About UsThe Caribbean And Floridian Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization that was formed in Central Florida by like-minded individuals who decided that there was a need for an association, which would assist new arrivals to Central Florida particularly those with Caribbean backgrounds. Its members would be involved positively in all aspects of the community. The Association is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious and scientific purposes for all members of the community. The Association also supports and participates in activities of other 501(c)(3) organizations located within Central Florida.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of CAFA (Caribbean And Floridian Association, Inc.) shall be to provide charitable and humanitarian services to improve the quality of life of the disadvantaged, youth and elderly at risk in Central Florida.
A Brief History Of The Caribbean & Floridian Association, Inc.
We Salute Our Founding Members:
Stokely A. Jack
The idea to form an association in Central Florida came about during a trip to the beach. The group – Stokely Jack, Conrad Randolph, Judy Randolph, June Wilson, Cindy Wilson, Eileen Headecker, and Diane Neblett – decided that there was a dire need for an Association which would assist new arrivals to Central Florida, particularly those with Caribbean backgrounds. Its members would be involved in all aspects of the community – culturally, politically, and educationally.
In July 1990, the first meeting, which was attended by members of the group and other like-minded residents of Central Florida, was held in a church on Smith Street in Kissimmee. Subsequently, meetings have been held at the Kissimmee Council on Aging headquarters and the Y.M.C.A. building in Kissimmee. In November 1991, the Association was incorporated. The first Executive Committee was:
Stokely A. Jack – President
Conrad Randolph – 1st Vice President
Everette Bentham – 2nd Vice President
Marlon Moffatt – Treasurer
Hollis Williams – Secretary
Peter Ayers – Chaplain
The first By-Laws were completed and ratified in 1994. Some of our annual functions are:
Family Day Bus Outing to a local beach.
Youth Awards Ceremony (in 1997 the Dorway Scholarship was established in honor of Gordon Dorway).
Host of Caribbean Fusion at the Kissimmee Lakefront.
Biennial Cruise to the Caribbean.
“Old Year’s Night” Ball.
Family Day Picnic.
At this time, our ultimate dream is to acquire ownership of real property in Central Florida. The members of the Caribbean and Floridian Association are dedicated to sharing their skills, experience, and resources, to make this community the greatest place to live.
It is essential to have the full support of all members for the growth and development of this organization.
“Each One Tell One”
- Individual Membership – $35.00
- Family Membership – $45.00
(couple and dependent children under 18 yrs. living at the same address)
If you wish to fill out an application, please Click This Link to display the membership application form. You may complete the application online before printing or print, then manually complete it.
Mail your completed application and membership fee to the address listed below:.
Caribbean and Floridian Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 450786
Kissimmee, Florida 34743-0786