AUGUST MEMBERSHIP MEETING
On June 27th the Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its membership meeting. It was hosted by Silver Eagle Distributors. Vice president Mr. Ayala presented our guest speaker Mayor Bruno Lozano. Mayor Lozano spoke about his hopes and plans for Del Rio. Being able to work as a community to put Del Rio on the map to be able to bring new business is one of his goals for our city. Our president Otila Gonzalez presented Mayor Lozano with a tourism t-shirt from the Hispanic Chamber and a bag of promotional items. The nonprofit group United San Felipe gave a short presentation about the arch that they are in the process of building at the entrance of San Felipe to commemorate the historical barrio. Afterwards the guests enjoyed networking and door prizes were raffled during the networking hour following adjournment.
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National Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month began as Hispanic Heritage Week when President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation in 1968. In 1988, under President Ronald Reagan, the commemorative week was extended to a month long from September 15 to October 15. This particular time period was selected because period encompasses the independence of eight Hispanic heritage countries; Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Chile and Belize.
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the contributions of Hispanics during their presence in North America. From the settlement in North America in 1513, 94 years before the arrival of English settlers in Jamestown Virginia to their presence in St. Augustine Florida, to the outpost of San Francisco in 1776.
Celebrate diversity and celebrate this month and the many contributors that have made this a great country.