Seafarers' House Announces 2011 Board of Directors

Port Everglades, FL - January 28, 2011 Seafarers' House at Port Everglades is pleased to announce the members of its 2011 Board of Directors.

Elected as 2011 Board President is Anitra D. Lanczi, Esq., Partner, Shutts & Bowen (pictured), Jim Hampel, Chief Operating Officer, For Life Products, Inc., is Vice President; Eugene F. Sweeney, International Registries, Inc. is Second Vice President; Betty Ann Rogacki, Vice President and CEO of International Warehouse Services is Treasurer and Dr. Jill Novacek of Maritime Art by BobbyR is Secretary. Allan Milledge, Esq., Milledge Law Offices is President Emeritus.

Also serving on the 2011 Board are: Don Bannister; Clifford Berry, II, CBI, Inc.; Brendan Corrigan, Carnival Cruise Lines; Rev. Robert Deshaies, St. Benedict's Episcopal Church; Lisa Friesecke, Motor-Services Hugo Stamp, Inc.; Thomas W. Gleason, Jr., Atlass Insurance Group; Arnold Grevior, Esq.; Thomas Grimmett, Esq.; John Hicks, Lloyd's Register North America, Inc.; Michael Hopkins, Crowley Liner Services, Inc.; Mark R. Houck, Houck Anderson, P.A.; Margaret Kempel, Port Everglades Association, Inc.; Marvin Klasfeld, Klasfeld & Egort, PL; Michael J. Lee, McRoberts Maritime Security; Phil McNally, Paradise Bank; Stephen Nielsen, Princess Cruises; James O'Malley, Southeast Insurance Group; Daniel Reynolds, Broward County AFL-CIO; Christer Schoug, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.; and Jane S. Toney, National Liquidators/National Maritime Services.

Seafarers' House is grateful for the range of diversity, talent and commitment that this strong team of community members brings to its mission.

About Seafarers' House

Seafarers' House at Port Everglades is a multi-faith cooperation among Christians, Muslims and Jews as well as labor, business and civic leaders with a mission "to offer refuge, resources, renewal and respect to the maritime community through multi-faith service." It is open throughout the year as a safe, friendly place where mariners can connect with their families, relax, or get emergency assistance if needed. With the help of its supporters and volunteers, Seafarers' House offers many services including low cost international phone calls, free transportation, Internet access, counseling services, liaison with authorities as well as recreational facilities. Seafarers' House annually hosts more than 100,000 visits by cruise and cargo ship crewmembers. For additional information and the option to donate on-line, visit www.seafarershouse.org.