Board Of County Commissioners
Contact: Silvia Hasak,
Chairperson, Lee County Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board
AWARDS BANQUET TO HONOR ACHIEVEMENTS BY LOCAL HISPANICS
FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 27, 2000) – The Hispanic Achievement Awards Banquet
will be held May 4 to recognize those in our Hispanic community who have made a
significant contribution to improving life in Lee County and bridging the
differences between cultures.
The banquet, which is in conjunction with Cinco de Mayo, will be held from
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army Fellowship Hall, 10291 McGregor
Boulevard in Fort Myers. The cost is
$10 per person. To make a reservation,
call Silvia Hasak at 656-7912.
Awards will be presented in five categories: Outstanding Student of the
Year, Educator of the Year, Outstanding Ministry, Volunteer of the
Year/Community Service Award, and Business Organization of the Year.
The awards – sponsored by the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board – recognize
those persons who project a positive image on a daily basis, while overcoming
cultural, language, economic, health or other barriers. As effective communication
is more than speaking the same language, the awards also honor those persons
who open lines of communication and bridge the differences between cultures.
The Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board of Lee County was
established in 1991 and serves as an advisory group to the Board of Lee County
Commissioners. The 12-member board
identifies and evaluates problems unique to the Hispanic community, reviews and
recommends ways to ensure open communication between the Hispanic community and
Lee County government, and promotes and fosters a better understanding of the
problems facing the Hispanic community.
of the board’s visions, and a main goal of the awards, is to help eliminate
stigmas and make noticeable the innumerable positive values of the Hispanic