March 19 – Dr. Xihong Lin, from Harvard’s Department of Biostatistics, will speak on “Learning from COVID-19 Data on Transmission, Health Outcomes, Interventions and Vaccinations.” The lecture will begin at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom https://utrgv.zoom.us/j/84780642513 and is hosted by the UTRGV School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SMSS). The lecture will focus on data that show the effects of public health interventions on controlling the COVID-19 outbreak, such as social distancing, isolation and quarantine. She also will discuss statistical analysis of the demographic, social-economic and comorbidity factors associated with COVID-19. For more information, contact Dr. Bao-Feng Feng at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 23 – Join Cynthia M. Sakulenzki, RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO, in a webinar conversation with Robert Lozano, Dairy Queen and Schlotzsky’s franchise owner, at 9 a.m. Lozano will present the story on his employment history of working in the watermelon fields in South Texas as a young man to today owning 40 franchise locations. He earned his BBA-CIS, cum laude from southwest Texas State University in 1984. To join the free Zoom webinar use the ID 990 4463 8970 with the passcode of 969512. For more information, call the RGVHCC office at 928-0060.
March 31 – This is the deadline for applications for the 2021 “Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest.” The contest recognizes Texas high school seniors who are taking an active role in litter prevention in their school or community. The contest is open to any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited college or university in the Fall 2021 semester. The contest will award a total of $9,000 in scholarships to three winners in May of 2021. To enter the contest, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Applications must be received via online submission by 5 p.m.
April 8 – The next RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Dinner & Chalupa will be held at Main Event, 500 N. Jackson Rd., Suite C, in Pharr. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 6 p.m. Games run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The $50 per guest admission includes dinner and four cards to play 20 games; the first 25 to sign up receive an early bird special of $40. For more information, call the RGVHCC office at 956-928-0060.
April 10 – The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Noche En El Rancho Gala at La Estrella Ranch, 11415 N. Mayberry Rd. in Mission. The RGVHCC 2020-21 business leaders and businesses of the year will be recognized at honored at the event. For sponsorship and ticket information, call 956-928-0060.
October 22-24 – The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host First Annual RGV Jalapeño Amateur Championship. The three-day event will have a practice round on Friday with formal play on Saturday and Sunday. Spots are open for 150 golfers to sign up and participate. Maximum handicap allowed is 24, and the format is two-player team Florida Scramble. The handicap index differential between the two players may not exceed 10. The USGA Handicap System will be used. For a registration form or sponsorship information, call the RGVHCC office at 956-928-0060.