Presentation of the KEY TO THE CITY of Soledad, San Luis Potosi Mexico. Who is BASC?. A 501c3 non-profit organization of volunteers Politically neutral regarding immigration issues Interested in understanding changing demographics for Alamance County Funded by Rotary and private donations
Ten clubs in Rotary District 7690 contributed $10,000 and this was matched 100% by the District for a total of $20,000. The City of Soledad contributed $4,500 towards shipping.
The Burlington area Rotary Clubs partnered with the San Luis Potosi Rotary Club in the Rotary Grant that helped provide the fire trucks to Soledad.
State of San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Soledad is a suburb of 500,000 people within the metropolitan city of San Luis Potosi, with over 2.4 Million inhabitants (2005 census).
Dr. Janyth Fredrickson, Gary Rutledge, Dianne Ford, Laura Guzman, Alice Bordsen, Russell Guy, Sang Ho Lee, Sergio Guzman.
Gary Rutledge and Sang Ho Lee with the two donated fire trucks in Soledad.
Sergio & Laura Guzman, Gary Rutledge, Dr. Beth Powell, Rep. Alice Bordsen, Russell Guy, Mayor Ricardo Gallardo, Dianne Ford, Dr. Janyth Fredrickson, and Sang Ho Lee.
Ceremony in front of City Hall in Soledad.
With Gary Rutledge and others at the Key to the City Celebration.
Soledad/San Luis Potosi
Population = 2.4 Million
Number of stations = 7
Paid firefighters = 60
Paid administrators = 8
Volunteer firefighters = 45
Fire trucks = 9 fire trucks, 9 water trucks, 6 rapid response trucks, and 1 ladder truck.
Governor Fernando Torranzo, shown here with Rep. Alice Bordsen, met with the Burlington delegation for more than one hour.
A freshman CAD class for engineers. At 9pm on a Friday night, the lab was full.
Gary Rutledge tests the fire pole.
Chief Benevente and Gary Rutledge exchange signed fire helmets.
The fountain recently donated to Burlington was cut from this volcanic stone.
Cutting rock at the workshop where the Burlington fountain was made.