Meetings

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Our Next Meeting:
Monday, July 15, 2019
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Rosewood Hotel
Future meeting dates:

2019: Oct 21

If you’re unable to attend, please drop off your donation no later than the day BEFORE the meeting at La Conexion, location in the front of Paprika Restaurant, Ancha San Antonio #9-A, Box 543.

On Jan. 21, 2019 we donated $110,370 pesos to Casa Hogar Corazon Valiente, a non-profit organization established in San Miguel de Allende Mexico. Our NGO will promote an environment where every child has the opportunity to lead a childhood free from abuse, discrimination and poverty. Our work in providing innovative programs will reach out to families and children in our communities. We look toward to creating a healthier and happier futures for children, their families and the country as a whole.


In Oct. 2018 we gave $117,200 pesos to Ranchero Pandiero, a project of CASA. Here’s what they do.

  • We intervene with the most dangerous gangs in San Miguel de Allende.
  • We organize hip-hop events and festivals.
  • We provide free psychological, educational and health services.
  • We give workshops on hip-hop culture in schools.
  • We have a recording studio and an art studio.
In July 2018 we gave $115,450 to Mitigare Care Association (Hospice) Their mission: Our staff are professionals specialized in caring for people who have a life-limiting illness. We address the patient’s needs – physical, emotional, social and spiritual – as well as the needs of the whole family, and help the patients make decisions about how and where they want to spend the rest of their lives.

On April 16, 2018 the winner was Ojala Niños receiving $112,450 pesos. Their mission: To be a model for extra-curricular education in rural communities in Mexico for children of all ages, using art, music and literacy in a space for learning that inspires creativity and develops critical thinking skills and self-confidence.


On Jan. 15, 2018 the winner was the Instituto de Rehabilitación y Enseñaza Especial, A.C. (Institute for Rehabilitation and Special Education). It is a 25-year-old school serving disabled and deaf children, and doing a wonderful job with them.
We raised $111,300 pesos. The other two organizations, that split the $1,300 extra are
Patranado Pro Niños and Camino de la Paz.

On Oct. 16, 2017 our group met and the total grant was $141,500. Amazing! We decided to divide it equally between the San Miguel Chapter of Red Cross and the Yurt Building Project – both organizations are local but are doing earthquake relief in Oaxaca. The total this time included an anonymous donation of $20,000 pesos.


On July 17, 2017 we voted to support So Others May Eat, which has been providing between 100 and 200 meals each week for well over 20 years to the grandmothers. In addition, funds for when one passes, training on personal hygiene and many other forms of support has been generously provided by Antonette, her husband Joe and her staff from the SPA, Recreo 38. They were awarded $100,000 pesos. The balance of $18,250 split with CAMINO DE LA PAZ & CASA HOGAR GUADALLUPANO MEXIQUITO,  ($9,125 p EACH)

waterOn April 17, 2017 we voted to we voted to support Caminos de Agua, which healthier more prosperous lives through practical sustainable solutions along the pathways water travels through our lives and the planet. Caminos de Agua believes that all people should live in a clean and ecologically healthy environment with access to safe and healthy drinking water, nutritious and affordable food, and secure shelter. We work in partnership with local communities and other diverse actors to innovate and implement open source solutions for our region in the Independence Watershed but that can also be adapted throughout the world without restriction or license. They were awarded $100,000 pesos!!!!
The other two names drawn from the hat were: SPA and Ojala Ninos and they each split the remaining $4750 pesos…so each walked away a winner! Their names will go back in the hat for next time.

learnOn Jan. 16, 2017 we voted to support ESCUELA DE EDUCACIÓN ESPECIAL DE SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, A.C. whose mission is to ensure that all San Miguel de Allende children who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired become literate, independent, and productive citizens who set and achieve life goals. We gave them a donation of $113,000 PESOS


libros-para-todos-kidsOn Oct. 17, 2016 we voted to support Libros para Todoswhich encourages reading and an appreciation for literature in San Miguel de Allende and the surrounding communities. They received $120,240 pesos generously donated $10,000 pesos each to the other two organizations that were drawn: Mujeres en Cambio and S.P.A. (Society for the Protection of Animals.)


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On July 18, 2016 we voted to support Ninos Con Autismo San Miguel, an organization who supports children with autism in San Miguel de Allende. We gave them $92,800 pesos

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On April 18 we voted to support Casita Linda whose mission is to create a dignified, safe and empowering environment that will provide a foundation of hope for families living in extreme poverty. For the first time in our history we hit our goal of donating $100,000 pesos.

childOn Jan. 19, 2016 we voted to support Casa de los Angeles, a safe haven for the children of the streets and those whose mothers come from the outskirts of town to work or to sell their wares at the local mercado. Casa de los Angeles was founded on September 18, 2000. It has grown over the years to now serve more than 100 children from 83 families. We gave them $88,000 pesos.

studentOct. 19, 2015 we voted to support Apoyo a Gente Emprendedores, an organization committed to helping Mexicans bootstrap themselves out of poverty, and become financially independent for life. We gave them $76,250 pesos. Their website is www.apoyomexico.com


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On July 27, 2015 we voted to support San Miguel’s mobile library, Libros Sin Fronteras, a bi-cultural, bi-lingual literary project in San Miguel. We gave them $65,250 pesos. Their website is www.librossinfronteras.wordpress.com

jovenesOn April 20, 2015 we voted to support Jovenes Adelantes which enables young Mexicans facing economic adversity to acquire the academic and life skills necessary to foster positive social and economic change in their society. Since 2001 Jóvenes ¡Adelante! has helped nearly 200 students obtain university degrees. Their website is www.jovenesadelante.org.  We gave them $67,000 pesos.

ruralOn January 12, 2015 we voted to support The Rural Education Institute of Mexico, started in 2007 when board members ran a pilot program with children living in the village of Jalpa, a rancho (rural community) about 20 km from San Miguel de Allende. The pilot initially focused on English language exposure, but now the program has developed to include art, drama, music, sports and cooperative games. The Rural Education Institute also converts community centers into classrooms with libraries and computer labs to promote literacy and computer skills. In 2010, the Rural Education Institute of Mexico began to provide scholarships and/or direct resources to students wishing to continue their education through high school. Their website is www.ruraledinst.org  We gave them $73,500.


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At our July 2014 meeting we voted to support ALMA, a San Miguel NGO that helps the elderly with love, shelter, food, and a better quality of life. Our donation to ALMA was $61,340 pesos!


peasma1At our April 2014 meeting we voted to support  San Miguel Angels for Education. It is a small local non-profit that is supporting the education of several kids from SMA orphanages. We gave them $58,000 pesos.

At our January 2014 meeting we voted to fund PEASMA $63,450. This organization, the San Miguel de Allende Environmental Education Project (Fundacion de Apoyo Infantil de Guanajuato’s PEASMA project)is dedicated to environmental education in the local schools, environmental protection, and the right of children to live in a sound environment. Their website is www.faiguanajuato.org/peasma

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At our October 2013 meeting we voted to support Casa Hogar Orphanage and collected $52,000 pesos. Casa Hogar Santa Julia, founded in 2005, provides housing, education, and support to girls in need. Their mission is to ensure that the Madres have the sustaining support necessary to provide for the health, education, and welfare of the girls in their charge. Their website is: www.santajulia.org


IMG_0010_2At our July 2013 meeting we chose to support C.A.T.I.S. and collected $49,900 pesos. Their website is www.catis-mexico.org/

At our April 2013 meeting we voted to support Casa de los Angeles donating $51,900 pesos. Casa de los Angeles is a safe haven for the children of the streets and those whose mothers come from the outskirts of town to work or to sell their wares at the local mercado. Casa de los Angeles was founded on September 18, 2000. It has grown over the years to now serve more than 100 children from 83 families. At our next meeting you will hear from a representative from Casa de los Angeles on how the funds were used.

Mujeres1At our January 2013 meeting we voted to support Mujeres en Cambio donating to them $37,000 pesos that evening. Mujeres en Cambio, whose website is www.mujeresencambio.org is a non-profit, all volunteer, grass-roots organization committed to enhancing the lives of women living in the rural communities surrounding San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. They work to accomplish this goal by providing educational scholarships to young women. This is accomplished through donations and fund raising events. More than 98% of donated money goes directly to scholarships.Mujeres en Cambio also provides assistance with projects that will economically enhance the lives of rural Mexican women.

New Members are welcome and we hope to see you there! Email Jody Feagan jodyville@yahoo.com if you have questions. If you are a current member and would like to nominate a local, non-profit, charity and/or worthy cause, please complete a NGO Organization Fact Sheet bring it to the meeting. You may not nominate an organization unless you have filled out a fact sheet prior to the meeting and have joined as either an individual member or as a team.
Join us first for a
“Get to Know Each Other Cocktail Hour”
from 3:30 to 4:30 in the Art Gallery at the Rosewood.
Check-in for our meeting begins at 4:30.
We’ll start at 5 pm on the dot and end in one hour!