There are many benefits for joining Albuquerque Press Women.  You are able to meet regularly with a great group of writers working in a wide variety of fields in the city.

  • Great connections and exchange of ideas at the Albuquerque Press Women monthly luncheons
  • Learn of job and freelance opportunities
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  • Discounted price for monthly luncheons ($15 instead of $21)
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New Mexico’s Struggle toward Statehood Topic of Luncheon

Dr. Richard Melzer

Richard Melzer

As New Mexico celebrates its centennial anniversary of statehood, it is well to remember that statehood did not come easily for our nation’s 47th state.  Albuquerque Press Women will host a lively talk by historian Richard Melzer on Thursday, June 14 at 11:45 a.m. at the MCM Elegante, 2020 Menaul NE.  The luncheon meting will be co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico.

Melzer will describe the 62-year struggle, focusing on 5 main obstacles to achieving this coveted goal. He uses political cartoons from the early 20th century to illustrate New Mexico’s political problems and eventual success in 1912.

Melzer is originally from Teddy Roosevelt’s hometown of Oyster Bay, New York. He has lived in New Mexico since 1973.  Melzer has taught history at the University of New Mexico’s Valencia Campus since 1979. He is the author, co-author, or editor of 15 books as well as over a hundred articles and chapters about New Mexico history.

The lunch will be $15.  Reservations can be made by calling 720-7821 or emailing  NOTE: Persons who have luncheon reservations and who do not attend will be billed unless we are notified by 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.


Teens Tackle UN Tasks

Albuquerque Press Women will hear about the model UN program at La Cueva High School on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 11:45 a.m. at the MCM Elegante Hotel, 2020 Menaul NE.  Greg Shaw, sponsor of the Model UN program teaches Contemporary Issues in the Gifted Program at La Cueva.  He has a Ph.D. in Applied Physiology with a background in research. Shaw and members of the Model UN Team will speak about their program.

The Model UN is a student-centered program that makes use of United Nations simulations.  Students role-play ambassadors and delegates to debate, negotiate, and write resolutions on diverse topics such as: the establishment of a definition for private military contractors, the construction of a constitution for post-revolutionary Libya, or, addressing current global problems such as human trafficking, or even, the promotion of maternal health and/or literacy.

The cost of the lunch is $15 for members and $21 for non-members.  Anyone is welcome, but reservations must be made in advance by emailing