Returned Peace Corps
Volunteers of South Florida

Annual General Meeting of RPCVSF

  • 26 Oct 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • 94th AeroSquadron - 1395 NW 57th Avenue, Miami, FL 33126


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Annual General Meeting of all members and friends of RPCVSF. We review the prior year and plans for the future year, and elect members of the Board of Directors for the future year.

Linda Whitmyre will be present with an assortment of Fair Trade Market products.

Honorable Miami-Dade Commissioner Eileen Higgins will speak on All Kinds of Service. Commissioner Higgins served as Peace Corps Director in Belize.

Eileen Higgins – Eileen serves as County Commissioner for Miami-Dade’s 5th District, includes the cities of Miami and Miami Beach, the urban neighborhoods of Brickell and Downtown; the working, industrial Miami River; tree-lined Coral Way neighborhoods like The Roads, Silver Bluff and Shenandoah; the South and Mid parts of Miami Beach; and Little Havana and West Flagler, as County Commissioner Eileen has been an advocate for our local residents and small businesses. She has fought for transportation solutions, championed affordable housing, helped Flagler St. businesses suffering through endless construction recovery, and defended our environment and green space.

Early in her career, inspired by a work assignment that exposed her to poverty in the developing world, Eileen Higgins became committed to the causes of global poverty alleviation and community development. She worked with Mercy Corps; she traveled to Transylvania as a member of the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council. Then, Higgins decided she wanted to make development work her life's work. She left her position as global marketing director for Jose Cuervo and signed up for a three- year stint as the U.S. Peace Corps country director for Belize. 

In Belize, what Higgins calls "a mini-melting pot of Central American and Caribbean cultures," two-thirds of the population was under the age of 25, with little to no job prospects. As a result, much of Higgins' team's development efforts are targeted at the country's youth. Volunteers support the efforts of emerging local 4-H clubs and after-school programs; assist teachers in rural villages with literacy efforts; and support government-sponsored HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns, targeted largely at young women. She is proud to serve as County Commissioner in District 5 where many families still need a boost our of poverty. 

The Agenda for this event is in the two PDF files just below:

AGM Agenda 2019 P1and4 DV.pdf

AGM Agenda 2019 P2and3 DV2.pdf

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