We like to have fun with our members. Come visit with us. Bring the family out. We can’t wait to see you! Our financial wellness partner, GreenPath, also offers webinars from time-to-time. Look for those here.
Shred Days for 2016
DeVargas Branch - 3,840 lb shredded
Cordova Branch - 3,320 lb shredded
Trinity Branch - 3,440 lb shredded
Espanola Branch - June 25
Cerrillos Branch - July 16
White Rock Branch - September 10
Shred Days are on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Paper only, and please limit yourself to two boxes or 50 lb of paper.
Financial Wellness Webinar Wednesdays: Find them here - they're free! Coming up in June:
Ramona Sakiestewa's Butterfly Tangram series and Original Super Heroes Series at Cordova Branch
DNCU is honored to welcome Ramona Sakiestewa to our Cordova branch. Sakiestewa is a contemporary Native American artist who lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born in Albuquerque, NM to a Hopi father and German-English-Irish mother. Sakiestewa is renowned for her tapestries, works-on-paper, and for her public art/architectural installations. Sakiestewa is a self-taught weaver using prehistoric Pueblo techniques from the American Southwest. Her early work employed hand spun and hand dyed yarns. She researched native plant dyes of the Americas along with developing and reproducing cochineal and indigo dyeing techniques. “In 2009, I began a new exploration of printmaking and constructions from the prints,” Sakiestewa says. Influenced by her textile work, the prints were made on a variety of fabrics and papers, and often times deconstructed and reconstructed. Sometimes she used pieces of fabric for the print plates. At DNCU Cordova, Sakiestewa is exhibiting two print series.
“The Tangram Butterfly Series is based in the merger of two cultures: Native American and Chinese,” she says. The tangram puzzle is thought to have originated during the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 AD) and is comprised of seven shapes that can be arranged to depict abstract compositions as well as animals, people, boats, houses and other objects. The lithographs in the Tangram Butterfly series are constructed from seven pottery patterns instead of simple tangram shapes. The butterflies are combined from the patterns to create a puzzle within a puzzle. They are printed with gold and silver inks. The Original Super Heroes Series are katsinam that are now not often seen in current settings. Katsinas are the cultural messengers for Hopi Indian culture.
2nd Annual Canstruction Fundraiser for The Food Depot (June 17-25, 2016)
Canstruction is a unique event which exhibits colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. After the structures are built by local teams, the Cansculptures are displayed at Santa Fe Place Mall as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the event, all food is donated to The Food Depot.
LANL Back-To-School Drive – (July 5 – August 9)
Please donate backpacks and school supplies to support area kids in need! Drop off at all DNCU branches (except White Rock due to branch move), July 5 through Aug. 9. The backpacks will be distributed to northern New Mexico area schools for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. More information about supply requests will be coming shortly.
Keep It Co-Op! Santa Fe Bandstand Summer Concert (July 19, 2016)
Del Norte CU and its Keep it Co-Op! partners are coming together once again on the Santa Fe Plaza to celebrate the power of cooperatives--and music! Come join us for dancing fun at 6 p.m. with JAKA's Afro Pop Funk and at 7:15pm, the Polyrhythmics' modern Afro Psycho Beat. Come say hi - we'll have a table.
White Rock Grand Opening (July 29, 2016)
Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our new DNCU White Rock branch located at 40 Rover Blvd. Ribbon cutting is scheduled for 2:15 and an ice cream social will follow. Enjoy tours of the branch, games, popcorn, and a photography exhibit by area artist Phillip Noll. The celebration continues in the evening as Del Norte Credit Union is the sponsor of Gordon’s Concert at Rover Park, featuring the music of The Peterson Brothers.
Gordon’s Concert (July 29, 2016)
In celebration of the White Rock Grand Opening, DNCU is sponsoring a special night of music at Rover Park. Bring the blankets and enjoy the sounds of The Peterson Brothers, an up-and-coming blue band that is soulful and funky. Concert starts at 7 p.m.
Special Event (July 29, 2016)
Another special DNCU event is happening this evening. Details to come…