This year Amigos has changed the membership slightly. Memberships will be for one calendar year, from January to end of December. We hope this will help with more easily remembered renewals for all of us.
We are accepting renewals now and hope to have all renewals accomplished by January. Of course, we gladly accept new memberships at any time as people are continually moving to wonderful La Cruz.
We will be accepting renewals and new memberships at our monthly Happy Hours and at our booth at the Sunday market which we are "manning" on the first and third Sundays of each month. You can also renew or join at our website using PayPal.
We’re still tallying up the proceeds from our Welcome Back Party as people pick up silent auction items, but it looks like we’ll clear (after all expenses) 19,000+ pesos. And that doesn’t include new and renewed memberships!
As a reminder, Amigos depends on you. We rely on memberships, fundraisers and other donations for operating funds. These funds are used for street cleaning, the maintenance of our recycling program and purchase of the blue garbage cans. You would be amazed how many of the recycling bins "walk away" from their post. Our budget is tight and finely tuned to support the Amigos' Vision and Mission statements.
This year, we have enjoyed new leadership and enhanced participation. Examples include our President, Philo Hayward, who is ever diplomatic and focused on moving forward. We have also had the benefit of the energy and enthusiasm of our new website editor, Lori Wilson, the innovative ideas provided by our new treasurer, Joan Gil, the swiftness of Steve Cross in stepping up to take on the recycling program when it was dropped by PEACE, and the creativity of Cindy Bouchard in coordinating our first event of the season. This is only to name a few of our contributors.
Amigos' meetings are open and all are encouraged to attend. We believe that our future board members come from active participants who will bring new ideas to keep Amigos healthy and vibrant.
Amigos memberships is suggested at 500 pesos per individual or 750 pesos per couple.
We hope you'll attend our Funny Bones Fundraiser on Tuesday, December 3. Our next business meeting will be December 17. For more information, email Amigos de La Cruz.
Thank you in advance for your membership.
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