ALLIANCE OF PAN AMERICAN ROUND
Civil Society Registered by the OAS
Founded October 16, 1916
San Antonio, Texas
2008 – 2010
“One for all All and All for One”
“Una Para Todas y Todas Para Una”
Web Page: www.alianzamrp.org
The first Pan American Round Table (PART) was founded by Florence Terry Griswold in San Antonio, Texas, on October 16, 1916.
Today, the institution has extended to 17 countries and Puerto Rico. It promotes education, fosters mutual knowledge, understanding and friendship among the countries of the Americas. The Alliance is non-political, non-
sectarian, non-profit and non-confederative and no one is denied affiliation for ethnic or religious reasons.
It is composed of more than 7,000 volunteer women committed to culture, education, promoting understanding, civic values, friendship and democracy and seeking PEACE in Americas as a corollary.
The Alliance (AMRP)
The ALLIANCE OF PAN AMERICAN ROUND TABLES was founded in the City of Mexico in 1944 as a hemispheric institution to which ALL the Tables of America are affiliated.
The AMRP was registered by the OAS as a Civil Society in October 2001. (Res.CP/759-2001).
The AMRP is organized in Six geographic Zones of America:
Zone I: USA
Texas, Oklahoma, Washington, Florida
Zone II: USA
New Mexico and California
Zone III: Northern, Central and Southern México (A, B, & C)
Zone IV: Central America and the Caribbean
Zone V: Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Perú, Venezuela
Zone VI: Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay
There are more than 200 Tables and 24 Youth Groups in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.
ASSOCIATIONS THAT BELONG TO THE ALLIANCE
National – National Associations are formed in countries where there are more than four (4) Tables.
State – State Associations are formed in countries where there is no National Association and there are States with more than four (4) Tables.
Regional – Regional Secretariats are organized in neighboring countries where there are not enough Tables to organize a National Association.
All the Associations and Tables adopt the Constitution and Bylaws furnished by the Alliance.
Work that the Tables do
Besides awarding Scholarships, many Tables work in other projects, such as:
Establishing schools in remote locations
Donating books and school supplies
Presenting cultural conferences to the community
Protecting and disseminating cultural heritage
Sponsoring Art and handicrafts exhibits
Celebrating national anniversaries assisted by the Diplomatic Corps Environmental Protection Programs
Participation of proposals for the complete development of women Civic education projects for the community
Participating in cultural subjects
Preparation of educational projects benefiting the community
ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS – 2008- 2010
Martha Ofelia M. de Calderón, Zone IIIA
Associate Director General – Lourdes Calderón de Ojeda, Zone V Recording Secretary – María Eva Muñoz de Manzárraga, Zone IIIB Treasurer – Susan Matthews, Zone I
Historian – María del Valle Vázquez de Pioget, Zone V Parliamentarian – Norma Ríos de Flores, Zone V
Assistant Recording Secretary – Beatriz Sepe de González, Zone IV Corresponding Secretary – Guadalupe O. de García Faura, Zona IIIB Official Translator – Ina Agraz de Pool, Zone I
Ex Officio Director General – Peggy Lasater Clark, Zone I
Zone I: Elsie Pérez
Zone II: Sadie Valverde
Zone IIIA: Alicia Idalia V. de Villarreal Zone IIIB: Ma. Elena Muñoz de Flores
Zone IIIC: Lucy Pérez de Omaña
Zone IV: Carmen Mayorga de Corrales
Zone V: Nhury Gutiérrez de Vilches
Zone VI: Marta Bruno de Cano
Pan American Woman 2008 - Nicolasa S. de Mendoza, Zone V
The AMRP, through its delegates duly accredited in its capacity as a Registered Civil Society, actively participates in activities convened by the Organization of American States OAS.
Since the year of its registration (2001), the AMRP has participated in different
hemispheric forums, among them:
Santiago de Chile 2003
Quito, Ecuador 2004
Fort Lauderdale, USA 2005
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2006
Summit of the Americas
Special Summit Monterrey, México
IV Summit Mar del Plata, Argentina
Attendance is continuing in activities organized by the OAS and the AMRP will continue collaborating with the Department of International Affairs, especially in the area of Civil Societies.
The AMRP presents proposals for solutions to hemispheric
problems in subjects in which it has participation, through its “OAS Liaison Committee”, in dialogues at the level of the governing
bodies. In this manner, they carry the voice of the governed to the forums that are held in the countries that have Tables and at the OAS headquarters in Washington.
The MRP’s, have generated their own funds for more than 90
years of institutional life to support those that require help in the field of education.