It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to make sure our the the commitment to Friendship between the sister cities of Del Rio, TX and Ciudad Acuña, Coah continue year in year out. We're fortunate to have some of the best dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our mission.
Vice President 2018-2019
INTERNATIONAL GOOD NEIGHBOR COUNCIL is a non-profit organization founded in 1954 by prominent Mexican an American businessmen. Its head office is located in Monterrey, Mexico. The objective of the association is to promote the principle of Good Neighbor and friendship between countries of the Western Hemisphere. They are currently a total of 24 active Chapters in the United States and Mexico.
The Chapters cooperates in activities that increase social, cultural, youth, and educational exchanges, and support the principles of democracy based on constitutional authority. Many friendship of ten, twenty, and more years standing have developed across the Rio Bravo/Rio Grande border between members of IGNC.
IGNC-CIBV sponsors two annual Conventions. The Spring Convention is held in late May in Mexico; the Fall Convention is held in the United States in October. At the Convention, members from both countries attend Permanent Committees meetings, tour points of interest, enjoy regional food and entertainment, and a formal dance.
Since 1954, IGNC-CIBV has addressed issues such as simplification of border crossing procedures, the construction and operation of child and maternal health centers in the Rio Grande Valley, the teaching of English in Mexican schools an Spanish in U.S. schools, donate wheel chairs.The non-profit Foundation of IGNC-CIBV assist students to pursue college education and provides assistance in case of natural disaster.
Individual Chapters have sponsored projects such as donation of an ambulance to a SisterCity in Mexico, and significal finantial contributions to the Tarahumara Indial health clinic in Chihuahua. IGNC of Austin sponsors "Casa de Nazareth" an orphanage located in Piedras Negras/Eagle Pass Chapter.
Anyone who wants to learn about and have contact with nations of the Americas will need to join IGNC. In particular, IGNC will help members in the United States and Mexico appreciate and understand each other.
IGNC President 2018-2019
Miss Del Rio Co-Director
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