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XLCR- Ex-President, Husband To be Honored at Xmas Bash 2019
Earl & Althea Robinson – 2019 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDEES
Former Alumni president, Althea Robinson, and her husband, Earl, will be the recipients of one of the alumni association’s most coveted awards at Xmas Bash 2019, Saturday, December 14, 2019, at the Caribbean Cultural Center, Lauderhill, Florida.
The Excelsior Alumni Association of Florida will be bestowing the Community Service Award on Earl ‘Wire” Robinson and Althea Brown Robinson for their long and distinguished service to the organization, their alma mater, and to the wider South Florida community.
Earl Anthony Robinson, aka Wire, is a 1975 graduate of Excelsior. He represented Excelsior in Colts Cricket and Soccer as well as Track and Field. Wire was noted as one of the revolutionaries at Excelsior who invited openness to the Rastafarian religion. Earl has been a quiet and consistent supporter of all fundraising efforts of the Association since 1999.
He has freely opened his home in Miramar to host a multitude of Excelsior board meetings and socials. For the past 16 years, he has volunteered his excellent culinary skills at every XMAS BASH to prepare the fish dish that is always a crowd favorite. As the co-owner of CBAH, Inc., a company that serves the developmentally delayed citizens of Broward and West Palm Beach for almost 20 years, Earl has made the company a committed and consistent sponsor for every XMAS BASH as well as other fundraising events in the South Florida community.
Earl is an ardent businessman, avid horse owner, and spends his free time betting on horses at the race track using his knowledge and a little bit of luck.
Althea Robinson, nee Brown is being recognized for her seminal role in helping to enrich the fabric and ethos of our alma mater, Excelsior High School; and for her tireless effort to unite the school’s myriad alumni scattered across the globe, which helped to create the beautiful mosaic that makes up the Excelsior family. Althea played a central role in helping to resuscitate and revitalize the once dormant Excelsior Alumni Association of Florida. In the almost two decades in which she has been active in the organization, she has served it in various capacities – the most recent as president. As president, Althea served with grace and humility and a single-minded focus on getting things done. Throughout her decade-long tenure, Althea was a formidable presence, for the force of her commitment, her visionary leadership, and impeccable integrity.
By the time she demitted office earlier this year, she had helped to transform the once moribund group into one of the most vibrant and best organized service organizations. An ardent supporter of education and creating opportunities for youth, Althea’s life has been defined by her volunteerism and philanthropy. Without fanfare, she has often dipped into her own personal resources to support initiatives at her alma mater and in South Florida.
She also inspired her son to underwrite a business scholarship…