Weekly Bulletin

02 Jan 2018 5:47 PM | Anonymous

President Gail called our regular meeting to order at 12 Noon and led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test, followed by a moment of silence and retrospection.

No Visiting Rotarians or Guests attended today’s meeting. 

January is “Rotary Awareness Month”

No pin or name tag fines were collected today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag bucks:

Karen’s happy that NM won it’s bowl game in Tucson.

Mollie’s happy that 2017 is over & done with.

Dave’s happy for the Aggie win… It was a great game… the best of 39 bowl games.

Vivien wished us all a happy new year in Hawaiian!

Gail had a great holiday.

Maggie also wished us a very happy new year in Afrikaans.

New Year’s wishes were also offered in German, Spanish & French!

Sgt-at-Arms Allan’s questions for today: Who, in our Club, is our Club’s R.i.Foundation Chairperson?  President Gail won herself a nail clipper for telling us that it’s DAVE.

A name badge holder was offered to the member who could name our Club Membership Chair. Maggie was able to present Vivien’s name as the holder of that office. Now Maggie’s neighbors will be able to send her to the correct home written on that name badge.

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

Only 363 days left this year! Wow, it’s going by really fast!

Dave mentioned that work at The Rock at Noonday could be scheduled within the next couple of months.

It looks like we’ll help them out on 30 January.

Each week, Jan will input information onto our Club’s “sandwich board”.

In order to accommodate a larger than usual crowd at our meetings, we’ll schedule a bigger room (upstairs) for the next two weeks.

Since the Club membership is committed to provide a working presence at Silver Horizons “Pantry Stops”, Marion will work with Emily to schedule work the grant’s required days.

Our PolioPlus jar travelled about the room to pick up all of our spare change.

Today’s Program:     Club Assembly… A working meeting!

Today, we planned and prioritized our Rotary work. Three areas were focused upon:

Club Membership was addressed by our membership Chair, Vivien.

Vivien offered her thanks to Jan, for the new brochures, business cards and “posters”. All attending members received samples of each. We were reminded that Club members are all Rotary ambassadors. We are to ask potential members to come visit with us at meetings.

Allan reminded us that he has reserved a space at the next H&G show.

A dissertation on The Rotary Foundation (TRF) was accomplished by Dave, our Foundation Chair.

Several points were dwelled upon, including the fact that TRF has a positive impact upon the world. The Mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Remember that over 90% of all TRF funds go toward projects in the world.

Also, the Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) program was discussed. We will attempt to donate to this program, by selling District 5520 cruise tickets. Any amount donated will permit our Club full member participation this year. Tickets will be distributed soon.

Fundraising, a can of worms, was opened up by President Gail. A discussion regarding a method of continuing our pancake breakfast was opened to all attending members. We must, in some manner, replace all of the income, or a large portion of that income ($2800 last year). A lengthy brainstorming session ensued and the following ideas emerged:

Should this fundraiser still take the form of a pancake breakfast? This remains to be seen. We should look into other similar fundraising events, where we could receive a percentage of total sales.

We think that such a Club fundraising event should coincide with a District event, in order to maximize attendance at our planned function.

The District Assembly will take place on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. In Albuquerque.

It was decided that the event shall NOT take place at any of the following venues:

The Manzano High School, North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, The Range Café,

The Village Inn, Chile’s.

We’ll contact and attempt to hold this fundraiser at one of the following venues and set up some sort of split in profits:

Jimmy’s restaurant (Mary B)

Dion’s (Maggie)

The Rock at Noonday (Dave)

Chipotle (Gail)

Crowne Plaza Hotel

If the Manzano HS Interact Club members participate, they’ll receive a portion of our profits.

We’ll sell tickets at N. Domingo Baca site.

Last year, we paid $4 per patron to Applebee’s and $40 to the cook. We charged $9 per ticket.

If it is decided that the pancake breakfast is a “go”, we must advertize once again on the District website.

If all else fails, how about using food trucks at the hotel, after clearing such an event with the hotel.

So, now, we have some sort of a plan. More work will follow.

There being no further Rotary business and because someone else wanted to use the room (some nerve!), President Gail concluded today’s meeting at 1:15 PM.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

School starts up tomorrow!

6 Jan                New Mexico Statehood Day

9 Jan                Board Meeting- 10:30 AM

9 Jan                Regular Meeting – Heart Health with Dr. Barry Ramo

15 Jan              MLK Jr. Day

16 Jan              Regular Meeting – CPR program with “AED” use.

23 Jan              Regular Meeting -

30 Jan              Maybe a working meeting at “The Rock at Noonday”.

6 Feb               Regular Meeting –

13 Feb             Regular Meeting –

14 Feb             Valentine’s Day

19 Feb             Presidents’ Day

20 Feb             Regular Meeting –

27 Feb             Regular Meeting –

1-3 Mar           PETS & “CATS” in Ruidoso, NM (Patrick will attend PETS!)

24 Mar             District Assembly & OUR CLUB’S Pancake Breakfast

26-29 Apr       District 5520 2018 Conference in Santa Fe – at the Eldorado Hotel.

                        Donna Pedace is District 5520’s conference chairperson.

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

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

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