Weekly Bulletin

03 Apr 2018 6:33 PM | Anonymous
Following this morning’s board of directors meeting, 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.

There were no visiting Rotarians and just one guest (Penny) at today’s meeting.  

April is “Magazine Month”

Just one pin / name tag fine was collected today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag bucks:

Judy’s youngest grandson graduates this year- will attend film school- was accepted into a choice of three schools!

Dave: When his wife left, she took the car… his pin was in the car! (She’ll be back soon)

Vivien for Penny and for son #1- He actually sent flowers for Easter! He also visited a Rotary Club.

Mary J. parted with a fiver for: Penny; +1 prospective member; great weather; the weekend is over and one for our group happiness!

Penny coughed up a buck for being our newest member.

Gail will be away to CT and visiting grandkids for a couple of weeks.

Sgt-at-Arms Allan’s questions for today: After showing off all of his prizes, the questions began…

What was another (original) name for the Nob Hill shopping center? Following several strange answers, the truth was revealed to us: the name was “Wiggleman’s Folly” (1947). Attesting to our city’s changing boundaries, members Mary J, Pat, Dave & Judy had some Interesting comments to add.

#2… Re: April’s Rotarian magazine interviews what person regarding what 50th anniversary? Mary B. picked up a package of toothpicks (new?): Yup, it’s the 50th year following the assassination of MLK Jr. Bernice King is his youngest daughter. 

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

April Birthdays: Allan, Pat, Vivien and Penny. They all had to share one song! 

We are happy to have Mary J induct our newest Club member today! Penny McElhaney has joined the ranks of dedicated Rotarians. Her sponsor is Mary Johnson. Welcome Penny!

President Gail read several letters of thanks to us. They were from our Interact Club members.

Our Pancake Breakfast fundraiser: Everyone put in so much work! Net amount to our coffers= $1898. We’d still like any comments about the event & about the venue.

NO REGULAR MEETING on 24 April!!!!

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

IF there are members who will ONLY attend the luncheon and haven’t registered as yet, go to the District 5520 website ( www.Rotary5520.org ) by April 16th and register. Cost is $30 per person. Rick King, Past R.I. President will be the featured speaker for the lunch.

Today was the final call from Dave for District Cruise raffle tickets. 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” fundraiser project: The Rio Rancho Club has asked us to provide 8 volunteers (& we have!) on 14 April (Saturday evening) at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel. We’ll be working booths and games and we’ll earn $400. We should be doing 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. Pat has volunteered to be our table host/manager. Get your name to her if you plan to attend. We have to register by 27 April. Club donation will be $200.00.

Every year, each Rotary Club receives voting documentation from R.I. to be used by a delegate at the Yearly Convention. No one will be attending from our Club this year. So, we will forward our voting proxy to a District Rotarian who plans to make the trip to Canada.

Silver Horizons will be opening up a thrift store! We’ll plan to help out somehow, soon.

Pat has donated $500 to the Club in lieu of a quilt.

Emily is working on a $1000.00 matching grant for us, from PNM.

Following the winery tour on 10 April, we’ll get together for lunch at Sadie’s. How to get to the winery & to Sadie’s? Karen will send out an instructional email to all.

Today’s Program:     If we had one, it would have been about Wellness and Rotary.

Karen was to have introduced fellow Rotarian and past president of the Rio Grande Club, Andrew Garrison. He forgot all about today’s talk!

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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

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 – New Mexico Junior Achievement- Erin Hagenow, President

21 Apr             Queen Elizabeth II Birthday

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

24 Apr             NO REGULAR MEETING

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

15 May            Ramadan begins

28 May            Memorial Day

17 June            Father’s Day

21 June            Summer Solstice

23-27 June      Rotary Convention in Toronto, Canada.

Please continue to help 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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