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Vigil Family Chatter Volume 9

Juan De Jesús Vigil Family Foundation Board of Directors 2010-2011 Executive Committee John H, Vigil, President JoAnn Phillips, Vice President Mimi Vigil, Secretary Carl Salazar, Treasurer Carolyn M. Romero, Member at Large Members Rosemary Salazar George F. Vigil Rose Theresa Vigil Beverly Vigil Sasse Mark True Claudia True

June 2010

PRESIDENT’S REPORT Dear Family Members, We hope you and your family are in good health and that you will decide that YES you will be attending our upcoming reunion August 6 – 8, 2010, in Taos, New Mexico. This is the 5th time our family will share friendships and stories since we started back in 1984. Enclosed you will find the information that you will need to take part in this exciting and historical event. Please return all information no later than July 19, 2010. Please donate homemade or any other items for our silent auction to benefit the Juan De Jesus Vigil Family Foundation Scholarships/Grants. We received 12 quilt squares commemorating the Vigil Family. It is currently being made into a quilt which will be raffled at the reunion in Taos. Even if you can’t come to the reunion, please buy a raffle ticket and help support the Vigil Scholarship fund. Check out the insert to this newsletter for additional information.

“Educación es la luz del mundo”

We are happy to announce recording artist and award winning author, Jon Chandler, who will perform on Saturday evening after the formal program and also on Sunday during the Picnic. You will be pleasantly surprised to hear his song entitled “The Spanish Peaks”. We look forward to seeing you in Taos!

Education is the light of the world The Juan de Jesús Vigil Family Foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization established in 2005 by the descendents of Juan de Jesús Vigil dedicated to maintaining opportunities for scholarship and grants to qualified descendants of Juan de Jesús Vigil.

Sincerely,

John H. Vigil

www.juandejesusvigilfoundation.com

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REQUEST FOR MORE ORAL HISTORIES

REUNION 2010

5th Vigil Family Reunion Taos, New Mexico August 6 – 8, 2010 Kachina Lodge Best Western (800) 522-4462 Choice of 1 king bed or 2 queens

$89 + tax

Mention that you are with the Vigil Family Reunion to obtain the group rate. If there are any problems or special requests, please contact Cheryl in sales at (575) 770-4492. Friday, August 6

General networking and catching up at Kachina Lodge

Saturday, August 7

Breakfast Buffet Day/Lunch Excursion – Taos Pueblo Golf outing Dinner and Silent Auction

Sunday, August 8

Breakfast at the Kachina Lodge Picnic Lunch

Please start planning to bring something to donate to the silent auction. Dig out your photos to share. (Editor’s Note: The file that included the photos scanned at the last reunion in Trinidad has been corrupted. Please plan to bring them again, or scan and email them to Carolyn Romero.)

WE NEED YOUR RECIPES

Andrea Romero is coordinating the creation of the 2010 Vigil Family Cook Book. Please send your recipes to Andrea Romero at 4745 Coffeetree Dr; Loveland, CO 80538 or email to Andrea at jetixmaniac19@yahoo.com no later than July 15, 2010.

Since July 2005, we have obtained the oral histories for more than 70 people. If you are willing to participate in this project, please contact Jan Lindgren at jan@lifesreflections.com or at (303) 980-0432. If you are not in the Denver area, we can make arrangements to take your history over the phone.

VIGIL DATABASE UPDATE

As we get closer to the 2010 Vigil Reunion, there are numerous tasks to accomplish to ensure a successful event. One of the most critical is ensuring that our contact information is correct. If you have family members that have not been receiving the family newsletter, please send their mailing and email addresses to: Carolyn Romero 4745 Coffeetree Dr. Loveland, CO 80538 970-663-1430 Carolyn.romero@comcast.net There have been many births, marriages, deaths, impacting the Vigil extended family since the 2005 reunion in Trinidad, Colorado. Please help us ensure that your individual family is accurately identified as many etc. as possible by forwarding your updates. If you would like to be involved in putting together the next book, please let us know. The more people involved, the greater the possibilities.

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Juan de Jesus Vigil Reunion August 7 – 8, 2010 Registration Form

Please complete the following: Name Address City, State, Zip Phone Email MEALS Saturday Breakfast – Adult Breakfast – Child (Between 3 and 12) Dinner – Adult Dinner – Child (Between 3 and 12) Sunday Breakfast – Adult Breakfast – Child (Between 3 and 12) Picnic Lunch – Adult Picnic Lunch – Child (Between 3 and 12)

Quantity

Price

Total

$ 10.50 $ 5.50 $ 25.00 $ 11.00 $ 10.50 $ 5.50 $ 17.50 $ 10.00

ENTERTAINMENT Taos Pueblo Tour (Saturday afternoon) Adult Student (10 and over) Golf (Saturday morning; includes 18 holes and cart)

SHIRTS and HATS Adult Only (Blue polo style shirt) Small Medium Large X-Large XX - Large XXX - Large Baseball Style Hat

$ 9.00 $ 6.00 $ 100.00

$15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $17.00 $20.00 $10.00

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BOOKS Living a Legacy: Descendants of Juan de Jesus Vigil and Maria Bustos; by Carolyn M. Romero; 2 Volumes; Updated June 2010

Quantity

Price $ 100.00

Trujillo Creek in Early Days, by Anne Lucero; reprinted in 2010; originally published in 1992

$

Vigil Family Directory, Updated July 2010 Vigil Family Cookbook, by Andrea Romero; Printed in July 2010

$ 5.00 $ 15.00

VIGIL FAMILY QUILT Raffle - 1 ticket for $5 Raffle - 6 tickets for $25

Total

7.50

$ 5.00 $ 25.00

SHIPPING Note: If you like your items shipped instead of picking them up in NM, please contact Carolyn for shipping costs at 303-514-0620. In general, the Living a Legacy books cost $10.50 to ship. Shipping for shirts is $5. TOTAL Make Checks Payable to the JUAN DE JESUS VIGIL FOUNDATION and mail to: Vigil Foundation Reunion 4745 Coffeetree Drive Loveland, CO80538 OR Purchase online at www.juandejesusvigilfoundation.com

Kachina Lodge Best Western (800) 522-4462 Choice of 1 king bed or 2 queens

$89 + tax

Mention that you are with the Vigil Family Reunion to obtain the group rate. If there are any problems or special requests, please contact Cheryl in sales at (575) 770-4492.

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Vigil Family Quilt – Raffle Please support the Juan de Jesus Vigil Foundation Scholarship program by purchasing raffle tickets for the Vigil Family Quilt. The quilt was made from quilt squares generously contributed by several family members. The drawing will be held on Sunday, August 8, 2010 during the Vigil Reunion Picnic. This is a wonderful way for you to support the Vigil Family Foundation even if you cannot attend the Reunion this summer. Name Phone Email VIGIL FAMILY QUILT

Quantity

Total

Raffle - 1 ticket for $5

$

5.00

Raffle - 6 tickets for $25

$ 25.00

Make Checks Payable to the JUAN DE JESUS VIGIL FOUNDATION and mail to: Vigil Foundation Reunion 4745 Coffeetree Drive Loveland, CO80538

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June 2010 Newsletter