Weekly Bulletin

03 Dec 2019 5:10 PM | Anonymous

President Vivien called our holiday party to order at 12 Noon (If that was possible).

Guests: There were three of ‘em!    

December is – “Family Month”

This year’s holiday luncheon party took place at Mimi’s Bistro, 4316 The 25 Way. Everyone brought contributions for a food bank collection AND there was a “fun food” exchange. President Vivien has arranged this affair for us and Pat has taken charge of the food bank donations.

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

Please remember our visits to Casa Solano & Hannett House on 17 December. Buy your gifts ahead of time and bring them to our meeting on 10 December! Don’t forget to wrap & label your gifts.

The Governor’s Ball - 18 or 25 April. It seems that the host Clubs don’t know where it’ll be held. Tables of 10 go for $1600. If our Club manages to sell tables, we’ll get $400 back per table. Deadline for table sale is 2 weeks before the event. Ticket sales start on 20 January. Can’t we fill up at least one table? So far, nobody has expressed any interest!

There’ll be another Rotary Leadership Institute session on January 25th, in Albuquerque and the registration link is up and running on the District 5520 website.

Here’s an opportunity to travel on an internationalRFE! There’ll be a group going to District 4845 (Paraguay and NE Argentina) from April 21 to May 2, 2020. We don’t know the exact locations to be visited during this RFE. The visit may include the city of Asuncion, Iguazu Falls, etc. 

During June 12-26, 2020, we’re hosting a fun Rotary Friendship Exchange group from South Australia. Since they’re combining this RFE with the R.I. Conference in Hawaii and other travel in the USA, they want to make arrangements as quickly as possible to save on airfare. Donna needs to know which clubs will be hosting, so she’ll know which airport (El Paso and/or Albuquerque or possibly others) they’ll be using for their visit. When hosting clubs are lined up, a specific schedule will be set up as to when they’ll be in each area. There will be five couples and two solo women. The two women could be in the same home if the host has two bedrooms or a room with two beds. Host clubs will make their own determination about what they are willing to provide in the way of meals and sightseeing and what they want the RFE group to pay for. Each hosting club must provide transportation in their area and halfway between the hosting club before and after the visit. 

Please respond as soon as possible to Donna Pedace at pedaceabq@aol.com or to Regina Guest at raeguest65@swcp.com to let us know if you’re willing to host that fun group of Australians.

RYLA camp dates and prices:  The new cost for each student is $700 per camper. That’s an increase of $100 per student from last year. The boys camp will be held Sunday, July 12 through Saturday, July 18. The girls camp will be held Saturday, July 18 through Friday, July 24. They’re always looking for counselors too. Shane Lemon is the director of RYLA and can be contacted at shanelemon@aol.com

Club members provide program speakers for each month of the Rotary Year:

During December, there’ll be special Events on 12/10, 12/17, with holidays on 12/24 and 12/31  

January-Michael        February– ????           March– Judy & Libby                        April– Maggie           

May– Emily                June– Pam

December’s monthly B.D. celebration “Treats” will be provided by Patrick.

December’s birthday anniversary celebrants are Michael & Patrick.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

6 Dec               Cloud Dancers’ fundraiser dinner & silent auction-Vic’s Daily Café 6P-9P $25

8 Dec               Visit the Pegasus 13th jewelry extravaganza on Sunday, 8 December, 12N to 4PM.

10 Dec             Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

10 Dec             Regular Meeting- Celtic Coyotes Solstice Concert

17 Dec             NO Regular Meeting- We’ll be visiting Casa Solano & Hannett House today

21 Dec             Winter Begins

22 Dec             Chanukah Begins

24 Dec            NO MEETING!

25 Dec             Christmas Day

26 Dec             Kwanzaa begins

31 Dec            NO MEETING!

1 Jan                New Years Day

11 Jan              Painting at Cloud Dancers (If temperatures permit).

11 Jan              Haiti:After The Earthquake- Art, Culture, Food & Music - $50 at State Fair Grounds

25 Jan              RLI Albuquerque, NM

17 Mar             St. Patrick’s Day

26-27 Mar       President Elect Training Seminar in Ruidoso

27-29 Mar       District Conference in Ruidoso

18 OR 25 Apr Governors Ball! Where WILL it be held?

23 or 30 June  Installation of New Officers

12-18 July       Boys RYLA

18-24 July       Girls RYLA

Experience aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, 6-10 June 2020.


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

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