Featured Speaker: Andres Ruiz on Mexican Consulate Programs

Yesterday’s meeting was again very well attended, with food sponsored by Messengers of Hope. 



Featured Speaker, Andres Ruiz, PR and Community relations manager at the Mexican Consulate in Miami introduced the member of the Immokalee Interagency Council to the Consular Services of his office.

Ruiz distributed a hand-out of all services provided by the General Consulate of Mexico and you can download them in English and Spanish here:

During Q & A sessions, Andres Ruiz also introduced Berta Cassidy, US Department of Citizenship & Immigration and both answered the questions regarding different aspects of Mexican – American policies and services.

Upcoming Events and other announcements

  • Salvation Army has portable air-condition units for seniors 60 or older.
    If you know a household with broken or inadequate air-conditioners, please contact Ashley Jones, via email ashley_Jones@uss.salvationarmy.org or via phone 239-210-4016
  • Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 Tech4Good SWFL 6-8pm 
    How to prepare your organization and your network for #GivingTuesday? (Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, Immokalee Road)
  • Annual Omega Family Health Forum 2015 - English FlyerSaturday, September 12, 2015 Annual Omega Family Health Forum by Omega Youth and Community Development Foundation.   English | Spanish | Kreole
  • Saturday, October 3, 2015 Health Department’s Big Bus Event
    Mark Lemke, Florida Department of Health, reminded everyone of the upcoming Big Bus Event II, when mobile health screening services will be set up at the Florida Health Department, 419 North 1st Street in Immokalee:

    • Goodwill Job Services Bus,
    • Ronal McDonald Bus,
    • Community Blood Center,
    • Radiology Regional Mammogram,
    • Walgreens,
    • Vocational Rehabilitation and
    • Harry Chapin Foodbank
  • Also October 3rd, Ciclovia Immokalee
    more details to come via listserv
  • November 14, 2015 Mobile Mexican Consulate in Immokalee
    Save the date, more information will follow in October.
  • MLK Parade: January 18, 2016 via NAACP
    Diann Keyes, secretary of the local NAACP chapter invited organizations to participate in next year’sMLK Parade. If you are interested, you can reach her via phone 239-249-9738

Also present for the meeting was Univision SWFL team headed by Hernan Fratto, who interviewed Andres Ruiz afterwards.

Next meeting:

September 9th: Dr. Allen Weiss on Blue Zones Projects

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