Weekly Bulletin

02 Mar 2021 7:03 PM | Anonymous

Today’s Zoom meeting was called to order by President-Elect Emily at 12 Noon. She led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-way test followed by a moment of silence and reflection.

Visiting Rotarians:    Michael, Barrie Segall & Shari Storm from Edmonds, WA.

March is – “World Understanding Month”

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:  

President Allan couldn’t be contacted directly today. However, Karen says that he’s getting stronger with much therapy and he plans to return home on Friday. If you wish to give him a call (after 3PM) dial up his room ‘phone: (505) 563-4171

John was good for $6: Two bucks for Gretchen’s both eye cataract surgeries & $4 for G&J’s two immunization shots.

Following our weekly roll call,

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

1.     Rotary Clubs in what country will distribute $5 million from USAid to help their communities recover from the Covid pandemic? Answer: Italy! Announcing the grant, USAid Assistant Administrator Brock Bierman said “With Rotary’s knowledge of local needs, we’re now able to target our support to help those most affected by this pandemic, while building stronger and more resilient communities” and  “I am proud to support Rotary because of the organization’s enduring commitment to community-led development.” 

Italy’s 13 regional Rotary districts can each apply for a minimum of three $100,000 grants to support health, education and community development. Eligible activities include providing: equipment for medical facilities, educational supplies and equipment to schools, students and families; and resources to help businesses remain open safely. 

2.     Last week was the anniversary of the 1st mass inoculation against what disease in the US in 1945? Answer: Polio of course! 

3.     Extra Credit: What city/state the above mass inoculation took place in and why there? It was Pittsburgh, Pa, because Salk was doing his primary research at Univ. of Pittsburg.

4.     481 years ago (1540) an expedition sets off from Mexico to explore the Southwest. They discover the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. There’s a nearby State park named for him! It was Francisco Vázquez de Coronado. Born in Spain, Coronado arrived in New Spain (Mexico) in 1535 and was later made Governor of one of its provinces. In 1540, after reports by a Franciscan Friar of the existence of 7 golden cities, he led a large expedition north in search of riches. Finding just villages, his expedition continued on, discovering the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. Returning to New Mexico in 1842 without finding sources of wealth Coronado's expedition was considered a failure. Oh well…..

5.     Who did the Buffalo Soldiers in New Mexico pursue? Answer: Pancho Villa. General Pershing led a punitive expedition against Pancho Villa after the 1916 raid on Columbus, NM.  2 regiments of Buffalo Soldiers who had been guarding the New Mexico Territory border were part of the raid (1 mounted, 1 walking). By 1920 the 3,600 Buffalo Soldiers stationed in Columbus at Camp Furlong represented one of the largest black military communities ever to have resided in the US West, until it’s removal in 1922.The nickname “Buffalo Soliders” began with the Cheyene warriors in 1867, and was a term of respect for the fierce fighting ability of the all-black regiments.

6.     The 14th Academy Awards honored film achievements in 1941 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony is now considered notable, in retrospect, as the year in which -------------------- failed to win Best Picture, which instead was awarded to John Ford's How Green Was My Valley. Ford won his third award for Best Director. Who were the stars of “Green Valley”? Answer: Maureen O’Hara, Anna Lee, Roddy McDowell & Walter Pidgeon.

7.     Who was projected to be the Best Picture that year? Answer: Citizen Kane starring Orson Welles

8.     On this date in 1933, the film named the “4th Greatest Horror Movie in Modern Times” was released in NYC. What was it?  Hints: It had dinosaurs but they weren’t the stars, it took place partially in NYC, there was an ape.  Answer: King Kong!

9.     Who was the leading female actor?  Answer: Fay Wray. According to her autobiography, On the Other Hand, Wray recounts that Cooper had told her he planned to star her opposite the "tallest, darkest leading man in Hollywood". She assumed he meant Clark Gable until he showed her a picture of Kong climbing the Empire State Building.

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

Club members provide program speakers for our meetings. To supply programs for the months of March, April, May & June, please contact Judy. What do you want us to know?

A consensus of Club members present agreed to donate $500 of Club funds to Hands of the Caribbean Inc. a 501C3 NM nonprofit at http://handsofthecaribbean.com to support education and health services in Haiti . We’ll “present” the donation to Fofo’s daughter when she speaks to the Club on 16 March.

Today’s Program:     How To Work Together When We Can’t Be Together

Shari Storm had to introduce herself today, since President Allan & Judy didn’t quite touch base on today’s program.

Shari’s vision is to improve peoples' lives by contributing to their success and being enjoyable to work with.

Maintaining Momentum / How to Work Together When We Can’t Be Together Social distancing creates all sorts of stressors on working relationships. Learn a few tips that can be used to ensure interaction with co-workers, teams, clients, or anyone else, with grace and empathy. Small changes in the way you communicate can have a long-lasting impact on the connection you have with those you value the most.

Today’s hints and subject matter:

Don’t run a business (or a Club) like a battlefield but, like a sport.

A problem well stated is a problem ½ solved.

Speak directly to someone when dealing with anything sensitive.

Find your go to phrase (or noise) to use when you don’t want to say anything at all.

Be deliberate about what & how you celebrate… Start new rituals.

Also discussed were unique stressors, i.e. we’re all on edge, with a lot of uncertainty.

For more info, go to www.category6consulting.com                Or call (425) 367-8818

Covid rules: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=adley+covid+rules+video

My book:https://category6consulting.com/purchase-motherhood-is-the-new-mba/

There being no additional Rotary business, we adjourned at 1:00 PM.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

6 Mar              President-Elect Training Part 1 via zoom- 9A to 12:30P

9 Mar              Board Meeting at 11AM

9 Mar              Regular Zoom meeting –

13 Mar            President-Elect Training Part 2 via zoom.

14 Mar            Daylight Savings Time Begins. Stay up & change your clocks at 2AM

16 Mar            Regular Zoom meeting –

17 Mar            St. Patrick’s Day

20 Mar            Rotary Leadership Institute, Part 3, Via Zoom.

20 Mar            First Day of Spring!

23 Mar            Regular Zoom meeting –

27 Mar            President-Elect Training Part 3 via zoom.

27 Mar            Passover

30 Mar            Regular Zoom meeting –

4 April             Easter Sunday

9-10 April        District 5520 Annual Conference – It’ll be only via ZOOM! (What a bummer!)

12 April           Ramadan begins at sundown

24 April           Governors’ Charity Ball (Maybe) – Albuquerque Convention Center- 5PM to 11PM

1 May              Rotary Leadership Institute, Part 1, Via Zoom.

9 May              Mother’s Day

12-16 June      Rotary International Convention in Taipei (We Hope!).

20 June            Father’s Day

1 July              The new Rotary Year begins.

15 July            Saint Swithin’s day.

4-8 June-2022  International Convention – HOUSTON, TX !!

The Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia.  For more information on service, please contact us:  service@RotarySandia.org

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