Weekly Bulletin

22 Mar 2022 6:33 PM | Anonymous

SPRINGTIME is here & President Emily is travelling. So, our meeting was called to order by President-Elect Karen. She led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test, followed by a moment of silence.

Guests:           Tonya McCue, guest of Pat

March is – “World Understanding Month ”

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:  

Maggie’s happy to have attended the Van Gogh immersive experience.

Pat’s happy that she just has a sinus infection!

Karen forgot to attend the Silver Horizons festivities.

Gloria’s daughter is going to Copenhagen. Michael’s coming back from Ghana this week!

Cheryl wonders just how much of the Ukraine is really left.

Four of us, plus one, worked at Silver Horizons yesterday & packed up the usual parcels of goodies.

Our bowling teams attended the Silver Horizons “Strikes for Seniors” event on 19 March, at Skidmore’s Holiday Bowl. Prizes were won & a fun time was had by all.

Currently, there’s no District budget for our District Conference. Since the District has asked us to contribute, your board of directors has voted to donate $100 towards the conference cost.

Our PolioPlus Jar even made another trip around the room to help us empty our pockets.

Following our weekly roll call,

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

What’s so special about today? (Besides it being Tuesday) Libby says that today is World Water Day.

On the 22nd of March, 1765, what act was passed in Britain? It was the tax Stamp Act. In U.S. colonial history, first British parliamentary attempt to raise revenue through direct taxation of all colonial commercial and legal papers, newspapers, pamphlets, cards, almanacs, and dice.

On the 22nd of March, 1972, what constitutional amendment was passed? The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification.

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

The website committee met last Friday. We’re getting close to our new site & it’s starting to look good!

Register for our District Conference online at the District 5520 website. Remember that we’ve cancelled our 12N meeting for 5 April, so that we can all attend the “All Club Luncheon” at our District Conference on Friday, 8 April at 12 Noon.

Club members who are providing Program speakers for the Rotary Year:

March – Pamela    April – Libby    May – Pat    June - Mollie

There are NO member birthday anniversaries to celebrate during the month of March.

Today’s Program:     Some things that you don’t know about the Ukraine.

It’s Gloria!!! Through the use of many photos taken on family visits to the Ukraine, Gloria showed us how the country used to look before current events have changed things around a bit.

Her daughter & family resided there for four years, while working for the US State Department.

She has lots of photos of churches, street art, statues/ monuments & hedge hogs. The Ukraine also has their own “GoldenGate”, as proven by real photos!

Additionally, Gloria presented several pictures of her trip to Chernobyl, where that 1986 accident happened.

P.S. Gloria’s son-in-law wants to return to the Ukraine to help out. However, many clearances  & approvals must be obtained from the US, Ukraine & China!


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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

25 March        Website committee meets at Gloria’s – 1:00 PM

29 March        Regular Meeting- 12 Noon – “Wings for Life”

2 April            Ramadan begins at sundown

5 April            NO MEETING! - Attend the All Club Luncheon at our District Conference (8 April-12N)!

7-9 April         District 5520 Conference at Isletta Resort.

12 April          Board Meeting at 11 AM

12 April          Regular Meeting- 12 Noon

15 April          Good Friday & Passover begins at sundown

17 April          Easter

19 April          Regular Meeting- 12 Noon

26 April          Regular Meeting- 12 Noon

30 Apr           Rio Rancho Gala - Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel

4-8 June-2022 R.I. Convention – HOUSTON, TX

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

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