Monthly Board Meeting: 

Usually held the third Thursday of each month.

March 2021 meeting set for the 18th at 9:30 am via ZOOM


March 21: 3:15 - 3:30 pm (following the lecture)

Annual Meeting Agenda: Patrick Moore (DCA) and Matthew Barbour, Manager, will speak. The achievements of the past year, our financial position, and our goals for 2021 will be discussed.  The results of the voting will be announced.


Voting for the candidates for the Friends Board will be done electronically prior to March 21.   The electronic ballot is easy to use and has a section to write-in a candidate. If you do not want to use the electronic voting, a paper ballot is included with this eBlast and can be mailed. Electronic Voting will close at noon on Saturday, March 20. Mail-in ballot, if used, must be received by Saturday, March 20.


A Bio of each of the three candidates (Larry Willson, Dorothy Noe and Janice Kunz) is available below.

Current members may use the electronic ballot that was sent via email. Click on the link and proceed with voting “Yes” or “No” for each candidate. After voting, sign by typing your name, date and click on “Submit”.  This process is a secure process. No identifying information other than your name will be on the ballot.


To vote, you must be a current member of the Friends of Coronado.  If you did not receive an e-Blast with the electronic ballot, contact us and request an electronic ballot:  FCHS-EMAIL

Larry Willson: 

Retired after over 20 years in Information Technology with 14 years in IT Security Engineering, plus service support management on various platforms.  After attending Washington State University Larry worked as financial director for a non-profit organization for 6 years prior to moving into IT.  Larry and his wife moved to New Mexico from the Seattle, Washington area in 2012 and love Placitas, the sunshine and slower lifestyle.  Volunteer activities include engineering support for the Placitas radio station KUPR, Placitas Recycling Center and the soil and water conservation district. 

Dorothy Noe: 

Is a retired New York state special education teacher (34 years) with a BA and MA.  She served as the vice president of her local teachers' association (20+ years), a Director of the Board (20+ years) and president (3 years) of a federal credit union and worked for the New York State United Teachers as a retiree consultant (6 years).  She was a presenter at three national Learning Disability conferences and enjoyed 30 years as a freelance writer for regional, national and international magazines. She was co-owner and editor of a regional magazine (3 years).  She has edited two books (a biography and a novel) and is currently working on editing the narrative of a photography book.


Dorothy retired from teaching in 2000 and bought a house in New Mexico in 2003.  She moved to Placitas in 2009. Following her interest in history, she became a docent at the School for Advanced Research and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe.  She is currently training to be a docent at the Coronado Historic Site.

Janice Kunz: 

She moved to New Mexico from Maryland in 2012 and has rarely looked back, loving the mountains, the history, the blue sky and clear air.  A graduate of Cornell University, Jan spent her professional life in information management:  quality assurance programs – communications – training and support, finding that each is an important part of the other.  Her experience grew from simply doing what needed to be done, whether it was a job aid or sales piece, audio or video instruction, demos, webwork, or a guided presentation.  Once retired, she helped organize several small museums here and in Maryland and has been an active member of the Corrales Historical Society for the past eight years.  She visited Coronado many years ago on vacation, discovered the Friends early last year and now hopes to become part of and enjoy their many activities.