Maestas Family Reunion
Hello everyone. It is almost time to get your vacations scheduled for next year. The reunion dates
are July 9-12, 2009.
Update on addresses; phone numbers; email addresses. We have family members we would like to be in
touch with again. So please get in touch with Uncle Abencio’s and Aunt Demetria’s families and the
Zamora family to let them know we would like to hear from them and have them join us. Please let us
know if you want to be notified by email or snail mail on the newsletter.
Please RSVP so we can be able to plan.
Thursday night meal will be cooked in the valley.
Here are some activities we are looking at doing during the reunion.
We will have a map of the USA so that everyone can mark where they live. There will also be
separate maps of California, Colorado, and New Mexico since those states have the most in attendance.
We will be having our usual Christmas Celebration. The gift exchange will be for the children
only (18 and under). Is anyone interested in doing an ornament exchange? If so, let
· Come prepared for a pie eating and a watermelon eating contest.
Learn about family history hunt. Youths will have to go to an adult for clues for information
to win this game.
· A dance is being considered for Saturday night.
· The traditional games are still on: Volleyball – Horse Shoes – Baseball.
Please let us know if you think that making a new reunion quilt would be something to do. E-mail the
with your vote. Check the web site for information about the last quilt we made in 1997. (See
“Quilt Raffle” in the “September '97 Newsletter”, “Family Quilt” in
the “June '97 Newsletter”, and the second and following paragraphs of the
“February '97 Newsletter”. The August ’98
newsletter contains the pictures of the completed quilt.
Phil Maestas, (son of Ignacio, grandson of Matias and Rosarito, great grandson of Cirilio and Cresencia) got married in
July to Suzie Ann Dixon.
Joaquin Maestas-Manuel (son of Christy, grandson of Cirilio and Vangie, great grandson of Jose and Clodovea, great-great-grandson
of Cirilio and Cresencia) got married in August to Lorinda Castillo.
Tim Valdez, Robin Valdez and Keith Royal (son and daughter of Elias and Micky (Baez) Valdez, grandchildren of Seraida Maestas,
great grandchildren of Cirilio and Cresencia) were in Holman, NM during August.
Melvin Maestas (son of Moises and Susie, grandson of Moises and Flor (Trujillo), great grandson of Cirilio and Cresencia)
got married in August to Henrietta.
Lulu (Maestas) and Fidel Valdez celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in August at La Luz, NM. Lulu is the daughter of
Ignacio and Adela (Branch) Maestas, granddaughter of Cirilio and Cresencia Maestas.
Fred Chavez, son of Sam and Martha (Maestas) Chavez, grandson of Moises and Flor (Trujillo) Maestas, great grandson
of Cirilio and Cresencia got married May 2007.
Mariah Maestas was home-coming queen this fall at McCurdy Mission School. She is the daughter of Annette & Kenny Maestas,
Annette is the daughter of Cirilio Maestas and Vangie (Roybal) Maestas, granddaughter of Jose and Clodovea (Hurtado) Maestas.
Lulu (Maestas) and Fidel Valdez became great grandparents again. TI Montgomery (son of Tobias, grandson of Mina)
was born in June and Arya Montgomery (daughter of Zachary, granddaughter of Mina) was born September 9.
Thank you to the various people who made special money donations for building tables.
Up-coming changes such as an increase in fees will be shared in the next newsletter. This is to off set inflation.
A committee composed of: Daryl Brillhart, Paul Maestas, Larry Maestas, and Barbara Rose met in New Mexico in
August to see about becoming responsible for preparing for 2009.
Lori Maestas and Fabiola Esposito will work on the food but will not be in charge of the kitchen tent. Rhonda Valdez
is also becoming a member of this committee. If you are interested and can give the time to this committee, let