VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"



VIP Club Newsflash

This VIP Club Newsflash is sponsored by Tec Energia Mexico,, San Miguel's leading solar company.


Free review of your electrical requirements including a site visit (Greater San Miguel Area) and recommendations for a solar energy solution.
Free CFE authorization process and legal documentation, through the installation of the specially configured bi-directional meter.
Final payment only once system is operational on the CFE grid.

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Solar Q&A

How does a solar system work?
A photovoltaic (PV) solar system is comprised of solar panels, racks for mounting the panels, electrical wiring, and an inverter. From sunrise to sunset, the solar panels will generate DC electricity, which is converted to AC by the inverter.  The AC power is delivered to your home’s main electrical service panel and offsets the energy purchased from the CFE.
 How does a solar system integrate with the CFE grid?
Once your system is approved and a specially configured bi-directional meter has been installed, the energy generated by your system will offset part of your normal consumption, reducing the total purchase from CFE.  Excess energy is handled as a credit on the bi-monthly invoice, further lowering what you pay.
 How much will I save with a solar energy system?
If you are billed at the CFE high usage DAC rate, the savings will be substantial.  At current rates you will not be paying more than m$p750 to m$p1,000 every two months with a well-configured system.
 How long will a solar system last?
Our systems are guaranteed for 25 years, though the actual lifetime is much longer.
 Why Tec Energia?
Tec Energia has been dedicated to renewable and green energy projects in Mexico for more than three years.  The equipment we install is from top Tier 1 vendors such as Solartec and ReneSola panels, PLP aluminum structures and Fronius inverters.  Our installers are fully certified (EC586, DC3) and insured, and have so far been involved with more than 20MWp in residential and industrial installations from small 6 panel systems to a 100KWp system at the Nestle plant in Jalisco.

Please contact Kees Sanders at 415-105-4205 or via email at for more information or to set up your free review now!

(Businesses or individuals can sponsor a VIP Club Newsflash! We send out over 1700 emails to the membership once-to-twice a month. Cost to sponsor a flash is 1500 pesos.)


Many activities taking place so we wanted to keep the membership up to date So here we go.

The Chili Cook Off is Back! Inside Instituto Allende (the school) not the main building.

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Note: VIP Club participating business, Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Salida de Celaya #59,  site of the Super Bowl happening, announces they'll host salsa and cumbia dancing Saturday night at 10:30 pm! Arthur Murray also cancels two dance sessions. Thursday, February 11,1:30 pm. Study Tango Class, and February 12th, Friday's 5:30 pm. Rhythm Dance Session.
VIP Club participating Restaurant, Bonds 007 Hidalgo #30, as this Super Bowl happening: limited tickets available, 550 pesos includes drinks, pre game snacks, halftime meal, door prizes and a seat to watch the game, limited seating, closed door function!

Other VIP Club member venues showing the game: Chupalitas, La Casa de Los Milagros, La Choperia, Longhorn BBQ, Mario's Seafood, Ten Ten Pie, the Beer Company Tio Lucas

La Pulga

All pre-game and during Super Bow:l hot dogs, chicken wings and individual pizzas. Hank's sensational regular everyday menu also will be available!

For the town's very best party,  Hank's, New Orleans Cafe and Oyster Bar,  Hidalgo #12. Don't miss the weirdest parade ever, Fat Tuesday, February 9th at exactly 6:10 pm. on the corner of Mesones and Hidalgo and congrats to this year's king: VIP Club member Chris Holmes! The party has begun!

Here are the specials all during Carnival at Hank's!
Fried Grits $110
With Shrimp and Andouille, Remoulade Sauce
 Crawfish Pot Pie Appetizer $135
 Crab Filled Catfish $230
Lemon Cream Sauce
Cheddar and Jalapeno Hushpuppies & Maque Choux
 Duck Stew $250
Port, Onion, Celery, Carrot and Potato
 Lobster Etouffee $275
Lobster in a Creamy Sauce with Cajun Spices
Served over a Bed of White Rice
 Vegetable of the Day – Maque Choux
Corn, Onion, Celery, Bell Pepper and Creole Sauce
 Bananas Foster $100
Bananas Suateed in Butter, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon,
Rum and Banana Liquor, served over Vanilla Ice Cream
 Only in the Bar
 Muffuletta $80
 Fried Hushpuppies $60
 Blackened Steak Bites $100
 Trio of Spicy Oysters $90

Santos Crudateca will close for renovations opens February 12

Sharon Milligan and David Wright joint art exhibition and reception Friday, February 12, Galeria San Francisco, San Francisco #1 upstairs, 6 - 8 pm

Mesones Cafe                                                          El Manantial

VIP Club participating business Dos Casas Spa has a wonderful February special for members. What a gift for that special someone during the month for romance.

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Fenecia                                                                  La Sirena Gorda

Aw! A time for romance has arrived and some of your VIP Club participating restaurants have sent in their special Valentine Day's menus. Note VIP Club discounts often, do not apply for special menus. Please inquire at restaurants if they're going to include the discount on said menu!

Aguameil: dia del amor y la amistad en aguamiel
domingo 14 de febrero @ 6.30 pm
 Tarta Decadente de Queso Brie envuelto en Prosciutto
Carpaccio de Filete de res
Carpaccio Vegano de Champiñones
Berenjena rellena estilo Medio Oriente vegana
Pato braseado a la naranja
 Pastel de Chocolate sin gluten
Sorbet de frutos rojos
 Prosecco toda la noche
 $450 pesos por persona           
Incluye impuestos y propina
Reservación necesaria 150-7387

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Carlos, at Berlin, says Berlin will not have a special menu for Valentines Day yet he will be serving intimate desserts for pre-and-post intimate moments!
Looking for original French cooking delivered to your home? Le Cochonqui saute now takes major credit cards or Paypal. VIP Club members get 10% off with 500 peso order. The new menu and chef at home menu will be available in s few days. The chef brings all foods for preparation to your home, cooks and even cleans up for more info go to

Please consider supporting the Food Film Festival at Biblioteca to help the scholarship fund.

Norma Richman's having a unique sale, Saturday, February 20, 9:00 - 1:00 pm., Cuesta de San Jose #29, pre sale appt: 152-8180: Mexican antiques, Santos, textiles pottery, folk art and decorative items.

From VIP Club Member, Peter Davis: "Please join us for the 7th Annual SAN ANTONIO OPEN STUDIOS on February 20 & 21, 2016 from 11-5 pm. 67 artists exhibiting in 42 studios covering Colonia of San Antonio, showing painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fashion, jewelry, mixed media and more. A PREVIEW COCKTAIL PARTY on Thursday, February 18th from 5-7 pm at the Arroyo Gallery, next to LifePath on the Rinconada. Have a glass of wine, get a map, meet the artists. This one-night only event will give you a preview of our artists work, get a map, and visit our website at:  See you there!"

In order to help increase library membership, this month only, at the Biblioteca's gift shop (only). Buy a VIP Club Card at the gift shop for retail price of 600 pesos,  Your Club will pay for your new library card good for one year, a 120-peso value!

Members we hope you never have to use these phone numbers yet they might be the most important numbers we have ever posted. Jim Fisher (San Miguel home owner) is an Attorney at Law. He operates both sides of the border. He coins himself the  "fixer." His contacts are nationwide, in Mexico, having strong relationships with Police, Prosecutors, Judges etc. He's totally bilingual and a dual citizen. He knows the ropes, ins-and-outs and what is, and what is not legal and illegal and more importantly knows your rights in this country. If you or a loved one finds yourself in a serious situation, you need to contact, Jim Fisher at US. #s, 602-253-1388 Cel 480-225-2400.

Members, Rex Fritschi and Barbara Biagi Fritschi, would like to buy any BajioGo shuttle tickets from any members who may not be using theirs, Guadiana 5a 152-5878,

Mark Saturday, February 20th for the Feed The Hungry Fundraiser. Lou Christine will M.C..
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Baby! It's still cold outside! Need propane home delivery? Providencia Gas! Call the truck direct 415-109-5357 ask for Eduardo, VIP Club members get 50 centavos off each litro, Major Crdit Cards accepted.,

Congrats to Billy and Paco on the opening of Mercardo Centro, the old Espinos  A number of  VIP Club participating businesses and members have satellite locations in this new and exciting venues. Presently there is no VIP Club discounts at inside the Mercardo. We figure, let them have their shake down cruises, get their sea legs and place their ducks in order yet we urge all members to visit and support this ambitious endeavor.

Report lost or misplace cards "here" for immediate replacement.

R. I. P. Harriet Draper

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support

Your San Miguel VIP Club  

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Hank's New Orleans Cafe & Oyster Bar