Eisenstadt—Corrales Historical Society Speaker Series
On September 17, at 7:00 p.m., Pauline Eisenstadt will speak on her book, A Woman in Both Houses. The reading will take place at Old San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Road, across from Casa San Ysidro. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.
Pauline Eisenstadt, a long-time Corrales resident, has the distinction of being the first woman to serve in both the New Mexico State House and Senate. She will share her experiences in the New Mexico Legislature. Pauline settled in Corrales in 1975 and pursued graduate studies at UNM. She and her husband Mel have lived in Corrales since then, raising their two sons there. In 1980, she published Corrales, Portrait of a Changing Village, which is still being sold. Pauline’s interests have always led her to work for the well-being of others, so deciding to get involved with local and state politics made sense. Pauline was elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives in 1984 and served for eight years. She then was elected to the State Senate from 1997 to 2000. Her time in the Legislature was spent working to improve the lives of New Mexicans, particularly children and families.
Jemez Historic Site welcomes Ranger Julian Curtis Vigil
New Mexico Historic Sites is pleased to announce that Julian Curtis Vigil of Jemez Pueblo has been selected as the new ranger at Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs. Mr. Vigil is no stranger to the site, which preserves the Jemez ancestral village of Giusewa and the Franciscan mission of San Jose. For the last several years, he has served as the foreman for the stabilization crew hired through Jemez Pueblo’s Natural Resources Department. As foreman, Mr. Vigil has been charged with overseeing maintenance and preservation of the village and mission. His skill as an adobero and stonemason is clearly evident in the magnificent four-hundred-year-old walls of the historic mission.
Coronado Optimist Club celebrates community service
“We will honor Barbara Belknap, recipient of our annual Optimist Community Service Award, and hear from our Bernalillo High School students who attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) at UNM,” says Venus Sanford, Coronado Optimist Club’s Charter Member.
The Coronado Optimist Club’s Board of Directors unanimously selected Ms. Belknap as this year’s Outstanding Leader Community Service Award recipient. Club Vice President David Gardner nominated Ms. Belknap for her consistent readiness to support the community and enhance community communication. Ms. Belknap is co-publisher of the Sandoval Signpost.
The Northwest Optimist Club also will be presented a Community Service Award for sponsoring Jesse Casaus and Enriquita Reyes-Lopez, two of our Bernalillo High School (BHS) students to the HOBY Leadership Seminar. Our third BHS ambassador is Joseph Hopkins, sponsored by Snow Watson, member and past president of the Coronado Optimist Club.
The awards will be given, and Hopkins, Casaus, and Reyes-Lopez will describe their HOBY-NM experiences, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., on September 8, at the Range Café in Bernalillo.
The Coronado Optimist Club meets monthly, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., on the second Tuesday at the Range Café. For further information, contact Suzann Owings at 867-0567 or visit the Coronado Optimist Club’s website at:optimist19.wix.com/coronadoclub.