Weekly Bulletin

05 Sep 2017 6:50 PM | Anonymous

September is– “New Generations Month”

In order to test our feelings about a possible change in venue, today we tried out and met at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center at 7521 Carmel Ave. NE, Albuquerque. 

President Gail called this meeting to order and led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test followed by a moment of silence and reflection.

Visiting Rotarians:    Christine Glidden, Rio Rancho Sunrise

Two pin or name tag buck fines were collected today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

Dave told of a furniture store owner in New Orleans who permitted anyone who needed shelter to stay in his establishment- free space to all. He was heard to say: Service Above Self!

Pat’s happy for Libby & her computer. It’s working at last! Also, Interact has finished 80 kits for Women2Be.

Gail to Pat, for getting the kit manufacturing going at our Manzano Interact Club

Jan’s happy that out Club facebook page is up & running…So, go and “like” it!

Mary B told of meeting past Rotarians at the brew fest. Maybe we’ll pick up a few new members. Also, go to UBS & donate blood in the name of ROTARY!

Allan told a patron at the brewfest that the ticket was for glasses. She said that she didn’t need glasses & that she had perfect vision!

Emily parted with $2 to thank Fofo for the Club’s free use of the Event Palace since 2010.

Tom asks that we collect & bring in all of our plastic bottle tops. 1000 of them will get a free chemotherapy at UNMH.

Our Sgt-at-Arms Allan’s questions for today: On September 7, what’s happening? No one was aware that the NM State Fair begins!

Giving us another chance, he asked “What happens in 4 days from today?” Mary B won the prize for knowing that it’s the Farmers vs. Ranchers golf tournament.

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

Club members worked at the Mountain West Brew Fest this past Saturday & Sunday. 12 worked on Saturday and 9 on Sunday. The fest was held at Loretto Park in Bernalillo. This was one of only two Club fundraisers and we made at least $500 (maybe $600)for the Club.

Pat is planning a “Ghost Tour” 90 minute walk in Old Town on 28 September @ 8:00PM. Cost $18. A signup sheet will follow, soon. Let’s meet for dinner before the walk.

Pat told us of the great fun at the Isotopes ball game- go to our website for pictures!

Tomorrow morning there’ll be training for the “Stay In School” project.

Big wonderful news: Yay! Our President-Elect has been named... It’s Patrick Zetterholm!

Four of our members have been trained at SARANAM for reading to children. Reading will happen on Wednesdays at either 4-5PM or 5-6PM.

Treasurer Judy let us in on our current bank totals: There’s $4513 spendable in our regular account and $1956 in our Grant account!

Next week we’ll be meeting at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 7834 Tennyson St., NE, Albuquerque.

Turn West off of Tramway onto Tramway Terrace Place. Make a right onto Tennyson Street & go 800 feet to Church. Since it’s Casa Esperanza’s “Pantry Month”, please bring cans & non-perishable food to next week’s meeting.

District 5520 Governor Doreen Kelsey will visit our Club on 12 September board & regular meetings. She’ll be our program speaker that day. Please plan to be present at that meeting! There’ll be sandwiches & libation provided by the Club. Members are to sign up and bring some desserts. Our gift to DG Doreen will be a $100 donation to the RI Foundation in our Club’s name!

Our pending District grant project with Silver Horizons may be starting in October. We have a tentative approval for the grant from District 5520. Dom Bernardi & DG Doreen have expressed their feelings that we’ll be able to keep the remainder of our last grant & use it for Silver Horizons!

Go to the Mission of Mercy (MOM) website to learn about their dental service mission. This is our September ProjectYOU must sign up individually for Friday, September 22 at the 11:30 shift. Click on the link below, read about the mission, and select “Volunteer”. You’ll see the place to register. http://www.nmdentalfoundation.org/whats_new.aspx.

23 September - District 5520 Central Area Rio Grande Academy (RGA), Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) at French Funerals, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE. Cost $35. All three parts of the RLI are being offered simultaneously. Breakfast is included. When you finish all three parts, our Club will reimburse you for $105.00. All members are encouraged to attend. Sign up at District 5520 website www.Rotary5520.org

On 26 September, we’ll meet at Rotary Park (Quintana drive, NE) for a picnic luncheon! Bring a pretty box lunch for auction to members. Label the contents- Peanuts? Shellfish?, etc. Judy will bring desserts.

The PolioPlus “spare change” jar made yet another trip around the room.

Today’s Program:   Women2be’s efforts in Nepal

Karen introduced Christine Glidden, fellow Rotarian and Founder/President of Women to Be.

Ms. Glidden proceeded to give us an update on her Women2Be project. Our Club and our Interact Club have taken part in this project by manufacturing kits for distribution.

Women To Be was established because all women everywhere deserve freedom. The 501c3 organization is the invention of Christine Glidden and she’s on a mission. Two of her Bhutanese friends who now live in the US grew up in Nepal. They have galvanized her into action and she’s on a mission to show that the world has not forgotten the women and girls they left behind; the women and girls who need kits to elevate their dignity.

‘Kits’ of underwear and washable sanitary pads are distributed to girls who too often live with nothing.

Access to underwear and sanitary pads contribute to girls’ overall health and success.

The ‘kits’ last up to three years! Also provided are a sex education class and a calendar to help avoid unintended pregnancies.

When part of an included comprehensive health program, the kits help girls stay in school and learn a skill, avoid serious infection, often delay marriage and have fewer unwanted pregnancies, participate more fully in life and village decisions and develop self-esteem and confidence!

This year’s project will include an R.I. International Grant application with the Dhulikhel Rotary Club (Nepal), w/Ranjeev Shrestha. They’ll attempt to start up a new sewing center with paid operators, to manufacture 5000 of the “kits”.

There are future plans to expand into Chitimukulu Zambia  AND New Mexico.

Christine is also planning to write a book (“IF”).

There are 4 events planned by the organization.

Swap 2017 – Clothing and Accessories for Women. September 30th (Saturday) 2-5pm: An Exchange Event for Women featuring Food, Wine, Live Music in an Elegant Setting.

1.     Buy a ticket ($50)

2.     Bring clothing accessories (nothing that needs to be tried on) or a household item @ $50 or more.

3.     ‘Swap’ the item you bring for another item that someone else brings!

4.     Eat, drink, laugh, listen to music and have fun!

Please attend her events, Spread the word and support/commit our Club to help! She’ll be needing $18K for the RI Grant project.

For more info, go to www.Women2Be.org

 Our thought for the day was presented by Karen: “Whoever saves one life saves the world.”

 There being no additional Rotary business, our meeting was concluded at 1:10 PM.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

7-17 Sept        NM State Fair

9 Sept              District wide “Farmers vs. ranchers “Golf” tournament.

12 Sept            Board Meeting with District Governor

12 Sept            Regular Meeting – Our District Governor Doreen will be the program speaker.

19 Sept            Regular Meeting – We’ll meet back at N. Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center

21 Sept            Rosh Hashanah

22 Sept            First Day of fall

22 Sept            Mission of Mercy project- Albuquerque

23 Sept            Rotary Leadership Institute- Albuquerque

26 Sept            Meeting at Rotary Park- Bring a box lunch to be auctioned off! Quintana Dr. NE 87109

28 Sept            “Ghost Tour” walk in Old Town @ 8:00PM.

?? Oct              Punkin Chunkin at Moriarty… Ya just gotta go!

3 Oct               Regular Meeting –

9 Oct               Columbus Day

10 Oct             Board Meeting

10 Oct             Regular Meeting –

17 Oct             Regular Meeting –

24 Oct             Regular Meeting -

24 Oct             World Polio day! So, what are WE doing about it?

31 Oct             Regular Meeting –

31 Oct             Halloween! Will there be a party????

1-4 Mar 2018  PETS & “CATS” in Ruidoso, NM

24 Mar            2018    District Assembly & OUR Pancake Breakfast

26-29 April, 2018       Save The Date for the District 5520 2018 Conference in Santa Fe – at the Eldorado                Hotel. Donna Pedace is the District 5520 conference chairperson.

23-27 June 2018 –      Rotary Convention in Toronto, Canada… Got your passport?

Thanks to everyone for their continuing assistance with setting up and striking the Club equipment needed to run our meeting.

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

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