in Euskara means to maintain or sustain.
That is what we'd like to say to
On the 30th anniversary of the Society of Basque Studies that he
helped to found, Jose Ramon finally gets his turn at being honored
by being inducted into the Basque Hall of Fame.
Nov. 7, 2009 @ 1PM
Zer|What: The Washington, DC, Euskal Etxea/Basque Club (WDCEE) is
proud to welcome the Society of Basque Studies in America to celebrate
the 29th Basque Hall of Fame in Washington, DC, to honor the
contributions that JOSE RAMON CENGOTITABENGOA has made to Basque
culture, welfare, and identity.
Non|Where: Please join us in celebrating the 29th Basque
Hall of Fame with a delicious lunch, at Bistro d'Oc (518 10th St NW)
To RSVP please send $40/person (checks should be made to the Society of
Basque Studies in America), by October 23, 2009, to:
The Society of Basque Studies in America
c/o Sam Zengotitabengoa
5422 1st St., NE
Washington, DC 20011
||Here Jose Ramon is speaking
at the dedication of the Monument to the Basque Sheepherder in
1989. The Society of Basque Studies, with Jose Ramon at
the helm, was instrumental in getting this projected realized.
Founded in San Francisco, California in 1979, the Society of Basque
Studies in America is a non-profit organization dedicated to the
study and dissemination of Basque culture, tradition, customs, and
folklore in America. The intention of the organization was
disseminating current knowledge regarding Basques worldwide so that
others could learn of their distinctive heritage, ancient language,
customs, and traditions in the United States. This is a small,
self-financed organization consisting of President Jose Ramon
Cengotitabengoa, Vice-President Emilia Doyaga, and Secretary Ana
National Monument to the Basque Sheepherder in Reno, Nevada
(1989). The Society promoted the creation of the monument
of the Basque Sheepherder in Reno, Nevada. The monument,
designed by Basque sculptor Nestor Basterretxea, was designed to
commemorate the sacrifices of thousands of young Basques who came to
America to herd sheep.
Exposition of Basque Sculptors (1994). The Basque
Government supported a Basque exposition on Basque Culture in
Chicago, Illinois. Three Basque sculptors came: Vicente Larrea,
Remigio Mendiburu, and Nestor Basterretxea. Conferences were
organized by the Society of Basque Studies in the Art Institute of
Gift of the Basque Fishing Boat: Trainera "Ameriketatik" The
Society supported the construction of an original Basque Trainera
(fishing boat)as gift of gratitude to the land of Basque heritage.
This trainera was a donation of the Basques of the Americas to
Euskal Herria, hence the name Ameriketatik. Currently, the trainera
is located at the Donibane Pasaia port in Gipuzkoa.
Journal of the Society of Basque
Studies in America. The journal is a collection of
articles generally written by professors about the Basque culture
and is published on a yearly basis. This effort concentrates on
disseminating information to an English-speaking audience. This
journal is then sent to the most important university libraries in
the United States.
Basque Hall of
Fame. Also, for the past 25 years, the Society of Basque
Studies in America has been celebrating the Basque Hall of Fame – a
tribute to individuals or institutions that have done something to
promote Basque culture in the Americas. They can be of Basque or
non-Basque descent, but living in the Americas. This has been done
in many different cities where there are Basque communities in the
United States as well as in Argentina and Mexico. See the
Hall of Fame ceremony recently celebrated in Boise, Idaho.
Eutsi Jose Ramon!