Upcoming Programs

Program, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 –  Our speaker is Sarah Hurteau of the Nature Conservancy. She will be speaking about efforts to improve the environment here in Albuquerque. There are many efforts in improving parks and planting trees as well as working to eliminate inefficiencies to manage our City environment.

Ms. Hurteau earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology and a Masters in Environmental Science and Policy. She has focused on forest restoration on avian populations. She was also a consultant for land management and infrastructure in the Southwest. She is currently working to redefine how natural systems and urban communities interact to help Albuquerque become prosperous and environmentally sound. The increased temperature in Albuquerque compared to the open space is a focus of her work. She and her husband spend time biking, traveling, and testing techniques of water and energy conservation in their home. She is involved with the city government, making a significant contribution toward improving our city. She also has a wealth of information on what plants will thrive here in the city, so bring your questions.

Program, Tuesday, February 11th:  Dr. Dale C. Alverson, MD, FATA, FAAP, will be speaking on telemedicine.

Dr. Alverson is Professor Emeritus and Regents’ Professor at the University of New Mexico, where he is the Medical Director of the Center for Telehealth involved in the planning, implementation, research and evaluation of Telemedicine systems for New Mexico, as well as nationally and internationally. He is also the Chief Medical Information Officer at LCF Research and the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative, assisting in their efforts to address the development and meaningful use of health information exchange, adoption of electronic health records, and integration with telemedicine. He is a Past President of the American Telemedicine Association. He is involved in collaborative international programs to advance Telehealth and e-Health globally.

Program, Tuesday, March 10th:  Buzz Biernacki will be speaking on ballooning here in New Mexico.

Program, Tuesday, April 14th:  Tom Sims will be speaking on PTSD.

Program, Tuesday, May 12th:  Thomas Chavez will be speaking on his book about Spain’s crucial role in our Revolutionary War.


These programs are part of the Coronado Thunderbirds General Monthly Meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Mountain View Club on KAFB. Social time begins at 11:00 am, when you may purchase a meal for $8.95-$9.95 per Club Member (Non-Members pay $1.00 more). The business portion of the meeting starts at Noon, then the program begins afterwards.