BRAWLEY – The Hidalgo Society, Inc. of Brawley announces its 91stÂ Annual Installation of Officers Banquet on Saturday February 9th at the Hidalgo Hall, corner of Cesar Chavez and I st in Brawley.Â
Doors open at 5:00 pm with dinner from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and the program beginning at 7:45 pm.Â There will be a dance free to the public after 9:00 pm with Black Jack performing.Â Tickets for the banquet dinner/presentation are $25.00 per person.Â
The new officers for 2013 of the Hidalgo Society will be installed officially with Rusty Garcia Sr. as president, Rusty Garcia Jr., vice president, Angelica Anaya, treasurer, Stella Sanchez, secretary and Maria Dominguez Sgt at arms as well as board members.Â
Also there will be four Hidalgo Society members being recognized for years of dedicated services to the goals and values of the Hidalgo Society; receiving Honorary Member status as voted by the members are, Ramona Montoya Reyes, Martha Iniguez, Arthur Gutierrez and posthumously, Rudy Cortez.Â
Recently retired Brawley Parks and Recreation Director, Karin Morgan, will also be recognized for her years of dedicated service to the residents of Brawley with the Community Service Award as voted by the members who recognized Morganâ€™s dedication to providing services to all of the different needs of the community; from youths to adults to senior citizens, andÂ Â for use of the available resources to create a vibrant and inclusive program for over thirty years.Â
â€œIt is an honor to be installed as president and a bigger honor to be included in the program with the honorary members and Karin Morgan who has set an example of public service second to noneâ€ stated incoming President Rusty Garcia Sr.
The banquet will also feature a keynote address by David Valladolid, National CEO ofÂ the Parent Institue for Quality Education( PIQE)Â which creates partnerships between parents, students and educators to further studentsâ€™ academic success. As a result of PIQEâ€™s work in parent engagement, more than 1.5 million under-served student’s educations have been enhanced since their inception in 1987. Public schools value PIQE, parents need PIQE, and students use PIQE as a springboard to their own personal and career success.
Mr. Valladolid is a graduate of San Diego State University (1975), seventh generation California and he is married to Teresa Pascual Valladolid.Â He has four children, Dave, Sara, Maite & Evita.Â He is a Vietnam Combat Veteran (1968-69) wounded twice and he is a Purple Heart recipient. â€œ David Valladolid is the embodiment of the Si Se Puede/Yes it can be done attitude of community service and empowering people to be there best advocatesâ€ stated 2012 Hidalgo President and Banquet chairman Eric Reyes.
Â Â Mr. Valladolid has a long history of accomplishments and service such as:
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Policy Administratorâ€”United Domestic Worker of America (UDWA)
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Legislative Consultantâ€”Speaker Willie Brown, California State Assembly
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Chief of Staffâ€”Assembly Peter Chacon
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sr. Deputy Labor Commissionerâ€”Department of Industrial Relations, State of California
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Civil Rights Consultantâ€”Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing, State of California
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Co-Founder of the Law & Justice Coalition (1980)
Co-Founder of the â€œLatino/a & Indigenous Unity Coalition (1992-Present)
Co-Founder of the Leadership Training Institute (LTI), Chicano Federation (1988-Present)
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Co-Founder of the Latino Policy Institute (LPI) (2003-Present)
Appointments and Community Board Member of the following:
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Former SD Mayor Appointee Commissionerâ€”San Diego Human Relations Commission
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Current CA State PTA Board Advisor (2003-2006
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Current Memberâ€”Governorâ€™s Appointee-Reading and Literature Project Advisory Board
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Chair Emeritusâ€”Chicano Federation Inc., Board of Directors (1987-2004)
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Member & Treasureâ€”Operation Samahan Clinic, Board of Directors (1994-2006)
Current Member of the National Task Force–Childrenâ€™s Defense Fund to end the â€œCradle Â to Prison Pipelineâ€ for Latino and African-American youth (2006)
Current Member of the San Diego Community Colleges Trustee Advisory Council (2006)
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Current Board Member of the National â€œAmerican STEM Allianceâ€ (2012-13)
For more information or tickets contact Eric Reyes at (760) 550-5153 or Rusty Garcia at (760) 587-1319.