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Every year since 1979 one of our member clubs has hosted our summer Convention, which serves as an occasion to bring together Basques from all corners and is one of the largest annual gatherings.
NABO Meeting information for delegates

2013:  NABO Biltzarra: Elko / National Basque Festival (July 5-6-7) 


World Congress follow-up  | Thursday, July 4th:
The weekend celebration will start with a follow-up meeting to the World Congress on Thursday, July 4th.  The format will be a round-table discussion between euskal etxeak - clubs from the US, Canada, Alaska and Japan.  We will discuss our four year plans.  We will talk about the challenges of keeping our culture alive surrounded by another culture, and share our experiences.  Finally, we will think of projects we can do with other euskal etxeak in the diaspora.  All interested delegates are welcome.  If you would like more information, or would like to RSVP please email Valerie Arrechea no later than June 25th.

NABO meeting | Friday, July 5th:
The NABO meeting will take place on Friday at Great Basin College Campus 1500 College Pkwy  Elko, NV 89801 in the Greenhaw Technical Arts Building Room 130.  Registration will start at 7:30 am, and the meeting will begin at 8:00 am.  Please RSVP to me by June 25th.  If your club would like to add an item to the agenda, please email it to Valerie Arrechea by the 25th as well.

Junior Mus Tournament | Friday, July 5th:
Please contact Gina Espinal (ginaespinal@sbcglobal.net) with your team's names.  Participants should be between the ages of 12 and 18 years old.  The deadline to submit names is July 1st.

3rd Annual Tripota, Chorizo and Lukainka Contest | Friday, July 5th:
Please contact Gratien Etchebehere (basquecheese@hotmail.com) to register for the contest.  All entries need to be homemade.  Both clubs and individuals can register.  Participants should be prepared to cook their sausages at the contest.  Please notify Gratien no later than July 1st if you plan to enter as we need to have enough cooking materials on hand.


2014:  NABO Biltzarra:  Bakersfield, CA (May 24-25-26)


Previous NABO Conventions:

2012: Elko, NV
Buffalo, WY
Boise, ID
2009: Reno, NV

2008: Chino, CA
2007: Winnemucca, NV
2006: Buffalo, WY
2005: Rock Springs, WY
2004: Bakersfield, CA

2003: Elko, NV
2002: San Francisco, CA

2001: Los Banos, CA

2000: Boise, ID

1999: Reno, NV

1998: Winnemucca, NV

1997: Chino. CA

1996: Gooding, ID
1995: Buffalo, WY
1994: Bakersfield, CA
1993: Elko, NV
1992: Reno, NC
1991: Winnemucca, NV
1990: Boise, ID
1989: Los Banos, CA
1988: Buffalo, WY
1987: Boise, ID
1986: Fresno, CA
1985: Winnemucca, NV
1984: Los Banos, CA
1983: Salt Lake City, UT
1982: Bakersfield, CA
1981: Boise, ID
1980: Chino, CA

1979: San Francisco, CA



A look back: Buffalo, WY bighornweb.com/nabo2011

N.A.B.O. Convention (San Francisco, 1979)

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