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 2015-16 Club Las Amigas (CLA) began the season with a Welcome Back Get Together for members, family and friends in October. Following in November the Ice Cream Social for Secundaria students was held at the Pavilion. This year 168 middle school students received the benefits from private individual donations. 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 December the annual University Brunch was held at Baja Mar. College students attended along with CLA members and members of the community.
Our fund raising events began with the Discover Baja in January at the Pavilion. Over 110 persons attended with a lineup of two authors 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. It was a sell out crowd!
In February a Valentine's Day Casino at the El Hijo Salon was well attended. The afternoon event was a success with famous hot dogs and open bar to help keep the tables going with poker, bingo, craps and other fun games.
In April the Luau event was a smashing success!...The weather was perfect and the venue at La Palapa was a perfect setting. There was sell out attendance. The food was delicious and the entertainment was a hit. The consensus from everyone who attended was to have this event again next year.
This year the calendar was a tremendous profit winner for the Club. With 350+ 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 four new students to the University. The selection will be held in April at the Cobach High School.
Congratulations to all members for a successful year 2016!
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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