Yet again, a Weekly Bulletin.

21 May 2019 8:02 PM | Anonymous

Our meeting was called to order at 12 Noon by President-Elect Vivien. She led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

Visiting Rotarians:    None

Guests:           Richard Ambrose, guest of John        Mardoché Estimé, guest of Fofo

Only one pin or name tag fine was imposed today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

Emily has returned from 5 cities in CHINA! Five bucks earned her the right to talk about the trip as long as she wanted! She distributed ten thousand dollar Chinese bank notes to each of us. There were 30 persons in her group, ate a lot of rice and were happy to have found a McDonalds!

Judy returns from TX & thanks to Libby for watching doggie!

Dave is now really into Silver Horizons and is spending less time at The Rock at Noonday.

Michael was happy to have has relatives visiting.

Our Trivia Quiz for the day from acting Sgt-at-Arms Libby:  

In what city did Doc Holiday operate his dental practice, a saloon & gambling hall before moving to Tombstone?          So many guesses (all wrong)… It was Las Vegas, NM!

OK, so, what was the name of the first incorporated town in NM? No one knew that it was Elizabethtown, now a ghost town in Colfax County.

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

So, do we really have two club members trained so that we are able to apply for a grant?

District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair (DRFC) Dom Bernardi is running another session of Grant Management Training on Tuesday, 28 May - 6:30-8:00 PM. District Secretary Donette Wagner will place a link to sign up for this training on the District website. This coming year, District 5520 will have over $114,200 to distribute for district grants; this is nearly $30,000 more than we had during the 2016-2017 Rotary Year and nearly twice as much as we had this year.

Don’t forget that we’re working at Silver Horizons on 24 May at 3540 Pan American Hwy.

Marion reminded us that during the next Rotary Year, we have applied for a District Community Grant for Cloud Dancers.

Penny is out for knee surgery today and Mary J is having some back problems once again.

President Patrick & President-Elect Vivien are still looking for an appropriate venue for our 25 June luncheon and induction.

 Please remember that all of those little bottles & such that you get during your hotel stays, are collected and donated by our Club to St. Martin's Hospitality Center, which provides critical services for people experiencing homelessness and near homelessness. Emily brought back tons of that hotel “stuff” from her trip. Unfortunately, all of the labels were written in Chinese!

The Polio Plus jar made its usual trip around the room.

An RFE group will be visiting us from Fredericksburg, TX, from 15 July to19 July. The District needs host families for either couples or singles. Interested? Call Donna at or 349-8850, or Regina Guest at 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.

There are still a few slots available for the RFE Wisconsin trip from October 3 – 11. If you’re interested, send an email to Donna or to Regina. 

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

There’s only one member birthday to celebrate during May: Fofo

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

Today’s Program:     Team Lovelace Volunteers

Fofo introduced Rev. Christopher Eyrich, Director of Chaplaincy and Volunteers for the Lovelace Medical Center.

Volunteering is a privilege and commitment. There are many applicants, but not all applicants are interviewed or selected. The selection of volunteers is on an equal opportunity basis regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or physical challenge. Volunteers are selected in accordance to the best fit for the position and the organization. All volunteers 18 years of age and older are required to submit to a background check.

Volunteers can work at any of the following facilities:

Lovelace Medical Center – Downtown; Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital;

Heart Hospital of NM @ Lovelace Medical Center; Lovelace Women’s Hospital;

Lovelace Westside Hospital

When you become a volunteer at Lovelace Health System, the rewards are many – a smile from a comforted patient, a sincere thank you from a visitor, the fellowship of other volunteers, and the satisfaction of knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s life.

There are many different types of volunteer opportunities available at these hospitals. The volunteer staff will work with you to select a volunteer position that best fits your interests, skills and schedule. Here are a few opportunities available:

·        Assisting families and others in hospital waiting rooms

·        Helping visitors at the information desk

·        Delivering magazines, mail and flowers

·        Helping in numerous departments throughout the hospital

·        Escorting patients and families

·        Comforting families- through the Spiritual Care Volunteers

·        Cuddler program

There’s also a “PATH” program for High School Juniors and Seniors, to assist volunteers.

Note: There are only 80 dermatologists in New Mexico!

P.S. There are no “Candy Stripers” any longer (From another century).

For more info, contact Rev. Eyrich:  (505) 727-2700

In appreciation of today’s program, President-Elect Vivien presented Rev. Eyrich with a packet of Fofo’s lemonade mix, which support Fofo’s Haiti projects.

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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:


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

27 May            Memorial Day

28 May            Regular Meeting- Dress for Success Power Walk- Brejette Emery

4 June              Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

4 June              Regular Meeting- Family Emergency Preparedness, Part One – Hap Escue

11 June            King Kamehameha Day

11 June            Regular Meeting- Family Emergency Preparedness, Part Two – Hap Escue

16 June            Father’s Day

18 June            Regular Meeting- Your Unconscious Bias- Jan Maples

21 June            Summer Begins!

25 June            New Officers’ Induction party & Luncheon Meeting-

28 June            CCI’s Canines Golf Classic

2 July              Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

2 July              Regular Meeting

4 July              Independence Day

Thanks to our members for assisting with setting up & striking Club equipment used to run our meeting.

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