Weekly Bulletin

14 Sep 2021 8:53 PM | Anonymous

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

September is– “New Generations Month”

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:  

Pam reminded us of our 20 Sept. work date at Silver Horizons. She also noted that her Bobby will take part in another bike ride in CO this weekend.

Judy played 2 hours of pickleball this morning!

Gloria noted that Mike is in Ghana and returns on the 26th.

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

1.     Have you read the Rotary District Newsletter “The Yucca” latest edition?  If so, who was the September 1 speaker for the Albuquerque Downtown Club featured in full color?  Answer:  The Gov of course!  (Go Judy!)

2.     Near what NM town on the old Butterfield Stage Coach route did con men pull off the Great Diamond Swindle of 1872 by salting a nearby mountain with diamonds?  Answer: Lordsburg!  (Quizmaster stumped the crowd on this one!)

3.     On this date in 1814, what poem, originally titled “The Defence of Four M’Henry” was written after the poet witnessed the fort being bombarded? 

      Answer: The Star Spangled Banner  (Go Libby!)

The old PolioPlus Jar made a trip around the room once again…

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

Past President Allan will be providing program speakers for the month of September. We still need a member to supply program speakers for the month of October.

September – Allan      October – Member Bios         November – Barrie     December – Mollie

January – Cheryl        February – Penny                   March – Pamela         April – Libby

May – Pat                   June - Judy

Pamela distributed a work signup sheet for Silver Horizons warehouse. We’ll be packing 100+ bags of food for distribution for meals on wheels. This’ll happen on 20 September (Monday) from 10AM to 1PM.

Bring in your old Rotary magazines for use at our Rotary information table. The info table will be set up in the lobby of N. Domingo Baca.

Pres Emily reviewed this morning’s board meeting work on Club grants… We’ll donate a total of $ 3350

to the following: ShelterBox, NM Child First, Horizons Albuquerque, PB&J, Theodora Ghana Project and the Womens’ Housing Coalition. If you gotta really know the amounts given to each, check out our website’s board minutes (in a week or so… when I get around to it). We also reviewed upcoming changes about our web site and changes to our bank accounts.

President Emily also reviewed some of the happenings at the last presidents’ meeting. Reviewed, were some of the things that local Clubs were doing. The District 5520 PR person, Arturo Barrio, needs stories about what our Club is doing (202) 256-2727; PDG Tom Walker needs us to list our Club goals for the year; Donette reminded us of the 7-9 April District Conference; Our AG mentioned the 24 October Rotary Ball; DG Rausch spoke on upcoming blood drives & Afghan refugee coordination. He would also like to receive any news about new members.

Today’s Program:     Allan led us on a tour of our thoughts, re: 9-11-01 events.

Cheryl introduced our Club’s immediate past president, Allan Bash. Allan led things off, by relating his experiences on 9-11. Each of the attending members followed Allan’s lead by telling us where they were and how the events of that day affected them.

There being no further Rotary business, we vacated the premises at 1:00 PM.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

15 Sept            Yom Kippur begins at sundown

20 Sept            A Work Day at Silver Horizons warehouse – 10A to 1P

21 Sept            Regular Meeting – 12 Noon

22 Sept            First Day of Autumn!!!!

28 Sept            Regular Meeting – 12 Noon

1-2 Oct            Bi-District Conference

12-19 Oct        ABQ Metro Club’s “Pints For Polio”… Let’s help them.

16 Oct             RLI part I – 7:30A-1P via zoom. Register at District 5520 website.

24 Oct             Polio Awareness Day

7-9 Apr-2022  District 5520 Conference at Isletta Resort.

4-8 June-2022 R.I. International Convention – HOUSTON, TX (fly ABQ to IAH)!!

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

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