The BEO wants to remind everyone that there is still plenty of time to apply for its scholarships. As previously reported, there are two scholarships available, each for $2,000. Eligible applicants include any students enrolled and attending classes during the 2022-2023 academic year at a US affiliated accredited college or university. The application process is comprised of two steps, an intent to apply as well as the application itself. Deadline to submit the intent to apply is July 31st at 11:59pm, and complete submissions must be received by August 31st also at 11:59pm. For complete information on the scholarships and the application process, please click here.
NABO Mus Finals
Everyone is thrilled, that the NABO Mus Finals have finally returned to normal, and will take place this Saturday, June 18th in Chino, California, generously hosted by the Chino Basque Club. Thirty-nine teams representing Basque clubs and entities across the west will come together to compete for a chance to represent NABO at the International Mus Finals to be held this fall in Boise, Idaho. On the 18th, registration will begin at 7:30am at the Chino Basque Clubhouse with tournament play beginning at 8am. Remember, for your team to be eligible to compete, your club must have already paid its yearly dues, and NABO Mus Fees. If you have questions regarding payments, please email, NABO Treasurer, Marie Petracek. As always, NABO Mus Rules, available here, will be followed. For any other questions, or concerns, please contact Pierre Etcharren. Sorte on deneri!
After being cancelled two years in a row, we are pleased to announce NABO Udaleku will begin this Friday, June 17th, hosted by the Kern County Basque Club. Eighty-nine kids between the ages of 10-15 will gather in Bakersfield for a shorter, but not less intensive, Udaleku where they will learn more about their culture from local experts, as well as instructors from the Basque Country. They will have the opportunity to learn more about Basque dance, txistu, pilota, Euskera, as well as learn more about the Bakersfield Basque community while residing with local Basque families, all while making new friends. Everyone is invited to the final performance where participants will have a chance to show off all that they have learned. The final performance will be on Saturday, June 25th at the clubhouse. Please RSVP, and order any food you may be interested in by clicking on this link. Food will be served at 5:30pm with the performance beginning at 7pm. All payments must be received online, or in person by check at the event. Please do not mail payments to the club directly. Please spread the word and make sure these kids feel appreciated for their efforts at Udaleku, as well as everyone who made this year’s camp possible.
Picasso Presents Gernika for World Refugee Day
On World Refugee Day, Monday, June 20th. The UN Refugee Agency, and the European Union Delegation to the UN invite everyone to a staged reading of Picasso Presents Gernika at 1:15pm EST at the United Nations. Written by Begoña Echeverria and directed by Annika Speer, this work tells the story of the refugee child crisis created by Hitler’s 1937 bombing of the Basque town of Gernika, and Picasso’s artistic response to the event. If you would like to attend in person, please click here, or to follow the livestream, please click here. World Refugee Day is an international day to honor refugees around the globe. To commemorate this day the UN Refugee Agency is working with faculty from the University of California Riverside to make this event possible. Zorionak Begoña eta Annika! Biba zuek!