August 2016 Roundtable Schedule

July 16, 2016

Education never ends–come join our discussions. Our goal is to learn more about all aspects of issues, and more about each other. The Roundtable Discussion Group meets on Sundays. For the first two weeks in August we are on a summer schedule and meet at 9:00 AM in the sanctuary. For the last two weeks in August we meet in the UUCLC Library at 10:30 AM. We are located at 2000 S. Solano Dr. Send suggestions, comments and questions to
August 7: Frank Geisel, “What is Dowsing?”  Frank will provide a basic explanation of what Dowsing (water witching/divining/questing/doodlebugging/etc.) is, and is not. He does this routine at the Farm and Ranch Museum on a regular basis and folks respond very favorably. Come and join the fun. Frank is a 37 year Army veteran having served in Korea and Vietnam. Final assignment was as Director of Facility Engineering at White Sands.
August 14: Merrie Lee Soules, Former General Motors Executive, “Inside knowledge on El Paso Electric Rate Increase Request”   Merrie Lee took it upon herself (as a concerned citizen) to understand what El Paso Electric rate request was all about and how it would affect their customers. She will provide us with insights on how the game is played. Merrie Lee Soules is the Democrat candidate for the 2nd Congressional seat of New Mexico.
August 21:  Bill Childress, District Manager, BLM Las Cruces District Office. “Wilderness Study Areas” Bill will discuss the process they must go through to designate a Wilderness area and the difference between that management approach, Monument status and regular Multiple use management.
August 28:  Christopher Brown, Ph.D. Department Head, NMSU Department of Geography and currently Faculty Senate Chair. “Voice for NMSU faculty in dealings with NMSU Regents, Provost Howard, and Chancellor Carruthers.” Dr. Brown will discuss his role in dealing with the University Administration and his strong belief in the principle of shared governance. By working with our regional members of the NM House and Senate he wants a voting faculty member on the Board of Regents. Dr. Brown is a member of UUCLC.

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