Weekly News – Jan 25, 2023

Jan 25, 2023 | News

Jan 25, 2023

Hello Everyone,

Our speaker tomorrow is Mick Hesse, President of the Connie Gotsch Foundation.  He  has played the trumpet and been involved in music his entire life. He served on the West Point Bank and has taught at the Norwegian Music Academy in Oslo.  Cathy  Pope, Treasurer, will also attend and they will the discuss the Connie Gotsch Foundation and The Arts. Mick has a radio show every Monday thru Friday at 9am “Roving the Arts”

Thank you to our speaker last week Andrew Foster.  He is the Program Coordinator at Growing Forward Farm, operated by New Mexico State University’s San Juan County Cooperative Extension Service. He is an Honorably Discharged Army Veteran and holds undergraduate degrees in Philosophy, English, Environmental Studies, and is working on his Master’s in Cooperative Extension Education at NMSU. Growing Forward Farm is a 12-acre outdoor educational classroom that hosts field trips based around agricultural literacy for 4th graders, provides land for new farmers to host small market farm businesses upon, and seeks to develop the economic viability of local specialty crop production and agritourism. As Growing Forward Farm coordinator, Andrew oversees the day-to-day farm operations, mentor’s county high school aged interns hosted by the department of education, organizes and teaches curriculum around sustainable agriculture principles, provides technical advising to new farmers, hosts community events, and assists with the local 4-H program.”

Bring your dollars to buy into the poker game and support our yearly social, too!

 Tickets for Thomas Jefferson and John Adams are now on sale at Farmington Civic Center.  Farmington, Aztec, and Bloomfield schools have their posters and flyers for the event and should start sending them to students and parents within the next few weeks.  Kiwanians can now purchase their tickets by contacting the Civic Center, pay over the phone, and have tickets emailed to you. 

The Chamber of Commerce is purchasing 20 student seats for the Civics Bee, these have been reserved. Thank you Nikki and Bernadette for picking up posters and delivering them to schools.  Jill

Please keep these upcoming dates in mind and consider signing up for these important events. 

May 13, 2023 is Thomas Jefferson and John Adams at the Farmington Civic Center.  Tickets will go on sale at the end of January. We would like to encourage members to dress in costumes from the 1776 era and let’s make this a really cool event for our community.

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