LOS ISLEŮOS HERITAGE & CULTURAL SOCIETY
JANUARY, 2015 NEWSLETTER
JONATHAN CABRERA VISIT
Jonathan Cabrera Asensio, our effective advocate in Tenerife will lead the delegation of Canary Islanders scheduled to arrive to support the Bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans. Regretfully, Candido Padron Padron, viceconsejero of Accion Exterior for the Gobierno de Canarias, has had a family emergency and has suddenly postponed his trip to Louisiana until Los Islenos Fiesta 2015 in March. The Society will host a pot luck dinner in honor of the delegation Sunday, January 11th, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in Los Islenos Center. Please call Rhonda Rodriguez Hannan at 504.615.9322 or Kathy Serpas Ziegler at 504.494.5848 to let them know what you plan to bring. Please bring guests and turn out to meet this important delegation.
Mr. Cabrera recently organized and mounted an important exhibition and conference about the history of the Canary Islanders or Islenos in Louisiana which was displayed in the Parliament Building of the Canary Islands. This exhibition is currently on display in the Military Museum of the Canaries in Tenerife and will circulate to other institutions throughout the year. Because of Mr. Cabreraís efforts, 2015 has been officially proclaimed the YEAR OF LOUISIANA ISLENOS in the Canaries!!
BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS VISITOR WELCOME CENTER
Volunteers are needed to man the Visitor Welcome Center which Los Islenos Society worked to establish with the St. Bernard Parish Tourist Commission in 1997. The date volunteer services will be needed most is Saturday, January 10th, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call Rhonda Rodriguez Hannan at 504.615.9322 or Bill Hyland at 504.874.0635 to volunteer.
Please support the Society by attending the Cabrera dinner and volunteering for the Visitor Welcome Center. I thank everyone for their generous support and look forward to 2015!