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'Family Fun Day' at annual meeting

Registration has begun for the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s Aug. 27 Annual Meeting, which this year has a few summer twists.

The gathering on the Maitland Jewish Community Campus, billed as the “2017 Annual Meeting & Family Fun Day,” will be part indoor meeting, part outdoor family celebration, culminating in the dedication of 24 new trees that will beautify the Maitland campus for generations to come.

Emcees Jeannie Leavitt and Yeosh Bendayan will kick off the official proceedings at 11 a.m. on the 27th. The agenda for the formal meeting includes:

• A report on Federation’s 2017 accomplishments and a look ahead to JFGO’s strategic vision for 2018 and beyond;

• Election/installation of new JFGO board members and officers;

• Presentation of the Heritage Florida Jewish News Human Service Award; and

• The Mensch Hall of Fame tribute.

At noon, everyone will head outside for a kosher lunch at The Roth Family JCC pavilion. The JCC pool will be open throughout the event for attendees who want to cool off and soak up some summer sun after lunch.

At 1 p.m., the adults and older kids will be invited to be part of the dedication of the Campus 2020 Tree Grove on campus. The grove will feature two dozen trees—Live Oaks, Southern Magnolias and Crape Myrtles—that will be planted and named for top donors to the Campus 2020 Debt Retirement Campaign that kicked off last year. When the grove is completed, a plaque bearing a donor’s name will accompany each tree.

During the tree grove dedication, the younger kids in attendance will be busy with their own “Wishing Tree” activity—as well as a few other fun surprises.

The 2017 Annual Meeting & Family Fun Day will be held rain or shine. Federation has contingency plans in place in the event of bad weather.

Admission is free, but advance registration is requested so that JFGO can ensure plenty of food and supplies are on hand.

Sign up online at http://www.jfgo.org/FunDay or call Federation Office Manager Marisa West 407-645-5933, ext. 236.


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