The Weekly Bulletin

28 May 2019 4:44 PM | Anonymous

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

Guests:           Richard Ambrose, guest of John       

No pin or name tag fines were imposed today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

Judy’s Grandson #2 got himself a film internship in LA.

Pat rode her bike to today’s meeting!

Maggie’s Rob goes to Normandy this week & stays away for 6 weeks.

Patrick has gotten over all of the ailments… I’m much better now, thank you!

Emily has heard from her son who’s out in Afghanistan.

Pam’s garden has been planned and finished.

Gloria’s garden isn’t finished yet.

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

What’s the topic of the current issue of the Rotarian magazine?

Karen had to tell us that it’s the annual photo contest winners.

So, what’s the subject of the first place photo winner?

It’s a time lapse image of pilgrimage at Pandharpur Wari observance.

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

Christine Glidden’s Women2Be grant finally came through from R.I. So, we’ll be sending in our $500 in support of her grant.

Karen reminded us that each signed up member will be responsible for a month’s worth of program speakers in the new Rotary Year.

Emily’s signup sheets made a trip around the room for:

Work at CCI’s Canine golf classic, 28 June.

Work at Silver Horizons store.

A Silver Horizons bowling party, “Strikes for Seniors”- 21 July, 10AM to 3PM at Isleta Fun Connection.

We all signed a “get well” card for Penny.

Fofo’s in New York City.

President Patrick & President-Elect Vivien are looking for an appropriate venue for our 25 June luncheon and induction ceremonies. So far, it’s looking like we’ll be visiting Mykonos Café

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

An RFE group will be visiting from Fredericksburg, TX, 15 July to19 July. The District needs host families for couples or singles. Interested? Call Donna at or 349-8850, or Regina Guest at or 792-0942. When volunteer hosts are set, 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 a few other costs for some meals and sightseeing. These costs will be determined by the hosting group.

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

Club members provide program speakers for our meetings. For June 2018-2019 – Maggie’s doin’ it!

Member birthdays to celebrate during June:  Maggie & Jan

June’s Monthly B.D. “Treats” shall be provided by Cheryl.

Today’s Program:     Dress for Success Albuquerque

Vivien introduced Brejette Emery, co-founder and President of Dress for Success ABQ.

Dress For Success was founded over 20 years ago to help women gain economic independence and support by helping them dress for the job interview.

Their vision is a world where women do not live in poverty. They strive for a world where all women are financially independent, are treated with dignity and respect and are directly impacting their lives and those of their families. They aspire to a world that fully harnesses the power of women and recognizes their role in economic sustainability.

The purpose is to offer long-lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty. Dress for Success is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures.

Each client is provided with professional attire to secure employment. They are about much more than simply a new outfit. Besides physically equipping the client with apparel and accessories, the programs furnish her with a confidence that she carries forever and the knowledge that she can actively define her life, the direction she takes and what success means to her.

Every woman has the right to realize her full potential and achieve financial independence in a more egalitarian world. It is their belief that with the proper education, tools and action this world is possible.

Poverty often affects women the most, and its effects on them and their families can be long-lasting. Therefore, addressing women’s needs is central to improving the quality of life for not only that woman but also her family, future generations and her community. In fact, recognizing the significant role of women in economic development is the smart thing to do, as well as being socially and morally right.

Achieving gender equality is imperative to developing a sustainable and just world for all, which is possible by acknowledging the crucial role that women play in the world economy. By building up a woman’s agency and knowledge, better synergies between gender equality and economic sustainability are realized, enabling her to generate a long-term impact in both her private and public life.

This is an ever-expanding network of affiliates who work together with referral agencies, volunteers and companies across the world to make a big impact in women’s lives. By supporting each other, a greater number of women can be reached and this vision will become a reality.

A woman should feel her best while job searching and in the first few weeks of employment. Once an interview is scheduled, she will obtain a referral to visit a local Dress for Success boutique.  Volunteers  work with clients to help choose an interview outfit and also provide guidance and support for the upcoming interview through their career center.

Women can return once they find employment for the apparel and accessories needed to enter the workforce.

Drop off at Albuquerque location:  525 San Pedro Dr. NE  Suite 102  (across from the State Fairgrounds)

Monday May 27th 10 am to 1 pm; Saturday June 8th 1 pm-3 pm; Monday June 24th 10 am to 1 pm

What’s appropriate to wear to a job interview?

That’s exactly the type of clothing they’re looking for to distribute to clients. Your suits and other professional apparel could furnish another woman with the confidence to enter or return to the workplace, make a great first impression, and land a job that could change her life.

Additionally, many clients go directly to an interview, so please ensure that all items donated are freshly dry-cleaned / laundered and ironed, not more than 3 years old, and suitable for wearing to job interviews. 

Clothing Accepted: Suits, Blazers, Knee length skirts/dresses, Blouses, Dress pants, Khaki pants ,

Plus sized suits, Plus sized skirts/dresses, Dress shoes up to size 13, Boots up to size 13

Both clothing and money are accepted. Volunteers are also needed

Dress for Success needs volunteers, monetary donations and partner agencies.

For more info, contact     (505) 585-4366

In appreciation of today’s program, President Patrick presented Ms. Emery 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:


4 June              The last board meeting of this Rotary Year at 10:30 AM

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

                        We’ll also be inducting our newest member, Richard Ambrose.

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

21 July                        Silver Horizons’ “Strikes for Seniors”- 10A-3P.

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

The Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia.  For more information on service, please contact us:

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