On Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., the Caribbean Bar Association (“CBA”) will celebrate its 18th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, 1617 Southeast 17th Street Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316. The banquet is the CBA’s signature event which raises funds to sustain the organization’s diverse philanthropic missions and outreach programs, including scholarships for judicial and legal service internships which are awarded to law students in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
This year’s banquet will honor the achievements of outstanding individuals and educational institutions, whose actions and contributions to Caribbean-American communities inspire leadership and community activism in others. This year’s honorees are Mr. Dexter Bridgman, Founder and Publisher of Legacy Magazine, Mr. Robert Runcie, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent, Ms. Hilary Creary, Guardian Ad Litem Program, 17th Judicial Circuit Director, and Miami-Dade College North Campus.
“The CBA is excited to be celebrating 20 years since our association was founded. We have received tremendous support from the Caribbean diaspora and have watched our membership grow from just a few members initially to currently over 200 hundred members. This growth has allowed us to maximize our impact in South and Central Florida and we hope that we can continue to grow exponentially and inspire and promote Caribbean American leaders and trailblazers in our communities. After 20 years, we are even more driven to continue to expand upon our motto of Informing, Educating, Empowering,” remarked incoming President Annika Ashton.
The banquet will be hosted by radio personality Keith “Papa Keith” Walcott of WEDR 99Jamz and attorney and Past President Sherylle Francis. Guests will be treated to Caribbean-themed cuisine, exciting musical and cultural performances, raffle prizes, dancing with DJ Dorenzo Olivier, and live entertainment throughout the night. To purchase tickets or for sponsorship opportunities contact Sharaine Sibblies at [email protected] or 954-363-5754.