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News update from BTBCF - Fall 2017


Sorry for the late posting:

The Beyond The Beach Children’s Foundation held its annual Directors meeting on September 16th, prior to our fiesta and are happy to announce the following changes to the Board of Directors:

Bryan Brown has been elected to serve as President
Olive Dodge Thompson has been elected to serve as Vice President

The board of Directors would like to thank Olive for her years as President and know we can continue to count on her engagement in her new role.

Also, after many years as a Director for Beyond The Beach, Karen Ferrari has stepped down as a Director but will continue to be a big supporter of the Foundation and its goals. Karen has been a great source of information and has brought many items from her US contacts to the Dominican Republic for the kids.

While Karen is stepping aside, her husband Joe Ferrari, is stepping in to fill those big shoes. Joe has worked hand in hand with Karen over the years and is very familiar to the Dominican Republic and is known by many members of the Foundation.

A very big thank you to Karen and a welcome aboard to Joe!


Yes - Bryan and I have traded positions. It is time for fresh eyes and ideas. As Bryan stated, I will still be very involved with Beyond the Beach Children’s Foundation as it is something I believe in very much.

The children of the Dominican Republic are so smart and just need a chance to grow into productive members of their society - as our children are our future - they are the future of their country. Education is the stepping stone and we are trying to help in that regard with our contributions to a Scholarship through DREAM Project. We are also helping Mariposa which is a school for girls as well as others where and when we can.