from the Chamber of Commerce
Jan Brown, our Exec Vice-President presented a letter she received from the American Chamber of Commerce inviting all of our Members to their Fourth of July Celebration.

Dear Ms. Jan Brown

On behalf of the Belize American Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and members we would like to thank you so much for attending AmCham's Annual General Meeting. We at AmCham are looking forward to developing closer ties with our friends and business associates from the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce.

The Chinese curse of "May you live in interesting times" is certainly an appropriate description of the times lying ahead for the business community on not just Belize but for the entire "civilized" world. Now more than ever it is imperative for the entire business community of Belize to stand together, and speak with one voice.

Now to a lighter subject, namely AmCham's Annual 4th. of July Celebration. The venue this year is Old Belize Cultural & Historical Center, located at 5 miles Western Highway in Belize City. We cordially invite all our friends from San Pedro to be a part of this year's celebration and join us on July 6th. for food, fun and fireworks. The 4th of July party has traditionally been AmCham's largest fund raising event of the year, and we expect this years fete to be a real "hoot"!

Aside from our invitation to attend our event, we would also be most grateful for any assistance in regard to donation of raffle type prizes i.e. hotel rooms good and services.

Currently we are negotiating for discounted room rates for our out of town friends and should have firm quotes shortly.

With warmest regards, Bill Mackenzie