Hon. Robert Menendez, U.S. Senator for the State of New Jersey, to Attend DANR’s National Council Leadership Summit in DC

November 13, 2010 by  
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Senator Menendez will join DANR Board to Honor a Distinguished U.S. Doctor of Dominican Descent

Washington, DC.–The Honorable Robert Menendez, United States Senator for the Great State of New Jersey, will join DANR President Nestor Montilla and the DANR Board at the DANR National Leadership Summit in Washington, DC to honor Dr. Salomon Melgen, MD, a distinguished U.S. ophthalmologist of Dominican descent.

“On behalf of the DANR Board, I look forward to welcoming U.S. Senator Menendez to our National Summit slated to take place November 18-20, 2010 in Washington, DC,” said DANR President Nestor Montilla. “Senator Menendez, a long-time friend and supporter of the DANR, will join our National Board of Directors and our summit participants in honoring Dr. Melgen with DANR Guanin National Science Award for his outstanding contributions to medicine and our communities in the United States.”

Dr. Salomon Melgen is the only Hispanic Ophthalmologist in Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie

County in the State of Florida. He is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and the founder of Melgen Eye Center, specializing in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina.

Dr. Melgen is a Director of the American Board of Eye Surgery and is a clinical scientific associate at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School. He is a Fellow of the American

Academy, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Melgen has been practicing for over 20 years and has developed a strong admirable and respected reputation within the Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast.

For more information about Dr. Melgen visit http://www.melgeneyecenter.com/

To register for the DANR National leadership Summit click here.

More DANR News:

Presidente Nestor Montilla en Pura Politica en NY1 News


El reportero de television Juan Manuel Benítez entrevistó a Néstor Montilla, Presidente de la Mesa Redonda Nacional Dominico-Americana, quien opinó sobre la posibilidad de conseguir el primer congresista dominicano.DANR President Nestor Montilla was interviewed by reporter Juan Manuel Benitez on NY1 News/Noticias. Interview will be broadcast tonight at 6pm & 11pm. Saturday, November 13, 2010 11am, 2pm, and 11pm and Sunday, November 14, 2010 11am & 4pm.

La entrevista esta disponible en:


UNIVISION and Media Representatives to Cover DANR National Council Summit in Washington, DC

Univision logo Bronxnet
Washington, DC. –Media representatives and outlets in the United States, including UNIVISION and Bronxnet, confirmed they will be providing press coverage of the DANR’s National Council Leadership Summit slated to take place next week (November 18-20, 2010) at the National Press Club, Howard University and the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC.

“We would like to invite journalists and media outlets interested in covering the presence, contributions and national agenda of Dominicans and Dominican Americans in the United States, to join us at a press conference we will host at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Friday, November 19, 2010 at noon,” said DANR President Nestor Montilla.

“We would like to thank UNIVISION for assigning its veteran anchor and reporter Merijoel Duran, and also a television crew, to cover the summit. Similarly, we would like to thank Mr. Michael Knobbe, Executive Director of Bronxnet for also assigning a television crew as well. In addition, we would also like to thank each one of the television and radio network reporters, communicators and bloggers who have confirmed their presence in Washington, DC. Kuddos to all of them!”

The list of attending reporters, television and radio networks will be published on the DANR website.

Press credentials issued by the DANR and its National Dominican American Council will be required. Press representatives wishing to cover should make the request in writing by sending an e-mail to info@danr.org.

For press inquiries, please contact: 202-238-0097 or send an e-mail to info@danr.org

Please note that bringing into the U.S. Capitol any bag larger than 14″ wide x 13″ high x 4″ deep is prohibited.

For more information about press access, restrictions and visiting the U.S. Capitol, please click the following link:http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/Visit/US_Capitol_Visitor_Guide.pdf


DANR Summit Early Bird Registration Extended

There’s still time to register for the DANR National Leadership Summit slated to take place November 18-20, 2010 in Washington DC.Please be advised that our membership, students and supporters requested we extend our Early Bird Registration of $136.00 per person until the midnight of Monday, November 15, 2010. REGISTER HERE.

Starting on November, 16, 2010 at 12:01, the regular donation-registration rate will be $199.00 per person.

To reserve your hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill at the special DANR Summit rate of $99.00 per night (subject to availability), please click here.


Invitation to DANR  Leadership Summit
For a printable copy of this invitation and the Summit agenda, please click here.

About DANR

The Dominican-American National Roundtable (DANR) is a non-partisan, non-profit corporation seeking to bring together the different voices of all people of Dominican origin in the United States.DANR is a national forum for analysis, planning, and action to advance the educational, economic, legal, social, cultural, and political interests of Dominican Americans. It aims to ensure for U. S. Dominicans the full exercise of the rights and freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States of America.

With those objectives in mind, DANR is committed to enriching the quality of life in the United States by highlighting the contributions of Dominicans to the larger American society.


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