LULAC Florida - League of United Latin American Citizens

2016 LULAC FLORIDA

STATE CONVENTION

May 28-29 2016

 

Congratulations!  
 Board of Directors  

Mari Corugedo, State Director
Edna Canino, Deputy State Director
Maria Medina, State Treasurer
Sonia Guerao, Deputy for Youth 
Pamela Gomez, Deputy Young Adults
Norma Cress, Deputy for Women
Nancy Parente, Deputy for Elderly


Congratulations!
Newly Elected Youth Board
Pierce Wilson, State Director
Daniela Mejia, Deputy Director
Treasurer



AWARDS WINNERS
Eneida Santana, 
Woman of the Year 
Ramon Martinez
Man of the Year 
Council of the Year, 
President Nancy Parente 
                                                                     Recognition Awards Bob Weirman

MATI Scholarship Award Winner
Sofia Soto


Awards Dinner Speakers 










Honorable Senator Charles Rodriguez receives Recognition Award


  Honorable Florida Senator Darren Soto   receives Recognition Award 







One of our Senior LULAC members, Betty Dowd with Lydia Medrano






May 28, 2016
PROGRAM
9:00 am Opening: Dr. Robert Flores, LULAC Florida State Director: Dr. Lydia Medrano, LULAC National Vice President for the Southeast Region and Brent Wilkes, LULAC National Executive Director 
10:00 am Voting Rights and Representation - Maribel Balbin, League of Women Voters
11:00 Building Your Leadership - Panelists: Dr. Alberto Vazquez,  Hillsborough Schools Chief of Staff; Dr. Jose E. Hernandez, Associate Vice President University of South Florida Office of Diversity; Thania Diaz-Clevenger, Civil Rights Director CAIR Florida and Marisol Casablanca, Vice President Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay

Noon - 2:00 pm Education Luncheon
MATI Scholarship Award

Speakers: Hillsborough School Board Member Susan Valdes; Superintendent of Schools Jeff Eakins

2:15 pm to 3:00 pm - What's happening in Puerto Rico?
P.R. Past Senate President Charles Rodriguez

6:30 pm to 11:00 pm Awards Dinner
MC Cristina Puig, Reporter Telemundo Tampa

Speakers
Brent Wilkes, LULAC Executive Director
Florida Senator Darren Soto
Puerto Rico Former Senate President Charlie Rodriguez

Entertainment by Tony Viera y su Mundo Bohemio

FIRST FLORIDA YOUTH CONVENTION

COORDINATORS
Ana Valenzuela
LULAC National Deputy for Youth

Sonia Guerao
LULAC Florida Deputy for Youth

Speaker
Araceli Pena
Hillsborough School District Bilingual Counselor

Leadership Panelists



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2015 FLORIDA CONVENTION
MAY 23-24. 2015
Place: Sebring. FL

FOSTERING EQUALITY & CELEBRATING SUCCESS was the theme of the 2015 LU:LAC Florida State Convention. This was a special occasion as this year is the 25th anniversary of the Florida Consent Decree. 

The 1990 Florida Consent Decree specified rights and approved protections to students whose language is other than English. The decree provides court power to enforce an agreement between the Florida Department of Education and a coalition of eight organizations in which LULAC was a plaintiff.

We thank Highlands County LULAC for hosting the convention this year.
Dr. Lydia Medrano, LULAC State Director, received a Proclamation from the City of Avon Park proclaiming July 8, 2015 as League of United Latin American Citizens Recognition  Day. The Proclamation was signed by Avon Park Mayor Sharon Schuler and presented by Councilman Parke Southerland.
 
Honorable Florida Representative Jose Javier Rodriguez (Miami) was the Keynote speaker at the Education Luncheon.   LULAC members contributions were recognized at the Awards Dinner. Thank you to speakers Honorable Florida Representative Victor Manuel Torres (Orlando) and UAW Civil Rights Coordinator Mr. Thomas Savage for their speeches. 

AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement Award
Edna Canino, Esq.
President of L.I.F.E Council 

LULAC Woman of the Year
Dora Smith
LULAC Highlands Founder


LULAC Man of the Year
Wilfred Benitez
Tampa Council 7112

Scholarship Recipients:
Elizabeth Gloria
Marilu Duque


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Florida Education Association
United Auto Workers
Coca Cola Bottling Company
Alzheimer's Association Gulfcoast Chapter
Florida Hospital
Bright House
The Advertising Team
Inn on the Lakes


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2014 FLORIDA CONVENTION


Uniting Efforts for a Better Future, was the theme of the 2014 LULAC Florida State Convention. Members from around the state were welcomed to the space coast, area with the most concentration of high tech economy in the state of Florida. The convention took place at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto May, 24-15.
 
Educational workshops were free and open to the public and dealt with education and LULAC Consent Decree, women and politics and employment rights.  The Education Luncheon speakers included FDOE Bureau Chief for Language Acquisition Mr. Chane Eplin and Brevard County Superintendent Dr, Brian Binggeli and South Area Coordinator Ana Diaz  Saul Sanchez was the recipient of the scholarship awarded. 

An Immigration Town Hall meeting discussed the urgency to pass an Immigration Reform. Speakers included Jose Godinez-Samperio, Pamela Gomez and Chris Cano.

The Awards Dinner featured prominent community leaders and public officials. Florida House Rep. Victor Torres gave the keynote speach along with speakers Palm Bay Mayor William Capote and City Council member Harry Santiago. See Awards Recipients section.
 
Jenny Love, international vocalist from Mimi entertained with her magnificent voice and music. Mistress of Ceremonies was Arelys Escalera from Bright House Networks.

Thank you all for your contribution to make this a successful LULAC Florida Convention. 

AWARDS

          
Lifetime Achievement Award
Roberto Canino
LULAC International Ambassador

LULAC Woman of the Year
Delma Rodriguez
LULAC Director District 2

LULAC Man of the Year
Edward Quinones

LULAC Council of the Year
Hispanic Educators Council 7233
President Mari Corugedo

Member Recognition
Julian Deleon
Council 7203

 Scholarship Recipient
Saul Torres 



THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
 
FLORIDA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

UNITED AUTO WORKERS

BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS
 
COCA COLA BOTTLING COMPANY

JENNY LOVE MUSIC, INC.

TELEMUNDO ORLANDO

MOLINA HEALTH CARE

WELL CARE

HILTON MELBOURNE RIALTO

THE ADVERTISING TEAM
 


                
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