This morning Ramiro Cavazos, President & CEO of the Hispanic Chamber, joined the Board meeting for the San Antonio Mexico Friendship Council (SAMFCO) that took place at the Mexican Consulate in San Antonio. During this Board meeting the Hispanic officially joined SAMFCO’s Board as a permanent member. Cecilia Elizondo Herrera, a dear friend of the Hispanic Chamber, is the current President of SAMFCO.
The San Antonio-Mexico Friendship Council’s (SAMFCO) history dates back to 1995 when the Consul General of Mexico in San Antonio saw the need to renew the official “Grito” ceremony on the 15th of September, a tradition that had been discontinued over the years. To accomplish this, the Consul General sought the support of local civic and cultural leaders. Together they revived the tradition of the “Grito” ceremony on September 15, 1996.
As a result of this initial project, SAMFCO was established in 1996 as a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to strengthening and promoting the cultural and historical ties shared by the citizens of San Antonio and Mexico. Together, Carlos Sada Solana, Consul General of Mexico in San Antonio, and Veronica Salazar Escobedo, SAMFCO’s first president, created an organization to help underwrite charitable, cultural, educational and literary events. It funds and participates in the civic ceremonies and educational activities that commemorate important milestones in Mexican history, such as Mexico’s Independence Day.
SAMFCO’s board is comprised of San Antonio civic, governmental, cultural, educational and business leaders from both the United States and Mexico. The Consul General of Mexico serves as the Honorary Chairman of SAMFCO during his/her tenure in San Antonio.
For more SAMFCO detailes visit: http://www.samfco.org/