SOZA FAMILY NEWSLETTER February 4, 1975
Re: Soza, Sosa Bicentennial Reunion, and the
Dedication of the Jose Maria Sosa Room
Tucson, Arizona, April 9, 1975
You are all cordially invited to attend the public ceremony dedicating
the Jose Maria Sosa Room at the Casa del Gobernador, on Wednesday,
10 AM, on April 9, 1975. Other rooms in the Casa will also be dedicated,
at the same time. so that a large attendance is anticipated. We
hope all of you will be able to attend.
You are also cordially invited to the Soza, Sosa Family Bicentennial
Reunion, to be held on the same date, April 9, 1975, at the Braniff
Place Hotel, Tucson, Arizona. This will be a very festive, joyous,
and memorable occasion for all.
We hope to arrange an guide bus tour of historic Tucson, visiting
the site of the original village, the presidio, and historic San
Xavier Mission. Arrangements will depend on cost and the number
of interested person.
Mr. N.A. "Charlie" Gonzales has accepted the chairmanship
for the reunion. He will need many volunteers, so please offer him
your talents, especially those of you in the Tucson area. There
is no charge for the dedication, so bring the entire family.
The Reunion at the Braniff Place Hotel will start at 6 PM with
a No Host Cocktail Party. Refreshments will be individuals 's expenses.
Dinner will be served at 7 PM, at a cost of $7.50 per person. There
will be an outstanding mariachi group for your entertainment and
with program to follow. The aim and purpose of the reunion is to
celebrate the bicentennial of the family's association with Arizona
and the City of Tucson. There will be ample time to become re-acquainted
with long absent family members and relatives.
Because there is very little time, and we need to make proper and
adequate arrangements, please send your reservations and checks
for dinner at the rate of $7.50 per person to:
Mr. Nazario A. Gonzales, Chairman
Soza Bicentennial Reunion
733 South Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85701
To help finance the cost of the Reunion, we have set a budget of
$400.00 to cover the cost of the Mariachi Group, printing, postage,
invited guests, and partial cost of guided bus tours; and other
The Reunion is being handled as a one time Non-Profit event, and
if any profit does materialize, that profit will be donated directly
to the THF. We need twenty gifts of $20.00 each, to cover the above
expenses. We hope those most able to donate, will do so. Because
we wish to see as many branches represented at the dedication and
the Reunion, it is requested that family members make every effort,
including the impossible, to see that the following senior family
members attend with their families:
Mrs. Rosaura Soza Vijil Mr. Antonio Moreno Soza
Mrs. Maria Soza Gonzales Mr. Carlos Moreno Soza
Mrs. Clara Sanchez Soza Mr. & Mrs. Ben Moreno Soza
Mrs. Chonita Fimbrez Soza Mr. & Mrs. Henry Moreno Soza
Mrs. Maria Arbizo Soza Mr. & Mrs. Albert Moreno Soza
Mrs. Helen Soza Rodriguez Mrs. Manuel Soza McKenna
Mrs. Catalina V. Soza Mr. & Mrs. Cornelio V. Soza
Hotel and motel are ample and available. Be sure and ask for special
or summer rates. Headquarters will be the Braniff Place Hotel 602-624-8711.
Please send your reservations and checks today. Deadline is March
15th. See you in Tucson.