Weekly Bulletin

11 Jun 2019 5:27 PM | Anonymous

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.

Visiting Rotarians:    James Morrison (Del Sol), an honorary member of our Club. 

Only one pin or name tag fine was imposed today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks: 

Michael parted with $2 to tell us that he’ll be leaving for Ghana next week. His project is exceeding expectations and he’s working with Ghana Rotary Clubs.

Emily also put up $2 ‘cause she’s both happy & sad: backing out of the garage, she ran into hubby’s truck. Several K damage. Happy ‘cause her aunt’s leaving to FL and left her a Mercedes (to use & sell).

Maggie’s youngest son in special forces flew in for her birthday celebration.

James is happy to see the Club doing so well & vibrant, with new members, too! Also, he’s sold his RV and will be soon spending most of his time living in San Diego, CA. He’s buying a condo & a sailboat.

Vivien gave James a buck to take her Rotarian son to lunch!

Dayna’s mom is ill. Also, her son moves out & fiancé is moving in.

Gloria’s garden & roses are doing just fine, now.

Hap mentioned that he is a friend of Margaret Kramer & she’s doing OK.

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

What percentage of roads in NM are UNpaved? Patrick told us that it’s 75%

What animal does NM have, more than people? Libby told us that its cattle!

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

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

Student Atyana Lujan sent us a thank you card for our congratulatory message.

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

Our venue for the 25 June luncheon and induction ceremonies will take place at Mykonos Café. Lt. Gov. Tony Piño will do the honors and our very own Banjo Bruce shall also attend. Yup, it’s free! Bring a guest. A signup sheet traveled throughout the room.

Yet again, the Polio Plus jar made its trip around the room.

In order to receive a President’s Rotary Citation, OUR club requires only one more item in the

Public Image and Awareness Area: Albuquerque Sandia Needs only one more item

The items in the Public Image and Awareness Area are; We’ll be needing a total of three of the following:

·        Post successful club projects on Rotary Showcase;

·        Use Rotary’s brand materials;

·        Arrange for club members to talk to media about Rotary, etc.;

·        Host an event for Rotary alumni, etc.;

·        Continue or establish a partnership with an outside entity and work on a project;

·        Sponsor a Youth Exchange or RYLA student.

We’ve probably already done at least three of the six items… so, again, the issue is most likely one of documentation and figuring out which ones we already have credit for.

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.

Today’s Program:     Family Emergency Preparedness, Part Two

Maggie introduced Hap Escue, who has once again visited our meeting. Hap further discussed his ideas related to this subject. Among the preparedness items, he discussed:

Communications plans (see .gov site); Emergency kits for autos, home, family, grab & go and for work.

Depending upon the size of each, kits should contain a radio, flashlight (batt’ys separate), limited food and water, contact info in your ‘phone AND written copies including “THE plan”.

Have written copies of your credit card numbers, pin numbers & passwords, legal documents, medications & medical records, paper maps, cash and clothing.

Practice your plans! Consider “what if” excercises. Prectice your plan: how to react & what to do. Revise plans yearly. All should stick with the plan!

Remember that if you’re stranded, you’re on your own!

For “show and tell”, Hap brought along examples of each type of emergency kit and additional information leaflets.

Simple, small, prepackaged kits are available. Walmart appears to have kits.

Check “Ready America” kits from www.Amazon. Also go to www.ready.gov

For those of us who did not attend last week’s meeting, information packets were distributed.

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 yet another fresh 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:

16 June            Father’s Day

18 June            Regular Meeting- Your Unconscious Bias- Jan Maples

21 June            Summer Begins!

21 June            We work at the Rio Grande Food Project

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

28 June            CCI’s Canines Golf Classic- We work the luncheon ONLY!

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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