Mural titled "Ashland—Where Culture Meets Nature", created by Denise Baxter in 2018 in Guanajuato, with views of the colorful city in the background.

Bienvenidos / Welcome to the Amigo Club of Ashland, Oregon: promoting the sister-city relationship between Ashland and Guanajuato Mexico since 1969. In 2019 we will be celebrating our 50-year anniversary and we hope you'll join us!

The Amigo Club is a citizen’s support group for the Sister City (Ciudades Hermanas) relationship and the Amistad Exchange Program between Southern Oregon University and the University of Guanajuato. Click for more information.

Each month the Ashland Daily Tidings newspaper features an article (Entre Amigos / Among Friends) about Amigo Club activities. Click to see archive extending back to 2015.

The Ashland Amigo Club sponsors many activities to support Sister City ties between Ashland and Guanajuato.Join us at  Guanajuato Nights on 10 November 2018, and the many events that will occur during the 50th anniversary in 2019. Click on Event Blog for more information and to subscribe to receive new posts.

We welcome you to join us!

Celebrating the arts at the 46th Festival International Cervantino in Guanajuato

By Karen Grove | December 9, 2018

The 46th Festival International Cervantino occurred in Guanajuato from 10–28 October. This three-week festival is considered to be Latin America’s biggest celebration of the arts. Although it started as an homage to Miguel de Cervantes, it now includes all types of artistic creations—dance, music, film, theater, visual arts and more. Each year, Guanajuato welcomes thousands…

Report on Guanajuato Nights fundraiser

By Karen Grove | November 23, 2018

The fourth annual Guanajuato Nights fundraiser on 10 November 2018 was a big success! With ticket sales, raffle, silent auction, and live auction, the event had gross receipts of around $20,000. Frances “Faffie” Siekman de Romero, long-time friend of the Amigo Club and supporter of the sister-city relationship, matched the Amigo Club’s receipts by contributing…

Tickets now available for Guanajuato Nights fundraiser on November 10, 2018

By Karen Grove | October 22, 2018

For larger file, click on this link: Guanajuato Nights Flyer               Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 5:00–9:30 PM Location: Rogue River Room, Southern Oregon University (SOU), Ashland Tickets cost $55.00/person. The ticket price includes a multi-course dinner of regional Mexican dishes. To purchase tickets, please contact Mina Turner at amigo@97520.net or…

Save the Date! Guanajuato Nights on 10 November 2018

By Karen Grove | September 12, 2018

SAVE THE DATE! 4th annual Guanajuato Nights fundraiser for the Amigo Club’s endowed scholarship fund administered by the SOU Foundation Saturday, November 10, 2018, 5:00–9:30 PM Rogue River Room, Southern Oregon University (SOU), Ashland We are committed to having the Amigo Club Endowed Scholarship making a real impact on student exchanges between Ashland and Guanajuato. In the past three years, we…

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