Weekly Bulletin

20 Feb 2018 7:11 PM | Anonymous

President Gail called our meeting to order at 12:00N and led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test, followed by a moment of silence and retrospection.

No Guests or Visiting Rotarians were present at today’s meeting.         

February is “World Understanding Month”

Only one pin / name tag fine was collected today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag bucks:

Maggie found a buck to introduce “IMPI” (Warrior) her very small rescued canine companion.

Pat brought greetings from the Amazon, where you can find crocs, birds and many nasty animals!

Mary B. brought some news, re: Jeff Weinrach, our District Governor Nominee. It seems that he just came home from a stay in hospital (very serious stuff) and is doing fairly well.

Gail left her pin & name badge in the car today. (No wonder… she does so very much!)

Sgt-at-Arms Allan’s questions for today: Somehow, he’s acquired many refrigerator magnets as prizes.

Who/what was featured on the cover of the March, 2018 Rotarian magazine? It’s ROTARACT! With a picture of Joan Nairuba, a very active lawyer, Rotaractor & Rotarian. Allan tried to give Pat a pineapple magnet.

Question #2: Who made our box of name tags disappear? Mollie will donate a $10 prize for the correct answer!

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

Yup… our name tags have been lost and we’ll soon be in the process of ordering new name tags! Those members who have hoarded their name tags have “lucked out”. Please let us know who still has theirs, by checking one of two boxes opposite your name, on the printed sheet designated for that purpose.

So, we’ve decided that we need to borrow, beg or steal a secure cabinet in which to store our meeting equipment. Any ideas on how to obtain one? Thoughts? Concerns? If new, it’ll cost us $350 or so.

Don’t forget the yearly dinner that we provide and serve at Casa Esperanza TOMORROW, 21 Feb. at 5 PM. We’ll be serving soups, salads, breads & desserts. Bring your dish AND wear your Rotary vest!

So, it looks like we’ll try to meet in the “big” room (#1) as much as possible. PLEASE check the big white bulletin board located at the facility’s entrance, just to be sure of the room in which we’ll be meeting.

Interact Wednesday, March 7th.  Save the Date…..The kids are excited about meeting all of us. For lunch, we’ll bring them a fruit plate, veggie plate and a couple of pizzas. We’ll be deciding on some awards that we can bestow on these kids in the next week. Also, maybe do a 4 Way Test.

We’ve arranged this combined meeting with Kelly Hayes-Dutro and our Manzano H.S. Interact Club.

Check in at the school front desk at 11:30AM… The meeting takes place from 12:05PM to 12:25PM.

Note: There’ll be an APS foundation grant that’ll appear this summer for Manzano Interact.

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 those District Cruise raffle tickets available for Club members. Please pick up your tickets @ $10 ea. Buy or sell what you can. Ten would be nice. Any that you buy will add to your EREY Paul Harris Fellowship.

“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!

The DaVinci exhibit at The New Mexico Museum of Natural History will be open to Rotarians Only, on 16 April, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. We’ll have to “sign up” soon for the event. Who knows what it’ll cost.

Mollie reminded us about the pancake breakfast tickets… Buy 10 for $90. Hopefully, some of the cash will appear “up front”, in order to pay for food & supplies, which we must purchase.

She also touted our outing at the Tuesday evening lady Lobo’s basketball game, with dinner before.

At their next meeting, your board of directors will address your approved business card advert. from our Club, In the New Mexico Peace Choir’s concert program (24 March & 7–8 April) for $65.00

Today’s Program:     New Mexico PBS-

Karen introduced Bill Pinnell of NMPBS (KNME). He publishes their Ventana magazine.

Today, we learned about how a broadcasting station does what it does, how Public Broadcasting works

and what's new on KNME's schedule.

KNME has been around for the past 60 years (1958) and is older than PBS. The $250 million that PBS receives from the federal government accounts for 20% of its budget. An additional 20% originates from State government budgets, while the remainder comes from public donations.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is an American privately owned non-profit corporation created in 1967 by an act of the United States Congress and funded by the federal government to promote and help support public broadcasting (TV & Radio).

APS & UNM are also very important to the existence of KNME! UNM houses the KNME facility and all of their staff are UNM employees.

NMPBS partners include Albuquerque Public Schools, Boys & Girls Clubs of NM, ABC Community Schools, Explora, ECAP, NMOST, RGEC, Sandia Nat’l Labs & United Way.

NMPBS isn’t left out of the picture when it comes to producing their own shows! Besides documentaries like Cloudstreet (Soaring the American West & Balloon Fiesta), they also produce Painting Santa Fe, NM Masterpieces. They’ll also be doing a show called “The Majesty of Music & Mathematics, which will feature the Santa Fe Symphony at the Lensic Theater. Also, there’s the weekly series “Colores” and New Mexico in Focus.

So, the NMPBS TV digital broadcasting channels lineup is as follows:

KNME 5.1

KNME 5.2 – nmPBS Kids – Kids Shows 24/7

KNME 5.3 – FNX – Devoted to Native American & World Indigenous content

KNMD 9.1 – PBS World – Documentaries, Science, Current Affairs & History

KNMD 9.2 – PBS Create – Cooking, Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Home Improvement & Travel.

KNME is one of the best public supported stations in the United States.

President Gail expressed our appreciation to Mr. Pinnell for his time spent with us today. It looks like the remainder of our speaker appreciation cards disappeared along with our name tags.

Our thought for the day was presented by Libby: “PBS is a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs

Then, there being no further Rotary business, President Gail concluded today’s meeting at 1:00 PM.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

21 Feb             WE prepare & serve dinner at Casa Esperanza – 5 PM – Soups, salads, breads & desserts

24 Feb             Who wants to learn how to CURL? Wanna go with John? It’ll cost you $20

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

7 Mar              We ALL meet at Manzano H.S. Interact

10 Mar            RLI in ABQ- 7:30A-1:30P


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

17 Mar            Saint Patty’s Day

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 –

16 Apr             DaVinci Exhibit- NM Museum of Natural History- 5:30P-7:30P

21-22 Apr       Our Club will have a presence at the H&G show! See Allan to help out!

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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