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Legislation #: 951285 Introduction Date: 9/14/1995
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 9/14/1995
Sponsor: MAYOR & COUNCIL
Title: Designating Friday, September 15, 1995, as Guadalupe Center Day.

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9/14/1995

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RESOLUTION NO. 951285

 

Designating Friday, September 15, 1995, as Guadalupe Center Day.

 

WHEREAS, Guadalupe Center, Inc. (GCI) was established in 1919 to assist the underprivileged Mexican immigrants who had settled on the Westside Community of Kansas City, Missouri, and thus became one of the Nation's first social service agencies for Latinos in the United States; and

 

WHEREAS, celebrating 76 years of service, the Guadalupe Center, Inc. is dedicated to improving the quality of life of Hispanics throughout metropolitan Kansas City and residents of the Westside neighborhoods through the development, administration, and coordination of comprehensive educational, social, cultural, and recreational services; and

 

WHEREAS, GCI holds its annual awards banquet, The Baile De Blanco Y Negro, to recognize volunteers and individuals for their contributions to GCI and the Latino community and to kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month, a federally designated period celebrating the diversity of Latino culture in the United States; and

 

WHEREAS, this year's awards and recipients are the Tony Aguirre Scholarship Award and recipients Mr. Gabriel Hurtado, Ms. Erica Martinez, and Mr. Joshua Wright; the Dorothy Gallagher Memorial Award and recipient Ms. Diane Rojas; the Dr. Thomas E. Purcell Memorial Award and recipient Mr. Joe Arce; and the I. Pat Rios Memorial Award and recipient Mr. William "Memo" Lona; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council recognize the invaluable service of GCI and immeasurable impact which GCI has had on the citizens of Kansas City, Missouri; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby designate Friday, September 15, 1995, as Guadalupe Center Day in Kansas City, Missouri, and urge all citizens to reflect on the 76 years of service provided by the Guadalupe Center and to share in the recognition of the City of Kansas City of this fine multi-service agency; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in honor of the 76th Anniversary of the Guadalupe Center, Inc., and that a copy be presented to GCI in appreciation of the fine service which has been given to the citizens of Kansas City, Missouri.

 

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