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“Roberto Clemente Night”


On Wednesday evening, September 7th, the Miami Marlins will be celebrating Roberto Clemente Day and playing against the Philadelphia Phillies. Where a portion of the funds will be donated to the Roberto Clemente Pirates youth baseball program in the Wynwood area.


Special Event Package: $35

Includes: Commemorative Roberto Clemente t-shirt

This event is suitable for the entire family and is an excellent opportunity to socialize with fellow Puerto Ricans as well as other Hispanics and fellow neighbors. Let your family and friends know, and please make an effort join us for an amazing time on Roberto Clemente Night!


To visit the Marlins webpage and purchase your tickets please CLICK HERE.


Thanks for the support.

Please click the link below to watch CNN's Article regarding the importance of the Florida growing Puerto Rican community. 

 

Below please find articles regarding the Zika Virus and how to safe safe this summer during such times; provided by the office of
Dist. 5 Miami-Dade County Commissioner Keon Hardemon.

Zika Virus Alert

Please be advised that there have been several cases of the Zika Virus reported within the Wynwood, Overtown, and Edgewater areas.


To avoid the Zika virus please stay away from Mosquitoes, as well as from open sources of food and drink, puddles and pools of water.

  • Prevent Zika by avoiding mosquito bites
  • Zika is spread by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. Aegypti and Ae. Albopictus). These mosquitos are aggressive daytime biters, although they can also bite at night.
  • Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects.
  • There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.
  • Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus also spread dengue and chikungunya viruses
  • A man with Zika can pass it to his sex partners during vaginal, anal, or oral sex without a condom


Many people infected with Zika virus will not have any noticeable symptoms or will have mild symptoms such as: Fever, Rash, Joint Pain, and/or Conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other symptoms may include: muscle pain, headache.


Please contact one of the following medical facilities if you suspect that you require medical attention due to Zika or wish to learn more information regarding the Zika Virus in the Miami-Dade area:

Borinquen Medical Centers of Miami Dade

3601 Federal Highway

Miami, FL 33137

Tel: (305) 576-6611 

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 NW 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

Tel: (305) 585-1111 

Florida State Representative Victor Torres, District 48 of Central Florida tours Borinquen Medical Center of Miami-Dade County during his visit to South Florida.


L-R: Belinda Gomez; Luis DeRosa, SFPRCC; Bob Linder, President, Borinquen Medical Center; FL Rep. Victor Torres, Dist. 48; Eva Perez, Chair, Borinquen Medical Center; Paul Velez, CAO, Borinquen Medical Center

The Miami Marlins will be hosting a South Florida Puerto Rican Heritage Night Event where a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to support the Dorothy Quintana Senior Arts Program held at Roberto Clemente Park in the Wynwood District.


We take this opportunity to thank all of those who came to the "Puerto Rican Heritage Night" Marlin's Event held on July 22nd. It was an amazing day for family and friends to come together in celebration of the event. We also would like to thank the Miami Marlins for their sponsorship and support of the Dorothy Quintana Senior Arts program 


Members of the Puerto Rican Leadership Council of South Florida congratulate Conrado Lopez of Goya Foods for their donation to the victim of the Orlando tragedy at a community fundraiser.

The Puerto Rican Leadership Council of South Florida (PRLC) is hosting a network event to raise funds for the families of victims and survivors of the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida. 

The event will be held on Friday June 24th, from 6 through 8 o’clock pm at Benny's Seafood, a Puerto Rican restaurant located at 295 NW 82nd Avenue, Miami Florida 33126.  

 

All donations will be accepted in this event and checks should be endorsed to the Hispanic Federation. Please write in the “For” section of the check, SomosOrlando.  The Hispanic Federation is a national non-profit organization with headquarters in New York. The Hispanic Federation has established in Orlando a multi-service component to provide post health related services with other health providers and other community related capacity building. 

 

For more information about this network event, please contact Mr. Héctor Díaz, president of the Puerto Rican Leadership Council at (786) 261-8737 or Mr. Luis DeRosa, president of the South FL Puerto Rican Chamber at (305) 571-8006.  


We stand in support with the families of the victims that lost their lives during the Pulse Tragedy in Orlando, FL. 

If you want to donate to support the families affected please feel free to contact our office for information. 

Our contact information is: 

T: (305) 571-8006

E: LDR@puertoricanchamber.com 


PR Chamber MEETS Israel's Consul General

On Wednesday, May 18th, the South Florida Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly Business Luncheon meeting, co-sponsored by Dynamic CDC and the Puerto Rican Summit Inc.  At this event, we honored the Deputy Consul General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico, Ms. Revital Malca.  Ms. Malca spoke about the growing relationship between Israel and Puerto Rico, especially in the fields of business development, technology and eco-tourism.  Ms. Malca stated that the potential for partnerships and business exchange opportunities are increasing, in spite of Puerto Rico’s current economic challenges.  Her speech was followed by a presentation by Mr. Roni Kaplan, who discussed new business startups in Puerto Rico.  Mr. Luis De Rosa, Chamber President, presented Ms. Malca with an Achievement Awards for her promotion of the three markets:  Israel, Puerto Rico and Florida.

Also receiving an award was Ms. Katherine San-Pedro, Regional Director, AT&T Florida External & Legislative Affairs.  AT&T has long been a generous supporter of the work of our Chamber of Commerce, as well as the annual Puerto Rican Summit. 

We were pleased to introduce Ms. Emma Chaves – author of “Tales from Alturas" The Puerto Rican Mystique, who spoke about her book and about the current challenges facing Puerto Rico.  Emma is the wife of Mr. Melvin “Skip” Chaves, the founding Chairperson of our Chamber of Commerce. 

Closing the meeting was a presentation by Milton A. Vescovacci, Esq., of the firm Gray Robinson, Attorneys at Law, who moderated a panel at the recent Puerto Rican Summit on Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis.  He read the Resolution adopted at the Summit – addressed to the President and Congressional leaders – encouraging them to allow Puerto Rico to restructure its debt in a manner which will protect the demographics and social structure of the Island. 

L-R: Eli Levi;  Revital Malca, Deputy Consul General of Israel; Lior Haiat, Consul General of Isreal to Florida and Puerto Rico; Maribel Camacho-DeRosa and Luis DeRosa, President, S.F. Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce 

Seventh Annual Puerto Rican Summit Articles

See more Regarding the Puerto Rican Summit at: www.puertoricansummit.com

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