Weekly Bulletin

06 Feb 2018 6:12 PM | Anonymous

Upon the conclusion of our monthly board meeting, President Gail called this 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.

Visiting Rotarians:    AG Bill Dennis

Guests:           Various & Sundry

February is “World Understanding Month”

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

We seem to have misplaced the rectangular plastic container, in which resided our name tags! We have searched high & low for it, to no avail… Does anyone have any idea to whence it has gone? If we must replace all of those name tags, it’ll cost us $7.50 each!!!!

Don’t forget the yearly dinner that we provide and serve at Casa Esperanza on 21 Feb. 10 members are signed up. President Gail will set the menu details. 

There’s a date set for 7 March, when we’re scheduled to work with Silver Horizons at a food bank OR at their warehouse. This helps to fulfill our Club’s Community Grant obligation.

We’ll soon arrange a combined meeting with Kelly Hayes-Dutro and our Manzano H.S. Interact Club.

District 5520 assembly – 24 March @ Crowne Plaza- 10A-3P- $25 to attend. Register at District website. Foundation Dinner- same evening @ Crowne Plaza- $50

Dave has District Cruise raffle tickets available for our Club members. Please pick up your tickets @ $10 ea. Buy or sell what you can. Ten would be nice.

“Roots to Wings” Project: The Rio Rancho Club has asked us to provide 6-7 volunteers to man their fundraising booth on 14 April at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel. We can earn $400-$500. We’d better do this just in case the Bernalillo Beer festival doesn’t happen!

Today’s Program:     HeartStart CPR instructional class

Karen Introduced Ms. Amanda Gabaldon, Foundation Project Coordinator.

The New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation, a nonprofit organization, was established in 1999 to help support educational and research initiatives of the New Mexico Heart Institute such as Project Heart Start.  The programs are designed to enhance the cardiovascular health of people in New Mexico. 

Project Heart Start (PHS) is dedicated to training all able individuals to perform compression-only CPR (COCPR) and to encourage and facilitate the placement and utilization of automated external defibrillators (AED). Read more.

A Project Heart Start training session is divided into watching a video, followed by a skill session led by a trainer and a short demonstration of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

This is a non-certification class. The participants learned to

·        assess a victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest,

·        call 911

·        correctly perform chest compressions

·        recognize the signs of a heart attack

·        save someone who is choking by performing  the Heimlich maneuver (abdominal thrusts)

·        use an AED

At the end of the course people have learned to Call 911, Perform 100 to 120 chest compression per minute hard and fast and use an AED if one is available.

Compression-only or hands-only CPR has only two steps to remember:
Calling 911 and pushing on the center of the chest 100 times per minute, hard and fast to the beat of the classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive”. Conventional CPR required checking for a pulse, opening the airway and initiating rescue breathing. These components are no longer needed and not part of the compression-only CPR.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death. Over 300,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually in the United States. Performing compression-only or hands-only CPR can greatly increase a victim’s chance of survival. In the past when someone collapsed fewer than 30% of the time CPR was performed. Now, with the new CPR, bystanders are attempting CPR 70% of the time.

Research has shown that compression-only CPR produces better nutrition for the victim’s organs than conventional CPR with rescue breathing. Breathing was often done improperly, wasted time, and did not add to survival. Removing the rescue breaths encourages people to attempt CPR because it is much easier to perform.

The Good Samaritan laws protect you from any liability if you perform CPR. In New Mexico, the law also protects the layperson who utilizes the automated external defibrillator (AED).

For more information, go to http://www.projectheartstartnm.org    Or call 505-843-2814

There being no further Rotary business, President Gail concluded today’s meeting at 1:15 PM.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

13 Feb             Regular Meeting – It’s a pot luck party day!

14 Feb             Valentine’s Day

16 Feb             Chinese New Year – It’s the year of the dog.

19 Feb             Presidents’ Day

20 Feb             Regular Meeting – New Mexico PBS- Franz Joachim, general manager.

21 Feb             WE prepare & serve dinner at Casa Esperanza – 5 PM – Soup & salads?

27 Feb             Regular Meeting – NM Voices For Children – James Jimenez

1-3 Mar           PETS & “CATS” 12N to 12N in Mescalero, NM @ Inn of the Mountain Gods

6 Mar              Board Meeting @ 10:30AM

6 Mar              Regular Meeting – Rancho de las Golandrias- Laura Gonzales-Meredith

9 Mar              Silver Horizons – Work Gang – 9:30AM to 1:00 PM

11 Mar            DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS !

13 Mar            Regular Meeting – Ghost Ranch – Stephen Picha, Groups & Meetings Representative.

20 Mar            IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING !!!!

20 Mar            Regular Meeting –

24 Mar            District Assembly & Foundation Dinner @ Crowne Plaza hotel.

24 Mar            OUR CLUB’S Pancake Breakfast fundraiser @ The Rock At Noonday.

27 Mar            Regular Meeting –

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 a passport?

PLEASE continue to help us out with setting up and striking the necessary equipment that we use during our meetings!


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

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