Weekly Bulletin

06 Mar 2018 9:29 PM | Anonymous

Following our monthly board of directors meeting, President Gail called this 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.

Visiting Rotarians:    Kelsey Lyons, Summit County, CO

March is “Literacy Month”

No  pin / name tag fines collected today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag bucks:

Mary B. PETS happened! And a few beers, too.

Vivien Thanks for the get well card from our members, re: her indisposition.

Karen Had chest pains last week… A visit to ER & lots of tests, all is OK… wonder what it really was?

Emily She’s gonna be a grandma in October! After waiting 9 years.

Judy had some information: On 1 March, the Journal’s crossword puzzle clue was “a service above self organization”. Of course, the word ROTARY was the answer!

Libby tossed in a buck for Karen’s ER visit turning out OK.

Sgt-at-Arms Allan’s questions for today: Last week we determined that Barry Rassin (East Nassau) will be our next RI president. What does he think the 2 things that Rotary should keep? Judy won a corn magnet – It’s the 4-way test AND Our Motto “Service Above Self”.

Next, The Rotarian has published 7 things we don’t know about Rotaract Clubs. Can someone name ONE? Yes, you CAN be a member of both Rotary AND Rotaract. They’ve got energy!

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

So, Patrick told us all about PETS and what transpired over that weekend. Also, he commented that many presidents-elect are under 40!

Interact: Wednesday, March 14th.  Save the NEW Date…..The kids are excited about meeting all of us. We’ll buy and bring them lunch and some awards and prizes. Check in at the school front desk at around  11:30AM… The meeting will take place from 12:05PM to 12:25PM.

District 5520 assembly – 24 March @ Crowne Plaza- 10A-3P- $25. To attend, you must register at the District 5520 website. Foundation Dinner- same evening @ Crowne Plaza- $50

Dave has distributed the District Cruise raffle tickets. Pick up your tickets and buy or sell what you can. Ten would be nice. Any that you buy will add to your EREY and Paul Harris Fellowship.

“Roots to Wings” Project: The Rio Rancho Club has asked us to provide 6 to 7 volunteers to man their fundraising booth on 14 April (evening?) 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! This’ll be a book signing event.

Mollie reminded us about our pancake breakfast tickets… Buy 10 for $90 (A special price for today). Hopefully, enough cash will appear “up front”, in order to pay for food & supplies, which we must purchase. We’re donating our paid unused tickets to Interact… they’ll be our guests this year.

The Rotary District 5520 Nominating Committee met on Thursday, March 1, 2018, and selected Past District Governor Tom Walker (Albuquerque), to serve as Vice District Governor 2018-2019. They also selected Gary King (Moriarty), as District Governor Nominee Designate, to serve as District Governor 2020-2021.

Today’s Program:     Dave Fontaine's Africa Trip

Karen introduced our own intrepid traveler, Dave Fontaine, who told us all of the most intimate details about his trip to Africa.

As a paying guest of Micato Safaris, it certainly looks like Dave had a really first class trip through East Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. Lots of great photos attested to this great adventure. Bush flights were also provided in order to expedite travel between national game reserves. “Tented” camps were provided for overnight stays, while excellent meals were also served. Travel within each reserve was provided by special land rover vehicles, which permitted really close up views of those indigenous animals. Two to three night stays at five different tour locations appeared to be the norm during the two week adventure. 

If you save your sheckles, this may very well prove to be a trip which would provide memories to last a lifetime!

Thanks to Dave’s wanderlust and (hopefully) a long life, we may become privy to additional adventures in the future.

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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

10 Mar            Rotary Leadership Institute in ABQ- 7:30A-1:30P. Sign up on the District website.

11 Mar            DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS ! (So soon?)

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

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

17 Mar            Saint Patty’s Day

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

20 Mar            Regular Meeting – Rancho de las Golondrinas - Laura Gonzales-Meredith

24 Mar            District Assembly & 6 PM Foundation Dinner @ Crowne Plaza hotel. 10AM start

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

27 Mar            NO “real” Meeting – It’ll be a field trip today! Maybe to the PBS studios.

30 Mar            Good Friday AND Passover begins.

1 Apr               Easter

3 Apr               Board Meeting

3 Apr               Regular Meeting –

10 Apr             Regular Meeting –

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

17 Apr             Regular Meeting –

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

24 Apr             MAYBE Regular Meeting – (Maybe NOT)

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

27 Apr             All Club Luncheon  - Past Rotary International President, Rick King, Main Speaker

13 May            Mother’s Day

28 May            Memorial Day

17 June            Father’s Day

21 June            Summer Solstice

23-27 June      Rotary Convention in Toronto, Canada… Hope you’ve 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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