My name is Hatali Breckenridge and I am excited and humbled to be chosen as the new Director of Health Issues for the Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. I was born and raised in Del Rio. I am passionate about our city and the health of our community.
For the past three years, I have had the privilege of working for Val Verde Regional Medical Center as the Marketing Service Coordinator where I work with the community on health issues. I am a graduate of the University of Texas in San Antonio with a Bachelor degree in Communications. I am currently working on my Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and International Management.
As the Director of Health Issues for DRHCC, I plan to present health related issues to our community and bring awareness of the different healthcare services available locally. I look forward to meeting current and new members of DRHCC and learning more from our veteran board members who possess a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Each of us knows at least one of these individuals personally. Nursing is found in many professions and include school nurses, hospital and clinic nurses, dental nurses, home health and also at Nursing or Rehabilitation Centers. Each year, May is the month when nurses of all varieties are recognized and celebrated, as May 12 is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These days and weeks of recognition are a way for nursing professional associations to honor their members, as well as to promote nursing careers to potential future nurses and for employers to recognize nursing staff.
This year’s theme was “Delivering Quality & Innovation in Patient Care”, according to the American Nurses Association (ANA). DRHCC takes this opportunity to thank our members; Val Verde Regional Medical Center, My Home Care, Superior Home Health, and Val Verde Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the quality healthcare you provide in our community.
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Delia R. Ramirez, I have been elected as your Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Director of Education. I am employed by Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College for the last ten years as their Business Services Director. I received my Masters in Business Administration from SRSU RGC and my Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas State University. I am also proud to say that I am married to a wonderful man, Alfredo Ramirez, who works for Del Rio Ford Lincoln Mercury and we have three beautiful daughters, Gabriela, Daniela and Alexa Ramirez.
As the DRHCC Director of Education I know that one of our main purpose is “to enhance the economic and educational environment”. With this in mind we have partnered with The Gutierrez Family and the Latino Coalition Foundation to bring entertainment and others to our city and at the same time raise scholarship funds for our local students who are pursuing their education. Our DRHCC Education committee has been hard at work preparing for our DRHCC/Gutierrez Family Scholarship Dance on June 20, 2015. We are currently accepting scholarship applications from students through June 1, 2015. Please visit our website for the scholarship application and for more information on this wonderful event. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos Ayala: Bilateral Committee Update
Excellent information was exchanged at this month’s Bilateral Committee meeting hosted by DRHCC at the Silver Eagle Community room.
The Bilateral Committee meets each month and includes the Acuña Chamber of Commerce, Del Rio Chamber of Commerce, Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Canaco Ciudad Acuna, Mexican Consul Ricardo Santana, Guatemalan Consul Jorge Archila, Acuña City and Government representatives, and Del Rio City and Government representatives, as well as Custom officials on both sides of the border.
The three Chambers of Commerce take turns hosting the meeting. Among the topics discussed at the March meeting were the tourism calendar of the many activities and events scheduled for almost each week and weekend in Acuña, continuing efforts to continue to promote safety and security in Acuña, possible bus transportation to/from Acuña, Mexican Consulate Scholarships at Rio Grande College in Del Rio, Tourism I-app by Del Rio Hispanic Chamber, and a marketing plan by the Del Rio Chamber.
DRHCC thanks all in attendance for a very productive meeting.