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SUSTATZAILEAK: Basque Youth Facilitators

ZER (What): NABO is creating a network of Basque Youth Facilitators.

NOR (Who): NABO is asking that each member club appoint a facilitator; NABO is not involved with this selection process.  We just want someone--anyone--who will be committed in your community to keeping things going another generation.

NORA (Where):  TBA

ZERGATIK (Why): Our Basque future in the United States will be determined within the next 15-20 years.  A new generation—American born—will now decide how and if our Basque heritage will endure in America.  The time is now to begin making plans for making this transition.  The key will be how well we are able to transmit Basque culture to future generations of Basque-Americans.  It is therefore crucial that we create a viable program that can network together, to make this a fruitful transition. 

PART I:  Photos & contact info for volunteers to date (please update)
PART II:  Suggested responsibilities (below the photos)

State: CALIFORNIA

CA-Bakersfield
Kristie Onandia
Email: kikimuxu@aol.com
Kern County Basque Club
PO Box 416
Bakersfield, CA 93302

CA-Chino
Maite Maisterrena
Email: m_maisterrena@hotmail.com
Chino Basque Club
PO Box 1080
Chino, CA  91710

CA-San Francisco Basque Club: 
Valerie Arrechea
Email: Etcharren@msn.com

CA-San Francisco Basque Cultural Center
Isabelle (Ocafrain) Bushman: bushman99@sbcglobal.net
San Francisco Basque C.C.
599 Railroad Avenue
So. San Francisco, CA  94080

CA-Susanville
Jeanette Goni
Email:
jagoni@frontiernet.net

Dominica Zubillaga

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CA-Ventura Basque Club
Peio Urrutia
Email: peio@msn.com
Ventura County Basque Club
  CA-Frenso
CA-Los Banos
CA-Marin Sonoma
CA-Rocklin
CA-BEO
CA-Anaitasuna
State: COLORADO

CO-Denver
Michael Matassa Jr.
Email: michael@coloradoeuskaletxea.com
State: IDAHO

ID-Boise
Ysabel Bilbao
Email: ybilbao@ktvb.com
Boise Euzkaldunak Inc.
601 Grove Street
Boise, ID  83702
 

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ID-Mountain Home
Goisalde Jausoro
jausoro@msn.com

ID-Oinkari
Annie Gavica
Email: amgavica@gmail.com 
 
  ID-Homedale
ID-Gooding
ID-Basque Museum
ID-Cenarussa Ctr.
State:  NEVADA

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NV-Reno
Marguerite Wilson
Email: basqhrhdr@msn.com

 

NV-Winnemucca
Brenda Willey
Email:  Irrintzi2003@yahoo.com
  NV-Battle Mountain
NV-Gardnerville
NV-Elko
State: NEW YORK
  NY-New York
State:  OREGON

OR-Ontario
Lisa Corcostegui
Email:
irakaslea@cableone.net
Ontario Basque Club
P.O. Box 1233
Ontario, OR  97914 
State:  UTAH

UT-Salt Lake City
Alise Cendagorta
Email: starrburst87@netscape.net
Utah Basque Club
State: WYOMING


WY-Buffalo
Tina Rosalez (above) & Teresa (Escoz) Fieldgrove
PO Box 308
Buffalo, WY 82834
Email: dantzari@wbaccess.net
  WY-Rock Springs
Possible new club members:
  D.C. Washington
AR-Arizona
NM-New Mexico

What this entails.  We are requesting that each NABO member appoint a youth facilitator who would serve as the club’s contact for the communicating information and resources.  Just as many clubs have a person in charge of their local mus tournament, picnic, etc., we hope to create a network of youth directors in most all of our NABO organizations.  This coordinated effort would seek to share resources (e.g., ideas, music, pictures,  videos etc.)  If something you are doing works well, you could share this to help other communities.  NABO would help to distribute resources as well.  In the end we are all involved for the same reasons:  we want to instill the importance of maintaining and continuing, our heritage in our children, after all they are the future.

Suggested Youth Facilitator Responsibilities: (whatever would apply to your community)

  • Oversee dance groups and their instructors, for example, helping to coordinate the scheduling picnic performances and offer assistance and/or give suggestions on costumes, age appropriate dances, and opportunities to perform (outside Basque gatherings) and share our culture.

  • He/she should be involved with creating additional social gatherings for the children, so they can bond and create friendships.  For example, in Chino in conjunction with our monthly luncheon we had a Halloween party for the children, giving them a chance to get together.  Also we plan on having a ihauteria, also in conjunction with a monthly luncheon, again a chance for the children to play together and also a way to expose them to other parts of our cultural traditions that they otherwise may not be exposed to.  Another possibility is getting together with another club and doing some kind of activity with there youth.  This is a way for the children to meet and again create friendships.

  • He/she could also look to see what classes they may be able to offer the youth in their area.  Some examples txistu class, pala, handball, mus, ama eta ni, accordion, euskera etc….. This of course would vary depending on what is available to you in your area.

  • He/she should make aware and encourage parents to send their children to Udaleku.  This is truly one of the greatest programs for our children offered by NABO.


Can/should we construct something like this?

 

Recreate + Educate = Perpetuate


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