November 20, 2017

Ribbon Cutting

Business After Hours / Open House

Join the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce to help us celebrate their new office location!

When: August 31, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center of Angel Fire

3453 Mountain View Boulevard
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Military WinterFest Business Participation

Dear Angel Fire Business Leaders:

The National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center is hosting its 3rd festival for veterans, organized by veterans — Military Winterfest! Held here February 9 – 13, this festival is the first of its kind in New Mexico that raises awareness & directly
supports veterans who suffer from PTS, the “invisible wounds of war.”

Military Winterfest, a snow-filled celebration for veterans, military serving now & their families, features:

Skiing, snowboarding, tubing & snowshoeing! Former U.S. Army Golden night & double amputee, Dana Bowman’s American Flag Jump-in! Inter-service races! KidFest! Celebratory Dinner. Lessons for vets, taught by vets! Adaptive Program for vets with disabilities! Twilight Colors Retirement Parade. Military Family Expo.

To enhance the experience that this festival will have in Angel Fire, residents, area businesses & local veterans, have joined hands to salute our veterans, active duty military & their families. And, we’re boosting awareness on our website: MilitaryWinterfest.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/militarywinterfest and on Twitter @AFWinterfest.

We invite you to participate in Military Winterfest’s success story! There are a number of sponsorship opportunities for the right benefactors that will offer a return on your sponsor investment via advertising, signage, customer interaction, social media, sponsorship access to activities, exclusivity, goodwill & venues for media attention. Contact our Sponsorship Chair Michael Turri (505) 350-3295 or mvturri@gmail.com for the complete Sponsor Opportunities Package. He’ll work with you to tailor a package to best satisfy your organization’s needs.

Or, please contact Carla Sides carlasides@gmail.com to lend a hand in these 3 easy ways:

1. GIFT BAG CONTRIBUTOR: As a part of their registration package, attendees receive a VIP Gift Bag. This is an opportunity to promote your business/organization & give a friendly welcome to our military guests! Suggested items include: lip balm, mini-sunscreens, t-shirts, magnets, stickers, packaged snack items, restaurant coupons, note pads, Angel Fire mementos, key fobs, water bottles, bottle openers & more.

Contribution – Any amount is helpful but we’re anticipating more than 600 vets & their families.Sufficient quantifies of your item OR $100 cash value minimum.

Benefits Acknowledging Your Support

A specially designed Military Winterfest sticker for your window or signage for your storefront saying you are “A Proud Supporter of Military Winterfest 2017!” Your gift in each attendee’s VIP Gift Bag. Your business listed on our website. You’ll be included in the “thank you” news release upon the festival’s conclusion.

2. LOCAL ENTRY-LEVEL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: With your donation, you can help our community ensure the festival projects a positive image of our community to all our veteran visitors as well as enhances economic impact to our community & businesses.
Contribution – $50

Benefits Acknowledging Your Support

A specially designed Military Winterfest sticker for your window or signage for your storefront saying you are “A Proud Supporter of Military Winterfest 2017!” Your business will be included in a listing of all supporters in their VIP Gift Bags. Your business will be listed WITH YOUR LOGO on festival website with details of your offering. (Consider offering something “special” to festival visitors, such as: 2 for 1 lodging, 25% off rental equipment or selected merchandise, discounts on menu items, offer a complimentary add-on to their purchase; or offer a BOGO.)

3. LOCAL BUSINESS DISCOUNT LISTING: Still want to reach out to our special visitors but don’t have the budget this year? Your goodwill will be appreciated by offering participants a special discount.

Benefits Acknowledging Your Support:

Your business will be listed on festival website with details of your offering. (Offer something “special” to those festival visitors frequenting your establishment. Ideas include: 10% or greater military discount; pay their sales tax for them; offer a complimentary add-on to their purchase; or offer a BOGO.)

All direct donations or value of discounted goods or services are tax deductible and the Center will provide documentation of donations to all participating businesses or individuals.

On behalf of the Military Winterfest Committee, thank you for your generosity in supporting our active duty and veteran military families. We’re sure our businesses and community will also benefit from their visits.

Veteran Retreats Raffle Tickets

raffle-01The National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center of Angel Fire is selling raffle tickets to help fund Veteran Retreats. They will be set up at the Art + Farmers Market here in Angel Fire, every Sunday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm until the drawing on September 3, 2016.

This awesome 82″ x 62″ Quilt has been donated. Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. Please stop by the Art + Farmers Market to purchase your chance to win!

The Quilt Squad blocks were made by Paula Burns, GeorgAnne Fore, Carolyn Smith, Jody Gray, Donna Dace, Lynn Hatfield, Mary Layton, Mary Belle, Beckie Hanttula, Vivien Pick, and Kathie Westlund.

Quilted by Kathie Westlund.

Also donated and being raffled is this original Watercolor/Pastel Painting by Angel Fire renowned artist Carol Rupp.

24″ x 36″. Eagle in Flight. Eagle Soaring over Moreno Valley at Sunrise. Retail value: $900.00. Specifically painted and donated by Carol Rupp to raise funds for the National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center. Original may be seen during the week at the Angel Fire Visitors Center.

Raffle tickets are 1 for $5.00 or 5 for $20.00. Sold also at the Angel Fire Visitor Center, Lowe’s Market, Angel Fire Rotary and Carla Sides 575-377-2480.

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Proposals Needed

The National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center is seeking proposals to provide meeting facilities, lodging and catering for four 7-day retreats in May and June 2016.

Responders may be a single business or a team, but must address all three of the above requirements.

The RFP can be obtained from Cindy Sprott at cjsprott42@gmail.com.

Responses are due NLT February 1, 2016.

Thank you!

National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center Retreat

national-veterans-01National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center is providing week long retreats for Veterans, Active Duty Military, Reservists, and their significant others who have been diagnosed with PTS (post traumatic stress). The retreats offer traditional and non-traditional healing methods. Included throughout the week are Native American healing ceremonies, equine reintegration training, massage, yoga, aroma therapy, acupuncture, art therapy, reiki, along with couples and group counseling sessions. The natural setting of Angel Fire in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains is the perfect location to bring couples to a place where nature can assist with the healing process. The number of retreat participant couples are kept small thus making each and every experience and tool which you are provided much more intimate. The retreats are only made possible through the generosity of donors and grant funding.

Important Notice: We are currently accepting applications based on 2014/15 funding availability.

For more information please visit veteranswellnessandhealing.org.

Here are some photos from a recent retreat held in Angel Fire by The National Wellness & Healing Center.

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You Are Invited To Our America With Lisa Ling

The Oprah Winfrey Network premier of Our America with Lisa Ling featuring National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center.

At our first National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center retreat this year (April, 2011) we were fortunate to have Part2 Pictures, a documentary film company attend the retreat and film one of our participant couples in their journey through the retreat. This was hosted by Lisa Ling of the Our America television series on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

We have been informed that the program will air on November 6, 2011 and we want to invite you to Angel Fire to watch the premier of this outstanding documentary of our work with PSTD veteran and active duty couples. Participants, staff, volunteers and the community are al welcome to join us.

The event will be held at The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm. For this event we have been able to secure lodging at The Lodge for $89 from November 4-6, 2011, single or double occupancy hotel room.

We will have hors d’ouvres and beverages to enjoy the documentary. Dinner and bar drinks will be available from The Legends Grill menu.

Make your reservations today and come enjoy the evening with us in Angel Fire as we celebrate another milestone in the growth of the National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center in Angel Fire.

The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort

For this momentous occasion, The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort is offering hotel rooms for $89, single or double occupancy. Call for reservations at 800-633-7463 and ask for the “Premier Party Lodging” rate.

Chuck Howe & The Board of Directors
National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center
Angel Fire, New Mexico