News Briefs 04-27-14

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Lunch with a Leader meeting Tuesday

The League of Women Voters will have the monthly Lunch with a Leader combined with the Annual Meeting 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mesa Public Library.
The event begins at 11 a.m. to give attendants time to browse and bid on the silent auction items available. Lunch will start at 11:45 a.m.
Social Services Manager, Kim Gabaldon, will be the guest speaker. Her topics will include the progress the county has made toward consolidating social services, a review of the behavioral health issues since New Mexico outsourced them to Arizona, and how the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has changed the health care for citizens in New Mexico.
The annual meeting is at 1 p.m., which will include approval of a new board.
If you are interested in coming to the lunch/meeting, call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605 to get information about the $10 lunch from the Los Alamos Co-op. You can also email her at kaskacayman@gmail.com. All meals requests must be to her by Sunday. The entire community is welcome to attend, and it is not mandatory to order lunch.

Author to speak via Skype

Author James Vollbracht, of Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand, How to Create a Culture that Cares for Kids, will Skype his way into Los Alamos at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chamisa Elementary.
The Assets In Action, JJAB and Los Alamos Public Schools event comes after a series of community discussions and group book reads kicked off by community leaders like Heather McClenahan, Charlie Kalogeros Chattan and Ellen Ben-Naim, in early 2014.
What would author James Vollbracht say to those who feel that one person can’t make a difference?
“If we go out of our way to talk to a kid, ask them about their hopes for the future, help them make contacts, it’s a life changing experience; not always, but probably most everyone had a coach, choir director, parent, uncle, grandparent, who changed their lives,” he said.
LA MainStreet is also a sponsor.