“People are boarding cruise ships and booking flights to visit Cuba and see its sights and what they want you to see," says Gary Bruhn. "Two years ago I had the opportunity to see the way a Cuban lives. Life in Cuba is not like anything you may imagine.”
Gary Bruhn is the Mayor of the Town of Windermere and is serving his seventh term.
Bruhn will speak about the authoritarian regime that effects Cuba. During his 2014 exploration into Cuba he learned of the mass devastation the Cubans deal with every day. From little to no pay, high taxes, and very poor infrastructure. Bruhn will display detailed pictures from his travels.
Mayor Bruhn also serves as the Chairman of the Orange County Council of Mayors comprised of every Orange County Mayor. He is a member of the Florida League of Mayors Board of Directors, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and U.S. Army Community Advisory Board. He is a member of and the past Chairperson of the Florida League of Cities Urban Administration Legislative Committee.
He is the Past Chairman of the How Shall We Grow Congress of Regional Leaders who work to create a 50 year vision of future growth comprised of seven counties and representing 3.5 million people of Central Florida. He is the Past President of the Tri-County League of Cities as well as a past member of their Board of Directors and the Florida League of Cities Board of Directors.
In 2014 Bruhn received the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Sam Hovsepian Award recognizing him for his contributions, service and leadership to the community.
He is retired from Lockheed Martin where he worked for almost three decades as an Information Technology Manager coordinating application maintenance and development across many program areas including missiles, space, aeronautics and homeland security. He has been married for 34 years, has lived in Windermere for 28 years and has one son.
The NORWF Lunch Meeting is November 17, 2016, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Apopka Golf & Tennis at Errol Estate, 1355 Errol Parkway, Apopka, FL 32712. Cost is $20.00 (includes lunch) with reservation and $25.00 without a reservation. Everyone is invited to attend. There is limited seating so please make your reservation now. Deadline is November 14.
For more information and reservations, please contact Joyce Hayward at 407-463-7266 or email Joycehywrd@yahoo.com. Reservations can also be made on NORWF's website at www.norwf.org.