YMSCA recieves Morelia's Genesis Award
Representatives from the Yakima Morelia Sister City (Y-MSCA) Board of Directors are in Morelia this week to accept the prestigious Genesis Award on Saturday May 26.
Eleven Genesis Awards are granted each June in Morelia to leaders and groups who promote social development through many categories, including culture, environment, academia and many more.
Y-MSCA will be receiving the Social Merit award. The organization was nominated by Dr. Rogelio Díaz Ortiz, current Secretary of Tourism & Culture of Morelia and long-time collaborator with the Y-MSCA. He is also the president of the Genesis Board. The nomination was unanimously approved by the Gensis Board of Directors.
In the nomination, the Y-MSCA was recognized for the following: its enduring support for Morelia, its capabilities as an organization, the integrity of its work and projects, and its unselfish efforts to maintain a vital and useful sisterhood. There were many nominations for this award from all over Mexico and Michoacán.
Recent projects that the YMSCA has completed include
- Its annual fundraising Fiesta event that happens each May in Yakima. This year featured visiting musicians and dancers from Morelia.
- Hosting two citizen delegations from Morelia in 2012.
- The annual Dia de los Muertos Community Altar Exhibit, held in downtown Yakima, is now in its 8th year
- In December 2007, it sent 23 pallets of wheelchairs,walkers and fire fighting apparel to Morelia. These items were donated by a variety of local sources and were requested from the El Sistema para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia, DIF Morelia (a social services agency of the government in Morelia) after a delegation visit coordinated through Y-MSCA.
- A sculpture of Jose Maria Morelos donated by the Mexican federal government was installed & dedicated in October 2011 in downtown Yakima. It now stands on 3rd Street near Yakima Ave. in front of Essencia Artisan Bakery.
This news item was covered in the Yakima Herald May 30, 2012
Consejo Directivo Génesis AC.
2011 – 2012
- Dr. Rogelio Díaz Ortiz
- Presidente y Fundador
- Lic. Enrique Ramírez Miguel (+)
- Presidente Honorario
- Bach. Rogelio Cuauhtémoc Díaz Galván
- Presidente del Comité Juvenil
- Dr. José Luís Gras Garcilazo
- MA. José Manuel Vázquez Ávila
- Dr. Ricardo García Mora
- CD. Ariadna Patricia Galván Solís
- Ing. Manuel Nocetti Tiznado
- Ing. Magdalena Oropeza Mondragón
- Lic. Luís Antonio Castejón Sánchez
- MMT. Ariadna Díaz Galván
- Sec. María Margarita Díaz Ortiz
- Ing. Roberto Ortiz Cortés
- Ing. Rogelio Figueroa Hernández
- Ing. Miguel Ángel Rendón Larios
- C. Rebeca Johnson Hernández
- CP. Adriana Castañeda de Vázquez
- Oscar Cortéz Sarabia
- Otto Villagrán Díaz de León
- Cindy Alejandra Nieto Ramírez
- Nancy Georgina Delgado Vargas
- Amaury Ramos Guerrero
- Yessica Paola Morales Ibarra
- Lic. Esperanza Díaz Ortiz
- Dr. Eduardo Díaz Ortiz
- Enf. Alicia Vera Leyva
- Ing. Jorge Calderón Ramírez
- Dr. José Abel Ayala García (+)
- CP. Esperanza Ortiz Espinosa (+)
- Maestro Luís Gerardo Salguero Ruiz (+)
Posted May 23, 2012