Women Veterans of New Mexico is a Federal 501(c)3 Non-profit organization
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of New Mexico!
President: Judy M. Quintana
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WOMEN Veterans of NM
Women Veterans of New Mexico (WVNM) has many ongoing projects, such as filling the gap for homeless women veterans in transition for housing, assisting in StandDowns for homeless women veterans, performing Honor Guard at various events throughout the year, and administering to and camaraderie for women veterans.
If you are not already a member, this is a personal invitation to join us and make a difference with your talents and memberships. Your donations go to accomplish our missions of supporting and advocating for our sister veterans throughout the state. Your time is greatly appreciated in helping us to help our fellow women veterans.
Together we can make great things happen!
Judy M. Quintana
Women Veterans of New Mexico, President
Women Veterans of New Mexico is run by volunteers, and we need you! If you are looking for a place to put your ideas and energy to work, JOIN US and participate!
Check out what WVNM has been doing!
Read about veterans news and upcoming
Here is the latest newsletter, for July 2013 .
You can contact your Board at nmwomenveterans@ gmail.com
Elections were held January 18, 2014 at our Annual Membership Meeting:
President - Judy Quintana
Vice President - Community Relations - Patricia Ruiz
Vice President - Membership - Elinor Reiners
Treasurer - Myra Powers
Secretary - Ruth Nesbit
Dir/Asst Secretary - Mae Lockett
Dir/Human Resources - Alexis Derriso
Dir/Logistics - Theresa Flynn
Director - Cathy Earl
Events - Sharon Lester
Chaplain - Rae Mares
Sergeant At Arms - Joni Seymour
We welcome your input and participation!
If you are interested in helping Board members by joining a Committee, please contact Judy Quintana (505) 306-3756
IN THE NEWS...
Albuquerque Heading Home
See how the group Albuquerque Heading Home aims to help Albuquerque's returning women veterans on a KRQE News report
Aug 16, 2013.
Governor Martinez speaks at
Women Veterans Conference Sep 7, 2013
The conference included ideas on how to provide counseling for recently returned veterans. They also looked at improving benefits like college training and burial entitlements.
"Women are a vital component of today's armed forces. They have been serving alongside their male counterparts, soldiers, sailors, and airmen in combat zones such as Iraq, Afghanistan and other global hotspots,” said Governor Susana Martinez. [from KOB.com Albuquerque Channel 4]
Governor Martinez Holds News Conference Announcing Initiative Urging TV and Movie Industry to Hire and Train Veterans for New Mexico Productions Aug 1, 2013.
Sue Mendez, Gov Martinez, Alexis and Brig General Griegos at the Governor's announcement. Watch the KOB News4 coverage here.
Save the Date!!
Conference in Las Cruces in April!!
More info to come as we receive it.
2nd Tues of each Month:
Free Legal Advice for CIVIL Cases
Service provided by local Attorneys and UNM Law Students
(NO Criminal Cases)
Sign up at 8:30am, time is 9 - 11:30am, at the VA Hospital
1st & 3rd Thurs of each Month
Stress Relief and Relaxation
Community Acupuncture Clinic
for Female Veterans
Acupuncturists Without Borders is providing this free clinic at 909 Virginia St NE in Albuquerque.
For more info and phone number, please see their flyer here.
Saturdays, 11am - 1pm
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"
Are any of you interested in being around horses? Getting to know what they are all about? And getting to know a little more about yourself also.
We will be scheduling more 4-wk sessions in early Jan 2014.
Call Sharon Lester 505-238-4872 for more details and information....
2014 WOMEN VETERANS WRITING SALONS: Bring your pencils, pens, paper, laptops, stories, poems, scripts, essays. Experienced and inexperienced writers are invited. Let’s share, teach and learn with each other. Free salon hosted by Caroline A LeBlanc, MFA, MS, RN, Writer in Residence, Museum of the American Military Family, published writer and Army Nurse Corps veteran. Email Caroline with questions: email@example.com.
Morning WOMEN VETERANS WRITING SALON (ongoing) NORTH DOMINGO BACA MULTIGENERATIONAL CENTER, Classroom 6, every other Thursday, 10 to 11:30 am.
For a printable flyer, click here
Career Expo XIII
10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
McGee Park Fairgrounds Multi-Purpose Building
Job Seekers can meet and speak directly with Employers and participate in free workshops the day of the Job Fair.
For more info, contact Janice or Dawn at 505-327-6126.
Women Veterans Conference
April 12 8am - 5pm
Las Cruces Convention Center
680 East University Ave
Free for all Women Veterans! Free Plated Lunch!
FREE Walmart Giftcard to First 50 Pre-Registered*
Door prizes to be given away: 32" flat screen TV, $400 "Simply DeVine" Gift Certificate, other merchant gift certificates, gift baskets, etc!!
* MUST bring proof of military service to Checkin on day of Conference to be eligible for Walmart Giftcard (DD214 Discharge, VA Medical ID Card, DoD Military/Retiree ID Card)
For ONLINE Pre-Registration: Click HERE
Or for more info, please call 505-306-3756
Apr 19: Barn Dance Picnic Social
We'll provide the meats to grill, you bring your favorite dish to share! Come get to know your southern New Mexico women veterans. Music by Bernie Romero & Friends
Rio Grande Wagon House, 455 Farm Market Rd, Socorro
PLEASE RSVP: 505-306-3756 FREE!!!
May 9: Adaptive Hand Cycling Clinic
The Adaptive Hand Cycling Clinic will be held on May 9, 2014 from 9am-3pm at Bachechi Park in Albuquerque. This all day clinic is sponsored by the National PVA (Paralyzed Veterans Association). For more information and/or to get involved please call Michelle McKenzie at (505)265-1711, ext. 6085.
Regaining Balance Retreats
There are 3 retreats being offered free of charge by Regaining Balance in 2014.
May 14-17: Retreat for Women Veterans with PTSD
Aug 15-17: Retreat for Women Partners of Veterans
Sep 17-21: Retreat for Women Veterans with PTSD
These retreats are held in a beautiful location!
For application, please see their website: http://www.regainingbalance.org/
For more information, please see flyer here
Contact: Shannon Starkey or Mitra Bishop
May 26: Memorial Day Event
NM Veterans Memorial
09:00 - Prelude Music
10:00 - 12:00 Ceremony
1101 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque
Shuttles to/from parking areas available!
Please see flyer here for shuttle information.
Also see the NMVM Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/
July 4 Weekend: Trying to see if there is interest in a camping trip to Lake Navajo from Thurs Jul 2 (OR Fri Jul 3) thru Sun Jul 6, stay at the Lake, go into Farmington for Fri, 4th of July Celebrations and take part in the parade, return to camp the rest of weekend til Sunday, Jul 6. We have offer of a pontoon boat!! WE NEED YOUR INPUT!! IF YOU ARE ABLE TO CONFIRM, please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org , subj: "CAMPING" and let us know if you have a tent or camper, are willing to share your tent, or need to share or rent a tent. Items can be obtained at MWR Kirtland, but you will be responsible for fees. YOU NEED TO LET US KNOW BY MAR 14 DUE TO HIGH DEMAND FOR THAT WEEKEND TO RESERVE THE SPACE AND GET RENTALS FROM MWR!!
Show your colors ~ Order Your Shirt Now!!
We have Women Veterans of New Mexico T-Shirts!!
Use PayPal below, OR complete an online Tshirt Order Form,
print and mail with your check or money order!!
Logo with Blue Zia
"Women Are Veterans Too!"
White logo-"Women Are Veterans Too!"
Pocket-size "Proudly She Served" logo
Women's Sport Tek Polo Shirt
Shirts. Choose one
size smaller than women's sizes (ex: Women's Large = Men's Medium)
Ever feel like you are overwhelmed and have less than you need?
Love, INC provides help with food items, clothing, baby items, child care, transportation help, automotive repair, budget counseling, legal services, homeless shelter, affordable housing, substance abuse counseling, and job placement by knowledgeable people referring you to what you need. Their mission is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and community In the Name of Christ
Thrift Store located at 8011 Central Ave (6 blocks W of Wyoming at Central & Tennessee). They also take donations!!
Open 9:30am - 4:30pm.
For more information, see their website: www.LoveINCabq.org
Homes for Heroes
Thinking of buying or refinancing a home?
Homes for Heroes is a non-profit organization, a network of real estate professionals, mortgage brokers, and title companies who have offered to provide savings when a 'hero' purchases or refinances a home. See their flier here or their website: www.homesforheroes.com.
City of Albuquerque gives "Veterans Preference" in hiring to Veterans from the services or qualifying reservists
Check out their website: www.cabq.org click on 'employment' for an on-line application.
Women Veterans License Plate!
Order your special license plate from the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) in Santa Fe. (see http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/Vehicles/Pages/License-Plates.aspx#Military).
You can fill out the Veteran License Plate form on line (Click here to open the form), or print the blank form and hand-fill in. Mark the box for "WOMAN VETERAN" and pay the noted, one-time only fee. Then complete the steps as described on the form (attach proof of service/DD214), etc. Again, only Santa Fe's MVD has the plates at this time so they must be ordered through them.
Albuquerque SCORE offers free business counseling and seminars in learning how to start your own business or learn more about how to run the one you have www.albuquque.score.org
Women Veterans Outreach Toolkit
_______________________________ MILITARY STRESS RELIEF PROJECT
ALBUQUERQUE VETERANS ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC
Weekly community-style acupuncture treatments available to active duty, national guard, and reserve, and veterans of military service and immediate family members. Weekly acupuncture treatments have allowed many military service personnel to experience diminishing symptoms of stress resulting in better sleep, less anger, reduced anxiety and depression, and subsequently, an improved quality of life.
There is no charge for treatment at this clinic, but donations welcome.
For more info and contact numbers, see the flyer here.
Access To Recovery (ATR)™
Walsh Counseling Services
Walsh Counseling Services is the ATR Central Intake Site for Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Their mission is to connect you to quality service providers in their network.
Order your Personnel Records/Discharge Certificate
Click here for more information, instructions and links.