2016 Recipients of Stirling Dickinson Award Named
By Ann Mauzé
Peggy Blocker and the staff of the San Miguel Management & Real Estate Company have been selected by the Patronato Pro Niños’ Board of Directors to receive the organization’s annual Stirling Dickinson Award at a luncheon on Sunday, October 16, at Mansion de la Montitlan. This is the first time recognition will be given to a company whose personnel have supported Patronato Pro Niños in many ways. All are invited.
Luncheon Honoring Patronato Pro Ninos Awardees
Sun, Oct 16, 1pm
Mansión de la Montitlan, Montitlan 18, Los Balcones
US $80, $1,550 pesos
“Peggy has contributed significantly by guiding Los Niños through changes and growth in the past decade,” said Sherry Soto, Pro Niños Secretary. “Furthermore, her business partner, Graciela Loyola, and Adriana Delgado formerly sat on the board of Patronato Pro Niños.”
Peggy’s contributions to Patronato Pro Niños are numerous and varied. Most have revolved around fund raising and events management, skills she honed long before joining the board here. Her front yard has been the site of Golden Elephant sales. She supervised the Silent Auctions for years and has been one of the more forward thinking board members throughout her terms.
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, Peggy moved with her family to Argentina and then to Venezuela before returning to Texas. While in her adopted countries, she acquired a love of Latin culture and during those formative years learned to speak the Spanish language fluently. She began her career with Hyatt Hotels in the US, where she met and married her husband. Along with their infant daughter, they moved to San Antonio, where they went into partnership with her father to restore and operate the Crockett Hotel there.
After selling the hotel, Peggy remained in San Antonio, where she was on the board of directors of both the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Witte Museum while concurrently managing her own antiques business.
Peggy laughingly recounts how, after she decided to make the move to San Miguel and begin this adventure, she called her daughter in college and said, “Honey, don’t come home because I sold the house and am moving to San Miguel!”
Fast forward to 2003 when Peggy and Graciela were offered the opportunity to buy the management portion of the company they now own. And they proceeded to work seven days a week and 14 hours a day to build it into the service-oriented business it is today.
“Thirteen years later,” Peggy reflects, “the San Miguel Management & Real Estate Company employs 14 wonderful men and women, all of whom are dedicated to providing the best service to our clients and citizens of San Miguel.”
Everyone is invited to join the Patronato Pro Niños Board of Directors in celebrating the accomplishments and dedication of Peggy Blocker and the staff of her company. Call Lily in the Patronato Pro Niños office at 152 7796 to purchase tickets. All proceeds from the Stirling Dickinson Award Luncheon on November 16 will go toward this effort to ensure that each child from infancy to teen years receives the most thorough dental and health care possible.