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					                                                                                                                     Hispanic Women’s Council Newsletter                                      www.nmhwc.com                              October 2005
                                                                                                                      Board of Directors
                                                                                                                                                           Un mensaje de la presidente
                                                                                                                      President
                                                                                                                      Rosalee Montoya-Read
                                                                                                                      Retired, UNM, 897-8785
                                                                                                                                                           Queridas amigas,
                                                                                                                      President Elect
                                                                                                                      Leila Flores-Duenas, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                                The past several months have been a whirlwind of activity
                                                                                                                      Director, Elementary Education       for the Hispanic Women’s Council.
                                                                                                                      Programs, UNM, 254-8317                   First, the National Hispanic Leadership Institute’s Latina
                                                                                                                      Immediate Past President
                                                                                                                                                           Empowerment Conference and the luncheon hosted by HWC
                                                                                                                      Edna Lopez, Pres/CEO,                were a resounding success. The success of this event was due to a
                                                                                                                      COMPA Industries, 843-8421           number of people who worked very hard. First, thanks to our
                                                                                                                      Vice President                       luncheon sponsor, State Farm Insurance Companies, for their
                                                                                                                      Maria Elena Alvarez                  generous support, for we could not have done it without them.
                                                                                                                      Publisher, Primetime Magazine,            We also want to acknowledge the HWC Luncheon Com-
                                                                                                                      880-0470
                                                                                                                                                           mittee, whose hard work made the event an outstanding success.
               Mark your calendars for Cuento de la Llorona on October 28.                                            Secretary                            Committee members included Marisa de Aragon, registration
                                                                                                                      Jean Salas Reed, Retired             and website; Mela Leger, Marlene Salas Provance, E.J. Grijalva, Jean Salas Reed, Sandra Sanchez
                                                                                                                      Santa Fe Public Schools,
                                                                                                                      899-4161                             Purrington, Melita Ortega and Stella Noriega, guest relations; Edna Lopez and Georgia
                                                                                                                                                           Montoya, outreach/recruitment; Benai Padilla, registration; and Patricia L. Chavez, special event
                                                                                                                      Marisa de Aragon, Research
                                                                                                                      Manager, Albuq. Economic
                                                                                                                                                           coordinator and media contact. Thank you all for an excellent job of coordinating this highly
                                                                                                                      Development, 831-4156                successful and wonderful event for HWC.
                                                                       C MEMBERSHIP FORM
                                                                     HWC MEMBERSHIP FOR                               Rosa Maria Calles                         I also want to invite all HWC members to our October event, a special HWC-sponsored
                                                                                                                      Artist/Producer, 899-2734
                                                                                                                      Patricia L. Chavez                   reception at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque. The reception, scheduled for
                                                          Renewal___                  New Membership___               PLC Enterprises                      5:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, will precede opening night of a special production of the
                   mber
        Become a member and you will :                                                                                275-7261
                                                                                                                      Susan Lopez
                                                                                                                                                           famous “Legend of La Llorona,” the passionate love/ghost story known throughout the Spanish
                                                   _____ Student $30 (one vote)                                                                            speaking world. This production was written and directed by local artist and HWC member
                                                                                                                      Owner, Susan’s Salon
    receive our quarterly newsletter with your     _____ Seniors $40 (55 and above, one vote)                         341-1051                             Rosa Maria Calles, so please mark your calendars and plan to join us. More information about
name published in the general membership roster                              v
                                                   _____ Individual $65 (one vote)
                                                                                                                      Joan Ludeke, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                           “La Llorona” is included in this newsletter.
                                                                                                                      Cultural Anthropologist,
column                                                                                                                299-0841                                  Since it’s October, it’s not too soon to think about the remaining activities of the HWC
                                                   _____ Business/Professional $90 (two members, one vote each)
                                                                                                                      Josephine F. Martinez                year. Please mark your calendars for the annual HWC Christmas gathering scheduled for 6 p.m.
    receive discounted or free admission to              Pa
                                                   _____ Patrocinadora $115 (sustaining, entitled to one vote)        Retured, FAA, 797-1652
                                                                                                                      Georgia Montoya
                                                                                                                                                           on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the home of Maria Elena Alvarez. This year, we encourage you to bring
educational and social events                      _____ Corporate $140 (includes 3 memberships, one vote each)       One Solution Group, 872-8890         your family to this fun and lively event. Also, please invite new members who wish to join HWC
                                                                                                                      Stella Noriega                       to the December 10 party since this is also an HWC membership recruitment get-together. Don’t
    have access to a network of dynamic women      Name: ___________________________________________________          Boeing SVS, 831-2122
                                                                                                                                                           miss it.
                                                                                                                      Maria Prindle
in business and in key political, corporate and    Title: _____________________________________________________       Marketing Director, Goodwill
community positions                                Organization: ______________________________________________       Industries, 298-1279
                                                                                                                      Sandra Sanchez Purrington            Hasta pronto y con todo respeto,
     enjoy the support of “comadres” and have
                                                   Address __________________________________________________         Retired Principal, Santa Fe Public   Rosalee Montoya-Read
                                                   City: ___________________________ State_____ Zip _____________     Schools
lots and lots of fun!                                                                                                 (505) 982-1047
                                                          _
                                                   Phone: ___________________(work) ____________________(home)        Carol Vigil, M.A., LADAC             Calendar of Events: October 28-29: “The Legend of La Llorona,” 7 p.m., South Broadway Cul-
                                                                                                                      Abq. Metro Central Intake
                                                   Fax: _____________________ e-mail: __________________________                                           tural Center; tickets $25, $15 for seniors, students, children and HWC members; October 28: HWC
                                                                                                                      272-9033
                                                                                                                                                           reception immediately preceding “La Llorona,” 5:30-6:30 p.m., call Rosa Maria Calles at 379-3230;
             Hispanic Women’s Council              Please make your check or money order payable to HWC and mail
                                                                                                                                                           December 10: Annual Christmas gathering with traditional foods, La Posada and caroling for HWC
                                                                                                                      HWC Finance
     is a non-profit organization established to   along with a copy of this form to: HWC, PO Box 27271, Abq., NM,
                                                                                                                      Committee                            members and their families, 6 p.m., home of Maria Elena Alvarez; December 16-17: “Once Upon a
                                                   87125. Thank you!
     promote, support and create opportunities                                                                        Valerie Borrego                      Navidad” Pastorals y Posadas by Bernadette Garcia Rodriguez; Fri., Dec. 16, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. shows
                for Hispanic women.                         HWC Webpage: www.nmhwc.com                                Raqui Martinez
                                                                                                                                                           for schoolchildren and seniors; Saturday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Tickets can be purchased at the
                                                                                                                      HWC Newsletter:
                                                                                                                      nmhwcnewsletter@aol.com              National Hispanic Cultural Center or Ticketmaster for $15, $20 and $25.
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                                                                                                                                                   Hispanic Women’s Council Newsletter                                                                                Page 9
General Membership Roster
Teresita E. Aguilar, Dean
UNM Graduate Studies
Rosina Anaya, Student                NHLI Conference and HWC Luncheon                                                                             New Member Profiles
Olivia Angus, Retired, NM
Dept. of Human Services              Empowering, Inspiring
Lillian G. Apodaca, Bingham,
Hurst, Apodaca & Wile PC
Past HWC President                         About 220 New Mexicans attended the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) for the               Vivian Santistevan
Angela Aragon
                                     Latina Empowerment Conference and Luncheon on Aug. 12. This was a first for HWC, which partnered
Carla Aragon, KOB-TV                 with NHLI to bring this unique and exceptional opportunity to Albuquerque for HWC members as well                                     A Taos native, Vivian Santistevan earned a master of arts degree from New Mexico Highlands Uni-
Anchor/Reporter
Katherine Archuleta, Exec. Dir.      as all women in our community and state. During the morning session, Zulma X. Barrios of the prestig-                             versity and a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. She served 13 years on active duty
Nat’l Hispanic Cultural Ctr Fdn.     ious Gallup Organization presented a workshop titled “The Seven Demands of Leadership” that leaders                               tours around the world before returning to her beloved home of Taos eight years ago.
Lenore Armijo, Owner                 must meet to maximize their leadership impact and explore how they can be used to shape leadership
Armijo Surveying Group, LLC                                                                                                                                                Currently, Vivian is the owner of HRganics and a major in the Army Reserves. With 20 years’ of
Frieda J. Arth                       strategies. The seven demands are: visioning, maximizing values, challenging experience, mentoring, build-                        experience in corporate human resources and benefits administration, employee relations and communi-
N.M. Women’s Foundation              ing a constituency, making sense of experience and knowing self.                                                                  cations and legal compliance, Vivian understands the diverse nature of human resources in any organiza-
Ana Ayala,, Owner
Ayala Construction                       Zulma’s presentation was followed by a distinguished panel of outstanding New Mexico women who                                tion.
Ana Baca, Bueno Foods
                                     shared their personal stories with attendees. Three HWC members participated in the panel: Tina Cor-                                  Married to U.S. Air Force Reserves Major Rob Vaccarrella, Vivian enjoys spending time with her
Jacqueline Baca, CEO,
                                     dova, president/CEO, Queston; Patricia Madrid, New Mexico Attorney General; and Rebecca Vigil-                                    two four-legged children, Angelita and Faith, and working on their 90-year-old adobe home in Taos.
Bueno Foods                          Giron, New Mexico Secretary of State.
                                         HWC would also like to acknowledge and thank a number of organizations and individuals who
Terrie Flores Baca, Retired
NM Department of Labor               sponsored tables, including PLC Enterprises, YMCA Middle Rio Grande, COMPA Industries, Action
Valerie J. Borrego, CPA              Mortgage Inc. and Tu Casa Home Services, LLC, City of Albuquerque, Sandia National Labs, APS
Angie & Buck”Buckwald                Foundation, Bank of Albuquerque, Matraka, Inc., Contract Associates, University of New Mexico-Taos           Issica Candelaria-Kerkmans
Betty A. Camunez, Retired            Branch, Image de Albuquerque, Boeing-SVS Inc., Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Wal-
Issica Candelaria-Kerkmans,          Mart District #84, Wal-Mart District #297, Wal-Mart Community Relations and Real Estate, and the                                      Issica Candelaria-Kerkmans grew up in Socorro and, as she says, “was blessed to have been part of a
Realtor                              State Farm Companies. Southwest Airlines donated two anywhere, anytime tickets for a raffle, which led                            wonderfully large family.” Her mother, Diana, is the oldest of eight children and her father, Marcel,
Elizabeth Cardenas
Retired Dance Instructor             to much excitement afterward.                                                                                                     who is Dutch, has four siblings.
Theresa Cardenas
                                            In-kind sponsors included Latino Leaders Magazine, New Mexico Woman Magazine, KOAT-TV,                                         Issica’s love of travel began when she was 13 and went to Spain as a nanny. Since then, she has trav-
Past HWC President                   Enterprise Car Rental, PLC Enterprises, New Mexico Secretary of State’s office, Southwest Airlines,                               eled several times throughout Europe and received her scuba diving
Ida Sanchez Carrillo                 Embassy Suites and Convention Center Catering and Sales—Pat Stetson, Spa Botanica—Nicole James                                    certification in Honduras.
Amy Camille Chavez                   and Mark Gundlach, and the National Hispana Leadership Institute.                                                                     “As a result of my travels I have never been as much in love with our culture, our skies and our peo-
Staff Attorney, Legislative
Council Service                          For more luncheon photos and information, please see pages 3 and 4.                                                           ple as I am now,” Issica said. “We truly live in the Land of Enchantment.”
Carmen Rodriguez Chavez                                                                                                                                                Issica received her real estate license this summer and is excited about beginning a new career. “I would
Judge Susan Conway                                                                                                                                                     be delighted to help any of my new amigas with questions they may have about their homes or the mar-
Retired Judge                                                                                                                                                          ket,” she said.
Victoria Cordoba
Judith Cordova, Ret.
National Park Service
Tina Cordova, CEO
Queston Construction
                                                                                                                                                  Anne La Lopa
Cecilia R. Cuneo, UNM
Mental Health Center
Luci Dawson, Owner
Strategic Solutions                                                                                                                                                         Anne La Lopa’s business, the Water Lady, Inc., was founded in 1998. The Water Lady, Inc.,
Ana Dean                                                                                                                                                                 provides an inline catalytic water conditioner that solves hard water issues and is salt/potassium and
Simone Debbas                                                                                                                                                            maintenance free. It is considered a green product.
Diane Denish, Lt. Governor                                                                                                                                                  Anne provides the inline catalytic conditioner to residential, commercial, municipal and
State of New Mexico
                                                                                                                                                                         agricultural clients. Agriculturally, the system can save clients 20-40 percent on their water usage.
Rosemary Aragon de Lyle                                                                                                                                                     Anne says that service to her community and her business are major priorities in her life.
Maria Estela de Rios, Orion
International Technologies
Lili del Castillo, Freelance Dance
Director/Choreographer
Rose Diaz
                                       NHLI Conference panel (l to r): Tina Cordova,president and CEO, Queston Construction; Dr. San-
Cheryl Ebner, Human Resources
Director, Gardunos                     dra Madrid, NHLI Chair; Wanda Quintana, State Farm Insurance Companies; Patricia Madrid, NM
Dr. Guillermina Englebrecht,           Attorney General; Marisa Rivera-Albert, President, NHLI; and Rebecca Vigil-Giron, NM Secretary
Professor, UNM                         of State.
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                                                                                                                                                                                            Judith M. Espinosa, Dir.,
                                                                                                                                                                                            ATR Institute, Past HWC Pres.
                                                                                                                   More Scenes from the Conference...                                       Leila Flores-Duenas, Assoc.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Prof.
                                                                                                                                                                                            UNM College of Education
                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Merrilee Foreman
                                                                                                                                                                                            Chiropractic Lifestyles
                                 P.O. Box 27271, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87125                                                                                                              Frances M. Garcia, Pres/CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                            Valley Distributing Co. Inc.
      Nominees must be members of HWC for a minimum of one year prior to nomination. Board members                             Zulma X. Barrios, senior
                                                                                                                                                                                            Juanita Garcia
are elected to a two-year term with the option of serving a three year term and will be selected by HWC member-                advisor for the Gallup                                       Loretta Guerra, Verizon
 ship at the Annual meeting in January. Please use this form to nominate an HWC member(s) for any vacancy on                   University and former vice                                   Wireless, Past HWC President
                     the Board of Directors. Duplicate if necessary. Deadline October 28.                                      president of women and                                       Lupe Gutierrez
                                                                                                                               diversity leadership with the                                Maria Gutierrez
                      2006 Prospective HWC Board Member Nomination Form
                                                                                                                               Gallup Organization, gathers                                 Sylvia Gutierrez
                                                                                                                               her thoughts before the                                      Corina M. Gutman, Partner
Name of Board Nominee:___________________________________________________                                                      presentation.                                                John Hancock, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Dolores (Dody) Garcia-
Title: _______________________ Organization:____________________________________                                                                                                            Hoffman
                                                                                                                                                                                            Retired Dir., Sandia Nat’l Labs
Address ____________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                Cecilia Martinez Howard,
                                                                                                                                                                                            Owner
City: _______________________________ State__________ Zip______________                                                                                                                     El Portal Employment Services
                                                                                                                                                                                            Mari-Luci Jaramillo
Phone: ______________________________(work) ______________________________(home)                                                                                                            Ambassador, Retired, UNM
                                                                                                                                                                                            Jeri Lynn Kellogg
Fax: _____________________ e-mail: ___________________________________________                                                                                 NHLI Conference panel:       Labor Relations Consultant
                                                                                                                                                               Tina Cordova, president      Ada Kozlowski, Retired
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sandia National Labs
Please provide information about this individual and his/her organizational affiliations, if appropriate,                                                      and CEO, Queston Con-
                                                                                                                                                                                            Anna La Lopa, Pres/CEO
including:                                                                                                                                                     struction (standing)         The Water Lady, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                               shares her personal          Mela Leger, Ballard
                                                                                                                                                                                            & Tighe Pub. Co.
Professional skills: ____________________________________________________________                                                                              stories of success and
                                                                                                                                                                                            Teresa Leger de Fernandez
                                                                                                                                                               challenges. With her (l-r)   Nordhaus Law Firm
                                                                                                                                                               are Patricia Madrid, NM      Edna Lopez, COMPA Industries
___________________________________________________________________________                                                                                    Attorney General; Marisa     Past HWC President
                                                                                                                                                                                            Celia Lopez-Chavez, Assoc.
                                                                                                                                                               Rivera-Albert, president,    Prof., UNM Honors Program
How long has nominee been a member of HWC? __________________________________                                                                                  NHLI; Rebecca Vigil-         Patricia Madrid
                                                                                                                                                                                            N. M. State Attorney General
                                                                                                                                                               Giron, NM Secretary of       Past HWC President
Interest in HWC?    __________________________________________________________                                                                                 State; and Wanda             Petra Maes, Chief Justice
                                                                                                                                                                                            NM State Supreme Court
                                                                                                                                                               Quintana, State Farm
                                                                                                                                                               Insurance Companies.         Lila Maestas
Personal Characteristics and skills: ______________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                            Henrietta Martinez
                                                                                                                                                                                            Margaret Perea Martinez
___________________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                 Jubilee Enterprises
                                                                                                                                                                                            M. Salome Martinez-Lutz
                                                                                                                                                                                            Teacher/Actor
Special Interests: _____________________________________________________________                                       Vincent Trujillo                                                     Raqui Martinez, Director
                                                                                                                                                                                            UNM Faculty Admin.
                                                                                                                       (left) looks toward                                                  Past HWC President
___________________________________________________________________________                                            the speaker as Patrick                                               Justice Pamela Minzner
                                                                                                                       and Cindi Romero                                                     NM State Supreme Court
                                                                                                                                                                                            Loretta Montoya, Accounting
                                                                                                                       smile for the camera.                                                Dir., Albuquerque TVI
Other Board Experience: _______________________________________________________
                                                                                                                       The Romeros were                                                     Anna Muller
                                                                                                                       among several                                                        Stella Noriega, Consultant
Please include the reasons why you think this person would be a good Board member for HWC. Please                      attendees who                                                        Melita L. Ortega, Retired
use another sheet if necessary.                                                                                        traveled from Las                                                    Benai Padilla, Exec. Admin.
                                                                                                                       Cruces for the                                                       Asst., La COMPA Ind., Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ana Pacheco, Publisher
                                                                                                                       conference.                                                          La Herencia del Norte
Your name: _____________________________________ Telephone: ________________
                                                                                                                                                                                            Rosalía de Aragón Pacheco
                                                                                                                                                                                            Actor
Signature: ___________________________________________________                                                                                                                              Joni Pierce
                          Please mail this form to the address listed above. Thank you!                                                                                                     Shannon Porch, LMSW
                                                                                                                                                                                            Albuquerque Public Schools
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 General Membership Roster
Teresita E. Aguilar, Dean
UNM Graduate Studies                 HWC Luncheon Draws 400                                                                                  Comadres Hour Builds Fellowship
Rosina Anaya, Student
Olivia Angus, Retired, NM
                                                                                                                                                      More than 25 HWC members and guests attended Comadres Hour following a tour of Spanish Market in Santa Fe
                                        More than 400 guests attended the luncheon immediately following the morning session of
Dept. of Human Services                                                                                                                      on July 30. The event included lively company and refreshments at the beautiful home of Sandra Sanchez Purrington.
Lillian G. Apodaca, Bingham,         the National Hispana Leadership Insitute’s (NHLI) Latina Empowerment Conference on Aug.
Hurst, Apodaca & Wile PC             12, including former HWC presidents Judith Espinosa, Lillian Apodaca, Patricia Madrid,
Past HWC President
Angela Aragon                        Vangie Samora, Ofelia Rinaldi, Kim Trujillo, Raquel Martinez, Thereas Cardenas and Edna
Carla Aragon, KOB-TV
                                     Lopez. The luncheon was sponsored by the generous contribution of $5,000 from the State
Anchor/Reporter                      Farm Insurance Companies.
Katherine Archuleta, Exec. Dir.
Nat’l Hispanic Cultural Ctr Fdn.
                                        Keynote speaker for the luncheon was Patricia Barela Rivera, district director for the Small
Lenore Armijo, Owner
                                     Business Administration in Colorado. Patricia shared her personal story of success over the chal-
Armijo Surveying Group, LLC          lenges she has faced throughout her life. Her message was both inspiring and motivational.
Frieda J. Arth
N.M. Women’s Foundation
Ana Ayala,, Owner                                                                          At left, HWC President Rosalee Montoya-
Ayala Construction                                                                         Read thanks NHLI President Marisa
Ana Baca, Bueno Foods                                                                      Rivera Albert for her efforts and May Mar-
Jacqueline Baca, CEO,                                                                      tinez Hendershot, State Farm Insurance
Bueno Foods
                                                                                           Companies, for their sponsorship of the
Terrie Flores Baca, Retired                                                                luncheon. At the far left is Patricia Chavez,
NM Department of Labor
                                                                                           event organizer.
Valerie J. Borrego, CPA
Angie & Buck”Buckwald
                                                                                           Bottom left, from left to right: Patricia
Betty A. Camunez, Retired                                                                  Barela Rivera, May Martinez Hendershot,
Issica Candelaria-Kerkmans, Real-                                                          Marisa Rivera Albert, NHLI Chair Dr.
tor
Elizabeth Cardenas                                                                         Sandra Madrid, Rosalee Montoya-Read,
Retired Dance Instructor                                                                   and Patrica L. Chavez.
Theresa Cardenas
Past HWC President
Ida Sanchez Carrillo
Amy Camille Chavez
Staff Attorney, Legislative
Council Service
Carmen Rodriguez Chavez
                                                                                                                                           Top left: (l-r): Vangie Samora, former HWC president, listened with Sandra Sanchez Purrington, Jean Salas Reed and others to a
Judge Susan Conway
                                                                                                                                           guest introduction. Top right (l-r): HWC Board members Jean Salas Reed and Sandra Sanchez Purrington hosted the July 30 get-
Retired Judge                                                                                                                              together at Sandra’s home in Santa Fe. Bottom left: HWC Board member Stella Noriega (3rd from left) answers a question from
Victoria Cordoba                                                                                                                           one of several guests. Bottom right: Prima hermanas Annette O’Connell (left) and Margaret Perea Martinez enjoy catching up on
Judith Corova, Ret.                                                                                                                        family news on the patio.
National Park Service
Tina Cordova, CEO
Queston Construction
Cecilia R. Cuneo, UNM                  Upper right: Vangie                                                                                                                  Newsletter Advertising Information
Mental Health Center
                                       Samora shares a mo-
Luci Dawson, Owner                     ment with other HWC                                                                                             The Hispanic Woman’s Council was founded to support, promote and create opportunities for Hispanic women. We
Strategic Solutions
                                       former presidents.                                                                                    are a private, non-profit organization, and our membership is comprised of business owners, educators, administrators, elected
Ana Dean
                                                                                                                                             and appointed officials, artists, community activists, consultants, judges, students, homemakers and more. We meet regularly to
Simone Debbas                                                                                                                                network, learn from workshops and conferences on important topics and support one another as we celebrate our accomplish-
                                       At right: Patricia Barela
Diane Denish, Lt. Governor
                                       Rivera, State of Colo-                                                                                ments. HWC also promotes the education and preservation of the Hispanic culture.
State of New Mexico
                                       rado District Director                                                                                          The HWC newsletter is published quarterly and regularly mailed to more than 500 women, primarily in Albuquerque.
Rosemary Aragon de Lyle
                                       for the Small Business
Maria Estela de Rios, Orion                                                                                                                  Ad rates:        Full page: $200            Half page: $100            Quarter page: $50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Qu                         Business card: $25
Internatinal Technologies              Administration, delivers
Lili del Castillo, Freelance Dance     the keynote address:
Director/Choreographer
                                       “No Hay Mal Que Por                                                                                   Deadline for the Winter 2005 newsletter is November 15, 2005. For information on the type of artwork needed to showcase
Rose Diaz                              Bien No Venga:                                                                                        your business to HWC members, e-mail hwcnoticias@comcast.net or montoyaread@comcast.net.
Cheryl Ebner, Human Resources
Director, Gardunos
                                       Lessons Learned.”
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                                                                                                                                   EXITO Y MAS EXITO Y MAS EXITO Y MAS EXITO Y MAS                                                        Lydia Santillanes
Celebration of Excellent Women Showcases Women in Business                                                                                                                                                                                Manager, D&L Storage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Millie Santillanes, Dir., Abq.
         HWC was an organizational sponsor for the 5th annual Celebration of Excellent Women Sept. 8 at the Albuquerque                                reman
                                                                                                                                       Dr. Merrilee Forema has merged her chiropractic practice with another practice she purchased       Cultural Services Dept.
Courtyard Marriott. The event featured 53 booths by New Mexico business women and was attended by about 300 business and           recently. She will continue to deliver the same caring service in a larger, more accommodating space   Past HWC President
                                                                                                                                   at 8000 Menaul NE.                                                                                     Mary Frances Santistevan
professional people. Corporate sponsors included Advanced Legal Solutions, Wolfe’s Bagels, Office Alternatives, New Mexico                                                                                                                Manager, Jafra Skin Care
Woman magazine, First State Bank, the Business Connection and Albuquerque Sound Advice.                                                Carmen
                                                                                                                                       Carme Chavez is a volunteer at the Albuquerque Library bookstore, a little-known resource for
                                                                                                                                   good books at low prices.                                                                              Vivian Santisetevan, Owner
   Organizational sponsors, in addition to the Hispanic Women’s Council, were American Business Women’s Association, Women                                                                                                                Taos HRganics
Entrepreneurs, National Association of Women Business Owners, Association for Women in Communication and Executive                                                                       millo,
                                                                                                                                       Nicola Ulibarri, granddaughter of Mari-Luci Jarami just completed a summer internship on           María Samora Sedillo, UNM
Women International.                                                                                                               environmental studies in Costa Rica. Nicola began her second year at Harvard University this fall.     Div. of Continuing Educ.
                                                                                                                                       Marcela Sandoval will perform with Miguel Caro y Fiesta Mexicana at the People Living              Marlene Sena
                                                                                                                                   Through Cancer (PLTC) 15th Anniversary Celebration of Lights on Sunday, Oct. 23. The free              Blue Cross Blue Shield NM
                                                                                                                                   event begins at 6 p.m. at the Albuquerque Little Theater and includes refreshments. Luminarias/        Olin Sena
                                                                                                                                   farolitos can be purchased in memory of or to honor a loved one. For more information, call PLTC       Antoinette M. Silva
                                                                                                                                   at 242-3263.                                                                                           Rose’s Gallery and Pottery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          House
                                                                                                                                       Rosalia
                                                                                                                                       Ros de Aragon performed Aug. 6 at the Dick Black Box Experimental Theatre at Improv
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mary Symmes, President
                                                                                                                                   Olympics in Hollywood, California. Rosalia will perform her popular Chautauqua presentation of         Self-Investment Strategies
                                                                                                                                   La Llorona, which she has performed at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Viola E. Florez Tighe
                                                                                                                                   throughout the Southwest.                                                                              Professor and Dean,
                                                                                                                                       The Institute for Advanced Studies of the Organization of American States awarded Guillermina      UNM College of Education
                                                                                                                                   Englebrecht the Educational Quality 2005 Award for her accomplishments across the world in Latin       Angie Torres
                                                                                                                                   American programs in education. Guillermina shares this highly prestigious award with Pierre           Englenn C. Trotter, Student
                                            Above left: HWC Immediate Past President Edna Lopez with Teresa Carson of              Cazalis of Canada. Es una distincion muy reconocida al nivel interamericano.                           Kim Trujillo, Sales Rep.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Forest Pharmaceuticals
                                            Sandia National Labs, which also was a table sponsor of the Latina Empowerment             Cecilia Martinez
                                                                                                                                       Cecilia Martin Howard attended the first certificate program at UNM Continuing Education           Past HWC President
                                            Conference HWC luncheon. Upper left: Rosa Maria Calles stands next to the              on Mexican Traditional Healing. Every year UNM holds a two week summer class on                        MarisaTrujillo, Tu Casa Home
                                            HWC booth. Upper right: Dr. Merrilee Foreman hands materials to a visitor at           Curanderismo. Dr. Eliseo “Cheo” Torrez and the Mexican Traditional Healing class honored               Services, LLC
                                            her Chiropractic Lifestyles booth.                                                     Mac ia Zamor for her contributions to traditional healing. An herbalist and mentor to students
                                                                                                                                   Maclovia Zamora                                                                                        Virginia M. Trujillo, VP, Do-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nor Cultivation & Govern-
                                                                                                                                   of Curanderismo, Maclovia received the award on July 20.                                               ment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Relations, Youth Dev., Inc.
                                                                                                                                       Dr. Teresita Aguilar has accepted a deanship at Our Lady of the Lake University in Texas, and
                                                                                                                                   sadly is leaving New Mexico, UNM and HWC. We wish her luck in her new position.
                                                           Cuento de La Llorona                                                        Salome Martinez-Lu president of Teatro Nuevo Mexico and Musica Romantica, presented a
                                                                                                                                       Sa      Mar      -Lutz,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Leslie Ulibarri
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pre-Prosecution
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Probation Officer
                                                               Tale of the Wailing Woman                                           free concert at the Kimo Theatre as part of the Tricentennial celebration Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          De Anza M. Valencia
                                                                South Broadway Cultural Center                                         Ed Lopez, who was featured in the September New Mexico Woman magazine, also is enrolled
                                                                                                                                       Edna                                                                                               NM Director, Surface
                                                                       1025 Broadway SE                                            in the 2005-06 Leadership New Mexico Program and was an honoree of the 2005 YMCA                       Transportation Policy Project
                                                                         Albuquerque                                               “Women on the Move” awards.                                                                            Diane Torres-Velasquez
                                                                   7 p.m., October 28-29                                                                                                                                                  Associate Professor,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UNM

                                    Experience the world famous legend from Spanish folklore in the adapted version by renowed     Member Designs Tricentennial Candles                                                                   Raquel Velasquez, Special
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Assistant Attorney, NM
                                    playwright and artist Rosa Maria Calles, fresh from a hit performance at the famed Ricardo         HWC member Simone Debbas designed the candles that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Child Support Enforcement
                                    Montalban Theatre on Hollywood and Vine. La Llorona recreates the true essence of the          will be used to celebrate Albuquerque’s tricentennial. Three                                           Rebecca Vigil-Giron
                                    widely known ghost/love story.                                                                                                                                                                        NM Secretary of State
                                                                                                                                   hundred of Simone’s candles will light up the city’s birthday
                                                                                                                                   cake on July 4, 2006 to celebrate the city’s 1706 founding.                                            Merlinda Sedillo Welch,
                                    Retold through dance, music and dialogue, this scary tale captures your imagination and runs                                                                                                          Owner, Merlinda’s Blue
                                    away with it. Cuento de la Llorona is presented by Matraka Inc. (a non-profit organization         “My idea was to do something that would last a very long                                           Ribbon Chile
                                    devoted exclusively to the documentation, preservation and promotion of the very rich and      time and provide a beautiful source of light for this wonderful                                        Maclovia B. Zamora
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Owner, B. Ruppe Drug
                                    vibrant Hispanic heritage, traditions and culture of New Mexico) and sponsored by the          event,” Debbas said.
                                    Hispanic Women’s Council and Hispanic Education and Media Group.
                                             Wo                       His                     Med                                      Made of red, yellow and orange stained glass, the candles
  HWC member Rosalia de Aragon                                                                                                     contain small oil lamps that create a warm glow. Individuals
  Pacheco portrays La Llorona.         order tickets call: (505) 848-1320 or (505) 379-3230
                                    To o                                         ) 37                                              and businesses can help sponsor the tricentennial event. For a
                                                                                                                                   $3,000 donation, they receive invitations to all of the tricen-
                                    $25 General Public        $15 Seniors, HWC Paid Members, Students & Children                   tennial events, space in a time capsule, and one of Simone’s
                                    $15 each for groups of 10 or more if tickets are purchased in advance.                         beautiful candles engraved with the sponsor’s name. Sponsors
                                                                                                                                   also receive their names on a permanent monument in Civic
                                    To schedule a school performance on October 28 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m., please call as soon as    Plaza. For more information about sponsoring the event, con-
                                    possible.                                                                                      tact HWC member Maria Estela de Rio at 998-4000.

				
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