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Here's the proclamation:
Whereas civic engagement is key to the social and economic health of Miami-Dade County;
Whereas Miami-Dade is the home to many continuing professionals age 55+ with a lifetime ofexperience, wisdom, professional skills and resources to contribute to their communities;
Whereas these continuing professionals 55+ want and need more varied and meaningful opportunitiesto use their professional skills and experience for the benefit of their communities;
Whereas traditional retirement has been replaced by new forms of civic engagement for continuingprofessionals 55+;
Whereas continuing professionals age 55+ who are involved in meaningful work are healthier, moreproductive and fulfilled;
Whereas hundreds of nonprofits and public institutions in Miami Dade are struggling to maintain theircapacity to serve even as demand grows;
Whereas ReServe Inc. has successfully matched continuing professionals 55+ with more than 2,000service opportunities in New York City and demonstrated a model of civic engagement that canbe replicated in cities across the country;
Whereas Catalyst Miami is a renowned and innovative community based organization with a history ofbringing people together to improve lives and communities.
Whereas, on October 13, 2011, Catalyst Miami will begin operating ReServe Miami with the goal ofmatching continuing professionals age 55+ with high impact social purpose work in nonprofitsand public institutions throughout Miami-Dade County;
Now, therefore, Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez of Miami-Dade County, does hereby proclaim October 13,2011 asReServe Miami Day