LUNCHEONS

Meet the Candidates

The Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce its upcoming Meet the Candidates Luncheon on Wednesday, October 5th.
This month's luncheon will provide an opportunity to hear directly from local candidates from the US Representative seat to the newly appointed County Judge. The candidates will speak about their stance on political topics, what they feel equips them to serve as your representative, what direction they hope to take on public policy, and the myriad of programs that are part of what makes the Club’s unique way of life possible.
After a brief installation of our 2022-2023 Chamber Board of Directors, the participating candidates will be introduced. You’ll hear an introduction from each candidate, aimed at outlining their beliefs and qualifications and providing Chamber Members with important information for Election Day.

Date: October 5th

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Cultural Center

Comment & Compromise: Crucial Elements for a Successful Restoration Blueprint

Speaker: Sarah Fangman, Superintendant, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: September 7th

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Cultural Center

Season Celebration!

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: June 1st

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Cultural Center

The Insurance dilemma

A Panel Discussion on the challenge of Insurance in South Florida

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: May 4th

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Cultural Center

Recap of the 2022 Legislative Session

Speaker: State Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez 

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: April 6th

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Cultural Center

The Keys to Restoring our Oceans: Innovative Science-Local Partnerships-Global Impact

Speaker: Dr. Michael P. Crosby | President and CEO of MOTE Marine Labratory & Aquarium 

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: March 2nd

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Townhall Waterside

The State of the County

Speaker: Mayor David Rice | Monroe County

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: February 2nd

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Cultural Center

Write your life story with 4 simple steps

Speaker: Chad Harbour | Legacy Ghostwriter

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: January 5th

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Cultural Center

The History of All Charities Weekend and the Ocean Reef Foundation

Speaker: Richard Weinstein | President & COO Ocean Reef Community Foundation and Ocean Reef All Charities

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: December 1st

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Town Hall Waterside

Ocean Reef Club Update

Speaker: Mic O' Keeffe | Vice President of Sports & Amenities Ocean Reef Club

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: November 3rd

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Town Hall Waterside

How to Build Reslience in a Turbulent World

Speaker: Tova Kreps | LCSW Wellspring Counseling President and Co-Founder

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: October 6, 2021

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Cultural Center

Monroe County Fire Rescue Services & Programs

Speaker: Chief Steven Hudson | Deputy Chief/ Fire Marshal R.L. Colina

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: September 1st

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Cultural Center

University Ocean Reef Club

Speaker: Douglas Brewer | Director of Training, Safety and Compliance

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: June 2nd

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Cultural Center

Monroe County Mayor- The State of the County

Speaker: Mayor Michelle Coldiron 

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: May 5th

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Town Hall Waterside

COVID 19 Relief funds available for your small business

Speaker: Margie Smith | SBDC at FIU-Business Consultant

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: April 17th

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Town Hall Waterside

The 7 Pillars to Your Personal Brand

Speaker: Fayth Ribeiro | Fayth Photography

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: March 3rd

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Town Hall Waterside

Preliminary FEMA Coastal Flood Maps

Speakers: Christina Hurley, Assistant County Administrator & Karl Bursa, Senior Administrator, Flood Plain  

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: February 3rd

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Town Hall Waterside

Why We Tri

Speaker:  Caroline Gardner | Host of Podcast

Why We Tri

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: January 6th

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Town Hall Waterside

 Ocean Reef Census & Capital Projects Update

Speaker: Richard Weinstein | Senior VP Membership & Marketing
Ocean Reef Club

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: December 2nd 

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Town Hall Waterside

The Psychology of COVID

Speaker: Tova Kreps | LCSW
President of Wellspring Counseling

Join us for an in-person luncheon!

Date: November 4th

Space is limited.

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Sailfish Patio-Carysfort Building