On December 30 a Las Amigas brunch was held in honor
of our University Students at George’s Restaurant
on Mar De Cortez in San Felipe. Twenty students and over
25 members and guests were in attendance. Fidelia Chavez
Jimenez who graduated last year and is teaching at Cobach
in San Felipe also attended.
was a warm sunny day and everyone was in the festive spirit.
Rafaela A. Sterling, Manager of George’s, provided
us with a spacious area decorated for the season. A beautiful
holiday tree became the perfect setting for individual
pictures of the students. Patricia Lowe from Club Las
Amigas did a great job as photographer. The pictures are
on the Club Las Amigas website at www.sanfelipelasamigas.com
for all to view.
Our President, Carol Goddard, led the program.
Olivia Siqueiros introduced the students and professionals.
There are now over 50 professionals in Mexico who were
sponsored by Las Amigas. Each student expressed their
gratitude for all that Las Amigas does to keep them in
school and sincere appreciation for the opportunity to
pursue their dream of a professional career.
Hazael Sierra Castillo, Delegado of San
Felipe, delighted the students with encouraging words
to continue their education and follow their goals to
better life in San Felipe.
The prayer was led by Carol and Olivia.
A delicious buffet was served which included: coffee,
orange juice, eggs, meats, chiliques, papas and beans,
hot tortillas and plenty of sweet rolls. The moist lemony
cake was a hit with everyone.
Olivia presented a special dedication to
Dorothy Biely, the founder and hardworking advocate of
the University Program. The audience expressed tears and
gratitude of the impact Dorothy has made on their lives
by writing their words on the back of the event program.
The programs are now in the hands of Dorothy to read.
The closing prayer was given by Asiria Martinez, who is
majoring in Architecture.
My special gratitude to everyone who attended
and helped made the brunch an event to remember.
Caren Ann Cianciabella, Chair
University Scholarship Program