McAllen Citizens League

Purpose: The McAllen Citizens League was formed to engage in educational and informative undertakings; more particularly to inform the citizenry of McAllen by sponsoring lectures on current affairs, including open forum discussions of civic matters, history, and other current topics as applied to problems of the day. This organization is non-sectarian and non-partisan. No candidate for public office shall be endorsed by it. Meetings: The McAllen Citizens League meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, September through May for a luncheon meeting. There are no meeting held in the month of November. In December the meeting is on different date during the month. Having lunch is optional and the public is always invited.

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October 26 Meeting

Keith Patridge, President of the McAllen Economic Development Corporation will be the guest speaker at the McAllen Citizens League noon luncheon. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday October 26 at the Salvation Army Center on 23rd Street at Pecan in McAllen. “We are currently facing some challenges with declining sales tax revenue”, said Christopher Julian President of the League. “We hope Keith will give us a ray of sunshine”, Julian added.
The meeting is open to the public with lunch available for $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Membership in the League is only $10 per year. For more information on the League go to www.McAllenCitizensLeague.org.

April 27th Meeting

The McAllen Citizens League will host the contested McAllen City Commission race at its noon lunch meeting on Thursday April 27. Both candidates for District 2, Incumbent Trey Pebley and challenger Joaquin Zamora, have confirmed their attendance. “This will be the last political forum we’ll host prior to the May 6th election,” said Christopher Julian, League President. The League’s forum format allows each candidates two minute opening comments then a one follow-up/ rebuttal. After all candidates have spoken, questions from League members will be asked.
The meeting is open to the public and lunch is available for $12 for members & $15 for non-members. Membership in the League is only $10 per year. Go to www.McAllenCitizensLeague.org for more information.

March 23rd meeting

The McAllen Citizens League will host the McAllen ISD Board of Trustees Candidates during its noon luncheon meeting on Thursday March 23. The meeting will be held at the Salvation Army Center on North 23rd Street & Pecan in McAllen.
“This is the second of three Political Forums planned before the May election”, said Christopher Julian, President of the League.
All school board candidates have been invited to this forum. This includes Place 3 candidates Debbie Crane Aliseda, Mark Dougherty & Raul A. Moreno, Place 6, Larry Esparza & Homer Martinez & Place 7 Lynse Guerra & Sam Saldivar, Jr.
The Leagues forum format allows each candidate a 2 minute opening comments and a 1 minute follow up after all candidates have spoken. Then questions from League members only will be asked.
The meeting is open to the public and lunch is available for $12 for members & $15 for non-members. Membership in the League is only $10 per year. Go to www.McAllenCitizensLeague.org for more information.

Request for Coverage: Citizens League Hosts Political Forum

McAllen, TX

McAllen Citizens League Officers & Board Members from left, front row Christopher Julian, President, Norma Cardenas, Board Member, Vanessa Peveto, Treasurer, Olga Gabriel, Board Member, Anita Moon, Secretary, Ernest Aliseda, Vice President/ Program Chair. Back row, Omar Rodriguez & Davis Rankin, Board Members Not pictured is Judith Saldivar, Vice President/ Membership.

McAllen Citizens League Officers & Board Members from left, front row Christopher Julian, President, Norma Cardenas, Board Member, Vanessa Peveto, Treasurer, Olga Gabriel, Board Member, Anita Moon, Secretary, Ernest Aliseda, Vice President/ Program Chair.
Back row, Omar Rodriguez & Davis Rankin, Board Members
Not pictured is Judith Saldivar, Vice President/ Membership.

The McAllen Citizens League will host a political forum at its noon luncheon Thursday October 27th. The meeting will be held at the Salvation Army Center on 23rd street at Pecan in McAllen.

“Invitations have been sent to the candidates for State Representative District 41, Bobby Guerra & Hilda DeShazo, State Senate District 20, Juan Hinojosa &Velma Arellano and 13th Court of Appeals Greg Perks & Leticia Hinojosa”, said Christopher Julian, President of the League. We have confirmed attendance from Chuy Hinojosa, Bobby Guerra, Hilda DeShazo and Greg Perks.

The League’s forum format allows each candidate a two minute opening remarks & a one minute follow up. Once all candidates have spoken, questions from League members only will be fielded.

The meeting starts at noon and is open to the public. Lunch is available for $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Membership in the League is only $10 per year. Go to www.McAllenCitizensLeague.org for more information.

Hidalgo County Healthcare District Debate

The McAllen Citizens League hosted a debate on the establishment of a Healthcare District for Hidalgo County at its noon luncheon meeting on Thursday September 22nd. The meeting was held at the Salvation Army Center on 23rd street at Pecan in McAllen.
Invitations were sent to parties on both sides of the issue. County Commissioner Eddie Cantu spoke in opposition and Dr. Martin Garza, MD spoke in favor of the District.

see article in The Monitor. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/healthcare-district-debate-leaves-several-unanswered-questions/article_ccffc9ce-812c-11e6-905a-23896d1043db.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-sharehttp://ow.ly/5IgE304vqf2

For More Information Contact: Christopher Julian Advertir, Inc. 956.682.5563 cjulian@advertir.net

 

McAllen Citizens League monthly meetings

The McAllen Citizens League’s officers & board members attended their annual workshop recently. The primary topic of discussion was the program schedule for the 2016 – 2017 season. The board members reviewed nearly two dozen topics for consideration ranging from political forums to City Budget to the proposed Health District. “With all that’s going on, it will be difficult to choose a topic for our first meeting in September” said Ernest Aliseda, board member & program chair for the League. “I am so pleased with the total engagement of the entire board, said Christopher Julian, president of the League.

The League holds monthly noon lunch meeting September thru May of each year, except for November. The meeting are held at the Salvation Center on 23rd Street at Pecan in McAllen. Meetings are open to the public with lunch available to members for $12 & non-members for $15. Membership in the League is only $10 per year.

Meeting April 28, 2016

 

Citizens League to host 449th Runoff Candidates

 

McAllen Citizens League has invited the run-off candidates for

the 449th State District Court, Incumbent Jesse Contreras and challenger

Renee Betancourt to speak at their lunch meeting on Thursday, April 28th.

The meeting will be held at the Salvation Army Center located on 23rd and

Pecan.

 

The political forum allows each candidate a two-minute introduction and a one-minute follow-up/rebuttal. After the candidates have spoken, they will

answer questions that are submitted by League members only.

 

“This will be our last political forum for this for this election cycle”, said

Christopher Julian, McAllen Citizens League president.

 

The meetings are open to the public and lunch is available for $12 for

League members and $15 for non-members. Annual membership dues are

only $10 a year.

Next Meeting: February 25, 2016

All nine candidates for the Congressional seat for District 15 have been invited to speak at the McAllen Citizens League noon lunch meeting Thursday February 25. The meeting will be at the Salvation Army Center on 23rd Street at Pecan in McAllen.

“We had standing room only at our last political forum”, said Christopher Julian, President of the League. “And we expect a similar sell out at this forum”, Julian concluded.

The League’s political forum format allows each candidate a two minute opening address & a one minute follow up/ rebuttal. After all candidates have spoken, questions from Citizens League members only will be asked of the candidates.

Candidate Forum – January 28, 2016

The McAllen Citizens League will host the candidates for the 13th Court of Appeals, 449th State District Court and the District 36 State Representative races at their Noon Lunch meeting on Thursday January 28th. The meeting will be held at the Salvation Army Center on 23rd Street at Pecan in McAllen.

Candidates include Justice Gregory Perkes, Leticia Hinojosa & Carlos Valdez for the Court of Appeals, Judge Jesse Contreras, Jaime Aleman and Renee Betancourt for the 449th & for State Representative, incumbent Sergio Muñoz, Jr. & Abraham Padron.

The League’s political forum format allows each candidate a 3 minute opening address with a one minute follow up/ rebuttal. After all candidates have spoken, question from League member only will be fielded.

“Due to the number of candidates participating in this forum and to allow ample time for questions, we are extending the time of this meeting to 1:30” said Christopher Julian, President of the League. “With the help of our Program Chair, Ernest Aliseda, we will have 100% participation from the candidate, Julian concluded.

The meeting is open to the public with lunch available for $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Membership in the League is only $10 per year.