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Buenos Vecinos de Boquete Newsletter February 2019.

Casino Night Features Exciting Auction Items


7b4537f4-1dfb-4cbb-9221-f81ca90a9609.jpgOn Saturday March 16th 5-8 pm in the Animales Event Center, Boquete Has Heart will once again present Casino Night. This fund-raising event on behalf of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete (BVB) and Amigos de Animales de Boquete will feature casino games, passed appetizers, a cash bar and a silent auction of valuable items like resort stays, restaurant and service vouchers, special event tickets and other items and services. The $15 tickets available at the Boquete Tuesday Morning Market and Boquete Mailboxes Etc., or $20 at the door will also include $500 of free“funny money”.

One of the most exciting auction items being offered is a seven-night stay for four at Villa Morotin on the island of Bonaire valued at $1174.

Located in the Kralendijk district of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean, this island paradise is well-known by diving and snorkeling enthusiasts throughout the world.  Morotin is a well-appointed modern villa situated poolside with a shaded pool deck and is just a short walk to the white-sand beach, dive shops and restaurants.

Based on availability; low season only (April 16th-December 18 2019). Includes ground transportation to and from the Bonaire airport. Valued at $1,174, tourist tax not included.

Contact Gijs Hoogerkamp  gijs@hoogerkamp.nl or 6826-8402

Visit the website at www.villamorotin.com

Take a 3D-tour of the villa at: : https://my.matterport.com/models/AJyxz6Gx82g?section=media&mediasection=showcase (both floors have the same lay-out)


Coconut Foundation Member Support Fuels the Buenos Vecinos Program


At the heart of BVB is that loyal core of supporters, the Coconut Foundation, many of whom have contributed to the program from its inception in 2009. Providing a minimum of $360 per year or $30 a month, these generous folks from the local and international community are the lifeblood that keeps our program alive. On behalf of our clients, all the individuals and families that we serve, we would like to acknowledge the following Coconut Members who supported Buenos Vecinos last year.

Olga Alexander

Tamara Balkenhol

Penny Barrett

Paquita Bath

Boquete Bridge Club

Luis and Carmen Botero

Robert Brauns

Alison and Bill Brundage

George and Vickie Castillo

Brian and Trish Christofferson

Laurie and Kelly Collier

Denis and Muriel Couroux

Anne and Joe Costanza

Megan Dameron

Laura and Lamar Daniel

Ed and Sue Davis

Sylvette Day

Dennis DeCorte

Mary Dreblow

Bruce and Patrice Ebel

John and Judy Ginnity

Harry and Nancy Halbert

Karen Hill

Julie Hilliard

Brandy Gregory

Lindsay and Mary Hunter

Lynne Johnson

Jim Kavney

Kathy Mckay

Ben Langton

Stephen Kingshott

Tina LaPorte

Bill and Linda Lane

Donald Lash in Memory of Denis Cody

Hans Lebuser and Barbara Lapid

Jere McCormick

N & N Catering

Patricia O’Connell

Susan Peterson

Richard and Leah Polack

Consuela Reeder

Cliff and Alicia Silverstein

Tom and Beverly Stearns

Germaine and Richard Sturtz

Robert and Dale Sylva

Sheila Tatum

Mike and Molly Traynor

Mary Ellen Watts

DeDe and Larry Widekind

Bonnie Williams

In Memory of Stephen Plowden-Wardlaw

In Memory of Vanetta Worthington

Mariah Winds Specialty Cleaning Services

Sally Zigmond and Peter Sterling

Panama Relocation Tours

Anne Harper

Doug and Bev Tyler

Katherine Gross

Rusty Castillo

Stephanie Riley
Dottie Thompson
International Coffee Farms

We extend an invitation to our Coconut Foundation members to join us at any of our food packing sessions and meetings. With prior notice, we can arrange a limited number of opportunities for these members to join one of our volunteers on a family food delivery. If interested, please contact Trish Christofferson at trishchristofferson@gmail.com

Family of the Month February 2019


Little Natalie who has just turned one year old delights the family with her happy nature and easy-going personality. Her mother Maritza, in her mid-twenties, is a single mom with no current income, but she does most of the cooking and laundry for her large extended family. Maritza lives with her mom and seven nieces and nephews whose ages range from six to thirteen. It’s a busy, bustling household and both living space and food are in short supply. All of them look forward to the Buenos Vecinos monthly visit that brings them not only nutritious food, but also some friendly encouragement from their familiar BVB volunteers.

How to help?

If you would like to help our clients and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, we would appreciate your donation of any size. It is important for you to know that we are a small all-volunteer force with no administrative or overhead costs. Every dollar of your donation goes to the purchase or storage of food for our clients.
When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), you will become a Coconut Foundation member as an acknowledgment of your concern and generosity.
Donate Online: We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions.
If you prefer to donate by cash or local check, please contact Louise Orr panamaleo@gmail.com for arrangements.
Be sure to check out our website and Facebook page:
Thank you!

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