November 21, 2017

Archives for June 2015

Wheeler Peak Cowboy Fellowship Has Moved

cove-arts-centerWe’ll be doing our first fellowship at the new location this Wednesday night, June 10, at 6:00 pm.

Join us and check out the new digs! Thank you, thank you for supporting us! We are so blessed!

Cove Arts Building
12 Crestview Drive
Suite 6W
Angel Fire, NM

Were you spotted at the Wheeler Peak press ribbon cutting last week in Angel Fire? And did you know that they now sell office supplies in their business?

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New Mexico Chamber Executives Association

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Last week the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce proudly welcomed twenty-five Chamber Executives from all over the state of New Mexico. Many brought their spouses. These executives, who represent thousands and thousands of businesses, came to Angel Fire for a three day work conference. Lecturers included internationally known Chamber author, speaker, consultant, and founder of the Chamber Professionals Community – Frank J. Kenny, social media and digital marketing expert in the Chamber of Commerce industry – Norma Davey, Director of the Southwest/South Central Region for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – John Gonzales, President/CEO of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce – Terri Cole, Director of the Albuquerque Reads Program – Alan LaSeck and from the Angel Fire Police Department – Lieutenant J.D. Harvey.

Many of these chamber leaders had never been to Angel Fire. We wanted them to experience our beautiful valley, so I set up various activities for them. Some came in early to golf and zip-line. Others stayed over an extra night to fish. They all toured the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park, led by Mayor Pro-Tem Chuck Howe.

They all complimented Angel Fire. The views, the food, the friendly people, and the activities. Actually they all said they intend to return!

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Norma Davey and Frank J. Kenny, views from the Angel Fire Country Club

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Lensi Shakra, Bill Allen, Mike Espiritu, and Troy Tudor enjoying golf at the Angel Fire Resort Golf Course.

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Frank Kenny, Judy Sheen, and Bill Allen during a workshop.

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John Gonzales, US Chamber of Commerce

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Mayor Pro-Tem Chuck Howe leads a tour at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park

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Dinner Out on the Town

Moreno Valley Arts Council Launches Capital Acquisition Campaign

Angel Fire, NM – May 31, 2015 – Moreno Valley Arts Council, the nonprofit organization devoted to promoting the arts, has launched a capital acquisition fund raising campaign. Initial funds for the purchase of a facility to house the 35 year old organization and Arts Activities is being conducted on the crowd funding site Indiegogo.

The facility will be used for workshops for children and adults in various modalities (painting, quilting, dance, etc). Additionally there will be exhibit space for shows and competitions, highlighting specifically local artists.

“For 35 years we have produced art shows, concerts, theatre performances and more, and we’ve always had to move around. We’ve essentially lived out of a post office box. It is time for a home of our own so we can more consistently serve the communities of the Moreno Valley with rich arts and cultural events and programming.” (Katherine McDermott, Executive Director)

Donations can be made at the Indiegogo site (above) or on our own website or by mailing a check to P.O. Box 335, Angel Fire, NM 87710. Note in the memo line “Capital Campaign” as funds will be restricted for that purpose.

The Moreno Valley Arts Council is a 501(c)3 Not for Profit Organization. Our Mission Statement is “to foster rural economic development by promoting the arts and humanities in order to enrich the lives of our residents and visitors.

In support of the efforts of the Moreno Valley Arts Council to acquire a home of their own; Any person or business that donates at least $500 will receive a 50% discount on a purchase of original art valued up to $1,200 when presenting their email receipt for the donation made on Indiegogo.

Chamber News June 2015

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Angel Fire may be small and quaint, but we are big and mighty behind the scenes. Our efforts, events, and activities would not happen without the many various committees of volunteers who work tirelessly. Today I’d like to spotlight the Village of Angel Fire, Angel Fire Proud Committee. This committee works to inspire members of the community to clean-up and take pride in their properties. Chair of this committee, Lysa Hopson said, “We are a group of residents who are searching for ways to make Angel Fire more beautiful and inviting.” Not only do they now sponsor our annual spring and fall clean-ups, they are the committee responsible for raising money to bring the new Christmas lighting on Hwy 434 and North Angel Fire Road and they were the inspiration behind lighting of the big Christmas tree last year. This summer they are once again sponsoring the Angel Fire Blooms contest. It will kick-off at the AAFPO Taste of Angel Fire event on June 6, 2015. There will be three categories: Business, Civic/Non Profit Organizations, and Residential. Within these three categories are two levels: Potted Containers and Gardens. Judging and awards for this free contest will take place in early August with a desert reception. Angel Fire Proud is taking on the responsibility of the village buildings and the recycle center. Their concept will be to bring in more native drought sustaining plants, to work with the environment and help preserve our bird population and air quality. And they are teaming up with the Garden Club of Angel Fire to help maintain the village median. They welcome assistance from local businesses. Taking pride in your own area is a year round commitment. So please take a minute to survey your property, whether business or residential and become a part of the efforts to clean-up Angel Fire. Make changes that will make your property inviting and as beautiful as the surrounding natural beauty of the Moreno Valley. If you see trash, pick it up. It does take a village (pun intended) to keep our little piece of heaven beautiful.

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Other News

The Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the New Mexico Chamber Executives Association here in Angel Fire this week. Approximately twenty-five Chamber Executives from all over New Mexico, many of whom have never been to Angel Fire, will be spending several days with us. Most of their time will be spent in workshops and conference, but we will also showcase Angel Fire with side trips to our places of interest. Our goal is to give them the desire to come back!

Also the Chamber’s Annual Membership Meeting/Dinner is set to take place on Monday June 15, 2015 at H2 Uptown. If you are a Chamber member and haven’t yet purchased your tickets, you may do so at the Chamber office or call 575-377-6353 with your credit card information. (We had only 18 tickets left as of Monday, so make your reservations soon) This dinner is sponsored by Alpine Lumber, our gold level sponsor and silver sponsors, The Lanon Team – ReMax Mountain Realty Angel Fire, Mike Woolley – ReMax Mountain Realty Angel Fire, 24/7 Automotive Performance, and Goodnight Electronics, LLC.

And we are pleased to let you know that the Village Sustainability Committee has changed the date for the Spare Part Art Auction from June 13, 2015 to September 5, 2015. It will still be held in the shopping center area behind Mountain Sports from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The date change will allow time, for everyone who is reading this article, to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece to enter into the auction. What are the rules? There is only one. It is that your artwork must be made of used or re-cycled material. Large or small, enter it all! You don’t have to be an artist by trade to enter. All proceeds will be divided between the Village Sustainability Committee, the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, and the Moreno Valley Arts Council’s “Art Center” fund raising campaign.

To keep up with dates and times of all events the entire summer visit www.angelfirechamber.org, www.angelfireresort.com, and www.angelfirefun.com. We all keep running calendars of events. Between the three websites, hopefully we’ll cover everything that is happening. And please forgive me if I’ve missed anything. If you want your events added to our calendars, email manager@angelfirechamber.org. Send flyers in jpg format.