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Miami Herald Article Paternity Fraud


WSVN channel seven for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach and Florida Keys, interviewed Dads member Tony Spalding for their parent to parent segment. Issues were about shared parenting time and information flow between parents. once again response to the airing was positive.

Monday 10/21/2005

Dads member Ira Teller, Bob and Jean Bettellie were interviewed by the Sun-sentential newspaper about the Dads group and issues facing Divorced and separated fathers. The article ran and received excellent responses from the public!

Monday November 17th 2003

Florida DAD Inc. members Donate boxes of new toys to the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital 3501 Johnson St Hollywood, FL

The Children and staff where more than receptive and appreciative of our efforts!

View pictures:   

Thursday Jan 30th, 2003

Radio 1490 A.M. 6:10 P.M. Community Time Out Host-Lydia Goodin Guest speaker- Kevin Cunningham to Speak about Dads.

Tuesday February 4, 2003 

Radio Station Info: 104.1 F.M. 7:30 P.M. 99 N.W. 183 Street North Miami Beach/ suite 227  Host: Maurice Guest speaker Tony Spalding will be at station at 7:30 P.M.

July, September, October Yard sales Combined

Update! Thanks to all the people who donated items to this cause! We have raised a substantial amount of money for our organization. This endeavor will help ensure our continuing efforts to correct the legal issues that children and parents of separation are facing.

June 5, 2002 (Time to be announce)

Update!  This went very well! We ended up on the Davie BLVD Bridge, where the drivers were very supportive. We handed out more that 500 fliers and 300 business cards. In attendance Robert Schlafke, Tony Spalding, Ira Teller, Clarence, Eric Yanwkitt.

Bridges for children national protest will be taking place across the US and many other countries! We may locate our Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach marches in front of the main counties courthouses, however information about doing so is slow to come since the 9/11 attacks. If you are attending, or would like to help co-ordinate please e-mail info@dadsofflorida.org

April 25, 2002 Dads of Florida Miami-Dade Meeting

Dads of Florida (Florida Dad Inc) is starting a separate Miami chapter in order to accommodate the large number of people in the region. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm. For meeting location and direction please e-mail info@dadsofflorida.org

April 14, 2002 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the Miramar Lutheran Church, 7790 Mr. Dean Tong to speak

Florida Dads (Dads of Florida) is sponsoring Mr. Dean Tong to speak to our group and the general public on the topic of parental alienation plus other topics relating to children of separated parents. Your attendance is needed! Please email info@dadsofflorida.org  for directions / information!

April 14, 2002

Sign making "party" at the home of Bob Schlafke from  1:00pm until 5:00pm if you can attend please e-mail :info@dadsofflorida.org

March 28, 2002 -  March 29, 2002
Update! I made this trip as well, along for the ride and excellent public testimony were Joe, Eric and  Bob. I would like to thank the members from around the state for attending and speaking as well! The commission is still alive and receptive to what we had to say. The most important thing I believe that we need to do, as pointed out by the commission, is to help them educate, with facts, how much the children of separated parents stand to gain from equal parent access! If we can do this, then we will succeed in passing shared residential legislation! 

Commission on Responsible Fatherhood
Commission Meeting
Orlando, Florida
Contact: Anne Carpenter at 850-488-4952 acarpenter@ounce.org
Radisson Hotel Orlando at the Entrance to Universal, 5780 Major Boulevard, Orlando, FL (407) 351-1000
Public/Expert Testimony will be received from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on March 28, 2002.

We still need to attend this public event as members from this commission will be on the new committee! Please contact me info@dadsofflorida.org if you are able to attend. Also please put your intended speech into writing for submitle to the commission.

Trip to Tallahassee

Update! I made the trip to Tallahassee Yea!! (see car) The trip was successful. I meet up with Dads members David Ziskind, Nadine Ziskind, and her Daughter Lori. Also present was Carnel Smith and his wife and several other Paternity Fraud Members. We all spoke to the commission about custody and paternity, and the commission was very attentive and supportive to what they heard! Thanks to all that showed and those who supported us for the trip! (turnpike fees)

 December 3rd the Florida fatherhood commission will be meeting with our legislators to propose changes to the statutes. We will be there as this committee is supporting our "equal parenting" legislation and will decide weather to back our paternity fraud legislation. If you would like to attend, or help out organizing this event (including donations to cover the cost) contact me at info@dadsofflorida.org

I can not begin to stress the importance of our attendance on this date as we need to show and help support these important bills that ultimately benefit our children and put all parents on equal status.

Annual children's hospital donation drive

Update! We did the donation on time. The staff at Joe DiMaggio and the children where very very thankful for our generous contributions. Articles have already been posted in some of the local papers. The sentential will run an interview in the Saturday 12-15-01 paper and another 12-20-01. Look for them.


Update!  We will donate: 

Date: December 12, 2001 

Place: Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital 3501 Johnson St Hollywood, FL 

Time: Meet at 9:30 (appt. is for 10:00a.m.) 

Please let us know 1 week before on if you are planning to attend.

Yes it is that time of year again! We need donations of unwrapped toys from you or your favorite toy store so that we can show a fathers support to the hospitalized children. All items will be donated to the children's ward of  Joe DiMaggio Hospital. Jean, in our sales department is heading this up and you can contact her by e-mail info@dadsofflorida.org

You may bring your new unwrapped  toy to the next general meeting.

Monday August 27, 2001

 Update! We Made a good showing for this public meeting. There were dads, and a mom, speaking about our issues  from all over the state. Since the issues are about the same, I think that the commission is "getting the point". Judging by the legislative recommendations that CORF is making to our government, we have defiantly made a difference! Thanks Dads, lets keep up the positive progress!

Florida's Fatherhood Commission will be holding a public meeting in Tampa. Dads of Florida board members will be testifying at this meeting starting at 6 pm. If there is anything that you would like us to speak about, or you would like to attend, Please contact me at this email address with your info info@dadsofflorida.org

Judicial Oversight Committees review of our child support guidelines

Dads of Florida President Bob Schlaske has been invited to attend and input the Judicial Oversight Committees review of our child support guidelines. This will take place August 9th and 10th 2001. Bob will need your suggestions on how to improve the current guideline. Please e-mail them to info@dadsofflorida.org


Child support law Seminar

A seminar explaining resent changes in Florida law that could effect the amount of child support payments will be held Aug.13 in Boca Raton. Family law attorney Steve Presso and Janan Moyer, a certified divorce planer, will discuss the implications of the state law that took affect June 5. The event is sponsored by the Divorced and Separated Help group. Any member of DADS that would like to attend please contact me at info@dadsofflorida.org

For details call 561 451 2312

Florida’s Commission on Responsible Fatherhood

Update! Thing went well here! We were noticed and received well. A new coalition is forming with many of the other "fathers" groups across Florida. We have been invited to "sit" on a review board. We were invited to the Tampa symposium to provide input. We have been requested to review and make suggestions about CORF'S legislative plans. This is just the beginning! In attendance from our local group were Bob Schlaske, Nadine Ziskind, and Bob and Jean Bettellie.

CORF is holding the fifth Annual Governor’s Fatherhood Symposium. June 20-21, 2001, at the Rosen Center Hotel, Orlando, Florida. See press release for more details. Need a ride? Bob Schlaske will be driving his SUV and he has room for passengers. Contact us for arrangements via e-mail

Fathers day Picnic.

Sunday June 10th 11 a.m. 4 p.m. location Snyder Park.

Update! We had lots of dads and family members show up, and some of my Racal friends and family. I received over 175 calls from people who wanted to attend. Thanks to all the Dads board members who put in community (two days of work) time at the park so this event could be free to all who attended, and thanks to the  corporate donations from Publix, Winn Dixie, Albertson and the Home Decor store, this was a success!

This DADs Annual event takes place around Fathers day. The reason is for support of Fathers that do not spend time with their children on nationally recognized days! This will happen with your help. All are invited friends and family. If you have any ideas, food, etc. please e-mail your ideas to me.

National Fathers Protest Tuesday June 5th

Update!  Due to the horrible weather, this was almost a total loss! We missed a perfect opportunity as EVERY TV station was there, since only two of us showed up, and our signs were destroyed after the downpour of rain, we had to hide from the cameras instead of "getting in front of them"! Fortunately Nadine had her DADs cards and she passed them out diligently.

We will be supporting this National event by joining in at the Broward County main Courthouse from 3pm till 5pm.

Please wear your shirt, and or button and bring your sign. We will meet on the north east corner of 3rd Ave. and 6th street.

Tentative trip to Tallahassee

No Date Yet. We (that is anyone who can go) will be scheduling meetings with the Legislators and the committees that are involved with Father type legislation Travel and hotel arrangements details still pending Stay tuned to this site for any changes!

CANCELED New date TBD Picketing Rally Event Tuesday April 24

We will make our presence known at the Broward County Courthouse 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Please bring a sign to carry (with large lettering) or contact Robert Schlafke if you materials to make a sign. Remember wear your DADs shirt if you have one, as we hope to get some media coverage on the event! We will meet on the corner of 3rd and 6th.

Picketing rally: Tuesday April 17

Update! Well, this one did not "emerge" as planed. Due to a huge traffic accident on the I most of us were about two hours late.  Not all was lost, David and Nadine Ziskind passed out DADs cards to the Palm Beach County sheriffs folks on duty and let them know why we were there, and that we would be back!

We will make our presence known at the Delray south County Courthouse 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Please bring a sign to carry (with large lettering) or contact Robert Schlafke if you materials to make a sign. Remember wear your DADs shirt if you have one, as we hope to get some media coverage on the event!

Picketing rally: Tuesday March 27th

Update! We had a good turnout for this event. David and Nadine Ziskind, Robert Schlafke, Tony Spalding, Frank Cacossa, Debbie We did receive quite a bit of attention passed out several DADS cards, and picked up some new members! The media did not cover this rally but David did take some pictures that I will convert and place on this site. Thanks to all who made this happen!

We will meet at the Miami-Dade County Courthouse northeast side of the building from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Please bring a sign to carry (with large lettering) or contact Robert Schlafke if you materials to make a sign. Remember wear your DADs shirt if you have one, as we hope to get some media coverage on the event!

Meet Your Legislators Picnic

February 4, 2001

Mills Pond Park

2201 Powerline Road Fort Lauderdale

Update! We had a few DADs Members show up for this event and they all were able to speak to some of the elected officials that where there. It would have been nice if more DADs could have "made" the event so that we would not have gotten lost in the crowd, however I think that we made our message clear to the officials that were there! Ira Teller, Kevin Cunningham, Robert Schlafke, David and Nadine Ziskind, Tony Spalding and Dexter Mack.

DADS of Florida will be having their first of many rallies

UPDATE! Well we had a good turnout for this event. I did not count or take names (if you know please inform me), however we did receive quite a bit of attention and some new members! The media did not cover this rally but we did take some video that I will convert and place on this site. Thanks to all who made this happen!

February 13, 2001

At the Broward County Courthouse at 4 P.M. We will be meeting at the NE corner of 3rd Ave. and SE 6th St.. The theme is Fathers and Children's broken Hearts, please make a sign and/or bring a candle if you can attend. We need a huge turnout for this as the media may be there! Most everyone is taking time off work for this. Let us GET THIS ONE DONE RIGHT! .

Television Interview

Now Scheduled for Feb 26 at 6:00 PM and titled "paying the price"

Channel 10 will be running an interview with our local DADs President on one of the evening newscasts. When known the time and date will be made available here.




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