A beautiful day was in store for the official open house of the Guatemalan Consulate located at 106 Foster Drive.
Guatemalan Consul Jorge Archila welcomed everyone to the celebration, introduced Vice Consul Karla Orellana and all staff and outlined the services provided by the permanent office in Del Rio.
Services available include issuing passports from Guatemala, identification cards, birth certificates for minors, marriage licenses, funeral registrations and other official documentation.
The Consulate office also provide protection services for Guatemalan citizens and helps address any needs they have. Vice President Dora Alcala noted the Consulate provides wonderful and much needed services in this community. She also expressed that Del Rio is fortunate to have TWO Consulate offices (the Mexican Consulate and the Guatemalan Consulate) to provide the needed services.
The Guatemalan Consulate in Del Rio is one of only three Guatemalan Consulates in the State of Texas. Houston has the main office and another office is located in McAllen.
Dora also presented Consul Archila commemorative Certificate of Appreciation depicting the twin Eagles located at the Amistad Bridge, a landmark in this community. Consul Archila also thanked the community for the warm welcome they have received since they first opened their doors a few months ago. Consul Archila distributed Guatemalan gift bags to all in attendance. President Carmen Gutierrez also took the opportunity to present a New Membership Plaque to Michael Calderon of High Performance Roofing and General Contracting.
Michael mentioned that he is a fourth generation small business owner and in business since 2007. At High Performance Roofing & G.C., we take care to provide our customers high quality services personalized for their unique needs. We are available to take your order 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Personalized and custom services provided include building, remodeling, roofing, tiling, granite, painting, concrete, window tint, and design. No job is too big or too small.
Commercial and Non Commercial work welcome. Call Michael Calderon 830-488-1872 or stop by 202 W. Rodriguez.
Wonderful refreshments and a tour of the Guatemalan Consulate offices followed. Special thanks to Joe & Tina Martinez and MBM Communications for providing canopy covers, City Councilwoman Liz Elizalde, Mexican Vice Consul Briseño, City Manager Henry Arredondo (who announced the new airline service), and all our members and friends for gracing us with your presence.
We appreciate you!