I am delighted to report on our chapter's community service event last month. Our chapter members assisted KIDS IN DISTRESS by chaperoning a fun-filled day at the Seminole Indian Museum - Ah Tah Thi Ki in Big Cypress Swamp.
The event included a two-hour interactive museum tour and movie with a Seminole guide, a 1.5 mile nature walk through the Everglades on a boardwalk, visiting an Indian village and learning about their ancient lifestyle and crafts. Lunch was enjoyed at the Billy Swamp Café. The highlight of the day was the Herpetarium Alligator and Snake Show. Each child selected a souvenir from the Billy Swamp Gift Shop.
This was our chapter's first event partnering with KIDS IN DISTRESS. KIDS IN DISTRESS incorporated in 1979 as a private, non-profit agency with a goal of providing early intervention and effective prevention and treatment for young abuse victims and their families in South Florida.
Some of our members brought their own children to the event. The camaraderie of our community service programs is great, as well as the personal feeling of satisfaction that comes from helping these kids.
I encourage all in-house counsel to get involved, whether offering legal services or participating in a community service event. For more information about our chapter programs, events and benefits, visit the South Florida Chapter page at www.accca.com.
Arlene B. Finkelstein