Weekly Bulletin

18 Jun 2019 8:36 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.

Visiting Rotarians:    Tony Piño Lt. Gov, (ABQ DelSol)

Guests:           Margaret Kramer & Margaret (?), guests of Maggie

Nary a pin or name tag fine was imposed today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

David gave us the low down on the currently running senior games.

Maggie spoke to Rob (he called her from Greece).

Margaret K says hi to all.

Emily sent a deflated basket ball to her son.

Fofo’s back from NYC. Her grandson just graduated from H.S. Dan just retired and her clinic is open.

Tony told us that RYLA is coming up and male councilors are needed (And a few females, too).

Gloria seems to be happy that Michael is in Ghana.

Pat put up a question buck: She has a sprinkler system leak… Can someone provide a “fixer”?

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

Where do the Sangre de Cristo mountains begin & end? They are the southernmost subrange of the Rocky Mountains. They are located in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico (Santa Fe & Vegas).

Which mountains are older, Sandias or the Organs? Judy won the prize with the Organs.

What’s the highest mountain peak in NM? It’s Wheeler Peak, at 13,159’

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

Don’t forget that your 2019-2020 yearly Rotary dues are to be submitted, starting 1 July. If you don’t want to part with your hoard of cash, write your $125 checks to “Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia”.

Tony Piño announced that Dist. Gov. Gary King’s installation will take place in Stanley, on Saturday.

Also, he spoke upon next year’s Governor’s Ball. It’ll take place on either 18 or 25 April, at either Sandia Resort or at the ABQ convention center or in his dining room. Both the Del Sol and ABQ Clubs will be running the event. Tables of 10 will sell for $1600. Rotary’s cost is $800 per table. If we can sell tables at $1600, we’ll get $400 back, which we must donate to a children’s charity. The deadline to sell tables is 2 weeks before the event. Tickets will become available on 20 January.

Our venue for the 25 June luncheon and induction ceremonies will be Mykonos Café. Lt. Gov. Tony Piño will do the honors. Yup, it’s free! Bring a guest. If you really want to sit down and consume some sort of lunch, you’d better have notified President-Elect Vivien that you’d like to witness (or take part in) the proceedings. So far, we have 28 attending. President-Elect Vivien will email the available menu to all. There’ll be 4 entrees, but no desserts. Maybe we should bring a big cake?

Once again that Polio Plus jar made a 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. Call Donna at pedaceabq@aol.com or 349-8850, or Regina Guest at raeguest65@swcp.com or 792-0942. Hosts provide 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. 

During the 2019-2020 Rotary Year, Club members shall once again provide a month’s worth of program speakers for our meetings. Program speakers are still needed for the months of September and January. Please sign up.

Member birthdays to celebrate during June:  Maggie & Jan

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

Today’s Program:     Bringing Consciousness to Unconscious Bias

Maggie introduced Jan Maples, President of The Connecting Point, which does facilitating training, organizational development, and Human Resources consulting services. She teaches people to accomplish unprecedented results, communicate powerfully and produce healthy, working relationships among staff and with clients. With a remarkably realistic, pragmatic perspective and collaborative approach, she assists clients in building organizations that people genuinely want to inhabit.

Ms. Maples examined our beliefs about others which have been dictated by society and work place in general. Her presentation covered the following:

What is unconscious (implicit) bias?

Understanding subtle stereotyping and ways that bias occurs.

Examining what messages we received in our lives about “others”.

Identifying our own belief systems and social categorization.

How implicit bias leads to explicit actions.

Retraining the unconscious mind to modify our behavior.

She showed us how to become more aware of unconscious bias in order to minimize an unhealthy impact on ourselves and others and to expand and become more inclusive in our view of the world.

Some audience participation was included, in order to help us understand the ways in which stereotyping occurs. Retraining the unconscious mind to modify our behavior was also covered.

For more info, call 505-294-2586 or go to www.tcphr.com

In appreciation of her presentation of today’s program, President Patrick presented Ms. Maples with a packet of Fofo’s lemonade mix, which help to support Fofo’s Haiti projects.

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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

21 June            Summer Begins!

21 June            We work at the Rio Grande Food Project, 9AM to 12 Noon.

25 June            Officers’ Induction party & Luncheon - Mykonos Café at 12 Noon (Show up at 11:45A)

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

2 July              Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

2 July              Regular Meeting – This’ll be a Club Assembly!

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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