clinics in Bernalillo
The Bernalillo Badminton Club is hosting badminton
clinics for experienced adult players from 9:00 a.m. to noon and
for adult beginners from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday,
September 30, at the Bernalillo Recreation Center. There is a limit
of twenty participants and a cost of $20.
The hands-on clinic with Cristina Raduca, athlete
development/public relations specialist for USA Badminton, will
focus on warming up, drills, footwork, racket techniques, and tactics
of the game.
For more information, contact Bernie Linnartz,
at 771-4355 or www.empowermentexperts.com,
or Gary Hansen, at 505 867-2829 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free peer-counseling training offered
—CINDY ANDERSON, PROGRAM MANAGER, SANDOVAL SENIOR
Are you a senior (age fifty-five-plus) looking for something to
do for others? Are you looking for friends, and a feeling of satisfaction?
Do you want to learn about aging issues, and some counseling techniques?
One of our clients, E.S., says, “your program (Sandoval Senior
Connection) made my world come together!”
Sandoval Senior Connection matches volunteer peer counselors to
other seniors who are isolated, tackling health issues, facing retirement,
depressed, and experiencing other problems common to this life stage.
This program offers training sessions, travel to beautiful sites
in Sandoval County, fun interactions, and mileage reimbursement
for our volunteers. We ask our volunteers for a two-to-three-hour
per week commitment for a year following training. However, anyone
in the public may attend most of our training sessions. Whether
you intend to volunteer or not, our sessions are free of charge.
Please join us this fall—we'd love to have you! Sessions
will be held in October and November at senior centers and other
sites throughout Sandoval County. Our clients reside in Sandoval
County, so our peer counselors must be able to travel to Sandoval
For more information, please call Debbie Trujillo, administrative
assistant, or Cindy Anderson, program manager, at 243-2551. Or e-mail
us at email@example.com
UNM campus in Rio Rancho approved in principle
The University of New Mexico Board of Regents has unanimously
ratified a letter of agreement detailing a land exchange that will
pave the way for a future UNM campus in Rio Rancho. The letter of
agreement in principle was signed August 17 by the state land commissioner,
Patrick Lyons, and the acting UNM president, David Harris.
The anticipated closing for the land exchange is October 1. In
a deal being negotiated with the state Land Office, UNM would receive
216 acres near the future City Centre in Rio Rancho in exchange
for land worth approximately $6 million, from various parcels of
excess land that the university owns around the state. Regents will
vote on the final agreement prior to the closing.
Regents president Jamie Koch says he will invite a motion at the
regular regents’ meeting in September to inaugurate a master-plan
competition for the Rio Rancho acreage, inviting participation from
New Mexico and national planning experts. “We have an opportunity
with this vacant land to incorporate the best ideas for a campus,
“ said Koch. “Until the master plan is in place, our
development there will be on hold.” Koch also said the needs
assessment currently being done for the project must be completed
so the university will know exactly what route will be taken in
Rio Rancho for the next several years.