
with individuals since suspension of court so there is follow
up on what was mandated back in March.
Example of homeless person approaching your car –
what do you do? If you are aware of the community
resources available and feel comfortable engaging,
offer information on those resources. Broward County
has 211 (homeless help line) which has a collection of
care resources for individuals to be able to be referred
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and it is all tracked. Good idea to refer them – theres
also pamphlets that could be handed out. Contact
information for questions: cleonard@fortlauderdale.gov
President Updates, Steffi Paskow
Steffi was accepted into the community leadership
program and will be unable to facilitate the October
and November general meetings. Catherine, Vice
President, will be substituting as facilitator.
Seeking volunteers:
Planning/Zoning committee-contact Catherine at
planning@vpca.org
Trafc Chair – contact Steffi at president@vpca.org
Crime Chair – really important role with just an hour a
month to collaborate with local law enforcement
Searstown Development (RK Centers Developer),
Courtney Crush, Attorney
Priority is how to get a superior site plan in terms
of interaction with public, quality opportunities for
permitted service uses beyond restaurants, and
residential uses that compliment Vic Park and Flagler
Village. Property is a mix of uses with three parcels
equating to approximately 8 acres. Serves as an
important gateway to downtown Fort Lauderdale and
surrounding communities.
Infrastructure is of the utmost importance, both pipes
and trafc are priority. They have been taking the time
since February to work on those studies and proposals.
Additionally, focus has been on the pedestrian realm -
what types of uses and tenants. How do you get there
on foot and how do enjoy being on Federal and/or
Sunrise Blvd? Architecture is also an area of priority
and the members of VPCA responded favorably to the
improved design.
With respect to traffic, there was a study done on
twelve intersections last fall during peak season with
multiple agencies involved. FDOT requested a broader
area so the study extended over to Sunrise Blvd and
Andrews Ave and down to 15th Ave. A total of fifteen
intersections were included as part of the expanded
study and good data was captured.
At the time of this meeting, traffic studies have not
been reviewed for discussion but would like to return in
Oct or Nov for a specific discussion around trafc.
A camera was placed inside the current water and
waste water pipes to analyze capacity and based on
the indication that both are aged, the developer will
be replacing an existing 10 inch pipe with a 14 inch
pipe that will run south of the property down to 6th St
and an 18 inch pipe to connect to a new lift station
on 6th St that the city is installing. These updates will
not only service the RK Centers property but also the
surrounding neighborhood. Courtney facilitated a
review of the plan design with slides.
Question: For pedestrians, how do you get there
and vehicles, where do you park? Parking garages
are under each of the proposed buildings and are
designed to hide use as parking garage. Anticipate
most of public will come off 9th St. Public parking will
be available with about 100 additional spaces for
visitors. Pedestrians, we are coordinating with the city
which plans to update the 9th St, US 1, and Sunrise
intersections to include adding cues for slower speeds.
Where will the new lift station be located on 6th Street?
Courtney showed visual to indicate location.
Committee Chairs Updates
PLANNING/ZONING: Catherine Maus
No additional update on 333 NE 7th Ave as of the time
of this meeting.
1770 E Sunrise Blvd – not a lot of interest in
neighborhood on proceeding.
The planning/zoning committee had a call with the city
regarding the changes to the downtown master plan
and the requested changes from VPCA were held,
which included modifying NE 7th Ave to a different
character area restricting the number of floors. As
a note, the 333 NE 7th Ave project was approved
because it is designated as a particular character
area. Once the modifications to the downtown master
plan are approved, an application with a public
hearing would have to be filed if wanting to develop
over a certain number of floors.
City funded sidewalk installation has been delayed
due to COVID-19 until at least 2021.
If you have interest in joining the committee, please
email Catherine at planning@vpca.org.
UTILITIES: Sandy Leiper
City of Fort Lauderdale, Engineering – The small water
project that has been ongoing for the last year is
approximately 80% complete. As of this meeting,
63,000 ft have been installed and after completion, the
roadway will be resurfaced and the staging area by
Holiday Park will be downsized. Roadway surfacing is
expected by end of October – beginning of November
with total completion of project by end of December
2020 – January 2021.
The redundant sewer line project is delayed due to an
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unexpected rock ledge but plan to be completed between
November and December.
Reminder that a drainage project will begin in our
neighborhood, which will likely be within another year or two.
COMMUNICATIONS: Rebecca Kendig-Rohrbach
Events: Book club meeting on 9/17 at 5pm to discuss The
Splendid and The Vile. If you are an avid reader, please
consider joining. Book selections are chosen via a compiled
suggestion list from the group. Bike ride starting at Holiday Park
on 11/14.
A few neighbors have reached out regarding speed
through our neighborhood, especially given the number
of infrastructure projects happening. Please encourage
neighbors, friends, and visitors to slow down. There is a graphic
on the VPCA Facebook page that can be shared. Contact
Rebecca at vpnews@vpca.org if you’d like it emailed to you.
MEMBERSHIP: Kip Reynolds
No updates currently.
CHILDREN: Nicollette Hagey
Halloween Parade – parade route will be available via vpca.
org under events and will be out on social media. Check vpca.
org for updates. Event date is 10/31 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
There will be a virtual costume contest for all children under
18 and pets. Currently seeking sponsors for prizes. Committee
is including restaurants in area that want to offer a free treat
with a certain amount purchased the day before, of, and after
the event. Also collecting donations for candy. If interested
in volunteering or donating, please contact Nicollette at
children@vpca.org.
Congratulations to Jennifer as tonight’s RAFFLE WINNER!
Thank you to Mayor Dean Trantalis for joining us this evening.
Priority is trying to maintain safety and health of everyone
with COVID-19 pandemic. We understand how important it is
to maintain the health and safety of all while balancing the
livelihoods of our community and getting everyone back to
work. City has not stopped infrastructure projects – over 150
projects underway either in design or construction, which is
important. We are trying to make up for a lot of lost time and
many of the current projects are ahead of schedule and under
budget. Homelessness is a significant agenda item for the
commission, as well as our waterways. The sewage into canals
and rivers needs addressed and we have been suffering from
dirty water for years – green algae. We need to begin a process
for clean up now, so this does not hurt our beaches, waterways,
and tourism in the long run. Encouraged to submit questions
regarding upcoming budget meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 8:11pm
Next Meeting: October 7th, 2020, 7:00PM – 8:00PM
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VPCA MEMBER DISCOUNTS
Thank you to our local business community for
your discounts and exclusive special offers to
our Victoria Park Civic Association members!
VPCA Members receive valuable discounts and special offers from our local business community.
Featured below are local business community members who offer discounts and special offers to
VPCA members! Just present your VPCA membership card and start saving!
ANN’S FLORIST WINE BAR & CAFÉ
1001 E. Las Olas Blvd.
954.761.3334
annsfloristlasolas.com
10% off floral orders
BIG LOUIE’S PIZZERIA
1990 E. Sunrise Blvd.
954.467.1166
biglouiesfortlauderdale.com
$5 off order of $35+
(at this location only)
BIG WHEEL CYCLES
1001 E. Sunrise Blvd.
954.523.2453
bigwheelcycle.com
10% off any accessories
BROWARD SIGNS
525 E. State Rd. 84
954.320.9903
browardsigns.com
10% off any vinyl signage
CAFFÉ EUROPA
910 E. Las Olas Blvd.
954.763.6600
caffeeuropalasolas.com
Complimentary cappuccino with entree
CHRISTINA WAN’S
664 N. Federal Hwy
954.527.0 2 28
christinawans.com
FREE glass of house wine with purchase
of entree
COOKIES BY DESIGN
1141 N. Federal Hwy
954.565.8522
cookiesbydesign.com
15% of f
DOWNTOWN CHIROPRACTIC
CENTER
1601 E. Broward Blvd.
954.463.1166
fortlauderdalechiro.com
$99 first visit; 45-minute consult ($250
value. Some exclusions apply.
EXOTIC EYEWEAR OPTICAL
2501 N. Federal Hwy.
954 567 4488
exoticeyewearoptical.com
20% off prescription frames
FRIENDSHIP CAFE & FALAFEL
1306 E. Las Olas Blvd.
954.999.9676
friendshipcafefl.org
10% off
GRAN FORNO BAKERY
1235 E. Las Olas Blvd.
954.467.2244
granforno.com
10% off order
GRAND CENTRAL STATIONERY
1227 E. Las Olas Blvd.
954.467.2998
grandcentralstationery.net
10% discount on all “in store”
merchandise
HOTWORX FITNESS STUDIO
130 NE 4th St.
954.547.7457
hotworx.net/studio/ftl-flaglervillage/
Bring in our ad for an exclusive discount
JADE OCEAN CLEANERS
608 N. Federal Hwy.
954.462.6677
jadeoceancleaners.com
10% off dry cleaning services
JASPER KANE VINTAGE FURNITURE & DÉCOR
4361 N. Dixie Hwy.
954.440.4866
etsy.com/shop/JasperKane
15% off all merchandise
JENNY CRAIG
100 N. Federal Hwy., Ste. C1
954.462.2651
jennycraig.com
New members only: free 30 day mem
bership, not valid with other promotions
(restrictions may apply)
LAS OLAS CHABAD JEWISH CENTER
1302 E. Las Olas Blvd.
954.780.6770
jewishfll.com
10% off all merchandise
LUIGIS COAL OVEN PIZZA
1415 E. Las Olas Blvd.
954.990.8647
luigiscoalovenpizza.com
$5 off bill of $30+, dine-in only
MATHNASIUM
2990 N. Federal Hwy.
954.947.3434
Fortlauderdale@mathnasium.com
One assessment and two weeks of math
tutoring for $99
MATTHEW PARKES SALON
420 SE 6th Ave. (in Echo Salon)
954.918.0797
matthewparkessalon.com
New clients: FREE cut with color service.
MODERN SIXTIES WINE LOUNGE
1828 E. Sunrise Blvd
954.616.5216
facebook.com/modern60swinelounge
10% off nonhappy hour bill
MONSTER SUBS
1978 E. Sunrise Blvd.
954.463.7997
10% off any order, including platters
O-B HOUSE
333 Himmarshee St.
954.530.7520 | o- bhouse.com
Free cupcake with lunch M-F
OFFSHORE POOLS
12717 W. Sunrise Blvd.
954.980.1910
New clients: third month FREE
OPTICAL SPECTRUM
804 E. Las Olas Blvd.
954.463.1566
facebook.com/opticalspectrumlasolas
$100 gi- certificate toward any full pair of
prescription eyeglasses, clear or sunwear
PEAK PERFORMANCE PHYSICAL
THERAPY
634 N. Federal Hwy.
954.302.7717
peakperformance.rehab
Ask about our free ‘discovery visit’ for
VPCA members
PURE BARRE FORT LAUDERDALE
2408 N. Federal Hwy.
954.566.2202
purebarre.com/location/fort-lauderdale-fl
Ask for VPCA member special offer!
SERAFINA RESTAURANT
926 NE 20th Ave.
954.850.9959
serabythewater.com
$10
off dinner for two
SHOE DOCTOR
1930 E. Sunrise Blvd.
95 4.769.116 0
bestshoedoctor.com
10% off any service and/or product
SILK LASER + AESTHETICS CENTRE
924 N. Federal Hwy.
954.462.7455
thesilklasercentre.com
$15 B12 Injection or FREE B12 with
service for VPCA members
SIP JAVA CO.
638 N. Federal Hwy.
954.990.5597
sipjavaco.com
10% off coffee drink
SUAN THAI & JAPANESE RESTAURANT
290 N. Federal Hwy.
954.870.6169
suanrestaurant.com
10% offcheck, dine-in only
SUNSET PET GROOMING
& BOUTIQUE
929 N. Federal Hwy.
954.525.6988
sunsetpetgrooming.com
10% off grooming for VPCA members
SWEET NECTAR CHARCOAL
GRILL & SPIRITS
1017 E. Las Olas Blvd
954.761.2122
sweetnectarbuzz.com
20% off bill
THE BOTOX LADY
918 NE 26th Ave.
954.829.5557
thebotoxlady.com
Ask about our special offer for VPCA
members.
THE MINDFULNESS METHOD, LLC
1007 N. Federal Hwy., #1008
954.232.8422
Ask for our special offer for VPCA
members.
THE WINDOW GUY WINDOW CLEANING
1851 SW 25 St., Unit 3
954.588.4034
15% off all services
TROPICAL CA
915 N. Federal Hwy.
954.828.1234
$1.00 off any Sandwich/Lunch
UPLOAD FITNESS
928 N. Federal Hwy.
954.617.6468
uploadfitness.com
FREE 30-day all-inclusive membership
for Victoria Park residents
VICTORIA PARK ANIMAL
HOSPITAL & DOGGIE DAY CARE
626 N. Federal Hwy.
954.617.8724
victoriaparkanimalhospital.com
10%
off services with groomer Jesse
WAGNER TIRE & AUTO
1740 E. Sunrise Blvd.
954.463.7588
wagnertireinc.com
$18.95 oil change & tire rotation (5
quart); additional charges may apply
Color listings denote
VPCA Business members
and our Ad Sponsors who
provide discounts or special offers
for our VPCA members!
Our thanks to all of you for
your participation and
for support of VPCA!