Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bon Voyage to Marge Williams; Albuquerque's Loss is Florida's Gain

Marge Williams, one of our most active and loyal Bread for the World members in Albuquerque, is leaving our community to live near her brother in Florida.  

Marge has been a leader in the local anti-hunger and anti-poverty movement (and connected this passion to her advocacy for environmental protection, simple living and sustainability).  

Year after year, she organized Offerings of Letters at Trinity United Methodist Church and also served as a great link to the local United Methodist community not only in Albuquerque but other parts of the state.

Marge was one of a handful of local activists who met up with Rep. Martin Heinrich at a Congress on Your Corner session to talk to him about cosponsoring foreign-aid reform legislation.  No doubt this personal contact was one of the factors that led Rep. Heinrich to cosponsor this bill.

We will miss her greatly, but our loss is Florida's gain.  She has promised to remain active in Bread issues in her new home.

Please join us in saying Thanks and Bon Voyage to Marge at 

A Reception of Gratitude and Blessing
Sunday, February 7, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice
202 Harvard SE

Bring a cutout, drawing or picture of a bird (to celebrate Marge's passion for birdwatching).  Write on it your message of gratitude and blessing.  These messages will be hung on the branches of a tree as a gift to her.  Desserts and beverages will be provided

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