Weekly Bulletin

16 Apr 2019 5:44 PM | Anonymous

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

Guests:           Jeff McCullough, guest of Maggie

April is– “Magazine Month”.

Nary a one pin or name tag fine was inflicted today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

Maggie put up $6 for the six states visited on her latest road trip to the Carolinas. There’ll soon be a 3 month trip.

Dave pointed out the latest Rotarian magazine’s articles, esp. on the 4-way test.

Libby’s happy to be back from Minneapolis… She did have fun.

Patrick had a sad buck for the passing of his grandmother (age 100).

Our Trivia Quiz for the day from our Sgt-at-Arms Mollie:          

When was the world’s first postage stamp issued? 1760, 1690, 1840 or 1910?

The Penny Black was the world's first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was first issued in Great Britain on 1 May 1840. It features a profile of Queen Victoria.

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

District Cruise raffle ticket stubs must be returned TODAY to Dave.

Please buy all 10…Or, at least one.

Fofo announced that tickets for the NM Jazz concert are available for Saturday PM show.

The Polio Plus bucket made its weekly trip around the room.

Signup sheets got loose from Emily for the Rio Grande Food Project, Silver Horizons & the K9 Companion golf fundraiser @ Sandia Casino.

RYLA scholarship applications deadline(from our Club to District): 1 May, 2019. Gail is our club’s RYLA contact person. HS juniors are eligible to apply. Boys’ camp 14 to 20 July. Girls’ 20 to 26 July.

Some of our Interact Club members have expressed interest & they have applications. As yet, none have been returned for our consideration.

A Rotary Friendship Exchange will be with Fredericksburg, Texas. They’ll visit our district on July 8-16, 2019. If you are interested in hosting this RFE group, contact Donna Pedaceabq@aol.com or, call 505-349-8850.

The Egyptian RFE will visit us from April 29thto May 2nd. They’ll need host homes. More hosts than usual are needed. If you’re interested, please volunteer. Hosts provide a private bedroom, hopefully a private bath, and breakfast each morning. There’ll be a meeting at which the hosts will schedule activities and determine if they’ll cover additional meals and some sightseeing. Hosts drive their guests to activities, or arrange for another club member to assist with driving. Let Donna know if you’re willing to host. 

Club members provide program speakers for our meetings. Here’s a list for each remaining month of the 2018-2019 Rotary Year:    April–Allan                May-Fofo        June-Maggie

There are six member birthdays to celebrate during April:

Allan, Pat, Vivien, Penny, Gloria & Pamela.

Monthly B.D. “Treats” to be provided by:   April-Judy     May-Mollie        June-Cheryl

Today’s Program:     Dr. Dan Patterson

Allan introduced Dr. Dan Patterson, Regent at ENMU. Dr. Patterson was appointed to the ENMU Board of Regents in April 2015. He is a noted educator and human resource professional in New Mexico and Colorado with 48 years in education that includes terms as superintendent or assistant superintendent.

Dr. Patterson spoke about ENMU and the importance of 4 year universities.

Eastern New Mexico University is a public university in Portales, New Mexico and was founded in 1934. ENMU is New Mexico's largest regional comprehensive university and is the most recently founded state university in New Mexico. They’re not well known throughout NM due to minimal publicity. ENMU has grown for the past 14 years and has 6000+ students enrolled from 48 states and 31 countries.

There are 5 higher education categories in New Mexico: Research, comprehensive, branch campuses, community colleges and NMMI (Junior College-Military).

All universities in the US expect enrollments to decrease in the coming years, i.e.: -15% by 2019.

Reforms are in place… Most courses in all NM colleges are to be similar.

ENMU is most affordable- $8k/year + $8k for room and board= $16k per year. They are the least expensive in the west. ENMU offers 1200 courses and online programs are offered. ROTC will be new this year.

For more information go to www.bestcolleges.com

And www.enmu.edu

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

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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

19 April          Club members work at the Rio Grande Food Project today.

19 April          The Storehouse appreciation breakfast at 8:30 AM.

21 April          Easter

23 April          Regular Meeting- Author David Thurlo.

27 April          2019 Walk MS: ABQ

27 April          Governors’ Ball- Del Sol – 6P-11P- at Isletta

30 April          Regular Meeting- Author Paula Paul

2-5 May          District Conference- El Paso, TX

3-4 May          The New Mexico Mission Of Mercy (dental)  takes place in Las Cruces this year

5 May              Ramadan begins at sundown

12 May            Mother’s Day

24 May            We work at the Silver Horizons warehouse- 9A to Noon.

27 May            Memorial Day

11 June            King Kamehameha Day

16 June            Father’s Day

28 June            CCI’s Canines Golf Classic

Thanks to our members for assisting 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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