Asian American Advisory Board 

From encouraging other Asian Americans to vote within Miami-Dade County, to celebrating the 93rd Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Turkey; AAAB has been all over community advocating for the betterment of our county. 

Community Relation Board 

Yesterday, November 8, 2016, incoming CRB Program Director Shirley Plantin, presented during the 'Monthly Grand Rounds' for the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial - Holtz Children Hospital on the topic of Youth Violence and it's Health Implications.
Military Affairs Board 

The USAF Thunderbirds over took the skies of Homestead this past weekend during the 2016 Wings Over Homestead Air Show hosted by MAB.

The History of Veterans Day, and why is always celebrated 11/11, instead of on a Monday

World War I - known at the time as "The Great War" - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 1 1, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of "the war to end all wars."

 - Thank you for making us aware Mr. Raul Rios! 
Asian American Advisory Board

Asian American Advisory Board Meeting:
Program Director: Mr.Mohammad Shakir &
 Mr. Joshua Ho

We are pleased to announce the newly elected AAAB Executive Committee Members:
Mr. Mehmet Ulutas, Chair
Ms. Adrianne Thompson, 1st Vice Chair
Mr. Sadrul Fasihi, 2nd Vice Chair
Ms. Ghazala Salam, 3rd Vice Chair
Mr. Barnaby Min, Ex Officio

*For more info, Contact Mr. Mohammad Shakir or Mr. Joshua Ho at (305) 375 - 1570 
Black Affairs Advisory Board

Black Affairs Advisory Board Meeting: 
Program Director: Mrs. Retha Boone-Fye

Chairperson: Stephen Hunter Johnson
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 10 am
KROMA Galleries
3670 Grand Avenue
Coconut Grove, FL

*For more info, contact Mrs. Retha Boone-Fye  
at (305) 375 - 460 6
Commission For Women
T he Next Commission For Women Board Meeting:
Program Director: Ms. Laura C. Morilla

Chairperson: Mara Zapata
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 5:30 pm
SPCC 111 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128
6th Floor Conference Room

*For more info, contact Ms. Laura C. Morilla at (305) 375-4967 
Community Relations Board
The Next Community Relations Board Executive Meeting:
Program Director: Mrs. Amy Carswell & Ms. Shirley Plantin

Monday, November 14, 2016 
SPCC 111 NW 1st Street 
Miami, FL 33128  
Conference Room 18 -3

*For more info, contact Ms. Amy Carswell or Ms. Shirley Plantin at (305) 375-1406  
Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board
The Next Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board Meeting:
Program Director: Ms. Natalie Milian

Chairperson:  Abbie B. Cuellar
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at 6 pm
1801 Coral Way, Suite 200
Miami, FL

*For more info, contact  Ms. Natalie Milian at
 (305) 375- 5098  
Military Affairs Board
The Next Military Affairs Board Meeting: 
Program Director: Mr. Gustavo Cruz

Chairperson: Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 
Firefighters Memorial Building 
8000 NW 21st Street 
Doral, FL 33122

*For more info, contact Mr. Gustavo Cruz at (305) 375 -  4493


Every Month

Take the Train, Take the Test - the Florida Department of Health Miami-Dade Transit and 3-1-1 have joined forces to offer free HIV and STD testing to the public at select Metrorail stations.

County Services
Every Third Tuesday
FedAssist - Representatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be available to answer questions and general information to the public on a walk-in basis. Resource materials to help you study for the citizenship test will also be available.  

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) - will be providing services for low-income veteran families: Short Term Case Management, Rental Assistance, Utility Deposit/Rental Assistance, Security Deposit Assistance, Patriot Pass Assistance, Emergency Supplies, and Childcare Assistance.  
DCF/ACCESS - The Department of Children and Families (DCF) will be offering their
  which provides the following services: Temporary Cash Assistance, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Refugee Assistance.
Every Third Thursday
DMV to Go   - Every third Thursday of the month renew or replace driver's license or state ID card.
- Every third Thursday of the month MDX will provide all attendees with a free SunPass mini for all vehicles in their household as well as
informing residents about current and future MDX projects .

Life Alliance
- Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA) will have representatives available every third Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to educate residents on how to become a registered organ and tissue donor.

October 31 - November 4, 2016

Corporate site seekers who scour the country for the best places to locate or expand businesses are in love with Florida, but the state does not measure up in economic competitiveness in other areas, according to Jeff Harrington of The Tampa Bay Times.


Rene Diaz
Office of Community Advocacy
Office of Community Advocacy
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