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November 16th, 2008
"Adelante" – 11/15/08

Quote of the Week: ” Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if your’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were “.

David Rockefeller ( 1915 – )

LATINOS INTERESTED IN SERVING IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

NHLA Teleconference Call for Latinos Interested in Serving in the Obama AdministrationThe National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, composed of 26 national Latino organizations chaired by MALDEF and including the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, National Council of La Raza, ASPIRA, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and MANA, A National Latino Organization is promoting names to the Administration and helping Latino applicants for Cabinet, sub-Cabinet, and hundreds of other posts to advance through the appointment process. To begin, we have scheduled a teleconference call on Monday, November 17, 2008 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard time for all interested individuals. The call in number is 1-800-377-8846, password 79167948#. Please email opaniagua@maldef.org to RSVP for the call. The phone call will provide information from the Obama transition team and from NHLA organizations about political appointments, how to apply for them, and how to make your effort to be appointed more effective. During the phone call we will be accepting your questions via e-mail. This is an historic time for Latinos and we must take up this opportunity to be included at all levels of government. For more information, go to www.nationalhispanicleadership.org (site should be up soon). And again, please RSVP for the call so we can estimate the number of participants.

TURKEYS TACKLING HUNGER Feed a family for Thanksgiving

The increases in gas and grocery prices have hit everyone hard this year. Many local families will struggle to afford

holiday traditions that many of us take for granted, like a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. They need your help!

Last year, the Food Bank gave a turkey box filled with the trimmings for a holiday meal to over 1100

families in need throughout Hays County. This week we ordered turkeys and supplies to help 1400 families.

Your donation can help us do it again this year! $20 buys a turkey box for one family.

To learn more and donate online, visit

www.TurkeysTacklingHunger.org/turkeys_tackling_hunger_donate.html

To learn more about the mission and operations of the Food Bank, visit www.haysfoodbank.org

NAVIDAD “PARA LOS NINOS”

The San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is again hosting the annual NAVIDAD PARA LOS NINOS LUNCEON on December 10, 2008 at the Cuauhtemoc Hall located at 1100 Patton Street. The Hispanic Chamber invites the business community and its membership to this festive event. Proceeds from this luncheon helps support “Blue Santa” and “Brown Santa” as they collect toys and monetary contributions for needy families, individuals and children in San Marcos and Hays County. Call the San Marcos Hispanic Chamber at 353-1103 for your R.S.V.P and sponsorship possibilities.

14TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT GOLF TOURNAMENT

The San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 14th Annual Turkey Trot Golf Tournament. This year’s tourney will again be held at Quail Creek Golf Course On Saturday November 22nd, 2008. Tee time is 9:00 a.m. and will consists of 4 persons/team, A,B,C & D Players. Price includes green fees, cart, lunch, goodie bags, & door prizes. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd,and 3rd place teams. The team that trots in last gets free Turkeys!!! There are still several sponsorship opportunities available. For more information on promotional opportunities, sponsorships, teams and individual play, call Karla or Richard at 353-1103, or kthomas@sanmarcoshispanic.com

LBJ MUSEUM OF SAN MARCOS A COMMUNITY LEGACY

The LBJ Museum of San Marcos joins Texas State University in its extended celebration. “Remembering LBJ and His Legacy: Local Recollections – AN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT EXHIBIT” will remain on display throughout this academic year. The exhibit includes audio clips from interview with 48 people, along with photographs and memorabilia. Museum hours are Thursday, Friday & Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 10a.m.- 5 p.m. The Museum is located at 131 N Guadalupe on the Courthouse Square. Group tours can be arranged by calling Museum Director Scott Jordan at 353-3300, or contact them at www.lbjmuseum.com Free Admission.

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

The San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce can help: Existing or Start-up businesses, assistance with HUB Certification, and overall assistance in every phase of the business cycle. Direct referrals to lending sources or referrals to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can be obtained for you. We offer these services in Spanish. Hablamos Espanol. For more assistance, call the Hispanic chamber Office at 353-1103, or e-mail rhg@sanmarcoshispanic.com

CALENDAR

November 18th, Ribbon cutting, Marmi Shoes, 11:00 a.m. Prime Outlets

November 22, Turkey Trot Golf Tournament, Quail Creek Golf Course

November 25th, Ribbon cutting, Dahill, A Xerox Company, Augustine Torres

Ribbon cutting, MaryKay, Zaida Zamora

November 25 General Board Meeting 6 p.m.

by RICHARD H. GARZA
President – Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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