Dr. Aldo Aguirre, photo by Las Vegas SunThe Las Vegas Clark County Library District Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr. Aldo Aguirre as its Chairman on June 9th, 2010.  His 12-month term begins July 1. 

Dr. Aguirre will serve concurrently as President of the Consular Chamber of Commerce, in addition to his duties as a consultant and Honorary Vice-consul of Guatemala in Las Vegas.

“I am honored to serve as chair during these very challenging times for the Library District, as we are charged with providing more services with a significantly reduced operating budget,” stated Dr. Aguirre.

The Board of Directors and officers of the Consular Chamber of Commerce congratulate the LVCCLD Board of Trustees on making an outstanding appointment, and we congratulate Dr. Aguirre for his continued success.


International Business Association 17th World Trade Conference

Consular Chamber of Commerce co-founder and President Emeritus  Jonathan Warren will be the keynote speaker opening the 17th World Trade Conference  & U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Awards, May 4th, 2010 in Ontario, California.

Mr. Warren is a past-President of the Nevada Committee on Foreign Relations, which later merged into the Las Vegas World Affairs Council.  He co-founded the Consular Chamber of Commerce a not-for-profit, independent, global chamber of commerce; the Order of Consular Emissaries, a group of volunteers supporting Honorary Consulates; Dine With Dignitaries, hosting dignitaries at intimate dinners in many countries; Identify.nu, the Chamber’s proprietary global identity verification service, and;  countries.consul.cc, the Chamber’s proprietary global directory of local area information and mapping.  

Jonathan went on to conceive and create the Office of the Legal Attaché of the Consular Chamber, and the Consultancy of the Consular Chamber.  He then gained acceptance of the Chamber as a institutional member of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, the first such member in the western United States.

Mr. Warren will be speaking on the catalysts and motives in forming the Consular Chamber, and the capabilities it brings to its membership.  He will also provide his opinions as to where the group will go under its present leadership.  The following afternoon, he will be moderating a panel of experts on Global Opportunity Zones.


Consular Chamber Makes Strong Showing

30 Sept. 2009/–prominent Las Vegans Phil and Dona Griffith hosted a spectacular fundraiser to support the New Life With Education School, located in Santa Maria de Jesus, Guatemala (www.newlifeguatemala.com). 

Consuls Aguirre and Walther, Judy Kerchner, Consuls Biggs Sparkuhl and John Petkus

Consuls Aguirre and Walther, Judy Kerschner, Consuls Biggs Sparkuhl and Petkus


New Life is a small operation, taking in disabled students in one of the poorest towns in Guatemala.  

Dr. Aldo Aguirre, Honorary Vice Consul of Guatemala and President of the Executive Committee of the Consular Chamber, was on hand to answer questions and support the valiant efforts of Judy Kerschner, the Founder of New Life.  Consul members in attendance also included Lena Walther, Honorary Consul of Sweden, Paulina Biggs Sparkuhl, Honorary Consul of Chile, and John Petkus, Honorary Consul of Poland. 

The gracious hosts opened their lovely Las Vegas home and served up a sumptuous selection of food and beverage.  Ms. Kerschner brought video and great deal of her endeavors in Guatemala.  Funds were donated by attendees.