Events/Eventos: ISLEñOS NEWSLETTER/PRESS RELEASES
LOS ISLEñOS HERITAGE & CULTURAL SOCIETY

 OCTOBER 2014 NEWSLETTER 

October 14th, 2014 General Membership Meeting

 

Eileen Doll, Ph.D., chairman of the Spanish Department, Loyola University of New Orleans, will address the general membership of Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society during its annual election meeting Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Los Islenos Center, 1357 A Bayou Road, St. Bernard, Louisiana.  Dr. Doll’s presentation is entitled A Visual Tour of Spain: Cultures and Regions.  She is a native of Illinois, received the Ph.D. degree in Spanish Comparative Literature from Purdue University and has taught for more than a decade at Loyola.  Dr. Doll has published extensively in the United States and abroad.

 

Please join us for a reception immediately following the interesting presentation by Dr. Doll.  October 12th is the National Day of Spain, so please participate in Los Islenos Society programs which celebrate the heritage and cultural traditions of Spain during October 2014

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DIA de la HISPANIDAD, Sunday, October 26th, 2014

 

Dia de la Hispanidad will be celebrated Sunday, October 26th, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Los Islenos Center, 1357 A Bayou Road, St. Bernard, Louisiana.  Rhonda Rodriguez Hannan is event chairperson.  This event will also mark the installation of officers and directors for 2014-2015.  Dia de la Hispanidad is an annual fundraiser which benefits Los Islenos Fiesta held every March.  Delicious Spanish food and wine will be served during the event.  Tickets for the event are $50.00 per person and may be purchased by telephoning Rhonda Hannan at (504) 615 – 9322 or Lena Torres Nunez at (504) 491 – 5266.  PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!

 

ANNUAL ELECTION OCTOBER 2014

 

The following officers were nominated without opposition during the September 2014 General Membership Meeting:  

VICE-PRESIDENT: Lena Torres Nunez (2014-2016); TREASURER: Paula Borden Mackles (2014 – 2016); HISTORIAN: Jerry Glen Estopinal (2014 - 2016); DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE: Maria Ibieta Laborde (2014 – 2016); DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE: Glen Menesses (2014 – 2016); DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE: Dorothy L. Benge (2014 – 2015); SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: Catherine Ybarzabal Serpas (2014 – 2016).   RHONDA RODRIGUEZ HANNAN will complete the unexpired one year term (2014 -2015) of outgoing president Lloyd “Wimpy” Serigne. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES FOR A SUCCESSFUL 2014 – 2015!!!

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MUSEUM DAYS 2014

 

Donna Mumfrey-Martin is planning excellent interpretive programs for Museum Days 2014.  The event is scheduled for November 6th and 7th, 2014 at Los Islenos Museum Complex.  Museum Days began as a cooperative venture between The St. Bernard Historical Society and the Isleno Society in 1981.  It was held annually until Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and returned to the Museum Complex in 2011.  For additional information, please call Bill Hyland at (504) 874 – 0635 or correspond with him at whyland@sbpg.net.    

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BASS TOURNAMENT

 

MIKE BENGE is organizing Los Islenos Bass Tournament, scheduled for Sunday, November 2nd, 2014.  Boats will launch from the Delacroix Corporation property facing Highway 39 and the Caernarvon Canal.  Funds raised from the tournament will be deposited in the Society’s restoration fund which constantly helps to subsidize repairs and restoration projects.  For more information, please call Mike Benge at Delacroix Corporation, (504) 523 – 2245.

  

“CRUZIN DA PARISH” A GREAT SUCCESS

 

The St. Bernard Rod Knockers organized a fabulously successful “automotive cruising” Saturday, September 13th, 2014.  Intermittent heavy rains could not keep enthusiastic entrants away from the event.  More than 150 participants in the “Cruzin” visited the Tourist Visitor Center in the Aycock Street Barn, the sugar museum in the Old Arabi Jail, the Historic St. Bernard Parish Courthouse, Ducros and Los Islenos museums in Los Islenos Museum Complex and Docville Farm, the wonderful property belonging to the Meraux Foundation.  Incoming board member Glen Menesses worked effectively to organize the use of the Museum Complex.  He was assisted by Ricky Gonzales, Nicole Perniciaro and other Rod Knocker members.  Dot Benge and Bert Esteves opened Los Islenos Museum as docents.  Isleno Society member Melanie Ybarzabal Koons prepared delicious ropa vieja.  She was assisted by Catherine Ybarzabal Serpas, Kathy Serpas Ziegler, Ralph Ziegler, Amy Gonzales, Rhonda Rodriguez Hannan, Jerry Estopinal and other society members.  Everyone working together makes these events worthwhile and enjoyable, while promoting our significant historic and cultural resources.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

  

It has been a privilege for me to serve as president of Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society.  Many wonderful members have worked diligently to support the mission of the society.  Our distinct cultural heritage is unique in Louisiana, the United States and the globe.  It will be my legacy to continue to promote this rich heritage far and wide.  I thank you all for your support and may God bless you all!!!

 

PARTIAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2014

October 7th, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.     General Membership Meeting, Los Islenos Center, speaker to be announced - 2014 Annual Election

November 2nd, 2014   -   Los Islenos Bass Tournament, Delacroix Corporation Property, Highway 39, Caernarvon

November 6th – 7th, 2014   Museum Days, Los Islenos Museum Complex - Call Bill Hyland, (504) 874 – 0635 for more information or to volunteer.

November 11th, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.     General Membership Meeting, Los Islenos Center, speaker to be announced

December 7th, 2014 – 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.     Los Islenos Christmas, Kathy Serpas Ziegler, Chairperson.  The Museum Complex will be decorated for the holiday season.  Please call Kathy at (504) 494 – 5848 for more information or to volunteer.