2016 54th Annual AFT New Mexico Convention Information

2016 54th Annual AFT New Mexico Convention Schedule

Friday, May 6th

Reception: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, May 7th

Continental Breakfast: 8:00am 

Executive Council Meeting: 8:30am-9:30am 

Convention: 10:00am 

Luncheon: 12:00pm-1:30pm 

Awards Presentation: 4:00pm

Raffle Prize Drawing: following awards 

All events to be held at the AFT New Mexico Union Offices at 530 Jefferson St NE in Albuquerque

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