Weekly News – Oct 26, 2022

Oct 27, 2022 | News

Oct 26, 2022

Hello Everyone,

Our speaker tomorrow is Jimmy Voita-San Juan County Tax Accessor.   He will do a general overview of property tax and discuss the tax bills that are going out at the beginning of November. He will also discuss what’s going on with San Juan County as well as the local real estate market and how Covid has changed the workplace.

Elizabeth will be inducted at the meeting tomorrow and Jill is her sponsor!

Thank you to Arvin Trujillo-CEO with Four Corners Economic Development with that wonderful update and presentation.  Consider joining as a business or individual.


Thank you Bart Wilsey, Director at Farmington Museum for his update on the current exhibit on display, Wild Kratz, events to come, and consider becoming a Museum Foundation member.  It can get you into additional Museums around the country!

Congratulations to Paul for winning the weekly card game and over $1,200 in the pot!  He was awarded ½ of the money and the other half remains with Kiwanis for our next Social. 

Thank you to everyone that went to New Beginnings following last week’s meeting to the House of Faith. Kiwanis donated $5,000 towards this home. A plaque recognizing Kiwanis is displayed in the kitchen.  Devin shared the following video of the renovation;) https://youtu.be/WcpkSmeYsc4

Ken Collins has updated pictures on our website and added our new Corporate Members.  It looks really good so take look.

Amber Danek:  Farmington High School Faculty Advisor.  adanek@fms.k12.nm.us

Trudy Goldsmith: Kiwanis Advisor

Rociante High:   Omega Soto Faculty Advisor. osoto@fms.k12.nm.us

Erin  Goeckel         Kiwanis Advisor

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

We still have the Sign-up for Clothes for Kids to organize volunteers; please sign-up to help us for November 2nd and 3rd. 

On November 8th at 5pm we will box 2 libraries, heading to Uganda for the African Library Project.  The address is 14 Road 5860.  We are excited for the 2 libraries chosen; their applications and requests were very moving.  We hope you can help us out that evening.

We are in full gear for our annual Coats for Kids program and plan to hand out more coats that in previous years.  Our event will happen at the Civic Center on November 12th at 9am. 

Fire Station 2                             3800 English Road           Christina Robertson

Fire Station 4                             790 Hutton Road             Jen Perry

Fire Station 5                             609 E. 30th St.                     Bernadette Alarid

Fire Station 6                             3101 W. Main St                Jen Perry

Museum                                     3401 E. Main St.                Fran Mayfield

Cornerstone Home Lending       4801 N. Butler #13102    Leandra Darby

Bridge Assisted Living                1091 W. Murray               Debbie Fentiman

Hilcorp                                         382 Road 3100 (Aztec)                  <Need Volunteer> – they have requested 3 boxes for their different buildings.  I just need someone to drop off boxes, wrapping paper and poster. 

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. 

Di Searle has agreed to help Jill with Dining With the Dead!   Di will be working with the Guides and she and Jill will coordinate the Guides and Actors.

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