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Jamaica Diaspora Southern United States April-May Events Bulletin

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Saturday, April 7, 2007, 11am
Caribbean-Americans For Community Involvement (CAFCI)
Annual Easter Picnic
Okeeheelee Park
7500 Forest Hill Blvd., Tuskeegee Pavilion, West Palm Beach
Tickets: $15; children under twelve free includes a meal
Fun filled and relaxing day for the entire family and friends
Come on out and enjoy music, dominoes, raffle, games, egg hunt and much more
For more information contact: Marjorie Aiken at 561-333-8841

Saturday, April 7, 2007, 12 noon
Inaugural ZGA Invitational Track & Field Classic
ZGA Track Club
West Minister Academy Track & Field Sports Complex, Lauderdale Lakes
Tickets $15 in advance: $20 at the gate
Top performances by:
Sherri Ann Brooks – Jamaica
Jacey Harper – Trinidad
Cherlene Fuller – Jamaica High School
Lashaunte Moore – USA
Andrae Williams – Bahamas
Anson Henry – Canada
Dudley Dorival – Haiti
For more information call: 954-864-4425 or 754-234-0391

Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Who’s Who in Black South Florida
Unveiling of Inaugural Publication
Nova Southeastern University
H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship
3301 College Avenue,.Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL
Networking Reception 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Hors d’oeuvres and Hosted Bar
Official Book Unveiling Program 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Miniaci Theatre)
Master of Ceremonies – Ken James WHQT-FM HOT 105
Mistress of Ceremonies – Trina Robinson NBC 6 WTVJ
Entertainment by the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble & Chorale Vocal Group
Admission: $50.00 per ticket includes a copy of
THE INAUGURAL EDITION ( retail value $24.95)
Purchase your tickets today by calling (614) 481-7300
or order online @ www.whoswhopublishing.com

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 6pm
CARICOM Ambassadors/Consuls General
Conference on the Caribbean: Town Hall Meeting – Diaspora Dialogue
Organizational Leaders Meeting
Knight Auditorium
H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business
3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale/Davie FL


Saturday, April 17, 2007, 6pm
Friend of Good Shepherd MoBay, Inc.
Eleventh Annual Dinner Dance
Walter C. Young Resource
901 N.W. 129 Avenue, Pembroke Pines, Florida
Admission: $50.00pp
For Tickets Please Call: Dahlia Walker-Huntington, 954-963-8555

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 6-9pm
An Evening with Winston Barnes
Main ballroom, Best Western Hotel, Plantation, 1711 N. University Drive
Just South of Sunrise Boulevard.
Admission is free to the public
For further information contact Riddims Marketing at 305-891-1242

Saturday, April 14, 2007, 9pm
Old Rivals Come Together As One United Dance
Clarendon College & Vere Technical Alumni Associations
The Polish-American Club
3861 Stirling Rd., Hollywood
Advance tickets: $15; Tickets at the door: $20
Proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund of both schools
Music by: C-Roy The Entertainer
For more information call: 786-262-3404 or 954-297-9976

Thursday, April 19, 2007, 6pm
Jamaica Awareness presents
PORT ROYAL RUNNINGS/More than Fish & Bammy
Historical Museum of South Florida
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
Featuring: Wyle Fyah Band, Tivoli Dancers, Malachi Smit,
Shiv Shakti Dancers, Susan Davis
For more information, call 305-891-2944 or visit www.jamaware.org

Friday, April 20, 2007, 7pm
Florida Association For Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the Americas
Reception Honoring 2007 Outstanding Volunteer Achievement Award Recipients
Special Message from Founder, Senator Bob Graham
Intercontinental West Hotel
2505 NW 87th Avenue, Miami
For more information, call 850-410-5998 or visit www.favaca.org

Saturday, April 21, 2007, 4pm
Dennis Ziadie Memorial Football Match : St. Georges vs Jamaica College
Silver Shores Park (southeast corner of Dykes and Pembroke Roads.)
15700 Pembroke Road, Miramar, FL 33029
For more information – http://www.jcobafl.org

Saturday, April 21, 2007, 8pm
Jamaica Awareness, Inc. & Sosyete Koukouy, Inc.
In association with New World School of the Arts Dance Division Present
Caribbean Dance Celebration 2007
April 21: North Miami Beach Performing Arts Center
17011 NE 19th Avenue, North Miami Beach
April 22: New World Dance Theatre
Admission: $20 – Balcony; $25 – Orchestra
25 N.E. 2nd Street, Downtown Miami (STUDENTS FREE)
Featuring Sosyete Koukouy (Haiti), CLICO Shiv Shakti (Trinidad & Tobago)
Tivoli Dance Troupe (Jamaica), and New World School of the Arts Dance Division
For more information: 305-405-2712 or visit www.jamaware.org

Friday, April 27, 7pm
Jamaica Awareness presents
The Inaugural Lecture, Distinguished Lecture Series
With the Most Honourable Edward P.G. Seaga, O.N., P.C.
“The Role of Culture in the Development of the Jamaican Psyche”
How we Define Ourselves
Hull Auditorium, Nova Southeastern University
3200 S. University Drive, Fort Lauderdale
Free Admission
For more information, call 305-405-2712, or visit www.jamaware.org

Saturday, April 28, 2007, 1pm
Caribbean-Americans For Community Involvement (CAFCI) and the Village of Royal Palm Beach
Cultural Diversity Day
Veterans Park, 1036 Royal Palm Beach Blvd, Royal Palm Beach
For more information contact: Elet Cyris 561-791-9087

Saturday, April 28, 2007, 10-4pm
The Caribbean Bar Association will host
A Citizenship and Voters Registration Drive
Holy Family Episcopal Church
18501 NW 7th Avenue in Miami Gardens
Volunteers are needed to assist the applicants in completing the application.
Available Shifts are : 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m., 12:00p.m.-2:00p.m. and 2: 00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Email Pamela Gordon at [email protected] to sign up and volunteer

Sunday, April 29, 2007, 7pm
Holy Family Church Golden Anniversary Banquet
Signature Grand, Davie, FL
Guest Speaker, The Hon. Shirley Gibson, Mayor, Miami Gardens, FL
MC,The Hon Winston Barnes, Commissioner, City of Miramar, FL
‘Catch God’s Vision – It’s Golden’
The Rev. Horace D. Ward, Rector
Admission: $100.
For more information: 305-652-6797 or visit www.holy-family-church.org

Saturday, May 5, 2007, 10am to 2pm
Jamaican Diaspora Mini-Conference
Working Groups Break-out Sessions
Inverrary Hotel, Lauderhill
CONNECT and INTERACT with others of similar areas of interests – Health,
Education, Culture/Arts, Civic Engagement, Business/Trade, Faith Based Initiatives AND MORE
For more sponsorship and attendee information, call 786-349-2584

Saturday, May 5, 2007
Greater Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce
Annual Charity Golf Tournament/Golf Classic & Awards Banquet
Palm Aire Country Club
2600 Palm-Aire Drive North, Pompano Beach
11:45AM – 1:00PM Check-in/ 1:15PM Shotgun Start

Sunday, May 6, 2007, 4:30 p.m.
Jamaica Nurses Association of Florida
Ecumenical Nurses Week Service
St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church
7801 NW 5th Street, Plantation
For Information – 305.510.7705

Sunday, May 6, 2007, 12 noon – 2pm
Union Institute & University
Luncheon in Honor of The Most Honorable PortiaSimpson-Miller
Prime Minister of Jamaica (Invitation Only)
Westin Diplomat & Resort & Spa, Room 307
3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL
Prime Minister Simpson Miller will deliver the Keynote Address at the
Annual Commencement Ceremony at 4pm
For more information, contact the Office of President Roger H. Sublett

Thursday, May 10, 2007, 6:30 p.m.,
D. J. McVIS, Inc. Honors Caribbean Teachers in South Florida
Admission: $30.00 per person
For more information: 954-940-2536 or visit www.djmcvis.org
Email: [email protected]

Saturday, May 12, 2007, 8:30pm
Jamaican Association of Miami-Dade Educators
13th Annual Awards Banquet and Dance
German American Social Club, 11919 SW 56St., Miami
Music will be provided by Cosmic Force.
Admission/Donation: $50
Proceeds will go towards Scholarship Fund
For more information: Call 305-238-0782

Saturday, May 19, 2007, 6pm
American Friends of Jamaica 3rd Annual South Florida Gala
The Peacock Ball
The Ritz Carlton, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove
Honoring: Tony Hart – Chairman, Hart Investments and Food for the Poor – International Relief Organization
Proceeds to benefit Jamaican Charities in education, Healthcare and Economic Development
For more information and tickets: 1-800-901-9770 or 212-626-6883 or visit: www.theafj.org

Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce (JAUSACC)
Jamaican Business Expo and Conference – May 23-25, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Welcome Dinner – Celebrating 60th Anniversary of JMA
Kareem’s Restaurant, 7529 West Oakland Park Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33319
Speaker: Mrs. Doreen Frankson, President, Jamaica Manufacturers Assn. (JMA);
Special Guests: Jamaican and Local Government Officials
For Registration and Information: 1.877.JAUSACC * 305.576.7888

Thursday, May 24, 2007, 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Opening Breakfast & Business Assistance Presentations: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Jamaican Business Expo and Business Matchmaker Meetings
(Including JMA’s Delegation of Business Exhibitors from Jamaica
and Overseas/Local Exhibitors. One-on-One Meetings will be arranged)
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Networking Reception on Expo Floor
Signature Grand
6900 State Road 84 – Davie, Florida
Booth, Advertising, Sponsorship Available
For Registration and Information: 1.877.JAUSACC * 305.576.7888
Breakfast Keynote Speaker:
Hon Phillip Paul – Government of Jamaica
Minister of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce

Friday, May 25, 2007, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2nd Annual Recognition & Installation Luncheon
Featuring: The Jamaican Milestone Awards
Luncheon Keynote Speaker:
G. Raymond Chang (Hon. Doc.)
Chairman, CI Financials – Canada
Chancellor, Ryerson University – Canada
Master of Ceremonies: Mrs. Marie Garth-Sharpe
Signature Grand
6900 State Road 84 – Davie, Florida
For Registration and Information: 1.877.JAUSACC – 305.576.7888

Saturday, May 26, 2007, 6:30pm
St. George’s College Old Boys Association of Florida
2007 Annual Dinner Dance
Signature Grand Ballroom, 6900 SR 84, Davie
Contribution: $75 per person
Special Guest:
Mrs. Margaret Campbell – Principal
Music by: Fab 5
For more information: Dennis Barnett 954-347-1092 or Wayne Evans 954-205-1634

Saturday, May 26, 2007, 8pm
Camperdown High School Past Students Assn., FL Chapter
6th Annual Fundraising Dinner Dance Reunion
Sheraton Suites Hotel, Fort Lauderdale
1825 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, FL
Music by Mark Swaby
Donation: $70
Additional Events
Friday, May 25, 8pm
Old School Fete
Sheraton Suites Hotel
Sunday, May 27, 12 noon
Snyder Park, Pavillion 5
3299 SW 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
Admission: $15.00
For more information, call 954-802-6590 or visit www.camperdownfl.org

If your organization is hosting a public event, please forward confirmed details to CONNECT with the community at large.

Marlon A. Hill, Esq.
Advisory Board Member
Jamaican Diaspora Southern United States
786-349-2584; 876-621-0102 (Jamaica) Facsimile: 786-551-0785
[email protected]

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Alan Alberga/Jason Walker (GA) * Wayne Golding (North/Central FL)
Junior Farquharson (Palm Beaches/Treasure Coast, FL)
Dale Holness (Broward County)
Jennifer Hue/Salomie Chung (Miami-Dade County)

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