Our achievements

For the past sixteen years, your support has enabled Las Molas Association to
provide donations to organizations assisting students, the ill, the elderly, the most
vulnerable within our community, and we want to wholeheartedly say:  
Thank you!

The community of Washington has being able to learn about our culture and enjoy
our foods.

Our children have learned our traditional folkloric dances, have had the
opportunity to represent Panamá in events throughout the state, earn school
credits, build participation in community projects, and develop pride for our
culture.  This year we selected our second "Miss Raíces Panameñas in the

Where do our donations go?
In the last sixteen years we have made donations to Panamanian institutions such
as Children's Hospital, several orphanage centers, nursing homes, the maternity
ward of Santo Tomás Hospital and many more.

In Washington state we have made donations to the Back Pack Program, and to
the food banks in Centralia, Shelton, Thurston, and Pierce Counties.
Las Molas Association
Panameñas del Estado de Washington
Board of Directors
Jackie Pearson - President
Cristina Cianca - Vice President
Becky Cruz - Treasurer
Migdalia Pearson -  Secretary
Magaly Dietiker - Vocal

La Asociación incorporó la enseñanza de bailes
típicos tradicionales panameños tales como el Viva Panamá, la
Daneza, Los Diablitos de Espejos, etc., al crear nuestro conjunto
tipico, Raíces Panameñas.

Tambien hemos participado en varios eventos en el Estado de
Washington, tales como:
El Seattle Torch Light Parade
Hispanic Heritage  Month ~ Ft. Lewis and McChord AFB
Hispanic Heritage  Month ~ Boeing
Multi cultural events in Pierce College and Clover Park Technical
Seattle University - Safeco Field

Aura Smitherman
Barbara Lopez
Becky Cruz
Cristina Cianca
Gloria Jemmott
Jackie Pearson
Karla Appling
Koky Samaniego
Liriola Ortiz
Lorena Saucedo
Magaly Dietiker
Migdalia Pearson
Reyna Castillo
Zunilda Sadang