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Atlantic County Puerto Rican Parade - Hispanic Initiatives 1st Annual Partners In Excellence Latino Regional Conference. Plus Puerto Rican Panorama interview with Dr Castellanos ABC Channel 6 PA.

Letter by :
Atlantic County Puerto Rican Parade - Hispanic Initiatives
1st Annual Partners In Excellence Latino Regional Conference

April 11, 2006

Eduardo Santos
Founder, President & CEO

Dear Eddie:

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Board Members and members of the Atlantic County Puerto Rican Parade, I would like to thank you for participating as one of the panelists of the 1st Annual Partners in Excellence Latino Regional Conference. Your presentation on Hispanics and the Latino Market was informative and such an important component of our conference. You did an amazing job with your presentation. Thank you for maintaining such an exemplary Website and for your collaboration in keeping millions of people informed about what is going on in the world. Thank you for coordinating such a beautiful display with such precious photographic images of Puerto Rico.

The conference was a success. We had representatives from 19 different Latino organizations who want to unite to work together with the purpose of educating the community as well as ourselves in establishing a plan for the betterment of our Hispanic communities throughout the region. Our Youth Advisory Council will begin to meet in May to start developing children and youth initiatives for the community. It was wonderful to also receive the support from our media representatives including Nuestra Comunidad Newspaper, your Website, Radio La Ley and NJLatinoNews.

The Atlantic County Puerto Rican Parade is excited about activities planned for the upcoming year. On Sunday, August 13, 2006, we will present on 10th Annual Puerto Rican Parade and Latin Music Festival on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. People from New Jersey and the surrounding states now look forward to enjoying the annual Parade on the boardwalk and the Latin Music Festival that follows the Parade. Last year the estimated attendance for the festival alone were 20,000 people that came from New Jersey and other states including the island of Puerto Rico. This year we are expecting anywhere from 25,000 to 35,000 individuals. I welcome you to join us at the parade and festival.

We have other projects underway and we wish to count on your continued support. If we can be of any assistance to you or, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (609) 226-8183.

Thank you.


Yvette Soto
ACPRP President

Lists of representatives
1) Yvette Soto, Atlantic County Puerto Rican Parade President & Conference Organizer 2) Alwin Arce, Hispanic Ventures 3) Eduardo Santos, 4) Ralph Morales, President, National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. 5) Jose Acevedo, Office of Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration 6) Guillermo Beytagh-Maldonado, Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey 7) Dr. James Gilliam, Jr. M.D., Atlantic County Puerto Rican Parade Historical Archivist & Treasurer, New Horizons In Education 8) Mariana De Maio, Editor, Nuestra Comunidad Newspaper 9) Frances Vega, Hispanic/Latino Outreach, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana 10) Isabel Santa, Associate of Membership and Chapter Development, Hispanic CREO 11) Bert Lopez, Atlantic City Electric 12) Rev. Noemi Perez, Oasis UMC Hispanic Outreach Center 13) Rev. Estrada, Centro Restauracion Shammah 14) Joyce Pratt, Trump Properties 15) Jimmy Martinez, Station Manager, Radio La Ley 16) Miguel Melendez, Executive Director, Aspira of South Jersey 17) Angel Agosto, Community Activist 18) Norma Morales, Atlantic City Public Schools Representative 19) Maria Martha Castillo, Atlantic County Puerto Rican Parade Youth Advisory Council Chairperson. 20) Dr. Diego Castellanos, Host and Producer, Puerto Rican Panorama Television Show 21) Gustavo Cales, Merrill Lynch