Club News

48th Annual Amistad Fiesta Date and Schedule Announced

The 48th Annual Fiesta Amistad will be held on Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at the Old Settlers Association in Round Rock. Visitors are invited to partake in the delicious food, games, arts and crafts, and a variety of entertainment for the entire family.

Some of the area’s most dynamic musicians will be performing throughout the day! Headliners include Gary Hobbs, Latin Express, Los Texas Wranglers, Front Porch Conjunto, and Ballet Folklorico.

Applications for booth vendors are being accepted for Fiesta 2016.

Please download the application (WordDoc or PDF) and submit it to the address listed.
For info, please read the letter to the Vendors (WordDoc or PDF)

Any questions can be directed to fiesta@elamistadclub.com.


Schedule of Events for Saturday:

12:00 Noon Recognition of Veterans

12:45 – 1:45 PM DJ Roy Maldonado

1:45 – 2:45 PM Balet Folklorico of Round Rock

3:00- 5:00 PM Front Porch Conjunto

5:30 -7:30 PM Los Texas Wranglers

8:00 – 10:00 PM Latin Express

10:30 – 12:00 AM Gary Hobbs

LOCATION

Old Settlers Association
3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78665

Members Recognized for Efforts During Scholarship Banquet

At the 2016 El Amistad Scholarship Banquet held on April 29th, three members were awarded for their achievements and efforts.

Tom Lopez received a Certificate of Commendation from Al Garcia in recognition for being the first Hispanic graduate from Round Rock High School in 1948.

Angel Romero was given the President's Award for his service as an Assistant Treasurer for Bingo.

One member from the club is recognized and given this highest award each year for their outstanding efforts.

Former club President Ramiro Rea was recognized for his service in his role by current President Al Garcia.

Ramiro served as President for the past two years and led the club with distinction.

2016 Scholarship Finalists Announced at Banquet

For almost half a century, El Amistad Club of Round Rock has been proud to award scholarships to local area high school seniors who are continuing their education well after graduation.

This year, on April 29th, 2016, El Amistad presented it's scholarship finalists at a banquet hosted at Cedar Ridge High School. This year we awarded over $85,000 to 61 students. The Scholarship Banquet's Master of Ceremonies was former Round Rock ISD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Chavez and keynote speaker was Hector Aguilar, Ph.D., Dean of Continuing Education Austin Community College.

We wish the best of luck to these students as they move on with their lives and hope they will reap the benefits of their education and succeed as leaders of our community.

2016 Round Rock El Amistad Scholarship Recipients

Derek Alvarado
Christopher Alvarado
Ariana Arce
Anna Arrigunaga
Alexis Benavides
Bradley Benitez
Maria Cabello Lopez
Emma Caldwell
Cale Cantu
Shyanne Clarkson
Teresa Contreras-Reilly
Susie Duran
Elise Elkins
Melissa Espinoza
Daniel Espinoza
Rachel Fenske
Lila Ferrell
John Flores
Lauren Garcia
Carisa Garza

Eric Guerrero
Eric Manual Guerrero
Jarrod Hawkins
Taylor Hemby
Andrew Herrera
Julie Hill
Adriana Ixba
Barbara Jardine
Maria Junca
Kyungseolk Jung
Olivia Kerr
Savanah Lee
Alicia Lend
Jesus Lopez
Brittany Mathis
Daniel Mendoza
Derrick Mercer
Maria Montelongo
Allison Mota
Eric Moura
Cody Pettie

Katrina Piazzola
Marianna Pikens-Quiroz
Elena Pojman
Karen Rativa
Nadia Redmon
Veronica Remmert
Marissa Rivera
Jacqueline Salazar
Abel Sanchez
Anthony Saucedo
Rebecca Soto
Kaley Switzer
Stormy Taylor
Alejandra Tejada
Phoenix Torres
Jacob Vera
Luis Viveos
Chase Westover
Jenna Whitley
Blaine Zuercher

Download the program PDF here.

Veterans to be Honored at 2016 El Amistad Fiesta

The following veterans will be honored at this year’s El Amistad Fiesta being held on Saturday, May 28th at noon at Old Settler’s Park. Please come out and help us say thanks for their service to our nation!


Oscar Herrera Jr.

U.S. Navy Combat Medic
Vietnam 1960-71
Round Rock, TX

Kenneth R. Steffek
U.S. Marines “Retired”
Master Sgt E8
Vietnam Veteran
Austin, TX

Wayne Cecil Owen
Specialist 4th U.S. Army
Big Red One Infantry
Vietnam Veteran
“KIA” Killed in Action May 12th 1969
Taylor, TX

Frank Ramirez Jr.
U.S. Army
Vietnam Veteran
Round Rock, TX

Theodore “Ted” Lyons
Sgt. U.S. Air Force
Vietnam Veteran 1967
Round Rock, TX

Claud Berkman
U.S. Army/Air Force
World War II (Postumous)
Round Rock, TX

Colonel Ltc Robin R. McMiller
U.S. Air Force/Army
31 years Retired
Round Rock, TX