Saturday, June 17, 2006

Best of Luck Zelinda!

For five years, Zelinda Welch has been the face behind the breadwest@bread.org e-mail address.

In this picture, Zelinda is at the front (right side) having dinner with Ann Sims, Lisa Nickerson, Terry Sims, Art Simon and Ruth Hoffman.

Zelinda has been a great organizer. She gave us advice on BFW-related matters, offered encouragement and helped us find the right connections. With her assistance, we were able to strengthen Bread for the World's presence in Santa Fe and Las Cruces (mostly through Peace Lutheran Church).

But Zelinda was not all business. She accompanied a few of us on hikes on the Tree Spring Trail in the Sandias and on that beautiful scenic trail at Tent Rocks. And she was an avid fútbol fan, primarily women's soccer but also the men's version. (I bet she's as excited as I am about the World Cup).

We wish her the best of luck in the next stage of her life, which will be as a student at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. "It's a change, but I think there are some good skills to be learned in that program," said Zelinda. "Additionally there is a need for the business community to be more exposed to new ideas. So that's what I'm trying to do for the next two years."

If anyone wants to keep in touch with Zelinda, her personal e-mail address is: zelindawelch@yahoo.com

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