Last updateFri, 22 Mar 2019 1pm

First International Women’s Day event a resounding success

The local and expat communities came together to stage “Music, Mandalas, Meditation y Milagros” – a free public event that exceeded all expectations on Thursday, March 8.

pg19aMusic was provided by DJ Phil, who put together an incredible playlist of female Mexican, Canadian and U.S. performers. Additional special permits were obtained to waive park entrance and baño charges for the duration. Gloria Perales at Chapala City Hall helped expedite the applications.

pg19bMandala coloring specialist Christine Collins gave the welcoming address in both languages. The students from the local Academia de Belleza were on hand to provide on site manicure and hair services. The Family Development Agency (DIF) set up informational displays about women’s and family health concerns and also offered freshly made sandwiches and agua fresca for all in attendance. They even miraculously got a large fence banner displaying the eye-catching logo ready in time for the event.

In alignment with over 500 Sisterhood Circles worldwide (two in Mexico), candles were lit at 7 p.m. and a meditation circle facing east was formed. Marianne in English and Noris in Spanish led a guided meditation for peace. It was the perfect ending to an event that will surely continue in the future with financial and in-kind donations from the community and the newly formed Sisterhood Circle, called Las Hermanas of Lake Chapala.

Now established and open to new ideas and suggestions, donations of items for raffles and silent auctions year round, the Sisterhood Circle welcomes new members to its last Monday of the month ladies luncheon. This month’s luncheon will be at Il Giardino in Chapala. Call/text coordinators Joanna at 331-739-8479 or Mary Fernandez at 332-151-9064 for more information. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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