Weekly Bulletin

04 Jun 2019 6:34 PM | Anonymous

Following our last board meeting of the Rotary year, this meeting was called to order at 12 Noon by President Patrick. He led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test.

Guests:           Richard Ambrose and Gretchen Kryda, guest of John         

Maybe just one pin or name tag fine was imposed today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

Michael’s not goin’ to jail & got out of Jury Duty.

Vivien’s happy that Richard & Gretchen could be with us today.

Richard’s happy to be here.

John’s glad to have both Richard & Gretchen visiting.

Karen had herself an educational trip to the permian basin in SW NM..

Emily heard from her son in “Stanastan”. He received the jerky… The USPS employee paid for her shipping!

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

What’s the film industry’s contribution to the NM economy? 840 Million, 1.23 billion or 4 billion? Karen knew that it’s 1.23 BILLION!

NM has the 2nd highest % of native Americans. So, what state has the highest %?

Yup, it’s Alaska.

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

Don’t forget that your 2019-2020 yearly Rotary dues must be submitted, starting 1 July.

Today, we inducted the family of Rotary’s newest member, Richard Ambrose. John did the honors and Richard is now “ours”! How come his new pin doesn’t work so well? Welcome to the fold Richard.

Program speakers are still needed for the months of September and January. Please sign up for those months.

Emily’s signup sheets made a trip around the room. 

President Patrick & President-Elect Vivien have found a venue for our 25 June luncheon and induction ceremonies. We’ll be visiting at Mykonos Café. Lt. Gov. Tony Piño will do the honors and our very own Banjo Bruce shall also attend.. Just wait ‘til you receive your invitation and you’ll be thoroughly amazed!

Yet again, the Polio Plus jar made its 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 pedaceabq@aol.com or 349-8850, or Regina Guest at raeguest65@swcp.com or 792-0942. Hosts are responsible for a private bedroom, hopefully a private bath, breakfast each morning, transportation by 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 the RFE trip to Wisconsin- October 3 – 11. If you’re interested in making the trip, 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. Since she wasn’t with us today, there’ll be even more next week!

Today’s Program:     Family Emergency Preparedness, Part One

Maggie introduced Hap Escue, who has once again visited our meeting (last time was 3 years ago). Hap discussed his initial ideas related to this subject. Among these preparedness ideas, he discussed:

Early response, “From disaster to hope”, What constitutes an emergency, Do sumpin or else it’ll get worse (turns into a disaster), Be informed as to what’s happening, Take care of your own first, Have a family plan, Have emergency kits (a grab & go kit), Have supplies for yourself and pets (& food too), Don’t forget your medicines & medical necessities.

PRACTICE… It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark!

Consider the circumstances… Where is everyone?

Should we all evacuate? Or, stay in-place? Meet up where?

Communication! Have a family communications plan. Don’t talk on your ‘phone… TEXT (It’s more reliable). Have an action plan!

What’s the risk analysis? – What should your response be?

 What NOT to do!

What are your expectations?

If all of that wasn’t enough, next week we’ll cover “Kits” & food supplies…

And, do you have a fire extinguisher?

The NM family emergency preparedness guide was also distributed to all of us who attended.

Show up next week and maybe you’ll get one, too!

Remember the Boy Scout Motto: “Be Prepared”.

For more info, contact Hap Escue, 505-453-2800 or hapescue@aol.com

In appreciation of today’s program, President Patrick presented Mr. Escue with a fresh packet of Fofo’s lemonade mix (with shelf life of more than 20 years), which support Fofo’s Haiti projects.

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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

11 June            King Kamehameha Day (Ask Vivien about this… OR, look it up).

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            Officers’ Induction party & Luncheon - Mykonos Café at 12 Noon

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:  service@RotarySandia.org

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