New Mexico Local members with their cards around a table.

It may have been two days before Valentine’s Day, but the New before Mexico Local was already feeling the love.

New Mexico held its first member event of the year at a coffeehouse with the room at capacity. The Local Board and attending members shared stories of how they got their cards, discussed topics for future gatherings and mingled with friends old and new.

Anytime you assemble a group of passionate and dedicated members who have consumed free coffee, you can bet the conversation will veer toward getting more work. They talked about the new Regional Commercials Code and about the potential impact of Netflix buying ABQ Studios and its financial commitment to producing original content in the state over the next 10 years. They also considered how best to recognize the new film-friendly governor and legislators. Finally, members discussed the importance of staying active in the union and pursuing educational opportunities so they are prepared when the work comes.

The New Mexico Local Board expects to make these informal gatherings a regular part of their member outreach.

Photo: Members show their cards at the local’s first Coffee Connection.

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