The San Antonio Circle began its work in 2006, and for the first few years it focused on fundraising through an annual gala, “A Toast to Hope.” While this event was quite successful, group members decided to spread activities throughout the year including public presentations to civic and church groups and tipica sales. This strategy provided a more personal setting for fundraising through education.
Current projects for the San Antonio Circle include a speaker’s forum in 2015 to be held at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures, in association with the Smithsonian Institution. The Circle also continues with tipica sales through participation in the annual King William Fair in April as well as other community events. A private trunk sale, Dos Nancies, is held each fall.
- Educational presentations
- King William Fair
- Dos Nancies Trunk Show and Sale
- Other tipica sales events such as the German Christmas Market
What Makes Our Circle Special
The San Antonio Circle enjoys bimonthly meetings in members’ homes, eating and drinking, learning more about Friendship Bridge, and having fun. Many members are experienced travelers in Guatemala and some are quite knowledgeable about fiber arts. Circle members represent diverse backgrounds but come together as one in supporting Friendship Bridge’s mission.
The San Antonio Circle has funded a trust bank in Guatemala that was established in memory of Karen Katz, one of our founding members.