Weekly Bulletin

12 Apr 2022 5:26 PM | Anonymous

Following this month’s board meeting, our meeting was called to order by President Emily. She led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test, followed by a moment of silence & introspection.

Guests:           Tonya McCue, guest of Pat. Tonya is in the process of applying for Rotary membership!

April is – “Magazine Month ”

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:  

President Emily reviewed the latest news from other Clubs which she gathered at her last Friday’s presidents’ meeting.

Our PolioPlus Jar made a trip around the room and relieved us of various sums of hard cash..

Following our weekly roll call,

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

All of the following happened on the 12th of April:

In 1861, the civil war started up & the Confederate forces attacked what fort? Fort Sumtr… Where was that fort? Judy told us that it was in South Carolina.

In 1877, (It’s baseball week!) What was the first safety rule in baseball? It was the introduction of the catcher’s mask! Pam was the only one who knew!

In 1955, What was the great public health vaccine? It was the Salk polio vaccine!

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

The website committee met last Friday. And we’ll do it again & again ‘til we get it right!

A good time was had by all who attended our District 5520 conference! We were treated to informative and enlightening panel discussions, meetings and youth programs. Unfortunately, during the evenings, we could only find cash bars! So, you all missed a great steak dinner at the Saturday night “Celebration of Service” gala. Yup, there were many tuxedos present. AND, during the District awards presentations, OUR CLUB won ourselves the “Enhancing Participant Engagement” award, in the small Club category! It was further explained that the award was earned for our Fun Club Activities during the Rotary year. It must be true, ‘cause our District Governor, Bob, signed the thing.

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

April – Libby    May – Pat    June - Mollie

Member birthday anniversaries to celebrate during the month of April: Allan, Pat, Penny, Gloria, Pamela

Today’s Program:     SAGE

Libby introduced Dennis Weber from SAGE, Albuquerque.

SAGE Albuquerque (started up in 2014) is a key partner of Equality New Mexico Foundation and an affiliate of SAGE USA. There are 29 SAGE affiliates nationwide.

SAGE Albuquerque is the primary provider of support, social, and educational programs for older LGBTQ+ people in Albuquerque. Working with local government agencies, providers, and other LGBTQ+ organizations, their goals are to educate the general public, service providers, and the LGBTQ+ community about the unique challenges older LGBTQ+ adults face and to connect them to opportunities for support. SAGE Albuquerque is a project of the Equality New Mexico Foundation and is managed by an Advisory Committee.

For 40-plus years, SAGE has worked on behalf of LGBTQ+ older people. Building off the momentum of the Stonewall uprising and the emerging civil rights movement, a group of activists came together to ensure that older people could age with respect and dignity. SAGE formed a network of support for LGBTQ+ elders that’s still going and growing today. SAGE is more than just an organization. It’s a movement of caring activists dedicated to providing advocacy, services, and support to older members of the LGBTQ+ community. LGBTQ+ elders fought— and still fight—for our rights. And we will never stop fighting for theirs.

SAGE creates family for elders in our community who need it. SAGE was honored to be named one of the beneficiaries of the WorldPride Opening Concert that took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, on June 26, 2019

We envision a thriving community of older LGBT people with access to resources and support to meet their social, advocacy, educational, and health needs in the Albuquerque metropolitan area.  

Our mission is to provide support for older LGBT people in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area through advocacy, social programs, education, support groups, and resource distribution. We counter isolation, fear, and loneliness by creating a caring community of LGBT elders who will look out for each other and share some laughs.  

                                    We refuse to be invisible!

Managed by an Advisory Committee of mostly older LGBT community members, we provide social and educational programs to enhance the lives of older gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals in Albuquerque and the surrounding area.

SAGE’s goal is to educate the general public, service providers, and the community about the unique challenges that older LGBT adults face and to connect LGBT elders to opportunities for support.

www.EQNM.org                     www. sageabq.org

PO Box 27070 Albuquerque NM 87125        (505) 224-2766

6121 Indian School Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

15 April          Good Friday & Passover begins at sundown

17 April          Easter

18 April          We work at Silver Horizons’ warehouse, packing food for Meals on Wheels – 11:30 AM

19 April          Regular Meeting- 12 N Tracy Weaver and Diane Campbell - New Saranam campus

26 April          Regular Meeting- 12 Noon

30 Apr             Rio Rancho Gala - Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel

3 May              Regular Meeting- 12 Noon

8 May              Mother’s Day

10 May            Board Meeting 11 AM

10 May            Regular Meeting- 12 Noon

17 May            Regular Meeting- 12 Noon

24 May            Regular Meeting- 12 Noon

30 May            Memorial Day

31 May            Regular Meeting- 12 Noon

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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