Weekly Bulletin

01 May 2018 10:24 AM | Anonymous
President Gail called our meeting to order at 12:00N and led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test, followed by a moment of silence and retrospection.


Visiting Rotarians:    David Simon (Del Sol)

May is “Sharing Community Month”

No pin / name tag fines were collected today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag bucks:

Gail’s happy to have spent 2 ½ weeks visiting her grandkids.

Emily put up two bucks for vacationing (again?) to Fresno & Yosemite. She reminds us about Glidden’s fundraiser on 5 May.

Maggie vacationed and visited three NM State parks.

Mary J put up an advance apology buck, in case her phone rings- It’s her daughter’s due date!

Vivien split a buck 3 ways- Penny, Pam & Vivien’s son just joined a Rotary Club in La Jolla San Diego!

Mary B parted with a buck for the District Conference. Glidden’s Zambia people attended.

Pamela’s happy to be back in ABQ.

Sgt-at-Arms Allan’s questions for today: What’s on the cover of this month’s Rotarian magazine? Mollie said that it’s not a ladder… Those are Railroad Tracks!

So, what’s on the BACK cover? It’s a picture of Rotary bells & how they’re made.

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

Pat reminded us that the CLNKids breakfast is this Friday. The last table space was taken by Fofo.

The annual CLNKids support breakfast will take place on 4 May, at the Hotel Albuquerque, 7:30 AM. We are to have 9 to 10 who’ll attend. Thanks to Pat for volunteering to be our table host / manager. Sign up today if you plan to attend. We must register by 27 April. Club donation will be $200.00.

Rotary Leadership Institute classes will be held on Saturday, May 5th ~ 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE (French Funerals, Lomas Office). Register on the District website. All three sessions will be offered simultaneously. Breakfast included!

Save the date!! 23 June is the day that we’ll be holding our installation party. Where? We don’t know yet. Any ideas?

Thanks to Allan for running our booth at the H&G show! Got a couple of leads, too.

Emily passed around a signup sheet for our “Storehouse” work day on 1 June, 8:30A to 12 Noon.

Since there’ll be no District Assembly in ABQ next year, this’ll affect our usual pancake breakfast fundraiser! Shall we do sumpin else? Join the temporary fund raising committee to figure out what we’ll do & when we’ll do it.

Pres-Elect Patrick reminded us that next year’s grant application is due on 1 June. Do you have an idea?

Today’s Program:     Albuquerque Parks and Recreation 

Karen introduced Mr. Dave Simon, Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Director.

Albuquerque's Park Management Division maintains and manages around 300 park sites.

Mission Statement

Protect, plan, enhance, and maintain a Parks, Major Public Open Space, and Trails System that gives Albuquerque its sense of place.

Promote economic development and tourism by continuing to provide quality, affordable facilities and programs (e.g. Golf, Recreation, Swimming Pools, Parks, Open Space, Balloon Fiesta Park, Shooting Range, and Sporting Events).

Assure quality educational programs for youth to encourage positive behavior towards a conservation ethic and therefore combat "Nature Deficit Disorder."

Provide quality recreation programs to encourage healthy, active lifestyles for all ages.

Encourage and develop a healthy and safe work environment, ethical management practices, and a spirit of teamwork for all Parks and Recreation employees.

Parks & Recreation Department Goals

·        Promote and Market Albuquerque’s Recreation Programs, Parks, Golf Courses, and Open Space

·        Develop New Strategies to Improve Albuquerque’s Leisure, Recreation, and Sports Facilities and Programs

·        Conserve and Sustain Albuquerque’s Natural and Cultural Resources for Future Generations

·        Meet Youth Entertainment and Sports Needs and Expectations

·        Maintain Harmony with Community and Neighborhood Associations

·        Ensure Every Visitor has a Quality Experience

·        Involve and Empower Community Groups

·        Increase Customer Confidence

·        Respond to Customer Needs Every Day of the Week

A goals report shows the progress toward reaching a set of long-term goals, established with the input of its residents. Since 1995, city residents have convened every four years to determine and define Albuquerque's goals. The goals are categorized into eight areas, and each goal is further clarified through positive statements called desired community conditions. The full report is available on their website.

Recreation Facilities & Activities

Albuquerque is loaded with outstanding recreation opportunities. Make plans today for an activity.

Basketball | Flag Football | Shooting Range | Softball | Tennis | Pickle Ball | Model Aircraft Flying

Outdoor Recreation

Albuquerque has an ideal climate and great recreation open to everyone.

Rock Climbing Wall | Model Rocketry | Extreme Recreation | Winter Sports | Bicycling

Swimming Classes

Whether you want to dip in an Olympic-size pool or improve your tennis game, they are happy to help you get started. Swimming Lessons | Lifeguard Courses

Filming Locations in Albuquerque Parks

To see which Albuquerque parks have been used for filming movies and television shows, a map of Park Filming Locations is available on their website.

We have 15 dog parks, 148 tennis courts, 15 aquatics facilities & 4 municipal golf courses. There are 29K acres of open space. It costs $5million/yr for watering, from their $40 million budget.

For the most up-to-date information about games and weather, call (505) 768-GAME (4263).

For more information, go to https://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation

President Gail presented Mr. Simon with a packet of our cards in appreciation of the time he has spent with us today.

Our Thought For the Day was presented by Jan: “The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth.” – Marlee Martin

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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

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

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

8 May              Regular Meeting - Barbara Bruce, "Breaking the Silence"

13 May            Mother’s Day

15 May            Regular Meeting -

15 May            Ramadan begins

22 May            Regular Meeting -

28 May            Memorial Day

29 May            Regular Meeting –

1 June              We work at The Storehouse- 8:30A to 12Noon

5 June              Board Meeting

5 June              Regular Meeting –

12 June            Regular Meeting -

17 June            Father’s Day

19 June            Regular Meeting -

21 June            Summer Solstice

23 June            Club Officer installation Party.

23-27 June      Rotary Convention in Toronto, Canada.

26 June            Regular Meeting -

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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