Taking the theme of “Renewing Hope,” the Haitian Solidarity Network of the Northeast held its annual Dinner Dance and Fundraiser at Caldwell University on Saturday, April 11 with Archbishop Bernard Hebda serving as Honorary Chairperson.
The group was welcomed by HSNNE President, Georgette Delinois. A reflection followed with Father Jack Martin, Founder and Former President. Blessing of the food was offered by Rev. Marc Arthur Franciois, followed by the presentation of honors. The 2015 Zanmi Ayiti Award was presented to Yves Augbourg. The 2015 Human Rights presentation went to Kim Ives.
Entertainment for the evening was offered by the Grace Drums group as well as by DJ Cadence Digitale.The 15-member events committee, which included Father Eugene Squeo, Sr. Pat Stringer, OP, Dr. James Morgan, Pierre Moreau, Sr. Kay Coll, SSJ, Clauvice St. Hilaire , Astid Casco and Dr. Ellen Morgan, was pleased with the evening’s success and expressed appreciation to all for such fine collaboration.
The working philosophy upon which HSNNE is based on that shaped by the Canadian Coady group which tried to promote the reflective self-help process, encouraging local groups to identify their own problems and develop strategies and solutions close to home.