L
ea County Women's Network
    Connecting the Women of Lea County 


Est. 1996 to Support, Scholarship, Networking and Mentoring

Stories

 
 
 
   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 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 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
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the Fourth Annual Women’s Symposium, scheduled for March 17 from 12pm to 5pm at Lea County Event Center.  The event is free.  Please register early.  Hope to see you there.  For questions, contact CommunicationsUUSA@urenco.com. To register for the event go to: https://www.regonline.com/fourthannualwomenssymposium.  
URENCO Women's Symposium date announced 2016-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar
Join us in February for our monthly membership meeting on Friday, February 19 at the Hobbs Country Club.   Our guest speaker will be Mary Lyle, Director of Education, Western Heritage Museum & Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame. She will provide information on their newest  exhibit "Wicked Plants" and volunteer opportunities at the museum.  She will also discuss upcoming events like the "Titanic" exhibit, coming this fall.  Mary not only serves in her capacity at the museum, but she is an instructor at NMJC, member/director at the Hobbs Community Playhouse, active in the Center for the Arts, has four sons and is married to Danny Lyle.  Please join us to find out more about your local museum.
February Membership Meeting Rae N. Cogar 2016-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar on Nov 13, 2015
The November Membership meeting will be held on Friday, November 20 at noon at the Hobbs Country Club.  This meeting will be to vote on the 2016 Board Members.  In addition, several of our scholarship recipients will be attending so please come and meet them.   In lieu of a speaker, this meeting will be a networking meeting for the members.   I look forward to seeing you there. 
 
Rae Cogar, President
November Membership Meeting Rae N. Cogar 2015-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar
The LCWN Banquet scheduled for Thursday, November 19 at the Hobbs Country Club has been cancelled.   If you have purchased tickets, please contact Carol Parish for your refund.
Banquet Cancelled Rae N. Cogar 2015-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar on Oct 15, 2015
Please join us for the 2015 Annual Awards Banquet, which will be held on Thursday, November 19 at the Hobbs Country Club, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The speaker for the evening will be Dr. Kelly Holladay, Dean of Business, Math & Sciences at the New Mexico Junior College.  Tickets are $25.00 per person for the event, which includes dinner and program.  Tickets may be purchased from any member, sending a request to info@lcwn.net, or by contacting Luann North, Banquet Chairperson at luanne.north@edwardjones.com.  
 
 
LCWN Annual Banquet Rae N. Cogar 2015-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar on Oct 15, 2015
Nominations are now being accepted for the LCWN Career Achievement Award and the Janet Seagrave Lifetime Achievement Award.  These awards are open to any woman in Lea County.  The nomination form is available on the home page.  
LCWN 2015 Annual Award Nominations Rae N. Cogar 2015-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar
Our September membership meeting is Friday, September 17.   Our speaker is our own past president and newly-elected Lea County Commissioner, Rebecca Long.   Rebecca will provide us with an overview of what is going on this year with the Lea County Commissioners and give us some insight into what future plans are in store.   Hope to see you all there.
September Membership meeting Rae N. Cogar 2015-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar
The time is finally here for our wine tasting fund raiser!!  This event raises money to support both our scholarship program and our mentor program.   Come and join us at the Lea County Event Center on Thursday, September 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for some great wine, brought to us by Pecos Flavors Winery of Roswell, do some early Christmas shopping at our live and silent auctions and enjoy good company and food.   See you there!!
Wine Tasting Fund Raiser Rae N. Cogar 2015-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Please join us for our membership meeting on Friday, August 21 at the Hobbs Country Club.  Our guest speaker will be Geni Cavanaugh, Executive Director of the Southwest Symphony.  She will be providing information on the upcoming symphony season, plus information on all the programs the Symphony has with the schools to enhance music education.  Please be sure to register when you receive your notice via e-mail.
 
 
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Mark your date for the June membership meeting on Friday, June 19.  Please note the new location for membership meetings for June and July - Hobbs Country Club on Carlsbad Highway.   Our speaker for the June meeting will be Whitney Moody. She is a firefighter for Hobbs Fire Dept who will share with us the experience of being a lady firefighter!  Hope to see you there.
 
June Membership Meeting Rae Cogar 2015-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar on Feb 11, 2015

Our 2015 Wine Tasting Fund Raiser is scheduled for Thursday, September 24 at the Lea Country Event Center.   Please save the date so we can have the best fund raiser ever!   More Information will be posted when available.   I look forward to seeing you all there for lots of food, fun and fund raising!!!

Save the Date!! LCWN 2015 Fund Raiser Rae N. Cogar 2015-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar on Feb 11, 2015

Fore!!!!   Our February meeting will feature  Linda Howell, who is the golf Pro at the new Rockwind Community Links. Come learn about all the new programs and features of the newly renovated public golf course.   Linda will provide information on when the new course will open (Soon....) Rockwind Community Links, formerly called Ocotillo Park Golf Course, is an 18-Hole municipal course, redesigned in 2014.  Part of the redesign project was constructing a Par-3 course and short game practice area. ​  Please join us on February 20 for a great lunch and program.

February Membership Meeting Rae N. Cogar 2015-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Hudson on Dec 17, 2014

It's the finale of all that dashing around, planning and shopping -- the Christmas dinner. 
And if you're the one heading up the December 25th mission control center (AKA your kitchen), I know you want everything to come out perfect. 
But there are some things that you definitely don't want to invite to your Christmas table. 
And, no, I'm not talking about a Tofurkey, which doesn't even belong in our vocabulary, let alone on anyone's dinner table! 

You better watch out... 

Seven things you don't want on your Christmas Table Louise Hudson 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca Long on Dec 05, 2014

Dear Members,

What a wonderful time of year. I have had the greatest time Christmas shopping for young and old in my family. I absolutely love to shop for others. Why is it that a few items always end up in the basket for me????? I know you all understand that..........

We have had another fantastic year at LCWN. I appreciate each of you and look forward to 2015 being equally busy and fun.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to each of you.

Rebecca

Merry Christmas Rebecca Long 2014-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca Long on Nov 16, 2014

Hello members,

As you know, we had our annual dinner and I passed the gavel to Rae Cogar. She is our new President starting in December. We had a great evening and Senator Gay Kernan was a wonder speaker for our event.

 

I have SO enjoyed my time as President of this wonderful organization and am so appreciative of the opportunity. I now turn my attention to being the Past President and helping in any way I can. We have more mentor girls than ever before so I encourage you all to get involved. We have new members that have stepped up to be officers and I am so very grateful to those ladies.

Enjoy this wonderful Holiday time of year and God bless each of you.

Sincerely, Rebecca Long

 

Thanksgiving Rebecca Long 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Valerie Seidl on Oct 18, 2014

The Lea County Women’s Network held their monthly luncheon on October 13th, 2014 at the HMS Training Center.  Pledge of the allegiance was led by Valerie Seidl and Prayer was led by Vicki Allen.  The Luncheon was attended by several members, seven scholarship recipients and one guests.

oct 2014 luncheon

Kelly Holladay, NMJC Dean, Business, Math & Sciences spoke on Bond C.  Ms. Holladay explain that no tax increase would happen if Bond C was passed, that this is an investment in the future of NMJC and Lea County for a new Health Wellness Learning Center.  The Health Wellness Learning Center is a partnership between NMJC, Lea County, City of Hobbs, Hobbs Municipal School District and the J.F. Maddox Foundation.

oct 2014 luncheon

LCWN Luncheon Guest Speaker: Dr. Marilyn J. Coady, D.C.

Dr. Coady is a Chiropractic Physician and Certified Advanced BioStructural Correction.  A Palmer College of Chiropractic Alumna and Distinguished Fellow of the International Chiropractors Association.

Dr. Coady grew up in Lovington, NM and has been at her current location on the Lovington Hwy thirty-three years.  She explained with her spinal cord Skelton, that our posture is so important to our entire body & health.

Most of our office chairs are not good for us to sit in and she spoke about how our vehicles are also not made to allow us to sit correctly.  She hopes the auto industry will change this.

Our spinal cord is divided into four different regions: the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral regions.  It’s the most important structure between the body and the brain.   If were having problems in one area of our spin, we can cause additional problems with one of the other areas of our spin, because we over compensate with our injury area.  To continue good health, it’s important to have your spinal cord inline at all times.

oct 2014 luncheon

In Network News, Scholarship Chair Joyce Hatley reported that LCWN gave thirteen scholarships to women of Lea County to NMJC & USW.  Seven scholarship recipients were presented with certificates.

oct 2014 luncheon

A big Shout Out was given to Robinson & Associates Real Estate for helping to support LCWN Scholarship & Mentoring Programs.

LCWN will be having their 18th Annual Banquet on November 13th 6PM at the Hobbs Country Club.  They’re still taking submissions on Career & Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Submission forms can be obtained at www.lcwn.net.  Tickets are on sale $35 a piece, which includes dinner.  Sponsors are available, contact LCWN if interested.  LCWN Guest Speaker is:  Senator Gay Kernan.

LCWN October 13th, 2014 Luncheon Valerie Seidl 2014-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca Long on Oct 12, 2014

Hello Ladies,

We have several wonderful ladies that have answered the call to be Officers for 2015 but we still need a Fundraising Chairman and a volunteer for Guest Relations.

Please make it a priority to attend the membership luncheon this Friday the 17th as we will be voting on these new Officers.

Our annual banquet will be November the 13th at the Hobbs Country Club and we will welcome these new Officers that night. The cost for the banquet will be $35 per person. I believe it will begin at 6:00 pm.

Our speaker for this Friday will be Marilyn Coady of Coady Chiropractic. I know I have several questions for her so please attend and help me welcome her to our wonderful organization.

See you then,

Rebecca Long

We Need Your Help Rebecca Long 2014-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Hudson on Sep 16, 2014

The old adage 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' may be a silly rhyme you heard as a kid, but you might be surprised to learn of apples' serious health benefits.

Your mom didn't use the term powerfood but she knew about apples. "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" was the first nutritional advice myself and many children heard from their moms. For this reason we call them "the first powerfood."

10 reasons to eat an apple a day Louise Hudson 2014-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Valerie Seidl on Aug 21, 2014

The Lea County Women’s Network held their monthly meeting on August 15th at the HMS Training Center.

 

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Posted by Lynda Lakin on Aug 18, 2014

In order to have a substantive newsletter each month, we REALLY need all of you to help contribute articles, information, tidbits, poems, etc. You'll notice that this month is very lean.  With the Back to School period upon us, perhaps that reflects that we all are very busy getting our offspring off to school?!  At any rate, come September, please help us out by sharing information that professional and business women will gain from as well as all of us in our personal female lives.  You can go into the bulletin on your own, enter your information, and Charlotte and I will take it from there!

Thanks for all that you do for Lea County women through this Sisterhood!

WE NEED YOU! Lynda Lakin 2014-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Hudson on Aug 12, 2014

The Student Mentor program is about ready to start up again....just as soon as school gets well under way.  Who do you know who is a young lady in high school in Lea County?  If she is a Junior or Senior we would love to have her participate in the LCWN  Mentor Program.  PLEASE give it some thought!  You can help a young lady learn so much about careers and opportunities that she might not be aware of if you can encourage her to join the mentoring program..  Don't  attempt to "sell" the program.  Just provide the contact information to one of us and we will see that they are invited to learn about the program and decide for themselves.

If you have any questions or any names please contact Louise Hudson  575-392-6668, Rae Cogar 575-392-9314 or Belinda Morris 575-392-7179.

Student Mentor Program Needs Your Help Louise Hudson 2014-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar on Feb 12, 2013
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Albertson's Card Helps Fund Mentor Program Rae N. Cogar 2013-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rae N. Cogar

It is hard to believe it is already February - where did January go!!!  We are planning our Mentor trip to Santa Fe in February - more girls than ever have signed up to attend. This is a wonderful experience for the mentor girls supported by our local senators and representatives.

In addition, LCWN will be having meetings in new locations for both the Board meetings and the membership meetings.  The Board meetings will now be held at the United Way offices on Shipp Avenue, and the membership meetings will be held in the meeting room of the Hobbs Public Library.  We are grateful to both these venues to be able to accommodate our needs.   

I look forward to seeing all members and new members at our next membership meeting on Friday, February 20.

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Posted by Valerie Seidl

Merry Christmas

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LCWN had a holiday ornament exchange luncheon on December 19th at Pacific Rim.  What a wonderful time all of us had, with over twenty people attending and telling a little something of themselves that LCWN members & friends may not of know about them.  Great food, wonderful friendship and we all went home with beautiful ornaments.

To see all the photos go to www.facebook.com/LCWNNM

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dec luncheon

 

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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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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.

scholarship recipents

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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Posted by Valerie Seidl

A special "Thank You" to Melody Roye DBA: Impressions - rent my vintage, who provided our decorations at LCWN 2014 Annual Banquet.  Go to www.facebook.com/LCWNNM to see all of our decorations.  They were beautiful.

 

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2014 Banquet

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

kernan

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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Back to school means back to work for the busy student mentoring committee.
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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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Massage therapist and myofascial release specialist Debbie McCarthy was the guest speaker at September's luncheon meeting.
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Body destination motivates 557 Lea County citizens to take the challenge!

 

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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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The member spotlight for September is on Debbie McCarthy, who joined Lea County Women's Network this year.
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Posted by Ann Murdock
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Here is an interesting look at body language that we thought the members would enjoy...

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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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Posted by Louise Hudson
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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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Meet LCWN's featured member for May - Ann Murdock.
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Posted by Lynda Lakin
Here are some tips Dr. Lakin shared with the LCWN luncheon attendees in May. Enjoy!
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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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Meet our May featured LCWN member, Kathleen Summers.

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Have you seen LCWN's new brochure?
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Members of LCWN were on hand at the April 30th kickoff of Lea Regional Medical Center's (LRMC) Healthy Women program.
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Healthy Woman is a new, free community resource provided by Lea Regional Medical Center.
April Monthly Luncheon Focuses on Healthy Women Julie Hayles 0
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Lea County Women's Network is proud to count NM State Representative Shirley Tyler as one of our esteemed members.
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Posted by Louise Hudson
Does red wine protect against heart disease?
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The 2008-2009 Student Mentor program has completed another great year of helping local young women.  

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Posted by Julie Hayles
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Sharon Shaw shared creative scrapbooking ideas at the March Monthly Luncheon.

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Posted by Sheryl Reid
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The 4th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction held on April 23rd was a wonderful success!
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Our member spotlight this month focuses on LCWN member and volunteer extraordinairre Sheryl Reid.
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W E   N E E D  Y O U R   I N P U T !
Please take a minute to complete the
2009 Professional Development Survey posted online.
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12th Annual LCWN Awards Banquet
Cynthia Pearce
Guest Speaker
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