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Latinos Unidos celebrates its 40th Anniversary


Toledo: Last Saturday, a community based organization, Latins United/Latinos Unidos, celebrated its 40th year.


The Latino non-profit organization is located on South St. Clair, adjacent to SS. Peter and Paul Church, but its first three years were at the former Guadalupe Center on Segur.  


Community activist Concepción “Connie” Treviño Eason compiled a detail history of the organization entitled: “Forty Years en Latinos Club, Un Pilarcito en la Comunidad.”

Phil Barbosa, Simon Rodríguez, Betty Carrillo, Bob Salazar, María Quiñonez, Carmen Barbosa, Joe Carmona, Jackie Urias, and Dora Parker witness Latins United purchasing 75 tickets for this year’s Latino Scholarship Day with the Toledo Mud Hens, scheduled for July 23, promoted by SAO and La Prensa.


 The Club was founded on June 13, 1966 by: Raul Hernández, Secundino Reyes, Joseph O’Brien, Thomas Heinrichs, Sylvestre Durán, Andy Weaver, Charlie Weaver, John Flores, Father Richard Miller, Francisco Reyes, Manuel Ortiz, William Vargas, Ysidro Durán, and David Browning.


Isidro Durán was its first president; Charlie Weaver was president for a total of 21 years, with his wife, Lucy, president for 5 years. Other presidents included: Richard Lozano, Manuel Ortiz, Carlos and Betty Carrillo, Lyle López, Ray García, María Ochoa, and Joe Carmona.

John Aguirre is the current president.


The organization was originally restricted to men, but that all changed in 1978.


Latinos Unidos has been extremely active in the community, as illustrated on page 1 of La Prensa, with the purchase of 75 tickets to the Latino Scholarship Day with the Toledo Mud Hens baseball game (July 23).


Mrs. Soto of Adrian Michigan catered the dinner, with special recognition being given to Jr. and Lily López, María Quiñonez, and Roy Hernández. Entertainment was by DJ Joe Carmona.




L-R: Charlie Weaver, Judge Charles Doneghy, Lera Doneghy, Mary Jane Flores, and Lucy Weaver attend last Saturday’s 40th year anniversary of Latins United.


John Aguirre (president of Latins United), Father Richard Notter (SS. Peter & Paul), Alvina Costilla, and Emilio Costilla attend the 40th anniversary of Latins United last Saturday.  






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