Thanks to the generosity of Catholic Daughters of the America members and local businesses, 70 welcome bags filled with comfort items have been prepared for guests of the June convention. The Cortez Catholic Daughters of the Americas will host the organizations 2011 State Convention on June 3-5 at the Cortez Conference Center. Representatives from nine of the CDA courts across the state will gather to renew friendships, share ideas, and ultimately elect new state officers for the coming two-year term. Helpers pictured, from left, are Jeanne Bensmiller, Patsy Archibeque, Bernie Torres, Cordy Valencia, Barb Belt, Fran Maestas (committee chairman), Pat Bowman, Josephine Sanchez, Darlene Sichta, Jan Kush and Marjorie Perlinski. Not pictured is Elva Norte.