The Mexican Consulate in Douglas and the City of Douglas gathered the most outstanding women of both sides of the border area in order to honor them for their leadership, remarkable work and community vocation on Monday March 26 at the Visitor Center, in an effort to commemorate the International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8.
City Clerk Brenda Aguilar was one of the 60 women that were honored by Consulate and the City of Douglas for their leadership, hard work and community vocation. Awards were presented by City Attorney Juan Pablo Flores (left), Mayor Michael Gomez (center) and Mexican Consul in Douglas Oscar De La Torre (right). Submitted Photo
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 Alma Vildosola, expressed her joy of seeing so many valuable women that have made Douglas and the surrounding area a better place. She highlighted the progress that women have achieved in the past 50 years, however, acknowledged that there are many other women who still do not have this capability, and reminded everyone about the importance of not abandoning efforts to provide more opportunities to grow to local and regional women.
Consul De La Torre, Douglas Mayor Michael Gomez and City Attorney Juan Pablo Flores, were in charge of delivering the awards to the 60 honored women.
Honored women included: Adriana Romero, Alejandrina Ponce, Alex Boneo, Alma Andrade, Alma Vildosola, Alvina Hoyack, Angelica Frisby, Angelica Villareal, Angelita Nuñez, Ann English, April Alvarez-Corona, Blanca Villa, Brenda Aguilar, Carol Huddleston, Cecile Lumer, Cecilia Arvizu, Cornelia Muñoz, Chris Dowling, Christie Page, Daniela Miranda, Elizabeth Fabry, Elsa Varela, Emma Melo, Evelyn Whitmer, Ginny Jordan, Gricelda Hernandez, Irma Villalobos de Terán, Jennie Molina, Jennifer “Ginger” Ryan, Kathleen Gomez, Kris Sullivan, Leticia Vega, Lourdes Fernández, Lourdes Morales, Lucy Rosario, Marcela Mungia, Margarett Harnett, Maria del Socorro Cossio, Martha Morales, Maria Trinidad Robles, Martha Vildosola, Mary Ellen Dunlap, Norma Ochoa, Norma Beltrán, Olivia Garino, Pamela Duarte, Patty Lopez, Perla del Angel, Rocío García Pedroza, Rosa Maria Enriquez, Rosalva Galindo, Rosy Bermudez, Rosie Mendoza, Rosie Palomares, Louisa Benecke, Susan Lange, Susan Kolb, Vicky Meritt, Yolanda Caruso and Yolanda San Germán.