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Thursday, February 09, 2006

 

DH: Abilene recognizes LULAC week - Feb. 9

Ben, left, with Mayor ArchibaldAbilene, Tx -- The City Council, by Mayor Norm Archibald, 2nd left, this morning recognized Ben Gonzales, Abilene LULAC president, left, with a proclamation setting next week as "National LULAC Week" and recognizing the educational, civil rights and economic contributions of the U.S. LULAC in its 77th year.  (Click on any picture to enlarge.)
 
Tia Dora recognized by City CouncilThe City Council recognized and applauded other LULAC members present, including parliamentarian and senior advisor Dora Martinez, right, the matriarch of LULAC Council 605. 
 
Anna, Ben & Dora at City CouncilThree of the Council 605 officers, Secretary Anna Vedro, President Ben and Parliamentarian Dora, left, are shown just outside the City Council chambers admiring the proclamation.
 
Abilene's Council 605 of LULAC is holding its 77th Birthday Community Celebration Dinner on Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m., at Civic Plaza Hotel, 505 Pine St., Abilene.  Tickets are $20.  Contact Anna Vedro - 695-1868.
 
Council 605 is also in need of new members who are committed to the cause of civil rights and economic advancement for all, Hispanic or otherwise.  The LULAC membership application can be downloaded here.
 
Dave Haigler, LULAC member & Council 605 mediator/advisor, Abilene, Texas.

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