Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MAP Neighborhood Conference- Great Success!


The City of Monrovia 6th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference was on Saturday, April 25 2015 at the Monrovia Community Center. The gloomy weather did not stop the dedicated residents and friends of the City from coming out to a great day of learning more about the City’s resources and helpful tools for health, wellness and the community. The morning started with a delicious continental breakfast of pastries, fresh fruit and coffee from The Coffee Bean. Over 150 people came out to go to workshops to learn about topics like; Keeping Monrovia Beautiful, Meeting the City Manager, Juicing 101 and Coffee with a Cop!

Lunch was kicked off by a fantastic raffle with prizes including a tumbler set, gift cards to neighborhood restaurants and a fruit basket. Thank you to Del Taco, Tommy’s, Jersey Mikes, Wendy’s and Athens Services for ensuring we had a delicious lunch full of treats. Father John Bakas, of Saint Sophia Cathedral, delivered a stirring key note speech, touching on the spirit of volunteerism and the need to take action within your community. After everyone was all fired up based on the key-note, they excitedly went out to Library Park to the Health and Information Fair!

The Health and Information Fair had over 45 vendors offering health screenings and providing information from how to be healthy, how to volunteer and be active in your community, to finding farm fresh ingredients. There was also an opportunity to meet and get to know City staff, and more. In addition to that, there were more fun raffle prizes for all!

A Special thank you to:
 All of the sponsors; Gentile McCloskey & Company, Huntington Hospital, Scholar Share, Prime Lending, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, United Healthcare Medicare Solutions, and the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley!

All of the lunch sponsors; Del Taco, Athens Services, Tommy’s, Jersey Mikes, The Coffee Bean, and Wendy’s!


All of the Workshop Instructors, participating agencies, volunteers, and MAP Leaders who made this day possible!