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District Governor Drew Monaghan Feb 20, 2019
News and Updates
News and Updates

Drew Monaghan, 2018-2019 District Governor

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drew and his family moved to West Chester, PA when he was in elementary school. Drew graduated from Bishop Shanahan High School where he was in the Honors Program, served as President of the National Honor Society, and earned varsity letters in Baseball, Track and Cross Country. Drew found his passion for service by participating in the Community Service Corps.  Drew attended and proudly graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in History with a minor in Business.  Go Irish!

Drew is a Business Development executive, who has, for over 28 years, managed multiple teams to the highest levels of accomplishments in their respective fields.  Drew is currently President of the Private Exchange Group, a Qualified Intermediary for 1031 exchanges.  As a sought-after expert, he annually trains CPAs, Attorneys, Brokers and Investors on the strategies of the 1031 exchanges.

Drew was asked to join the Rotary Club of Coral Springs-Parkland in November 2004.  He subsequently served as Chair of Interact, Youth Exchange, Youth Service and Foundation. He is a 4 time Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Society member.  He with his Rotary sponsor, Tom Pratt started 4 Interact clubs in Coral Springs.  Drew was named Rotarian of the Year in 2005.  Drew and family have hosted a Youth Exchange Student from Brazil who is still part of the family.  As President in 2007, he strengthened the club’s speaker program and brought the Harvest Drive program to the city. After forming a new club with 4 other Rotarians in 2012, Drew served as president again in 2013-2014.

For District 6990, Drew has served as Membership Chair, Discussion Leader of the Rotary Leadership Institute, Assistant Governor, the Nominating Committee and chaired the Youth Exchange Committee.  He also served as District Trainer for 2012-2013 year.

Beyond the District, Drew has served on the PETS Board, PETS Operating Committee, Training Team lead & President Elect Trainer since 2008.

Drew is married to his lovely bride Sara for over 11 years and has 5 kids: Emily, Lisa, Matthew who are in college and Gabby and AJ who are in elementary school.  He is very active in Indian Princesses and Adventure Guides and the family has a beloved dog named Bella.  He enjoys time with his family, travel, the beach and sports.

Sheriff Rick Ramsay Feb 27, 2019 7:30 AM
State of the County and Crime Report

Sheriff Rick Ramsay is the most decorated deputy in the history of the Monroe CountySheriff's Office, receiving ninety-three commendations of merit. He has received all the awards the Office bestows including the Medal of Valor for saving the life of a man trapped in a drainage pipe filled with lethal fumes. He has been with Monroe County Sheriff's Office for over 27 years, and was elected our Sheriff in 2012, and re-elected unopposed in 2016. His words to live by are: "Honesty, Professionalism and Commitment to Community" - words that guide his staff every day at the MCSO.

Susan Recarey and Jen McComb Mar 06, 2019 7:30 AM
John Maxwell Leadership Training and Club Assembly
John Maxwell Leadership Training and Club Assembly
Roman Gastesi, County Administrator Mar 13, 2019 7:30 AM
Report on Monroe County

The County Administrator, Roman Gastesi, is responsible for the daily operation of Monroe County and its 21 departments. 

The administration team includes two Assistant County Administrators, Christine Hurley and Kevin Wilson. They support the County Administrator in carrying out the functions and activities of the County, to ensure effective and efficient operations.

The County Administrator does not oversee functions handled by Monroe County's five elected Constitutional Officers. The Constitutional Officers are Clerk of Courts, Sheriff’s Office, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, and Supervisor of Elections.

Captain Penny Phelps Mar 20, 2019 7:30 AM
Mentoring within the Workplace

Penny Phelps possesses 37 years of experience in law enforcement and corrections.  During her 20-year career with the Bay City Police Department, Ms. Phelps was a certified bicycle officer, coordinated the Field Training Officer program, developed the community policing program, taught DARE, commanded the SWAT team, supervised a undercover drug team, was a member of the search and recovery scuba dive team and developed the Citizens’ Police Academy.  She achieved the rank of Deputy Chief of Police. 


Ms. Phelps traded wool socks for sandals when she began her career with the Monroe County, Florida Sheriff’s Office in 2002.  She was the operations captain for the Bureau of Corrections for seven years.  Two sheriffs later, she now oversees the Bomb squad, Civil deputies, Court deputies, Crime Analysts, Criminal Intelligence, Crisis Negotiators, Dispatch, the Dive team, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) team, Major Crimes, Narcotics, Traffic and Training.    

Captain Phelps holds an Associate’s Degree in criminal justice from Delta Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice from Saginaw Valley State University.  She holds both a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in organizational management and leadership from Capella University. 

She is a graduate of the 184th session of the FBI National Academy

TBA Mar 20, 2019 7:30 AM
TBA Mar 27, 2019 7:30 AM
Susan Recarey and Jen McComb Apr 03, 2019 7:30 AM
John Maxwell Leadership Training and Club Assembly
John Maxwell Leadership Training and Club Assembly
Leah Stockton, United Way of the Florida Keys Apr 10, 2019 7:30 AM
The Latest ALICE Report

According to the United Way of the Florida Keys, 42 percent of year-round households in Monroe County are struggling to pay for basic needs, including food, housing and health care, with the highest percentage in Stock Island, at 63 percent, followed by Tavernier, 54 percent, and Marathon, 53 percent. Join us as Leah Stockton shares the latest ALICE report with our community.


Leah Stockton is the President/CEO for United Way of the Florida Keys. Before joining the United Way in November 2017, for the previous seven years, she worked for the Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition, serving as program coordinator and community liaison. Leah was the county's first Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor and facilitated the Monroe County Children's Group.  She has also worked in the hospitality industry in Key West.   

Upon joining United Way, Leah immediately focused on hurricane relief efforts and appreciates the support that has allowed them to assist thousands of Monroe County residents since Irma. In addition to support of nonprofit partners, and the other programs offered through United Way each year, she has continued to work on hurricane recovery serving as Chair of the Funding and Allocations Committee of the Monroe Long-Term Recovery Group.  

Leah Stockton has lived in the Keys for more than a decade. She and her husband live on Stock Island with their daughter. 

TBA Apr 17, 2019 7:30 AM
TBA Apr 24, 2019 7:30 AM
Susan Recarey and Jen McComb May 01, 2019 7:30 AM
John Maxwell Leadership Training and Club Assembly
John Maxwell Leadership Training and Club Assembly
TBA May 08, 2019 7:30 AM
Susan Recarey and Jen McComb Jun 05, 2019 7:30 AM
John Maxwell Leadership Training and Club Assembly
John Maxwell Leadership Training and Club Assembly