Q: How do I join the Paricutin Civic and Educational Foundation?
A: Please contact Blanca Garcia, Membership Chairman (210) 436-1419 for more information.
Q: How do I buy tickets to the New Year’s Gala.
A: Please contact Alfred Villarreal (210) 403-3318, or Gabriel Garza (210) 736-9223 for more information.
Q: How do I get a Scholarship?
A: For more information on how to apply for a scholarship, go to
University of Texas at San Antonio: Code: PARA
Q: What is the Paricutin?
A: The Paricutin Volcano is a cinder cone volcano in the Mexican state of Michoacan, close to a lava-covered village of the same name. It appears on many versions of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Paricutin is part of the Michoacan-Guanajuato Volcanic Field, which covers much of west central Mexico. The volcano began as a fissure in a cornfield owned by a Purhpecha farmer, Dionisio Pulido on February 20, 1943. Pulido, his wife, and their son all witnessed the initial eruption of ash and stones first-hand as they plowed the field. The volcano grew quickly, reaching five stories tall in just a week, and it could be seen from afar in a month. We named our organization under this name because we founded our organization on the same year.
Q: Who are the board members?
A: Our foundation is led our President, Alfred Villarreal (210) 403-3318, Executive Vice President, Gary Schmaltz (210) 857-7424, Vice President, Gabriel Garza (210) 736-9223, Secretary, Dianna Ibarra, (210) 748-9111, and Treasurer, David Lazano (210) 336-6652.