New programs added to Member Benefits lineup May 15, 2011 Regular News New programs added to Member Benefits lineup Insurance for medical transport while on vacation or traveling, discounts for shopping on Sears online for home or office, and a discount on trust accounting software for attorneys have been approved as new parts of the Bar’s Member Benefits Program.Board member Brian Burgoon, chair of the Member Benefits Committee, presented the three new programs at the Board of Governors meeting in Orlando.He said that the Software Technology, Inc., Tabs3 trust accounting software would be available to Bar members for $99 instead of the normal $175 price. The reduction in price would allow for a single user and five timekeeper installations.Users could also purchase an annual maintenance program, which includes unlimited telephone support, software upgrades, and user newsletters for $80 annually.MedJet will offer, Burgoon said, a 16 to 18 percent discount on annual or multi-year policies and up to a 10 percent discount on shorter term policies for Florida Bar members. The company provides medical evacuations both internationally and domestically for policyholders.The Sears Commercial Marketplace provides online shopping for both Sears and Kmart and provides both office and domestic products. Discounts for Bar members will range between 5 and 50 percent and will average on 10 percent on most goods and an additional 5 percent on sale items, he said.The board approved adding all three services to the Member Benefits program.
Members of the LA Jazz Project entertain the audience with live jazz music. Photo by Leslie Bucklin Karen Easton worked with Kokoman Fine Wine & Liquor to pick the French wines that perfectly paired with the food. Easton also donated her time to serve at the event, along with other volunteer servers Beth Bathrick, Beth Bouman, Jean Harris and Jennifer Harris. This year there were two seatings: An Afternoon in Provence and An Evening in Paris. Both featured French food and wine pairings, silent and live auctions, all in the relaxed setting of the Pig + Fig Café. For the third year in a row, the event sold out. LAPSF News: Jill Cook very graciously agreed to act as auctioneer again this year, facilitating lively auctions at both events. Volunteer Karen Easten, left, enjoys a quiet moment with the other wine servers in between courses. Photo by Leslie Bucklin LAHS instructor Becca Jones arranged for culinary students to once again help Pig +Fig to prepare the food. The students were Tiana Lopez and Haley Adams-Brown. The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is an independent organization that invests in a successful future for all Los Alamos public school students. Since its inception in 2005, the LAPS Foundation has raised more than $1 million for Los Alamos public schools. The Foundation raises money through generous contributions from individuals and organizations who share the Foundation’s core values. To learn more about the LAPS Foundation and how to get involved and/or make a donation, visit lapsfoundation.com or call 505.500.6501. LAHS student helpers pose for a photo. Photo by Leslie Bucklin Laura Crucet and her team at Pig + Fig went above and beyond to plan, prepare and serve two incredible menus, each featuring five French dishes. Members of the LAHS Jazz Project, headed by LAMS Band Director Ryan Finn, charmed the audience with live music. They were Addie Richie, Evs Alexander, Kevin Bojorquez, Alexander Waters, Beth Short and Jackson Bell. Many businesses and individuals generously contributed to the auction: Albuquerque Isotopes;Blue Window Bistro;Bob’s Bodacious BBQ;Century Bank;China Moon;Chris and Helen Ortega;Classic Air Medical;Don Taylor’s Photography;EXIT Realty Advantage;Extended Play Photography;Float Los Alamos;Hal Davis;Hilltop Spa;Jill Cook;Julie Goen;LA Canvas Events;Los Alamos Daily Post;Los Alamos Fire Department;LAHS Prostart;Lance Eaton;LAPS Athletics;Los Alamos Concert Association;New Mexico United;Origami;Papa Murphy’s;PEEC;Petree Garden Center & Florist;Pig + Fig Café;Reel Deal Theater;Renee Mitsunaga;Richard Swenson;Ruby K’s;Ruby Magdalena Vineyards;Ryan Finn Quartet;Sandia Peak Tramway;Shelley Clark;Suzy Kroesche;Thom Mason;Tom Hill;Vintage Hair Co.;Viola’s;Windgate Healing Arts; and Zia Credit Union. The LAPS Foundation would like to sincerely thank everyone who made Taste of Knowledge such a great success again this year. Pig + Fig Café Executive Chef Laura Crucet oversees the main course at the LAPSF a ‘Taste Of Knowledge’ fundraiser. Photo by Leslie Bucklin Gathered at the LAPSF ‘An Evening in Paris’ fundraiser from left, LANL Director Thom Mason, his wife Jennifer, Barbara and Andy Phelps, Matt McKinley, his wife LAPSF Board President Melanie McKinley, LAPSF oard member Stephanie Archuleta and Jennifer Payne. Photo by Leslie Bucklin Members of the community turned out Aug. 25, to generously support education at the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual fundraiser, a “Taste Of Knowledge”. The event was a great success and raised a record-breaking $50,000 for Los Alamos Public Schools. Of the total raised, almost $30,000 was given during the paddle raise and through online donations from a number of extremely generous individuals. In addition, a number of LAHS student volunteers, including several members of the Key Club, volunteered many hours to help with setting up, managing the auction, serving food and cleaning up. The student volunteers were Christina Nisoli, Shena Han, Melisa Varol, Audrey Nolen, Andrew Watson, Max Corliss, Andy Corliss and LAPS Foundation student board members Isaac Ronning and Victoria Nisoli.
The total cargo amounted to 3,364 tonnes and 6,023 cu m and is part of a project awarded to Coordinadora in summer 2010.Coordinadora undertook all the specialist transport activity at both origin and destination, as well as all coordination with subcontractors to ensure that sufficient trucking capacity was available to secure efficient delivery to the port and avoid delays during loading. The recently created Coordinadora Engineering Department provided carrier-assistance for stowage, lifting and lashing plans, and survey operations in Korea and Saudi Arabia.