Weekly Bulletin

25 Sep 2018 10:30 PM | Anonymous

Our meeting was called to order at 12 Noon and President Patrick led the attending members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

Visiting Rotarians:    Joaquin Moya, ABQ Club.

September has been– “New Generations Month”

½ pin or name tag buck fines were found today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

Gail announced that we’ve received a matching District Community Grant, which will support the T-Shirts for our Don’t Meth With Us project. We’ll get $500 & our Club will donate $500.

Also, thanks to Emily, we recently served 98 customers at Silver Horizons.

Emily has signup sheets for 24 Oct. & for 28 Sept. workdays. She has also made headway with the Mayor’s office & has received a letter permitting us to expand the Don’t Meth With Us project in multigenerational centers.

Gloria leaves on Friday for a 4 week road trip!

Gail is leaving again on a 1 week vacation.

Libby is house sitting for Judy, Will & their doggie.

Pam’s going to Kansas City for a TWA convention.

Joaquin will soon attend a conference in Salt Lake City.

Pat had a sad buck for her recently deceased cell phone… It still works in her car!

Our questions for the day from Sgt-at-Arms Mollie:

Why was the Santa Fe Resort & Spa named as the Bishop’s Lodge? Libby instantly knew that it was originally the residence of Bishop Jean Baptiste Lamy.

Who said “If you ever go to New Mexico, it will itch you for the rest of your life”? Pat told us that it’s a quote from Georgia O’Keeffe.

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

We’re working at Ronald McDonald House (28 Sept-10A-1P).

Did you pay your yearly Rotary dues? They became due on 1 July and the Club has paid your dues to both Rotary International AND to District 5520. Some members haven’t as yet paid & they’re 3 mos. late.

DG Linda notes to us: “It saddens me to inform you that Rotary District Governor-Elect Jeff Weinrach is resigning due to health concerns. At this time we are canceling 3 Sessions and will reschedule these at a later date. The three canceled sessions are Long Range Planning, AG/LG Training, and Nominating Committee Meeting. If you were involved with these, please call the hotels and cancel your reservations. Thanks for all your prayers and concerns for Jeff.”

We have a new phone and email to use for Rotary District 5520 communications: 505-269-6585 secretary5520@gmail.com      ​Donette Wagner, Executive Secretary ​​Rotary District 5520

We still really need a President-Elect for our Club! Please consider volunteering your time & efforts to your Club. A candidate for the office of president shall have served as a member of this club for a year prior to nomination. It shall be the duty of the president-elect to serve as a director, to preside at meetings of the club and the board in the absence of the president and to perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the president or the board. The president-elect must attend the district presidents-elect training seminar and the district training assembly unless excused by the governor-elect.

On Tuesday, 16 Oct, join with the N. M. Children’s Foundation, Rotary clubs and Searchlight New Mexico for a forum to address the needs of young children. The forum features Kelly Klundt, senior fiscal analyst at the NM Legislative Finance Committee. She serves on the Prenatal-to-Three Legislative Advisory Group of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

The evening will be moderated by Searchlight, a nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organization that devoted the last year to writing exclusively about child well-being in New Mexico.

The event takes place 6-8 p.m. at the N Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center.  Host Rotary clubs include del Norte, del Sol, Rio Rancho, Rio Rancho Sunrise, Sandia, and Rio Grande. Show up at 5:30PM & there’ll be goodies! To attend, contact Donna Pedace, at pedaceabq@aol.com or 505-349-8850.

For many years, the Del Norte Club has hosted foreign exchange students in our district to a two day visit during the Balloon Fiesta. Other clubs should help & are invited to join in hosting two students this year-5&6 Oct. There’s little work involved - taking them to their meeting place EARLY in the morning and picking them up each night & providing a bedroom for your guest. If you’re willing to host a student, contact Scott Honsowetz, New Generations Chair of Del Norte at:  scotth@homecareabq.com or call him at 505-803-7597.

Each month, one Club member has volunteered to be responsible to provide program speakers for our meetings. Here’s a list of those responsible for each month of the 2018-2019 Rotary Year:

September–Patrick     October–Pat      November-Dave       December-Judy          January–Mollie February-Allan           March-Karen                  April–Gail              May-Fofo                    June-Maggie

District Governor Linda Woodward has scheduled her official visit to our Rotary Club on Tuesday, 20 November. We’re trying to reschedule the date of her visit, since we have planned to cancel that meeting.

The 2019 Rotary International Convention will be here before you know it. Taking place 1-5 June, in Hamburg, the convention will offer entertainment, motivational speakers, great scenery, inspirational sessions, and delicious cuisine for you to enjoy with old and new friends alike.

Our PolioPlus jar once again made its weekly rounds, picking up all of our loose change.

Today’s Program:   Horizons Albuquerque

Emily introduced Joaquin Moya, the founding Executive Director of Horizons Albuquerque.

Mr. Moya spoke about the work of Horizons. The organization provides trans-formative tuition free academic programs to low income public school students at the Bosque School and Manzano Day School. 

Horizons Albuquerque, an affiliate of Horizons National, is a tuition free academic enrichment program that addresses the achievement gap and summer learning loss. The per student scholarship costs Horizons $2500 per year. The Host Schools work with Albuquerque Public Schools each year to serve 128 students in a six-week intensive summer academy, supplemented by family engagement workshops and after school tutoring throughout the school year. 

Horizons Albuquerque is a non­profit 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization offering enrichment programming. Their yearly budget is privately funded and is currently $350K. Horizons is committed to the development of the whole child through experiences that develop academic skills, enhance self ­esteem, foster responsibility, build problem-solving skills, and encourage a life­long interest in learning. The program emphasizes academic enrichment, social growth with structured group dynamics, swimming lessons, and the arts.

The NM program began in 2014, with 46 students entering second, third, and fourth grades. Entering the summer of 2015, Horizons had 59 students entering second, third, fourth, and fifth grade. The program added a grade level each subsequent year until the program serves K to 12 students.

The program brings the public and private communities together and builds collaborative partnerships. Students from APS will have access to an education plan in partnership with Bosque School.

Horizons is partnering with APS, specifically Los Ranchos, Griegos, and Navajo Elementary Schools. All of Horizons students are classified as low ­income. Students are nominated to the program by their teachers and principals.

Students gain on average two to three months academic progress in reading and math each summer and improve their attitude toward learning over time.  

Horizons increases school­ year attendance and maintains a high rate of return to Horizons from summer to summer. Parent involvement is built up, engagement and advocacy regarding their child’s education.

The first Horizons program started in 1964 at New Canaan Country School in CT to serve low-income families. During 1981 through 1994, Dr. Edward Zigler and his team of Yale University graduate students and faculty demonstrated that participation in Horizons reverses summer learning loss. Dr. Zigler recommended replicating the Horizons model in more locations. 

Horizons National was formed in 1995 to bring Horizons to new communities, and two new programs were added and by 2007, there were 13 programs at independent schools across 9 states. 

Horizons students attend a 6-week summer program on the campus of an independent school, college, or university, and receive additional support throughout the year. In small classes led by professional teachers, students dive into a rich curriculum with a focus on reading, STEM, and art. Swimming and other confidence-boosting activities break down barriers to success and expose children to new opportunities. Children join Horizons the summer before Kindergarten and return to the program each year through high school, building lasting relationships with their teachers and peers, and developing life skills essential for success. 

Horizons transforms the way students see themselves and their future. Their reading and math skills improve significantly. They return to school excited to learn. 97% graduate from high school and 85% go on to attend college or other post-secondary training. With a network of support behind them, Horizons students embrace a more expansive view of what’s possible.

Horizons Albuquerque accepts monetary and gift-kind donations of: Food and Snacks, Sunscreen/Bug Spray, Classroom Supplies, Field Trips and Technology Resources/Equipment.

You can mail donations directly to PO Box 6066, Albuquerque, NM  87197-6066

We can help during the regular school year, by tutoring & assisting with literacy support once a week at Explora or at the Central public library, 4P to 6P.

For more information about Horizons Albuquerque, go to www.horizonsalbuquerque.org/

Or call 505-270-1377

Following today’s program, President Patrick presented Mr. Moya with a packet of Fofo’s lemonade mix (supporting Haiti) in appreciation of his time spent with us today.

There being no additional Rotary business, our meeting was concluded at 1:00 PM.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

28 Sept            Club members work at Ronald McDonald House- 10A to 1P

2 Oct               Regular Meeting-

8 Oct               Columbus Day

9 Oct               Regular Meeting-

16 Oct             Regular Meeting-

23 Oct             Regular Meeting-

24 Oct             World Polio Day!

30 Oct             Regular Meeting-

31 Oct             Halloween

4 Nov              Daylight Savings Time ENDS!

6 Nov              Election Day

6 Nov              Regular Meeting –

13 Nov            Regular Meeting-

20 Nov            MAYBE a Board Meeting with DG Linda Woodward at 10:30 AM.

20 Nov            MAYBE a Regular Meeting- DG Linda Woodward shall be our program speaker.

22 Nov            Thanksgiving day.

27 Nov            Regular Meeting-

4 Dec               Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

4 Dec               Regular Meeting -

11 Dec             Our yearly visits to Casa Solano & Hannett House

18 Dec             Club Holiday Party!

2-5 May, 2019 District Conference- El Paso, TX

Thanks to everyone for helping to set up and strike the Club equipment needed to run our meeting.

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

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