Anabella Herbig, President, IGNC Laredo Chapter
Welcome to the Laredo Chapter of the International Good Neighbor Council. For more than 50 years, the IGNC has worked to promote a better understanding and neighborliness between the United States and Mexico. Un Abrazo,
The Laredo chapter is one of thirty chapters throughout the United States and Mexico. We are fortunate to work very closely with our sister chapter in Nuevo Laredo and share many of our meetings and events with them.
Our busiest time of the year is during the Washington Birthday Celebration. During this time, working together with the Nuevo Laredo chapter, we host the reception honoring the current year’s Abrazo Children. We also work in conjunction with the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) to organize the International Bridge Ceremony.
Aside from this busy time of year, we have other projects that we participate in. Each year we give a renewable scholarship to qualifying students at Texas A&M International University and Laredo Community College, as well as participate in two international conventions. We also sponsor a Christmas project at the Hospital Civil in Nuevo Laredo, as well as host ‘A Day at the Movies’ for kids living in the Bethany House Transitional Home.
Members of the group also enthusiastically help welcome new U.S. citizens with a pin, as well as provide them with voter registration information, during their Citizenship Ceremony held in U.S. Federal Court. Furthermore, contingent on fundraising efforts, we may choose to add additional projects to our list of community service fostering good will on both sides of the border.
If you are interested in becoming a member of our organization, we are always looking to add to our membership. We can certainly use your help in keeping the International Good Neighbor Council thriving and representing the best of Laredo!
President, IGNC Laredo Chapter.