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Ashlanders go to Guanajuato to celebrate 50 years as sister cities

Around 80 Ashlanders descended on Guanajuato from May 26–31 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our sister-city relationship. Attending were representatives of the Amigo Club, Ashland city government, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, firefighters, among other interest groups. Also in attendance were former Southern Oregon University (SOU) students who went to Guanajuato to study at…

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Amigo Club party culminates 50th anniversary celebration in Ashland

After 6 days filled with a potpourri of celebratory activities, our Guanajuato visitors were treated to a dinner party hosted by the Ashland Amigo Club. Guanajuatenses and locals enjoyed the opportunity for more socializing during an evening that included a full-course dinner (with margaritas!) and dancing to Latin music. Smiles and laughter abounded throughout the…

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Welcome to our visitors from Guanajuato!

Nearly 50 people from Guanajuato have arrived in Ashland to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our sister-city relationship. Today (April 5) was the first day of their six-day visit, which will include meals, tours, and other events sponsored by the Rotary Club, Southern Oregon University, Ashland Chamber of Commerce, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, churches, various business…

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Celebrating 50 years of sister-city relationship between Ashland and Guanajuato

To read the Amigo Club President’s message to members about anniversary events, please download the letter by clicking on “50th_anniversary” below. A brief explanation is provided below; please go to the DONATE page to contribute. 50th_anniversary Mexicans to visit Ashland To celebrate the 50th anniversary between our two cities, visitors from Guanajuato will be visiting…

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

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…

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Report on Guanajuato Nights fundraiser

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…

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Tickets now available for Guanajuato Nights fundraiser on November 10, 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 or…

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Save the Date! Guanajuato Nights on 10 November 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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