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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Latino Breakfast Club features speaker Dr. Jose Vela, 7-1

You are invited to the 6th Latino Breakfast Club meeting of 2009.

Networking with a Latino Flair! Everybody is Welcome! (Just like Fiesta Week) July 1st (Wednesday) Location: Cha-Cha's Restaurant, 2026 Babcock, 78229,

The Latino Breakfast Club is a Virtual Networking Organization. There are no membership dues, bureaucracy, committee assignments, organizational duties, or fees to pay. We are a grassroots alternative to the historic downtown chambers of commerce.

Our sponsors includeCha Cha's Fine Mexican Cuisine,Cartridge World of San Antonio at the Medical Center and Progressive Insurance from Luxor Insurance Services.Featured

Speaker: Dr. José Antonio Vela, Director Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, San Antonio

7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.- Reception
8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.- Program

Cost: Free (Breakfast courtesy of Cha-Cha's)

Parking Advice: There is an extra parking lot to the right of the restaurant. We encourage you to use it if you arrive after 7:50 a.m. Please do not park in the medical building parking lot on the left. Your car will be towed.

NHPO Gala Meeting @ San Francisco Steakhouse, 7-8

2009 NHPO Annual Fundraiser/Gala Committee Meeting @ the Old San Francisco Steakhouse
10223 Sahara Dr., Wednesday, July 8th from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Marcus Jasso at
The NHPO is currently recruiting for the NHPO 2009 Annual Fundraiser Committee Members to spearhead this initiative. This committee will have the opportunity to craft a one-of-a-kind fundraiser for the NHPO.

As an incentive, the 1st 5 members who sign up and remain on the committe through the day of the event, will receive the following:

Two Event Tickets
Business Logo on All Promotional Materials

There is a 3 month commitment and the committee is looking for members to assist in the logistics, marketing/media and sponsorships area of the event.

Sign up today! Email Marcus Jasso at and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday July 8th @ 5:30 p.m.



NHPO establishes Information Technology Think Tank

NHPO Establishes Information Technology Think Tank @ Orderup at the Colonnade, 9873 IH-10 West, Friday, July 24th, @ 7 a.m.-8 a.m.

The NHPO is proud to announce the establishment of the Information Technology (IT) Think Tank. The core group will engage in discussion, research, and development of Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technology in the San Antonio community.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the NHPO Information Technology Think Tank, please email your resume and cover letter stating your interest and intended contribution to Oscar Garcia.

To qualify to become a member, you must meet one of the following criteria:
Undergraduate Degree or higher in the following disciplines: Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or Information Systems.
Associate Degree plus 5 years of professional experience in the IT/CS/Engineering industry.
No Degree, 10+ years of professional experience in the IT/CS/Engineering industry.

Mary Alice Cisneros 60th Birthday Party, July 10th

Mary Alice Cisneros (photo)
Councilwoman District 1

Mary Alice's 60th Birthday Celebration and Post Election Fundraiser
Don't forget to RSVP!

Friday, July 10th, 6-8 p.m.
Absolutely Everything Catering
3915 San Pedro

Padrinos-$500 Comadres-$250
Amigos-$100 Personal-$35

For more information or to
RSVP, please call Jacqueline Martinez at 210.323.1171. Thank you for your support!


Mary Alice Cisneros

Fundraiser for judicial candidate Aida Rojas, July 11th

Aida Rojas' Campaign Kickoff
Please RSVP to Rosalba Saenz & visit Aida's Website & Facebook to show your support! (210) 618-6805

Date:July 11th, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Home of Robert & Rosalba Saenz
Address: 1791 Waterstone Parkway Boerne, TX 78006

Monday, June 29, 2009

AUSA presents Quarterly "General Assembly Meeting, 7-21

The San Antonio Capter of Americans United For Separation of Church of State Quarterly General Assembly Meeting, Tuesday, July 21st @ 7 p.m. @ Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 4818 Beverly Mae East.

For more information call: Eric Lane @ 732-6564.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mayor, Hispanic Chamber & UTSA welcome Labor Secretary

Mayor Julian Castro, (photo) Hispanic Chamber, and UTSA welcome U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis

Secretary Solis to address San Antonio’s business and civic leaders @ 8:45 a.m., Monday, June 29th @ the UTSA Durango Building, Southwest Room. (1st Floor)

Mayor Julian Castro, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will host a breakfast welcoming U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to San Antonio.

Secretary Solis is the first Hispanic Cabinet-level appointee to this position. Key San Antonio leaders from business, education, workforce development, and government have been invited by the U.S. Secretary of Labor.

The breakfast meeting will be a high-level discussion with these stakeholders regarding San Antonio’s growing role in economic development.

Recent job growth has been attributed to a diverse workforce and a diverse economy, which is due in part to expanding industries in the biosciences/healthcare, erospace, information technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, financial services, and the visitor industries.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Near capacity crowd turns out for Pct. 2 Court grand opening

L-R: Commissioner Paul Elizondo, Judge Steve Walker, Somerset Chief Deputy Constable Dan Vela, Commissioner Tommy Adkisson, judicial candidates Lawrence Morales, Tina Torres with brother Paul, Milton Fagin, Alfredo Ximenez, Barbie Scharf-Zeldes, staffers Yolanda Hernandez & Jack Hicks, JP Bill Donovan, Schlyer Crist, Mike Yucitz, Frank Suarez & wife, SA news Editor Rodolpho Macias, Rhett Smith, Robert Ray, Cliff Douglas, Judge Steve Walker with Benevolence Works CEO & Mistress of Ceremonies Linda Hartman, DA Susan Reed, Judge Ray Olivarri, Floresville JP Ernest Devora, Dinorah Diaz & former State Rep. & Leon Valley Councilman Art Reyna, Pamela Taylor, Alice Guerra, Jonathan Vela, incoming Greater Chamber President Carrie Baker Wells, Andrew Ramon, DJ, sound system, quartet, attendees, food, former Pct. 1 Constable Charlie Campos, Pct. 2 Constable Val Flores, Chief Deputy Andy Lozano & wife, Reserve Deputy Larry Ricketts, Deputies, Judges signs over courtroom doors, Judge Steve Walker's courtroom, Judges Bill Donovan & Steve Walker

A near capacity crowd turned out for the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony @ Pct. 2 JP Court, Friday, June 26th.