Weekly Bulletin

02 Oct 2018 7:01 PM | Anonymous

Following our monthly board meeting, this meeting was called to order at 12 Noon. President Patrick led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

Visiting Rotarians:    DG Linda Woodward,                        Bruce Bortner, our Honorary Member

Guests:           John Woodward

October is– “Vocational Service Month”

No pin or name tag buck fines were to be found today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

Judy’s back from a trip to Cheyenne Wyoming, where she visited a really big Rotary Club.

Vivien’s happy to have DG Linda & husband John as our guests today.

Bruce’s happy to visit once again. He’s back from Denver & has a new grandchild expected.

Emily has another granddaughter due tomorrow.

Dave visited his brother in Reno & couldn’t win a game of gin rummy.

Pam had a great time at her TWA reunion/convention in Kansas City & visited the TWA museum, too!

Pat contributed a late buck.

Mollie’s sister has an art showing tonight.

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

The DH Lawrence ranch sold from Luhan for what? The manuscript from the novel “Sons & Lovers”.

What big Santa Fe building has a Moorish motif? Libby told us that’s the Scottish Rite Temple!

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

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. As DG Linda says: “It ain’t that hard of a job!”.

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 on 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 wish 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:

October–Pat      November-Dave       December-Judy          January–Mollie

February-Allan           March-Karen       April–Gail             May-Fofo        June-Maggie

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:   District 5520 Governor Linda Woodward

President Patrick introduced District 5520 Governor Linda to the Club members.

DG Linda told us all about the things happening at District 5520:

There’s a District project collecting quilts & making crochet bags going to Ft. Bliss & then to Kuwait. So far, they’ve sent 120 pieces out.

The 2018-19 District conference will be a bit different (May 2019 in El Paso). We’ll be doing more fun stuff and fewer dull speeches & such.

So, Twila Larkin is our Club’s Assistant Governor & Tony Piño is our Lt. Governor this year.

We’ve a new District Secretary, Donette Wagner.

And, there’s a new District Governor Elect, Gary King, since Jeff Weinrach has bowed out due to medical problems. Gary will be receiving his training in Reno.

DG Linda has recognized that our Club has a great membership chair, project chair & youth service chair… they’re real “crackerjacks”(& proved it by giving each of them a box of crackerjax)!

So, she thanks us for all that we do & our Club is an inspiration… we have a great story.

Additionally, she spoke of Rotary and that Rotary is needed to change the world.

DG Linda also asked of us, what we need that the District isn’t helping out with.

Districts AND R.I. both need improved communications!

Additionally, she asks of us, to: use the 4-way test, go the extra mile for each other, work with others and also understand them.

Remember that people are our inspiration, fellow Rotarians form lifetime relationships.

We are improving and will continue to improve the world; Don’t be afraid to work hard & do what needs to be done.

We keep each other coming back to Rotary… It’s the people… We inspire each other!

Her final message: Be grateful & kind…Laugh & smile a lot!

In appreciation of her visit and for all of her hard work, we presented DG Linda with a $100 gift donation to the Rotary Foundation in her name.

There being no additional Rotary business, our meeting was concluded at 12:45 PM.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

8 Oct               Columbus Day

9 Oct               Regular Meeting- HopeWorks - Annam Manthiram

16 Oct             Regular Meeting- PEP (Parent Support group) - Cheryl Wieker

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              Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

6 Nov              Regular Meeting –

13 Nov            Regular Meeting-


22 Nov            Thanksgiving day.

27 Nov            Regular Meeting-

2 Dec               Hanukkah Begins

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!

21 Dec             Winter Solstice

25 Dec             Christmas Day

26 Dec             Kwanzaa Begins

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

3-4 May          New Mexico MOM in Las Cruces this year

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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