FRIENDSHIP FORCE MARCH LUNCHEON
Saturday, March 10, 11:30 am, Hotel Eleganté
THE STORY OF THE RUDOLFO ANAYA MONUMENT
SPEAKER: DIANE LAYDEN, Ph.D
Dianne Layden is a writer and retired college professor in Albuquerque. She came to New Mexico in 1969 to complete her doctorate in American Studies. Her research led her to an interest in public monuments, particularly those that celebrate author Rudolfo Anaya. Anaya, of course, is the author of Bless Me, Utlima, first published in 1972. Last month saw the Albuquerque premier of this class tale, told as an opera. Dr. Layden’s topic will be the Bless Me, Ultima Landscape built in 2007 in Santa Rosa. As Santa Rosa is the setting for Anaya’s landmark work, it was fitting that this public monument is located there. Sculptures by renowned New Mexico artist Sonny Rivera are featured in the park. Ms. Layden will present an overview of the novel and show us photos of the entire monument.
There is still time to renew your Friendship Force membership for 2018. Checks and the Membership Form may be mailed to Friendship Force, PO Box 82566, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87198-2566. Family dues are $50 and Single dues are $35. (If you need a copy of the Membership Form, please email Membership Chair Cheryl Lehmburg, email@example.com to request one.)
Reservations for March’s luncheon are due no later than Wednesday, March 7, and may be made by calling Sue Bowersock, 298-4947 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLACE: Hotel Eleganté, 2020 Menaul Blvd. NE
DATE: Saturday, March 10, 2018
TIME: 11:30 am
COST: $14.00 per person (Checks, made out to FFNM, are preferred)
NOTE: The Club must pay the hotel for all reservations. If you make a reservation and do not attend, you will be billed $14.00 for each reservation.