Welcome to the 'Club Las Amigas' Home Page
'Club Las Amigas' is a U.S. and Mexico non-profit philanthropic organization that was formed in 1986. Located in Baja California, Mexico, San Felipe is considered a border town, a fishing village 120 miles south and part of the municipality of the large city of Mexicali. It is composed of international women who are dedicated to helping the youth of San Felipe, Baja California, through education. Private funding is necessary for continuing education beyond the 6th grade. Individual student scholarships are funded via donations for families and students with financial needs.
'Club Las Amigas' scholarships serve San Felipe students who are impoverished and cannot attain university on their own. They are from Mexican or Indian families,
most of whom do not have much education and who recognize the value of education for their children and their families. These students excel in academics and study hard, many work after school and on weekends to help support their families.
This year 2014-15 Club Las Amigas (CLA) began the season with a Welcome Back Pizza Party for members, family and friends at Jolly Mon in October. Following in November the Ice Cream Social for Secundaria students was held at the Pavilion. This year 168 students received the benefits from private individual donations and the Reid Foundation. Funds for uniforms, shoes, meals, PTA, and bus transportation were distributed to students selected by the school through an application process showing need and grades.
In November the annual University Brunch was held at Baja Mar. College students attended along with CLA members and members of the community. This year CLA was able to grant scholarships to 5 new college students in Mexicali and San Felipe. Two students were funded from events held the prior year, one student was funded from residual allocated funds, one funded by private contributor and one student was funded by Reid Foundation.
Our fund raising events began with the Discover Baja in January at the Pavilion. Over 110 persons attended with a lineup of four authors/artists giving presentations on their respective fields. It was a 3 hour event filled with a wealth of information on History of Baja, new and old. The net proceeds were approximately $1,500.
In February the dinner theatre production “Power Plays” was performed by the Gertrude Pearlman Group from Ensenada. A matinee was held at the South Camp Community Center. The following night the dinner play was held at the Pavilion. El Dorado Ranch provided dinner and no host bar. CLA sold wine, water, and soft drinks. The two dinner productions made $1,600 in net proceeds.
The last event was held at the South Camp Community Center. The members of CLA joined together to put on a well-run Casino which included a bar with fantastic Bloody Mary’s’. Food was provided by the restaurant close to the Center. Attendance was sparse. Net proceeds equaled around $800.
This year the calendar was a tremendous profit winner for the Club. With 300 calendars sold, approximately $2,600 in ad sales and expenses totaling $1,191 our net proceeds reached close to $4,600!
With the faithful and sometimes exhausting efforts of CLA, we will be able to send two new students to the University. The selection will be held in April at the Cobach High School. Grant application to Reid Foundation for this next year is in the making and if that comes through during the summer it will add one more new student.
Congratulations to all members for a successful year 2015!
Please visit our other pages for details about our scholarships and fundraising activities.
Donation checks payable to: CLUB LAS AMIGAS
Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 9011 PMB #45
CALEXICO CA 92232
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