Weekly Bulletin

26 Apr 2022 9:59 PM | Anonymous

Today’s hybrid meeting was called to order and President Emily led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test, followed by a moment of silence & introspection.

Guests:           Rachel Valenzuela, guest of Pam

April has been – “Rotary Magazine Month ”

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:  

Judy – Found a buck for her daughter’s BD in April. Also, she’ll be visiting grandson’s graduation in CA.

Mollie – Her Rebecca is graduating from West Point!

Emily – Forwarded a buck from Rachel for her membership application. And, a buck from Emily for a very (horribly) rainy visit to NY State.

Libby – A buck for Twuana’s visit.

Cheryl – Thanks to Libby for her April program speakers.

Allan – Parted with a buck “just because”.

Our PolioPlus Jar made another trip around the room and relieved us of our cash.

Following our weekly roll call,

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

What 1981 film w/ Jason Robards was shot in Santa Fe? Libby says that it was “The Lone Ranger”.

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

President Emily presented Cheryl with her first Paul Harris Fellowship today! Congrats Cheryl!

Our Rotary charity ball took place last Saturday night at the convention center… You shoulda seen those gowns! It looked like there were around 500 attending the event.

We have finally received all of the necessary paperwork from Angie Ludi at the Women’s Housing Coalition.

Club members who are providing Program speakers for the Rotary Year:    May – Pat    June - Mollie

Member birthday anniversaries which have been celebrated during the month of April: Allan, Pat, Penny, Gloria & Pamela.

Today’s Program:     Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (LTTR)

Libby introduced Twuana Raupp, co-founder, executive director and lead instructor.

Therapeutic riding in Rio Rancho provides horsemanship equine assisted activities and lessons for all abilities. They specialize in Special Needs children and adults, Veterans, Foster children and Kids without disability. This is a Path Intl, Premier Accredited Center.

During 2008, Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding was established by Mike & Twuana Raupp due to a  need for a supported riding environment for their own disabled daughter. Their mission is to empower and improve the quality of life for people with mental and physical challenges through therapeutic horsemanship, equine assisted activities and educational outreach to all. LTTR currently serves 50 riders per week. LTTR is a 501(c)3  Non-profit Charity.

LTTR is a Premier Accredited Center through PATH, Intl. (Professional Assn. of Therapeutic Riding, Intl.). As of 2012, they have been the only PAC in the entire state of New Mexico. Accreditation is awarded after site visitors confirm compliance with 165 standards of care including facility care, horse care, volunteer training, records documentation, and staff certification.

LTTR has started a new life with their 7 May grand opening celebration at 1 Calle Caballo, Corrales, NM.

They’ll be running a summer program this year. We found that six week scholarships can be made available to those who can’t afford lessons… Cost $385.00.

Currently, LTTR has 10 horses for their programs.

For more information, go to www.lovingthunder.com         (505) 554-9493

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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

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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