On September 15th, the Doral Business Council’s International Committee kicked off its International Wine Series attracting business owners and professionals who enjoyed tapas, Spanish wines and Sangria at La Taberna de San Roman located at 7800 NW 25 Street, Doral, FL. Guests made meaningful connections while discussing global business issues befitting the committee’s mission of providing members with a resource to identify and examine the range of global business issues and opportunities of interest to the community and advocating for DBC members by working with local, state, federal and international economic development agencies to identify and seek solutions to global business issues that impact its Members. This Committee also seeks to provide learning opportunities for DBC members while providing networking opportunities for its members with the multinational businesses, local international organizations, trade representatives, and bi national chambers that work in our community.
For information on the next event, please contact the Doral Business Council at 305-470-9597.
In other news, on September 17th The Orange Bowl Committee launched a new Girls Golf Program in conjunction with the First Tee Foundation that filled a void in the many youth programs that the Orange Bowl supports in our community. Despite the driving rain that afternoon, hundreds gathered at Mel Reese Golf Course to celebrate with dozens of young female golfers who will be taking advantage of this opportunity to take part in a program that teaches golf while also stressing academics with tutoring help several days a week. As the third female president of the Orange Bowl in its 81 year history, Lee Stapleton, a litigating partner with Baker McKenzie, saw the need for additional youth programs focused on girls and wanted to do something about it. Addressing the crowd, she noted that one third of all college golf scholarships for women go unused which made this program a great option.
Speaking of the Orange Bowl Committee, the Orange Bowl Foundation recently donated $50,000 to the Junior Orange Bowl Committee to support that organization’s numerous athletic and cultural events for the upcoming year and were recognized at a kick off on September 15th at the Coral Gables Country Club by 2015-16 JOBC President Kathleen Slesnick Kauffman.
The Adrienne Arsht Center celebrated the start of the South Florida arts season on September 12th with ArtsLaunch2015, a fun filled day of activities for the community presented by American Airlines. While ArtsTalk2025 provided insight into the future of the Miami arts community, other activities ranged from to a mini comic book convention, sampling from the Center’s on site restaurant, a mini Comic Book Convention to film screenings. Best of all, it was free to the public. John Richard, president and CEO of the Arsht Center, believed this event was a way to embrace and celebrate diversity and bring local arts and patrons together to begin The Adrienne Arsht Center’s10th Anniversary.
Finally, Doral’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church is a few months away from the dedication of their incredible new church. Look for thousands to visit and participant in this event on December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In preparation for the big event, a ministry fair was held after each mass recently to recruit the additional volunteers that will be needed once the congregation has beautiful new facilities.
Until next time, keep making each day count.
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