November 6 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, November 6.
Juan Riera: The Land Boom of 1920
Dr. Juan L. Riera will be the MP/NOD speaker for November 6 meeting.
Juan is a native of Miami. He earned a B.A. from the University of Florida, an M.A. from Florida International University, and his doctorate in colonial Latin American history, archaeology, and museum studies from Texas Tech. His areas of study are history, archaeology, and museum studies. He specializes in colonial Latin American history with an emphasis on Florida and on maritime history of the Spanish empire during the age of sail.
Dr. Riera has six years teaching experience at universities such as Texas Tech University and Wayland Baptist University; eight years of museum work at Mystic Seaport and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida.
He has participated in archaeological digs in Florida and Texas and has conducted research in numerous libraries and archives including the national archives in Seville, Spain. Dr. Riera currently works at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, teaches at the University of Miami, and lectures at Nova Southeastern University.
He is a guest lecturer at the FAU Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter for Winter 2012 on Maritime History.
To: All Members of Miami Pioneers And Natives of Dade
From: Jim Hartnett, New President
I want to inspire all our members to work together with me in the coming year to help make our club vibrant and more lively.
My Job will be to line up as many good and interesting speakers for you as a reward for your attendance.
How many members do we need? The answer is "Standing Room Only." (of course all will have a seat).
See you at each meeting!!
Future of MP/NOD
I am recruiting all of you to recruit your adult children, relatives and friends to become members. To help recruiting the executive officers have already initiated an interactive online effort to reach out to all the "younger than us" people with our new Facebook page.
Let's tell them about our club, our mission, our passion for local history and invite them to join.
If we're successful, we can pass to future generations our heritage, our history and our love for South Florida through the understanding of our past — and the people who forged this community from a pioneer wilderness.
We will need YOU to attend as many of our meetings as possible to be a supporting audience for our future speakers. The bigger attendance will make future speakers "beg" us to be on our speaker programs. Many of you know or have heard of speakers of interest; if so let me know and I will follow to enhance our programs.
We have contracted with the Church to set up the room for our meetings. Our members are responsible for replacing the chairs, tables and clean up. All those that are able can help. We need: (a) 2 members for the sign in table (b) need 2 or 3 members to set up the beverage table and "sweets" table for the after meeting social. Each 2 months those volunteers will fill in.