3801 Coco Grove Avenue  
Miami, Florida 33133
FRG Ft. Lauderdale February 27 Meeting Notice


Fellow Blinded Veteran:

      The  Southeast District meeting of the Florida Regional Group will be held on Saturday, February 27, at the Tropical Acres Steakhouse, 2500 Griffin Road, in Ft. Lauderdale.  The meeting will begin at 11:30 AM, with a period of socializing, followed by lunch at  noon.  For lunch, you may select from Sliced Sirloin of Beef or Stuffed Breast of Chicken and Salad, Potatoes, Vegetables, Rolls and Butter, Iced Tea or Coffee, and Black Forest Cake.  The price of the lunch will be $5 per person, including tax and tip.  Beer, wine, and mixed drinks will be available at an additional charge.


     FRG President Terry King will preside at the meeting following lunch.  A national legislative up-date will be provided.  Plans for the FRG State Convention in Daytona Beach will be discussed.  Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs will be on hand to provide information about services and benefits of interest to Blinded Veterans and their families.  Information about FRG Auxiliary activities will be presented. 


     The restaurant has asked us to notify them as to the number who will be attending and the type of meal desired by February 24.  Please make your reservations prior to that date, by writing to George Stocking at:  3801 Coco Grove Avenue, Miami, FL  33133 or by calling George at:  (305) 446-8008.You may also call FRG Southeast District Director Chuck Kays in West Palm Beach (407)873-7993.    In addition, you may call:  Roberta Goldstein, Miami VAMC VIST Coordinator, at (305) 575-7000 ex 3607, April Barnes , Broward VA Outpatient Clinic VIST Coordinator, at:  (954) 625-8730, or Jackie Vanbomel West Palm Beach VAMC VIST Coordinator, at:  (561) 422-5260.  Please be sure to make your reservations before February 24, as the restaurant needs this information in order to plan properly for our meeting.  Jackie Vanbomel and Roberta Goldstein are attempting to arrange transportation to the meeting from Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties, respectively.  This transportation will leave from the West Palm Beach and Miami VAMC.  If you need such transportation, contact Jackie or Roberta.  


     To get to the Tropical Acres Steakhouse, take I 95 or the Turnpike North or South to Griffin Road.  From I 95 Go west a half mile or from the  Turnpike go east about 3 miles.  The Tropical Acres is on the south side of Griffin road .  Parking is available adjacent to the restaurant.  Please mark February 27 on your calendar and make plans to join us for an enjoyable and interesting afternoon.  Although the cost of the lunch is only $5 to you, the FRG will pay $16.50 for each meal .  If you make a reservation and can't come, please call one of the individuals above and cancel before February 24, so we won't have to pay for unused meals.