Monthly Luncheons

We meet typically on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at noon for lunch at Cowgirl restaurant and to hear a guest speaker, one of us! We’ll hear about her work in the community but it is not limited to that alone. Any topic or interest can be discussed and announcements can be made. Come with ideas, stories to share and leave with new friends and perhaps new clients. If you would like to be a guest speaker, please email Jody Feagan at

BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS TO EXCHANGE. The cost for the lunch & speaker is $25. RSVP Here Now.

Luncheon Dates and Speakers for 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019Valerie Plame, former career covert CIA operations officer “outed” by the Bush Administration, international speaker, author & advocate for the elimination of nuclear weapons, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District in the upcoming 2020 election. Her talk: “My life as a Spy, my betrayal by the White House.”  (Tickets sold in advance for this luncheon. Early bird cost (purchased by July 1, 2019) for $50. Click here for ticket purchase. Limited space available. Luncheon at Inn of Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail

Wednesday, August 21, 2019Pat Wetzel creator of the award-winning travel blog Her talk: CancerRoadTrip: An innovative approach to healing

Wednesday, September 18, 2019Michele “Mish” Schneider, Director of Trading Education at, & author of Plant Your Money Tree: A Guide to Growing Your Wealth. Her talk: How a Special Education Teacher Went From Main Street to Wall Street

Wednesday, October 23, 2019Kitty Ault KAStyle  – Style Consulting for the way you Live! Her talk:  Simplifying! Steps to a better, more sustainable look and personal style

Past Speakers:

Wednesday, June 19, 2019: Connie Knudson, Feng Shui Specialist & Author of the best-selling book The Feng Shui of Personal Transformation

Wednesday, May 22, 2019:  Rev. Dr. Leona Stucky, Professional Psychiatrist, Author & AAPC Diplomat – My Journey from Writing a Memoir to Helping Create a National Day of Action

Wednesday, April 24, 2019:  Deborah Boldt, Executive Director of Reel Fathers. Her talk: Identity In Ink — Bringing Father and Family into the Classroom REEL FATHERS at Capital High

Wednesday, March 27, 2019: Katherine Palafox, owner of Katie Bird’s Kitchen & concierge at Market Street. Her talk: Staying in Bed is Not an Option: Conquering Fears & Pursuing My Dream

Wednesday, February 27, 2019: Abby Bordner is a speaker and consultant regarding the brain science of early childhood, child development, education, parenting skills and family wellness. Abby has worked for United Way of Santa Fe County developing programs for early childhood support, education, and care for the past 10 years. She’ll be talking about Why Early Childhood Education Matters to Everyone.

January 23, 2019: Dr. Susan Oupadia, Retired Anatomic and ClinicalPathologist on a Journey of Life talking about From Pathology to Peace Corps – A Journey Into and Out of Retirement

October 10, 2018 – Debra Ehrhardt, Playwright & Actor talking about From the Jamaican Page to the Hollywood Stage

September 12, 2018 – Kelly Wendorf, EQUUS talking about Horse Wisdom – 5 Million Years of Feminine Leadership for Today’s World  

August 15, 2018 – Dr. Robyn Benson, from Santa Fe Soul Center For Optimal Health talking about the “Power of Regenerative Medicine: Natural therapies to look 10 years younger, renew & restore sexual function & libido, end continence & feel more energy & vitality every day”

July 18, 2018Roxanna Shapouri, Financial Consultant Charles Schwab “7 Fundamentals You Need for Investing Success”

June 20, 2018Margo Covington, a Lymphatic Decongestive Therapist. Her talk is titled,“Self-Empowerment thru the Lens of Lymph”. She has developed her Body Cleanse Lymph Release understanding over 13 years of this work, which she will share with us.

May 23, 2018Dede Feldman, speaker, trainer, consultant & author of Another Way Forward: Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico. 

March 28, 2018 Julie Rivers, Attorney  – Everything but the Trust and Will:  All about the Importance of the Powers of Attorney

February 21, 2018Tania Vasallo, Brand & Image Strategist, “Top 3 Mistakes Even Savvy Entrepreneurs Make that Keep Them Invisible to Their Ideal Clients”.

January 24, 2018 – Heloise JonesWhat a writer’s consultant is, and why it’s valuable to have this sort of ally & professional guidance when you’re writing. The importance of writing. (It’s not just about stories. It’s empowering on many levels.)

October 25, 2107 – Yolanda Arrey & Ruth Dennis from Sierra Vista Alzheimer’s Community, “Caregiver Realism, Dementia Survival Skills and Knowing When to Get Help”

September 20 – Robbi Firestone, Artist talking about “Finding Your Purpose Through Creativity”

August 23 – Michelle Micholetti-Martinez founder and creator of Eatentions, an organic, locally sustainable company specializing in cooking classes, community-based food production, and blogging.

July 19 – Lynn Dimet, Circulatory Specialist talking about “Healthy Circulation for a More Vibrant Life”  RSVP Here Now

June 28 – Sharon Jeffers, metaphysician, clairvoyant & psychic medium. Her talk is titled: “Our Origin and Our Destiny – It’s All in the Cards”  – and she’ll be telling somestories from her new book, Beyond the Body – Stories from the Other Side: Word or Word Accounts of Communication with Those Who Have Passed OnNoon. Cowgirl

May 17 – Hillary Randolph, Owner of Wear Your GRACE. Her talk is titled Wear the Difference, BE the Difference.

Apr. 19 – noon – Janie Chodosh, aauthor talking about her writing life and new book Wild Lives: Leading Conservations on the Animals and Planet They Love.

Wed. Mar. 22 – noon – Catherine Fridey, Film Producer/Director, talking about  her latest project, Seagull, a short film she wrote, co-produced, and stars in.

Wed. Feb. 22 – noon – Speaker Kristin Kurtz, Longevity & Wellness Consultant talking about “Resetting Your Biological Clock: The Latest Science to Slow Down the Aging Process”

Wed. Jan. 25 – noon- Speaker: Jamie Douglass talking about the Santa Fe Neighbors Village

Wednesday, October 19 – noon – Speaker

Wednesday, September 21 – noon – Speaker: Dr. Laura K. Marsh, an award-winning screenwriter & writer/producer. She will be talking about her latest project, “ACROSS THE AMAZONS”

Wednesday, August 17 – noon – Speaker: Andi Sutherland, Energy Therapist

Wednesday, July 20 – noon – Speaker: Destiny Allison, Artist, Author & Business Woman – at Cowgirl, 310 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe

Wednesday, June 15 – noon – Speaker: Nancy Guthrie at Cowgirl, 310 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe

Wednesday, May 18 – noon – Speaker: Sarah Lovett,Writer

Wednesday, April 20 – noon – Speaker: Kelly Egolf. owner of Verde Food Company

Wednesday, March 16 – noon – Speaker: Adrienne Gotlieb, Life Insurance Specialist talks about “Changing the Course of Your Future and Your Family’s Future”

Wednesday, February 17 – noon – Speaker: Carin van Olst, Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor talks about “Creating a Healthy and Strong Career You Love “