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We lead the family worldwide to information vital to our heritage.
Fact finding is our mission and
Unity is our bond.”

June 20, 2009

To the Heirs of Ballí Spanish & Mexican Land Grants
BFO Family Reunion

You are invited to a family reunion and luncheon in Edinburg, Texas on August 08, 2009.

DATE: August 08, 2009
TIME: 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Echo Hotel, 1903 South Closner Blvd. Edinburg, Texas 78539
(Hidalgo Conference Room)

$25 per person (No children – Adults Only)
Tickets must be bought in advance; none will be sold at the door.
Only 200 tickets will be sold on a first-come first-served basis.
A meal head count is required so please purchase your tickets early.

MENU: Mexican Plate: Chips and Pico on the table, Two Cheese Enchiladas and one Crispy Taco along with Refried Beans & Spanish Rice, Iced Tea and Coffee Service.
DIRECTIONS: See maps below

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the following family members:

Dora Gonzalez 956-687-1638 Diana Ballí 956-686-4666
Alicia Stewart 956-968-3431 Melda Cano 956-994-0559
Alicia Guerra 956-682-7394 Ricardo P. Ballí 956-240-1999
Mary Mendiola 956-686-2840 Inez Neumann 956-460-2475
Chavela Perales 956-424-3963 Ben C. Ballí 956-682-3583

This is a private meeting, which means that only Ballí family members and invited guest can attend. This valuable knowledge-sharing session is very important. Below are some points of interest:

Rene Escobar, Author of, “The Ballí Family – Reynosa and Matamoros” will present a Power Point presentation of the book. Mr. Escobar researched the Ballí family in meticulous detail and published a book on his findings. He is an accomplished author, having written five books tracing different family lineages. The Ballí book may be purchased at the meeting.

Dee Dee King, Certified Genealogist, will present a status report showing current documented
connections, holes in documentation, and ideas for achieving the next goal. The Ballí Master Data Base Project Forum is well on its way. She will explain on how to join the Forum so that we can achieve the widest range of family connections and documentation. Once the evidence documenting the family connections has been entered we will be able to quickly generate a list of the people whom we can prove connect. This is the main purpose of building the Ballí Family Documented Data Base. In order to keep the record straight we need to make this a full and complete reality…. NOW!

David Ballí will give a brief presentation and instructions for submitting photos of an honored individual for the Military Wall of Honor. We built the virtual Wall of Honor to pay tribute to the Ballí Family members that served our countries. David will also answer any questions or concerns about the Ballí Family web site.

Fred Ballí and Ricardo Ballí will hold a family discussion on BFO’s latest issues and concerns. We have a few items to cover including the future of things to come. It will be an eye opening experience for all in attendance.

Respectfully yours,

Fred B. Ballí



Echo Hotel, 1903 South Closner Blvd. Edinburg, Texas 78539. Marked by the letter A on the two maps below.