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Eusko Kultur Etxea in Buenos Aires holds elections: Maria Elena Etcheverry President and Mª Carmen Echevarne secretary


Talk and wine tasting at Eusketxe thanks to Sommelier Diego Rey
Talk and wine tasting at Eusketxe thanks to Sommelier Diego Rey


Eusketxe, the Eusko Kultur Etxea in Buenos Aires has begun its summer vacation, but not before finishing its work.  In a busy month of December it celebrated Euskera Day, held it annual General Assembly, and announced the results of the Story Contest (that you aready red about on and even held a wine tasting, showed the film Beltzean Mintzo and held a week of talks on Cultural Routes in Euskal Herria. 

Buenos Aires, Argentina.   Eusketxe held its Annual General Assembly on the same day it celebrated ENE, International Day of Euskera.  The results of the elections for the board that will guide the club in the next term (2017-2019) follow:

  • President: María Elena Etcheverry
  • Vice-president: María Raquel Bidegain
  • Secretary: María del Carmen Echevarne
  • Pro-secretary: Agustín Etcheverry
  • Treasurer: Rosa Isabel Misciagna
  • Pro-treasurer: Emilio Padin Merino
  • Director: Mario Árraga Penido
  • Director: Nicolás Etcheverry
  • Director:  Mercedes Menchaca
  • Alternate Director: Mariana Fernández Castelli
  • Alternate Director: Verónica Iriarte
  • Alternate Director: María Matilde Lusardi
  • Auditor: Juan José Guaresti (n)
  • Auditor: Alicia Vidal

After the General Assembly, club president, Maria Elena Etcheverry de Irujo Ollo addressed the attendees referring to Euskera and its central role in the culture and the Basque world.  The winners of the club’s literary contest were announced and the film Beltzean mintzo (voices in the dark) about native languages in the Americas was shown.  Afterwards there was an interesting debate that lasted for more than an hour.  Maria del Carmen Echevarne performed an Aurresku in honor of Euskera, and finally sommelier Diego Rey guided those presents through a wine tasting.  

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