New Neighbors Club of South Dade will present Becky Roper Matkov, CEO of Dade Heritage Trust, as the featured speaker on Mar. 13.
Dade Heritage Trust (DHT) is a nonprofit membership organization committed to advocating on behalf of Dade’s historic properties and for sustainable community revitalization solutions on a local, state and national level. Matkov will talk to the group about the Dade Heritage Days, an eightweek- long celebration of Miami’s cultural and environmental heritage with more than l00 different events that the trust has sponsored for the last 27 years.
Matkov is the founding editor of Preservation Today magazine, the coauthor of Florida’s Historic Restaurants and the editor of the book Miami’s Historic Neighborhoods. For 10 years she was a consultant for the Elizabeth Ordway Dunn Foundation, working on national and statewide environmental issues. She currently is a member of the International Women’s Forum and serves on the boards of the Stiltsville Trust, the Prologue Society and the Art in Public Places Trust.
The monthly luncheon takes place at the Coral Gables Country Club, 997 N. Greenway Dr. in Coral Gables. Social time begins at 11 a.m., followed by the luncheon and program. Cost of this event is $25 and reservations are required. Deadline for reservations is 6 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 7. Contact Rita Casagrande at 305-595-0213 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your reservation.