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: firstname.lastname@example.org National Hispanic Cultural Center or Ticketmaster for $15, $20 and $25. Page 2 Hispanic Women’s Council Newsletter 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. Hispanic Women’s Council Newsletter Page 8 Hispanic Women’s Council Newsletter Page 3 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 Hispanic Women’s Council Newsletter Page 4 Hispanic Women’s Council Newsletter Page 7 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheryl Ebner, Human Resources Director, Gardunos Lessons Learned.” Hispanic Women’s Council Newsletter Page 6 Hispanic Women’s Council Newsletter Page 5 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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