So the 2013 Maestas Family Reunion is now a part of history.

We had a very good time, IN THE MOUNTAINS, because the rain FINALLY arrived and the fire restrictions were lifted on the Friday of the Reunion weekend. There was no campfire Thursday night, as we would normally have done, but Friday and Saturday nights we were able to have fires and everyone enjoyed them (especially the kids with marshmallows!) We had been planning to be in the valley again, as we were 2 years ago, but with almost a week's worth of rain before the weekend the fire danger was greatly reduced.

At the most recent count, there were over 175 attendees. We had games, we had pie eating contests, WE HAD FUN!!!! Thank you to everyone who could make it and helped in making it a wonderful experience.

The family meeting was held on Saturday, under the canopies in the rain.


JULY 13, 2013

Facilitator: Antonio
Recorder: Elizabeth

Old business

Thanks for coming to the 20th reunion

Finances New Business Secret Pal:  Bianca Esposito (Bianca's email) (8351 Solana Dr. Thornton, Co 80229) will monitor and keep the information for those interested in being a secret pal. She has a couple of people who have already expressed an interest. She needs:

Financial Report:
  Balance (as of July 15, 2013) $4,346.54
     Russell's $857.29
     Daryl $334.96
     Antonio $312.05
  Sub-total $2,842.24
  Interest Earned $0.08
  Balance (as of July 31, 2013) $2,842.32

Family Updates:

Dan and Cresencia (Maestas) Jaramillo are putting in a sun room or, as her family calls it, a flower room, for Cresencia. They have had bear visitors and being in an enclosed room they can enjoy the view but not have furry visitors.

Frank Maestas got pneumonia in August after the reunion and was very sick.

Our sympathy to Sam & Martha (Maestas) Chavez as Sam's sister Irene passed away.

Well wishes to Temarah Barela and family on their move to Albuquerque.

Stella (Maestas) Vasquez is still enjoying an occasional trip to the casinos.

Since the reunion we have a number of family members moving:

Donnie & Malany(Maestas) Romero (son of Rosalie and Jerry Valdez, grandson of Cleo (Maestas) Valdez, great-grandson of Matias & Sesarita (Cruz) Maestas) celebrated her parents 50th Anniversary. So, happy 50th to Lorraine and James Maestas our other Maestas Family.

Congratulations to Ashely Barela who got a promotion at work and a marriage proposal at the same time.

Louie, Elsie, Catherine and family spent a week in Alabama visiting Robert and his family. Louie is the son of Cleo, grandson of Matias.

Fermin Maestas was sick and in the hospital.

Anna (Maestas) Saiz was in the hospital.

Kristy (Valdez) and Ernie are so thankful that their daughter Kristin is healed and walking.

Securing the Family Website

As stated above, Pam thought she had a possible contact who could help with securing the family website, but she was not successful. We would like to secure access to the web-site to prevent disclosure of personal information to identity thieves. Anyone who has knowledge of secure web-sites, please contact the Webmaster.