The Anchor Newsletter
The Anchor Newsletter is a publication of Florida Marine Contractors Association, Inc, a Florida Non Profit Corporation.
Almost all past issues of the Anchor are archived here.
Issues from 2001-2004 may be downloaded as zip files.
Since September, 2005, all online issues of the Anchor are provided in PDF Format.
7-01-2015 – The Anchor – July 2015
2-12-2014 – Mini Expo Newsletter – February 2014
9-15-2014 – The Anchor – September 2014
10-15-2012 – The Anchor – October 2012
7-15-2012 – The Anchor – July 2012
4-15-2012 – The Anchor – April 2012
1-15-2012 – The Anchor – January 2012
The publisher is the Board of Directors. The Editor is Don Ernst firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2008 January Issue
Commissioners Scramble Sound Science; What FMCA will do; New System for Contacting FMCA; Insurance and License Workshops January 11-12, 2008 at Quarterly Meeting, Sebastian; DEP Fee Increase; much more!
- 2008 February Issue
Sales training and $20 CEU packages at Mini Expo; Permit legislation introduced; Enforcement; Valuing docks & boathouses; DAPI explained; Time to register for the April Mini Expo
- 2008 March Issue
Old Port Cove Marina Makeover; DEP/WMD Bombshells; Special Mini Expo Promotion Offer; Legislative Update
- 2008 April Issue
Mini Expo Exhibitor's Guide. More than 40 displays, including 15 first-time exhibitors, plus Mini Expo schedules and sponsor salute
- 2008 May-June Issue
Complete Exhibitor Contact Info; Shoreline Lumber, DSMS news; new license, and new worries with DEP permitting, plus a Mini Expo sponsor salute
- 2008 July-August Issue
Green Marine Summit; 2008 Board Election Ballot; New DEP/FMCA Chapter Interface; First Marine License Exams; What Has FMCA Done For Your Lately?
- 2008 September-October Issue
Green Marine Summit Expanded Schedule; 2008 Board Election Ballot; Amendment 6 Explanation; Boat Lift Meeting; Central Florida Chapter takes off; Why Membership Means Business -- For You!
- 2008 Green Marine Summit Issue
FMCA Board adopts green construction guidelines. Four working groups were established. In the midst of the economic meltdown, attendees learned how to make money. Do your company a favor and get involved NOW!
- 2007 January Issue
Exec Director's Report; What to Expect in 2007; Lots more Expo Info
- 2007 February Issue
Big changes in membership requirements; JLCIR releases draft recommendations, including a state certified license; lots more!
- 2007 March Issue
Wood Treaters steps up as Mini Expo Grand Sponsor; details of JLCIR recommendations; major contractor licensing issues a-brewing; more!
- 2007 April Issue
Mini Expo Exhibitor's Guide and much more, like a hilarious bit on global warming
- 2007 May Issue
Mini Expo Pix and lots more. The best FMCA meeting yet!
- 2007 Summer Issue
How to fix mooring and derelict vessels; downlisting sea cows and more
- 2007 August Issue
Expo Agenda & Registration Info; Complete text of "noticed" license; Board adopts aggressive license strategy; welcome 7 new members; welcome Ken Wells to the Board; and more
- 2007 September Issue
Expo Exhibitor List; 2008 Board Ballot; Moratorium in Pinellas? Shatt on Keys Housing; IT'S TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE EXPO!
- 2007 October Issue
Expo Exhibitors and Display Descriptions; Full Schedule of Events; President Jones on Manatee Reclassification; Exec Director on the growing importance of Professional Members; Pinellas permit denials; Expo Exhortations: be there or be square!
- 2007 Holiday Issue
Expo Pix Galore
- 2006 January Issue
New Marine Construction class code proposed; January and Mini Expo Meeting Info; and more
- 2006 February Issue
Piling Controversy, Safety First, Provisional Contractors, Expos Updates and more
- 2006 March Issue
Mini Expo READY TO GO, Gov't Inefficiencies, Collier County Sues; Contractor Survey and more
- 2006 April Issue
MINI EXPO GUIDE. Contact and display info for 26 exhibitors, plus schedule and activity guides. Look out Stuart, here we come!
- 2006 May Issue
New Marine Construction Class Code; Mini Expo Review; FWC on manatee downlisting; Legislative review and much more.
- 2006 Summer Issue
FWC Moves to Downlist Manatees; Dealing with contractors who need help meeting new WC rules; Eminent Domain; 2006 Expo Golf and more
- 2006 August Issue
Expo Exhibitor Registration; FMCA Creates Districts/Chapters; Marine Mammal Necropsies & much more
- 2009 September Issue
The One Article About Manatees You MUST Read; Props & Manatees; Seagrass Fines; Why Government Must Obey Its Own Laws; the Complete 2006 Florida Dock & Marine Schedule; plus Instructions on How to Register Online
- 2006 October Issue
Florida Dock & Marine Expo Guide -- the biggest Expo yet, offering more exhibits and displays; more workshops, and Continuing Education Courses. Schedule, exhibitor info, and more.
- 2006 Holiday Issue
Expo Recap (pictures galore); new Board elected; SPGP (streamlined permit) update