Schedule of Meeting Topics
All meetings are held on the
2nd Tuesday of the month at the Los Zarapes Restaurant (formerly El
Pueblito) on Av. Camaron
Sábalo. Social hour begins at 9:00, and the meeting starts at 10:00.
There is a nominal cost of $30mn (Pesos) to attend, which covers our
meeting facilities plus coffee and juice. Breakfast is also
available for an additional $20mn (Pesos).
following schedule may change as dates near and speakers are confirmed.
Raúl Llera Martínez
- Sinaloa Secretary of Tourism - The
changing face of tourism in Mazatlán -
John Carpenter - Archeologist from
University of Arizona -
Interesting new investigations of pre-columbian life near El Fuerte -
Video Presentation: Your FOM Foundation
in Action - An overview of
our accomplishments of the last year -
January 2006 - This is also the annual business meeting,
including election of a new President & Secretary. The meeting
will be held in the Auditorium of the Mazatlán
Aquarium. No breakfast will be available.
Unless noted, these events are
sponsored by FOM with proceeds benefiting the Friends
of Mexico Foundation. Contact an FOM officer for more information:
Flu Shots - November 12th - 10:00am - Solamar Inn - Cost is $280mn
(pesos), payable in advance - Sign up at the November meeting or contact
Silva - This is not a fund-raiser for FOM - the entire cost goes
to the vaccination provider.
Day trip to Cosalá
- Tentatively scheduled for November - More details will follow
Tour of Angela Peralta Theater and
Mazatlán Center for the Arts - November
16th - 5:30pm - Sign up at the November meeting or contact
"Stars of Tomorrow" Gala - November
26th - Photo exhibit, wine & cheese at 6:30pm - Show begins at 8:00pm -
$150mn (pesos) - Angela Peralta Theater - Tickets are available at the
FOM meeting or the Angela Peralta box office - The show features top
student performers from the Center for the Arts, plus a special
performance by a nationally-recognized folkloric dance group - Proceeds
benefit the Paul Kolyer
Scholarship Fund for the Arts.
Shopping / Sightseeing Trips to Guadalajara & Tonalá
- January 20th-23rd and February 3rd-6th - Cost to be determined - Plans
are to have one trip catering to "die-hard shopaholics", and another
geared towards sightseeing, featuring an optional Tequila Train trip to
the Herradura hacienda, complete with food, beverages, and music.
Copper Canyon Tour - February 16th-22nd - $5600mn (pesos) per person
- The initial sign-up for this tour last spring will probably fill up
the 50 available seats, but if you'd like to find out more, please
'Murder Mystery' Dinner - April 2006 - Cost and dates to be
announced - Those who remember this event from a couple of years ago
will surely be looking forward to an evening of fun, mystery, and prizes
while enjoying a delicious dinner.
let us know if there are any activities you'd like to see - and
especially if you'd like to become
an FOM volunteer to help plan and organize them!
Here are just a few of our
regularly scheduled activities and services:
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced
classes - New for this season!
donor list (there is no large blood bank service in Mazatlán)
- English-language Radio program -
"¿Qué Pasa, Mazatlán?"
Wednesday & Sunday - 2:00pm - 90.5FM - Currently
suspended - looking for volunteers to help!!!
The following are for FOM
- Hospital & Shut-in Visits -
Gisela Garcia, one of our FOM members, is the person to contact
- Call 982-8958
- Spanish / English
Interpreters - If you are in need of assistance in
communicating with medical personnel, please contact
- Call 983-3769
you miss these events? Be sure to come to a Friends
of Mexico meeting, and check back here often - don't be left out!
Representatives of the US and Canadian
consulates at an FOM meeting at El Pueblito
Taking a turn at a
piñata at Sor Juan School
Annual Holiday / FOM Birthday Party
Arriving for a day in the town of El
Learning about Hacienda La Labor
Brunch get-together at the Hotel Playa