VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

Feb 8 , 2015

This VIP Club Newsflash is being sponsored by Qualitas Vehicle Insurance Company and Jimenez Asociados! Jose Antonio, at Jimenez has reported to Your Club that 100 VIP Club members that over a year's period of time have enlisted Qualitas as their Auto and Truck Insurance Company! Know why? Because Jimenez Asociados offers our membership deep discounts. They provide great service and have beefed up their office staff to accommodate members. Don't pay more! Get a quote for a month, months or the year or when you need a new policy, Salida de Celaya #83. Remember, it's now a Federal Law that vehicles are insured! Contact Alejandra at cel; 415-100-3857 or Marina at 154-4579 or cel; 415-107-4008.

(Attention business people: Any business or individual can sponsor a VIP Club newsflash! We send out almost 2000 emails to our members once-to-twice a month. Cost to sponsor a flash is 1500 pesos.)


Each February Your VIP Club teams up with Biblioteca Publica in a drive to help increase library memberships. For the month of February, buy a VIP Club Card at the library for the standard 550 pesos and Your Club will buy you a library card good for a full year, a 120-peso value. For some of you who may have let your club card expire, here's a great way to get back into the club and help your community. Open to San Miguel residents. Take 2 copies or passport or Drivers license and a utility bill (utility bill doesn't have to be in your name but at your residence.)

Your Club welcomes BeWellSanMiguel Patient Advocacy Services by Deborah Bickel, Pa MPH. Deborah, a health care professional and totally bilingual stands ready to assist patients in various ways. Rather it be assisting at home care, arranging appointments with the proper caregivers or being on hand when people need to be hospitalized, Deborah knows the procedures and time frames. BeWell's fees are 300 pesos an hour but VIP Club members pay 250! 415-115-7815 or (see attachment for a more detailed description of Bewell's services)

VIP Club member, Frank O'Grady, wants members to know about Eclipse Solar. Frank designs, sells and installs Photovoltaic Systems. Eclipse Solar offers VIP Club members 10% off services. Frank

O'Grady, 415-149-8734,

Hank's New Orleans Cafe and Oyster Bar kicks off their annual Mardi Gras celebration Friday February 13. Members, Myrl D'Arcy and Rachael Satterfield, act as the royals reigning over party goers, for this year's bombastic celebration. Special drinks and dishes everyday! Big time happening Sunday night, February 15 and of course FAT TUESDAY with both nights having live music and then with Hank's traditional half block parade and gala kicking off at 6:30 Tuesday February 17th.

We're showing a line up of Valentine Day events. One happening is the a worthwhile fund raiser for Casita Linda, the great local organization that builds homes for the impoverished needy.

They're having a bash at "The Goose," and click on the link to get the poop!

We are also including and attaching menus below from some of our participating restaurants including Apera, La Puertecita Hotel, Sierra Nevada's Andanza and The Restaurant!Also see below the new lunch menu for Apera which is getting very high marks!

VIP Club participating sea-food restaurant, Pescau, Jesus #23 has opened a second location. Calzada de los Arcos #33, Queretaro, Queretaro (442) 213-5883. Best wishes!

The San Miguel Writers Conference Artisans Marketplace and Bookstore are open to the public from Wednesday, February 11th to Sunday, February 15th, all day. You do not need a ticket to visit this area of the Conference. The Marketplace features over 13 premier artisans from Oaxaca weavers with rare purple dye huipiles to Patzcuaro silver jeweler to local bookmakers, photographers and clothing by Abrazos Boutique, where you can get your VIP discount with cash. Located behind the conference rooms at the Hotel Real de Minas on the outdoor lawn. For more information contact Patrice Wynne of AbraZos at

From member Ken Bichel: Thursday, 2/19, at 7 pm. at Bellas Artes in the Miguel Malo Auditorium (upstairs)

The “Breaking Down the Walls” concert will once again benefit the Rural Education Institute of Mexico. The musical journey, ranging from strictly written pieces to all-out improvisation, will include Beatles, Brahms, Chopin, Jobim and spontaneous creations inspired by suggestions from you, the audience. Interpretations of magnificent images by SMA artists Hope Palmer and Dirk Bakkar will also be featured. And a surprise guest, who will truly “Break Down the Walls!" Tickets go on sale at Solutions (Recreo), La Conexion (Aldama) and Los Milagros restaurant on Reloj. All seats 250p.

Some other VIP Club live music venues, Mi Casa restuaraunt Instituto Allende, Casa de Milagros, La Mesa Grande, Thursdays, Santos Crudoteca, Suspiros #7 ,Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Paprika, Thursdays, Vida Vhile Band, Fridays, Julian Arcos and Saturday with Gabriel Hernandez, Bobby Kapland and Adrian Flores and also Sunday jazz at 1 pm.

See attachment for Daniela's Expo Artsanal: Feb 21-22-23.

Looking out front: The Magic Town Music Festival is back big time come March 14-15th. See attachment and press release. (See attachment and press release)

We've heard from Yves Vincent who has added some new items on the delivery menu:

Items of interest: Asperges grillés a l'huile d'olive-- Grilled asparagus with extra virgin olive oil; Salade Provençale--Mixed lettuce, croutons, grilled tomatoes, goat cheese, with balsamic dressing; Cochon a la bière--Diced pork, carrots & onion in a tasty beer & tomato sauce. Comes with mashed potatoes; Shepherd's pie--Ground beef, carrots, green peas & onion, topped with mashed potatoes. Traditional English comfort food.

-Mousse au chocola--Topped with "craime fraiche". Beyond words. We deliver every day except Sundays. Merci et bon appetite, Yves. "Le Cochon qui Saute!" French Food.Cel: 415 119 20 24

Theaters goers: don't miss the theatrical production of the season! Steven Dietz's Sherlock Holmes' Final Adventure, presented by Bajio Rep Company, directed by Allan Gross and Starring Jim Newell as Holmes, Bill Pearlman as Dr. Watson, Ethan Emeray as Professor Moriarity, Clara Dunhum as Irene Adler and an additional group of talented San Miguel thespians. Tickets at Angela Peralta only.

Performances at 7:30 pm Thursday, February 25th thourgh the 28th with a matinee Sunday the 28th

Patrice of Abrazos says send the Valentine's Day love at Zacateros # 24.

We've heard from VIP Club members Bill and Heidi at Casa de la Cuesta: "I am happy to inform you that the book from the collection of Another Face of Mexico mask museum is now available for purchase. The book can now be purchased at the museum or it can be shipped to you in the USA or Canada. The hardbound, full color book is 11 x 11 inches and is 144 pages in length, with over 100 photos of masks plus descriptive text explaining the use of masks among the various indigenous cultures in Mexico. The cost is 75 USD/1000 Pesos. Add 13 USD for shipping point to point in the USA or Canada."

VIP Club member Ron Lenox is the point man for a new new marketplace letter:

Your Club wishes everybody true love this Valentine's Day, the Lord knows how we all need it!

R. I. P. Glenda Robinson

R. I. P. Salvador Orozco

These two hit especially hard with Glenda a continuous member for over 12 years and Salvador, owner operator of Casa de Los Milagros. Both fine people.

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club


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