Thursday, January 28, 2010

Design Jobs in Miami

Bravo (the Hispanic agency I work for) in Miami that is looking for people to fill the following positions:

Interactive Designer
Online Art Director
Motion Designer

Basketball Classes - Shakey and Ramos Hoops Academy, Inc.

(786)238-0080 or e-mails us at jose at

***For Boys and Girls of all ages***

SR Hoops Academy Development Program focuses on providing each individual with basketball skills necessary to accelerate growth and maximize potential. Our professional staff has a proven record on the development of both amateur and professional basketball players.

Come learn the fundamentals of Basketball:
 Defense
 Footwork
 Passing
 Dribbling
 Shooting

Be a student of the academy and learn how to play the game of basketball!

Call for your appointment: (786)238-0080 or e-mails us at jose at

Shakey and Ramos Hoops Academy,Inc.


SR Hoops Academy Development Program focuses on providing each individual with basketball skills necessary to accelerate growth and maximize potential. Our professional staff has a proven record on the development of both amateur and professional basketball players.


Individual One-on-One
 1 one hr individual session - $50.00
 Bronze Package: 5 one hour individual sessions…………………. $225.00
 Silver Package: 10 one hour individual sessions…………………..$425.00
 Gold Package: 15 one hour individual session…………………….$600.00

Group 2 to 4 players
 1 one hr group session - $45.00
 Bronze Package - 5 one hour group sessions……………………... $215.00
 Silver Package - 10 one hour group sessions……………………....$400.00
 Gold Package - 15 one hour group sessions.………………………$575.00

Team 5 or more players
 1 one hr team session - $40.00
 Bronze Package - 5 one hour team sessions……………………….$205.00
 Silver Package - 10 one hour team sessions……………………….$375.00
 Gold Package - 15 one hour team sessions………………………...$550.00

Shakey and Ramos Hoops Academy, Inc.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Join Us for Tribute Performance February 3rd with Ana Mendez and Psychic Youth‏

Center for Visual Communication
Tribute: A Summoning
A Premiere Performance by
Choreographer Ana Mendez.

Join us on February 3, 2010 as Ana Mendez celebrates visionary sound artist

Joe Meek with an original dance and multimedia performance.

ana mendez

Mendez gives life to the haunting sounds of Meek's groundbreaking recording
I Hear a New World - An Outer Space Music Fantasy with new choreography that includes a live séance with dancers of Psychic Youth. The work will be accompanied by an exploration of Meek's music interpreted by sound installation artist Richard Vergez.
Performers include Ana Mendez, Alex Puentes, Federico Nessi, Liony Garcia,
Ricardo Guerrero, Rick Diaz and Sleeper.

The performance event will be followed with an evening of live musical performances by
HARRY MERRY from the Netherlands and Miami locals

Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street ∙ Miami, Florida 33127
Located in the heart of Miami's Wynwood art district.
Presented in a newly renovated alternative performance venue designed for innovative and
experimental work that gives artists the freedom to challenge traditional tenets of dance and theater, and break the barriers between audience and performer.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Doors @ 8:00pm, Show @ 9:00pm

$10 suggested donation
RSVP slopez at or 305-571-1415

Friday Night Film Shortz, Jan. 29, 2010‏

The Entertainment Industry Incubator is partnering with The Miami Shores Fine Arts Commission for a fun evening: a retrospective of our short film winners for Friday Night Film Shortz on Jan. 29th at 7:30P, 9617 Park Drive at the Miami Shores Community Center at 7:30 pm preceded by a reception. Some of the filmmakers will be there to talk about their work, both past and present. Admission is free and family friendly.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Help Haiti now! Make an immediate difference on the ground today!

Hello and Happy New Year! Since I got back from Africa last week I have spent most of my time working on Haitian relief. The day after the earthquake a group of friends in Miami was inspired by what was going on in Haiti to mobilize personal connections to put together trucks, private jets, airport permissions, social networking and an alliance with UM Global Institute/Project
Medishare and have been sending down private planes to Haiti since Wed eve (the day after the Earthquake) full of medical supplies, food, water, doctors and nurses. We have sent out daily planes (over 14 already on the ground in Haiti!) and the materials are already being used in Haiti. This is faster than many professional rescue organizations. We've been working from an empty lot at 1st and Alton on South Beach and the Opa-Locka airport. We've
had about 50 volunteers daily working daybreak and through the night to sort, pack and load the trucks and planes. We've had $1 million in medical supplies donated by large pharma companies. We've had thousands of individuals donate supplies and money. Montblanc is matching donations. We've even had commercial airlines ask us to send their donated supplies as they don't have landing permits in Haiti.
UM Global Institute/Project Medishare invited 8 people on our team to fly to Haiti Tuesday and help on the ground and a second team is going down on today.
This is a heart-warming story of inspiration, dedication, selflessness and humanity.
I know you have probably already donated to help those in need in Haiti, but if you would stretch your heart and wallet further, it would be very appreciated. UM Global Institute/Project Medishare needs $50k for a generator for the temporary hospital that has been set up. We'd also like to help the volunteers cover the necessary vaccinations as it was
beyond some of their means ($310 each so $2480 total). If you are inspired by the work being done and would like to help out, we are welcoming donations at the "1st and ALTON RD" Team link at Project UM Global Institute/Project
Medishare: 100% of your cash donation goes to earthquake relief in Haiti.
Any amount $10, $24, $100 or $1000 is very appreciated and needed.

Thank you for your consideration and generosity!





(Miami, FL. January 2010)Be A Voice Feel The Magic Gala benefittingVoices For Children Foundation-the fundraising arm of the 11th Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Program-is set for Saturday, February 13 at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. The magical evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. with cocktails and a fabulous silent auction, followed by a sumptuous dinner at 9:00 p.m. and dancing to the music of celebrity DJ Kucha, who has appeared on CNN and MTV. South Florida's own Channel 10 News Anchor, Laurie Jennings, will serve as the evening's Mistress of Ceremony.

A highlight of the evening will be special breathtaking performances by Cirque du Soleil acrobats, featuring the internationally renowned dynamic couple, Duo Voltart.

The Be A Voice Feel The Magic Gala is sponsored by Mandarin Oriental, Miami; Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida; Cathay Pacific Airways; Jeff and Yolanda Berkowitz; The Continental Group; Florida Power and Light; Ramesh and Veena Panjabi; Michael and Diane Rosenberg; Stearns Weaver Miller Weisller Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. and Swire Properties.

Nelson F. Hincapie, President and CEO for Voices For Children Foundation states, "This year's Gala will be unforgettable! This evening is all about the children who get lost in the foster care system without a Guardian Ad Litem. Proceeds will help raise much needed funds, so that every child in foster care has a voice. This is a great opportunity for people to get involved, make a difference and enjoy an amazing evening."

Co-chairing this year's Gala is South Florida philanthropist's and community leaders, Aimee and Stephen Owens and Veena and Ramesh Panjabi. Serving on the committee is Marjorie Gouraige,The Honorable Ambassador Carmenza Jaramillo de Maincourt, Maria Maribona, Arancha Plana and Adela Mones.

This year's extraordinary auction is co-chaired by long-time supporter and Board Member, Yolanda Berkowitz along with Beth Tasca. The auction committee members include: Lana Bernstein, Sarah Harrelson, Lisa Pliner, Kim Wood, Rhonda Rose-Drecksler, Lourdes Lameran, Gail Appelrouth, Chandra Balsera and Leslie Wolfson. Some of the unforgettable and exciting items that will be featured include, a five night stay at a beautiful 2-level home in heart of Santa Fe, NM; a weekend for two with spa services at Costa d'Este including dinner for two at Oriente; Gloria and Emilio Estefan's resort property in Vero Beach; a fishing trip with Ray Rocher aboard the Miss Britt; a two night stay at Fontainebleau Miami Beach; The Best Birthday Party Ever (for 20 children) from Miami Children's Museum; luxury designer items from: Prada Bal Harbour, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Miu Miu and others; a fourteen (14) person wine tasting from Wines for Humanity; sports and entertainment memorabilia; a $5,000 shopping spree from a Luxury Retailer; fine jewelry and much more!

An ongoing supporter of Voices For Children Foundation and this year's Golden Fan Guardian, Cathay Pacific Airways has once again generously donated an "Oriental Getaway" for two. The winner of this $250.00 raffle will have the opportunity to travel business class with a guest, to one of the following destinations: New Delhi, India; Beijing, China or Bangkok, Thailand.

Individual tickets for the Gala are priced from $500. To learn more about underwriting opportunities, sponsorships, or to purchase atable and/or tickets, please call 305.324.5678 or email
About Voices For Children Foundation

Voices For Children Foundation is a not for profit organization that raises funds to ensure that every abused, abandoned and neglected child in Miami-Dade County has a court appointed Guardian Ad Litem and that financial assistance and other resources are available for their accompanying health, educational, and social needs. Guardians Ad Litem are trained, court-appointed adults who serve as the representative voice for abused, abandoned, and neglected children involved in dependency court proceedings. Be a Voice, visit

Jennifer Heegaard & Sonia Gibson

Sonia Gibson & Associates/ ph: 305.777.0217
Jennifer @ 305.803.5505

Sonia @ / M: 305.458.5003

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Get Organized for the New Year!

Check out the Miami Herald Balancing Act for excellent tips on getting organized for the new year.

You’ll find my tip at the end of the column.

What is one thing you will do now to get organized for the new year?

Make 2010 your year to go for it!

Pat Morgan, MBA & Professional Coach