Weekly Bulletin

19 Sep 2017 8:48 PM | Anonymous

September is– “New Generations Month”

So, this week we met once again at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center- 7521 Carmel Ave. And, instead of the 2nd floor, they had us meet on the first floor once again.

Immediate Past President Karen 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.

No Visiting Rotarians or Guests this week.

No pin or name tag buck fines were collected today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

Mollie parted with a buck to tell of her (& friends) trip on the ART publicity bus ride.

Libby had a sad buck for her friend’s passing on Sunday and another friend who’s in hospital in a coma.

Our Sgt-at-Arms Allan’s questions for today: Who’s picture is on the cover of the October Rotarian magazine? Libby’s instant answer was rewarded with a little paper clip. It’s Bill Gates!

Additionally, there’s an article in the same issue titled “The Fun in Fundraising”. An 18 member Club in IL raises what huge amount? Tom came close, but no cigar. They raise $90,000 each year! How do they do it? Read the article!

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

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?

Allan will be away until 27 September. So, hopefully, a member or two will attend the Manzano H.S. Interact Club Wednesday meetings on 20 & 27 Sept. They meet in room K-113 at 12N to 12:30P.

The day of our board of directors meetings has been changed to the first Tuesday of each month, starting on 3 October.

The Mission of Mercy (MOM) 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 Tuesday, 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 AND there’ll be a liquid prize for the best box lunch.

Pat has set up a “Ghost Tour” 90 minute guided tour in Old Town on 28 September @ 8:00PM. Cost $18. A signup sheet will follow, soon. For those who want to meet for dinner: 6:00 at the St. Clair winery/restaurant just across Rio Grande from Old Town. You must let Pat know today, if you will be coming on the tour and if you want to join in the dinner before the tour.  Based the responses today, she will firm up reservations for the tour and dinner. An email from Pat w/ more info follows.

30 September: Women2Be “Swap it Out” event- $50 tickets & bring some apparel accessory or décor item worth $50+ to trade. 2P-5P. Food, beverages & music provided. Pre register tickets at their website. Event at 834 Alameda, NW. www.women2be.org

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, TorC, NM 87901, USA (map)

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

Today’s Program:   Albuquerque Planning & Urban Development

Mollie Introduced Mr. Russell Brito, Division Manager of the Urban Design & Development Division of the City of Albuquerque.

Mr. Brito outlined the latest planning going on in our city.

The City of Albuquerque Planning Department provides a full range of services from processing building permits to developing long range, regional plans and policies. The department also houses several boards and commissions including, but not limited to, the Development Review Board, Environmental Planning Commission and the Zoning Hearing Examiner.

Existing physical boundaries prevent a great deal of Albuquerque expansion. It appears that one of the only ways to continue the city’s expansion, will be in a vertical direction. A simplification of zoning laws seems to be in order, i.e. the existing 900 zone categories will be brought down to only 20 base zones.

Zoning code regulations will change and technical standards will be updated with an updated comprehensive plan. There’ll be more transparent, enforceable small area protections and there’ll be future long range planning.

Follwing Mr. Brito’s presentation, additional facts were obtained through an extensive Q&A session.

Demographic changes are forseen: In the future, city citizens will be moving around. By 2040, it is calculated that only 20% of our households will have children!

ART “park & ride” lots will exist.

Answers to our questions regarding the future of our water supply can only be answered by a totally separate department- the Water Utility Authority and their 100 year plan.

For more information go to http://www.cabq.gov/planning/            or call (505) 924-3337

They’re located at the Plaza del Sol building, 600 2nd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Our thought for the day wasn’t presented and has gone by the wayside, today.

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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

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. Dinner at 6PM

30 Sept            “Swap it Out” event- Women2Be- 2P-5P- $50 tickets

3 Oct               Board Meeting (NOTE THE NEW DAY!)

3 Oct               Regular Meeting –

6 Oct               Presidents’ Meeting- AM

9 Oct               Columbus Day

10 Oct             Regular Meeting –

17 Oct             Regular Meeting –

21 Oct             Estancia Rotary’s 22nd Pumpkin Chunkin… Ya just gotta go!

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 CLUB’S 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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