VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

July 01, 2007


     L'Invito Ristorante has closed its Instituto Allende location yet L'Invito fans, don't fret; Silvia had moved her operation to her ranch, on the road to Dolores. The restaurant will be opened from 2–10 pm daily except Mondays. Your 20% Club discount will be honored at the new location. L'Invito, Carretera a Dolores Hidalgo, Km. 5.3 across from Candelaria at the Green Ranch. There they will serve all the specialties of L'Invito plus parrilla from Uruguay and Italy and improvised dishes with fresh vegetables brought every day from the local farmers, plus homemade jams from the fruits grown in their organic garden, perfumed olive oils with herbs, chili pepper and preserved vegetables. Also, each Wednesday at 11 am. Silvia offers Italian cooking classes. The cost for the class is $500 pesos but VIP Club members may take 20% off for those classes. Call Silvia for further info 044-415-110-1020.

     Members: we are all relieved that VIP Club member and dear friend Suzanne Ludekens is finally on the mend. She was very near death and has been hospitalized since May 19 because of a perforated ulcer. We are so glad to report that Suzanne will be released on Monday, July 2. Yet her struggle back to health will remain challenging. Suzanne faces a humongous hospital bill that has hemorrhaged to over $300,000 pesos. Many generous sanmiguelenses have already opened their hearts and wallets to help with her bill, considering she is a single mother of two and has been out of work all this time. There has been a fund set up through Biblioteca. If anyone would like to donate funds to help Suzanne get back on her feet, go to Biblioteca and ask how you donate.

     VIP Club members, Doug and Glenda Robinson, invite VIP Club members to attend two special fund raising concerts to benefit Casita Linda. Casita Linda is a San Miguel grass roots organization that builds houses free of charge for the homeless. Two performances will take place Monday and Tuesday, July 2-3 at 7 pm., inside Biblioteca within the Santa Ana Theater. Doug will perform numbers from his CD "Midlife Chrysalis," and will also perform duets with some of San Miguel's most talented musicians. Tickets are $200 pesos and can be purchased at La Conexion or at Biblioteca. For further info call Glenda at 152-2931.

     VIP Club participating restaurant at La Puertecita Hotel will have a Fourth of July Celebration beginning at 2 pm. in the form of a special BBQ buffet, including: Hamburgers, Chicken Kebabs, Pork Ribs, Arrachera, Creamed Corn, Roasted Baby Potatoes, Salads and Desserts plus 2X1 Martinis, Margaritas and Beer. Cost for the buffet is $200 pesos including tax, 15% propina not included, but your 20% VIP Club Card Discount is included for the buffet and drinks that are not 2 X 1.

       American Legion Post 8 will also have a 4th of July Celebration, Wednesday, July 4, Noon - 4 pm. Calle Potrero #15, Col. San Antonio, $60 pesos

      Instituto Allende will host its July Arts and Crafts Fair this upcoming Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July-3-5 from 10 – 6 pm.

 Card Member, Eva Hunter, is offering her next STYLE WORKSHOP FOR PROSE beginning July 20th, meeting Tuesdays and Fridays through August 14. The workshop is for writers—beginning or advanced—who wish to bring their work to a highly polished and more publishable state. Contact Hunter at 152-6634 or

     VIP Club Member, Jose Luis Vallejo, the once smiling face who worked at Border Crossings, has joined Calderoni Properties. Jose Luis is specializing in house and apartment rentals. Consider calling him if in need of rental at 044-415-107-8224.

     Looking ahead, VIP Club Member, Mary Jane Miller of the Soledad Atotonilco, will teach a one-week intensive course in iconography, August 12-18. Cost is $3200 pesos for this all-inclusive course. For more details call Mary Jane at 152-5762.

    Members who might desire legal help or counsel consider VIP Club Member, David Barrow, US Attorney who practices here in town. His specialty is International Law with emphasis on estate planning, property transactions (including those being done here in Mexico) and business law. Visit David at his office, Orizaba #38 or call David at 154-8975, e-mail

     Mr. and Mrs. Business person know your VIP Club's webpage offers very reasonable advertising rates (cheap) on its often visited webpage: http://www.vipsanmiguel/ If you spend money on scatter gun advertising consider that our webpage is a pathway to a local, robust and niche market. Advertising lasts for six months.

    Prices all over town are rising. Your VIP Club dues have not! Before buying anything, do check out our webpage , and see who is giving discounts. Remember that ole Ben Franklin quote, "A peso saved is a peso earned!"

    Members realize our webpage carries perpetual news. Perhaps you forgot something we posted in a past newsflash, you can go back and find it in our older posts.

    Report back to us your lost or misplaced VIP Card for immediate no questions asked replacement. Your Club wants member to get their monies worth.

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club

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