Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc.

2016 Highlights

  • Toy Distribution at Centro Hispano Catolico.
  • Desayuno Martiano.
  • 2015 Highlights

    • Toy Distribution at Centro Hispano Catolico.
    • Desayuno Martiano.
    • Field Day at Camp Matecumbe/Annual Picnic.
    • OPPG Presentation at Jacksonville University Club
    • Election Lunch
    • OPPG Picnic/Matecumbe Field Day
    • OPPG Board of Directors Swearing In
    • Father's Day Breakfast
    • Operation Pedro Pan: The Cuban Children's Exodus Exhibit
    • HistoryMiami Family Fun Day
    • Sponsored trip to Seaquarium for children at Children's Village
    • Sponsored Bowling Event for children at Children's Village
    • Sponsored HistoryMiami Exhibit Tour and Lunch for children at Children's Village
    • Our Lady of Charity Mass
    • Panel Discussion: Remembering Operation Pedro Pan
    • Guateque at the HistoryMiami Museum
    • Annual Thanksgiving Gala at the Biltmore Hotel, Miami, Florida
    • Msgr. Bryan O. Walsh Memorial Mass
    • Christmas presents distributed to each kid at Children's Village
    • 2014 Highlights

      • Toy Distribution at Centro Hispano Catolico.
      • Desayuno Martiano.
      • Annual Picnic at Kendall Indian Hammock Park.
      • OPPG Presentation at The Sagemont School, Weston, Florida.
      • Election Lunch.
      • Catholic Charities Children's Village Fundraising Event.
      • Father's Day Breakfast at Miami Elks Lodge.(video)
      • Monsignor Bryan O. Walsh Street Unveiling.
      • Cauley Square Historic Village Get Together Night.
      • OPPG Presentation at Miami Dade College- Hialeah Campus.
      • Operation Pedro Pan Exhibit at HistoryMiami Announcement.
      • Legacy of Operation Pedro Pan: Shared Memories Workshop.
      • Tour of The Exile Experience: Journey to Freedom Exhibit at Freedom Tower.
      • Annual Thanksgiving Gala at Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables, Florida..
      • Thanksgiving Mass at St. Augustine Catholic Church..
      • Christmas Lunch at Lisboa-Habana Restaurant.
      • Msgr. Bryan O. Walsh Memorial Mass/Get Together.
      • 2013 Highlights

        • Operation Pedro Pan Scholarship Fund in honor of Jorge “George” and Peggy Guarch
        • Toy Distribution at Centro Hispano Catolico.
        • Desayuno Martiano.
        • Annual Picnic at Kendall Indian Hammock Park.
        • Miami-Dade Parks Recognition Plaque- for commitment to help children with disabilities at Camp Matecumbe
        • Swearing In Ceremony OPPG Board 2013-2014
        • Camp Matecumbe Celebration-Matecumbe High School's Class of 1963 50th Anniversary
        • Operation Pedro Pan Avenue Unveiling- Hialeah, Fl.
        • Sponsored Summer Camp for children at Children’s Village.
        • Donation to Villa Maria Residence in San Antonio, Texas.
        • Resolution 01-2013 – Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd. –in support of street designation
        • Meeting with international visitors from France’s Dpt. of “Protection sociale, travail e employ” at request of US Dpt. of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program
        • Mass in Tribute to Our Heroes - San Lazaro Church, Hialeah, Florida
        • Pedro Pan Street Dedication Ceremony at Kendall Camp / Camp Nostalgia Celebration
        • Annual Thanksgiving Gala
        • Memorial Mass for Msgr. Bryan O. Walsh
        • 2012 Highlights

          • Organizational Excellence Award for Historic Preservation, Advocacy and Education- Awarded to OPPG by Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation Board.
          • Florida Heritage Landmark Dedication Ceremony.
          • Pedro Pan Place Unveiling -former Florida City Camp
          • Toy Distribution at Centro Hispano Catolico and Children’s Village.
          • Desayuno Martiano-Felix Varela Hall.
          • Annual Picnic at Indian Hammocks Kendall Park
          • Donation to Bishop Agustin Roman Memorial Fund
          • Swearing Inn Ceremony 2012-2013 Board of Directors
          • Sponsored YMCA Summer Camp for children at Children's Village.
          • Lunch with Pedro Pan in Puerto Rico
          • Dr. Victor A. Triay's Talk on Ave Maria, Fl
          • OPPG Presentation at Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
          • 2011 Highlights

            2010 Highlights

            • Toy distribution to 400+ children at Centro Hispano Católico Day Care Center for Reyes Magos.
            • Desayuno Martiano to remember Jose Marti at Felix Varela Hall, Miami.
            • Conducted a Family Picnic at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne.
            • Held annual election meeting/breakfast to select new OPPG Board members.
            • Conducted a Book Drive for disabled children at Matecumbe Park.
            • Organized/funded summer activities, such as bowling, for minors at Children’s Village.
            • Granted scholarships to three college-bound high school seniors.
            • Funded purchase of items every 3 months for the small store at Children’s Village.
            • Conducted presentations about Operation Pedro Pan at colleges and universities.
            • Organized and conducted an emotional tour of Pedro Pan camps in South Florida.
            • Celebrated 50th Anniversary Weekend and Thanksgiving dinner-dance.
            • Held reunions in Central Florida, Puerto Rico, Washington DC for our 50th Anniversary.
            • Memorial Mass in memory of Monsignor Walsh and Departed Pedro Pan celebrated at several locations throughout the country.
            • Distributed Christmas presents to every child at the Children’s Village.