COUNTDOWN TO THE 125th CELEBRATION

COUNTDOWN TO THE 125th CELEBRATION

Honorees

Matias de Llano Memorial Awards

The Matias de Llano Memorial Award is presented annually by the president of the WBCA to a director in recognition for service to the Association, for efforts to improve committee work and for service and time devoted. This is the top honor that can be received by a director.

  • 2022 Rosa Cruz
  • 2022 Emmanuel Guajardo
  • 2020 Jose Eduardo "Pepe" Garcia
  • 2020 Lisa Zuñiga
  • 2019 David Ramos
  • 2018 Fernando Montemayor
  • 2017 Jerry Lara
  • 2016 Natalie Hernandez
  • 2015 Matthew Gibson
  • 2015 Mike Marasco
  • 2015 Bobby Peregoy
  • 2014 Fred Santos
  • 2013 Cordelia Valdez
  • 2013 Rochelle Gonzalez
  • 2012 Nydia Weathers
  • 2011 Norma Moore
  • 2010 Eddie Villarreal
  • 2009 Evelyn Sames Cain
  • 2009 Jay Puig
  • 2008 J.R. "Bob" Weathers
  • 2007 Patricia Guajardo
  • 2006 Jose A. Palacios, Jr.
  • 2005 Glenn W. Pruess, II
  • 2004 Jim B. Kelley
  • 2004 Glenn W. Pruess, II
  • 2003 Minita Ramirez
  • 2002 Randall S. Blair
  • 2001 Eloy Cantu
  • 2000 Veronica Castillon
  • 1999 Ernest J. Mora
  • 1998 Robert Summers
  • 1997 Aladar "Ito" Deutsch
  • 1996 Tony Treviño
  • 1995 Melissa C. Cigarroa
  • 1995 Steve LaMantia
  • 1994 Nancy S. Blair
  • 1993 Carlos Garza
  • 1992 Edward Macdonald
  • 1992 Richard Powell
  • 1992 Sabas Zapata, III
  • 1991 Glen S. Jackson
  • 1990 J. Jorge Verduzco
  • 1989 William Alexander
  • 1988 Lester Powell
  • 1987 Rex H. Ball
  • 1986 Fernando Zuñiga, III
  • 1985 Blas M. Martinez
  • 1984 LULAC Council #12
  • 1983 John H. Keck
  • 1982 George G. Gregg
  • 1981 John Puig
  • 1980 Edward J. Hughes
  • 1979 Mike Perez
  • 1978 W.R. Powell
  • 1977 Frank Staggs
  • 1976 G.E. Glassford
  • 1975 Harold Goodwin
  • 1974 Renato Zapata, Jr.
  • 1973 Velia Uribe
  • 1972 Jose L. Gonzalez
  • 1971 Roberto Flores

President’s Merit Awards

The President's Merit Award is presented annually by the president of the WBCA to a member of the Association in recognition for exceptional service in committee work and promotion of the Celebration. This is the top honor that can be bestowed by the WBCA to a member.

  • 2022 Gilbert Bermea
  • 2020 Jaime Fuentes
  • 2019 Anabella Herbig
  • 2019 Monica Lopez
  • 2018 Rafael Martinez
  • 2017 Albert Salinas
  • 2016 Sara A. Melendez
  • 2015 Juan Pablo Bolaños
  • 2015 Rochelle Gonzalez
  • 2015 Norma Moore
  • 2014 Mike Marasco
  • 2014 Amelia Bravo
  • 2014 Anita Cavazos
  • 2013 Jerry Lara
  • 2013 Randy Blair
  • 2012 Matthew Gibson
  • 2012 Fred Santos
  • 2012 AnnaIsabel Alvarez
  • 2011 Dr. Marcus Nelson
  • 2010 Veronica Castillon
  • 2010 Dan Ryan
  • 2009 Natalie Hernandez
  • 2009 IBC Volunteers
  • 2008 Chief Carlos Carrillo
  • 2008 Roberto Murillo
  • 2007 Carlos Garza
  • 2007 Dan Ryan
  • 2007 J.R. "Bob" Weathers
  • 2006 Celinda Gonzalez
  • 2005 Anselmo Castro, Jr.
  • 2004 Senator Judith Zaffirini
  • 2003 Nick M. Reyna
  • 2002 Mary Lamar Leyendecker
  • 2002 Jose A. Palacios, Jr.
  • 2002 Richard R. Valls, Jr.
  • 2002 Lisa Zuñiga
  • 2001 Amelia Bravo
  • 2001 Olga P. Gentry
  • 2001 Ramon Diez-Barroso
  • 2000 D.J. Utterback
  • 1999 Minerva G. Ramirez
  • 1999 Lisa Zuñiga
  • 1999 Cynthia Haynes Rodriguez
  • 1998 Arturo Barrera
  • 1997 Patricia Guajardo
  • 1997 Rosie Hearn
  • 1997 Rosie Macdonald
  • 1996 Diane Gates
  • 1996 Linda LaMantia
  • 1995 Anthony Treviño, Jr.
  • 1995 Randall S. Blair
  • 1995 Rosa Maria Vida
  • 1994 Leonard Martin
  • 1993 Richard Noriega
  • 1993 Linda Bruni
  • 1993 Minerva G. Ramirez
  • 1992 Linda LaMantia
  • 1991 Victor Oliveros
  • 1990 Carol Sherwood
  • 1989 Jose Compean
  • 1989 Daniel Andrade
  • 1988 Edward Macdonald
  • 1987 James Parish, Jr.
  • 1986 J. Jorge Verduzco
  • 1986 Manuel Guerra
  • 1985 Candy Hein
  • 1983 Minerva G. Ramirez
  • 1983 Blas M. Martinez
  • 1982 Bill McDonald
  • 1981 Arturo Gutierrez
  • 1980 Mario Sanchez

Joseph Netzer Awards

The Joseph Netzer Award is presented annually to a director or directors, who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide the president of WBCA with assistance in achieving a successful year. The award is names after WBCA's first president, who initially headed the Celebration in 1898 and seven times thereafter.

  • 2022 David Ramos
  • 2020 Marcus Sepulveda
  • 2019 Bryon "Andy" Alford
  • 2018 Nydia Weathers
  • 2017 Norma Moore
  • 2016 Jesse Gonzalez
  • 2015 Randy Blair
  • 2015 Anita Cavazos
  • 2015 Lisa Zuñiga
  • 2014 Jerry Lara
  • 2014 Avery Jackson
  • 2013 Greg Kahn
  • 2013 Fred Santos
  • 2012 Robert J. Peregoy
  • 2011 Nancy Brice
  • 2011 Christina Dovalina
  • 2010 Adrienne G. Treviño
  • 2009 Dr. Joseph B. Castellano
  • 2008 Hector "Tito" Garcia
  • 2008 Victor Garcia
  • 2007 Veronica Castillon
  • 2007 Glenn W. Preuss, II
  • 2007 Eddie Villarreal
  • 2006 Cordelia Valdez
  • 2005 Patricia Guajardo
  • 2005 Christopher C. Peterson
  • 2005 Robert H. Summers
  • 2005 J.R. "Bob" Weathers
  • 2004 Melissa C. Cigarroa
  • 2003 Steve V. Jackson
  • 2002 Anselmo Castro, Jr.
  • 2001 Linda LaMantia
  • 2000 Thomas A. Gates
  • 2000 David Cardwell