Hello CAFA Members and Supporters,
On Saturday, August 14, 2021, Haiti experienced a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the southern parts of the Republic of Haiti.
To support relief efforts in Haiti, our Executive Board has committed to making a monetary donation, and we are encouraging our general membership to make personal donations (to be received by Sunday, September 11, 2021) as well, to boost the overall amount from CAFA. All funds collected will be turned over to the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON). NHAEON, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, nonpartisan organization that engages Haitian Americans. They have been in close communication with the Haitian Ambassador to the US and United States Officials on a daily basis ever since the disaster. CAFA members are welcomed to visit the website (2021 Haiti Relief – NHAEON-National Haitian American Elected Officials Network or nhaeon.org) to learn more about NHAEON before making their monetary donations.
Last Wednesday, August 18, 2021, President Lloyd Phillips was able to join in a virtual press conference that addressed this crisis. The press conference addressed specific details related to the relief efforts and how funds will be allocated to the designated areas in Haiti that were most impacted.
Please send your donations to CAFA’s Treasurer via the following:
• Zelle: email@example.com
• Cash App: $CAFAINC
• Add in the memo section “Haiti Relief Fund”
You may also mail your check/money orders to: Caribbean And Floridian Association, Inc. c/o Treasurer, PO Box 450786, Kissimmee, FL 34743-0786.
Thanking you in advance for your immediate attention!
CAFA Donates to Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts
Kissimmee, October 3 CAFA responds to Haiti Earthquake Relief. On 14 August 2021, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the Tiburon Peninsula in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. At least 2,200 people were confirmed killed and above 12,200 injured. An estimated 650,000 people were displaced and need assistance. Approximately 137,500 buildings were damaged or destroyed. The quake is the deadliest natural disaster of 2021.
CAFA members responded promptly to a call for assistance from their President, Lloyd Phillips and was able to make a sizeable donation to the relief efforts through the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON). Further, members of CAFA and the Public are encouraged to provide additional donations that will support specific efforts that are in place to help the Haitian people
2021 Education Award Recipients
2021 Recipients of Plaques
CAFA Members reelects the current Executive Board Members in October 2020, to serve a second term 2021-2022.
Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort Round Table Dicussion
Members of the Caribbean and Floridian Association, including President Lloyd Phillips, Chairman Andy King, former President Casmore Shaw, Congressman Darren Soto, City Commissioner Angela Eady, Senator Victor M. Torres Jr., Representative John Cortes, Mayor Jose Alvarez, Sheriff Russ Gibson and other State and City Representatives participated in a Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort Round Table at the Kissimmee City Hall.
Members of the Caribbean and Floridian Association accepting a Proclamation in honor of “Caribbean-American Day.” The event was held at the City of Kissimmee Commission Chambers, on Tuesday April 18th, 2017.
Give Kids The WORLD
Great job to Veronica, Marilyn, Esmie, Joan and Noel
CAFA's donation to Give Kids the World
CAFA Members Deliver Toys For The Kids
Members of the Executive Board of the Caribbean And Floridian Association, Inc. (CAFA) recently presented a check to Chief O’Dell of Kissimmee Police Department in honor of Officer Matthew Baxter and Sergeant Sam Howard memorial fund.
C.A.F.A’s President Arnold (Andy) King presenting a plaque to the Chairman of Kissimmee Utility Authority (Reginald Hardee) and the President & CEO (Jim Welsh) for KUA’s Corporate sponsorship of the recently concluded Caribbean Fusion 2017
CAFA members at Darren Soto’s (U.S. Representative for Florida’s 9th district.) community outreach in Kissimmee, FL.
Mike Randolph, Lloyd Phillips, Noel Cadogan and Gordon Vandoimen meeting with City of Kissimmee Grants Review Committee to set the logistical arrangements for the Caribbean Fusion Festival held on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Lakefront Park in Kissimmee.
Mr. Lloyd Phillips, Mr. Mike Randolph and Mr. Noel Cadogan – members of CAFA’s Fusion Planning Committee, meeting with staff members of the City of Kissimmee, Parks and Recreation team. Here they reviewed the recent Caribbean Fusion event held on Sunday, April 24, 2016 and examine plans/options for the 2017 celebration.
President Andy King and Mr. Noel Cadogan addressing the Board of Directors of the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) at their maim office on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. This was in response to an invitation received to bring them up to speed on the success of the Caribbean Fusion event. KUA is one of the major sponsors of the Caribbean Fusion event.
Message from CAFA's President:
As the Caribbean and Floridian Association moves forward in it’s many planned endeavors to serve our community and membership in 2019 and beyond, there’s much for us to thankful for. But first, I would like to give a special thank-you to our outgoing Executive Board for the strong leadership shown over the past four years. Their dedication to CAFA not only stood the test of time, but indelibly through their dedication and hard work, built a stronger association for which we are all grateful and proud. It’s the intention of my incoming Executive Board to continue the strong leadership shown by Past-President Arnold “Andy” King and his outgoing Executive Board. On behalf of our entire membership, we say thank you.
Installation of Officers Ceremony
Congratulations to the newly installed Caribbean and Floridian Association’s Executive Board. Performing the Oath of Office is the Honorable Jose Alvarez, Mayor of Kissimmee City Florida
Installation of Officers Ceremony
Caribbean and Floridian Association’s
New Executive Board.
CAFA’s Former President
A big thank you to Mr. King on his pass four years of excellent service and Leadership in the organization.
What's New & Up-Coming
Each One, Tell On.
Sept 25th, 2021
This Meeting will be an Online ZOOM meeting. The Meeting ID & Passcode is located in Members’ Only Page (see menu above). In addition, emails will be sent with the Zoom sign-in info.
Time: 5:30 pm
CAFA’s Anniversary Breakfast
CAFA Testimonial I am proud, grateful and thankful to be a twenty–five year member of this organization. C.A.F.A is an Inclusive Organization, that, over the years has inspired its members to become advocates for the Youth, Seniors and other members of the Central Florida Community. We have and are continuing to live up to our “Mission,” of encouraging kinship between Caribbean and other Communities in Florida.
CAFA Testimonial As a member/Chaplain of CAFA, I am committed to assist spiritually and financially in every way possible to promote a strong sense of community by providing scholarships to youths which will empower them to achieve their educational goals.
CAFA Testimonial I am proud to be a member of this esteemed organization, CAFA, for the past 25 years. Our motto is “Each One Tell One”. I encourage every member to do so. CAFA will achieve much with a strong membership. My commitment is to help CAFA embrace our youths, help our seniors and be a unifying force in Central Florida.
CAFA Testimonial As a twenty-five-year member of CAFA, I have seen this organization grow from strength to strength over the years. CAFA has become a beacon in the Caribbean & Floridian communities for many organizations to emulate. CAFA continues to provide scholarships to graduating seniors, provide aid to seniors, medical workshop and cultural awareness in the Central Florida community. Our ultimate goal is to acquire our own building.