Around Town: Desk & Derrick Club celebrates month

March 1, 2013 • Vistas

Desk & Derrick
The Desk & Derrick Club of Roswell will hold its monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, March 5. The Club meets at the Elks Lodge at 1720 N. Montana Ave. The meal will be chicken fajitas and dessert for $10. We will have Mayor Del Jurney as our guest speaker. He will give a mayoral proclamation of Desk & Derrick Awareness Month. Reservations must be received by Monday by calling 625-2222 or emailing Rita at or Marina at

Sew Easy
Linda Hall will be at Sew Easy Sewing for the Free Trunk Show and free-motion quilting demos Tuesday, March 5, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The $35 scarf class will be from 2-5 p.m. She will be at Sew Easy Sewing again on Wednesday morning from 10-11:30 a.m. and then at the Roswell Adult Center visiting the Pecos Valley Quilt Guild for the Trunk Show and free-motion quilting demos from 1:15-3 p.m. The public is welcome at both locations!

College Board
The Branch Community College Board of Eastern [auth] New Mexico University-Roswell will meet Tuesday, March 5, at 4 p.m. in the Lawrence C. Harris Occupational Technology Center, 20 W. Mathis, room 115. The board will act upon business so presented and may meet in executive session. Agendas for the meetings are available in the President’s Office located on the ENMU-R campus in the Lawrence C. Harris Occupational Technology Center, 20 West Mathis. The public is invited to attend.

If anyone is interested in being a team captain for the annual Bowl for Kids Sake event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, there will be a kick-off party for the team captains on Tuesday, March 5, from 5:30-7 p.m. at 1717 W. Second St. suite 170. This party will give the team captains a lot of information about BBBS.
 There will be snacks and drinks provided for the evening.

Alzheimer’s caregivers
There will be a free Alzheimer’s caregiver education offered in Roswell. The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter will host a free seven-week education course in Roswell specifically designed for people caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, the “Savvy Caregiver Program” will meet once per week for seven consecutive weeks at the Roswell J.O.Y. Center, 1822 N. Montana, Ave. To register, or for further information, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter at 624-1552, or email Participants may be reimbursed for the cost of having others tend to their loved one while they attend the classes.

The Pecos Valley Quilters will have their business meeting on Wednesday, March 6, at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave., starting at 10 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please call Alexis Swoboda at 623-3098.

Ask a realtor the secret to the sale and they will say “location location location.” Ask a Toastmaster the secret to success and they will tell you “communication, communication, communication” and that is what we learn how to improve at the Toastmaster meetings. We invite you to learn our secret to success. Meetings are held every Wednesday from 12:15-1:15 p.m at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church on the corner of Union Avenue and 19th Street. For more information contact Onita Barkley-King 625-2626.

Federal employees
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet Thursday, March 7, at 11:30 a.m. at Peppers Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Barbara Cosentino, our SE District Vice-President. For additional information, call Loris DeKay at 622-8492.

Tumblebead Club
The Tumblebead Club of Roswell would like to invite beaders of any skill level to come and visit our next meeting on Thursday, March 7, from 7-9 p.m. Must be over 16 years of age or older. We meet at Happy Jack’s Trading Post at 4905 W. 2nd St. on every first and third Thursday of each month. Feel free to come on any of those nights as well. If you would like to know more about the club or would like to consider becoming a member, call Patt at 622-9059.

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