American Colony Committee Meeting 2008

About the Committee

The American Colony Committee of Costa Rica is a non-profit organization formed with this specific purpose:

“to promote the civic observance of the United States
of America’s Independence Day and its history and traditions”

For more than fifty years now, the Committee has served as the host of the traditional Independence Day picnic in Costa Rica. Committee members volunteer their time to organize the picnic, which has grown from a relatively small affair on the grounds of the United States Ambassador’s residence, to a massive production located on the spacious grounds of the Cerveceria, near the San José airport. The photo at the top of this page illustrates one of the many meetings conducted by the Committee throughout each year to prepare for its most important day: the 4th of July.

The Committee receives no government funds of any kind, and all expenses associated with the picnic are covered by donations from its generous
patrons and the admission fees paid by the U.S. citizens and members of their immediate families who attend. The many volunteers who assist on the day of the picnic also are essential to its success.

Membership of the American
Colony Committee for 2015

Board of Directors

Charles Turner
Geoffrey Davis
Angie Vargas
Grace Woodman
Margie Stanfield
Steve Wroe


*Shirley Amack
Melinda Barbee
Caitlain Bell
Deaca Bell
*Richard Bell
*Thomas Burke
*Glenda Burke
Robert Carter
Abby Daniels
*Josephine Degener
Jeff Duchesneau
David Feingold
*James Fendell
Geraldo Jaspers
*Jerry Ledin
Harry Liang
Susan Liang
Eric Liljenstolpe
*Spencer Manners
*John McMerty
Pat Miranda
*Mike Santellanos
*Margaret Sohn
*Lynda Solar
Allison Stanfield
Crystal Stanfield
Thomas Stanfield
*James Stanley
Kevin Steinshouer
*Susan Tessem
James Theologos
*Mili Ujueta
Andrew Vickers
Jorge Villalobos
Meredith Williams
Brian Yates
Rosario Guillen

* An asterisk before a name indicates an honorary member.

American Colony Committee of Costa Rica
Apartado Postal 4567-1000, San José - Costa Rica
Telephone/Fax: (506) 2208 4816