South Florida Committee sets an example.
Well we have to say "BIG UP" to the South Florida team. They have formed a very organized and excited committee.
They are on their way to very successful fundraising efforts, and may have the most people represented at the reunion in Thibaud.
How they did it:
Word went out that there was going to be a reunion in Thibaud, they quickly contacted each other to confirm and indeed
it is a fact. Everyone was excited and asking how can they help make the reunion a success.
They immediately assigned a committee leader, Mr. John Bruney who was in dialogue with Trevor Victor the team leader
for the abroad communities. A few weeks later, one of the elders in the community offered her home to host the official first
meeting. Unfortunately, the timing was wrong, Easter Sunday, and the turn out was not as great, so they immediately rescheduled for
the next Sunday, same time and place. The numbers trippled, and there were over 30 people in attendance.
With the leadership of the Committee's leader, they then got down to business and assigned various committee positions:
John Bruney, President
Cecelia Ettiene, Vice president
Nathanie George Francois, Treasurer
Tessa Paul, Secretary
Michael Massicot, Public Relations Officer
They have the support of the entire Thibaud / South Florida community, who has already signed on to host and organize
the Children's Christmas party.
According to committee members, "As a group, the Miami Committee has decided to take on the children's Christmas party.
We intend to leave no stones unturned and pull all the stops to make this party all about the kids. Most of us have children
and they have all showed interest in assisting in making the party fun for the children"
Mr. Bruney the team's leader has also sent a barrel with clothing items and is schedule to send another barrel to assist
with more fundraising efforts in Thibaud.
The Florida team is now in the process of organizing a huge barbeque on Memorial Day weekend to raise funds for various
reunion projects. According to Michael Massicot, publicity personel, "we are targeting all Dominicans living in South
Florida to come and support us. This is not just going to be a Thibaud barbeque, but it is open to all friends of Thibaud
and people of Thibaud heritage alike, and we have quite a few Dominicans and even non Dominicans here who are willing
to support us."
We will keep you posted on the results of this massive fundraiser and many more to come.
We encourage all the communities to get together and start organizing, fundraising and planning. If there are any
resources you need, do not hesitate to contact the team leader for the overseas committee, Mr Trevor Victor at firstname.lastname@example.org