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  • 14 Jan 2020 7:18 PM | Anonymous

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

    January is – “Rotary Awareness Month”

    Just one pin or name badge fine was imposed today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Dave parted with four silver certificates (old money ya know) for the return from a caribbean cruise with the grandkids.

    Michael cancelled Gloria’s & his trip to Abu Dhabi next spring due to some altercations there. Also, he has just picked up additional donations for his Ghana projects.

    Penny celebrated birthday anniversaries for BOTH of her sons yesterday

    Gloria had a sad buck ‘cause she’s wearing a boot just like Mollie has.

    Mollie’s happy not to be wearing the old boot & good luck to Karen in Santa Fe.

    Pam’s happy (?) to be leaving on her yearly trek to Florida for around three months.

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

    In the latest Rotarian magazine on pg. 27- complete the Rwandan article title “More than a-----“. Libby completed the title with the word “Library”.

    And, there were three ABQ trivia question cards:

    When was the first NM newspaper published? - 1880

    Why is the KIMO theater unusual? – Besides other things, it’s the cantilevered balcony!

    When was UNM private? It began in 1881 and lasted for just a few years as a private school.

    The Polio Plus loose change jar made a trip around the room.

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

    If you’re waiting for this year’s District’s yearly cruise/raffle tickets, forget about it! It just ain’t gonna happen! Each of us will just have to donate our EREY $100 directly to the RI Foundation this year.

    There’ll be a Rotary Leadership Institute session on January 25th, in Albuquerque. The registration link is up and running on the District 5520 website.

    A signup sheet was passed around today, for work inventory at Silver Horizons on 31 January- 10A-1P and for the Rio Grande Food Project on 21 Feb, from 9AM to 12 Noon.

    Emily’s also thinking of scheduling work at the Rock at Noonday on some day in February.

    Since attendance at Club projects has been “falling off” recently, there’ll be a survey (soon) asking us what projects we really want to do. It looks like survey answers will be discussed at our Club Assembly on 11 February.

    Since we voted with a big “YES” at today’s meeting, there’ll be a St. Patty’s Day celebration at our 17 March meeting w/ finger food, etc.

    Yes, there WAS a Rotary float in the Rose Parade this year.

    We’ve received letters of thanks from the Pegasus Group and from the 1st Unitarian food pantry for our donations.

    The Governor’s Ball - 18 April at Sandia Resort & Casino. Tables of 10 go for $1600. If our Club manages to sell a table, we’ll get $400 back per table. Deadline for table sale is 2 weeks before the event. Individual ticket sales start on 20 January at $160 per person. Let’s see who’ll like to attend… At next week’s meeting, we’ll see if we want to fill up a table.

    Donna Pedace is looking for one more Club to host the Brazilian RFE group on April 14 - 24. Our District will need up to six (6) host families and the group will be with the club for a maximum of either three (3) or four (4) nights during this period.

    Here’s an opportunity to travel on an internationalRFE! There’ll be a group going to District 4845 (Paraguay and NE Argentina) from April 21 to May 2, 2020. We don’t know the exact locations to be visited during this RFE. The visit may include the city of Asuncion, Iguazu Falls, etc. 

    During June 12-26, 2020, our District is hosting a Rotary Friendship Exchange group from Australia.  Each hosting club must provide transportation in their area and halfway between the hosting club before and after the visit. Respond to Donna at pedaceabq@aol.com or to Regina at raeguest65@swcp.com and let them know if you’re willing to host.

    Club members provide program speakers for each month of the Rotary Year:

    January-Michael        February ????          March– Judy & Libby                        April????         

    May– Emily                June– Pam

    January’s birthday anniversary celebrants are Emily, Libby and Mollie.

    Today’s Program:     Why You Should Never Play Monopoly Again

    Michael introduced Doug Lindsey, of MGM Ltd.

    Doug and his family own and play LOTS of games!

    Board games have changed a lot over the past 20 years.

    Today, we learned about new types and mechanics of games.

    We also learned about some tips on games to try with your partner or grandkids.

    Included today, was a history of many games, including Monopoly. Also covered were board games (checkers “droughts”) chess, video games, strategy games, card games, dominos and marbles games.

    He and his family often visit board game stores which exist in all cities.

    Believe it or not, there’s a games hall of fame in Rochester, NY. It’s “The Strong National Museum of Play” Take a look at www.MuseumOFPlay.org

    So, the first game was “a stick”

    In appreciation of today’s program, President-Elect Allan presented Mr. Lindsey with a packet of Fofo’s lemonade, which helps to support her Haiti projects.

    There being no further Rotary business, at 1 PM Allan put an end to it all.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

     

    21 Jan              Regular Meeting "Managing Conflict in Day to Day Life" - Shauna Rampley

    25 Jan              Chinese New Year – 4718, year of the rat.

    25 Jan              RLI Albuquerque, NM- All 3 parts offered @ the Lomas French’s 7:30A-1:30P

    28 Jan              Regular Meeting "Ghana Adventures" –Michael Podolny

    31 Jan              We work at Silver Horizons, inventory from 10AM to 1PM.

    2 Feb               Groundhog Day

    4 Feb               Regular Meeting-

    11 Feb             Board Meeting at 10:30AM

    11 Feb             Regular Meeting- Club Assembly

    14 Feb             Valentine’s Day !

    17 Feb             Presidents’ Day

    18 Feb             Regular Meeting-

    21 Feb             We work at the Rio Grande Food Project- 9A-12N – 600 Coors, NW.

    25 Feb             Regular Meeting-

    29 Feb             “LEAP DAY”!!! (Jimmy Dorsey’s Birthday)

    8 March          Daylight Savings Time Begins

    17 Mar            St. Patrick’s Day – Party Time

    19 March        Spring Begins!

    26-27 Mar       President Elect Training Seminar in Ruidoso

    27-29 Mar       District Conference in Ruidoso

    18 Apr             Governors Ball at Sandia Resort & Casino!

    10 May            Mother’s Day

    25 May            Memorial Day           

    6-10 June        2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu

    11 June            King Kamehameha Day

    21 June            Father’s Day

    23 or 30 June  Installation of New Officers

    1 July              The new Rotary Year Begins!

    12-18 July       Boys RYLA

    18-24 July       Girls RYLA

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

  • 07 Jan 2020 6:34 PM | Anonymous

    Sgt-at-Arms Cheryl called our first regular meeting of the new year to order at 12 Noon. She led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    Visiting Rotarians:    Raffi Andonian, Santa Fe       Joe Rose , Del Sol

    Guests:           Robert Vigil, guest of Pam

    January is – “Rotary Awareness Month”

    One pin fine was imposed today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Joe Rose announced that he had a couple of boxes of very old Rotarian magazines with him, for anyone who’s interested in Rotary history.

    John had the first sad buck of the year for the recent passing of his sponsor (Emily Martin) to Rotary, 25 years ago.

    Gloria had a great holiday in Amsterdam with her daughter. Michael came along also.

    Mollie announced that Marion is scheduled for some eye surgery (once again!).

    Emily celebrated the holidays in El Paso with family.

    Cheryl owes a buck to express her joy about her recent trip to Panama. (There was some birding, too)

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

    So, who travelled the greatest distance over the holidays? Looks like it was Amsterdam!

    In the December Rotarian, “What Worked and What Didn’t- in Ghana” With whom did we partner for a 10 year period? It’s USAID.

    Also Albuquerque was mentioned, i.e. 2 Rotarians from NM… One was Governor… When was that and what # governor was it? Well, it was governor #2 in the year 1917 Ezequiel Cabeza de Baca who was a member of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque.

    The Polio Plus loose change jar traveled around the room.

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

    There’ll be another Rotary Leadership Institute session on January 25th, in Albuquerque. The registration link is up and running on the District 5520 website.

    Two signup sheets were passed around today. One was for painting at Cloud Dancers on Saturday and the other was for work at Silver Horizons on 31 January.

    The Governor’s Ball - 18 or 25 April. Tables of 10 go for $1600. If our Club manages to sell tables, we’ll get $400 back per table. Deadline for table sale is 2 weeks before the event. Ticket sales start on 20 January. Can’t we fill up at least one table?

    Donna Pedace is looking for one more club to host the Brazilian RFE group on April 14 - 24. Our District will need up to six (6) host families and the group will be with the club for a maximum of either three (3) or four (4) nights during this period.

    Here’s an opportunity to travel on an internationalRFE! There’ll be a group going to District 4845 (Paraguay and NE Argentina) from April 21 to May 2, 2020. We don’t know the exact locations to be visited during this RFE. The visit may include the city of Asuncion, Iguazu Falls, etc. 

    During June 12-26, 2020, our District is hosting a fun Rotary Friendship Exchange group from South Australia.  Donna needs to know which clubs will be hosting, so she’ll know which airport they’ll be using for their visit. There’ll be five couples and two solo women. The two women could be in the same home if the host has two bedrooms or a room with two beds. Each hosting club must provide transportation in their area and halfway between the hosting club before and after the visit. 

    Respond ASAP to Donna at pedaceabq@aol.com or to Regina at raeguest65@swcp.com and let them know if you’re willing to host.

    Club members provide program speakers for each month of the Rotary Year:

    January-Michael        February ????          March– Judy & Libby                        April????         

    May– Emily                June– Pam

    January’s monthly B.D. celebration “Treats” will be provided by __???__

    January’s birthday anniversary celebrants are Emily, Libby and Mollie.

    Today’s Program:     "Creating Space for Conflicted Histories”

    Michael introduced Mr. Raffi Andonian, who is currently with New York Life.

    In addition to his talk, Mr. Andonian invited us to partake of a productive dialog today.

    Today’s subjects included historical memory, how events are remembered and perspectives of past events in history.

    Also discussed, were:

    1. Why we remember,

    2. What is the history to be remembered,

    3. What does it mean “to remember”? and

    4. How do we remember?

    Included in our discussions, were differing perspectives and interpretations, personal experiences, empathy leading to understanding and visiting historical sites introduces differing perspectives.

    In appreciation of today’s program, Cheryl presented Mr. Andonian with a packet of Fofo’s lemonade, which helps to support her Haiti projects.

    There being no further Rotary business, at 1 PM our meeting was concluded.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    11 Jan              Inside Ramp Painting at Cloud Dancers (If temperatures permit)- 12N-4PM

    11 Jan              Haiti:After The Earthquake- Art, Culture, Food & Music - $50 at State Fair Grounds

    14 Jan              Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    14 Jan              Regular Meeting "Why You Should Never Play Monopoly Again" - Doug Lindsey

    21 Jan              Regular Meeting "Managing Conflict in Day to Day Life" - Shauna Rampley

    25 Jan              Chinese New Year – 4718, year of the rat.

    25 Jan              RLI Albuquerque, NM- All 3 parts offered @ the Lomas French’s 7:30A-1:30P

    28 Jan              Regular Meeting "Ghana Adventures" –Michael Podolny

    31 Jan              We work at Silver Horizons, inventory from 10AM to 2PM.

    2 Feb               Groundhog Day

    4 Feb               Regular Meeting-

    11 Feb             Board Meeting at 10:30AM

    11 Feb             Regular Meeting-

    14 Feb             Valentine’s Day !

    17 Feb             Presidents’ Day

    18 Feb             Regular Meeting-

    25 Feb             Regular Meeting-

    29 Feb            “LEAP DAY”!!! (Jimmy Dorsey’s Birthday)

    17 Mar            St. Patrick’s Day

    26-27 Mar       President Elect Training Seminar in Ruidoso

    27-29 Mar       District Conference in Ruidoso

    18 OR 25 Apr Governors Ball! Where WILL it be held?

    10 May            Mother’s Day

    25 May            Memorial Day           

    6-10 June        2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu

    11 June            King Kamehameha Day

    21 June            Father’s Day

    23 or 30 June Installation of New Officers

    1 July              The new Rotary Year Begins!

    12-18 July       Boys RYLA

    18-24 July       Girls RYLA

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

  • 24 Dec 2019 4:33 PM | Anonymous

    We did not hold a meeting today due to the fact that it’s Christmas Eve. So, y’all have a happy & merry Christmas.

    December has been – “Family Month” 

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

    The Governor’s Ball - 18 or 25 April. Tables of 10 go for $1600. If our Club manages to reserve a table, we’ll get $400 back. Deadline for table sale is 2 weeks before the event. Ticket sales start on 20 January.

    We really hope that they’ve decided on a location for this event! 

    There’s a Rotary Leadership Institute session scheduled for January 25th. The registration link is up and running on the District 5520 website. Location (tentative):  French - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE,

    Time: 7:30 am - 1:10 pm. Light breakfast will be served on premises.

    There’ll be an international RFE group from our District going to District 4845 (Paraguay and NE Argentina) from April 21 to May 2, 2020. We don’t yet know the exact locations to be visited during this RFE. The visit may include the city of Asuncion, Iguazu Falls, etc.

    During June 12-26, 2020, our District will host a fun Rotary Friendship Exchange group from South Australia.  Donna needs to know which clubs will be hosting, so she’ll know which airport they’ll be using. There’ll be five couples and two solo women. The two women could be in the same home if the host has two bedrooms or a room with two beds. Each hosting club must provide transportation in their area and halfway between the hosting club before and after the visit. 

    Respond to Donna Pedace at pedaceabq@aol.com or to Regina Guest at raeguest65@swcp.com if you’re willing to host that fun group of Australians.

    RYLA: The boys camp will be held Sunday, July 12 through Saturday, July 18. The girls camp will be held Saturday, July 18 through Friday, July 24. They’re always looking for counselors too. Shane Lemon is the director of RYLA and can be contacted at shanelemon@aol.com

    Club members provide program speakers for each month of the Rotary Year.

    January- Michael        February– ????           March– Judy & Libby                        April– ????

    May– Emily                June– Pam

    January’s monthly B.D. celebration “Treats” will be provided by _______. January’s birthday anniversary celebrants are Emily, Libby and Mollie.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    25 Dec             Christmas Day

    26 Dec             Kwanzaa begins

    31 Dec            NO MEETING!

    1 Jan                New Years Day

    7 Jan                Regular Meeting "Creating Space for Conflicted Histories:

                                                         Remembering the Atomic Bomb" - Raffi Andonian

    11 Jan              Painting at Cloud Dancers (If temperatures permit).

    11 Jan              Haiti:After The Earthquake- Art, Culture, Food & Music - $50 at State Fair Grounds

    14 Jan              Board Meeting ar 10:30 AM

    14 Jan              Regular Meeting "Why You Should Never Play Monopoly Again" - Doug Lindsey

    21 Jan              Regular Meeting "Managing Conflict in Day to Day Life" - Shauna Rampley

    25 Jan              RLI Albuquerque, NM- All 3 parts offered @ the Lomas French’s 7:30A-1:30P

    28 Jan              Regular Meeting "Ghana Adventures" –Michael Podolny

    2 Feb               Groundhog Day

    4 Feb               Regular Meeting-

    11 Feb             Board Meeting at 10:30AM

    11 Feb             Regular Meeting-

    14 Feb             Valentine’s Day !

    17 Feb             Presidents’ Day

    18 Feb             Regular Meeting-

    25 Feb             Regular Meeting-

    17 Mar             St. Patrick’s Day

    26-27 Mar       President Elect Training Seminar in Ruidoso

    27-29 Mar       District Conference in Ruidoso at the Ruidoso Convention Center and MCM Elgante.

    18 OR 25 Apr  Governors Ball! Where?

    6-10 June       2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu

    23 or 30 June Installation of New Officers

    12-18 July      Boys RYLA

    18-24 July      Girls RYLA

  • 17 Dec 2019 5:16 PM | Anonymous

    There was no regular meeting today. Instead, at 1PM, we paid our yearly holiday party visits to both Solano and Hannett Houses. Club members provided gifts, goodies and good cheer to the residents of these two assisted living homes. Additionally, Bruce provided musical accompaniment to our feeble attempts at tuneful vocalization.

    December is – “Family Month”

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

    The Governor’s Ball - 18 or 25 April. Tables of 10 go for $1600. If our Club manages to sell tables (a table?), we’ll get $400 back per table. Deadline for table sale is 2 weeks before the event. Ticket sales start on 20 January. Can’t we fill up at least one table?

    There’ll be another Rotary Leadership Institute session on January 25th, in Albuquerque and the registration link is up and running on the District 5520 website.

    Here’s an opportunity to travel on an internationalRFE! There’ll be a group going to District 4845 (Paraguay and NE Argentina) from April 21 to May 2, 2020. We don’t know the exact locations to be visited during this RFE. The visit may include the city of Asuncion, Iguazu Falls, etc. 

    During June 12-26, 2020, our District will host a fun Rotary Friendship Exchange group from South Australia.  Donna needs to know which clubs will be hosting, so she’ll know which airport (El Paso and/or Albuquerque or possibly others) they’ll be using. There’ll be five couples and two solo women. The two women could be in the same home if the host has two bedrooms or a room with two beds. Each hosting club must provide transportation in their area and halfway between the hosting club before and after the visit. 

    Please respond as soon as possible to Donna Pedace at pedaceabq@aol.com or to Regina Guest at raeguest65@swcp.com to let us know if you’re willing to host that fun group of Australians.

    RYLA camp dates: The boys camp will be held Sunday, July 12 through Saturday, July 18. The girls camp will be held Saturday, July 18 through Friday, July 24. They’re always looking for counselors too. Shane Lemon is the director of RYLA and can be contacted at shanelemon@aol.com

    Club members provide program speakers for each month of the Rotary Year. During December, there’ll be special Events on 12/10, 12/17, with holidays on 12/24 and 12/31.

    January-Michael        February– ????           March– Judy & Libby                        April– ????

    May– Emily                June– Pam

    December’s monthly B.D. celebration “Treats” will be provided by Patrick. It looks like that ain’t happening. December’s birthday anniversary celebrants are Michael & Patrick.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    21 Dec             Winter Begins

    22 Dec             Chanukah Begins

    24 Dec            NO MEETING!

    25 Dec             Christmas Day

    26 Dec             Kwanzaa begins

    31 Dec            NO MEETING!

    1 Jan                New Years Day

    7 Jan                Regular Meeting "Creating Space for Conflicted Histories:

                                                         Remembering the Atomic Bomb" - Raffi Andonian

    11 Jan              Painting at Cloud Dancers (If temperatures permit).

    11 Jan              Haiti:After The Earthquake- Art, Culture, Food & Music - $50 at State Fair Grounds

    14 Jan              Board Meeting ar 10:30 AM

    14 Jan              Regular Meeting "Why You Should Never Play Monopoly Again" - Doug Lindsey

    21 Jan              Regular Meeting "Managing Conflict in Day to Day Life" - Shauna Rampley

    25 Jan              RLI Albuquerque, NM- All 3 parts offered @ the Lomas French’s 7:30A-1:30P

    28 Jan              Regular Meeting "Ghana Adventures" –Michael Podolny

    17 Mar             St. Patrick’s Day

    26-27 Mar       President Elect Training Seminar in Ruidoso

    27-29 Mar       District Conference in Ruidoso

    18 OR 25 Apr Governors Ball! Where WILL it be held?

    23 or 30 June Installation of New Officers

    12-18 July       Boys RYLA

    18-24 July       Girls RYLA

    Experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, 6-10 June 2020.

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

  • 10 Dec 2019 5:43 PM | Anonymous

    Following the December board meeting, President-Elect Allan called our regular meeting to order at 12 Noon. He led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    Visiting Rotarians:    Frank Rivera, AG ( Rio Rancho)

    December is – “Family Month”

    No pin or name tag fines were imposed today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Dave offered a recognition buck for Cheryl, suggesting that she be promoted to Master Sgt-at-Arms.

    Gloria’s cell phone didn’t really die… She only needs a portable phone charger (Try Costco).

    Michael coughed up $2- One for the Theodora Project… He received a big donation or two. The other buck was for a long needed vacation with his lovely wife.

    Bruce was happy to be here and next week, too!

    Allan’s looking forward to being a past president once again!

    Pam is also happy to be back, at least for the holidays.

    Cheryl came up with $10 (wow) for attending a wonderful citizenship ceremony.

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

    A Johns Hopkins survey found that Rotarians donated how many hours of public service? It was 47 Million hours per year!

    Cheryl was kind enough to provide holiday gifts for the staff at Solano & Hannett.

    The Polio Plus loose change jar traveled around the room.

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

    Please remember our visits to Solano & Hannett Houses on 17 December at 1:00 PM. Gifts were brought to today’s meeting. Visits to these assisted living homes will replace our regular meeting on that day. Banjo Bruce and James Morrison will supply musical accompaniment for those who attempt to sing traditional songs.

    Solano House is located at 1419 Solano Drive, NE.

    Hannett House is located at 4720 Hannett Ave., NE.

    We have received a letter of thanks from Cloud Dancers.

    The Governor’s Ball - 18 or 25 April. It seems that the host Clubs don’t know where it’ll be held. Tables of 10 go for $1600. If our Club manages to sell tables, we’ll get $400 back per table. Deadline for table sale is 2 weeks before the event. Ticket sales start on 20 January. Can’t we fill up at least one table? So far, nobody has expressed any interest!

    There’ll be another Rotary Leadership Institute session on January 25th, in Albuquerque and the registration link is up and running on the District 5520 website.

    Here’s an opportunity to travel on an internationalRFE! There’ll be a group going to District 4845 (Paraguay and NE Argentina) from April 21 to May 2, 2020. We don’t know the exact locations to be visited during this RFE. The visit may include the city of Asuncion, Iguazu Falls, etc. 

    During June 12-26, 2020, we’re hosting a fun Rotary Friendship Exchange group from South Australia. Since they’re combining this RFE with the R.I. Conference in Hawaii and other travel in the USA, they want to make arrangements as quickly as possible to save on airfare. Donna needs to know which clubs will be hosting, so she’ll know which airport (El Paso and/or Albuquerque or possibly others) they’ll be using for their visit. When hosting clubs are lined up, a specific schedule will be set up as to when they’ll be in each area. There will be five couples and two solo women. The two women could be in the same home if the host has two bedrooms or a room with two beds. Host clubs will make their own determination about what they are willing to provide in the way of meals and sightseeing and what they want the RFE group to pay for. Each hosting club must provide transportation in their area and halfway between the hosting club before and after the visit. 

    Please respond as soon as possible to Donna Pedace at pedaceabq@aol.com or to Regina Guest at raeguest65@swcp.com to let us know if you’re willing to host that fun group of Australians.

    RYLA camp dates and prices:  The new cost for each student is $700 per camper. That’s an increase of $100 per student from last year. The boys camp will be held Sunday, July 12 through Saturday, July 18. The girls camp will be held Saturday, July 18 through Friday, July 24. They’re always looking for counselors too. Shane Lemon is the director of RYLA and can be contacted at shanelemon@aol.com

    Club members provide program speakers for each month of the Rotary Year:

    During December, there’ll be special Events on 12/10, 12/17, with holidays on 12/24 and 12/31  

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

    May– Emily                June– Pam

    December’s monthly B.D. celebration “Treats” will be provided by Patrick, even though we haven’t seen hide nor hair of him in December.

    December’s birthday anniversary celebrants are Michael & Patrick.

    Today’s Program:     Celtic Coyotes Solstice Concert

    Karen introduced the members of Celtic Coyotes.

    The Celtic Coyotes plays and sings traditional music from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and Brittany. But the “Coyote” in the name suggests other possibilities. Most of the music is traditional Celtic, but some is original.

    Celtic Coyotes (Doug Cowan, Stephen Miller and vocalist Anita Amstutz) has a flexible good program for Solstice/Christmas holidays.

    The Coyotes began with Doug Cowan. He was one of the original members of the band. The group sang many songs and played many tunes. 

    They also offered Solstice CDs of their works for sale.

    In appreciation of today’s program, President-Elect Allan presented Doug, Stephen & Anita packets of Fofo’s lemonade, which helps to support her Haiti projects.

    There being no further Rotary business, at 1 PM Allan concluded our meeting.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    17 Dec             NO Regular Meeting- We’ll be visiting Solano & Hannett Houses today at 1PM.

    21 Dec             Winter Begins

    22 Dec             Chanukah Begins

    24 Dec            NO MEETING!

    25 Dec             Christmas Day

    26 Dec             Kwanzaa begins

    31 Dec            NO MEETING!

    1 Jan                New Years Day

    11 Jan              Painting at Cloud Dancers (If temperatures permit).

    11 Jan              Haiti:After The Earthquake- Art, Culture, Food & Music - $50 at State Fair Grounds

    25 Jan              RLI Albuquerque, NM- All 3 parts offered @ the Lomas French’s 7:30A-1:30P

    17 Mar             St. Patrick’s Day

    26-27 Mar       President Elect Training Seminar in Ruidoso

    27-29 Mar       District Conference in Ruidoso

    18 OR 25 Apr Governors Ball! Where WILL it be held?

    23 or 30 June  Installation of New Officers

    12-18 July       Boys RYLA

    18-24 July       Girls RYLA

    Experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, 6-10 June 2020.

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

  • 03 Dec 2019 5:10 PM | Anonymous

    President Vivien called our holiday party to order at 12 Noon (If that was possible).

    Guests: There were three of ‘em!    

    December is – “Family Month”

    This year’s holiday luncheon party took place at Mimi’s Bistro, 4316 The 25 Way. Everyone brought contributions for a food bank collection AND there was a “fun food” exchange. President Vivien has arranged this affair for us and Pat has taken charge of the food bank donations.

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

    Please remember our visits to Casa Solano & Hannett House on 17 December. Buy your gifts ahead of time and bring them to our meeting on 10 December! Don’t forget to wrap & label your gifts.

    The Governor’s Ball - 18 or 25 April. It seems that the host Clubs don’t know where it’ll be held. Tables of 10 go for $1600. If our Club manages to sell tables, we’ll get $400 back per table. Deadline for table sale is 2 weeks before the event. Ticket sales start on 20 January. Can’t we fill up at least one table? So far, nobody has expressed any interest!

    There’ll be another Rotary Leadership Institute session on January 25th, in Albuquerque and the registration link is up and running on the District 5520 website.

    Here’s an opportunity to travel on an internationalRFE! There’ll be a group going to District 4845 (Paraguay and NE Argentina) from April 21 to May 2, 2020. We don’t know the exact locations to be visited during this RFE. The visit may include the city of Asuncion, Iguazu Falls, etc. 

    During June 12-26, 2020, we’re hosting a fun Rotary Friendship Exchange group from South Australia. Since they’re combining this RFE with the R.I. Conference in Hawaii and other travel in the USA, they want to make arrangements as quickly as possible to save on airfare. Donna needs to know which clubs will be hosting, so she’ll know which airport (El Paso and/or Albuquerque or possibly others) they’ll be using for their visit. When hosting clubs are lined up, a specific schedule will be set up as to when they’ll be in each area. There will be five couples and two solo women. The two women could be in the same home if the host has two bedrooms or a room with two beds. Host clubs will make their own determination about what they are willing to provide in the way of meals and sightseeing and what they want the RFE group to pay for. Each hosting club must provide transportation in their area and halfway between the hosting club before and after the visit. 

    Please respond as soon as possible to Donna Pedace at pedaceabq@aol.com or to Regina Guest at raeguest65@swcp.com to let us know if you’re willing to host that fun group of Australians.

    RYLA camp dates and prices:  The new cost for each student is $700 per camper. That’s an increase of $100 per student from last year. The boys camp will be held Sunday, July 12 through Saturday, July 18. The girls camp will be held Saturday, July 18 through Friday, July 24. They’re always looking for counselors too. Shane Lemon is the director of RYLA and can be contacted at shanelemon@aol.com

    Club members provide program speakers for each month of the Rotary Year:

    During December, there’ll be special Events on 12/10, 12/17, with holidays on 12/24 and 12/31  

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

    May– Emily                June– Pam

    December’s monthly B.D. celebration “Treats” will be provided by Patrick.

    December’s birthday anniversary celebrants are Michael & Patrick.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    6 Dec               Cloud Dancers’ fundraiser dinner & silent auction-Vic’s Daily Café 6P-9P $25

    8 Dec               Visit the Pegasus 13th jewelry extravaganza on Sunday, 8 December, 12N to 4PM.

    10 Dec             Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    10 Dec             Regular Meeting- Celtic Coyotes Solstice Concert

    17 Dec             NO Regular Meeting- We’ll be visiting Casa Solano & Hannett House today

    21 Dec             Winter Begins

    22 Dec             Chanukah Begins

    24 Dec            NO MEETING!

    25 Dec             Christmas Day

    26 Dec             Kwanzaa begins

    31 Dec            NO MEETING!

    1 Jan                New Years Day

    11 Jan              Painting at Cloud Dancers (If temperatures permit).

    11 Jan              Haiti:After The Earthquake- Art, Culture, Food & Music - $50 at State Fair Grounds

    25 Jan              RLI Albuquerque, NM

    17 Mar             St. Patrick’s Day

    26-27 Mar       President Elect Training Seminar in Ruidoso

    27-29 Mar       District Conference in Ruidoso

    18 OR 25 Apr Governors Ball! Where WILL it be held?

    23 or 30 June  Installation of New Officers

    12-18 July       Boys RYLA

    18-24 July       Girls RYLA

    Experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, 6-10 June 2020.

  • 26 Nov 2019 6:19 PM | Anonymous

    Well, there was no meeting this week, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We hope that each of our members will celebrate this day, replete with leftovers… Even if you’ve got to make/beg/borrow extra!

    November is – “Foundation Month” 

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

    Please remember our visits to Casa Solano & Hannett House on 17 December. Buy your gifts ahead of time and bring them to our meeting on 10 December! Don’t forget to wrap & label your gifts. 

    The big 3rd December holiday luncheon party at 12 Noon will take place at Mimi’s Bistro, 4316 The 25 Way. There’ll be separate checks and a private room. Bring some food for a food bank collection AND there’ll be a “fun food” exchange. President Vivien has set things up for us and Pat will take charge of the food bank donations.

    The Governor’s Ball - 18 or 25 April. Where? We dunno! A table of 10 goes for $1600. If our Club manages to sell tables, we’ll get $400 back per table. Deadline for table sale is 2 weeks before the event. Ticket sales start on 20 January. Can’t we fill up at least one table? So far, nobody has expressed any interest! 

    Here’s a great opportunity to travel on an international RFE! We’re sending a group of Rotarians to District 4845 (Paraguay and NE Argentina) from April 21 to May 2, 2020. We don’t know the exact locations to be visited during this RFE. The visit may include the city of Asuncion, Iguazu Falls, etc. 

    During June 12-26, 2020, we’ll be hosting an RFE group from South Australia. Since they’re combining this RFE with the R.I. Conference in Hawaii and other travel in the USA, they want to make  arrangements as quickly as possible to save on airfare. We need to know which clubs that will host, so we’ll know which airport (El Paso and/or Albuquerque or possibly others) they’ll be using for their visit. When hosting clubs are lined up, we’ll set a specific schedule when they’ll be in each area. There will be five couples and two solo women. The two women could be in the same home if the host has two bedrooms or a room with two beds. Host clubs will each make their own determination about what they are willing to provide in the way of meals and sightseeing and what they want the RFE group to pay for. Each hosting club must provide transportation in their area and halfway between the hosting club before and after the visit. 

    Please respond as soon as possible to Donna Pedace at pedaceabq@aol.com or to Regina Guest at raeguest65@swcp.com to let us know if you’re willing to host that fun group of Australians.

    Club members provide program speakers for each month of the Rotary Year:

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

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

    May– Emily                June– Pam

    December’s monthly B.D. celebration “Treats” will be provided by Patrick.

    December’s birthday anniversary celebrants are Michael & Patrick.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    28 Nov             Thanksgiving Day

    3 Dec               NO Regular Meeting- It’s party time at Mimi’s! 12 Noon.

    8 Dec               Visit the Pegasus 13th jewelry extravaganza on Sunday, 8 December, 12N to 4PM.

    10 Dec             Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    10 Dec             Regular Meeting- Celtic Coyotes Solstice Concert

    17 Dec             NO Regular Meeting- We’ll be visiting Casa Solano & Hannett House today

    21 Dec             Winter Begins

    22 Dec             Chanukah Begins

    24 Dec            NO MEETING!

    25 Dec             Christmas Day

    26 Dec             Kwanzaa begins

    31 Dec            NO MEETING!

    1 Jan                New Years Day

    17 Mar             St. Patrick’s Day

    26-27 Mar       President Elect Training Seminar in Ruidoso

    27-29 Mar       District Conference in Ruidoso

    18 OR 25 Apr  Governors Ball! Where WILL it be held?

    23 or 30 June Installation of New Officers

    Experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, 6-10 June 2020.

    Thanks to members for assisting with setting up & striking Club equipment used to run our meeting.
  • 19 Nov 2019 6:57 PM | Anonymous

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

    November is– “Foundation Month”

    No pin or name tag fines were imposed today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    So, Karen was out sick for a couple of weeks and she’s happy to be back!

    It appears that no one else was either, happy, sad or proud of anything today.

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

    What is the mission of the Rotary International Foundation? Ya jes gotta remember that it’s “Doing Good In The World”.

    So, the Pilgrims left England. Where did they go first??? Karen & Allan told us that it was Holland! (Then they went to New England.)

    Which US President started up a thanksgiving date? NO, it was Lincoln who set a date! And, of course that date was changed by FDR.

    And then our Polio Plus loose change jar traveled around the room.

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

    There’s a work day on 25 November- We’ll be helping to sort coats at Klothes for Kids – Adelante,

    1520 1st Street, NW- 8:30A to 12:30P

    Don’t forget our visits to Casa Solano & Hannett House on 17 December. Buy your gifts ahead of time and bring them to our meeting on 10 December! Don’t forget to wrap & label your gifts.

    Well, today, Allan was lucky enough to reiterate his life’s history in front of all of us. This event was next in the new series of public self humiliations imposed upon those present. Fortunately, none of his past adventures prompted anyone to call in the attention of law enforcement establishments. However, we did find out a few things which Allan never did tell anyone. Yes, they were interesting, too. The ordained and reverend Bash was married in 1978 to his first wife, Karen. His original aspirations were to lead the life of a hosp. chaplain. That didn’t immediately come to fruition, due to his lack of “parish” experience. Since then he did manage to serve as a pastor of seven congregations, of which only half wanted him to stay on. Allan’s dad was a member of the Kiwanis and couldn’t get Allan to join up. In 1995, he was finally (somehow) accepted into the Rotarian fold and the rest is history.

    Our 3 December 12 Noon holiday luncheon party will now take place at Mimi’s Bistro, 4316 The 25 Way. There’ll be separate checks and a private room. Bring some food for a food bank collection AND there’ll be a “fun food” exchange… So, bring a weird hunk o’food. President Vivien will set things up for us and Pat will take charge of the food bank donations.

    The Governor’s Ball - 18 or 25 April. A table of 10 goes for $1600. If our Club manages to sell tables, we’ll get $400 back per table. Deadline for table sale is 2 weeks before the event. Ticket sales start on 20 January. Can’t we fill up at least one table? So far, nobody has expressed any interest!

    Here’s a great opportunity to travel on an international RFE! We’re sending a group of Rotarians to D4845 from April 21 to May 2, 2020. We don’t know the exact locations to be visited during this RFE.  The visit may include the city of Asuncion, Iguazu Falls, and other parts of Argentina and/or Paraguay. 

    Club members provide program speakers for each month of the Rotary Year:

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

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

    May– Emily                June– Pam

    Monthly B.D. celebration “Treats” are to be provided by:  December- Patrick

    November’s birthday anniversary celebrants are Bruce and Judy.

    Today’s Program:     NM Humanities Council (NMHC)

    Pat  introduced  Ms. Jodi Heddrig, program officer of the NM Humanities Council.

    Since 1972, the New Mexico Humanities Council has sought to engage New Mexicans with history, culture, and diverse humanities topics through Council-conducted public programs and grant funding for special projects. 

    The humanities explore human interaction and reflect on the experiences and meanings of life through the study of languages, literature, history, archaeology, anthropology, philosophy, comparative religion, and interpret the arts and jurisprudence. By applying thought, reason and inquiry, we are able to understand and give meaning to our history and culture, connecting our past, present and future.

    NMHC supports public programs in New Mexico communities which inspire inclusive conversations that strengthen our civil society and celebrate diverse human experiences.

    NMHC’s Mission Statement: Seeking to understand who we are, who we were and who we aspire to be.

    To support public programs in New Mexico communities which inspire inclusive conversations that strengthen our civil society and celebrate diverse human experiences.

    NMHC remains committed to the substance of its statements of mission and goals as follows:

    • to support quality projects and programs which engage humanities scholars and public audiences in a dialogue on topics and issues appropriate to the humanities;

    • to enhance the civic and cultural life of New Mexico's citizens through it projects and programs;

    • to provide easy access to quality humanities programs for citizens and communities throughout New Mexico; and

    • to strive for diversity in the humanities disciplines, formats, humanities scholars, and public audiences involved in NMHC projects and programs. NMHC mission and goals reflect its history, its current relationship with its principal funder, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and sustained commitments by NMHC Board of Directors.

    New Mexico Humanities Council is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of accountability established for nonprofit organizations. They recognize that to assure public confidence in their integrity and activities, comprehensive and accurate information about their policies and financial management must be easily available.

    NMHC also has a speakers bureau which provides 130 programs from 70 speakers. They’re statewide and also fund grants to non-profit organizations. There’s also an art gallery at their offices.

    For more information on the New Mexico Humanities Council, they’re at 4115 Silver Avenue SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87108        (505) 633-7370     
    www.NMHumanities.org

    In appreciation of today’s program, President Vivien presented Ms. Hedderig with a packet of Fofo’s lemonade, which helps to support her Haiti projects.

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

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

     

    25 Nov             We work at Adelante Koats for Kids- 3900 Osuna Rd NE

    26 Nov             NO MEETING!

    28 Nov             Thanksgiving Day

    3 Dec               NO Regular Meeting- It’s party time at Mimi’s! 12 Noon.

    8 Dec               Visit the Pegasus 13th jewelry extravaganza on Sunday, 8 December, 12N to 4PM.

    10 Dec             Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    10 Dec             Regular Meeting- Celtic Coyotes Solstice Concert

    17 Dec             NO Regular Meeting- We’ll be visiting Casa Solano & Hannett House today

    21 Dec             Winter Begins

    22 Dec             Chanukah Begins

    24 Dec            NO MEETING!

    25 Dec             Christmas Day

    26 Dec             Kwanzaa begins

    31 Dec            NO MEETING!

    17 Mar            St. Patrick’s Day

    26-27 Mar       President Elect Training Seminar in Ruidoso

    27-29 Mar       District Conference in Ruidoso

    18 or 25 Apr   Governors Ball! We wonder where it’ll be held!

    23 or 30 June  Installation of New Officers

    Experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, 6-10 June 2020.

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

  • 12 Nov 2019 7:32 PM | Anonymous

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

    Guests:           Christine Robinson, guest of Cheryl

    November is– “Foundation Month”

    Zero pin or name tag fines were imposed today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Emily’s son is “home” in El Paso TX. Next to Ft. Drum in NY State.

    Mollie’s happy too! A friend drove her to Santa Fe to buy a new twilight blue car, since the old one was totaled.

    Gloria will be going to visit her daughter in the Ukraine.

    Cheryl will visit our Civic Plaza on Thursday AM, to meet up with the national Christmas tree.

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

    The R.I. board has a new world zoning structure. There are 34 zones which are changed every 8 years. When did they do this last? Judy got it right… 2017.

    What’s the real name of the Albuquerque Civic Plaza? It’s the Harry E. Kinney City Plaza.

    Our Polio Plus loose change jar made its trip around the room.

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

    There’ll be a couple of work days, as follows:

    16 November- We’ll be sorting food donations for the Letter Carriers Food Drive, at 4600 Paradise NW, near Golf Course road and Paradise. Time: 4:30 till 7:00. This benefits the Road Runner Food Bank.

    25 November- We’ll help sort at Klothes for Kids – Adelante, 1520 1st Street, NW- 8:30A to 12:30P

    Don’t forget our visits to Casa Solano & Hannett House on 17 December. Buy your gifts ahead of time and bring them to our meeting on 10 December! Wrap & label your gifts.

    Our recognition cards sent to school children will continue.

    We’ve received a card from DG King thanking us for our gift during his visit.

    We also received a letter of thanks from Cloud Dancers.

    R.I. has also sent a letter of recognition to our Club, for our PolioPlus donation of $626.16.

    Good News!!! Tom Gallagher, the manager of Domingo Baca, has visited today’s board meeting and will permit our storage and meetings to stay “as is” until the end of June, 2020.

    Your board of directors has determined that our 3 December 12 Noon holiday luncheon party will now take place at Mimi’s Bistro, 4316 The 25 Way. There’ll be separate checks and a private room. Bring some food for a food bank collection AND there’ll be a “fun food” exchange… So, bring a weird hunk o’food. President Vivien will set things up for us and Pat will take charge of the food bank donations.

    The Governor’s Ball - 18 or 25 April, at either Sandia Resort or at the ABQ convention center. Hope that they make up their minds really soon! A table of 10 sells for $1600. If our Club manages to sell tables, we’ll get $400 back per table. Deadline for table sale is 2 weeks before the event. Ticket sales start on 20 January. Think that we’re able to fill up at least one table? So far, nobody has said a thing about this!

    Here’s a great opportunity to travel on an international RFE! We’re sending a group of Rotarians to D4845 from April 21 to May 2, 2020. We don’t know the exact locations to be visited during this RFE.  The visit may include the city of Asuncion, Iguazu Falls, and other parts of Argentina and/or Paraguay. 

    Club members provide program speakers for each month of the 2019-2020 Rotary Year:

    November– Pat

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

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

    May– Emily                June– Pam

    Monthly B.D. celebration “Treats” are to be provided by: November- Pat   December- Patrick

    November’s birthday anniversary celebrants are Bruce and Judy.

    Today’s Program:     Update on Albuquerque ReZoning

    Pat  introduced Mikaela Renz-Whitmore, senior city planner.

    Ms. Whitmore proceeded to tell us all about city planning.

    Long Range Planning is responsible for working with stakeholders in the community to assess how well existing policies, regulations, and City programs are working to meet their goals, maximize opportunities, and address concerns. Specifically, Long Range Planning develops assessments, policies, and program recommendations to guide the physical design and development of Albuquerque. In general, Long Range planners develop and implement coordinated planning for quality growth and development of the City. Doing so balances social, economic, and environmental goals. The historic past and the dynamic present provide the framework upon which the future can be built.

    Long Range planners help property owners understand changes to zoning with the adoption of the Integrated Development Ordinance. Many property owners were eligible for a free zoning conversion until May 2019.

    Beginning in June 2019, Long Range planners began designing the Community Planning Area (CPA) Assessment process with community stakeholders and analyzing baseline data to recommend the order of CPA assessments over the course of 4 years from 2020-2024. Long Range Planning helps to analyze Council-sponsored changes to policies and regulations, including implementation tools such as the Development Process Manual (DPM) and Capital Improvements Program.

    Long Range Planning is responsible for annual updates to the Integrated Development Ordinance and 5-year updates to the ABC Comprehensive Plan.

    Long Range Planning involves thinking about the future and how best to improve quality of life for Albuquerque residents. Long Range Planning works with the community, staff from Council Services, other City Departments, and outside agencies, and other stakeholders to develop goals, priorities, policies, and regulations. Ongoing analysis serves to keep the City’s goals, policies, and regulations up to date with new development trends, community priorities, new technologies, economic development opportunities, and demographic/societal changes.

    Albuquerque City Zoning is a privately held company in Albuquerque, categorized under City Urban Planning and Development. Current estimates show this company has an unknown annual revenue and employs a staff of approximately 20 to 49.

    The mission of the Code Enforcement Division is to implement and administer many of the City’s various property maintenance standards, including the Integrated Development Ordinance, the Uniform Housing Code, the Weed & Anti-Litter Ordinance and similar municipal standards adopted by City Council. These enforcement efforts help to safeguard life and health and protect the community from blight and deterioration.

    From May 2018 to May 2019, the City offered a voluntary zoning conversion process for eligible properties to better match land uses with IDO zones, among other issues.

    Comprehensive City Zoning Code

    The Code Enforcement Division is responsible for administering and enforcing the Comprehensive City Zoning Code. The Comprehensive Zoning Code has been replaced by the Integrated Development Ordinance as of May 17, 2018.

    Planning specifies property usage through review, approval and flexibility.

    Annual updates of zoning take place during July.

    Also covered were City Plans, County Plans and the hierarchy of rules.

    Long range planning involves 12 city areas as of 2017. Changes begin in June 2020.

    There are neighborhood rules, citywide rules and special rules for special places.

    Also discussed, were (in)equity and equality.

    Contact Mikaela Renz-Whitmore, Long Range Planning Manager: (505) 924-3932 or mrenz@cabq.gov.

    Planning department, Urban Design & Development in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 600 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102       (505) 924-3850

    In appreciation of today’s program, President Vivien presented Ms. Renz-Whitmore with a packet of Fofo’s lemonade, which helps to support her Haiti projects.

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

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

     14-20 Nov       Our District’s return RFE trip TO Texas

    16 Nov            We work at the USPS food drive.

    19 Nov            Regular Meeting- NM Humanities Council - Brandon Johnson, Director

    25 Nov            We work at Adelante Koats for Kids- 3900 Osuna Rd NE

    26 Nov            NO MEETING!

    28 Nov            Thanksgiving Day

    3 Dec               NO Regular Meeting- It’s party time at Mimi’s! 12 Noon.

    8 Dec               Visit the Pegasus 13th jewelry extravaganza on Sunday, 8 December, 12N to 4PM.

    10 Dec             Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    10 Dec             Regular Meeting- Celtic Coyotes Solstice Concert

    17 Dec             NO Regular Meeting- We’ll be visiting Casa Solano & Hannett House today

    21 Dec             Winter Begins

    22 Dec             Chanukah Begins

    24 Dec            NO MEETING!

    25 Dec             Christmas Day

    31 Dec            NO MEETING!

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

    26-27 Mar       PETS in Ruidoso

    27-29 Mar       District Conference in Ruidoso

    18 or 25 Apr   Governors Ball! We wonder where it’ll be held!

    23 or 30 June Installation of New Officers

    Experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, 6-10 June 2020.

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

  • 05 Nov 2019 3:06 PM | Anonymous

    Our meeting was called to order at 12 Noon by President-Elect Allan, who led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed. Did you vote today????

    November is– “Foundation Month”

    NO pin or name tag fines were imposed today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    David parted with $2… He’s happy to be back from Chile thru Panama.

    Gloria contributed a frustrated buck ‘cause her Quickbooks ain’t working no more!!!

    Michael had to offset Gloria with a happy buck. His 2nd Theodora project lady is working/training.

    Emily’s son hasn’t arrived at home as yet. Maybe next week!

    Pat’s happy with her newly installed lens… It works!

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

    The November Rotarian magazine, ref the page 17 chart… The USA has the greatest total giving to the Rotary Foundation. Which country gives the next largest amount? Yup, it’s India.

    Re: Global Grants: What’s the 2nd biggest focus? Libby told us that it’s water, sanitation & hygiene.

    What is the focus of the “Kindness” essay? That kindness shown by one doctor to a child.

    Once again, the Polio Plus loose change jar made its trip around the room.

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

    Emily reminded us that there’ll be a couple of work days, as follows:

    16 November- We’ll be sorting food donations for the Letter Carriers Food Drive, at 4600 Paradise NW, near Golf Course road and Paradise. Time: 4:30 till 7:00. This benefits the Road Runner Food Bank.

    25 November- We’ll help sort at Klothes for Kids – Adelante, 1520 1st Street, NW- 8:30A to 12:30P

    So many members showed up at the storehouse! We helped out and alphabetized their records of their volunteers!

    It’s the Cloud Dancers fundraiser tonight- 6:30 PM at Kelly Jo Designs by wine, 6829 4th St NW.

    Don’t forget our visits to Casa Solano & Hannett House on 17 December. Buy your gift ahead of time!

    Rotary Leadership Institute - 9 November - 7:30am to 1:00 PM. Cost - $35 per person per Part (3 Parts are needed to complete your education). When all 3 parts are completed, your Club will reimburse you. This RLI will be at French (Lomas and Eubank). Register at the District website.

    The Governor’s Ball - 18 or 25 April, at either Sandia Resort or at the ABQ convention center. Hope that they make up their minds really soon! A table of 10 sells for $1600. If our Club manages to sell tables, we’ll get $400 back per table. Deadline for table sale is 2 weeks before the event. Ticket sales starts on 20 January. Think that we’re able to fill up at least one table? So far, nobody has said a thing about this!

    Here’s a great opportunity to travel on an international RFE! We’re sending a group of Rotarians to D4845 from April 21 to May 2, 2020. We don’t know the exact locations to be visited during this RFE.  The visit may include the city of Asuncion, Iguazu Falls, and other parts of Argentina and/or Paraguay. 

    Club members provide program speakers for each month of the 2019-2020 Rotary Year:

    November– Pat

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

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

    May– Emily                June– Pam

    Monthly B.D. celebration “Treats” are to be provided by: November- Pat   December- Patrick

    November’s birthday anniversary celebrants are Bruce and Judy.

    Today’s Program:     Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC)

    Pat introduced Evelyn Martinez and the center director, Michael Lucero.

    IPCC strives to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture and to advance understanding by presenting with dignity and respect, the accomplishments and history of the Pueblo people of New Mexico.

    The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a world-class museum and cultural center created as a place where Pueblo people can tell their story. As the gateway to the Pueblos of New Mexico, the IPCC is a necessary first stop for visitors to New Mexico, providing an introduction for understanding the state's landscape, legacy, and story of continuance. The IPCC hosts traditional Native American dances every weekend year round and offers an exciting schedule of cultural, educational, and community activities.

    Known for its collection of Pueblo pottery and murals painted by Pueblo artists, the IPCC also offers a schedule of cultural, educational, and community activities including exhibits, events with Native American artists and leaders, hands-on children’s programs and art festivals. Visitors can experience the award-winning New Native American cuisine of the Pueblo Harvest Cafe and shop at Shumakolowa Native Arts, a trusted destination for authentic handcrafted Native American art, pottery, and jewelry. Today the IPCC leads the world in educating visitors about the legacy of resilience, accomplishments, and living history of Pueblo people and serves as a vibrant place for people of all cultures to share, learn, and discover. The IPCC is entirely owned and operated by the Pueblo tribes of New Mexico. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that depends upon charitable donations, memberships and fundraising events to advance their mission to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture.

    The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center opened its doors on August 28, 1976. The idea for a cultural center originated with the people, Governors, and Tribal Councils of the Pueblos of New Mexico. All Pueblo communities saw the need for creating an institution that would help preserve their cultural inheritance and educate visitors from around the world about their living culture and way of life. Pueblo leaders envisioned a place to support Pueblo and Native American artists, as well as the cultural, social, educational, and economic needs of Pueblo communities.

    The Center was built on land that was part of the Albuquerque Indian School, which was deeded to the Pueblos by the US. Department of the Interior. The central building’s semi-circular shape was modeled after Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon, one of the Pueblo peoples' great architectural achievements. Since 1976, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center has seen many expansions, and in 2016 unveiled its new permanent exhibit, “We Are of This Place: The Pueblo Story”.

    Today, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center continues to be a leading artistic and cultural institution, a much-needed educational resource, and a gathering place for Pueblo people and all tribes of the Southwest.

    There are 19 Pueblo tribes in New Mexico and each Pueblo is a sovereign nation. Today, Pueblo people are located primarily in New Mexico. However, at one time their homeland reached into what is now Colorado and Arizona, where they established incredible dwellings and trading centers like those located at Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico and Mesa Verde in southwestern Colorado. Pueblo people have preserved their identity in the face of multiple colonizing nations and today, as always, they value their identity and traditional ways of life. At the same time they live in modern houses, working and living both on and off their reservations. Their beliefs and actions are still guided by Pueblo Core Values, which include Love, Respect, Compassion, Faith, Understanding, Spirituality, Balance, Peace and Empathy. They continue to participate in traditional celebrations and ceremonies throughout the year, maintaining their connection to their communities, to their ancestors and to the earth.

    The tribes are as follows: Acoma, Cochiti, Jemez, Isleta, Laguna, Nambe, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris,

    Pojoaque, Sandia, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, Taos,

    Tesuque, Zia and Zuni.

    The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is located at 2401 12th Street NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
    Phone: 505-843-7270  For more information, go to
    www.IndianPueblo.org

    Following an extensive Q&A period and in appreciation of today’s program, President-Elect Allan presented Ms. Martinez & Mr. Lucero with packets of Fofo’s lemonade, which helps to support her Haiti projects.

    There being no further Rotary business, at 1 PM President-Elect Allan concluded our meeting.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    9 Nov              Rotary Leadership Institute

    12 Nov            Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    12 Nov            Regular Meeting-Update on ABQ ReZoning - Mikaela Renz-Whitmore

    14-20 Nov       Our District’s return RFE trip TO Texas

    16 Nov            We work at the USPS food drive.

    19 Nov            Regular Meeting- NM Humanities Council - Brandon Johnson, Director

    25 Nov            We work at Adelante Koats for Kids- 3900 Osuna Rd NE

    26 Nov            NO MEETING!

    28 Nov            Thanksgiving Day

    3 Dec               NO Regular Meeting- It’s party time at the Podolny’s… Probably a PM pot luck.

    8 Dec               Visit the Pegasus 13th jewelry extravaganza on Sunday, 8 December, 12N to 4PM.

    10 Dec             Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    10 Dec             Regular Meeting- Celtic Coyotes Solstice Concert

    17 Dec             NO Regular Meeting- We’ll be visiting Casa Solano & Hannett House today

    21 Dec             Winter Begins

    22 Dec             Chanukah Begins

    24 Dec            NO MEETING!

    25 Dec             Christmas Day

    31 Dec            NO MEETING!

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

    26-27 Mar       PETS in Ruidoso

    27-29 Mar       District Conference in Ruidoso

    18 or 25 Apr   Governors Ball! We wonder where it’ll be held!

    23 or 30 June  Installation of New Officers

    Experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, 6-10 June 2020.

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

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