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  • 20 Aug 2019 6:28 PM | Anonymous

    This meeting was called to order at 12 Noon. President Vivien led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    There were no visiting Rotarians or guests this week.         

    August is– “Membership & Extension Month”

    Nary a Pin/name tag fine could be found today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Gloria’s daughter currently serves as a diplomat to the Ukraine. She’ll add to her responsibilities by working soon in Iraq for a year.

    Michael’s just filled with serendipity! He’s tap dancing thru the maze, looking for info on how to obtain an RI global grant in Ghana. Fortunately, he’s found help from Del Norte members.

    Pam’s got a 50th reunion coming up in ABQ. It’s probably from her grade school (Kindergarten?).

    Our Trivia Quiz Questions for the day from acting Sgt-at-Arms Libby:

    Where will the 2019-20 international Rotary convention be held? We all knew that it’ll be in Honolulu.

    So, who’s this year’s RI President?- Well, we got some of it… It’s Mark Daniel Mahoney!

    The Valles Caldera National Preserve: Hunting is currently licensed in this preserve. Evidence of hunting in the preserve dates back to 8,000 years? 20,000 years? or 11,000 years? We couldn’t be misled… It was 11,000 years.

    Club, District & R.I. News and Business:   

    Don’t show up at Domingo Baca for next week’s meeting! Our meeting will take place at the Holocaust Museum, 616 Central, at 12 Noon. There’ll be a group luncheon following, at Brixens, 400 Central.

    FYI: Our Club officers and directors for the 2019-2020 Rotary Year are as follows:

    Vivien Lahiri  (President)      John Kryda   (Secretary)        Gloria Podolny (Treasurer)

    Cheryl Wieker   (Sgt-at-Arms)                        Patrick Zetterholm  (Immediate Past-President/Webmaster)

    Emily Blea    (Service Projects)        David Fontaine  (R.I. Foundation)

    Allan Bash   (Youth Service)             Marion McDonald   (Grants)     Karen Bash  (Program Chair)

    Dayna Crawford  (Webmaster)          Judy Jeffrey  (Ass’t Treasurer)

    Our Club still needs a President-Elect and a Membership Chair.

    It’s the proper time to celebrate Marion’s birthday anniversary. So, she got the song & cookies from Pam.

    We’ve received a card from Gail, thanking us for her sendoff.

    Well, we just received some interesting news! We must find another place to keep our storage cabinet by January 1st, 2020! Domingo Baca needs the space. That’s a fine kettle of fish!!!! To whom must we pay the bribe donation/gift?

    Since 1 July, it has been time to pay our yearly Rotary membership dues. Please make your checks out to Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia. The Club has already paid your dues to both RI & to District.

    Every year, all District Governors must officially visit every Club in their District! On 17 September, our District Governor, Gary King, will visit our Club and will tell us about his and RI’s plans for this Rotary Year. Every member is obligated to attend this meeting! Additionally, King will meet with your board of directors prior to our regular meeting.

    Our next project is at the Silver Horizons Warehouse, 3540 Pan American Freeway NE on Thursday, August 29th. We’ll be packing boxes of food for seniors from 9AM till Noon.

    During August, we may assist at the Silver Horizons thrift store, any day - 12N to 2P or 2P to 4P.

    We’re arranging to send our District Grant funds ($1000) for Karen Moloney at Cloud Dancers’ helmets. Remember that we must also schedule some work at Cloud Dancers. We could do some administrative work OR we could do some horse feeding. A card will be sent to Cloud Dancers with signatures of all our members.

    In September, Russian doctors and hospital administrators will be attending meetings at local hospital educational programs. Drivers are needed to pick up one or two doctors in the morning, drop

    them off at their meeting and pick them up at the end of the day, returning to their host home. We need the same driver for any given day, so they know what the guests look like and where the drop off/pickup locations will be. If you’re willing to serve, please respond to pedaceabq@aol.com  indicating which day(s) you could drive (note your name, club, and phone #). September 11, 12, 13, 16 and 17.

    We are looking for clubs to host RFE visitors from Wisconsin, District 6250, from Oct. 28–Nov. 6. They will be with a club for a maximum of three or four nights during this period. 

    RFE trip TO Wisconsin- October 3–11: If you want to make the trip, send an email to Donna or Regina.

    There’s a vacancy for either a couple or a solo traveler. The group will be hosted in LaCrosse, the Wisconsin Dells area, and Madison. Travelers are responsible for flights to/from Chicago, another estimated $60 in train and bus tickets, and some food and sightseeing.

    There’ll be a return RFE trip to Texas, Nov 14–20. We’ll be hosted in Fredericksburg and New Braunfels and perhaps a day visit to San Antonio. Hosts provide a bedroom, hopefully a private bath, and breakfast. Hosts often provide some meals and some sightseeing. Travelers are responsible for travel costs, some meals, drinks and some sightseeing. If you wish to join this RFE, send an email indicating your interest. Be prepared to put a $100 per person deposit in the mail when you receive notice that you’re confirmed for the trip. There have been issues with people wanting to go, not sending the check, and then dropping out. Your check will be torn up when you depart on the trip. If you cancel and we can’t fill the slot, that $100 will be a donation to the District. Reservations not supported by a deposit check within two weeks of reservation will be cancelled. Send your response to pedaceabq@aol.com and to co-chair, Regina, at raeguest65@swcp.com

    The Polio Plus jar made its usual trip around the room.

    Club members provide program speakers for our meetings. The following Club members will supply meeting program speakers for each month of the 2019-2020 Rotary Year:

    August– Karen            September– Dave       October– Marion        November– Pat

    December – There’ll be special Events on 12/ 3, 12/10, 12/17, with holidays 12/24/19 and 12/31/19         

    January- Michael        February– Dayna        March– Judy & Libby           

    April– Maggie                        May– Emily                June– Pam

    Monthly B.D. “Treats” shall be provided by:   August- Emily(through Pam)            September- Jan

    October- Maggie        November- Pat           December- Patrick

    Today’s Program: Save the Children

    Karen introduced Lacey Daniell-Miller, New Mexico Mobilization Manager of the Save the Children Action Network (SCAN).

    SCAN Is the Political Voice for Kids and the political advocacy arm of Save the Children. Their Goal is to Give Every Child a Strong Start in Life. This is why Save the Children Action Network focuses on three critical issues: expanding early childhood education in the U.S., protecting children in conflict and keeping children safe at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    2 out of 5 children in America do not have access to early learning programs like preschool. Yet most of a child’s brain is developed by age 5. 

    Children’s rights continue to be violated at the U.S.–Mexico border. Vulnerable children are being held in custody longer than the legal limit, separated from their families and denied basic care and more.

    Not many people know that the city of Albuquerque is one of the largest providers of high-quality, comprehensive, integrated early childhood programs in New Mexico.

    In New Mexico, Save the Children partners with two city-run hospitality shelters and faith-based community hospitality centers. These shelters serve as rest centers for families at the tail end of their journey to the U.S. The shelters offer resources (clothing, food, showers, diapers, toys, shoelaces, beds, etc.) to the families and help them connect with their sponsor to make travel arrangements.

    Save the Children has created child friendly spaces within these shelters, a place where children can play, moms and dads can care for very young children or nurse infants and everyone can rest. SCAN organizes games, coloring, dance and soccer almost every day. The sound of kids laughing brings much needed relief to the parents. For many, lying down at the shelters after a shower is one of the first times they feel they can breathe and find a moment of stillness. These shelters provide one of the first positive, loving interactions in the U.S.

    Here are some reference terms often used: 

    Asylum: Asylum is the legal protection granted to people who have come to the United States and are afraid to return to their home country. Asylum can be granted to people who are unable or unwilling to return to their home country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.

    Community Play Space: A place in an emergency shelter where parents can know their children are safe, able to play and learn. These spaces are often provided by Save the Children. 

    Coyotes: Those who work to smuggle people into the United States.

    Detention Center: A center where those crossing the border are put for processing by Customs and Border Patrol.

    Hospitality Shelters: Shelters ran by border cities offer cots, shower, hot meals, and travel arrangements for those coming out of detention centers.

    U.S. Custom and Border Patrol: The Department of Homeland Security agency responsible for securing the borders of the United States while simultaneously facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel.

    Every Day, SCAN is on the Ground in Ten States. Mobilization managers—locals of each state—work together with activists to bring SCAN’s issues to farmers markets, fairs and universities to spread the word about our issues. Even in states where there are no mobilization teams, SCAN is acting in the interest of kids.

    SCAN needs volunteers to be a voice for children locally and to run headstart programs and home visitations. We can take another step by helping kids everywhere thrive. A donation will help Save the Children Action Network:

    ·        Pressure members of Congress to support funding for vital kids’ programs.

    ·        Empower advocates in congressional districts across the nation to harness their passion and educate lawmakers about the critical need to invest in children .

    ·        Ensure millions of children living in poverty in the U.S. and around the world have what they need to thrive.

    Children need us. For more information, go to www.savethechildren.org 

    They’re located at 126 Valencia, NE Albuquerque, NM 87108       505-268-5364

    A petition was also circulated today. It’ll be presented to our legislators.

    In appreciation of today’s program, President Vivien presented Ms. Miller with a packet of Fofo’s lemonade mix, in support Fofo’s Haiti projects.

    There being no additional Rotary business, at 1 PM President Vivien concluded our meeting.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    27 Aug             A 12Noon Field Trip meeting to the Intolerance Museum &

                            a “group” Luncheon follows at Brixens, 400 Central, SW

    29 Aug             We work at Silver Horizons Warehouse – 9 AM – 12 Noon.

    2 Sept              Labor Day

    3 Sept              Regular Meeting –

    10 Sept            Regular Meeting -

    17 Sept            Board Meeting at 10:30 AM- With District Governor Gary King.

    17 Sept            Regular Meeting- District Governor Visit! (That’s the program)

    23 Sept            Autumn begins !!!

    24 Sept            Field Trip Meeting – A tour of our SunPort! Rides on the baggage carousel are extra!

    30 Sept            Rosh Hashanah

    1 Oct               Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    1 Oct               Regular Meeting –

    8 Oct               Regular Meeting –

    14 Oct             Columbus Day

    15 Oct             Regular Meeting –

    22 Oct             Regular Meeting –

    24 Oct             International Polio Day

    25-26 Oct        Bi-District Conference in Las Cruces

    29 Oct             Regular Meeting –

    31 Oct             Halloween

    2 Nov              Annual Foundation training via “ZOOM”

    3 Nov              Daylight Savings Time ENDS!

    5 Nov              Election Day

    5 Nov              Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    5 Nov              Regular Meeting-

    28 Nov            Thanksgiving Day

    17 Mar            St. Patrick’s Day Party???

    23 or 30 June  Installation of New Officers

    The family of Rotary is invited to experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6-10 June 2020. Who gets to fly as baggage?

    Our thanks to members for assisting with setting up & striking Club equipment used to run our meeting.
  • 13 Aug 2019 6:04 PM | Anonymous

    Following this morning’s board meeting, our regular meeting was called to order at 12 Noon. President Vivien led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    August is– “Membership & Extension Month”

    Only one pin buck fine today. So, why not buy another pin?

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Dave notified us that today is national left hander’s day!

    Michael was happy to have found his name badge. Also, kudos to Allan for his service above self, ‘cause he took most of the peaches!

    Our Trivia Quiz Questions for the day from Sgt-at-Arms Cheryl:

    The RI Foundation has spent how many billions of $$ on life changing projects… was it 7, 4 or 2.5?

    Marion took the prize for the correct answer: 4 Billion bucks and took home more peaches.

    The RI Foundation fund spent 85 million on grants in 2018… Most of it to what area?

    It was for disease prevention ($35 million).

    What was New Mexico’s first oil surfaced road? It was Rte 66!

    When was the Laguna Pueblo founded? So many answers!  1400’s (1699)

    Club, District & R.I. News and Business:   

    Our Club needs a President-Elect and a Membership Chair. What are we going to do about this?

    Since 1 July, it has been time to pay our yearly Rotary membership dues. Please make your checks out to Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia. The Club has already paid your dues to both RI & to District.

    At today’s board meeting, your Club’s board of directors has responded favorably to our Past District Governor Linda Woodward’s plea to District 5520’s Clubs as follows: The RC of El Paso and the El Paso community foundation needs assistance in funding scholarships for 3 children whose parents were killed and 2 children who were injured. The board has voted to send $600 to support this cause.

    Every year, District Governors must officially visit every Club in their District! On 17 September, our District Governor, Gary King, will visit our Club and will tell us about his and RI’s plans for this Rotary Year. Every member is obligated to attend this meeting! Additionally, King will meet with your board of directors prior to our regular meeting. It is customary for each Club to present some sort of gift to the visiting DG. This year, we will be presenting a gift of $100 to RI’s PolioPlus fund in his name.

    A couple of weeks ago, Sgt-at-Arms Cheryl has challenged our Club members to help fill up a box of school supplies which has sat around EMPTY at Domingo Baca Center for a while! Members were kind enough to donate supplies ($120 worth) for 6 children.

    We are looking for clubs to volunteer to host Rotary members who will be visiting us from Wisconsin, District 6250, from Oct. 28–Nov. 6. They will be with a club for a maximum of either three or four nights during this period. 

    During August, we are free to assist at the Silver Horizons thrift store, any day - 12N to 2P or 2P to 4P.

    In September, a group of Russian doctors and hospital administrators will be attending meetings at local hospital educational programs. Drivers are needed to pick up one or two doctors in the morning, drop

    them off at their meeting and pick them up at the end of the day, returning to their host home. We need the same driver for any given day, so they know what the guests look like and where the drop off/pickup locations will be. If you’re willing to serve, please respond to pedaceabq@aol.com  indicating which day(s) you could drive (note your name, club, and phone #). September 11, 12, 13, 16 and 17.

    A few slots are available for the RFE trip TO Wisconsin- October 3–11. If you’re interested in making the trip, send an email to Donna or Regina. One of the Rotary Friendship Exchange travelers had to drop out, so there’s a vacancy for either a couple or a solo traveler. The group will be hosted by Rotarian families in LaCrosse, the Wisconsin Dells area, and Madison. Travelers are responsible for flights to/from Chicago, another estimated $60 in train and bus tickets, and some food and sightseeing.

    There’ll be a return RFE trip to the “hill country” of Texas, Nov 14–20. We’ll be hosted in Fredericksburg and New Braunfels and mabe a day visit to San Antonio. Hosts provide a bedroom, hopefully a private bath, and breakfast. They often provide some meals, some sightseeing, a camel and two cows… Travelers are responsible for travel costs, some meals, drinks, their own rope & saddle and some sightseeing. If you wish to join this RFE, send an email indicating your interest. Be prepared to put a $100 per person deposit in the mail when you receive notice that you’re confirmed for the trip. There have been issues with people wanting to go, not sending the check, and then dropping out. Your check will be torn up when you depart on the trip. If you cancel and we can’t fill the slot, that $100 will be a donation to the District. Reservations not supported by a deposit check within two weeks of reservation will be cancelled. Send your response to pedaceabq@aol.com and to co-chair, Regina, at raeguest65@swcp.com

    The Polio Plus jar also made its usual trip around the room.

    Club members provide program speakers for our meetings. The following Club members will supply meeting program speakers for each month of the 2019-2020 Rotary Year:

    August– Karen            September– Dave       October– Marion        November– Pat

    December – There’ll be special Events on 12/ 3, 12/10, 12/17, with holidays 12/24/19 and 12/31/19         

    January- Michael        February– Dayna        March– Judy & Libby           

    April– Maggie                        May– Emily                June– Pam

    Monthly B.D. “Treats” shall be provided by:   August- Emily         September- Jan

    October- Maggie        November- Pat           December- Patrick

    The anniversary of Marion’s birthday is the only one this month.

    Today’s Program: Equality New Mexico (EQNM)

    Karen introduced Adrian Carver, Executive Director of Equality New Mexico.

    Today we learned about LGBTQ issues on which Equality is working.

    EQNM was founded in 1993 and envisions a world in which oppression is obsolete and all aspects of identity are honored. Their Mission is to be a trusted partner, and to uplift the voices and leadership of our community in creating a reality of equity, full access, and sustainable wellness for LGBTQ New Mexicans.

    They Believe that every LGBTQ New Mexican is a vital community member in our Land, that they are more than just LGBTQ identities and that the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ New Mexicans is crucial to creating a stronger, more balanced world. This belief compels them to challenge structural and individual barriers that limit our self-determination and ability to thrive.

    EQNM develops and implements a variety of advocacy campaigns, outreach and education programs in order to create a supportive environment for systemic change.

    With a strong commitment to racial, gender, and disability justice, they seek to demonstrate to their base and community the importance of cross-sector movement building to increase equity, full access, and sustainable wellness for LGBTQ New Mexicans.

    Priorities of Equality are Statewide Movement Building, Trans Community Advocacy, Political Advocacy + Leadership Development, Community Wellness + Quality of Life and Financial Sustainability. Their goals are accomplished through advocacy, outreach & education and through the support of various businesses.

    Policy Advocacy is achieved by lobbying officials and leaders at state and local levels for policy changes that improve the lives of LGBTQ New Mexicans.

    EQNM holds accountable those who seek elected office through scorecards on issues of importance to LGBTQ New Mexicans.

    They work to ensure LBGTQ New Mexicans are aware of current state laws, their rights, and how to defend them. EQNM also participates in elections through Get-Out-the-Vote activities, issue advocacy, and endorsing progressive and fair-minded candidates.

    State Nondiscrimination and Hate Crimes laws were passed in 2003, protecting on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity. However, 'legal' equality does not always translate to 'lived' equality. As such, EQNM works against efforts to undermine existing protections for LGBTQ New Mexicans, educate on fair treatment, and continue to be a resource for addressing discrimination throughout the state. In December 2013, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that same-gender couples in New Mexico have the right to marry. In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in support of nationwide marriage equality.

    Recent data shows that over 50,000 incidents of bullying and harassment in New Mexico schools go unreported every year. That is why, with multi-year funding from the State Equality Fund and Santa Fe Community Foundation's Envision Fund, EQNM Foundation and partners are leading a three-year initiative to help make New Mexico's public schools safer and more beneficial for all students, particularly for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender nonconforming.

    Through the collaboration of the organizations, a part of the New Mexico Safe Schools Initiative, EQNM is able to facilitate trainings, workshops, panels, and presentations in LGBTQ cultural competency, bullying prevention and safe schools, transgender student protections, suicide prevention, GSA club development, Safe Zones, and more.

    Some federal level work is in progress. Also, see CASAQ.org & Casa Colibri, a transgender immigrant-led project that provides shelter to lgbtq asylum-seekers who are recently released from immigration detention in New Mexico.

    More information is available by going to www.eqnm.org

    In appreciation of today’s program, President Vivien presented Mr. Carver with a packet of Fofo’s lemonade mix, which support Fofo’s Haiti projects.

    There being no additional Rotary business, at 1 PM President Vivien told us that we had to vacate the premises.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    20 Aug             Regular Meeting-Save the Children

    27 Aug             A 12Noon Field Trip meeting to the Intolerance Museum &

                            a “group” Luncheon follows at Brixens, 400 Central, SW

    2 Sept              Labor Day

    3 Sept              Regular Meeting –

    10 Sept            Regular Meeting -

    17 Sept            District Governor Gary King visits our board meeting & regular meeting.

    17 Sept            Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    17 Sept            Regular Meeting-

    23 Sept            Autumn begins !!!

    24 Sept            Field Trip Meeting – A tour of our SunPort! Rides on the baggage carousel are extra!

    30 Sept            Rosh Hashanah

    1 Oct               Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    1 Oct               Regular Meeting –

    8 Oct               Regular Meeting –

    14 Oct             Columbus Day

    15 Oct             Regular Meeting –

    22 Oct             Regular Meeting –

    24 Oct             International Polio Day

    25-26 Oct        Bi-District Conference in Las Cruces

    29 Oct             Regular Meeting –

    2 Nov              Annual Foundation training via “ZOOM”

    17 Mar            St. Patrick’s Day Party???

    23 or 30 June Installation of New Officers

    The family of Rotary is invited to experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6-10 June 2020. Who gets to fly as baggage?

    Thanks to our members for assisting with setting up & striking Club equipment used to run our meeting.
  • 06 Aug 2019 6:34 PM | Anonymous

    Today’s meeting was called to order at 12 Noon. President Vivien led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    August is– “Membership & Extension Month”

    There was only one pin or name tag buck fine today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Gloria’s happy to have had a visit by her granddaughter.

    Fofo will be visiting Canada for 2 weeks.

    Our Trivia Quiz Questions for the day from Sgt-at-Arms Cheryl:

    Who made this statement at the 1981 Rotary Convention? "If we really want to love, if we really want to live, we must love until it hurts .... No Rotarian whose motto is Service Above Self, I think, should call himself a Rotarian if he does not make time to serve ... If we love, we begin to serve. And this is where that beautiful motto that the Rotarians have made this year begins, Take Time to Serve." Was it Oprah, Mother Teresa or Ethel Kennedy? It was Mother Teresa!

    Card Question #1: Who is the Albuquerque patron Saint? San Felipe De Neri.

    Card question #2: How did Albuquerque lose its 2ndmarshal? Robert McGuire was shot to death while attempting an arrest in 1886.

    Club, District & R.I. News and Business:   

    Well, the Domingo Baca Center was closed Today !!!! Since we decided not to meet in their parking lot, our temporary meeting venue was the Church of the Good Shepherd at 7834 Tennyson, NE.

    Our Club needs a President-Elect and a Membership Chair. How else we gonna get new members?

    All of our Club members extend our sincerest condolences to Judy, as she has been informed today about the loss of her mother, at the age of 101 years.

    Since 1 July, it has been time to pay our yearly Rotary membership dues. Please make your checks out to Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia.

    Our 9 August project will be dinner service at Casa Esperanza. We’ll be providing a taco bar service for 30 persons or so. Be sure to arrive at 4:30PM at 1005 Yale Blvd. A signup sheet has since been passed around. Dave will be leading this venture.

    In response to Cheryl’s challenge last week, members brought in & donated school supplies for the North Domingo Baca drive.

    We still have a need for blood in El Paso. If you donate in Albuquerque, it’ll be sent there as needed. If you already gave, please encourage others to give. This is what Rotary is all about, as we support El Paso’s time of need.

    During August, we are free to assist at the Silver Horizons thrift store, any day - 12N to 2P or 2P to 4P.

    During September, a group of Russian doctors and hospital administrators will be visiting for meetings at local hospital educational programs. Drivers are needed to pick up one or two doctors in the morning,

    drop them off at their meeting, and pick them up at the end of the day, returning to their host home. We need the same driver for any given day, so they know what the guests look like and where the drop off/pickup locations will be. If you’re willing to serve, please respond to pedaceabq@aol.com  indicating which day(s) you could drive (note your name, club, and phone #). September 11, 12, 13, 16 and 17.

    There are still a few slots available for the RFE trip TO Wisconsin- October 3 – 11. If you’re interested in making this trip, send an email to Donna or Regina. One of our Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) travelers had to drop out, so there is a vacancy for either a couple or a solo traveler. 

    The group will be home hosted with Rotarian families in LaCrosse, the Wisconsin Dells area, and Madison.  The travelers are responsible for their own flights to/from Chicago, another estimated $60 in train and bus tickets, and some food and sightseeing.

    There’ll be a return RFE trip to the “hill country” of Texas, Nov 14–20. We’ll be hosted in Fredericksburg and New Braunfels and may make a day visit to San Antonio. Rotary hosts provide a bedroom, hopefully a private bath, and breakfast. They often provide some meals, some sightseeing, a camel and two cows… Travelers are responsible for travel costs, some meals, drinks, their own rope & saddle and some sightseeing. If you wish to join this RFE, send an email indicating your interest. Be prepared to put a $100 per person deposit in the mail when you receive notice that you’re confirmed for the trip. There have been issues with people wanting to go, not sending the check, and then dropping out. Your check will be torn up when you depart on the trip. If you cancel and we can’t fill the slot, that $100 will be a donation to the District. Reservations not supported by a deposit check within two weeks of reservation will be cancelled. Send your response to pedaceabq@aol.com and to co-chair, Regina, at raeguest65@swcp.com

    The Polio Plus jar also made its usual trip around the room.

    Club members provide program speakers for our meetings. The following Club members will supply meeting program speakers for each month of the 2019-2020 Rotary Year:

    August– Karen            September– Dave       October– Marion        November– Pat

    December – There’ll be special Events on 12/ 3, 12/10, 12/17, with holidays 12/24/19 and 12/31/19         

    January-Michael        February– Dayna        March– Judy & Libby           

    April– Maggie                        May– Emily                June– Pam

    Monthly B.D. “Treats” shall be provided by:   August- Emily         September- Jan

    October- Maggie        November- Pat           December- Patrick

    The anniversary of Marion’s birthday is the only one this month. When she shows up next week, she should be humiliated just like everyone else with “the song” and cake, too!

    Today’s Program: NM’s Medical Cannabis Program.

    Karen introduced Joel White, who discussed today’s subject from a multiple sclerosis patient’s perspective.

    Each day, the Medical Cannabis Program receives hundreds of patient applications. The Program has 30 days to approve a completed application from the date it’s received in their office. It’s the patient’s responsibility to submit an application at least 30 days before their card expires.

    Here’s how patients and providers ensure the approval process:

    ·        Make sure required signatures are on the application from the patient and certifying practitioner.

    ·        Provide a valid copy of a New Mexico identification card or a New Mexico Driver’s License. Most of the incomplete applications received by the Program are due to missing or expired New Mexico id cards or expired or missing NM Driver’s Licenses.

    ·        Follow the checklist on the application to ensure all required information is submitted.

    Any New Mexico practitioner with prescribing authority, including a primary care provider, can sign the medical certification on the patient application.

    The New Mexico Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Program is not affiliated with any third-party businesses that sign patient certifications or complete patient applications. If a person has paid a third party to complete a patient application, the patient should call them first to check when they mailed or delivered an application to the Department of Health.

    As of July, 2019, there are over 76,000 active patients in NM. 25,603 of these are suffering from chronic pain or PTSD.

    On April 04, 2019 Governor Grisham signed Senate Bill 406 into law, overhauling the state’s medical cannabis law for the first time since its inception 12 years ago. The enhancements to the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act support the NM Legislature’s public policy effort to define the use of medical cannabis as the equivalent of any other medical treatment. The statute reads: “For the purpose of medical care, including an organ transplant, a qualified patient’s use of cannabis pursuant to the act shall be considered the equivalent of the use of any other medication under the direction of a physician and shall not be considered to constitute the use of an illicit substance or otherwise disqualify a qualified patient from medical care”.

    The updated law allows school children to be administered medical cannabis while on school-grounds, adds workplace protections for patients, lays the framework for out-of-state medical patients to access the program, and extends the lifetime of patient registry cards to three years with no program fee.

    Other new additions to the law include guidance for medical cannabis consumption areas, removal of potency caps, continued enrollment via telemedicine, patient eligibility for anatomical gifting, and access to medical cannabis for those who are under supervision or in custody of a state or local government.

    Cannabis will alleviate many symptoms and pain arising from many illnesses, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, neuropathy etc.

    Methods of application include smoking, inhalation of vaporized oils and infusion into various foods. Topical application for reduction of pain is also possible (CB1 & CB2 receptors). Cannabinoid receptors, located throughout the body, are part of the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory.

    Mr. White also told of his personal search of help and the results of his cannabis use.

    There were NO samples of this wonder drug provided at today’s meeting.

    In appreciation of today’s program, President Vivien thanked Mr. White for his time and effort.

    There being no additional Rotary business, President Vivien shut us down at 1:00 PM.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    9 Aug              We provide a taco bar dinner at Casa Esperanza– Please show up at 4:30 PM.

    13 Aug            Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    13 Aug            Regular Meeting- Equality New Mexico

    20 Aug            Regular Meeting-

    27 Aug            A field Trip type of Meeting to the Intolerance Museum & a “group” Luncheon, too!

    17 Sept            District Governor Gary King visits our board meeting & regular meeting.

    17 Sept            Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    17 Sept            Regular Meeting-

    24 Sept            Field Trip Meeting – A tour of our SunPort!

    24 Oct             International Polio Day

    25-26 Oct        Bi-District Conference in Las Cruces

    2 Nov              Annual Foundation training via “ZOOM”

    17 Mar            St. Patrick’s Day Party???

    23 or 30 June Installation of New Officers

    The family of Rotary (That’s y’all!) is invited to experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6-10 June 2020. Who gets to fly as baggage?

    Thanks to our members for assisting with setting up & striking Club equipment used to run our meeting.

  • 30 Jul 2019 2:24 PM | Anonymous

    Today’s meeting was called to order at 12 Noon. Past President Patrick led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    July is– “Changeover Month” 

    There were no pin or name tag buck fines today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Maggie paid out a buck to show off her gift blouse #2, brought back by Rob, from Athens.

    Judy’s hubby, Will, is going to be helping out with Mission:Graduate!

    Penny found $2 for still being happy to drive herself around.

    Marion’s back from a visit to her son in CO.

    Pam’s happy (for why?) to be visiting Minneapolis next week (She’d be happier in Provence).

    Allan’s happy for Karen’s “good stuff” medical bill.

    Our Trivia Quiz Questions for the day from Sgt-at-Arms Cheryl:

    All of the following refers to way back when, in September 1953!

    So, who was president of the USA? That was easy… It was Dwight D. Eisenhower. Maggie got herself a bucket of iris rhizomes, since she wasn’t in the US as yet and knew the correct answer.

    As per the Rotarian magazine, in lower North Carolina, harassment & violence existed. Who was the “enemy”? Yup, it was the Clan!

    Who were the two newspaper reporters, whose weapons were the pen, who fought this injustice?

    They were W. Horace Carter & Willard Cole, who both won a Pulitzer Prize for their work.

    Edward R. Murrow, a famous radio commentator covered the story.

    Club, District & R.I. News and Business:   

    Well, the Domingo Baca Center will be closed on Tuesday, 6 August !!!! Since we can’t sit around and meet in their parking lot (even though it’ll be empty), a temporary meeting venue must be chosen ASAP. Each member WILL be notified as to where we’ll be meeting on that day.

    Our Club needs a President-Elect and a Membership Chair. If you don’t show up at a meeting, you may very well be elected to one of these positions!

    As of 1 July, it was time to pay your yearly Rotary membership dues. Please make your checks out to Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia. To date, only 14 members have coughed up their dues. Please note that your club really only keeps around $20 of your total yearly dues. R.I. and the district get the rest of it.

    Emily announced our 9 August project, i.e.: dinner service at Casa Esperanza. We’ll be providing a  taco bar service for 40 persons or so. Be sure to arrive at 4:30PM at 1005 Yale Blvd. A signup sheet was passed around at today’s meeting. Dave will be leading this venture.

    Sgt-at-Arms Cheryl has challenged our Club members to help fill up a box of school supplies which has sat around EMPTY at Domingo Baca Center for a while!

    During September, a group of Russian doctors and hospital administrators will be visiting for meetings at local hospital educational programs. Drivers are needed to pick up one or two doctors in the morning,

    drop them off at their meeting, and pick them up at the end of the day, returning to their host home. We need the same driver for any given day, so they know what the guests look like and where the drop off/pickup locations will be. If you’re willing to serve, please respond to pedaceabq@aol.com  indicating which day(s) you could drive (note your name, club, and phone #). September 11, 12, 13, 16 and 17.

    There are still a few slots available for the RFE trip TO Wisconsin- October 3 – 11. If you’re interested in making this trip, send an email to Donna or Regina. 

    There’ll be a return RFE trip that’ll visit the “hill country” of Texas, D#5840, Nov 14–20. We’ll be hosted in Fredericksburg and New Braunfels and may make a day visit to San Antonio. Rotary hosts provide a private bedroom, hopefully a private bath, and breakfast. They often provide some meals, some sightseeing, a camel and two cows… Travelers are responsible for travel costs, some meals, drinks, their own saddle and some sightseeing. If you wish to join this RFE, send an email indicating your interest. Be prepared to put a $100 per person deposit in the mail when you receive notice that you’re confirmed for the trip. There have been issues with people wanting to go, not sending the check, and then dropping out. Your check will be torn up when you depart on the trip. If you cancel and we can’t fill the slot, that $100 will be a donation to the District. Reservations not supported by a deposit check within two weeks of reservation will be cancelled. Send your response to pedaceabq@aol.com and to co-chair, Regina, at raeguest65@swcp.com

    The Polio Plus jar also made its usual trip around the room.

    Club members provide program speakers for our meetings. The following Club members will supply meeting program speakers for each month of the 2019-2020 Rotary Year:

    August– Karen            September– Dave       October– Marion        November– Pat

    December – There’ll be special Events on 12/ 3, 12/10, 12/17, with holidays 12/24/19 and 12/31/19         

    January- Michael        February– Dayna        March– Judy & Libby                        April– Maggie

    May– Emily                June– Pam

    Monthly B.D. “Treats” shall be provided by:   August- Emily         September- Jan

    October- Maggie        November- Pat           December- Patrick

    Today’s Program: How Safe is your Home? Safety Tips for All of Us.

    Allan introduced Ms. Franchesca Perdue of the Albuquerque Police Department, NE Area Command. She is a crime prevention specialist.

    Several subjects were covered during today’s talk. Included, were:

    When to call 911 or 242-COPS and 311.

    How to report a crime and be a good witness.

    How to describe a perpetrator.

    Personal safety.

    Another great idea was also mentioned…If you’re going away for a couple of weeks, APD will check up on your premises regularly.

    Auto theft prevention: We’ve recently had a high incidence of auto theft and burglary. So, don’t keep info or a garage door opener stored in your vehicle. Buy and use a “Car Club” or have a “kill switch” installed.

    The APD Crime Prevention Unit is located at 400 Roma, NW. Franchesca can be reached at 823-4455 and she’s located at the NE Area Command, 8201 Osuna Rd., NE.

    In appreciation of today’s program, Patrick presented Ms. Perdue with a packet of Fofo’s lemonade mix, which support Fofo’s Haiti projects.

    There being no additional Rotary business, IPP Patrick made us get up and leave at 1:00 PM.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    6 Aug              Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    6 Aug              Regular Meeting-NM’s Medical Cannabis Program w/ Joel White.

    9 Aug              We provide dinner at Casa Esperanza– 4:30 PM.

    13 Aug            Regular Meeting- Equality New Mexico

    20 Aug            Regular Meeting-

    27 Aug            A field Trip Meeting to the Intolerance Museum & a “group” Luncheon, too!

    17 Sept           District Governor Gary King visits our board meeting & regular meeting.

    17 Sept           Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    17 Sept           Regular Meeting-

    24 Sept           Field Trip Meeting – A tour of our SunPort!

    24 Oct             International Polio Day

    25-26 Oct        Bi-District Conference in Las Cruces

    2 Nov              Annual Foundation training via “ZOOM”

    17 Mar             St. Patrick’s Day Party???

    23 or 30 June Installation of New Officers

    The family of Rotary (That’s you!) is invited to experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6-10 June 2020. Who gets to fly as baggage?

    Thanks to our members for assisting with setting up & striking Club equipment used to run our meeting.
  • 23 Jul 2019 4:45 PM | Anonymous

    The bell rang and today’s meeting was called to order at 12 Noon by President Vivien. She led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    July is– “Changeover Month” 

    We were able to extort just one pin or name tag buck fine today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks: 

    Fofo’s sad about the passing of her aunt, at 99.

    Karen‘s happy to be back from Montana meetings. 

    Allan’s sad to hear of Emily’s announcement. He’s happy ‘cause his anniversary is on the 9th.

    Michael’s happy to have seen his mentor ‘Tom”, re: Global grants. 

    Emily’s sad ‘cause her aunt just passed away. And, she’s happy to see her granddaughter.

    Maggie’s happy that Rob is back from his recent trip. He also brought her 2 new gift blouses. 

    Gloria’s grandson has just visited & her sister shall visit, soon.

    Patrick’s new home construction is coming along nicely! He also brought in zucchini for all.

    Larry’s happy to visit today. Also has 2 grandkids that’ll be visiting, soon. 

    Our Trivia Quiz Questions for the day from Sgt-at-Arms Cheryl:

    John Quickm re: Global epidemics, is worried primarily about what? Libby says it’s influenza!

    Why does the Kimo have what appears to be swastikas decorating the façade? Well, they ain’t! They’re actually a SW Indian symbol & also a Hindu sacred symbol, too!

    Club, District & R.I. News and Business: 

    Our Club still needs a President-Elect and a Membership Chair. We’ve really got to do something about this problem soon!

    As of 1 July, it really is time to pay your Rotary membership dues. Please make your checks out to Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia.

    Emily announced our 9 August project, i.e.: dinner service at Ronald McDonald House. We’ll provide a  taco bar for 60 persons. Be sure to arrive at 4PM.

    Today, our newest member, Richard Ambrose, told us all about his sordid past.

    He first saw daylight in Virginia, during 1946 A.D. It appears that his mother was Cherokee. Retiring from the army after 30 years of service, he met his wife Yvonne in California. They moved to NM and his wife served as an APS teacher. He went into real estate in 1987 for 19 years and finally retired from that profession. He and Yvonne have travelled extensively since retirement.

    In September, a group of Russian doctors and hospital administrators will be visiting the area for meetings with local hospitals for an educational program. Some of the home hosts work full time, so a few drivers are needed who would pick up one or two doctors at a home in the morning, drop them off at their meeting site, and pick them up at the end of the day, returning to their host home. We’ll need the same driver for any given day, so they know what the guests look like and where the drop off/pickup locations will be. If you’re willing to serve, copy this note and return your response to pedaceabq@aol.com  indicating which day(s) you could drive (note your name, club, and phone # so we can be in touch).

    We’re still working on the exact time in the morning and afternoons: September 11, 12, 13, 16 and 17.

    There are still a few slots available for the RFE trip TO Wisconsin- October 3 – 11. If you’re interested in making this trip, send an email to Donna or to Regina. 

    The Polio Plus jar made its usual trip around the room.

    Club members provide program speakers for our meetings. The following Club members will supply meeting program speakers for each month of the 2019-2020 Rotary Year:

    August– Karen            September– Dave       October– Marion        November– Pat

    December – There’ll be special Events on 12/ 3, 12/10, 12/17, with holidays 12/24/19 and 12/31/19         

    January- Michael        February– Dayna        March– Judy & Libby                        April– Maggie

    May– Emily                June– Pam

    Monthly B.D. “Treats” shall be provided by:   August- Emily              September- Jan

    October- Maggie        November- Pat           December- Patrick

    Today’s Program: The New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum

    Allan introduced Larry Malik, Director of the NM Holocaust and Intolerance Museum. The museum was founded in 2001 by Holocaust survivor Werner Gellert and his wife, Frances Gellert, to educate people about the Holocaust as well as other genocides and forms of bullying that have affected people around the world. At the Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico, the mission is to eliminate hate and intolerance, one mind at a time. They accomplish this through exhibits and education programs that teach about genocide, prejudice, human rights, and social justice issues. These lessons are the foundation that build understanding and compassion in a troubled world.

    The museum is not limited to one religion, culture, geographic area, or time.

    The museum welcomes thousands of visitors annually. Included are exhibits on the Holocaust, the African American Experience, and others through ongoing development of new and pertinent exhibits.

    HIMNM is dedicating their site to provide education resources, curriculum, lesson plans, and arts integrated programs for student participation. These resources will not only reflect the Holocaust exhibits but will also include an African American Experience exhibit, the Native American exhibit, the Armenian Genocide exhibit among others that will be developed over time.

    The Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico’s Silvian Library and Study Center is a specialized library containing materials covering the museum’s exhibits and its mission. There are approximately 5,000 volumes of books, video tapes, and other resources that are available for research purposes for high school students, college and university students, and others who are doing research into genocide and human rights issues.

    They’re currently looking for a larger venue. The museum is supported by grants and donations.

    The museum is located at 616 Central Ave SW • Albuquerque, NM 87102. Hours: 11A-3:30P Tues-Sun   Phone: 505-247-0606

    In appreciation of today’s program, President Vivien presented Mr. Malik with a packet of Fofo’s lemonade mix, which support Fofo’s Haiti projects.

    There being no additional Rotary business, President Vivien threw us all out at 1:00 PM.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    30 July            Regular Meeting-

    6 Aug              Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    6 Aug              Regular Meeting-NM’s Medical Cannabis Program w/ Joel White.

    9 Aug              We provide dinner at Ronald McDonald House – 4PM.

    13 Aug            Regular Meeting- Equality New Mexico

    20 Aug            Regular Meeting-

    27 Aug            Regular Meeting-

    17 Sept           District Governor Gary King visits our board meeting & regular meeting.

    17 Sept           Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    17 Sept           Regular Meeting-

    24 Oct             International Polio Day

    25-26 Oct       Bi-District Conference in Las Cruces

    2 Nov              Annual Foundation training via “ZOOM”

    17 Mar            St. Patrick’s Day Party???

    23 or 30 June Installation of New Officers

     The family of Rotary is invited to experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6-10 June 2020.

    Thanks to our members for assisting with setting up & striking Club equipment used to run our meeting.

  • 16 Jul 2019 4:27 PM | Anonymous

    Today’s meeting was called to order at 12 Noon by President Vivien . She led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    Visiting Rotarians:    Kathie Williams, Donna Pedace, Caroline Chamblin- All from Del Norte

                                        Regina Guest- ABQ    Lance Ellis- Del Sol

    Dixie Davis- Kybetx TX, Judy Hutchenson- Fredericksburg AM TX, Carroll Wilson-Wimberley TX

    Donna Gary- Wimberley TX, Bill Biggadike- New Braunfels TX

    July is– “Changeover Month”

    We were not able to extort any pin or name tag buck fines today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Today is the 50th anniversary of our first moon landing.

    Vivien borrowed a buck to welcome our Rotarian visitors. Also, our District Community Grant will be soon reviewed.

    Emily thanks Allan for attending the neck scarf manufacturing lessons with her. AND, she has applied for a $1K PNM matching grant (for our Club).

    Patrick ‘s girlfriend is buying the house!

    Dave’s daughter is 48 today and will soon be remarrying!

    Fofo’s happy that one of the Haitian artists is showing at the Santa Fe art show.

    Mollie’s sad for the loss of a friend of 51 years.

    Allan laid out a buck, ‘cause Karen’s away in Montana.

    Pam’s back from 2 weeks’ sightseeing in Poland after consuming way too much heavy food!.

    Michael’s happy that the corporation formed for his Ghana project is now official.

    Our Trivia Quiz Questions for the day from Sgt-at-Arms Cheryl:

    With today’s grand prize: A book on great cleaning secrets.

    Name the five largest US States in order! They’re Alaska, Texas, California, Montana & New Mexico.

    For the Texans: The Sangre de Christo mountains are part of what mountain chain? They’re the southernmost subrange of the Rocky Mountains.

    For the NM members: What flag has NOT been flown over Texas? Yup, it’s Germany.

    And, who is the highest ranking military officer in Texas? – It’s Nimitz.

    What’s the 8750’ highest peak East of the Rockies, in Texas? Guadalupe Peak.

    Club, District & R.I. News and Business:   

    The Club still needs a President-Elect and a Membership Chair. We’ve really got to do something about this problem really soon!

    As of 1 July, it’s time to pay your Rotary membership dues. Please make your checks out to Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia.

    Our work day at the storehouse was a great success! Everyone who signed up actually did show up!

    During September, a large group of Russian medical doctors and hospital administrators will be visiting the area for meetings with local hospitals for an educational program.

    Some of the home hosts work full time, so a few drivers are needed who would pick up one or two doctors at a home in the morning, drop them off at their meeting site, and pick them up at the end of the day, returning to their host home. We need the same driver for any given day, so they know what the guests look like and where the drop off/pickup locations will be. If you’re willing to serve, please copy this note and return your response to pedaceabq@aol.com  indicating which day(s) you could drive (please note your name, club, and phone # so we can be in touch).

    We’re still working on the exact time in the morning and afternoons: September 11, 12, 13, 16 and 17.

    There are still a few slots available for the RFE trip TO Wisconsin- October 3 – 11. If you’re interested in making this trip, send an email to Donna or to Regina. (I ain’t driving!)

    The Polio Plus jar made its usual trip around the room.

    Club members provide program speakers for our meetings. The following Club members will supply meeting program speakers for each month of the 2019-2020 Rotary Year:

    July– Allan     August– Karen            September– Dave       October– Marion

    November– Pat           December- Special Events on 12/ 3, 12/10, 12/17, Holidays 12/24/19 and 12/31/19

    January-Michael        February– Dayna        March– Judy & Libby                        April– Maggie

    May– Emily                June– Pam

    Monthly B.D. “Treats” shall be provided by:   July- Pam    August- Emily                 September- Jan

    October- Maggie        November- Pat           December- Patrick

    Today’s Program: Rotary Friendship Exchange visitors.

    President Vivien welcomed our Rotary visitors from Fredericksburg, Texas and introduced Donna Pedace, District 5520 Rotary Friendship Exchange Co-Chair. She went over a bit of RFE information &  introduced Texas District 5840 PDG Judy Hutchenson, who gave us an overview of District 5840.

    The Texans are visiting Albuquerque as part of the Rotary Friendship Exchange. They’ll be with us from 15 July to19 July. Three Rotary Clubs exist in Fredericksburg: Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg-Morning and Fredericksburg-Nimitz. The Clubs are in District 5840 & Zone 25 and are located near San Antonio & Austin.

    Fredericksburg is a city in central hill country Texas, known for its wineries and founded in 1846. The city's German heritage is on display at the Pioneer Museum, which features settlers' homesteads and artifacts. I wonder if there are any good German bakeries and restaurants there!

    In the nearby town square, Marktplatz, the Vereins Kirche is a replica of a 19th-century German church that once stood in the city. The vast National Museum of the Pacific War features WWII exhibits, including a recreated combat zone. The museum complex is dedicated to all those who served in the Pacific War. The museum contains the Admiral Nimitz Museum, George Bush Gallery of the Pacific War, the Plaza of the Presidents and the Japanese Garden of Peace.

    Also located in this city is LBJ’s country home Park & Historic Site.

    Each of the visiting Rotarians spoke about their Club and gave us a rundown of Club activities in their respective communities. We exchanged banners with each of the Club representatives and PDG Judy also gave us a banner from the Shelter Box organization.

    Following this very informative program, the group will be going turquoise shopping this afternoon.

    There being no additional Rotary business, President Vivien put an end to it all at 1:00 PM.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

     

    21 July            RYLA ~ Girls' Camp starts at 11AM

    21 July            Silver Horizons’ “Strikes for Seniors”- 10A-3P.

    23 July            Regular Meeting-

    30 July            Regular Meeting-

    6 Aug              Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    6 Aug              Regular Meeting-NM’s Medical Cannabis Program w/ Joel White.

    13 Aug            Regular Meeting- Equality New Mexico

    20 Aug            Regular Meeting-

    27 Aug            Regular Meeting-

    17 Sept            District Governor Gary King visits our board meeting & regular meeting.

    24 Oct             International Polio Day

    25-26 Oct        Bi-District Conference in Las Cruces

    2 Nov              Annual Foundation training via “ZOOM”

    17 Mar            St. Patrick’s Day Party???

    23 or 30 June Installation of New Officers

    The family of Rotary is invited to experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6-10 June 2020.

    Thanks to our members for assisting with setting up & striking Club equipment used to run our meeting.

  • 09 Jul 2019 5:36 PM | Anonymous

    President Vivien called our meeting to order at 12 Noon. She led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    Visiting Rotarians:    Dick Bracket (Albuquerque)

    July is– “Changeover Month”

    We collected just one pin or name tag buck fine today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Michael’s happy to be home once more.

    Fofo says that the New Mexico Jazz Workshop 2019 season of Jazz Under the Stars concert is doing well.

    John is celebrating one of his wedding anniversaries today.

    Penny’s happy ‘cause she’s driving again.

    Our Trivia Quiz for the day from Sgt-at-Arms Cheryl:

    Why are we called Rotary? Everyone knew that it’s because the original group rotated the location of their meetings.

    Rotary was founded during February of what year? Once again we knew that it was way back in 1905.

    In Albuquerque, what happened in 1904? Actually  someone knew that it was the very first electric streetcar in our city.

    Club, District & R.I. News and Business:   

    The Club still needs a President-Elect and a Membership Chair.

    As of 1 July, it’s time to pay your Rotary membership dues. Please make your checks out to Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia.

    Emily once again touted our “Don’t Meth With Us” project & gave us the latest news on her progress.

    We have a large group of Russian medical doctors and hospital administrators who will be in the ABQ area for meetings with local hospitals for an educational program during September. 

    A few home hosts work full time and we are in need of a few drivers who would be willing to pick up one or two doctors at a home in the morning, drop them off at their meeting site, and then pick them up at the end of the day and return them to their host home. We need the same driver for any given day, so they know what the guests look like and where the drop off/pick up locations will be. If you are able and willing to serve in this way for one or more days, please copy this note and return your response to  pedaceabq@aol.com  indicating which day(s) you could drive (please note your name, club, and phone # so we can be in touch).

    We are still working on the exact times but it will be morning and mid-late afternoons:

    Sept. 11 Wednesday, Sept. 12 Thursday, Sept. 13 Friday, Sept. 16 Monday, Sept. 17 Tuesday

    The Polio Plus jar made its usual trip around the room.

    We work at Storehouse New Mexico on 12 July, 8:30A to 12 Noon.

    The Storehouse is located at 106 Broadway, SE, Albuquerque, NM.

    Emily has reminded us that, if you have signed up to assist with a Club project, PLEASE SHOW UP!

    Those organizations which we help, depend upon the number of Club members that have volunteered!

    Club members provide program speakers for our meetings. The following Club members will supply meeting program speakers for each month of the 2019-2020 Rotary Year:

    July– Allan     August– Karen            September– Dave       October– Marion

    November– Pat           December- Special Events on 12/ 3, 12/10, 12/17, Holidays 12/24/19 and 12/31/19

    January-Michael        February– Dayna        March– Judy & Libby                        April– Maggie

    May– Emily                June– Pam

    Monthly B.D. “Treats” shall be provided by:   July- Pam    August- Emily                        September- Jan

    October- Maggie        November- Pat           December- Patrick

    Today’s Program: Rotary's Stay in School Project / Mission:Graduate

    Allan introduced Rotarian Dick Brackett, member of the Albuquerque Rotary Club.

    Mission: Graduate’s vision is a world-class education system that provides opportunities for all children and youth to excel and succeed in school, graduate with a post-secondary certificate or degree, and enter a career of their choosing in central New Mexico. Download a pdf version of our brochure.

    At the heart of this work is a big goal, around which all activities are oriented: 60,000 new college degrees and certificates in central New Mexico by 2020.

    To achieve this vision, Partners are united around a common purpose to nurture and develop the next generation of skilled workers, engaged citizens, and civic leaders, by:

    ·        setting big goals for educational attainment

    ·        developing a common agenda

    ·        galvanizing all sectors of the community

    ·        supporting and holding each other accountable as we work toward achievement of the goals

    In 2010 the United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) released its strategic plan, including recommendations to conduct a needs assessment and to develop stronger collaborations within the community. UWCNM commissioned the University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) to conduct this needs assessment.

    In 2012, UWCNM invited the President and CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services to become co-chairs of the newly formed Education Support Initiative. The co-chairs pulled together a group of leaders, that would later become the Vision Council, to develop a vision and goal for the Initiative.

    During 2013, the Vision Council came together to sign the Central New Mexico Education Compact. Under the Compact the Vision Council committed to the Vision, Common Purpose, and Goal that still guides Mission: Graduate’s work to this day.

    In 2014, Mission: Graduate facilitated the formation of three Collaborative Action Networks: the

    ·        High School Graduation Network

    ·        College Completion Network, now known as the College and Career Readiness Network

    ·        Employment Network

    Additionally, Mission: Graduate has formed a partnership with a pre-existing collective impact initiative, known as the Early Childhood Accountability Partnership (ECAP).

    A partnership between Albuquerque area Rotary Clubs, Stay In School / Mission:Graduate, and several Albuquerque Public Schools is helping students to understand the value of their education. Surveys have shown that more than half of the students recognized the importance of graduating high school, following a series of presentations about the value of staying in school. A third of the students found the presentations educational, citing that setting a budget and getting the education and job that provides a means to meet financial needs for a lifestyle of their choosing is important.

    Rotarians have spoken with students at APS high schools about the importance of staying in school. Rotarians have been trained or have assisted in coordination.

    During Stay-in-School conversations, Rotarians speak with students about the benefits of having a diploma as compared dropping out, setting up a budget based on lifestyle expectations, and share their personal experiences on the way to their current life position.

    A new model has emerged whereby individual Rotarians developed a working relationship with a school. In this role, the Rotarian manages logistics, volunteer recruitment and training, and presentation delivery. Mission: Graduate continues to support the work by providing data analysis of survey results.

    The Stay-in-School curriculum supports Mission: Graduate’s college and career readiness strategy. Aligned work helps multiple organizations work toward achieving the same goal.

    Volunteers from Albuquerque-area Rotary clubs take over classes at a High School. Their message: education pays. In New Mexico, individuals without a high school diploma earn an average of $17,785 per year compared to high school graduates, who earn an average of $25,637 per year. A two-year degree recipient earns on average $30,135, and a four-year degree recipient earns an average of $43,230. These data are drawn from the U.S. Census’s 2014 American Community Survey.

    Rotary volunteers walk students through a budget exercise, during which students realize that high school graduates are better able to afford living expenses than people who drop out of school. In a survey response, one student plainly wrote, “School = Money.”

    Note that, in Albuquerque, we’re back to only a 69% graduation rate (It was once 85%)!

    Dick needs volunteers! There’ll be three training sessions for volunteers at the United Way HQ on 6, 14, & 21 August. He asks that we sign up today.

    “Stay In School” classes take place within the first six weeks of the school year. Currently, ten schools are on this program schedule.

    For more information Dick Bracket may be contacted at RBracket@NewMexico.com

    OR, go to www.MissionGraduateNM.org

    In appreciation of today’s program, President Vivien presented Mr. Brackett with a packet of Fofo’s lemonade mix, which support Fofo’s Haiti projects.

    There being no additional Rotary business, President Vivien put an end to it all at 1:00 PM.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    12 July            We work at Storehouse New Mexico today 8:30AM to Noon.

    15 July            RYLA ~ Boys' Camp starts at 12N

    16 July            Regular Meeting- Rotary Friendship Exchange visitors

    21 July            RYLA ~ Girls' Camp starts at 11AM

    21 July            Silver Horizons’ “Strikes for Seniors”- 10A-3P.

    23 July            Regular Meeting-

    30 July            Regular Meeting-

    6 Aug              Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    6 Aug              Regular Meeting-NM’s Medical Cannabis Program.

    13 Aug            Regular Meeting- Equality New Mexico

    20 Aug            Regular Meeting-

    27 Aug            Regular Meeting-

    17 Sept            District Governor Gary King visits our board meeting & regular meeting.

    17 Mar            St. Patrick’s Day Party???

    23 or 30 June Installation of New Officers

    The family of Rotary is invited to experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6-10 June 2020.

    Thanks to our members for assisting with setting up & striking Club equipment used to run our meeting.

  • 02 Jul 2019 7:41 PM | Anonymous

    Following our first board meeting of the Rotary Year, President Vivien called our meeting to order at 12 Noon. She led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    There were no visiting Rotarians or guests this week.         

    July is– “Changeover Month”

    We collected just one pin or name tag buck fine today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Libby was sans hot water for 3 weeks… Now it’s back on but, the AC is out.

    Emily’s in El Paso w/kids for 4 days. Her son will be home in November from Afghanistan.

    Gail’s sad & happy to be leaving NM for FL next week. She’ll be carried on our rolls for the next three months.

    Bruce was just happy to be here today.

    Our Trivia Quiz for the day from Sgt-at-Arms Cheryl:

    As of 10 June, Rotary has raised what amount to PolioPlus? $38mil, $65mil or $100mil?

    Over $100 mil! Cases of poliomyelitis have been reduced by 99.9%.

    Club, District & R.I. News and Business:   

    The New Rotary Year Begins! The 2019-2020 Rotary theme is “Rotary Connects The World”. The new Rotary International President is Mark Daniel Maloney (Decatur, Alabama). Our District 5520 Governor is Gary King (Moriarty). The central District 5520 Lt. Governor is Tony Piño and our Club’s Assistant Governor is Frank Rivera (Rio Rancho).

    Our Club board and directors are as follows:

    President – Vivien      Immediate Past President – Patrick               Secretary – John

    Treasurer – Gloria      Sgt-at-Arms – Cheryl                                     R.I. Foundation – Dave

    Youth Service – Allan                        Projects – Emily         Grants – Marion         PR - Jan

    The Club still needs a President-Elect and a Membership Chair.

    As of 1 July, it’s time to pay your Rotary membership dues. Please make your checks out to Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia.

    Judy stood up & said a tearful “TaTa” to Gail… This’ll be her last meeting with our Club (Yup, there was cake). Gail will remain an official Club member for the next few months ‘til she finds another Club in North Venice, Florida (That’s near Tampa). Gail has been with our Club since 1 October 2014 and has served as President and Service Projects Chair. Since she has already packed for her move and has no room for additional stuff, the Club presented her with an Amazon gift certificate to help buy all new guest room furniture.

    Our RI Foundation chair, David, presented our Immediate Past-President, Patrick, with his third  Paul Harris Fellowship in honor of his service as Club President. The Club has made this award possible by transferring the necessary amount of Club “points” to the RI annual fund in Patrick’s name.

    The Polio Plus jar made its usual trip around the room.

    An RFE group will be visiting from Fredericksburg, TX, 15 July to19 July. The District needs host families for couples or singles. Interested? Call Donna at pedaceabq@aol.com or 349-8850, or Regina Guest at raeguest65@swcp.com or 792-0942. Hosts are responsible for a private bedroom, hopefully a private bath, breakfast each morning, transportation by either themselves or another club member, and possibly a few other costs for some meals and sightseeing. 

    There are still a few slots available for the RFE trip TO Wisconsin- October 3 – 11. If you’re interested in making the trip, send an email to Donna or to Regina. 

    Please remember that all Club members are welcome to attend any of our monthly board meetings.

    The Club’s July project will be:       We work at Storehouse New Mexico on 12 July, 8:30A to 12 Noon.

    The Storehouse is located at 106 Broadway, SE, Albuquerque, NM.

    Emily has reminded us that, if you have signed up to assist with a Club project, PLEASE SHOW UP!

    Those organizations which we help, depend upon the number of Club members that have volunteered!

    Club members provide program speakers for our meetings. The following Club members will supply meeting program speakers for each month of the 2019-2020 Rotary Year:

    July– Allan     August– Karen            September– Dave       October– Marion

    November– Pat           December- Special Events on 12/ 3, 12/10, 12/17, Holidays 12/24/19 and 12/31/19

    January-Michael        February– Dayna        March– Judy & Libby                        April– Maggie

    May– Emily                June– Pam

    Monthly B.D. “Treats” shall be provided by:   July- Pam    August- Emily                        September- Jan

    October- Maggie        November- Pat           December- Patrick

    Member birthdays to celebrate This Month (July): Only John (He’s old)

    Yup! He got the song & all seemed to be in tune (At least with each other).

    Emily just joined up with Blue Star Moms and she mentioned that this organization manufactures neck cooling scarves. They pack them into goodie boxes which are sent to our troops overseas. Fewer and fewer of these scarves are being made! So, Emily suggested that we join in to manufacture these scarves. Our Interact Club is set up for just this sort of project, so they could be asked to help out. There’ll soon be a “how to do it” instructional class. Jobs will include: Cutting, Sewing, Pressing and Filling.

    The “Don’t Meth With Us” grant project continues. Only 4 have signed up with this project and Emily is doing almost all of the work! She has also contacted the DEA, APS, YMCA, APD and the Boys & Girls Clubs to obtain their assistance.

    Today’s Program: Club Assembly

    We reviewed Rotary web pages and discovered how to find important information.

    Bruce Bortner, District 5520 Trainer (AND honorary member of our Club), also discussed the Rio Grande Leadership Academy (Our Club has 8 graduates) and the structure of Rotary and resources of District 5520.

    Rotary Clubs are at the top of the Rotary pyramid.

    Next come the Districts (ours is District 5520). Districts assist the Clubs in that District.

    Then come the zones, which are comprised of several Districts. Our District is now in Zone 26. The Zones provide training for their Districts and helps with Rotary’s public image.

    ZONE 26: USA (AZ, CA, CO, HI, NM, NV, TX): Comprised of districts 5000, 5170, 5220, 5230, 5240, 5280, 5300, 5320, 5330, 5340, 5450, 5470, 5495, 5500, 5520, 5730.

    And, finally there’s Rotary International, based in Chicago, IL. RI runs everything else.

    There being no additional Rotary business, our meeting concluded at 1:00 PM.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    4 July              Independence Day

    9 July              Regular Meeting-

    12 July            We work at Storehouse New Mexico today.

    15 July            RYLA ~ Boys' Camp starts at 12N

    16 July            Regular Meeting-

    21 July            RYLA ~ Girls' Camp starts at 11AM

    21 July            Silver Horizons’ “Strikes for Seniors”- 10A-3P.

    23 July            Regular Meeting-

    30 July            Regular Meeting-

    17 Sept           District Governor Gary King visits our board meeting & regular meeting.

    17 Mar            St. Patrick’s Day Party???

    23 or 30 June  Installation of New Officers

    The family of Rotary is invited to experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6-10 June 2020.

    Thanks to our members for assisting with setting up & striking Club equipment used to run our meeting.

  • 25 Jun 2019 4:49 PM | Anonymous

    This final meeting of the Rotary Year was called to order at 12 Noon by President Patrick. He led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test.

    Visiting Rotarians:    Tony Piño Lt. Gov, (ABQ Del Sol)    Frank Rivera A.G. (Rio Rancho)

                                        Kensey Lyons (Del Norte)   Banjo Bruce also attended as outgoing A.G. 

    Guests:           Robert, Gary, Lisa, Yvonne, Gretchen and Vivien’s son, Aurin.

    Club, District & R.I. News and Business:   

    Don’t forget that your 2019-2020 yearly Rotary dues are to be submitted, starting 1 July. If you don’t want to part with your hoard of cash, write your $125 checks to “Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia”.

    Gail has sold her home & signed up for another place in FL!!!! So, it looks like we’ll be getting the big kissoff in a few months… 

    An RFE group will be visiting from Fredericksburg, TX, 15 July to19 July. The District needs host families for couples or singles. Call Donna at pedaceabq@aol.com or 349-8850, or Regina Guest at raeguest65@swcp.com or 792-0942. Hosts provide a private bedroom, hopefully a private bath, breakfast each morning, transportation by themselves or another club member, and possibly a few other costs for some meals and sightseeing. These costs will be determined by the hosting group.

    There are still a few slots available for the RFE trip TO Wisconsin- October 3 – 11. If you’re interested in making the trip, send an email to Donna or to Regina. 

    Today’s Program:    

    Food and fun were the order of the day!

    Our venue for today’s luncheon and induction ceremony was held at Mykonos Café, located in the Mountain Run Center. Lt. Gov. Tony Piño officiated at our induction ceremony and Frank Rivera swore  in our new board members. Yup, the rumors were true… Lunch was paid for by the Club. Many of our attending members brought a guest along to witness the festivities.

    The 2019-2020 Club board and directors are as follows:

    President – Vivien      Immediate Past President – Patrick   Secretary – John         Treasurer – Gloria

    Sgt-at-Arms – Cheryl             R.I. Foundation – Dave          Youth Service – Allan           

    Svc. Projects – Emily             Grants – Marion                     PR – Jan                      Programs - Karen

    Jan will be doing our public relations and Patrick & Dayna will serve as our webmasters.

    Today, we celebrated a successful 2018-2019 year headed by President Patrick. Our current board members were recognized and President Patrick summarized the Club’s year of achievements.

    Our club’s outgoing AG, Bruce Bortner received our thanks for his year of service and we welcomed our new Assistant Governor, Frank Rivera.

    We then welcomed the new Board and President for Rotary year 2019-2020.

    Our menu today was pretty durn good!

    There were fresh baked bread rolls with oil/spice dipping sauce and a house salad. The entree choices today were Pastitsio, Chicken Souvlaki skewer, Mediterranean Linguine & Parmesan Encrusted Sole .

    There was also a dessert tray of assorted mini dessert bites (Savory Fare Cafe) along with Coffee, Tea and Sodas. 

    There being no additional Rotary business, and since there was only a cash bar, our meeting was concluded one last time by President Patrick at 1:00 PM.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    28 June            CCI’s Canines Golf Classic- We work the luncheon ONLY! 12N to 2PM

    2 July              Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    2 July              Regular Meeting – This’ll be a Club Assembly!

    4 July              Independence Day

    9 July              Regular Meeting –

    16 July            Regular Meeting –

    21 July            Silver Horizons’ “Strikes for Seniors”- 10A-3P.

    23 July            Regular Meeting –

    30 July            Regular Meeting –

    6-10 June 2020 The family of Rotary is invited to experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Thanks to our members for assisting with setting up & striking Club equipment used to run our meeting.
  • 18 Jun 2019 8:36 PM | Anonymous

    Our meeting was called to order at 12 Noon by President Patrick. He led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test.

    Visiting Rotarians:    Tony Piño Lt. Gov, (ABQ DelSol)

    Guests:           Margaret Kramer & Margaret (?), guests of Maggie

    Nary a pin or name tag fine was imposed today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    David gave us the low down on the currently running senior games.

    Maggie spoke to Rob (he called her from Greece).

    Margaret K says hi to all.

    Emily sent a deflated basket ball to her son.

    Fofo’s back from NYC. Her grandson just graduated from H.S. Dan just retired and her clinic is open.

    Tony told us that RYLA is coming up and male councilors are needed (And a few females, too).

    Gloria seems to be happy that Michael is in Ghana.

    Pat put up a question buck: She has a sprinkler system leak… Can someone provide a “fixer”?

    Our Trivia Quiz for the day from Sgt-at-Arms Mollie:  

    Where do the Sangre de Cristo mountains begin & end? They are the southernmost subrange of the Rocky Mountains. They are located in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico (Santa Fe & Vegas).

    Which mountains are older, Sandias or the Organs? Judy won the prize with the Organs.

    What’s the highest mountain peak in NM? It’s Wheeler Peak, at 13,159’

    Club, District & R.I. News and Business:   

    Don’t forget that your 2019-2020 yearly Rotary dues are to be submitted, starting 1 July. If you don’t want to part with your hoard of cash, write your $125 checks to “Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia”.

    Tony Piño announced that Dist. Gov. Gary King’s installation will take place in Stanley, on Saturday.

    Also, he spoke upon next year’s Governor’s Ball. It’ll take place on either 18 or 25 April, at either Sandia Resort or at the ABQ convention center or in his dining room. Both the Del Sol and ABQ Clubs will be running the event. Tables of 10 will sell for $1600. Rotary’s cost is $800 per table. If we can sell tables at $1600, we’ll get $400 back, which we must donate to a children’s charity. The deadline to sell tables is 2 weeks before the event. Tickets will become available on 20 January.

    Our venue for the 25 June luncheon and induction ceremonies will be Mykonos Café. Lt. Gov. Tony Piño will do the honors. Yup, it’s free! Bring a guest. If you really want to sit down and consume some sort of lunch, you’d better have notified President-Elect Vivien that you’d like to witness (or take part in) the proceedings. So far, we have 28 attending. President-Elect Vivien will email the available menu to all. There’ll be 4 entrees, but no desserts. Maybe we should bring a big cake?

    Once again that Polio Plus jar made a trip around the room.

    An RFE group will be visiting from Fredericksburg, TX, 15 July to19 July. The District needs host families for couples or singles. Call Donna at pedaceabq@aol.com or 349-8850, or Regina Guest at raeguest65@swcp.com or 792-0942. Hosts provide a private bedroom, hopefully a private bath, breakfast each morning, transportation by themselves or another club member, and possibly a few other costs for some meals and sightseeing. These costs will be determined by the hosting group.

    There are still a few slots available for the RFE trip TO Wisconsin- October 3 – 11. If you’re interested in making the trip, send an email to Donna or to Regina. 

    During the 2019-2020 Rotary Year, Club members shall once again provide a month’s worth of program speakers for our meetings. Program speakers are still needed for the months of September and January. Please sign up.

    Member birthdays to celebrate during June:  Maggie & Jan

    June’s Monthly B.D. “Treats” are provided by Cheryl.

    Today’s Program:     Bringing Consciousness to Unconscious Bias

    Maggie introduced Jan Maples, President of The Connecting Point, which does facilitating training, organizational development, and Human Resources consulting services. She teaches people to accomplish unprecedented results, communicate powerfully and produce healthy, working relationships among staff and with clients. With a remarkably realistic, pragmatic perspective and collaborative approach, she assists clients in building organizations that people genuinely want to inhabit.

    Ms. Maples examined our beliefs about others which have been dictated by society and work place in general. Her presentation covered the following:

    What is unconscious (implicit) bias?

    Understanding subtle stereotyping and ways that bias occurs.

    Examining what messages we received in our lives about “others”.

    Identifying our own belief systems and social categorization.

    How implicit bias leads to explicit actions.

    Retraining the unconscious mind to modify our behavior.

    She showed us how to become more aware of unconscious bias in order to minimize an unhealthy impact on ourselves and others and to expand and become more inclusive in our view of the world.

    Some audience participation was included, in order to help us understand the ways in which stereotyping occurs. Retraining the unconscious mind to modify our behavior was also covered.

    For more info, call 505-294-2586 or go to www.tcphr.com

    In appreciation of her presentation of today’s program, President Patrick presented Ms. Maples with a packet of Fofo’s lemonade mix, which help to support Fofo’s Haiti projects.

    There being no additional Rotary business, our meeting concluded at 1:00 PM.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    21 June            Summer Begins!

    21 June            We work at the Rio Grande Food Project, 9AM to 12 Noon.

    25 June            Officers’ Induction party & Luncheon - Mykonos Café at 12 Noon (Show up at 11:45A)

    28 June            CCI’s Canines Golf Classic- We work the luncheon ONLY!

    2 July              Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    2 July              Regular Meeting – This’ll be a Club Assembly!

    4 July              Independence Day

    21 July            Silver Horizons’ “Strikes for Seniors”- 10A-3P.

    Thanks to our members for assisting with setting up & striking Club equipment used to run our meeting.
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