To: Sponsors & Members of the
Pan American Student Forum of Texas
After reviewing your surveys, it was determined that, at this time, many school districts are not allowing over-night travel. Therefore, Convention 2022 has been postponed.
P.A.S.F. membership dues for 2021-2022 will be waived.
In order to keep our records up-to-date, please submit a printed copy of your 2021-2022 membership roster to Belda Martinez, Financial Director. Membership cards will mailed to you after this form is submitted.
In the spring of 2022, elections will be held for 2022-2023 Student Board positions. Only one candidate from each chapter may be nominated. Please have the interested student-member complete the nomination form found on-line.
During these unprecedented times, our Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interest of everyone to delay resuming Convention until the 2022-2023 school year.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
Changes to Contests for #PASF23
The following contests will now be offered:
Donde la belleza de la gente desafía las montañas
Country of Study: Perú
2023-2024 Country of Study:
PURPOSE OF PASF
PASF is a youth organization which was founded in 1927 as a national organization. Texas joined the organization in 1943. The purpose of PASF then, as now, is to offer students and teachers a better opportunity to learn more about all the Americas and the Spanish speaking world, thus fostering cordial relations among these peoples.
The forum was sponsored by the Good Neighbor Commission of Texas from 1949 to 1987. This relationship ended when the 70th State Legislature voted to eliminate the Good Neighbor Commission. The Forum now functions as an independent organization.
The Pan American Student Forum is self supporting through nominal dues paid by its members and is self-governing through its elected state officers. The objectives of PASF are to encourage a respect for all nationalities and an understanding of them based on a more thorough knowledge and appreciation of the peoples of the Western Hemisphere; to encourage the learning of Spanish as a medium of communication; and to serve as an example of what can be accomplished by individuals of different ancestry working together.