Week of February 18, 2014      
STAY CONNECTED! See What's Going On In the Glades This Week

 Tuesday,       February 18,  2014   4:00 p.m. -  5:00  p.m.  Palm Beach State College Host District Board of Trustee, Dolly Hand
 Tuesday,       February 18,  2014   5:30 p.m. -  7:00  p.m.  Where 2 Turn 2: " The Affordable Care Act", Pahokee    
 Tuesday,       February 18,  2014   7:00 p.m. -  8:00  p.m.  Triple P Parenting Seminar, St. John Missionary First Baptist Church    
 Wednesday,  February 19,  2014   5:30 p.m. -  6:30  p.m.  Strong Starts Dialogue Session, Bridges at Belle Glade
 Thursday,      February 20,  2014   5:30 p.m. -  6:30  p.m.  Bridges Orientation, Bridges at Belle Glade
 Friday,           February 21,  2014  9:30 a.m. -  11:30 a.m.  Glades Cooking Matter Nutrition Education~ Volunteer Orientation, ARC of The Glades  
 Friday,           February 21,  2014  6:30 p.m. -  10:00  p.m. City of Pahokee Fashion Show, Pahokee Parks and Recreation
 Saturday,       February 22,  2014  7:00 a.m. - 10:00  p.m.  St. John First Missionary Baptist Church Trip to Holy Land Experience, Orlando
 Saturday,       February 22,  2014  9:00 a.m. - 12:00  p.m.  Catholic Charities Interfaith Health and Wellness Program Health Fair, Pahokee
 Saturday,       February 22,  2014  2:00 p.m. -  3:00  p.m.   Meet the Author: Virginia Lynn Moylan, Belle Glade Library  





Glades Cooking Matters Nutrition Education ~ Volunteer Instructor Orientation Feb. 21


 The Glades Initiative, Inc. is implementing the Cooking Matters Nutrition Education program throughout the Glades. This is a 6 week cooking class th at teaches low-income families how to prepare healthy meals on a low budget, helping them improve the way they shop, cook, and eat. The program empowers families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals. The class is offered in both English and Spanish to adults, families (parents with children), teens, and children.


     Volunteer Instructors are needed to fill the following roles:

  • Culinary Instructors - experience in culinary arts preferred, but not required.
  • Nutrition Instructors - experience in nutrition preferred, but not required.
  • Class Assistants - to assist with class preparation, organizational skills required.

Volunteer time commitment for each course is two to three hours per week for six weeks. Volunteer orientation is provided by The Glades Initiative, along with Instructor and class participant materials.  We have the following Volunteer Instructor Orientations scheduled:


WHEN: Friday,  February 21, 2014 from 9:30 to 11:30

WHERE: The Arc of the Glades, Belle Glade  Map of Arc of the Glades


WHEN:  Monday, February 24, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:30

WHERE: The Glades Initiative,  Inc. 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade


If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Carol Rodriguez by 2/19 via email or phone (561) 996-3310.


View link for Volunteer Form: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.10.14/VolunteerApplication.pdf



Palm Beach State College Belle Glade Campus Hosting District Board of Trustees


The meeting is open to the public. During this time, members of the community will be able to hear updates and ask questions of our Board of Trustees Members as well as Dr. Gallon. We want to extend an invitation to all members of the Glades communities to attend.


WHEN: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Theater Lobby


If you have any questions or need further information please do not hesitate to contact Heather Love at 561-993-1126   561-993-1126 




Triple P Parenting Seminar: See the Power of Positive Parenting in Action!


Do you want to... Encourage behavior you like? Help your children succeed in school? Teach your children to express their feelings in an appropriate way? Then please join us for one or more in our series of Triple P Seminars. Triple P offers simple strategies you can use TODAY to strengthen your relationships with your children and create a more peaceful home. Seminars are offered free of charge!


 WHEN: Tuesday's February 18, 2014; February 25, 2014 7:00 PM


WHERE: St. John First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade


To Register Contact: Sarah Spencer: 561 996-5056 or Edith Tucker: 561 992-4263 or 561 601-0947


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.10.14/TriplePSeminarSeries.pdf




City of Pahokee Youth Intramural  Fashion Show


The city needs you to come and show the City of Pahokee just how talented you are!! Come sign up to be a model and/or perform in the 2014 City of Pahokee Fashion Show. December 1-31, 2013 for entry form and more information visit the City of Pahokee Parks and Recreation Department or (561) 924-2972


WHEN: Friday, February 21, 2014 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. 


WHERE: Parks and Recreation Gymnasium, 360 E Main Street, Pahokee


View link for more details on both events: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.25.13/FashionShowAndBasketball.pdf 




Join St. John First Missionary Baptist Church Trip to The Holy Land Experience


St. John 1st Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a chartered bus to the Holy Land. From the moment you pass through the gates of our walled city, you will be immersed in ancient Jerusalem. The structures and exhibits characterize the style, architecture, and settings that existed in the Holy Land 2000 years ago. The Garden Tomb, Qumran Dead Sea Caves, Great Temple and Plaza, Jerusalem Model, and Wilderness Tabernacle are all intricately detailed, both inside and out, to provide you with a clearer understanding of their biblical significance.


WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2014 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


WHERE: Orlando


For more information contact Kevin Wright or Stephanie Harper: (561) 261-0717 


View link for more details and payment plans: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/12.30.13/HolyLandExperiance.pdf 




Catholic Charities Interfaith Health and Wellness Program Health Fair Event


Catholic Charities St. Mary's Center will be having a Free Health Fair Event. Blood pressure check, height, weight, BMI tests, car &bicycle safety, games & raffle prizes, and much more


WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  


WHERE: Catholic Charities St. Mary's Center, 1200 East Main Street, Pahokee


For more information contact Catholic Charities: (561) 924-5677


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.27.14/StMarysHealthFair.pdf 


View link for Vendor form: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.27.14/ExhibitorForm.pdf



Meet the Author: Virginia Lynn Moylan


This local author and recipient of the Florida Book Award Silver Medal for Nonfiction will discuss her award-winning book "Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade." (60 min.) 


WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2014 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.


WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4 Street, Belle Glade, FL  


For more information and to register contact Missi L. Luikart: (561) 996-3453 or Luikartm@pbclibrary.org




Bridges at Belle Glade


Strong Starts Dialogue Sessions


Come join BRIDGES at Belle Glade in a "Mommy Te" (Tea) parenting support dialogue. Parents can expect to meet and engage with others while addressing issues unique to parents. The sessions provide opportunities for parents to comment and ask questions. This month Families First will discuss Safe Driving and Strong Starts (Community) Dialogue Session will focus on "Healthy Births".(Child Watch Available)


WHEN: Wednesdays - February 19th, 26th, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:  BRIDGES at Belle Glade, 816 West Canal Street South Belle Glade, Florida  



BRIDGES Orientation


Did you know that BRIDGES can help with...just about EVERYTHING? BRIDGES along with our community partners offer a wide array of services to families. Join us to learn exactly how those services can best meet your needs. Child Watch Available


WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:  BRIDGES at Belle Glade, 816 West Canal Street South Belle Glade, Florida  


View link for more information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.18.14/BridgesBelleGlade.pdf




Bridges at Pahokee


Where 2 Turn 2 -"The Affordable Care Act"


Obama Care? The City of Pahokee will host an Affordable Health Care Community Workshop facilitated by our partners at the Legal Aid Society. This event is designed to help community residents gain a better understanding of the Act, and will feature 2 of our local certified federal healthcare navigators who will be on hand to answer questions and to help get you enrolled. Reserve you space now to get the support and most up-to-date resource information! Register today by contacting us at (561) 899-1650. This workshop is free and open to the public.


WHEN:  Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Pahokee Recreational Complex, 360 E. Main Street Pahokee



Strong Start for Children - Healthy Births "Ready for Action"


Ready for Action!!! - Healthy Births? Is this a problem in our community? Residents, community leaders, business owners and parents will join together for 6 weeks to create an action plan for increasing healthy births in our community. Improving the number of children who are born healthy and full term will take all of us. Come share your time, talents and leadership skills with BRIDGES to help us move this effort from Conversation to Action. Be a part of the change by calling us at 924-9224 to get started.


WHEN: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: BRIDGES at Pahokee - 170 S. Barfield Hwy. #102, Pahokee  


View link for more information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.18.14/BridgesPahokee.pdf



"Night of Elegance" A Black & White Affair


Your invited to attend our first annual  "Night of Elegance," A Black & White Affair." Join us for a night of entertainment, great food, door prizes, and more. 
WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Greater St. Paul C.O. G. I. C. 915 W. Ave A, Belle Glade 
For more information and to purchase tickets contact Sis. Brissett: 561-983-1549 or 561-983-1501


Job Opportunities 


The Sun: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.18.14/TheSun.pdf

The Sun 2: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.18.14/TheSun2.pdf 

Health Care District: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.18.14/HealthCareDistrict.pdf 

Indeed:  http://www.indeed.com/jobs?l=33430



The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's Advisory Board Meeting 


The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's (CAA) mission is to remove barriers and create opportunities for low income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient.


WHEN: Tuesday February 18, 2014  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


WHERE: Palm Beach County Community Action, 810 Datura Street West Palm Beach


For more information, please contact James Green at jgreen1@pbcgov.org or (561) 313-1146.



League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County: Forum Club Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader U.S. House of Representatives   


Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, will address the Forum Club Feb. 19.  The program will be an armchair discussion with the former Speaker of the House conducted by WPTV's NewsChannel 5 anchor Michael Williams. Pelosi has lead the House Democrats for a decade and has represented San Francisco, California's 12th District for 26 years.  In October, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the American Women's rights movement. If you want to see Nancy Pelosi on Feb. 19 and have not as yet mailed your check, please do so ASAP.  Make your check payable to Pam Hall in the amount of $45. 


WHEN: Wednesday, February 19, 2014


WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach


View link for more details and how to register: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.03.14/NancyPelosi.pdf



Brown Bag Lunch Event - Sea Level Rise, A Present Day Challenge 


This event is free. Bring your lunch and discuss the issues with our panel: Problem. Sea Level Rise, along with high tides, extreme weather and storm surge, are causing flooding in our coastal and inland communities.Solutions. Learn about recommended plans and policies to protect our properties, infrastructure and environment. Action. Join the discussion on actions you can take to reduce adverse effects in your neighborhood and add your ideas to move our cities, counties and state into action.

 WHEN: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


WHERE:  Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 North Ocean Boulevard, Boca Raton


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.27.14/BrownBagLunch.pdf



Color Vibe 5k & Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County


Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County would like to invite you to the most awesome 5K run ever! The Color Vibes fun run will have you and your friends going crazy with color in the most exciting color filled day of your lives!  At the Color Vibe, YOU are our color canvas, and when you're finished with this 5k run you'll be an exciting and vivid masterpiece. So tag your friends and hook everybody up with the coolest color blast 5K run to hit West Palm Beach. This is one amazing run you won't want to miss! Register for the color craziness today before it is sold out.


Register at: www.thecolorvibe.com/westpalmbeach.php


WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2014


WHERE: South Florida Fair Grounds 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach


Contact for more information:  bdiaz@habitatpbc.org or  www.thecolorvibe.com/westpalmbeach.php



Spring into Fitness Free Health Fair


Come one! Come All! To support the True Fast Outreach Ministries as we encourage our families in the community to eat healthy and stay fit for the upcoming new year!  Hope to see you there!  Zumba, Free Food, Drinks, Fun, Games, & Raffles.  HIV, Syphilis, & Hepatitis Testing, Health Screenings, and Special Guest Speakers on Health and Fitness


WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2014 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m


WHERE:  638 6th Street, West Palm Beach


SPONSORS:     Genesis Community Health; Palm Beach Physical Medicine; Affordable Health Care Enrollment; West Palm Beach Fire/Police Department; Comprehensive AIDS Program / Safety Kids; Special Guests: Lounge Ministries of Encouragement



Caridad Center "Diabetes Self Management" Program 


Caridad Center presents "Diabetes Self Management" Program. Six free workshops where you are going to be learning about: becoming self manager, understanding common symptoms, managing your medicines, eating well, and many more. Free refreshments and raffle.


WHEN: Saturdays, February 15- March 29, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


WHERE: Florida Blue Center, 1501 North Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426


For more information contact Luz Smith: (561) 853-1633 or (561) 737-6336 ext. 109


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.18.14/DiabetesSelfManagement.pdf  



FREE Grant Writing 101 Course 


Everyone is a Grant Writer.  This course has been developed for individuals who are responsible for seeking funding from local, region, state, and national funders but may be overwhelmed with the process. Learn grant writing as an applicant and as a reviewer. Identifying funding sources, recognizing the power of Partnership, Learning the Grant Writing Lingo, and more. FREE for Non Profits, Students, and Teachers. RSVP by Monday February 24, 2014.


WHEN: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


WHERE: Pine Job Environment Education Center, 6301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach


For more information and to RSVP contact Anne Henderson: (561) 686-6600 or  Ahender8@fau.edu 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.18.14/GrantWritingCourse.pdf



Ending Modern-Day Slavery in South Florida 


Did you know that the person serving you at your local country club or nail salon might be a victim of slavery or that an estimated one out of three children who run away is sold for sex within 48 hours of leaving home? Shamefully, Florida is a leader in this multi-billion-dollar global industry. Come and learn more - and about what you can do to help end this outrage.

WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.


WHERE: Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.18.14/EndingModernDaySlavery.pdf 

Monday Morning Updates ~ February 18, 2014

Previous Postings

Need Help Filing Your Tax Return? 


Bridges of Belle Glade Prosperity Center will help you file for your taxes for FREE and confidential.  


WHEN: Tuesday's and Thursday's 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 816 W. Canal St. S. Belle Glade 



SCORE: QuickBooks 101 - A Comprehensive Introduction and Much, Much More


This introduction to QuickBooks workshop is designed to teach you the basics of QuickBooks for use in running your business.  The workshop is much more than just a cursory overview and will help you to understand: QuickBooks capabilities, Versions of QuickBooks that are available, Chart of Account, and much more. This workshop replaces a prior SCORE program, "Lessons in Using QuickBooks:  Practical Answers to Real Questions".


WHEN: Thursday, February 27, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


WHERE: Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce, 540 S. Main Street, Belle Glade


For more information contact Bob Bloom: (561) 833-1672 or  bob.palmbeachscore@gmail.com


View link for more details and how to register: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.10.14/SCORE.pdf  

Tobacco Cessation Facilitator Training 


If you are a healthcare professional from any field and have a desire to help people break their addiction to nicotine, this free training is an excellent opportunity for you. We are looking for dedicated individuals to operate as independent contractors in Western Palm Beach County as tobacco cessation facilitators. Complimentary lunch will be served. Limited Space Available (registration required). RSVP by Friday, February 28, 2014
WHEN: Thursday, March 6, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade


For more information and to submit registration form contact George VanWie: gvanwie@eahec.org or (877) 819-2357



SCORE: A New Business FREE Workshop 
It takes much more than a good idea and a desire to be your own boss to launch a successful business. This FREE workshop will talk about what's required to start a new business, outline the work that will be required, compare being an entrepreneur with working for others, and discuss some of the myths and rewards involved. It will help you decide if starting your own business is the right thing for you to do. 


WHEN: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


WHERE: Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce, 540 South Main Street, Belle Glade 


For more information contact Bob Bloom: (561) 833-1672 or   bob.palmbeachscore@gmail.com


Job Opportunities


The Sun: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.10.14/TheSun.pdf

The Sun 2: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.10.14/TheSun2.pdf

Health Care District: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.10.14/HCD.pdf

Community Partners: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.10.14/CommunityPartners.pdf

CROS Ministries~ Caring Kitchen Assistant Program Director: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.10.14/CKAsstDirector.pdf



Scholarship Opportunity: 2014 College Scholarship Program offered through Property Appraiser's Office


Property Appraiser Gary R. Nikolits, CFA, is happy to announce that the Property Appraiser's Office is now accepting applications for its 2014 College Scholarship program.The Property Appraiser's Office presents $1,000 scholarships each year to five college bound students. Since 1993, the Property Ap­praiser's Office has awarded $114,000 in college scholarships.Interested students may download the application from the Property Appraiser's website: pbcgov.com/PAPA. The deadline to submit the 2014 application is March 31, 2014. An Employee Scholarship Committee selects the five winners. The scholarships are awarded in May. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be a resident of Palm Beach County and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The college or junior college they plan to attend must be accredited. 


Funds are raised through volunteer employee donations from participants in Friday Casual Dress Day.  

View link for scholarship application: http://pbcgov.com/papa/pdf/Scholarship-Application.pdf

For more information, call 561-355-3230.




City of Pahokee: Request for Proposals


Sealed proposals for PURCHASE/DEVELOP SURPLUS CITY PROPERTY will be received by the City of Pahokee at the City Clerk's Office, 207 Begonia Drive, Pahokee on March 3, 2014 at noon. At that time all bids will be publicly opened and read a loud. Contact Anika Sinclair, City Clerk, at e-mail address asinclair@cityofpahokee.com or obtain a copy of the RFP at www.cityofpahokee.com. The City of Pahokee encourages qualified contractors and vendors to participate in the bidding of this project.The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any technicalities or irregularities therein. 


Sealed bids for REAL ESTATE PROPERTY will be received by the City of Pahokee at the City Clerk's Office, 207 Begonia Drive, Pahokee on March 3, 2014 at 2 P.M. At that time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Contact Anika Sinclair, City Clerk, at e-mail address asinclair@cityofpahokee.com or obtain a copy of the RFP at www.cityofpahokee.com. The City of Pahokee encourages qualified contractors and vendors to participate in the bidding of this project. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any technicalities or irregularities therein. 



Gove Elementary School's Career Day Is Coming


Gove Elementary School's annual Career Week is on the horizon. We hope that  you will volunteer to share your professional experiences with our students to  make this week truly rewarding. We are looking for community members to volunteer to speak about their profession at Gove. You will be asked to give a short 20 minute presentation about your job, education, training, and how you made the transition from school to your current occupation. You will be giving the same presentation approximately three times to three different groups of students. We are also looking for volunteers to share their work vehicle with the students.


WHEN: Tuesday, May 13, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


WHERE: Gove Elementary, 900 SE Avenue G, Belle Glade


For more information contact Michelle Riker: Michelle.Riker@palmbeachschools.org (561) 993-8726




4th Annual International Women's History Month Celebration Dinner Dance Fundraiser 


The Haitian-American Solidarity Center (HASC) actively supports, celebrates and honors women of all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds who devote their, talents, time and energy for the advancement of humanity; women who make meaningful contributions in society through their leadership and noble acts. 


This year, 5 women will receive Awards for their achievements and contributions to society. Feel free to nominate women you feel should be awarded this year and forward this e-mail to organizations, churches, educational institutions, city, state, county agencies, etc...  A night of Elegance! Great Gourmet Food! Great Fun! Cocktail Hour 5-6 p.m. Artistic Presentations, served hors d'oeuvres, a dinner of your choice, deserts... Dancing until midnight 5 women will be honored for their contributions to humanity...and ......much....much... more    Please remember the deadline for HASC to receive all nominations is February 23, 2014 by 5 p.m. 


WHEN: Sunday, March 23, 2014 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


WHERE: St. John Fisher Parish Hall, 4001 North Shore Dr., West Palm Beach
For more information and how to purchase tickets contact: (561) 502-8968 or (561) 308-5349 




2014 Trafficking In America Conference: Restoring Humanity from Modern Day Slavery 


For 10 years we have worked to educate America about the issues surrounding human trafficking.  As Trafficking In America Task Force works to prepare for the 2014 National Trafficking In America Conference we are mindful of all that has been accomplished since we first began our work in 2004. We have seen a tremendous rise in a desire for education and moved from experiencing doors closed in our faces to invitations to present more education. The fruit is now being seen for the many years of persistence and we attribute some of this to the Annual Trafficking In America Conferences. The theme of the 2014 Trafficking In America Conference is Restoring Humanity From Modern Day Slavery.


WHEN:  Wednesday July 16, 2014 9:00 a.m. or Friday July 18, 2014  6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hilton Palm Beach Airport, 150 Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach

Monday Morning Updates- February 10, 2014


Nonprofits First Education Pathway Series 



ACTION ALERT: Help Secure Health Care Access for All of Florida's Children, Show Your Support For House Bill 7




25th Silver Anniversary of the Annual Eva W. Mack Sickle Cell Luncheon


25th Silver Anniversary of the Annual Eva W. Mack Sickle Cell Luncheon This year's theme is, "Sickle Cell Disease/Trait Affects the Individual, the Family and the Community."  This year's luncheon will include the talents of local emerging musical artists and heartwarming stories and testimonials from our clients.  These luncheon features help "lighten the load" while educating guests about Sickle Cell Disease.  We are pleased to have as honorary chairs:  Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Mrs. Mary Montgomery, Grampy's Charities, Attorney and Mrs. F. Malcolm Cunningham, Mr. Lawrence Gordon and Attorney Salesia Smith-Gordon, and the Honorable Judge Edward Rodgers.

WHEN: Saturday, March 1, 2014  


WHERE: Palm Beach Airport Hilton,150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.27.14/2014SickleCellLuncheon.pdf




Swank Table Farm Style Event- You Can Bank On It!


Palm Beach County Food Bank is the beneficiary of the SWANK TABLE al fresco luncheon. Hosted at SWANK Farm, this exclusive luncheon invites renowned chefs to create farm-to-table style dishes in a rustic setting.


WHEN: Sunday, March 9, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


WHERE: SWANK Farm, 14311 N Rd, Loxahatchee


For more information and to RSVP visit: www.swankspecialtyproduce.com



2014 African-American Achievers Awards


Five extraordinary individuals will be recognized at the 22nd annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony. Presented by JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus, more than 1,000 guests are expected to attend the event at the Broward County Convention Center. Established in 1992 by the late Jim Moran, automotive legend and founder of JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus, the African-American Achievers awards continues his vision to recognize those who unselfishly invest their time and talents toward building a stronger South Florida community.


WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, 2013 6:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


WHERE: Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale


View link for more information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.04.13/2014AfricanAmericanAchieversAwards.pdf 



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