Tuesday, November 14, 2017

General Meeting and Pot Luck, Saturday, December 2, 2017

Special Presentation:
“Mexican American Baseball”
PRESENTER: Dr. Richard A. Santillán
Richard Santillán, who co-wrote a book on this subject with Victoria C. Norton, Christopher Docter, Monica Ortez, Richard Arroyo, will speak about Mexican American Baseball in the San Fernando Valley. The book explores the teams and players that dotted the valley landscape throughout the 20th century. In a time and place where Mexican Americans were closed off from many city recreation centers, neighborhoods formed their own teams. Baseball and softball reinforced community and regional ties, strengthened family bonds, instilled discipline and dedication that translated into future professional careers, provided women opportunities outside their traditional roles in the home, and fostered lifelong friendships.
Dr. Santillán will be inviting several former San Fernando baseball players to participate in his discussion. He has collaborated on ten books on Mexican American baseball, including the Inland Empire, Pomona Valley, East Los Angeles, Los Angles, Ventura, and Orange County.

Election of our 2018 Board of Directors is coming! Please attend our December 2, 2017 Holiday Meeting to vote. It’s not too late to add your name to the hat to run for any office position, or to be on a committee.

And Holiday Pot Luck
What’s for Lunch on December 2? It’s a Potluck!
In the past, we have enjoyed tamales, enchiladas, delicious casseroles, pozole and more. We need mostly entrees and a few healthy salads, too. Desserts are also welcome. We will provide the drinks and paper goods. This is your opportunity to share with GSHA-SC your favorite cooking recipes. We do not have a stove at the SCGS Library where we meet in Burbank, so please bring a crockpot to keep your foods warm.

Please email the name of the food item you want to share in the great spirit of Christmas and the
holidays to Cathy Romero at cath.romero@sbcglobal.net or 626-485-2276. Please remember to bring your checkbook. Consider buying a book as a gift for the holidays. We are also happy to collect your dues for 2018. Dues help us continue to provide great speakers and events throughout the year. More importantly, sign up to be a volunteer! We will be having a door prize/raffle at the end of our pot luck. Please bring in your items that you wish to be donated as door prizes!