Weekly Bulletin

03 May 2022 6:51 PM | Anonymous

Today’s 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

May is –Youth Service Month

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:  

Pat’s happy that on 22 April, she was 1 year past.

Judy mentioned that it’s national teachers’ day – She remembers her 6th grade teacher… He was a relative of Mollie Eatinger.

Pam traveled this past weekend & glad to be back. Tomorrow she visits friends in Florida.

A pin & badge check gathered nary a fine today.

Our PolioPlus Jar made another trip around the room in search of funds.

Following our weekly roll call,

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

On this day, way back in 1948, CBS started their nightly news program. How long was it scheduled to run? Libby guessed that it lasted only 15 minutes! Who was the first anchor person? Doug Edwards.

On this day in 1954, In Hernandez v. Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that Mexican Americans and all other racial groups in the United States are entitled to equal protection under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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

We’ll be working at Silver Horizons warehouse (1913 Eubank, NE) on May 16th, from 11:30AM.

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

Member birthday anniversaries celebrated during the month of May:   Julia

Today’s Program:     Albuquerque Public Schools- Family Stabilization Project (FSP)

Pat introduced APS Ms. Joey Wilson, community coordinator & Jami Ramos, outreach assistant.

The Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Title I Homeless Project shall provide the means, motivation, and encouragement needed for homeless students to reach their potentials as productive members of society in an educational environment that treats all students with dignity and respect.

Title I is a federally funded program designed to meet the needs of students primarily in the areas of language arts, math, science, and higher thinking skills. Homeless children are eligible for these services regardless of where they attend school.

Homelessness among families has increased considerably in recent years and is most often due to unexpected financial setbacks that create a situation where the family can no longer pay for their housing.  Research indicates that the enriching experiences of a high-quality education can be especially beneficial for homeless children because they provide stability and daily routines that may otherwise be scarce in these children's lives.

The trauma of homelessness, severe poverty, and high mobility combine to wreak havoc on the academic progress of children and youth in school. According to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Education (2020-2021), more and more students continue to struggle with the burden of finding a stable place to live, and the number of homeless students in America has topped 1 million for the first time as a result of the prolonged economic recession. The largest and most important safety net for homeless children and youth is the public school system, which provides both basic services as well as the education that is necessary to avoid poverty as adults.

According to McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, homeless children and youth means “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence” and includes:

·        Children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship, living in emergency or transitional shelters, abandoned in hospitals, or awaiting foster care placement

·        Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings

·        Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings

·        Migratory children who qualify as homeless due to living circumstances described.

For more information, go to www.FamilyStabilization@APS.edu

Location: 1730 University Blvd, SE  Albuquerque, NM   (505) 256-8239

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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

8 May              Mother’s Day

10 May            Board Meeting 11 AM

10 May            Regular Meeting- 12 Noon    Mary Johnson & her new book

17 May            Regular Meeting- 12 Noon

24 May            Regular Meeting- 12 Noon    Therapy Canines

30 May            Memorial Day

31 May            Regular Meeting- 12 Noon    Mandy’s Farm

7 June              Regular Meeting- 12 Noon

14 June            Board Meeting 11 AM

14 June            Regular Meeting- 12 Noon

19 June            Father’s Day

21 June            Regular Meeting- 12 Noon

21 June            First Day of Summer

28 June            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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