Weekly Bulletin

17 May 2022 6:49 PM | Anonymous

Our regular meeting was called to order at 12 Noon and President Emily led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test, followed by a moment of silence & introspection.

Guests:           Martha Ketelle, guest of Pat

May is –Youth Service Month

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag bucks:

Judy’s back from her visit to grandson’s graduation in CA

Maggie Sad buck for her terrier’s plight

Emily’s happy that Pat’s doing very well!

A pin & badge check gathered nary a fine today.

Our PolioPlus donation Jar made another trip around the room.

Following our weekly roll call,

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

Way back in 1872, who was the equal rights party’s candidate for president? Victoria Woodhull.

What’s the May birthstone?? Emily instantly told us that it’s the Emerald!

What’s the month of May’s flowering (toxic) plant? Lily of the Valley!

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

Yesterday, we accomplished our work at the Silver Horizons warehouse.

Our Club’s grant check for $500 was presented to Silver Horizons. It’ll be used for a new frige in Santa Fe.

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 Interfaith organization

Pat introduced Xavier Benevidez, lead organizer. (& Martha Ketelle, a volunteer in abqinterfaith) 

Albuquerque Interfaith is an organization of 15 institutions -- schools, churches, and non-profits all working to create a better community. This is a broad-based, non-partisan, multi-issue organization. Members are united, trained and organized communities across religious, racial, ethnic, economic and geographic lines to work collectively for the common good. Their primary goal is to develop leaders in these institutions who recognize and utilize their power to build a more just society.

ABQI is a part of the West / Southwest Industrial Areas Foundation, a network of organizations building power to revitalize our democracy for constructive social and economic change. They’re part of the Industrial Areas Foundation, the nation's first and largest network of community organizations.

All the organizations of the W/SWIAF are politically non-partisan. They will not endorse any candidate or party for elected office and will not pursue or accept government funding. Their mission is to build organizations that are "universities of public life", dedicated to developing citizens in the fullest sense: participants in our democracy and agents in the creation of a more just society.

Albuquerque Interfaith will soon be changing their name. There’ll also be a “big push” in 2023.

For more information, go to www.abqinterfaith.org

Located in: St. Mark's Episcopal Church 431 Richmond Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: (505) 268-3991

There being no further Rotary business, our meeting was concluded at 1:05 PM.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

24 May            Regular Meeting- 12 Noon    Therapy Canines  & McCue induction

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

5 July              Induction of new Club officials & celebration of Club achievements.

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

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