C & M CIRCUS - April 9 @ Rodeo Grounds; APPROVED: sharing event costs, work & income with Jubilee Committee (Kathy Anglin, Town Hall, et al);
SPRING FLING CLEAN UP DAY: May 9, scheduled before RFD comes to town; community wide yard sale @ MAC/campgrounds & to involve as many cpmmunity groups as possible; spring bingo on another day. Scott Remmich & Pam Pettingill in charge of Fling clean up day.
SUNFLOWER: Chamber collaborating with MMAC and Lodger's Board to put on Sunflower Festival, August 22
: May 12: "Best of America by Horseback" cross country Canada to Mexico trail ride will stop in Mountainair @ Rodeo Grounds w/ 30 riders, horses, trailers, support personnel, film crews, musicians for concert etc. According to Mayor Gilley, the will put on event such as parade, concert or . Their last cross country trial ride (1995) got national exposure, made CNN & network news.
On the dot gov front, Dennis Fulfer uploaded Town Council 2008 meeting agendas and minutes. I'll be getting Chamber minutes from Kevin to archive on the Chamber website and intend to keep posting/send meeting summaries. Claunch-Pinto SWCD also archives minutes on its website. That's a pile of transparency in local gov't and NGOs - surely an example to the rest.
But there is more to life for MtairHeads than Chamber & other meetings...
Announcements: school board elections Feb 3, some links about the role of school boards and members and an invitation to candidate to submit position statements and qualifications. In the process of looking for job descriptions, I discovered the e-Democracy site. We could open a Mountainair forum there. If not, it's still an excellent model for internet based participatory democracy - electronic equivalent of the old fashioned New England town meeting - and resource.
Mountainair Clayworks opening week of workshops made a stellar entrance onto the local arts scene, joining its "sister" cooperative, Art Etc (oil painting) as a community arts resource. Too bad AE is not up to Clayworks standard for keeping us in the loop. I keep hoping though. Tonight was the new cooperative's impromptu Open House / "studio warming." With luck I'll have a report to share... perhaps pictures. For pottery workshop, I refer readers again Jude's entry on her Straw Mountain blog.
All the best to cooperative members Pamela Armas, Kathy Baur, Kathleen Davies, Joan Embree, Mari Cicola and Tomas Wolff in their endeavor