Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Help Collect Shoes

Lindsey Williams sorts through shoes that she has collected for the Rescue Mission of El Paso.

As part of coming closer to 100 days of school, La Fe Preparatory School students are completing projects with 100 things in them - "hello" in a 100 different languages, necklaces with 100 beads and so forth. However, Lindsey Williams and her family wanted to do something that would also help people. Her father, David Williams, a podiatrist, suggested collecting 50 pairs of shoes to be given to the Rescue Mission of El Paso. As of today, Lindsey is just 15 pairs short of her goal but wants to exceed it.

Dr. Williams says that the shoes "can be any size, any style. Used is fine; but they should be in good condition. Remember, people are going to wear them."

The project is due this Friday, January 28th. "We really need everyone's help to pull this off," Lindsey's father told me. "Let's show El Paso what is possible if we all work together!"

If you are interested in donating some shoes, email bdavolley@hotmail.com or call 239-6621 and leave a message. "We will be happy to come pick them up," says Williams.

Lindsey is also involved with Girl Scout Troop 277 at La Fey Preparatory. Since it is time to order Girl Scout cookies, you can also order your cookies using the same contact information.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Board Planning Meeting Sets 2011 Goals

Rep. Susie Byrd shows off her "79930" hoodie at the annual Strategic Planning meeting.

Last Saturday Newman Park Neighborhood Board members held a strategic planning meeting. Attending were Vice-President Becky Friesenhahn, Treasurer Lee Byrd, Lynn Coyle, Lisa Degliantoni, Robert Taylor, Secretary Sally Ann Sauli and President Jim Tolbert. Their special guest was our City Council Representative, Susie Byrd. Here are the goals for 2011:

Newman Park Neighborhood Association 2011 Goals

1. Stay positive and fun.

2. Keep and build upon our events of 2010.

3. Keep our beautiful park as our focus.

4. Recruit and develop our General Membership and Board Members.

5. Maintain and enhance communication strategy.

6. Encourage neighborhood investments.

7. Engage businesses on Piedras Street to become active in our Association.

8. Help calm traffic in our area.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Patricia Chew Sworn-in as Judge of Probate Court

Chief Justice David Chew swears-in sister, Patricia Chew, as Queta "La Liz" Fierra waits with robe

Yet another scion of Wellingon Yee Chew and Patricia Howe Chew became a Judge in El Paso County this past Wednesday, January 4, 2011. Newmanista, Patricia Chew, was sworn in by her brother, Chief Justice David Chew, as presiding Judge of Probate Court 1. Winning the overwhelming endorsement of El Paso's legal community, Pat easily defeated her opponent in last spring's Democratic primary. She ran unopposed in the November general election. Sister, Linda Chew, presiding Judge of the 327th District Court, swore in the staff of Probate Court 1. Honored guests such as Queta "La Liz" Fierra and Ramona "Monchie" Torres joined a packed ceremonial court on the 12th floor of the El Paso County building to be present as Patricia Chew was sworn-in.

Judge Chew thanks family, friends and supporters

Proud sister, Judge Linda Chew, looks on

The other Judges Chew - Linda and David - also reside in the Newman Park neighborhood.