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"Panama Slut Walk" on 25 October 2011

Groups & Organizations#Panama - The sluts are taking to the streets. A group of women, from civil society, joined and created an organization that fights for the rights of women and to put an end to violence. They call themselves "Not Sluts Nor Saints, Only Women." This group will participate in the so-called "Slut Walk" on 25 October starting at 4:00 pm. They will depart from the Public Ministry, and walk to the 5th of May Plaza, where they will rally against femicide. The first Slut Walk was held in Toronto, Canada to raise awareness that clothing, location, company or behavior do not justify that women can be sexually abused or mistreatment by men. The "Slut Walk" movement has been conducted in Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, India, Australia and Europe, and now it comes to Panama. Joyse Araujo, organizer, invited all women, men, families, civic groups and religious organizations to participate in the "Slut Walk" regardless of social class, age or religion. (Siglo)

Editor's Comment: From Wikipedia: "The SlutWalk protest marches began on April 3, 2011, in Toronto, Canada, and became a movement of rallies across the world. Participants protest against explaining or excusing rape by referring to any aspect of a woman's appearance. The rallies began when Constable Michael Sanguinetti, a Toronto Police officer, suggested that to remain safe, "women should avoid dressing like sluts." The protest takes the form of a march, mainly by young women, where some dress in ordinary clothing and others dress provocatively, like "sluts." There are also speaker meetings and workshops. Some objectors have remarked that this approach is an example of women defining their sexuality in male terms." I'm a fan. I think women should be able to dress any way they want. And, the simple fact that a woman has decided to dress herself provocatively does not justify any act of violence by the part of a man. Of course, here they'll suck all of the fun out of it... (figure of speech).

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3rd Annual Spay the Strays - Halloween Madness Dance

Groups & Organizations #Panama - 3rd Annual Spay the Strays Halloween Madness Dance, Hosted by La Carreta Resturant in Coronado's Equestrian Center. Please come out and join your friends and neighbors boogie the night away on Saturday, Oct 29 from 7 to midnight (the witching hour!). La Carreta Restaurant in Coronado's Equestrian Center will host the spooktacular FUNdraiser and it promises to be a hauntingly good time! The price of tickets is $9.00 each for the dance or for an extra measly $5.00 you can enjoy a light meal with one soda, beer, or wine.

Choice of: Mozzarella sticks w/Marinera Sauce, Chicken fingers w/ French Fries, Hamburger w/French Fries, Hot Dog w/French Fries.

Since this is Halloween, costumes are certainly encouraged, but not mandatory. There will be a prize for best costume, voted on by all of you! Music will be from different decades and different genres. Feel free to send an email to Barb at pughouse13@yahoo.comwith any special requests. Tickets are on sale at the Hotel Coronado, the Equestrian Center, the Playacommunity Office, and at the door as well as by emailing spaythestrays@gmail.comor calling Sheila (6656-9929), Barb (6630-8630) or Mary (6905-4498). All dance proceeds go to 2012 spay and neuter clinics.

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AmSOC 80th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance

Groups & OrganizationsThe American Society of Panama is announcing "early bird" ticket prices for our 80th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance to be held on Nov. 18th. This "Black Tie optional" event will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, Atlapa. We will offer a four course sit-down dinner with wine, dancing to live music by Zafiro, a silent auction and presentation of honors to some of our outstanding members (7:00 no-host cocktails, 8:00 dinner, 9:00-12:00 live music for dancing) Anyone who reserves and pays for tickets on or before Oct 24 will be able to buy at these special prices: Members tickets: $65 each, Non-member tickets : $85. Purchase of an entire table of 10 : $650 (regardless of membership status). Those purchasing tickets after Oct 24 will pay the following prices: Members: $75, Non-members: $95. Purchase of an entire table of 10: $750 with an extra $20 for each non-member at the table. Since time is very limited we encourage you to take advantage of these “early bird” prices & reserve your seats or table with one of the AmSoc board members listed here right away. (Tickets are being printed and will be distributed when available by the person with whom you made your reservation) Marilyn Johnson 6583-1165 / 250-0799, Steve Walling 6612-8449 , Cedric Gittens 223-5526, Theo Chambers 6116-6063, Robert Emerick 314-0480, David Hunt 6496-9200, Eunice A. Greaves 6616-1896 / 229-4009, Toni Williams-Sanchez 6683-7816 / 250-0274, Hari Singh 232-7140 / 6758-9854, Dental Clinic of Dr. Charly Garcia, Balboa Ave 6618-8877, "Promises",Golf Plaza, Calle 74E San Francisco 270-7457 Email us at American.Society.Panama@gmail.com for tickets and visit our web site at www.amsoc.org for updates.
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American Society Dinner - 27 September 2011

Groups & OrganizationsOnly one more week to buy your tickets! On Sept 27 at 7:00pm join the American Society members & friends for a unique dining experience at Fire & Ice Restaurant on Calle 49 between Frederico Boyd & Uruguay in Bella Vista. (valet parking) Enjoy the Mongolian barbecue that is prepared while you watch, from the large selection of fresh meats, seafood, vegetabels as well as the broad choice of internationa sauces. Plus, your choices from the Pasta Bar & Salad Bar with even more delicious sauces. The prices are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance from any of the people listed here: Marilyn Johnson 6583-1165 / 250-0799,Steve Walling 6612-8449, Cedric Gittens 223-5526, Theo Chambers 6116-6063, Robert Emerick 314-0480, Eunice A. Greaves 6616-1896 / 229-4009, David Hunt 6496-9200, Toni Williams-Sanchez 6683-7816 / 250-0274, Hari Singh 232-7140 / 6758-9854. Dental Clinic of Dr. Charly Garcia, Balboa Ave 6618-8877 "Promises", Golf Plaza, Calle 74E San Francisco 270-7457, Email: American.Society.Panama@gmail.com Visit our web site: www.amsoc.org for updates.
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5K Fundraiser in Boquerón

Groups & OrganizationsBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "Dear Don, We’d like you to be aware of a special event being held in Boquerón, a small village located in Chagres National Park. On Sunday, September 25, the people of Boquerón, along with Peace Corps volunteers living in their community, are opening their beautiful home to all who want to visit by hosting BoqueRun. Highlights of the day will include a 5K trail run, guided hikes, river swimming, and a farmers market. The school, church, and a local home will be open to visit and the ladies of the village will be serving a typical lunch. The purpose of the day is to raise funds for Spay Panama to do a sterilization blitz in the area and acquire a computer for the school. There is no charge for the day but we are requesting donations from those who visit. What makes this spot so special is that it is not a tourist-community; simply a rural Latino community located 14 miles off the main road. This is not an experience which comes along often. We would appreciate you sharing this information with The Panama Guide. We’d like to extend a personal invitation for you to Join us on September 25. I’ve attached flyers both in English and Spanish. For more information please e-mail me at boquerun@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook on.fb.me/BoqueRun. Thank you for your time and consideration. Pilar Cox" There you go. Good luck.

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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AMSOC Event On The Causeway

Groups & OrganizationsOnly a few more days to get your tickets! The American Society invites you to join in the fun at Restaurante Pencas (Amador Causeway) for dinner with wine and live Mariachi music on Friday, Aug 26th at 7:00. You can see our flyer on the AmSoc website at www.amsoc.org Tickets for the event are $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased from Marilyn Johnson 6583-1165 / 250-0799, David Hunt 6496-9200, Richard Wilde 6766-0248 / 394-2912, Toni Williams-Sanchez 6683-7816 / 250-0274, Steve Walling 6612-8449, Cedric Gittens 223-5526 /6927-0863,Theo Chambers 6116-6063, Robert Emerick 314-0480, Hari Singh 6758-9854 / 232 – 7140, Eunice A. Greaves 6616-1896 / 229-4009, (Dental Clinic of Dr. Charly Garcia 6618-8877), ( "Promises", Golf Plaza, 74E Street, San Francisco 270-7457)
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4th Of July Party 2011 in Panama - VFW At The Balboa Yacht Club (Video)

Groups & OrganizationsBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Every year the VFW Post 3835 and their Ladies Auxiliary host a 4th of July party at the Balboa Yacht Club on the Amador Causeway in Panama City, in the Republic of Panama. This year the party was held on Saturday, 2 July 2011, because the 4th is on a Monday which is not an official holiday in Panama, and the party was held on Saturday to increase turnout and participation. This event is a fundraiser for the VFW and they use the money raised to help several organizations in Panama City. They expected about 350 people to turn out during the course of the day, and every year they get better and better at the details and logistics of feeding a whole bunch of people. I took advantage of the opportunity to shoot and produce another video of the event which you can see below. Happy 4th of July, everyone. And thanks to the VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary for inviting the media ... (grin)

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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American Society - A Day At The Races

Groups & OrganizationsAmSoc is Off to the Races, and in the grand old tradition of Ascot and the Kentucky Derby we are asking everyone to join in the fun and wear a wonderful "race day" hat. No hat is too large or too small, and it isn't just for the ladies either. Just use your imagination and have fun with it. Sunday, June 26th from 1:00-6:00pm in the Presidential Suite of the Hipodromo Presidente Remon. Buffet lunch at 2:00 and AmSoc Handicap race about 4:00 (we'll be handing out the prize in the winner's circle). Members: $25, non-members $35. We'll have a best hat contest, door prizes and a raffle. Betting and cash bar available too. Tickets can be purchased from any of these people or locations: Marilyn Johnson 6583-1165/250-0799,Steve Walling 6612-8449,Cedric Gittens 223-5526, Theo Chambers 6116-6063, Bob Emerick314-0480. Eunice A. Greaves 6616-1896/229-4009,Rick Wilde 394-2912/6766-0248, David Hunt 6496-9200, Toni Williams-Sanchez 6683-7816/250-0274, Hari Singh 232-7140 / 6758-9854. Dental Clinic of Dr. Charly Garcia, Balboa Ave, "Promises",Golf Plaza, Calle 74E San Francisco 270-7457 Email us at American.Society.Panama@gmail.com for tickets.

Editor's Comment: I attended this AMSoc event a few years ago. I boxed the three favorites and won about $850 bucks on a trifecta. If you've never been to the horse track in Panama, here's your excuse to check it out.

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Memorial Day Ceremony - Corozal American Cemetery

Groups & Organizations The Department of Latin America/Caribbean Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be hosting the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Corozal American Cemetery at 9:00 am on Monday, May 30th. The service will be officiated by the VFW Department Commander, Carlos Gordon and the Special Honored Guest will be CW2 Isaias E. Santos Luzcando, an Apache Helicopter pilot who was killed in Iraq, when his helicopter crashed, on December 26, 2005. Panama Guide published an article about CW2 Santos on January 7, 2006. After the ceremony, members of VFW Post 3835 Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a reception in the visitor’s center. Anita Littesy, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Secretary.

Isaias Enrique Santos Luzcando was born on February 26, 1977 in San Fernando Hospital, Panama City, Panama to Jose Enrique Santos Alvarez and Maribel Luzcando. He did elementary and secondary studies in Colegio Episcopal de Panama graduating from high school in December 1994. Isaias always dreamed of going into the military and flying helicopters; as a child he had his room decorated with military aircrafts. Upon graduation from high school, in January 1995, he enlisted into the U.S. Army. He earned the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6) in a short time and began to make his dream a reality when he decided to leave the enlisted ranks and continue his Army career as a Warrant Officer. Isaias graduated from Warrant Officer School on October 17, 2003 and went on and completed Army Flight School on September 7, 2004. Finally, on March 29, 2005 his dream was now a reality; he had successfully completed the AH-64 Longbow Apache Helicopter Course and was now an Apache pilot.

CW2 Santos was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas when he was killed on December 26, 2005 when his Apache helicopter collided with another military aircraft in mid-air and then crashed in Baghdad serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. CW2 Santos was awarded the following medals/awards during his Army career: Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal 2, Iraq Campaign medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal 2, Army Achievement medal (7), Noncommissioned officers professional development ribbon 2, expert infantryman badge, driver and mechanic badge with driver-T Bar, U.S. Army Recruiter Identification Badge, The Air Medal.

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Students to spotlight trip to Panama

Groups & OrganizationsNEWBURYPORT — Taking River Valley Charter School's commitment to community service one step farther, four families from the school community traveled to Panama last month to participate in a service program with Sustainable Harvest International. In the rural village of San Pedro, they worked alongside local farmers and villagers clearing farmland, planting a rice paddy and building a wood-burning stove. They also visited the school, where they discussed the migratory birds both countries share and distributed books and supplies.

Sustainable Harvest International works in Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama to provide farming families with training and tools to preserve tropical forests while overcoming poverty. The organization schedules Smaller World Tours to connect families in a cross-cultural work experience on the front lines of environmental protection and rural community development.

"I am eager to share our experience with students," said Colin Gibney, River Valley Charter Middle School math teacher. "We are focused on learning to change our impact on the environment by minimizing motorized transportation, not buying unnecessary items, learning to grow and eat local produce, unplugging and reconnecting with each other.

"This is exactly how the people live in San Pedro. Many of the kids I teach see hope and believe that we can change the way things are. The trip to San Pedro has inspired me anew to support students in implementing that change."

The six students who participated in the trip — August and Lydia Umholz, Alexa Looker, Eric Ryan, and Luke and Cam Gibney — will share their experiences through photos and stories tomorrow at 7 p.m. at River Valley Charter School, 2 Perry Way. The event is open to the public.

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