Well, at roll call these islands were represented:
Antigua, Dominica, St. Thomas, Monserrat, Jamaica and Dominican Republic!
With that much Caribbean in the place, it had to be a good time!!!
And here's the info we don't want you to leave home without:
Who We Are:
The Caribbean Diaspora
* An estimated 4OO,OOO Caribbean nationals live in South Florida.
*Nearly one third of Miami-Dade County’s Black population is Caribbean immigrants.
*Haitians make up the second-largest ethnic group in Miami-Dade County.
**South Dade is #15 of the U.S. communities with the most residents born in Jamaica.
-Florida accounts for about two-thirds of the nation's Bahamians (#1 nationally)
-Florida is 2nd in raw number of people from the two-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago.
Where We’re Going
The Vision: To develop the proCaribbean experience in south Miami-Dade County
Build interaction through organized social/cultural events
Strengthen educational achievement by providing scholarships for children of Caribbean ancestry
Increase resilience of the island nations by providing economic assistance in response to crises/natural disasters
How We Get There:
Short Term Plan
*December, January and February, 2012: Monthly gatherings to build relationships and develop bylaws
*March, 2013: Begin the incorporation process - Elect a Board of Directors (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer) and Register with the State (Articles of Incorporation, EIN Filing, Business License, Bank Account).
Where Do You Fit?
Join the Event Planning Team
Join the SDCDA Development Team
Consider Becoming a Board Member
Spread the Word
Attend the Monthly Events
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If you're ready to be part of something great from the ground floor up, stay posted and prepare for the January event. Details will be coming out soon.
Until then, have a Merry CHRISTmas and a super New Year!