Weekly Bulletin

23 Apr 2019 7:54 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. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

Guests:           Marilyn Thurlo, guest of Karen 

April is– “Magazine Month”.

There were no pin or name tag fines inflicted today. 

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

Vivien’s son, a member of the La Joya Rotary Club, has received his blue badge. 

Emily welcoms our “visiting” Rotarian & snowbird, Pam, who has returned from Florida, where she frequents the Cape Coral evening Club.

Libby’s happy to be deaf dog sitting this week. 

Gail is overjoyed to have returned from Connecticut, Salem & Sedona.

David parted with two bucks: One for his wife’s (Mary) birthday (today) and the second for his daughter’s and granddaughter’s visit. 

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

The very first Burger King started up in 1954 in Miami. What was the cost of its hamburger? Some close guesses didn’t hit the mark… It cost 18 cents!

How many passengers were on the Mayflower? We really shoulda known… There were 102 passengers and 30 crew. How did they all fit?

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

It appears that a really good entrepreneur has sent a H.S. graduation party invite to Mollie…

AND she doesn’t even know him!

Caryl Jonas has reached out to our members, to ask if we would be kind of enough to volunteer for a

National Multiple Sclerosis Society event. They’re getting ready to host 2019 Walk MS: Albuquerque

on Saturday, 27 April and are hoping that we can be counted on to join.

Walk location: Hoffmantown Church 8888 Harper Rd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87111

Registration begins: 8:30 AM. Walk begins: 10:00 AM. Help is needed to assist at Rest Stops, cheer and

greet the returning Walkers and help with set up and tear down.

There are many opportunities available. Information concerning volunteer assignments can be found on

the volunteer registration page. You can register through Sign-Up Genius using the following Link:


Marion, next year’s Grant chair person, notes that it’s grant time again and the grant committee is looking for suggestions for the upcoming year’s grant. As you consider possible charitable organizations or businesses that might be interested in working with Rotary on a grant, think about the club’s contribution, merit of the project and ongoing community benefits. The foundation would like our club to evaluate at least three proposals. Right now we have two possibilities:

1. Cloud Dancers- Provide money for replacement of their safety helmets.

2. Continue with the Don’t Meth With Us grant.

Karen suggested that we also consider what the “Horizons” organization might need. Horizons Albuquerque, an affiliate of Horizons National, is a tuition free academic enrichment program that addresses the achievement gap and summer learning loss for public school students from low-income families.

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

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 (You can lead a horse to water…)

There’ll be an RFE group visiting us from Fredericksburg, Texas, with arrival sometime on Monday, July 15 and they will depart on Friday, July 19. We are requesting host families for either couples or singles. If you’re interested, let Donna know at pedaceabq@aol.com or 349-8850, or Regina Guest at raeguest65@swcp.com or 792-0942. Once we have volunteer hosts, there’ll be a meeting to discuss and plan the visit.  Hosts are responsible for a private bedroom, hopefully a private bath, breakfast each morning, transportation by either themselves or another club member, and possibly some other costs for a few meals and sightseeing. Meal and sightseeing costs will be determined by the hosting group.

The Egyptian RFE group visit has been cancelled.

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” shall be provided by:   April-Judy May-Mollie        June-Cheryl

Today’s Program:     David Thurlo. 

Allan introduced author David Thurlo, who’s also a retired science teacher and resident of New Mexico.

These days Corrales author David Thurlo is writing the next volume in the Charlie Henry Mysteries series. “Grave Consequences,” the second volume in the Charlie Henry series, has been released. Set in Albuquerque, it features Henry, a Navajo and former Special Forces soldier, now owner of a North Valley pawnshop.

“Looking Through Darkness,” scheduled for release later this year, is the second in Thurlo’s Trading Post series.

In 2003, “Bad Faith,” in the Sister Agatha Mysteries series, won the Willa Literary Award for Contemporary Fiction.

David has authored 87 books so far, that span five different series which are all set in New Mexico:

Ella Clah Mysteries, Charlie Henry Mysteries, Sister Agatha Mysteries, Navajo Rez Mysteries and Lee Nez Mysteries. The Ella Clah book almost became a TV series.

David described some of the processes of writing, both by partnerships and solo. He also described the plots of some of his mysteries.

In appreciation of today’s program, President Patrick presented Mr. Thurlo 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: 

27 April          2019 Walk MS: ABQ

27 April          Governors’ Ball- Del Sol – 6P-11P- at Isletta. Yup, our Governor will attend.

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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