Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast 9-28-12

  Friday Blast
              September 28,  2012
    Your Chamber,
Working for you…
First Teacher will be honored today.
The Edgewood Chamber of Commerce and the Moriarty Chamber of Commerce are partnering
to  conduct a program designed to
 honor and reward successful teachers
in our  area schools.
Each month one teacher will be selected to receive the award based on feedback from our community’s parents, students, staff, and the community.
This month a teacher from Edgewood Elementary has been selected.
 Beginning in October, all area schools will be eligible.
Sponsor for September is
Robin Prudencio of
Farm Bureau Financial Services

at 1912 Old Hwy 66
Ongoing Sponsor is
The Independent Newspaper
Watch this space next week to see who our first winner is…can’t tell yet, we want to surprise her.
The Committee that is making this possible this month is:
Lisa Vigil, Branch Manager SLFCU Edgewood, Chair
Robin Prudencio, Martha Eden, Nicole Dray.
Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas
and follow-through.
Christmas in Edgewood:
Hunt n Glow
Shopping, Scavenger Hunt, Parade,
and Hot Air Balloon Glow
December 15
We will begin visiting businesses to explain the program early next week.  Watch for Robin Markely and Madeline or call 850-2523 for more information.
Committee: JK Perkins, Sundee Perkins,
Linda Thomas, Robin Markley, Leota Harriman.  Thank you for the fantasitic ideas and the wonderful follow-through that will make this first ever Edgewood celebration a huge success!

Edgewood Chamber’s
21st Anniversary
Banquet, Dance, and Auction
has been scheduled for
Saturday January 19, 2013
Stay tuned for details, coming soon!
Bethany Elles (Buttercup) SASS Chair;
Robin Markley, Decorating; Chris Hopper Set up and tear down; Stuart Seagers, Kathy Haynes and Martha Dotster, Auction;
Saul Araque, Awards; Linda Thomas and Howard Calkins, Ticket Sales; Madeline, Buttercup and Chris  Food and Drink catering;
Leota Harriman,Advertising/Printing.
And a cast of thousands who will help to make this 21st Anniversary event a big night of celebration for us all!
 Leadership Edgewood 2013
We are presently accepting applications for Leadership Edgewood 2013. Stop by the office to talk about it if you’re interested. Only 20 persons will be registered in the class, The 2013 session will begin in January
Chair: Brenda Murray;
Martha Eden, Lori Harris, Leota Harriman, Stuart Seagers, and Nicole Dray.
And another wonderful and informative year is getting planned right now.



    Area Happenings
This Friday Blast Section is reserved for your events or happenings in the area!  If you have an upcoming event or a special happening that you would like to see in the Blast, please email it to the office by Wednesday. Approved information will be reviewed and inserted in the Blast on the following Friday.

Help clean up our town Saturday
from 9am to Noon
Meet at the Municipal Offices
It’s fundraising time for the Edgewood Mobile Food Pantry.
Please consider…
you can give a family
50 lbs of food for only $5.00
Call Robin Prudencio

Renee Willes 506-4900
September is Food Action Month
Bethel Community Storehouse
non-perishable foods needed
Open Monday-Saturday for drop-off
Call 832-6642 for more information

Valley View Christian Church
Annual Fall Carnival
Friday September 28th
5pm to 9pm
Free event for the community!
Games, prizes, giant slide, bounce house, bungee basketball, dunk tank, face painting, photo booth, music, kid’s characters, food Cake Walk and more.
State Road 344 and Christian Way
across from sports field at Edgewood Elementary.  Enjoy a wholesome family time!
Deadline is today!
A Torrance County Autumn
a Special Publication by The Independent
Celebrating the pleasures of the harvest season in Torrance County, featuring the Pinto Bean Fiesta and Punkin Chunkin
Coming October 2012
Deadline for ads is Sept 28 5pm
call 286-1212 or
email independent@lobo.net for details.
2nd Annual Craft Fair
September 29 9am-4pm
Locally made gifts for Christmas Holidays
Bee Hive Homes
102 Quail Trail, Edgewood
Hosted by The NM Big Horn Gun Club at their range:
4.4 miles East on route 66 from 344 to Lexico, turn right on Lexico, go 2.4 miles to Martinez Road.  Turn Right on Martinez, go 2.4 miles to County Park Road.
Turn left on County Park Road go up the hill, through the gate for 1 mile and you are at the
New Mexico Big Horn gun range.
Saturday September 29.
Registration starts at 8am
No Qualifying necessary. Target drawings at 10:30am, noon & 1:30pm
Cost: $5.00 per round of shooting
Each round includes 5 shots
Guns, ammo and targets provided.
Raffle Drawing at 2pm
Bring the Whole Family to shoot and win Gift Cards or Turkeys. Shooting age
is 12years and up
To raise money for:
Bro & Tracy Animal Welfare,
Wildlife West Nature Park
and Watermelon Mountain Ranch
Contact information:
Tony Cook 505-898-6884 or
Tom Luker 505-281-6075
Get a main website AND a Mobile website for only $2500.  This is a 70% savings over regular pricing.  Limited Time Offer
We are offering a tremendous savings onthe first 9 businesses who need an APP created.  These are fully functional, professional apps that will be created for you at a greatly discounted rate ($1,000 per app) in exchange for letting us use them as examples in the big local app push next month.  We are only offering this to the first 9 customers.  After that the prices go back up. (Average app build is between $5 and $10,000.  Game apps are $10,000+)
This offer is good until Friday October 5, 2012 or the 9 spots are filled.
Call 505-933-3600
About Us 
Hours of Operation:
9:00am – 3:30pm

95 State Road 344 Ste 3
(Library/Chamber Bldg)
Edgewood, New Mexico
Phone Numbers:

info@ edgewoodchambernm.com
Join us on Facebook
Just search:
Edgewood Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director:
Madeline Heitzman
Board of Directors
     Chris Hopper                   2013
Vice President:
      Misty Miller                     2013
      Patrick Thompson         2013
       Robin Markley                2013
Board Members at Large:
Ray Seagers                          2013
Saul Araque                           2013
Howard Calkins                    2012
Gary Birkman                        2012
Martha Eden                          2012

Membership:  Howard Calkins
Marketing:              Misty Miller
Political Affairs & By Laws:
Ray Seagers
Events:                 Committees
Education:                  Lisa Vigil
Programs:      Brenda Murray
Luncheons:     Linda Thomas
Edgewood Chamber

Board Meeting
Monday October 8,
Chamber Offices
Wednesday October 10
Nicole Dray, Principal
Edgewood Elementary


Thursday October 18
Joint mixer with
East Mountain Chamber
TRYed by Fire Karaoke
from 5:30 to 7:30pm
George Court next to

Triple Crown Corporate Partners for 2012:
Rich Ford



Town of Edgewood

 meets First and Third Wednesdays of the month
at 6:30pm
Edgewood Community Center
 Planning & Zoningmeets First and ThirdMondays of the month at6:00pmEdgewood Community Center.

Other Chambers:
East Mountain Chamber meets
the first Thursday of the month at
11:30am.  Call 281-1999 or
Moriarty Chamber meets
at noon the third Tuesday of the month at the Moriarty Civic Center.  Call 832-4087
Mountainair Chamber meets the first Tuesday of the month at 11:30am at the Shaffer Hotel. 847-2975 or
Jack Nicklaus said that 80% of a successful golf shot begins with a proper grip and how you stand over the ball.  In other words, success is almost a foregone conclusion before you exert one muscle.
It’s the same with listening: 80% of our success in learning from other people is based upon how well we listen.  Success or failure is determined before we do anything.
The thing about listening that escapes most people is that they think of it as a passive activity.  You don’t have to do anything.  You sit there like a lump and hear someone out. Or you don’t really listen, you are too busy preparing your response.
Not true!  Good listeners regard what they do as a highly active process- with every muscle engaged, especially the brain.
Basically there are three things that all good listeners do:
They think before they speak; they listen with respect; and they’re always gauging their response by asking themselves, “Is it worth it?”
They don’t require anything special…we just need to do all three.
 If you are a chamber member, you can leave your business cards, rack cards and flyers at the Visitors center inside the South door to the Library. Be sure to get your information over here. It’s part of your benefit as an Edgewood Chamber member!
Stop by the office to see Madeline if you have any questions , or call my cell 850-2523.
2012 Edgewood Chamber of Commerce – All rights reserved
PO Box 457 Edgewood NM 8701

Uncle “O” Needs Your Help — Like More Of Your Money

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We posted this in the past, but it is worth seeing again

Thanks to Susan Hill for the reminder:


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You Future Will Depend On The Outcome Of This Process

The following is submitted by Jerry Powers, a local land-use activist.  Please attend as requested.

The biggest change in Santa Fe County law in the last 30 years is underway.

The County has finally released the draft of the draft of the new zoning/ land use code “SLDC”.

The code was just released within the last two weeks, yet the headline on the independent this week is “County Ready to Pass Code”.

This code will affect literally every area of our lives for the next 20-30 years. It will determine and set new zoning which determines how and IF you can use your land for the purposes you intend, will affect the cost of housing (the most recent article in the Independent, County officials are admitting that it will raise the cost of development and therefore housing). This new code is a totally new concept and change from existing land-use laws.

Given this, the Southern Santa Fe County Landowners Association will commence weekly meetings at Stanley for the next month or so to determine the unintended consequences and potential negative impacts of this code on our area and to be able to have some influence over the outcome. Given the short timeframe, it will take all of us to do an adequate analysis of the Code.

The first meeting is scheduled for this coming Tuesday (tomorrow) as follows:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 6:00 PM

Stanley Community Center

13 W. Kinsell Ave.

Stanley, New Mexico.

Please attend! We need your input!!

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