Save the Date! Guanajuato Nights on 10 November 2018


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 have granted five scholarships and, with the generous match of Faffie Siekman, your contributions to our annual fundraisers, and interest earnings, the Fund now exceeds $120,000.

Tickets will go on sale shortly for $55.00 each.

We are asking you to generously donate items to the auction, ranging from gift certificates to valuable articles and professional services.  If you have items to donate, please contact Mina Turner at  Remember that a gift to the Amigo Club, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, may qualify as a tax-deductible charitable contribution deduction.


Señora Chela Tapps-Kocks, with Martín Pantoja Aguilar (MA SOU; currently administrator at the University of Guanajuato) amd Faffie Siekman (attended University of Guanajuato; married Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, current federal senator in Mexico; major supporter of the Amigo Club’s scholarship fund). Guanajuato Nights, November 2017. Photo by Graham Lewis.





Chantelle Seehower is receiving a $4000 scholarship from the Amigo Club to study at the University of Guanajuato during the 2018-19 academic year. Amigo Club Potluck, July 2018. Photo by Graham Lewis.






Here is a letter with more details about the fundraiser. The next post will include information about how to order tickets.