It’s another beautiful week in the Rio Grande Valley!

Noon Rotary Club of Mission held their weekly meeting at Molcas Restaurant in Mission last Thursday.  The program was presented by Melissa Alviar of UNIDAD (Uniting Neighbors in Drug Abuse Defense) Coalition.  It was very informative on the valley’s youth and what is affecting them today.  Seen at the meeting were:  Aida Lerma; Lupita Ramirez; Rudy Pena; Clay Everhard; Ed Welliver; Teresa Plata; Ferney Medina; Carlos Olivera; and others.  Please join them every Thursday at noonat Molcas in Mission for a new program every week.   McAllen South Rotary meets every Friday at noon at the McAllen Country Club.  McAllen North Rotary meets every Thursday morning at 7AM at Don Pepe’s in McAllen.  Edinburg Rotary Club meets every Thursday at noon at Echo hotel, Edinburg.  “Service Above Self.” 

Saturday the Junior League of McAllen held their 2nd Annual, “Shaken Not Stirred,” Texas Style Martini party at Sofie’s “SS” Saloon.  It was an amazing event that had martinis from Arturo’s, Coopermoon, Tony Roma’s, Europa, Infusions, Bodega, Santa Fe, and University Draft House.  Delicious food was prepared by the Texas Chef’s Association and included Chefs, Adam Cavazos; Larry Delgado; Dustin Stair; Nancy Cortez; and Gabriel Fuentes.  Guests danced to music by Last Page.  Winner of the BEST Martini was Bodega with their kiwi martini. Congrats to them and now that’s the official hot spot for the Junior League of McAllen.  Seen at the event were:  Jessica &  Eli Gutierrez; Brianne & Mark Santos; Lindsey & Vincent Richards; Amy Booth; Sarah & Kevin Picou; Vianey & Christopher Cron; Eva & Ronnie Tavarez; Lourdes Servantes; Cassandra & Raymond Moreno; Jessica & Drew Lentz; Ethny & Eric Fantich; Rica Quintanilla; Melissa Osio-Martinez; Jessica Lofton; Militza Stair; Erin & Eugene Palacios; Kaitlin Hovda; Michelle & Chris Diaz; Leigh Ann & Frank Gutierrez; Yirla Gonzalez Nolan; Kim & Jordan Keller; Shamin Dagan; Jennifer Almonte-Gonzalez, MD & Tomas Gonzalez; Cynthia Catchings; Brenda Franklin; Lucy& Miguel Garza; Susan & Dr. Ernesto Garza; LuAnn & Jeffrey Golberg; Maria Elena Gonzalez; Jessica & Matthew Kaiser; Liliana & Jason Honeycutt; Marabeth & Taylor Schuster; Gladys Rivas; Dr. Tara Vierra & Christopher Vierra; Amy & Bradley Stephens; Nicci & Joseph Weaver; Melanie Schroedter; Thelma Tamez; Denise Alonzo; Josette Gonzalez; Alyssa Martinez; Lara MacGonigle; Raquel Rosales; Kathleen Mena; Melissa Tan-Cantu; Anita Moon; Irma Garza; Cindee & Tony Godinez; Molly Grossman; Lorena & Jorge Saldana; Linda Requenez; Kristy & Lino Ochoa; Veronica & John Paul Cantu; Liza & Robert De Los Santos; Claudia & Rene Cantu; Lori Villarreal; Tracy & Alan Campbell; Vicky & Javier De La Garza; Thelma & Jimmy Santos; Yvonne Salinas & David Solis: Carmen & Arturo Lerma; Kurt Schuster; Jessica & Patrick Daniels; Mayor Jim Darling & wife, Sandra Darling; and many many more. The fireworks at the end of the night was a perfect end to a great successful event. Way to go Junior League of McAllen!! See you next year!

See you this weekend at Cajunfest at the Echo Hotel in Edinburg.  The Edinburg Rotary Club will have Cajun Cuisine, live music, and cocktails.  Visit for more information.  

This week’s birthdays include: Monday birthdays include: Adriana Lopez.  Yesterday’s birthdays include:  Dr. Jennifer Almonte-Gonzalez; Javier Zendejas; and Megan Martin.  Today’s birthdays include:  Judge Omar Maldonado; Bo Contreras; JR Peralez; Jason Powell; Candra Ramirez; Ania Temkin; Linda Garza; and Sue Zipper-Meek.   Tomorrow, Dulce Gutierrez celebrates her birthday.  Friday birthdays include:   Calvin Cantu. Finally, weekend wishes are going out to:   Alma Zamora; Jacqueline Scoggins; Ruben Cossio; Elisa Lopez; Brian Reed; Dara Heller; and Karen Munoz.  Have a fabulous week and I hope to see you soon!          

XoXo, April

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