We at Tobosa send out a huge thanks to all those who attended the grand opening of our new Day Programming facility, the Joe H. Madrid Educational Center. Joe Madrid is the former CEO of Tobosa who served in that capacity for 37 years and retired in December of 2015. The naming of the building was in his honor.

Joe H. Madrid and Cecil Rhodes cutting the red ribbon
Joe H. Madrid and Cecil Rhodes had the honor of cutting the Red Ribbon


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This event was co-hosted by the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, Roswell Chamber of Commerce Redcoats, Little Steps Learning Center, and Los Pasitos Early Intervention. The new center is located on a southeast lot of Tobosa’s administrative office. With this new addition, we now have a trifecta on the block of our Administration building (110 E. Summit) and Little Steps Learning Center (111 E. Reed).

In attendance were Tobosa staff, individuals, Rosy Rubio (CEO), our Board of Directors Joe Lovato (Chair), Terri Douglas (Vice-Chair), Lori Ordonez (Treasurer), Dennis Pabst, Joe Vargas, Daniel Lopez, and Louie Mestas. Chaves County Commissioners, Mr. Robert Corn, and Mr. Will Cavin; Chavez County Manager, Mr. Stan Riggs; Chaves County employees Sandra Rodriguez, Bill Williams, Annabell Molina and Georgianna Hunt. Also in attendance were Dora Batista and Christine Cisneros with SENM Economic Development, Council of Government and Mr. Hal Barnet, ASA Architects.

The purpose of our Day Hab facility is to have a common place where staff and the individuals supported by Tobosa can meet during the week and participate in daily activities coordinated by the Day Hab Team Lead, Alfred Velasquez. These activities include various arts & crafts, karaoke, BINGO, exercise & cooking classes. We also host presentations from people within community organizations.

We are looking forward to using the new building and being able to bring in more educational classes for our individuals to teach life skills. The new center is not just for our organization; everyone is invited to join in all the fun. The center’s hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. There is a posting on our Facebook page of weekly happenings.

From start

Everyone here at Tobosa is very excited about what is in store for the new center! Again, we are so grateful to everyone involved for making this happen from start to end. We could not do this without our fantastic supporters. Thank you!

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