Weekly Bulletin

12 Sep 2017 9:34 PM | Anonymous

September is– “New Generations Month” 

In order to further test our feelings about a possible change in our meeting venue, today we tried out and met at the Church of the Good Shepherd (COGS), located at 7834 Tennyson Street NE, Albuquerque.

Following our monthly board meeting which was attended by DG Doreen, President Gail called our 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:    DG Doreen Kelsey                 ADG Bill Dennis

Guests:           Rev. Sarah Tevis Townes, pastor of COGS 

No pin or name tag buck fines were collected today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks: 

Mollie – Parted with an honest buck, ‘cause Bill lent her a Rotary pin today.

Judy – Was good for a buck for this “earliest” DG visit. She’s also impressed with our “hands on” DG.

Dave – Found $2 (not 50¢ each) for happy and sad: Happy for upcoming cruise trip to Europe, sad to miss 2 meetings, ecstatic over the great pecan pie (by Gail).

Mary B – Parted with a buck to tell of the Farmers vs. Ranchers “golf tournament” this past Saturday.

Mary J –  Put up a buck to say sorry that she’ll be gone ’til 16 Oct. due to lots of company & travel.

Our Sgt-at-Arms Allan’s questions for today: 1- In Sept’s Rotarian, there’s an article titled “The Age of Invention”, about the creativity of older adults, in which it says that young people are just smarter.

Q: Who said that? (No, it wasn’t Allan) Give up?- It was Mark Zuckerberg (BOO!)

2- In ABQ, there’s some great art of steel & glass @ the Metropolitan Forensic Science Center. It’s a BIG magnifying glass. Q: What’s on it? Well, it’s a big fingerprint that’s projected on the walls when the sun hits it. I wonder why only Allan knew this? (It’s located at 5350 2nd Street, NW)

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

Our search for a change in meeting venue continues. President Gail hopes to call a vote on a permanent meeting venue during our 26 September meeting at the Rotary Park picnic. The vote will ask: A- Shall we change venues? B- If we change, shall we meet at N. Domingo Baca OR at the Good Shepherd Church?

Next week, we’ll meet once again at N. Domingo Baca in room 6 on the second floor.

Grant Chair Marion has News on our District Community Grant: Our District grant project with Silver Horizons has been approved and may be starting in October. 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!

Pat has planned 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.

Since it’s Casa Esperanza’s “Pantry Month”, each of us brought cans & non-perishable food to this week’s meeting. Good Work Guys- It looks like we have around $150 in-kind donations.

14 September- A.M.: Club members will begin work once again, on the “Mission:Graduate” stay in school project.

District 5520 Governor Doreen Kelsey visited our Club today. There were sandwiches & libation provided by the Club. As requested by DG Doreen, our gift to her will be a $100 donation to the RI Foundation’s annual fund in our Club’s name!

Our work at the Bernalillo Brew Fest has resulted in a $609.00 check, which will soon be added to our Club coffers.

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.

District 5520 Regional Assembly Sat, October 28, 10am–4pm at Inn At Santa Fe Hotel, 8376 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507, USA (map). Join fellow Rotarians for networking and building bridges in beautiful Santa Fe! Special rate at the Inn is $69/night - specify reservation is for the North Action Team Regional Assembly.

District 5520 Regional Assembly Sun, October 29, 10am–3pm 2953 S Broadway St, T or C, NM 87901, USA (map)

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

Today’s Program:   Rotary District 5520 Governor, Doreen Kelsey

President Gail introduced District Governor Doreen Kelsey to the attending members.

Before proceeding with her comments, DG Doreen presented IPP Karen with a Paul Harris +2 fellowship award. Congratulations, Karen!

DG Doreen then shared with us, the story of her 21 year Rotary journey as a three time Club president and Assistant Governor. Included in her inspirational & amusing comments, was her commitment to the RI Foundation, her journeys to Bangladesh (cataract surgery hospital) & to the Philippines (microcredit startups).

OOOH! And we all received pretty 2017-2018 Rotary theme pins today, from DG Doreen!

A couple of thoughts for the day were presented by Mary B: “To lead a great life: Dream, take action, repeat.” – Jonathan Lockwood Hule

And: “If you have zest & enthusiasm, you attract zest & enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.” – Norman Vincent Peale

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

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

21 Sept            Rosh Hashanah

22 Sept            First Day of fall

22 Sept            Mission of Mercy dental project- Albuquerque

23 Sept            Rotary Leadership Institute (RGA) - Albuquerque

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

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

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

3 Oct               Regular Meeting –

6 Oct               Presidents’ Meeting- AM

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, we decided to throw lots of green stuff into our polio Jar.

31 Oct             Regular Meeting –

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

3-4 Nov           LG/AG Training

1-3 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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