Weekly Bulletin

24 May 2022 8:12 PM | Anonymous

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

May is –Youth Service Month

Our PolioPlus donation Jar made another trip around the room.

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

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, president Emily inducted Tanya McCue, our newest member, into the family of Rotary. Tanya received her pin from sponsor, Pat. Tanya is now “ours”! Welcome to the fold Tanya. Yes, there were cookies, too!

Today’s Program:     Therapy Canines

Pat introduced Sherry Mangold of Southwest Canine Corps of Volunteers, Inc.

Today we were lucky enough to have three service doggies and their handlers as visitors.

SCCV is a not-for-profit organization in the Albuquerque area. SCCV has more than 70 + members and multiple dogs. They’ve been offering pet therapy to this community for more than 30 years. The organization partners with over 35 facilities, allowing members to visit a wide variety of locations and provide pet therapy to hundreds of individuals in need of a furry friend.​

The types of facilities SCCV works with include hospitals, hospices and nursing homes, assisted living and memory care, rehabilitation centers, public libraries, children’s clinics, schools and colleges and emergency dispatch centers.

They also work with numerous organizations to coordinate special community event opportunities.

​Because SCCV is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers, it is supported only by members’ dues. There is no office, just a post office box and a web site.

As people who are dedicated to their dogs as well as to the people who are served, the Southwest Canine Corps of Volunteers, Inc. and their canine partners offer comfort, compassion and educational opportunities. They strive to facilitate friendship and mutual support among their members as they serve the community.

SCCV volunteers attend many community events, providing canine therapy to attendees. For instance:

·        Each semester several teams attend Cuddle-a-Canine at The University of New Mexico (UNM), the UNM School of Law and Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), to provide stress relief to students studying for exams.

·        Special “Read to the Dogs” sessions are available to elementary teachers who want their classes to develop their reading skills by reading to non-judgmental furry friends.

·        Skilled presenters bring their dogs to local schools to provide dog safety demonstrations, teaching students how to approach an unknown dog and what to do if a dog seems dangerous.

·        Upon special request, individualized programs and presentations involving therapy dog teams are available. SCCV coordinates special events with several facilities such as senior centers, community centers, and organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters and New Mexico Cancer Services.

SCCV therapy dog teams are frequently invited by Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) to participate in interactive presentations. These outreach opportunities are only available through SCCV and are a wonderful benefit for SCCV members.

We also learned today, that there are three types of these working dogs:

Service Dogs, Facility Dogs and Therapy dogs.

For more information, go to www.sccvtherapydogs.com  No ‘phone & no address.

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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

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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