Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade
Miami Pioneers & Natives Of Dade -

Next Meeting
December 4
at 2:30pm

Central Christian Church
222 Menores Ave, Coral Gables 33134

Enter the door at the south side of the building on Mendoza Ave. Parking in west lot is also available if you enter from Menores Ave. Street parking is also free on Sunday.

Please bring $1 donation to cover the cost of the room. We very much appreciate those who can provide refreshments such as cookies, crackers, brownies, etc.

We welcome one and all to join us for our monthly historical programs and special events.

We usually meet on the first Sunday of each month except for July and August, or on holiday weekends.

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2016-17 Officers

our president is Jim Hartnett

past president, Caesar Philips
treasurer, Marlene B. Carlin
sergeant at arms, Gerda Marchese
parliamentarian, Linda Hertz

December 4 Sunday Meeting

The next meeting of the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade will take place at the usual location at 2:30pm on Sunday, December 4.

History of Camillus House
with VP of Development Andria Hanley

Did you know? Camillus House was founded in 1960 to help Cuban exiles arriving in Miami. Their goal is to end homelessness in Miami. They currently serve more than 350,000 meals per year in the community.

Andria Hanley oversees the fundraising efforts including private/foundation grant development and management, corporate gifts, major gifts programs and planned giving for Camillus House. Camillus House helps persons who are poor and homeless in Miami Dade County by providing a full range of services to end the cycle of homelessness.

Prior to joining Camillus, Hanley served as Executive Director at the Coral Gables Community Foundation where she oversaw all foundation operations including development, events and community outreach.
Hanley is actively involved in the community as a member the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Board. She has also served on the Coral Gables Community Foundation Board, the City of Coral Gables School and Community Relations Committee as Vice Chair, and the Educational Excellence School Advisory Committee for Coral Gables Senior High. She is a past president of the Junior League of Miami and a past board member of Beaux Arts.

Hanley received a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration from Russell Sage College. She also earned a Master of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Miami.

Thank you Seth Bramson
Our scheduled speaker last month, Dr. Juan Riera was unable to fulfill his commitment at the last moment, but we were pleased that Professor Seth Bramson was able to fill in with a fine program on the history of Aventura. As a consequence, Dr. Riera is scheduled to be our speaker again at the December meeting. Seth told of the trials and tribulations of working with the city of Aventura to produce the book of Aventura history.

Save The Date: January 8
On the second Sunday in January we'll meet again to enjoy a wonderful program.

Dues Are Due
Now is the time to renew your dues. Please bring your annual $20 dues to the meeting, or mail your check made to MP/NOD to our Treasurer: Marlene B. Carlin, 14900 SW 71 Ave, Miami, FL 33158. Lifetime members are welcome to make a donation to help cover our increasing expenses.

Bring Friends and Family
Our president, Jim Hartnett, is calling on all members to invite family and friends to the monthly meetings to share our enthusiasm and love for local history, and to enjoy our wonderful speakers that make historic presentations.

Welcome New Members
Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade are pleased to welcome new members.

We are reminded to invite friends who enjoy and appreciate local history to become MP/NOD members.

Thank You Members
Thank you to all members who bring refreshments which make our social so enjoyable.

And, thanks to everyone who makes a generous donation to the "Money Jar" which goes to paying for the room. We recently increased our donation to the church to $125 per meeting.

Newsletter: Snail Mail or Email?
The cost of printing, stuffing and mailing our monthly newsletter is significant -- our largest annual expense. If you'd prefer to receive your monthly MPNOD newsletter via email, and save your club the cost of printing and postage, please let us know.

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