get thanks from soldiers in Iraq
SanBern Federated Republican Women recently
donated gifts and money for postage to send boxes to New Mexico
National Guard members serving in Iraq. Fifteen boxes of goodies
with greetings and prayers were sent. SanBern received signed pictures
and a beautiful card expressing appreciation from the troops. The
lieutenant colonel stated he would like to attend a SanBern meeting
when he returns from Iraq. This was a follow-up to the mailing of
twenty-four boxes sent by the group in June of 2005 to troops in
Iraq and Afghanistan.
JoAnn Smith, chair of the project, said, “we
are humbled by the lovely letters of thanks when it is we who should
be thanking them for the sacrifices they are making for us.”
Recently, SanBern sponsored an essay contest
for tenth- through-twelfth-grade ROTC students in two local high
schools, asking the question: What constitutes an American hero?
The winners will receive a $100 prize and be invited to the June
meeting of SanBern, where they will read their essays. The students’
families, as well as the leaders of the ROTC in each school, will
also be invited as guests of SanBern.
SanBern Federated Republican Women meets on the
second Friday of each month (except July and August) at Chamisa
Hills Country Club, in Rio Rancho, at 11:30 a.m. Anyone interested
in attending may call 922-6252 for more information.
Returning to the job market? Need a place to start?
The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women, Displaced Homemakers/Women
in Transition Program, is offering a free class, Effective Work
Search Skills, at the commission office on Thursday, June 1, from
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The commission is at 300 San Mateo Boulevard
NE, Suite 101.
This free workshop will help women discover how to:
• Identify Skills and Interests
• Write an Effective Résumé
• Tap into the Hidden Job Market
• Prepare for Today's Interviewing Process
The class is targeted at women who have been out of the job market
for a number of years and need to return to work and women in transition
who need to improve their skills in looking for work. Seating is
limited, so registration is required. Contact Lorraine Bantista
for additional information and registration, at 222-6600.