Weekly Bulletin

27 Mar 2018 6:33 PM | Anonymous

No meeting today, just a day of rest from our pancake breakfast labors.

March is still “Literacy Month” 

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

Well, we made it through a pancake breakfast at a new location and everyone worked so hard to make it a success. Well done team...Now is the time to reflect on the good the bad and the evil...

Please send President Gail your comments and she will compile them so we can make changes as needed and plan for next year.

Some of the comments that she has received so far: Great Light venue. Good to see what the Rock Does.

Must serve something besides pancakes, especially for people who are health conscious or diabetic. Suggest at least scrambled eggs. Pancakes were cold, rubbery, butter would not spread - need to be right off the grill if we do pancakes again.

Must have “A Frame” sign out on the road to help people find the venue. 

Parking was too crowded (Rotarians must park on the road in the future). 

Need to advertise better, maybe work with another club, maybe have silent auction tables. 

Maybe work more closely with the Rock so that they will advertise through their ministry. 

So, those are examples - while it’s still fresh in your mind, please send comments to all or to President Gail or to Gail and Mollie. 

We served around 111 people this year opposed to 154 last year. Not sure if it was the venue or the march or to whom we sold tickets. It looks like we’ve made $1898.00. Not too shabby.  Great job everyone.

FIVE is the number of wild polio virus cases in 2018.  ZERO is the number of wild polio virus cases in Nigeria this year and last year. ZERO is the number of wild polio virus cases in Pakistan this year. ONE is the number of countries reporting wild polio virus cases in 2018 - only Afghanistan.

Rotary has led this effort since 1979, and the vision to eradicate this disease from the world began at the club level! Pretty much everything happens at the club level, which is the reason for District Assemblies. 

The “All-Club” Luncheon is held every year during the District Conference and is scheduled for Friday, April 27th. All clubs are asked to make that luncheon your weekly club meeting and to encourage your members to attend.

IF a member has registered for the full conference, there is nothing more that needs to be done. 

IF a member has already registered to attend a part of the conference and has paid for the Friday luncheon, nothing needs to be done. 

BUT, if you have members who will be attending ONLY the luncheon, collect their names and return them NO LATER than April 16th. Then, your club should cut a check for that list of members @ $30 per person and send it to Donna Pedace at: 3730 Linda Vista Ave. NE, Rio Rancho, NM  87124.

Rick King, Past R.I. President will be the featured speaker for the lunch.

District 5520 is seeking a District Bookkeeper to assist the District Treasurer and Secretary in maintaining the District’s financial processes and records. This position will be filled by an independent contract between the Bookkeeper and District 5520, effective July 1, 2018. The selection process will be co-chaired by Dick Jones and Lonnie Leslie. Interested parties should submit a resume including education and work experience by mail or e-mail to Dick Jones no later than April 20, 2018. 

Interact: On Thursday, 22 March we held a combined meeting of both Interact & Rotary Clubs - We brought lunch and some awards and prizes. We met in the parking lot, checked in at the school front desk and the meeting took place from 12:05PM to 12:25PM. We met these great, loving kids who relate so well with each other and who all love pizza (they even ate the broccoli)!

Pick up District Cruise raffle tickets from Dave and buy or sell what you can. Any that you buy will add to your EREY and Paul Harris Fellowship. Make out checks to “Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia”.

“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.

The annual CLNKids support breakfast will take place on 4 May, at the Hotel Albuquerque, 7:30 AM. We have 9 to 10 who’ll attend. All we need is a table host/manager. We have to register by 27 April.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

30 Mar            Good Friday AND Passover begins.

1 Apr               Easter

3 Apr               Board Meeting

3 Apr               Regular Meeting –"Wellness and Rotary"- presented by Andrew Garrison

10 Apr             Regular Meeting – 11AM Field Trip & tour of Casa Rondena Winery with John Calvin

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 (a booth) 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

4 May              CLNKids support breakfast @ Hotel Albuquerque, 7:30AM

5 May              Women2Be Fundraiser- “Wine for Womanhood” www.Women2Be.org for tickets

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.

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

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