This is a yearly friendship/ grant conference where Rotarians from both sides of the border meet to socialize (with mucho gusto!) and evaluate mostly Mexican grant proposals dealing with the Rotarian Seven Areas of Focus: Environment, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal/Child Health, Literacy, and Community Development. The conference is held on both sides of the border in alternate years and next year it will be in Prescott, AZ! Because this year's event was held during the solemn yet festive Day of the Dead week, we visited  the 200 year old Colonial town of Zacatlan. We found a beautiful central Mexican town that has a rich and pure tradition of celebrating their much revered ancestors, their native foods and traditions, and the Catholic Church all rolled into one widely colorful time. Our timing was excellente!  Seven proposals were jointly funded by 11 binational clubs and three Districts, including a children's burn unit where, in time, the  15-16 children a month who need skin grafts following serious burns will be able to get the care they need. Viva la Rotary!