Monday, January 8, 2018

New Consul General for Mexico in Utah receives widespread welcome from Rotary Clubs

Utah's new Consul General for Mexico José Borjón met with our District Governor Bev Christy to reach out to clubs in an effort to increase Hispanic membership in Rotary, connect the Consulate with local organizations, and to help Rotarians better understand and forward the cause of Hispanic issues in their community. 

The result is the following calendar dates. See if you can attend one of these multi-club hosted events. Other clubs are planning future events:

Wednesday, January 17 luncheon, Cottonwood Country Club. Hispano-Latino Club of Salt Lake (Glendale) & Hispano Latinos Club of Salt Lake - South, West Jordan Club, Salt Lake Club invite members and all Hispanic professionals outside of Rotary to join this event. 

Monday, February 5 at the Abbey Inn in St. George. St. George, Dixie Sunrise, Red Rock, Hurricane Valley, Zion Canyon & Kanab Rotary Clubs host an All Clubs Lunch with Consul Borjon.

Wednesday, February 7, 11am, venue TBA dependent on RSVPs. Richfield Rotary & Six County Association of Governments hosts Utah’s new Consulate from Mexico RSVP by January 23, Amy Rosquist 435-893-0720

Thursday, February 8, 6-8pm, Jim Santy Auditorium. Park City Rotary & Park City Sunrise club will jointly present a discussion with Consul Borjón, open to the public.
Cedar City, Ogden, Vernal Clubs, as well as Utah County clubs, Moab, Monticello, Bluff, Brigham City, Logan, and Davis County Clubs are in the planning stages.

190,000 Hispanics live in the Salt Lake Valley. That’s almost 18% of the population!  How many Hispanics are in your club?

Here is a biography of Consul General José Borjón: 
As of June 16, he is the Head Consul of Mexico in Salt Lake City, Utah and responsible for western Wyoming.

From August 2016 to June 2017, he was Deputy Director General of Ceremonial in the Protocol Direction General, where he contributed to the institutional events offered by the Presidency Republic to Foreign dignitaries during State, Government, Working and Multilateral meetings in Mexico, among other responsibilities.

From July 2014 to August 2016, he was Deputy Director General for the Southern Border in the Direction General of Latin America and the Caribbean, where he was responsible for the follow-up of the bilateral political and migratory agenda with Guatemala and Belize. Previously, (August 2013 to July 2014), he worked as an Advisor for the Undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean specializing in Central American issues.

He served in the Mexican Embassy in the United States (September 2008-August 2013) and was in charge of the Office of Hispanic Affairs, liaising with Latino national organizations and developing projects to support the integration of Mexican communities.

He has been Consul for Community Affairs in the General Consulate of Mexico in Houston (2004-2008), and attaché for Culture and Scientific Cooperation at the Embassy of Mexico in Korea (1999-2004).

He holds a degree in International Relations from UNAM; a Master's Degree in Diplomatic Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Mexico and an M.A. in European Studies from the Ortega y Gasset Institute in Spain. He has attended various graduate courses in public administration, strategic scenarios; Border administration at COLEF; ITAM and UDLA-Puebla. His most recent publication is "Opportunities for Linking with Mexican Youth in the United States", in the Mexican Journal of Foreign Policy, May-August 2016, Matías Romero Institute-Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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