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ea County Women's Network
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Posted by Janelle Blain

Please join us for the annual December luncheon where we mingle and exchange ornaments. If you and/or a guest attends, please bring one ornament per person to contribute to the festivities. This luncheon will be held at the Hobbs County Club from 12-1pm on Friday, December 15th. It will be a jolly good time!

 

For questions, please email info@lcwn.net

December Luncheon Janelle Blain 2017-12-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janelle Blain

Please join us for the annual December luncheon where we mingle, exchange ornaments, and get to know our fellow members. This luncheon will be held at the regular location, Hobbs County Club from 12-1pm on Friday, December 15th. It will be a jolly good time!

If you and/or a guest attends, please bring one ornament per person to contribute to the festivities.

Please RSVP by 10am on Thursday December 14th. If you need help registering, please email info@lcwn.net

We hope to see you there. Happy Holidays!

December Ornament Exchange Janelle Blain 2017-11-20 07:00:00Z 0
 

Please join us for the monthly luncheon featuring guest speaker's from Option Inc, Dinora Carrejo-Guthrie and her coworker Melissa Alvarado. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Option Inc provides shelter and counseling services for families involved in, or at risk of, domestic violence.

We will also have annual banquet tickets available to purchase and encourage all the members to attend. Seating is limited to 70 people so get your tickets before they are gone.

Lastly, we will be electing new and renewing officers.

As usual, this meeting will take place on October 20th at the Hobbs Country Club from 12-1pm. Lots will be happening so don't miss out. Please RSVP before Thursday 19th at 10am.

We look forward to seeing you there!

October Membership Luncheon 2017-10-20 06:00:00Z 0
Please join us for the monthly luncheon on Friday, September 15th from 12-1pm at the Hobbs Country Club. We will be having a mystery guest speaker and time to network. For more information or to RSVP, email info@lcwn.net
September Luncheon Janelle Blain 2017-09-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janelle Blain on Aug 10, 2017
Please join us for our monthly luncheon, where Curator Kimbery Claunch from the Western Heritage Museum will be our guest speaker. This is great opportunity to network with other women and find out what is going on at our local museum!
Lunch will take place on Friday, August 18th at the Hobbs County Club from 12-1pm
If you are not a member and would like to attend, please email info@lcwn.net and we will get you registered (pay at the door).
We hope to see you all there!
 
August Luncheon Janelle Blain 2017-08-10 06:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
   Hello Ladies,
 
    This month our guest speaker will be Leslie Pfalsgraf of the WHI Weekend Hunger Initiative. Our meeting is @ the Hobbs Country Club 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June, 16th, I look forward to seeing everyone there. I know it is summer, I know Leslie is going to fill us in on the great program that she is a part of to make sure no student is going hungry over the weekend , please come join us for good food. Registration closes @ 10:00am on Thursday PLEASE RSVP ! by then so can have a count because we have to pay for that many that RSVP. 
June Membership Luncheon Wanda Kelton 2017-06-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janelle Blain on May 16, 2017
This month our guest speaker will be Rebecca Rauch. Rebecca is a physical therapist and will be discussing how to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle this summer and all year long. Please join us at the Hobbs Country Club on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 12:00-1:00pm. If you are not a member and would like to attend, please contact info@lcwn.net and we will be sure to sign you up!
Hope to see you there!
May Membership Luncheon Janelle Blain 2017-05-16 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janelle Blain on Apr 17, 2017
Please join us for our monthly membership luncheon Friday, April 21 at the Hobbs Country Club from 12:00-1:00pm. Our guest this month is Jessica Parkey, owner of K. Bella Ray's Medical Day Spa. Jessica is donating a variety of services to our Wine Tasting's live auction and will be informing us on them along with other services her spa offers.
Please RSVP to info@lcwn.net if you are not a member and would like to attend. We look forward to seeing you all there!
April Membership Luncheon Janelle Blain 2017-04-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janelle Blain on Mar 13, 2017
The March Luncheon will be held this Friday March 17, 2017 at the Hobbs County Club from 12-1pm. Please join us and guest speakers Luanne North and Summer Cooper, as we discuss investing for the future. Everyone will want to hear what they have to say! If you are not a member but would like to attend, please email info@lcwn.net to sign up. We look forward to seeing you all there!
March Membership Luncheon Janelle Blain 2017-03-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janelle Blain on Feb 14, 2017
This month's luncheon we will be discussing the upcoming Wine Tasting Fundraiser. This event is the sole provider for the scholarships Lea County Women's Network awards. Please join us on Friday February 17th at 12pm at the Hobbs County Club for a buffet lunch and more information on the Wine Tasting. It is an event you won't want to miss out on! Guests are welcome - Please RSVP to info@lcwn.net to register. See you there!
February Membership Meeting Janelle Blain 2017-02-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janelle Blain on Jan 10, 2017
The January membership meeting will have guest speaker, Lisa Thompson. Lisa is the Chief Quality Officer at Lea Regional Medical Center. We hope to see you on Friday, January 20th at the Hobbs Country Club for lunch 12pm - 1pm.   Please RSVP to info@lcwn.net if you are not a member and would like to attend.
January Membership Meeting Janelle Blain 2017-01-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar
Rachel Wagner, a former LCWN scholarship recipient, graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor of Nursing, Magna Cum Laude.  We are so proud of her and her achievement.   Congratulations Rachel!
Congratulations to a former Scholarship Recipient Rae N. Cogar 2016-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar on Dec 09, 2016
Greetings.  The December membership meeting will be our annual ornament exchange, in lieu of a speaker.   If you wish to participate, please bring an unwrapped ornament for exchange.   This is a great event where we learn more about our members and just a fun time getting and exchanging ornaments.  Look forward to seeing you at the Hobbs Country Club on Friday, December 16 for the event.   
December Ornament Exchange Rae N. Cogar 2016-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janelle Blain
Thank you to all who joined us for Thursday evenings 2016 Annual Awards Banquet. The Awards Banquet served as an evening to thank and introduce members of Lea County Women's Network, along with recognizing two exceptional women of the community. The evening started by recognizing and thanking our former President, Rae Cogar for her years in Lea County Women's Network and wishing her well as her and husband, Jerry Shelton, enter retirement this year. We hope retirement is everything you are wishing for and more! As Rae passed the gavel to new President, Wanda Kelton, the 2016 Board of Directors was thanked and the 2017 Board of Directors was introduced. This years Awards Banquet was fortunate to have a wonderful speaker and Hobbs native, New Mexico Senator Gay Kernan. Senator Kernan spoke on communicating and making connections, and how important they are personally and professionally. Thank you for making the trip to spend your evening with us Senator! Thursday evening also awarded two outstanding women of Lea County with the Career Achievement Award to Misty Stein, and the Janet Seagrave Lifetime Achievement Award to Gretchen Koether. LCWN was honored to acknowledge the hard work and dedication to our community that these women have demonstrated. Thank you again, to all who attended and helped make this evening possible. We look forward to next year!
 
 
Pictures are available in the 2016 Awards Banquet photo album.
2016 Awards Banquet Janelle Blain 2016-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar on Nov 03, 2016
The Lea County Women's Network annual banquet is scheduled for Thursday, November 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn beginning at 6:00 p.m.   The banquet provides an opportunity to honor two women of Lea County with the Career Achievement Award and Janet Seagrave Lifetime Achievement Award.  Our guest speaker will be Senator Gay Kernan. Tickets are $25.00 per person and include the program and dinner.  A cash bar will be available.   If you have any questions or would like to reserve tickets, please contact Shannon Allen at sallen@nmjc.edu or info@lcwn.net.  I look forward to seeing you there. 
 
 
LCWN Annual Banquet Rae N. Cogar 2016-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar on Oct 11, 2016
The October meeting will feature Julie McGuinness, Certified Herbalist, as our guest speaker.  Julie will discuss "Fighting the Bear" – How stress affects us and what we can do to leave the Bear in the cave.  Julie will speak about the effects of the fight or flight syndrome on our body over the long-term when we do not deal with stress and how herbs and other remedies can be used to help us return to a place of peace and calm.  Hope to see you on Friday, October 21 at the Hobbs Country Club for lunch.   Please RSVP to info@lcwn.net if you are not a member and would like to attend.
October Membership Meeting Rae N. Cogar 2016-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar on Aug 03, 2016
Please join us at our monthly luncheon meeting on Friday, August 19 at the Hobbs Country Club.  Our speaker will be our former President and current Lea County Commissioner, Rebecca Long.  Rebecca will provide an update on issues and decisions of the past year by the Lea County Commission and her experiences as a new commissioner and the first female commissioner in decades.  
August Luncheon Meeting Rae N. Cogar 2016-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar
Please join us for our monthly luncheon meeting at the Hobbs Country Club on Friday, July 15 at noon.   Our speaker this month will be Attorney Kathy Moran.  Kathy was born and raised in Hobbs and returned to Hobbs to practice law in 2006.  She is currently a partner at Maddox, Holloman and Moran, P.C. in Hobbs.  Kathy will be providing information on legal issues important to women, including powers of attorney for medical and general use.  Non-members may RSVP to attend by submitting an email to info@lcwn.net, or contacting Rae Cogar, President at 505-818-9444.   Cost of the luncheon is $11.00.
July Luncheon Meeting Rae N. Cogar 2016-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar
Please join us at the Hobbs Country Club on Friday, June 17 for our luncheon meeting.   Our speaker will be Debi Feltman, of Heart's Desire in Lovington.  Debi will provide information on Heart's Desire and how this organization supports our community.  Please join us to learn more about his wonderful organization.   Non-members can register by sending an e-mail to info@lcwn.net, or contacting Rae Cogar, President, at 505-818-9444.   I look forward to seeing you there.
June Luncheon Meeeting Rae N. Cogar 2016-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar on May 15, 2016
Join us on Friday, May 20 at the Hobbs Country Club for our monthly luncheon meeting at noon.  Our speaker will be Neena Wagnon, Reiki Master/Teacher and New Mexico Licensed Massage Therapist. Neena will be speaking on a variety of topics: What to expect when you get a Reiki Session; How to become a Reiki Practitioner; What to expect when you get a massage; Why get a regular massage;  Why use essential oils, and How to find quality essential oils.  Neena has been practicing Reiki and Massage for over 20 years.  One of her greatest passions is teaching Reiki.  Neena teaches classes in Hobbs, NM. She also has a Mobile Reiki Teaching Service and travels to locations to introduce and teach Reiki.    If you would like to join us, please RSVP to info@lcwn.net, or contact Rae Cogar, President, at cogra470@gmail.com, or Wanda Kelton, President-Elect, at corvette77@leaco.net.  Lunch is $11.00 per person.  We look forward to seeing you at our meeting.
May Membership Meeting Rae N. Cogar 2016-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar
Our April Membership meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 15 at the Hobbs Country Club.  Come join us to learn more about volunteer opportunities within Lea County.  Our speaker is Rachael Moon, Director of the United Way of Lea County.   Hundreds of volunteers work with United Way of Lea County each year, ranging from partner agency involvement to fundraising assistance. Finding a volunteer position that is right for you is important to us, with the help of United Way of Lea County you can become involved in projects that are meaningful and fun. Dial 575-397-2203 to find out how you can become a volunteer in our community. United Way produces the “You Can Help” fundamental that is vital to the growth of Lea County.
 
Please join us.
April Membership Meeting Rae N. Cogar 2016-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Valerie Seidl

Ornament

 

LCWN Ornament Exchange luncheon will be December 19th.  Please contact LCWN or. LCWN board member and let them know you plan to attend ASAP.  Thanks...

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Posted by Valerie Seidl

join lcwn

Come Join Lea County Women's Network. Be involved with a great group of ladies. LCWN currently has 24 mentoring students and has provided 13 scholarships to women in Lea County this year. LCWN monthly luncheons have guest speakers, members & guest network with each other, make friends and truly enjoy each others company. If interested in joining, please message LCWN or print off our membership form. We would love to see new members

 

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Posted by Valerie Seidl

 

The Lea County Women’s Network held their monthly luncheon on November 21, 2014 at Pacific Rim.  Pledge of the allegiance was led by Yvonne Dorman and Prayer was led by Vicki Allen.  The Luncheon was attended by several members and four scholarship recipients.

LCWN Guest Speaker:  Courtney Puryear, Director of Energy Programs at NMJC

Courtney Puryear

 

Courtney is from Texas and follow her husband when he was transfer to Hobbs.

After working a couple of jobs, she found her current job with NMJC by networking.  She works between nuclear businesses and the JC    to ensure the college is providing the classes and degree programs the Nuclear & Oil industry are needing.  She builds relationships between the businesses and NMJC.

NMJC currently has an online nuclear degree program, which can be obtain in two years.  Students completing this program can start working in the nuclear industry and possibly start making close to 80k a year.  NMJC currently has close to 100 students enrolled in the nuclear online degree program.

 

In Network News, President Rebecca Long gave out four scholarship certificate to current LCWN scholarship recipients.

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LCWN will be having an ornament exchange at their December Luncheon.

 

The Lea County Women’s Network is dedicated to a professional, education, and personal support network for the women of Lea County.  LCWN is a non-profit 510(c)3 that provides a Student Mentor Program for high school girls in Lea County and a Scholarship Program for female students attending either NMJC or USW.  Anyone interested in donating or being a part of this organization can contact LCWN website at www.lcwn.net or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LCWNNM

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Posted by Valerie Seidl

Please note LCWN Monthly Luncheon's have been moved to Pacific Rim until further notice.  Lunch is $11.00.

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LCWN 2014 Banquet Decorations Provided by: Melody Roye DBA: Impressions - rent my vintage Valerie Seidl 0
Posted by Valerie Seidl

 

2015 officers

2015 LCWN Officers

Charlotte Smith - Electronic Communications, Joyce Hatley - Scholarship Director, Louise Hudson - Student  Mentoring Director, Vicki Allen - 3rd VP Public Relations, Carol Parish - Treasurer, Summer Cooper - Secretary, Luanne North - 1st VP Membership and Toni Gilless - President Elect & 2nd VP Programs.  Not Picture: Dr. Lynda Lakin - Website Coordinator & Rae Coar - President.

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Posted by Valerie Seidl

Lea County Women’s Network 18th Annual Banquet was hosted on November 13, 2014 at the Hobbs Country Club.  With soft guitar music being played by Tim Cummings, and decorations were provided by Melody Roye – Impressions –rent my vintage.  The banquet room was transformed for all to enjoy.

Prayer was provided by Vicki Allen and the Pledge of Allegiance by Valerie Seidl.  President Rebecca Long gave recognition to the 2014 officers and passing of the gavel to 2015 officers.

Guest Speaker, Senator Gay Kernan spoke about reaching out to network with others and gain friendships.  Be the model you want to see in women.  Encourage each other to serve, volunteering, elected positions or job opportunities.   She spoke about her mentors and working in the Senate to better all of us in her district.

Kernan

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Career Achievement Award was given to Katrina Fuller and Janet Seagrave Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Joyce Hatley.

karina fuller

joyce hatley

Rebecca Long gave closing remarks and a special thanks to our sponsors: A Custom Construction – Dwayne Penick,  Bethel Assembly of God, State Rep. Bob Wooley, District 66, China Dragon Buffet, Luanne North – Edwards Jones, M & D Clothing, Salon You – JoAnn & Cammie Penick, Rhonda Tyler, Seidl Diesel Service, URENCO USA, Zetacor Communications – Owner: Sara Talamantes.

View all our banquet pictures at: www.facebook.LCWNNM

 

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Posted by Valerie Seidl

Get your tickets to LCWN 18th Annual Banquet.  Guest Speaker: Gay Kernan.  This is the final week to get your tickets.  Contact Valerie Seidl at 631-3958.

 

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Health Boosts From a Good Laugh by Madeline Vann, MPH

The benefits of a good laugh are wide-ranging and can include protection from emotional issues like depression and improving the health of your heart. Here's what experts know about the health benefits of laughter:

  • Mental health benefits. Mental health benefits. Although you probably can’t laugh off depression, one of the many benefits of laughter and a sense of humor is that they buffer you against the negatives of life that could lead to depression. As an added bonus, research shows that people who use humor to fight stress also feel less lonely and more positive about themselves. And one recent study found that humor therapy was as effective as widely used antipsychotic drugs — minus the side effects — in managing agitation in patients with dementia.
  • Physical benefits. Although we can’t yet say that a certain number of laughs every day will keep the doctor away, studies show that people who say they laugh a lot also tend to be in good health and generally feel well. Laughter is also one of the most commonly used complementary therapies among cancer patients, who find that one of the benefits of laughter is an improved quality of life.
  • Heart health benefits. Laughter could be healthy for your heart, too. Some research shows that when you laugh, there is an increase in oxygen-rich blood flow in your body, possibly due to the release of endorphins, which create a chemical rush that counters negative feelings and stress. Activities that increase endorphins include a good workout and listening to music you love, and laughter deserves its place on the list with these other stress busters.

Building Laughter Into Your Life

Loving the benefits of laughter but don’t feel like laughing? Sometimes you have to make a conscious effort to laugh. If you’re facing tough times such as a tight budget, work stress, or an illness like cancer, it may help to learn techniques to bring the benefits of laughter into your life. You can try the old stand-by recommendations:

  • Rent a funny movie, read a funny book, or watch a funny sitcom.
  • Spend time with an amusing buddy.
  • Look on the light side: Go places that help you remember good times that have made you laugh in the past.

Or you can join the "laughter movement" to learn about the benefits of laughter while fighting stress:

Lea County Women's Network is a wonderful organization full of ladies who love to Laugh, come check us out and Laugh with us. 

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Posted by Valerie Seidl

Thank You to Robinson & Associates Real Estate.  LCWN appreciates your support, which will allow women of Lea County attend our local colleges.

Robinson & assoc

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Posted by Rebecca Long

Good afternoon ladies,

I pray you are all enjoying the rain. I know it has caused several cancellations of area events but the moisture is so very needed.

It is time again for nominations for our annual awards. The 2 awards are the Janet Seagrave Lifetime Achievement Award and the Career Achievement Award. Please see the home page of the LCWN website for an explanation and more information. We award theses at our annual banquet in November. Please give this some thought and fill out a nomination form and get this to Charlotte Smith. The deadline is October 15th.

I am so proud of the hard work our members have done this year. We have awarded more scholarships than ever and in doing so have empowered more young women to achieve their goals.

This month will be our Professional Development program so I hope you will all make a point to attend the luncheon this Friday.

I look forward to seeing you all.

Rebecca Long

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Posted by Charlotte Smith

The Email Message Center is a convenient way to communicate with LCWN members. You don't have to know email addresses, just select the member(s) from the member list.

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Lea County Women's Network members have probably read or heard about Natalie as of late, as she was recently appointed to serve as the Interim Municipal Court Judge for the City of Hobbs. 

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Lea County Women's Network issued five scholarships for the fall semester for students attending New Mexico Junior College and the University of the Southwest.
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Myofascial Therapist is September Guest Speaker Julie Hayles 0
Lea County "Get Fit Challenge" Julie Hayles 0
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Local acupuncture specialist, Leese Lee, gave an interesting presentation on the ancient Chinese Art during August's luncheon at Zia Park and Black Gold Casino. 
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Member Spotlight, Debbie McCarthy Julie Hayles 0
Body Language Speaks Volumes Ann Murdock 0
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Beckey Waldrop and her daughter, Baleigh, were the guest speakers at the July luncheon, giving an emotion presentation as they shared their horrifying experience with the Gardasil vaccine.
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She is known throughout the state as Mrs. New Mexico 2007, but to all of us in Lea County Woman's Network, we know her as President Elect and fellow member. This month's spotlight is on the lovely Cortney Whitley.
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June's monthly luncheon featured a special guest speaker, Jan Lobeck, who gave a chilling presentation speaking on how domestic violence turned her life upside down.

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It's a hectic world.  Stress, diet and the fast pace of modern life all have an impact on your health.  You may have the anxiety of a strenuous career, a demanding family, and the hope of having some real quality time to yourself.  This all leads to challenges in having a healthy balance with your food intake. 
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June Member Spotlight Julie Hayles 0
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Consultant Lynda Lakin gave an enjoyable and informative presentation on professional development at last month's luncheon. Be sure to check out Lynda's article on communication tips as well as the luncheon photo journal posted on the website.
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Welcome New Members! Julie Hayles 0
Member Spotlight, Kathy Summers Julie Hayles 0
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LCWN Participates in Healthy Woman Kickoff Julie Hayles 0
April Monthly Luncheon Focuses on Healthy Women Julie Hayles 0
Member Spotlight, Shirley Tyler Julie Hayles 0
Health Benefits of Red Wine Louise Hudson 0
Another Great Year for the Student Mentor Program Louise Hudson 0
Scrapbooking Presentation Julie Hayles 0
Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Sheryl Reid 0
Member Spotlight, Sheryl Reid Julie Hayles 0
Professional Development Survey Julie Hayles 0
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