Ontario, Oregon Basque Club

 

Club History

Past Officers

The organization began in 1947 when Serafina Uberuaga Mendiguren thought of organizing a Basque Ladies Club in Ontario. She communicated her idea toTimmie Yraguen Echanis and together they called a meeting which marked the beginning of the Ontario Basque Ladies' Society. The club would later be known as the Ontario Basque Ladies' Club, Ontario, Basque Club, and finally the Ontario, Oregon Basque Club.

In the beginning, the club met at the homes of members. Over the years meetings were convened at various locations around Ontario until the club inaugurated Ontario Basque Center in 2007.1950Early Members of the Ontario Basque Ladies Club

Charter Members attending the first meeting were: 

Timmie Yraguen Echanis
Juanita Yraguen Ybarzabal Hoff
Martina Yraguen Echanis
Georgia Taylor Yturri
Elsie Rivard Yturri
Marie Marquina Bilbao
Helen Marquina Smith
Conchita Mendive Aldape

Josephine Echanis Keim
Lourana Priston Echanis
Marie Mendive Uriarte
Carmen Mendiola Esterly Chertudi
Marge Jones Plaza
Alice Plaza Vanderwall
Serafina Uberuaga Mendiguren

For many years, the Basque Ladies Club remained just that, however, since 1994 men have been welcome to join. Membership is composed of Old World and American born Basques and their families. Ontario Basque club members collaborated in the formation of North American Basque Organizations, Inc. (NABO) and Ontario Basque club became a member of NABO in 1973. 

Past Presidents and Vice Presidents

 

President

Vice President

1948

Sera Uberuaga Mendiguren

Elsie Rivard Yturri

1952

Josephine Echanis Keim

Unknown

1953

Georgia Yturri

Josephine Yost

1954

Martina Yraguen Echanis

Marie Bilbao

1955

Marge Jones Plaza

Sera Uberuaga Mendiguren

1956

Marie Mendive

Martina Yraguen Echanis

1957

Marie Mendive

Martina Yraguen Echanis

1958

Marie Uriarte

Timmie Yraguen Echanis

1959

Marge Jones Plaza

Juanita Yraguen Hoff

1960

Juanita Yraguen Hoff

Ramona Gabiola Barinaga

1961

Jackie Plaza

Kay Cornwall Plaza

1962

Pat Echanis

Luci Sagasta Egurrola

1963

Ramona Gabiola Barinaga

Pat Echanis

1964

Ramona Anderson

Ramona Gabiola Barinaga

1965

Irene Ybarzabal Bates

Ramona Anderson

1966

Petra McCrary

Irene Ybarzabal Bates

1967

Sera Uberuaga Mendiguren

Petra McCrary

1968

Georgia Yturri

Sera Uberuaga Mendiguren

1970

Kay Cornwall Plaza

Maureen Plaza

1971

Kay Cornwall Plaza

Maureen Plaza

1972

Dolores Echanis

Unknown

1973

Dolores Echanis

Vicky Mendazona Tuttle

1974

Vicky Mendazona Tuttle

Elena Bengoechea Calzacorta

1975

Marie Mendive

Juanita Yraguen Hoff

1976

Juanita Yraguen Hoff

Sara Echevarria Plaza

1977

Juanita Yraguen Hoff

Sara Echevarria Plaza

1978

Sara Echevarria Plaza

Martina Yraguen Echanis

1979

Ramona Gabiola Barinaga

Pat Echanis

1980

Pat Echanis

Ramona Gabiola Barinaga

1981

Grace Lacouague Mainvil

Pat Echanis

1982

Grace Lacouague Mainvil

Linda Mendive Scott

1983

Merce Calzacorta

Mary Calzacorta

1985

Mona Smith Mendiola

Trish Mendiola Walchel

1986

Trish Mendiola Walchel

Linda Mendive Scott

1987

Trish Mendiola Walchel

Linda Mendive Scott

1988

Linda Mendive Scott

Grace Lacouague Mainvil

1989

Linda Mendive Scott

Grace Lacouague Mainvil

1990

Grace Lacouague Mainvil

Martina Yraguen Echanis

1991

Martina Yraguen Echanis

Vic Eiguren

1992

Vic Eiguren

Sandy Pagoaga

1993

Sandy Pagoaga

Helen Marquina Smith

1994

Grace Lacouague Mainvil

Mona Smith Mendiola

1995

Paula Mendiola Fritts

Mona Smith Mendiola

1996

Dennis Mendiola

Mona Smith Mendiola

1997

Dennis Mendiola

Sandy Plaza

1998

Sandy Plaza

Ben Plaza

1999

Ben Plaza

Gene Bates

2000

Gene Bates

Juli Plaza Gundle

2001

Gene Bates

Juli Plaza Gundle

2002

Philip Joyce

Irene Ybarzabal Bates

2003

Philip Joyce

Frank Yraguen

2004

Frank Yraguen

Linda Berria Feeley

2005

Linda Berria Feeley

Irene Ybarzabal Bates

2006

Irene Ybarzabal Bates

Jim Arritola

2007

Jim Arritola

Lisa Corcostegui

2008

Lisa Corcostegui

Martin Espil

2009

Martin Espil

Lisa Corcostegui

2010

Lisa Corcostegui

Brian Joyce

2011

Joe Plaza

Richard Tuttle

2012

Richard Tuttle

Joe Plaza

2013

Joe Plaza

Lisa Corcostegui

2014

Lisa Corcostegui

Vacant

2015

Joe Plaza

Tara Dominick

2016

Joe Plaza

 

2017

Joe Plaza

Vacant

Past Secretaries and Treasurers:

 

Secretary

Treasurer

1948

Martina Echanis

Alice Vandewall

1952

Martina Echanis

Not Known

1953

Alice Vandewall

Maureen Plaza

1954

Marge Plaza

Timmie Echanis

1955

Maureen Plaza

Timmie Echanis

1956

Georgia Yturri

Juanita Hoff

1957

Georgia Yturri

Juanita Hoff

1958

Pat Echanis

Martina Echanis

1959

Ramona Barinaga

Lois Acaiturri

1960

Kathleen Aspitarte

Maureen Plaza

1961

Rebecca Platt

Georgia Yturri

1962

Martina Echanis

Timmie Echanis

1963

Ramona Anderson

Virginia Corn

1964

Sarah Plaza

Virginia Corn

1965

Kay Plaza

Rebecca Platt

1966

Dixie Veristain

Luci Sagasta

1967

Georgia Yturri

Luci Sagasta

1968

Vicky Tuttle

Luci Sagasta

1969

Kay Plaza

Luci Sagasta

1970

Pat Echanis

Juanita Hoff

1971

Pat Echanis

Juanita Hoff

1972

Rebecca Platt

Lou Echanis

1973

Kathleen Aspitarte

Marge Plaza

1974

Judy Franks

Timmie Echanis

1975

Sera Mendiguren

Timmie Echanis

1976

Grace Mainvil

Joan Mallea

1977

Grace Mainvil

Joan Mallea

1978

Grace Mainvil

Joan Mallea

1979

Mary Hill

Juanita Hoff

1980

Helen Smith

Lou Echanis

1981

Kathleen Aspitarte

Linda Feeley

1982

Marie Mendive

Linda Feeley

1983

Paula Fritts

Trish Mendiola Walchel

1985

Grace Mainvil

Glenda Mendiola

1986

Paula Fritts

Chris Franks

1987

 

Chris Franks

1988

Kitty McKinney

Chris Franks

1989

Kitty McKinney

Chris Franks

1990

Helen Smith

Linda Dominick

1991

Babe Yraguen

Kitty McKinney

1992

Babe Yraguen

Kitty McKinney

1993

Babe Yraguen

Linda Dominick

1994

Mary Hill

Kitty McKinney

1995

Sandy Pagoaga

Kitty McKinney

1996

Cindy Mallea

Linda Feeley

1997

Sandy Pagoaga

Linda Feeley

1998

Maria Tipton

Kitty McKinney

1999

Maria Tipton

Juli Plaza Gundle

2000

Christina Tuttle

Lynda Gastanaga

2001

Christina Tuttle

Lynda Gastanaga

2002

Christina Tuttle

Melanie Berria

2003

Christina Tuttle

Melanie Berria

2004

Christina Tuttle

Lynda Gastanaga

2005

Christina Tuttle

Lynda Gastanaga

2006

Audrey Mallea

Frank Berria

2007

Christina Tuttle

Frank Berria

2008

Christina Tuttle

Frank Yraguen

2009

Maria Tipton

Frank Yraguen

2010

Maria Tipton

Frank Yraguen

2011

Karen Yraguen

Frank Yraguen

2012

Karen Yraguen

Frank Yraguen

2013

Lynda Gastanaga/ Kacie

Maria Tipton

2014

Lynda Gastanaga

Maria Tipton

2015

Lynda Gastanaga

Maria Tipton

2016

Lynda Gastanaga

Maria Tipton

2017

Lynda Gastanaga

Maria Tipton

 

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