The International Friendship Club February Calendar Highlights

The International Friendship Club (IFC) has been adding more and more activities each month.

For complete details for February 2015 times and prices the IFC website has a full activities calendar that can be accessed online at or come by the clubhouse, open 9am -2pm M-F, and look at the calendar. You may also call the clubhouse at 222-5466.

The IFC has a number of recurring activities including their Home Tours that support the Cleft Palate Program on Tuesday and Wednesday and Bridge and Spanish Lessons each week. Check out the Events and More Page in this issue for a listing of more activities.

Special events for February include “Dinner Under the Stars,” a Valentine’s Day Dinner Fundraiser Saturday, February 14, at the rooftop restaurant La Traviata, located on the top floor of the Paloma del Mar Hotel, Honduras #309 with a stunning view of the entire bay.

Your evening will begin with a welcome Margarita per person. Cocktails at 6:30 pm and dinner served at 7:00 pm. The full menu is available at under events. The cost for this evening is $500 pesos per person. This promises to be a very special evening so go online or to the IFC to order your tickets early.

Last month the IFC introduced a new movie series, “Hollywood Classics,” on Monday evenings with an Academy Award Best Picture winner each week. Only $40 pesos with free popcorn! The series is drawing a nice turnout so get there early. Bar opens at 6:30 and movie begins at 7:00.  The February films are:

Feb 2–Around The World in 80 Days (1956), Michael Todd Dir, David Niven, Cantinflas, Robert Newton, Shirley McClain

Feb 9–Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), David Lean Dir, Alec Guinness, William Holden

Feb 16–West Side Story (1961), Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins Dir, Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer

Feb 23–The French Connection (1971), William Friedkin Dir, Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider

In addition to the IFC Monday Classic Movie series, The Democrats Abroad has a full Wednesday night film series at the IFC as well as a special series featuring 2015 Academy Award Best Picture Nominees.

Tickets are available for a donation of $75 pesos in advance ($65 pesos in advance for 2015 IFC members) and $100 pesos at the door (everyone).

Doors open 1 hour before each show. Refreshments are available for purchase. SEATING IS LIMITED. It is strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance.

For further information, you can contact Tobe Jensen [email protected] Or David Kamp [email protected]

Many of you have been asking when Dan Grippo will once again host a lecture series on Mexicn history. Well there is good news. Beginning Friday February 6 at 10:30 and running for three Fridays at the IFC Dan will present  “If Vallarta’s Streets Could Talk”: The Life and Times of Historical Figures Our Streets Are Named After. Mexican History Lectures with Dan Grippo, Ph.D. Fridays, February 6, 13, 20: 10:30 AM – 12:00 NOON. $100 pesos / $80 pesos IFC members

On Wednesday  Feb. 18 the U.S. Consulate will make a special trip to the IFC beginning at 10 AM 10 AM 11 AM  Notary services for Healthcare and Final Disposition Affidavit for U.S. Citizens. 

IMPORTANT. You must email the Consular Agency at  [email protected] beforehand and request that the send you the affidavit. Document must be completely filled out, with no scratch outs, and brought with you to the IFC on February 18. Client must also bring their original and copy of passport (data and signature page only). NOTE: This affidavit is helpful for single people or same-sex couples who are not married in Mexico. Married couples do not need this affidavit.   Two witnesses must attend to sign in person and bring original passport and copy with them. Cost is $50. USD or $750. Pesos (correct change required)

STARTING AT 11 AM — Various Consular Services.  No appointments, first come, first served. You must arrive by 12 NOON to receive a number and be served during this visit!

Another date to get on your calendar early is Tuesday, February 24 for a  special presentation at the IFC by author Candace George Thompson. Candace will facilitate “The Gift of Story: Capturing and Preserving Family Memories” at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30. Donation for IFC charities: $50 pesos at the door.

And finally there will be a Mindfulness Meditation Retreat at the IFC February 26-28. The retreat will feature Kavindu, Director of Meditation and co-founder, The Program is entitled, “A Mindful Path from Difficult Emotion to Creative Action”.  Look for more information and registration material at the IFC offices or on the website.

The International Friendship Club is a registered charitable organization in Mexico listed as Club Internacional de la Amistad de Puerto Vallarta A.C.  It is located at the northeast corner of the Rio Cuale Bridge above the HSBC Bank, Colonia El Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 48300. Phone: 322-222-5466. Website: Email: [email protected].  

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