Weekly Bulletin

29 Jan 2019 6:18 PM | Anonymous

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

Guests:           Hugh Formhals, Dep’t of Senior Affairs

January is– “Rotary Awareness Month”.

We picked up three pin or name tag buck fines today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

Cheryl’s happy that she’s not living back East!

Maggie’s not in Minneapolis, where it’s going to be -58°… It’s 114° in S. Africa!

Pat parted with $5 ‘cause she’ll be vacationing ‘til March- Going to Australia, Tasmania & New Zealand.

Patrick gave up a fiver, too! He played in a bridge tournament last week & even won a couple.

Gail is back from Florida, where it wasn’t that warm.

Questions for the day from Sgt-at-Arms Mollie:

What SW mining town in NM is best known for being a ghost town? Jan told us that it’s Mogollon!

(Pat had a great story about her trip to Mogollon.)

From the top of what Raton mountain can you see three states? Marion knew that it’s Capitan (10,201’)

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

Gail brought in a cake to celebrate birthday anniversaries for Emily, Libby & Mollie. Yup, they got the song, too!

R.I. President Barry Rassin, visits the Rotary Clubs of El Paso & Juarez on 1 February, 2019. There’ll be a 9AM breakfast at Cibelas ($20) & a dinner gala at the El Paso CVB - 7PM ($50). For Info call (915) 833-6616. All District 5520 club members are welcome to attend this event!

The Rotary District 5520 four-way essay contest entry deadline is 16 March, 2019. This year’s subject is: What is the 4-way test & how does each question help me to stop & make the better decisions?. Prizes: 1st place= $400. If our Club has entrants, we will form a committee which will evaluate their essays. Our Club’s winner does receive a cash award.

RYLA scholarships application deadline is 1 May, 2019. Gail will be our club’s contact person. HS juniors are eligible to apply. The 2017 board has committed our Club to support at least 4 campers (maybe more, this year!). The Boys’ camp runs from 14 July to 20 July and the girls’ camp runs from 20 July to 26 July.

It is now way past the time to choose a candidate for the position of Club President-Elect. As is our Club’s usual method, the current president usually finds someone who is willing to serve in this position. Note that it is unfair for a new president to come in so close to PETS & to have less time to find their board. 

The 2019 President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) will be conducted in Santa Fe on April 4-6. PETS is required training for all Presidents Elect. The venue for this event will be the Santa Fe Hilton Historic Plaza Hotel, 100 Sandoval Street, Santa Fe NM, 87501. There’s a special rate of $109 per night for this event and it includes complimentary parking and free WiFi access. To be eligible for this special rate, please confirm a reservation by March 4, 2019.

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

February-Emily          March-Gail       April–Allan

May-Fofo                    June-Maggie

Today’s Program:     Crime Prevention

Mollie Introduced Laura Kuehn "Crime Prevention Specialist" APD

She has been employed with the Albuquerque Police Department since 1997 as a Crime Prevention Specialist. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Political Science, a Supplementary Degree in Law and Society and Minors in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Laura is designated by the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners as an International Crime Prevention Specialist (ICPS); she is certified as a National Crime Prevention Specialist (NCPS) by the National Crime Prevention Association. She is a certified instructor through the International Crime Free Programs Association.

This program urges neighbors to join with the criminal justice system to help themselves become less vulnerable targets for criminals. Laura speaks to civic organizations, church groups, neighborhood associations, service clubs and other groups about the problem of residential burglary.

Today’s program discussed and explained the following subjects:

·       How to report a crime or an emergency (911) or a non emergency (242-COPS). APD has priorities, so they must have the proper information reported, i.e.: A description of a criminal, a description of the vehicle used, the location of the incident, etc.

·       Prevention of auto theft – what NOT to leave in your car- trunks are also a target!

·       Personal Safety

·       Crime prevention on the road & road rage

·       Crime prevention at home

·       Neighborhood watch groups

·       ID theft and scams

Community Policing requires partnerships to prevent crime & solve public safety issues. Due to the breadth of crime being committed by offenders, it is important for the criminal justice system and community partners to work together to develop new, innovative ways to combat criminal activity.

As a result, the Albuquerque Police Department has established "Community Oriented Notification Network Enforcement Communication Technology" more commonly referred to as CONNECT. This technology allows law enforcement and community partners to communicate about criminal activity impacting businesses on a real time basis.

These partnerships enable the APD to expand its law enforcement capability by eliciting support from community partners. With increased community involvement, we can identify public safety issues and work together to develop an appropriate plan to address community concerns.

For more information, call Laura Kuehn, Crime Prevention Specialist, Albuquerque Police Department, 505-256-2050.

In appreciation of today’s program, President Patrick presented Ms. Kuehn with a packet of Fofo’s lemonade mix, in support of Fofo’s Haiti projects.

There being no additional Rotary business, our meeting was concluded at 1:10 PM.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

1 Feb               R.I. President Barry Rassin visits El Paso & Juarez for B’kfast & for a Dinner Gala.

2 Feb               Groundhog day

5 Feb               Chinese New Year – Year of the Brown Earth Pig - 4716

5 Feb               Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

5 Feb               Regular Meeting- “The Beatles” – Chris Nolan

12 Feb             Regular Meeting- Composting in Tumbler

14 Feb             Valentine’s Day

15-16 Feb        AG-LG Training – Socorro

18 Feb             Presidents’ Day

19 Feb             Regular Meeting-

22-23 Feb        Del Norte’s Rotary Gala 2019

26 Feb             Regular Meeting-

5 Mar              Mardi Gras

17 Mar            Saint Patrick’s Day

4-6 April         PETS – Santa Fe

21 April          Easter

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

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

5 May              Ramadan begins at sundown

12 May            Mother’s Day

27 May            Memorial Day

11 June            King Kamehameha I Day

16 June            Father’s Day

Thanks to members for their assistance in setting up & striking Club equipment used 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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