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President's Message July 2021

It was so good to see your smiling faces at the last meeting. We hope to see even more at the next

meeting at MOUNTS!!!!!! Yes we are finally back at the Mounts Auditorium for our meeting on July 9 at

7:30. Come early to help set up and reacquiant yourself with old and new friends.

The Master Gardener Program had their graduation ceremony this week. We congratulate these fine

folks and welcome them to the Rare Fruit Council.

Be sure to bring your fruit for the tasting table, plants for the auction, and seeds for the exchange. Also,

for those who need to pay membership dues please bring your, cash, check or credit card.

Volunteers are needed:

· Greeter

· Membership

· Tasting Table

· Seed Exchange

· Auctioneer

Also, we are creating committees for the following topics:

· Nominations for the upcoming elections in September

· Logistics for the Fruit and Horticulture Park

Go to Smile@Amazon.com and make the Palm Beach Rare Fruit Council you non- profit .

Our speaker for the evening is Rob Long. He is the Chair of the Palm Beach Soil and Water

Conservation District and the Vice Chair of the Delray Beach Planning and Zoning Board.

See you soon.

Roxanne Cumberland





Upcoming Public Events

July Virtual Meeting

July 9, 7:30PM - 9:00PM

Good news! We are going to meet in person at the Mounts Auditorium on July 9th at 7:30.

Our Guest Speakers:

Rob Long

Short Bio:



Elected – Palm Beach Soil & Water Conservation District (4-years, Chair), just re-elected to 2nd term.

Delray Beach Advisory Boards – Green Implementation Advancement Board, Site Plan Review & Appearance Board, and currently Planning & Zoning Board (2nd term, Vice-Chair)

Other Boards – Habitat Young Professionals-South County, Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, the South Florida Water Coalition Advisory Board, and the Delray Beach Clean Water Collective

Leadership Training – Leadership PBC (Class of 2020), ADL Glass Institute Fellow, NLC PBC Alum

Other Memberships – Chamber of the Palm Beaches, Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, Urban Land Institute, Engineers Without Borders, Audubon Society, Sierra Club


Volunteered during the pandemic at drive-thru food distributions in WPB, Boynton, and Delray (with Parks & Rec)

Regularly volunteer with and donate to Community Greening, a Delray-based nonprofit

Regularly take part in beach cleanups, hosted several last year in Delray – partnership between Young Democrats & Young Republicans

Presented flood planning/protection presentation in different community forums, including the Delray BPOA

2-year sponsor (Door 2 Door) of “Guns N’ Hoses” softball challenge between Delray Police and Delray Fire Rescue. Hosted by Delray Citizens for Delray Police

Recently Attended “A Forum on Policing” in the Delray Arts Garage with Delray and Boynton Police Chiefs, hosted by the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission

Fundraising Committee for Junior Achievement Caribbean Wind Event (Current)

Sponsor for SMART Ride 18 – Team Bill Bone (Current)

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Mounts Botanical Gardens Auditorium at, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL

RFC July 9th 2021 7pm in person meeting at the Mounts

Zoom link if you can't attend

Jane Lee is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: RFC July 2021

Time: July 9, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time 

(US and Canada)

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Roxanne Cumberland

President, RFC

For more information, please contact Roxanne Cumberland, RFC President - President@pbrarefruitcouncil.org or call (855) 732-7273. 

We hope to see and connect with you soon, stay safe!






                            Palm Beach Rare Fruit Council



                              are available at our Monthly Meetings


            Members in need of the Special Rare Fruit Council blend of

                   "Fruitilizer" may contact 1st VP Mark Porter.


            Mark will bring a limited number of bags to our regular meeting 

            or you can arrange for pickup at his farm site in the Acreage.


            For special pickup options please call Mark Porter at:


                  +1 (855) RFC-RARE / +1 (855) 732-7273 option 3

                   to be directly connected and/or to leave a message.









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