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Celebrate Arbor Day at Pine Island Park in Davie

The Town of Davie invites the public to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day on January 21, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Town will be holding a Forestry Field Day at Pine Island Park located at 3801 South Pine Island Road where you will have the opportunity to plant trees, pot up trees in the new nursery, get information about volunteering with the South Florida Audubon Society, and learn about Backyard Wildlife Habitats. In addition, Davie residents will get to take home a free tree.

Get your volunteer hours, learn horticultural tips, help out Davie, and have fun at the same time! Bring a shovel (if you have one) and work clothes to Pine Island Park at 9 a.m. to join us.

For more information, contact Tim Lee at 954-797-1038.

[Source: Davie Press Release]

Generations of Taste at the Old Davie School

Old Davie School
Old Davie School

Experience the Generations of Taste at the Old Davie School!

Davie Historical Society Hosts Tasty Event

The Davie Historical Society will host the 13th Annual Generations of Taste from 6-8 p.m., on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Old Davie School Historical Museum located at 6650 Griffin Road.

Cooks are invited to submit their favorite homemade dish from any of the following categories: drinks, appetizers, soups, salads, breads, vegetables, main dishes, desserts, country cookin’, and kid’s cookin’.

Come and taste unlimited samplings and vote for your favorite dish. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening.

The cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children ages 5 to 11. All proceeds benefit the Old Davie School Historical Museum. For more information, please call the museum office at 954-797-1044.

[SOURCE: Town of Davie Press Release]

EASE FOUNDATION, updated request for Toy Drive

[Town of Davie, Press Release]

Davie E.A.S.E. Holiday Toy Drive Needs Your Help

December 17, 2010. Davie, Florida: The Davie Emergency Assistance Service Effort, (E.A.S.E.) Foundation is in need of toys for girls and boys ages 6-12. The EASE Holiday Toy Drive provides toys for Davie families in need.

The EASE Foundation has made the following suggestions for boys and girls ages 6-12. For boys the suggestions are sports equipment, watches, sport jerseys, scooters, air hockey games, and model cars. For girls the suggestions are jewelry kits, art kits, makeup kits, books, body wash baskets, games, and Bratz and Barbie dolls with accessories.

If you can help, please drop off an unwrapped donation at any Davie Fire Station or Davie Fire Rescue Administration Building located at 6901 Orange Drive, or call Linda Owen at 954-797-1077 to drop off donations at the EASE Foundation site.

The E.A.S.E. Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 by the business community and residents of the Town of Davie. Its purpose is to aid those qualified residents, on a one time basis, that are in need of temporary emergency assistance. The objective is to help those in need to ease their way back into a self-sustaining, productive life and to prevent homelessness. E.A.S.E. also reaches out to the homeless with food, clothing, and hygiene supplies.

If you have any questions about the Toy Drive, please contact Linda Owen at 954-797-1077 or visit E.A.S.E. Foundation on the web at

Pinwheels for Peace Project at Old Davie School

[Town of Davie Press release]

Old Davie School
Old Davie School

September 13, 2010, Davie, Florida: The Old Davie School Historical Museum plans to take part in Pinwheels for Peace, an international art and literacy project, started in 2005 by two art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida. The project is a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. In the first year, on September 21, 2005, groups in over 1,325 locations throughout the world were spinning approximately 500,000 pinwheels. Last year, it was estimated that, there were over 3 million pinwheels spinning all over the world. Locally, Old Davie School Historical Museum will be coordinating the Pinwheels for Peace project this year. Continue reading Pinwheels for Peace Project at Old Davie School

Press Release: Town Administrator Community Meeting

For Immediate Release:

Fourth Town Administrator Community Meeting

The next Community Meeting hosted by Davie Town Administrator Gary Shimun is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2010, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Pine Island Ridge Country Club, located at 9400 Pine Ridge Drive in District 1. All Davie residents and business owners are invited to meet and speak with the Town Administrator. This is the fourth and final meeting in this specific series of meetings. The purpose of these community meetings is to have a dialog of sharing between the Town Administrator (The Town’s CEO who is responsible for the day to day operations) and the residents and the business owners of Davie. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Town accomplishments
  • Budget and finance
  • Services: such as code compliance, public safety, permitting, parks & recreation, public works, and housing
  • Communications
  • Economic development
  • Citizen concerns
  • Community expectations and citizens’ vision of our town

The meeting will be structured into three parts:

  1. The first portion of the meeting will be a presentation conducted by Mr. Shimun.
  2. The second portion of the meeting will be in an open forum format so that residents and business owners can have their voices heard. Residents can ask questions and have them answered.
  3. The third and final portion of the meeting will be an interactive period where residents will work together in groups to provide input on topics such as community expectations and their vision of our town.

Deadline for Voter Registration — July 26, 2010

FLORIDA VOTERS: In order to vote in the upcoming election on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, you must be registered by Monday, July 26, 2010. Hopefully, you are registered, but you may know people who are not (friends new to the area, new neighbors, friends who have never voted before or who have not voted in many years). Please share this with them NOW. This is also the time to change your address if you have moved since the last election and/or to change your party affiliation. Name changes (marriage, divorce, etc.) can also be done now.

This is a primary election, but judges and school board members will be elected that day. ALL voters can vote for the school board and judicial candidates, although those with no party affiliation cannot vote for Governor, U.S. Congress, State House and others in the primary election. It is vitally important that everyone VOTE on August 24.

There is a voter registration form attached, which also serves as a switch and change of name/address form. Or get it here:

Broward County:

Broward County Supervisor of Elections
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 102
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Palm Beach County:

Those in other counties can contact your local Supervisor of Elections.

Start studying the ballot now (you can see all the races online); there are lots of races and referendums! Also, don’t forget to get an absentee ballot for those who need one. This is a VERY IMPORTANT election!!

Debate for one of Davie’s Congressional Districts (20th)

Davie Residents,
THURSDAY, AUG. 5th at 7 pm
Congressional 20 Republican Candidates Debate!

20 Congressional Distric
click graphic for larger map of 20th Congressional District

This Congressional District represents the majority of Western Davie.

Republican Club of Greater Hollywood
Southwest Broward Republican Organization
Davie Cooper City Republican Club

Who will you vote for on August 24th to face off against Debbie Wasserman-Schultz?


(listed alphabetically)

Hollywood Beach Cultural and Community Center
1301 S. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
(on A1A/Ocean Drive between Hollywood Blvd and Hallandale Bch Blvd)

Come hear all the Republican candidates in their final debate before early voting begins.

The questions will be submitted in a box on the night of the debate and then drawn at random. The random question will then be asked to one of the candidates on a rotating basis…that candidate will have two minutes to answer…with each other candidate having a one minute “rebuttal” period in which they can provide their own input.

There will also be opening and closing statements.

Possible appearances by statewide and other local candidates and officeholders…TBA

See you there!

This event will take the place of The Republican Club of Greater Hollywood’s regular monthly meeting for August.

Bulletpoint News 7.1: Pay, Changes, Bike Ralley, Etc.


Tom Truex Bulletpoint News # 7.1
FROM: Tom Truex
DATE: April 1, 2009
SUBJECT: Pay, changes, bike rally, etc.

7.1.1   How Many Town of Davie Employees Earn More than $100k per year?
7.1.2   Bike Rally on April 4th
7.1.3   Subtle Changes
7.1.4   Email List Still in Transition

7.1.1  How Many Town of Davie Employees Earn More than $100k per year?

In the Town of Davie, 83 employees earned more than $100,000 per year in 2008.   See the list at (I removed the names of employees, but if you have an inquiring mind, you can do a public records request from the Town Clerk’s office to get the complete list, with names.)
2008 pay chart
Male female pay charge

True, there are some anomalies caused by cashing in accrued benefits and the like at termination or retirement.  But also consider that the Town’s significant contributions in the form of other benefits are NOT included in these totals.  

The pie chart at left shows the percentage of employees earning $100,000 or more per year:  Police Department (blue, 43%),  Fire Department (red, 41%),  and Administration or department heads (yellow, 16%).  The chart at right shows that 93% of these employees are male, and 7% are female.

7.1.2  Bike Rally on April 4th

Davie’s Family Bike Rally and Bike Safety Day is this Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 9:00 AM at Robbins Open Space Park, 4005 Hiatus Road, Davie.  There will be a FREE Bike Safety Rodeo from 8:00am to 9:00am and from Noon to 1:00pm.  The
pre-registration is $2.00 per rider and the walk-up fee is $3.00 per rider and includes water, fruit, route map, safety rules, and a cycle inspection.

7.1.3  Subtle Changes

Several cities in South Florida have feuded in recent years over invocations at government meetings.  Davie Town Council meetings haven’t been preceded by an invocation in years.  There was one exception.  At the swearing in ceremony for the Mayor and Town Council, the individual being sworn in
generally designated a member of the clergy to offer an invocation.  There was no invocation at the swearing in ceremony of Mayor Judy Paul, and Councilman Brian Caletka.

7.1.4  Email List Still in Transition

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