Rotary Club of Coconut Grove Luncheon

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Name: Rotary Club of Coconut Grove Luncheon
Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 12:15 AM - 1:15 PM EDT
Event Description:
The guest speaker at our luncheon on Thursday, November 2nd is Wanda Finnie, Executive Director of Casa Valentina.   We meet at the Sailing Club of Coconut Grove (2990 South Bayshore Drive) at 12:15pm.  The cost for lunch is $25.
The statistics are daunting for former foster youth and at-risk youth.  Young people who are at-risk or who leave foster care at age 18 without being adopted or permanently reunited with their families are more likely to be homeless than be in school. 
Casa Valentina was established in 2006 by a group of concerned women who wanted to find a way to address the immense challenges faced by young women who were "at-risk" or "age out" of foster care at 18 years old without being adopted or reunited with their families.  Lacking the life skills they need function independently - without caring, stable adults to provide support and advice - Casa Valentina teaches these young individuals the life skills to succeed in creating brighter futures.
Wanda Finnie became the Executive Director of Casa Valentina in 2015.  Ms. Finnie has dedicated her career to working for the best interest of children, as an attorney, executive leader, educator, mentor and manager. In these varied capacities, she has been an advocate for policy and change at state and local levels on issues that ensure protection, fairness and opportunity for our most vulnerable population.
Ms. Finnie and several residents will talk about the services and programs that Casa Valentina provides them.  The Rotary Club of Coconut Grove will also be presenting a grant to Casa Valentina.  We hope that everyone will come and support this valuable community project.
Please join us.  RSVP at
See you all Thursday at "the Club".  Please forward this email to anyone you think would be interested in attending.
Please Note - Parking is restricted at the Sailing Club to members only.  Parking is available at St. Stephen's Church, the parking garage next to the Sonesta Hotel and the street fronting the Sailing Club, all close to the club.
Coconut Grove Sailing Club
2990 South Bayshore Drive
Coconut Grove
Date/Time Information:
November 2nd
12:15 p.m.
Contact Information:
Coconut Grove Rotary Club
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