ANA RECEIVES AWARD FROM PV DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM 2020

During the World Day of Tourism, the  Amapas Neighborhood Association was nominated and won the Distinctive Tourist Award for its support regarding tourist infrastructure. 

On September 29, 2020, a private event was held at the Hilton Hotel with safety and healthy measures in place that included everyone wearing masks, a temperature control spot, a small crowd separated by 6 feet distance from each other, and tables for two.  At this event a variety of corporations and Neighborhood Associations received their awards.  Sylvia Toy in representation of Amapas Neighborhood Association (ANA) accompanied by Viviana Testón, administrator of ANA, were pleased by the organization and safe environment to celebrate the World Day of Tourism 2020.   This has been a very difficult year for tourism worldwide.  Nonetheless, this yearly event occurred with health and safety guidelines in place by the Department of Tourism leader, Ramon Gonzalez Lomeli, sponsored by Outback and Abbraccio Restaurants, TAR aircraft, and 7 Leguas Tequila. 

 

During the event, each one of the organizations that received an award, had the opportunity to speak to the crowd regarding their achievements.  In the case of ANA, these achievements included the highway sidewalk, the stair repairs, and the PAVE food distribution program.  Sylvia Toy took the opportunity to thank the Department of Tourism for all the collaborative projects that have occurred during the last five years.

 

It is an important recognition of the hard work that ANA has done during all these years, the leadership shown by Sylvia Toy, and the public recognition by the city government and other organizations.  Stop by the ANA Office and see this award that motivates us to keep working together to improve our community.

 

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During the World Day of Tourism, Amapas Neighborhood Association was nominated and won the tourist distinctive for its support regarding tourist infrastructure. 

On September 29th. 2020,  a private event, held in Hilton Hotel Salon, that was limited by safety and healthy measurements, that included everyone wearing masks, a temperature control spot, a small crown separated by 6 feet from each other, and on tables for two, a variety of corporations and Neighborhood Associations were awarded,  Sylvia Toy in representation of Amapas Neighborhood Association accompanied by Viviana Testón administrator of ANA,  were pleased by the organization, and safety environment, to celebrate the World Day of Tourism 2020, on a very difficult year for that the tourism worldwide, an event organized by the Department of tourism leader by Ramon Gonzalez Lomeli, sponsor by Outback and Abbraccio  Restaurant, tar aircraft, and tequila 7 Leguas.

During the event, each one of the organizations that were awarded, have the opportunity to speak to the crowd, while a small semblance that in the case of ANA included the sidewalk, the stairs repairs, and PAVE program.  Sylvia Toy took the opportunity to thank the Department of Tourism for all the join projects that have share during the last 5 years.

It is an important recognition on the hard work that ANA has done during all these years, the leadership showed by Sylvia Toy, and the public recognition by the city government and other organizations. A small aware that motive us to keep working together to improve our community.

THANK YOU VILLAS LOMAS LINDA

Hola Villas Loma Linda Board and Administrator! It is with a huge sigh of relief and the deepest appreciation that I write this note to all of you. On behalf of the Amapas Neighborhood Association (ANA) Board, I wish to express our gratitude and appreciation for your work with us during this pandemic. Who would have known that the world would turn upside down and life as we knew it would be so disrupted? Life continues, but it is so very different. All of us are adjusting and trying to figure out what our next steps are.

ANA has adopted an austerity budget that will get us through February, which will be our next annual general meeting. As a non-profit organization we have been dependent upon the various fundraisers we hold throughout the year to supplement the funds we bring in through membership. Recognizing that our ability to hold fundraisers will be significantly impaired as a result of the pandemic and the decreased number of returning visitors, we have had to think outside the box. We greatly appreciate that the VLL Board has worked with us and only charged us for the electricity we use and not expected rent from us, as well. That was a huge relief and we appreciate it.

We look forward to the time when we can meet, gather, and enjoy each other’s company. We look forward to the time when we can see each other as friends and colleagues as opposed to a possible infection. We look forward to having the ANA office be a place where members of the community gather and discuss issues. We will all get through this pandemic as long as we work together and trust each other to keep each other safe.

Thanks for trusting us.

Sylvia Toy, President
Amapas Neighborhood Association (ANA) and Amapas Junta Vecinal

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PAVE THE WAY

Your Amapas Neighborhood Association knows that during this hard time worldwide it is important to keep supporting and helping our community. We care about the local families. We want to do our part and need to be here for them.

We are happy to see there are many organizations and individuals doing their part – donating and distributing food baskets.

We have also noticed many of them include items such as rice, beans, milk, cans of tuna, bath soap, toiler paper, crackers, cooking oils. Help ANA PAVE the Way for families and businesses in our local community. For 200 pesos/week, ANA will add to the existing food banks providing families with two deliveries each week – Wednesday is roasted chicken day with tortillas and salsa and on Friday they will receive fruits, vegetables, and eggs. ANA’s goal is to serve 50 families each week at a cost of 10,000 pesos. We know the effectiveness of the quarantine is to make sure families and individuals stay in their homes through May 30th. Beginning today, April 17th there are six weeks until May 30th. Toward that end we need 60,000 pesos to help 50 families for six weeks. We can do this! DONATE!!

Update

Less than a week after posting on Facebook and a direct email to ANA members, we have garnered 73% of the funds we need to provide food to 50 families for 6 weeks. 

Why 6 weeks?  We began the PAVE the Way program on April 16th.  The mandatory quarantine began in Jalisco on Monday, April 20th.   At a minimum, it will last until May 30th.  That’s how we calculated the six weeks. 

Which organization is the Amapas Neighborhood Association (ANA) working with?  We have chosen to partner with Caritas, a Catholic Church organization, that has been doing this work for over 15 years.  Their mission is to promote and coordinate social works in favor of the poor.  They distribute food to the lesser known and poorer colonias such as Playa Grande, Lopez Mateos and Ramblases. 

What does the money go towards?  For 200 pesos a family will receive a roasted chicken, tortillas, and salsas on Wednesday and then receive fruits, vegetables, and eggs on Fridays.  (PAVE = protein and vegetables, extra)
What is ANA doing with the funds?  We have negotiated prices and made agreements with a local roasted chicken vendor on Calle Insurgentes and vegetable vendors in the Emiliano Zapata market.  ANA Board member, Robin Spencer, will pick up the products and deliver them to one church.  Other Caritas volunteers will then take and distribute to the various colonias.

 

Why didn’t ANA join other organizations?  We had a two-fold goal:  feed families and help local businesses.  By working with a local chicken vendor and produce vendors, we help their families and those employees stay employed and fed.  We wanted to have a local impact. 

ANA’s goal for 6 weeks and 50 families came to 60,000 pesos.  Any amount will make a difference so please contribute what you can.  Your 200 pesos goes a long way in Mexico. 

#OF CONTRIBUTORS AMOUNT NET PESOS # OF BASKETS
11 200 pesos 2,200 11
2 400 pesos 800 4
6 1000 pesos 6,000 30
3 1200 pesos 3,600 18
4 2000 pesos 8,000 40
1 5000 pesos 5,000 25
1 20,000 pesos 20,000 100
TOTAL CONTRIBUTORS TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS LESS CHARGES TOTAL # OF BASKETS
31 45,600 pesos 43,129.88 pesos 228
Help us achieve the rest of our goal!