CAMBIO de LUGAR y HORA Misa de Recordación de Oneida Rivera de Ortiz, sábado, 20 de noviembre de 2010: Iglesia de los Sagrados Corazones, Pda 19, Ave. Ponce de León, Santurce, PR 11:00 a.m.

Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass,
glory in the flower.

We will grieve not,
rather find strength
in what remains behind “

(
William Wordsworth,
Ode. Intimations of immortality,
from Recollections
of early childhood, 1803-6)

La Familia Acurileña se une a las Familias Ortiz Rivera,
Rivera Arzola y demás familiares,
al invitar a todos sus miembros y amigos a la Misa de Recordación
en memoria de nuestra querida  Oneida Rivera de Ortiz, Pasada Secretaria Ejecutiva.

Fecha: el sábado, 20 de noviembre de 2010,
Hora: a las 11:00 de la mañana
Lugar: Iglesia Católica Sagrados Corazones,
1308 Ave. Ponce de León, Parada 19, Santurce, Puerto Rico 00907



CHANGE of PLACE and TIME: Memorial Mass for Oneida Rivera de Ortiz.

Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass,
glory in the flower.

We will grieve not,
rather find strength
in what remains behind “

(
William Wordsworth,
Ode. Intimations of immortality,
from Recollections
of early childhood, 1803-6)

The ACURILEAN Family joins  the Ortiz Rivera and Rivera Arzola Families and other relatives,  to invite all its members and friends to the Memorial Mass for our dear
Oneida Rivera de Ortiz, Past Executive Secretary.

Date:  Saturday, 20 November 2010,
Hour: 11:00 a.m
Place: Iglesia Católica Sagrados Corazones,

1308 Ponce de León Ave., Stop 19,

Santurce, Puerto Rico 00907

If unable to attend, join us with your thoughts and prayers.




Do you remember Oneida?

In Monday evening, May 2, 2008, at the 38th ACURIL’s Annual Conference, at the Grand Ballroom of the Rose Hall Resort, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in a most calid ceremony, ACURIL paid homage to Mrs. Oneida Rivera de Ortiz, for her services to the organization as Executive Secretary 1971-2008.

Mrs. Adele Merritt Bernard, ACURIL President, chaired the ceremony. Past Presidents Jean Wilfrid Bertrand (Haiti), Astrid Britten (Aruba), Stephney Ferguson (Jamaica) and Lucero Arboleda de Roa (Dominican Republic), representing the French, Dutch, English and Spanish speaking area members of the organization, commended Mrs. Rivera de Ortiz’s work and expressed their sincere appreciation for her commitment and dedication throughout the years. Best wishes for success and happiness in the future were expressed.

A special presentation entitled Mrs. Oneida Rivera de Ortiz, from Executive Secretary to Executive Director 1971-2008: Do you remember? was made by ACURIL’s CARIBBEANA Team : Yadira Avendaño-Avendaño, Cindy Jiménez-Vera, Arelys Fernández-Troche and Yumarys Polanco-Almonte, through a podcast and a slideshow. [Listen to podcast  – interview of Oneida Rivera de Ortiz, made by Yadira Avendaño-Avendaño

http://136.145.83.53/acuril2/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32&Itemid=31 [Spanish version] 

In a most emotive response, Oneida Ortiz expressed herself as follows:

My dear ACURILEAN friends. All that I can say is Thank you. I express my gratitude to ACURIL for so many good “things” I have received from ACURIL during all these years I have dedicated to this Association. Among those, just to mention some, I had the opportunity to meet and forge friendship with so many colleagues. I can say that I have friends from all the archipelago. I have learned about the profession far beyond if I had taken courses in comparative librarianship, to know about cultures, historiography, and folklore of the Caribbean; and particularly about one of my hobbies, cooking, since I learned about Caribbean cuisine.

I cannot forget that during my days of extreme sorrow, ACURIL and Acurileans helped me emotionally. I am deeply thankful.

My satisfaction and my privilege is to have contributed to the growth and development of our dear ACURIL from newborn in 1969 to its adulthood, to see most of our goals fulfilled. It is to the young generation to keep it growing further, to evaluate and seek new objectives so that ACURIL will always be the Star of the profession in the Caribbean.

May God bless you all and guide our Association to be that Star in this era of challenges to our information profession. ACURIL will always be in my heart and in my memory, and who is ACURIL? You are.

ACURIL, My gratitude again and love to all.

A bouquet of flowers, an album with different expressions of friends, and other gifts were given to Oneida by Executive Councilors Carmen Santos-Corrada and Barry Baker. Tokens of appreciation were presented by ACURIL president Merritt Bernard and past president Pedro Padilla-Rosa. A special reception followed where Acurileans expressed their respects.

http://136.145.83.53/acuril2/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35:do-you-remember-oneida&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=20

It is with deep sorrow that we let you know that Oneida passed away on Friday, November 12, 2010.

With kindest regards,

Luisa Vigo-Cepeda, Ph.D.
Executive Secretary / Secretaria Ejecutiva
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Acurilean Oneida Rivera de Ortiz passed away today, Friday, 12 November 2010 / Deceso de la Acurileña Oneida Rivera de Ortiz, hoy Viernes, 12 noviembre 2010

ASSOCIATION OF  UNIVERSITY, RESEARCH AND INSTITUTIONAL LIBRARIES
ASOCIACION DE BIBLIOTECAS UNIVERSITARIAS, DE INVESTIGACION
E INSTITUCIONALES DEL CARIBE
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ET INSTITUTIONNELLES DE LA CARAIBE
Executive Secretariat
Friday, November 12, 2010 (Traduccion al espanol continua)

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Unity within Diversity
Unidad dentro de la Diversidad
L’Unite dans la Diversite

Dear ACURIL Members and Friends:

It is with deep regret and sorrow that I confirm  that Past Executive Secretary, Mrs. Oneida Rivera de Ortiz, passed away this morning, Friday, November 12, 2010, at the Doctor’s Hospital in Manati, Puerto Rico.

Her sudden death creates a deep void in ACURIL.   Being present at the site, close to her and her family since yesterday, ACURIL was able to convey its love and heartfelt condolences to her daughter, Dr. Lorilei Ortiz-Rivera, and all her dear ones.

Details about a special mass, to be conducted by the end of this week, will be communicated later.

Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve notrather find strength in what remains behind …  (William Wordsworth, Ode. Intimations of inmortality, from Recollections of early childhood, 1803-6)

May our dear Oneida rest in peace.

With kindest regards,

_________________________________

Estimados Miembros y Amigos de ACURIL:

Es con hondo sentimiento y dolor que confirmamos el deceso de la Pasada Secretaria Ejecutiva de ACURIL, Sra. Oneida Rivera de Ortiz, en la mañana de hoy, viernes, 12 de noviembre de 2010, en el Doctor’s Hospital en Manatí, Puerto Rico.

Su inesperada partida deja un vacio muy profundo en ACURIL.  Por estar presente en el lugar, cerca de ella y su familia, desde el dia de ayer, ACURIL pudo demostrar su amor y expresar su mas sentido pesame a su querida hija, Dra. Lorelei Ortiz-Rivera y a sus familiares cercanos.

Detalles sobre una misa especial, a ofrecerse a finales de la semana, se comunicaran proximamente.

Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve notrather find strength in what remains behind …  (William Wordsworth, Ode. Intimations of inmortality, from Recollections of early childhood, 1803-6)

Que nuestra querida Oneida descanse en paz.

Con los mas calidos recuerdos,

Luisa Vigo-Cepeda, Ph.D.
Executive Secretary / Secretaria Ejecutiva
Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL)/
Asociación de Bibliotecas Universitarias, de Investigación e Institucionales del Caribe/
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