Weekly Bulletin

06 Apr 2021 5:12 PM | Anonymous

President Allan called this Zoom meeting to order at Noon. The Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-way test followed with a moment of silence and reflection.

April is– “Magazine Month”

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:  

Maggie reminded us of the scheduled “Celebration of Life” for Fofo on 30 May.

Following our weekly roll call,

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

  What do Jimmy Carter, Boris Yeltsin and Jonas Salk all have in common? Answer: They are all Paul Harris Fellows.

  Which was created first, Paul Harris Fellows or Paul Harris Society ? Answer: Paul Harris Fellows – 1957 (Paul Harris Society – 2006)

  Which one is administered at the district level and is given to those who donate $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants? Answer:  Paul Harris Society (about 2% of the RI members, but 17% of the annual fund raising!!)

  What do the following Rotarians have in common? Allan, Pat, Vivien, Penny, Gloria, Pam, and Barrie? Asnwer:  They all have birthdays in April!  Happy Birthday!

  On April 6, 1909, Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson become the first men to walk on… Answer: The North Pole

  The Games of the I Olympiad, was the first international Olympic Games held in modern history. Organised by the International Olympic Committee, which had been created by French aristocrat Pierre de Coubertin, it was held in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 15 April of what year? Answer: 1896, no women but yes to track suits.

  American composer Leon Carr struck ad jingle gold when he sang, "Sometimes you feel like a nut Sometimes you don't “What was the product and what was the year of the jingle? Answer:”Almond Joy’s got nuts… Mounds don’t” The Hershey Company, which produces both Almond Joy and Mounds, advertised both products in tandem in what became an iconic song. At the end of the commercial, the slogan appeared along with the candy bars. The Carr jingle was in 1970.

  On Apr 6, 1982 what spaceflight once-in-a-lifetime event occurred in New Mexico- Answer: Space Shuttle Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center after landing at White Sands. STS-3 was NASA's third Space Shuttle mission, and was the third mission for the Space Shuttle Columbia. It launched on 22 March 1982, and landed eight days later on 30 March. The shuttle was forced to land at White Sands due to flooding at its originally planned landing site, Edwards Air Force Base. Astronauts Lousma and Fullerton chose to land at White Sands instead of the new Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center because they had trained there. A large-scale equipment movement (reportedly "40 train carloads") from Edwards AFB to White Sands was undertaken. The choice to move the support equipment by rail instead of air cargo planes saved NASA approximately $2 million in transportation costs. High winds at White Sands reduced visibility and delayed the landing by a day. The famous “white sand” (gypsum) got into every crook and cranny of the space shuttle and showed up on every mission after that.

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

Club members provide program speakers for our meetings. Please get in touch with Judy to supply programs for the months of May & June. Let’s consider another meeting at Rotary park!

There’ll be a District Assembly on May 8th for training incoming Club Officers, Directors, and Committee Chairs. The Assembly will be a combination of plenary and breakout sessions with a special guest presenter for the opening session, RI Chief Strategic Officer Tom Thorfinnson. Breakout sessions will be by Club role (e.g., Club Secretary, Club Membership Chair). The Assembly will run all day with three scheduled breakout session times. This provides participants an opportunity to attend breakout sessions for roles other than their own if they wish to learn more about and collaborate with (e.g., Membership Chairs attending the sessions for Public Image Chairs, Service Projects Chairs and Rotary Foundation Chairs). 

There’s a single registration whether participants attend one or more of the breakout sessions. As we get closer to May 8th, Jeff will be sending registrants the detailed agenda and a poll to find out what sessions they plan to attend. Here’s the registration link for the District Assembly. It's also accessible through the District website. Rotary District 5520 Assembly | District 5520 (rotary5520.org)

If you have any questions about the District Assembly, contact Jeff by phone, text, or e-mail.

Jeff Weinrach, Rotary District 5520 Trainer   1-505-400-1403  jweinrach5520@nmia.com

Pat spoke with the manager at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. It seems that the Senior Centers are reopening on a "reservation only" basis. The multigenerational centers' activities have been redirected by the State to serve as child care centers. No one except “cared for children” and their care givers are allowed into those buildings. N. Domingo Baca is also making up meals to hand out to folks who come for a meal. This is the situation until at least 7 June.

Today’s Program:     Induction of Barrie Segall into our Club’s membership

Today, we inducted Rotary’s Barrie Segall into our Club. President Allan did the honors and Barrie is now a most valued member of our family. Welcome to the fold Barrie!

We then got to know a little more about Barrie by hearing about his life experiences.

Barrie shared some stories about his family life, business life and Rotary life.

He began life in Pittsburgh and then to Toronto and back to the USA in Minneapolis, then to Connecticut, followed by Scarsdale, NY, Atlanta, Los Angeles and finally in Albuquerque, NM where there are no earthquakes or hurricanes.

A career in Non-Profits took up most of his time, followed by his working as a consultant to non-profit organizations for 5 years. He has daughters Michelle & Shari and grandchildren.

Barrie was sucked into Rotary during 2010 back in LA (Los Angeles 5). In 2017 he joined up with NM’s Del Sol Club.

During his stint in Rotary, Barrie has served as membership chair in both Clubs and as our District 5520 central region membership chair.

Our Club will be fortunate to have him serve as our Club’s membership chair and fundraising chair during the 2021-22 Rotary Year.


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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

9-10 April       District 5520 Annual Conference via ZOOM!

12 April          Ramadan begins at sundown

13 April          Board meeting at 11AM

13 April          Regular Zoom meeting- The Gourmet Farmer- Tammy Farmer-Stocker

20 April          Regular Zoom meeting- The Legislative Session – Rep. Karen Bash

24 April          Governors’ Charity Ball Telethon

27 April          Regular Zoom meeting- Scandalous Women of the Old West w/Donna Pedace

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

4 May            Regular Zoom meeting- Human Trafficking w/ PDG Tim Parker

8 May            District 5520 Assembly

9 May            Mother’s Day

11 May          Board meeting at 11AM

11 May          Regular Zoom meeting-

18 May          Regular Zoom meeting-

25 May          Regular Zoom meeting-

30 May          A  celebration of Fofo’s life – 3P-8P

31 May          Memorial Day

12-16 June    Rotary International Convention.

20 June          Father’s Day

1 July            The new Rotary Year begins.

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

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