June 2015 Central Chapter Update


What: Summer and Fall 2015 Central Chapter Meetings
When: 3rd Tuesday of Odd Months, 6:00p - 7:30p 
2015: Jul 22, Sep 15, (Ann Mtg Oct 23-25), Nov 17
2016: Jan 19, Mar 15, May 17
  next meeting: Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016, 6:00p - 7:30p
   Where: Flying Star Cafe - Downtown
Location for future meetings TBA

 Nov 17, 2015 and Jan 19, 2016: Networking Dinners

The November 2015 and Jan 2016 meetings are CANCELLED.
The Downtown Flying Star has closed, and we are looking for a new location - suggestions welcome!

 September Networking Dinner summary

  The Sep 15 talk was presented by Lauren Starosta.
Lauren spoke on "Increasing Water Supply Resiliency under Climate Change", a project she did for the City and County of Santa Fe on the effects of climate change on their water supply. I know the availability of water is a subject each of us in concerned about here in NM, and I hopt you found Lauren's talk interesting and informative.

  Due to a scheduling conflict, Kelly Collins talk on "Putting out the Fire: Closing the Socorro Tire Fire Site", previously scheduled for Sep 15, will be given at a later date

  We are switching to meetings every other month on the 3rd Tuesday, starting at 6pm, slightly earlier than in the past, which we hope will work better for our members.

 Summary of Talk at July Meeting

At the July 22 Networking Dinner, Cheri Burch spoke about the 2015 Tech Trek, held Jul 12-18 in Las Vegas, NM. This AAUW program is gaining momentum with 8th grade girls in NM, and Cheri's presentation showed it is a great opportunity for the girls, as well as a fun time for both the girls and the presenters. They are looking for 2016 volunteers already, so if you'd like to be involved click on the 'volunteer' link on the Tech Trek webpage, http://techtrek-nm.aauw.net/.

 2015/16 Meetings General Information:

When we met on Jun 17, the group discussed making some changes to our Central Chapter meeting schedule and how to move forward with more meaningful meetings. We want to improve communication, enhance networking opportunities, have diverse programs/speakers, and be more efficient with everyone's time.

We are going to continue to meet in downtown Albuquerque at The Flying Star at 723 Silver Ave SW, but now slightly earlier, from 6:00p - 7:30p. Each person simply goes through the line downstairs to order what they would like for dinner, then comes upstairs to the meeting room. The wait staff deliver your meal to the meeting room.

  After the July meeting we will be switching to holding meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of odd numbered months, so the following meeting will be on Sep. 15. Here are the changes we are going to implement in the future:

  Also, mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting on October 23-25 in Truth or Consequences at the Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa.
 See nmnwse.org/AM/2015 for more details!

  If you would like to suggest speakers or give other input for Central Chapter meeting planning, please email me, or use the "contact central" form, or contact Phyllis Baca at 505-490-1557 or plbaca@gmail.com.

Hope to see you at a Central Chapter meeting soon to meet and network with some wonderful women And please get us your suggestions for future speakers/topics.
Jeanne Banks, for the Central Chapter
Jun, 2015
505-239-2403 (c), or Jeanne.Banks @ comcast.net

PS: Central Chapter Dinners are generally held every other month on the 3rd Tuesday, so pencil that in on your calendar and periodically check this page for updates. You don't have to be a member to attend - anyone interested in learning about our organization is welcome to attend any NMNWSE event.