May, 2017 – AW in Pictures

On Saturday, May 6th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 p.m., Caribbean-Americans For Community Involvement in Florida, Inc. (CAFCI) held its Student Assistance Awards Ceremony at the Original Wellington Mall, 12794 Forest Hill Boulevard, in Wellington. Several students were honored for academic achievements. Cultural Diversity Day was held in Veterans Park on Saturday, May 13, in Royal Palm Beach, and the club’s picnic will be held on Saturday, June 17, at Okeeheelee Park, in the Micanopy Pavilion. For more information about CAFCI, contact them at 561-790-4002, or check out their website at Photo: Carol Porter.
The 34th Annual Women in Leadership (WILA) Awards were held on Thursday, May 11, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. Four women were honored for achievements in the volunteer, private, public and non-profit sectors. The event is held every year by Executive Women of the Palm Beaches (EWPB), and this year’s keynote speaker was Capt. Mark Kelly. Capt. Kelly is Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Mission (2011), Space and Aviation Contributor for NBC News/MSNBC and husband to former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. For more information about Executive Women of the Palm Beaches (EWPB), check out their website at or call (561) 868-7070. Photo: Carol Porter.
The Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce held a Food, Wine and Beer Festival on Thursday, May 11, at Benvenutos, in Boynton Beach from six to 9 p.m. A number of local restaurants and other places were at the event. For more information about the Chamber, check out their website at Photo: Carol Porter.
Gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam, who is currently Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture, had a breakfast event in Riviera Beach near the Port of Palm Beach on Monday, May 15. Putnam spoke about his run for governor, including issues such as second amendment rights, growing the state’s economy, and about making Florida First in the country, among others. Other candidates in the race include Democratic candidates Gwen Graham, Andrew Gillum and Chris King. Businessmen John Morgan, who would be a Democrat, and Ron Bergeron, who would be a Republican, are also considering entering the race. Photo: Carol Porter.
On Wednesday, April 19, DNC Chair Tom Perez and Senator Bernie Sanders were part of a Come Together and Fight Back Tour, to raise enthusiasm and encourage voters to take part in the upcoming election cycle as well as fight for issues of importance to them. Among the issues discussed that evening were health care, a living wage, immigration reform, the economy, a woman’s right to choose, running for office, and how people needed to battle the regressive and hateful agenda being supported by the current President and many Republicans in office. The event was held at the Miami Knight Center in downtown Miami, adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Miami.