Stories written by Kathryn Shepard

Dade Heritage Trust CEO to speak at New Neighbors Club

New Neighbors Club of South Dade will present Becky Roper Matkov, CEO of Dade Heritage Trust, as the featured speaker on Mar. 13. Dade Heritage Trust (DHT) is a nonprofit membership organization committed to advocating on behalf of Dade’s historic properties and for sustainable community revitalization solutions on a local, state and national level. Matkov […]

State Constitutional Amendments topic of club’s meeting, Oct. 10

The New Neighbors Club of South Dade will have Maribel Balbin, president of the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade, as its guest speaker on Wednesday, Oct. 10. She will discuss the 11 amendments to the Florida Constitution that will be on the ballot in November. Balbin has been a member of the League for […]

New Neighbors Club of South Dade to host UM president Donna Shalala

UM president Donna Shalala

The New Neighbors Club of South Dade is honored to have Donna Shalala, president of the University of Maimi, as guest speaker on Wednesday July 11. She will share with the group “Things My Mother Taught Me.” A scholar, teacher, and administrator, Shalala personifies outstanding leadership and dedication to public service. Since becoming president in […]

Sinatra tribute artist Jeff Grainger to perform for New Neighbors Club


Jeff Grainger, a Sinatra tribute artist, will entertain members and guests of the New Neighbors Club of South Dade during their monthly luncheon on Wednesday, June 13. Return with him to the golden era of vocal music when singers touched the hearts and ears of millions. He will perform favorites of legends Frank Sinatra, Dean […]

Noted historian guest speaker at New Neighbors Club, Mar. 14


Arva Moore Parks, noted South Florida historian and acting director and chief curator of the new Coral Gables Museum in Downtown Coral Gables, is the luncheon speaker for the Mar. 14 meeting of the New Neighbors Club of South Dade. Parks has been a member of the museum’s board since 2004 and currently serves as […]