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Paul Hlava, President

Coronado Thunderbirds is a club for persons 50 years or older who have retired from Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Labs, DOE/NNSA, other federal agencies, or the military. Spouses and surviving spouses are welcome to join. The Thunderbirds is a social club offering monthly programs plus activities such as brunch with dancing and travel. We are a remnant derived from the Coronado Club that was supported by Sandia National Laboratories.  Coronado Thunderbirds monthly meetings are held at the Mountain View Club (formerly the Officer’s Club East – building 22000, at the East end of Club Road) on Kirtland Air Force Base – on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings begin at noon with 30 minutes of business before the program, which lasts about an hour. Many members come for lunch at 11 am and order from a menu of soup, salads, and sandwiches. It’s a great time to socialize.

Past speakers have included two astronauts, the NM Atty. General, the Bernalillo County Probate Court Judge, the Director of the Lodestar Astronomy Center, an expert on Identity Theft, a winemaker, a florist, dancing groups, and others. We have had an old-fashioned sing-along (with piano accompaniment and words projected on a screen), a former guest on the Lawrence Welk show who sang and played his guitar for an hour, and a program by the Southwest Edition of the Sweet Adelines.

We have a bimonthly newsletter sent to all members (by snail mail or email) and a calling committee whose goal is to keep the Thunderbird members informed. We have a website. We also maintain a large bulletin case at the MVC, just to the right of the south lobby.

Come join the fun  😉

For Website Issues or additions:  Webmaster@coronadothunderbirds.com