FAN Luncheon

FAN’s Winter Luncheon Honors Long-time Members, Focuses On Cuban Cultural Exchange


FAN president Maureen Gragg welcomed members and guests at FAN’s January 9 buffet luncheon at the Miami Shores Country Club. Sydney Carpel, membership chair, presented five-, 10-, 15- and 20-year members with FAN pins.

Following the recognition ceremony, JoAnne Bander introduced a panel of distinguished Cuban Americans who discussed “Cuba/Miami: The Impact of Cultural Exchange, using film and music.

Moderator was Elizabeth Boone, Director of The Miami Light Project, and Founder of The Light Box. The Panelists: Nat Chediak, Founder, Miami Film Festival; Dafnis Prieto, Jazz Percussionist & Composer and Faculty Member, University of Miami Frost School of Music; Sylvia Wilhelm, Executive Director, Puentes Cubanos.

Our distinguished panel of Cuban-American cultural experts


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