| Hello MPNOD member,|
Here is a fresh update from the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade Historical Society
website: mpnod.org • Facebook: facebook.com/MPNOD/
Monthly Meeting Day and Venue
| MPNOD monthly meetings now take place at the Pinecrest Branch Library, adjacent to Pinecrest Gardens on the second Saturday of each month at 2pm.|
| The address is 5835 SW 111th St, Pinecrest, FL 33156. The phone is 305-668-4571. When you enter the library, keep to the right to find the community meeting room.|
Today - Royal Poinciana Fiesta at 2pm
Our June 2022 Meeting at 2pm will take place at the Pinecrest Branch Library in person, as well as on Zoom for those joining online.
Let's gather at the library for another meeting of Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade members and friends.
| Invite a friend who enjoys local history to join our meeting. It's always fun to share your appreciation for local history with a friend, family member or neighbor.|
Today at 2pm
Steve Pearson - Royal Poinciana Fiesta
| The Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade historical society invites one and all to attend a monthly meeting on Saturday, June 11 at the Pinecrest Branch Library at 2pm to hear guest speaker Steve Pearson present the history of the Royal Poinciana in South Florida.|
| Steve Pearson will present a program about the Royal Poinciana on Saturday, June 11 at the Pinecrest Library at 2pm, describing the origin, botanical features, and cultivation of the Royal Poinciana, an iconic tree within our area and the official flowering tree of Miami-Dade County.|
The talk will also touch on the inspiration that this tree has provided within the worlds of art, music, and poetry. Particular emphasis will be given to the history of the tree in Southern Florida, including its use by early settlers and the celebration of its beauty.
| Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.|
| MPNOD - Saturday, June 11 meeting|
| Topic: MPNOD - History of the Royal Poinciana and its Celebration in Southern Florida|
Date: Jun 11, 2022
Time: 2pm Eastern
| Meeting ID: 839 7697 3646|
The Elia Cafe at Pinecrest Gardens
| A note about refreshments: it's been a tradition for The Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade members to share snacks and refreshments after meetings with social interaction. That's become a challenge, so we're recommending that friends gather next door to the Pinecrest library at the Elia Cafe for coffee and a snack or ice cream before or after the meeting.|
| 5855 SW 111 Street|
Pinecrest Community Center
| Next to the Pinecrest Library, the Elia Cafe offers "fresh food made with Greek tendencies" featuring a delightful selection of wraps and sandwiches, salads, spreads, healthy bowls, pizza, Greek pies, delicious desserts (baklava) and pastries, as well as breakfast favorites.|
| The fresh coffee, cappuccino and fruit smoothies are especially good.|
| If your schedule permits, you may wish to arrive early to enjoy a snack, a sandwich or a quick bite before the 2pm meeting on Saturday.|
Do you have the latest version of Zoom installed?
| Here's a link to help you get started with Zoom and to stay up to date with the latest version.|
Did You Miss A Meeting?
| View and share some of our previously recorded Zoom interacting online historic programs on YouTube. Use this link to visit the page with all recorded programs. |
Membership Is Open To All
| Join our historical society and support our monthly programs for only $20 a year. Use the Membership Application online, or request one in the mail from our treasurer.|
| We accept online payments via Pay Pal or credit card, or mail your check made to MP/NOD to our Treasurer:|
Marlene B. Carlin
14900 SW 71 Ave.
Miami, FL 33158
$20 Membership Dues
| A Big Thank You! To all our paid members, and to all the new members joining. Your contributions to support our programs and services to the community are greatly appreciated.|
| The Miami Pioneers is Dade County’s legacy historical organization, originally founded in 1936 by prominent pioneer settlers and business leaders who arrived in Miami before the year 1900. The Natives of Dade was incorporated in 1986 by a group of local history enthusiasts born in Dade County. The groups merged on July 8, 2002.|
| Miami Pioneers and|
Natives of Dade Historical Society
| PO Box 144353|
Coral Gables, FL 33114-4353