Weekly Bulletin

26 May 2020 6:44 PM | Anonymous

President Vivien called our Club meeting to order via zoom at 12:00 Noon and welcomed all present. She then led us in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test.

May has been “Youth Service Month”.

May birthdays were: Fofo and Julia

Following our weekly roll call,

Sgt-at-Arms Cheryl presented our weekly trivia questions:

What was the amount raised at the Rotary Foundation Telethon for COVID-19?

$529,000 was generated on     2      May, 2020.

A photo of what local lake was shown to us at today’s meeting? Following several incorrect guesses, it was revealed that it was Tingley Beach.

What was its original name? It was Conservancy Beach. The beach was closed to swimmers in the 1950’s due to the poliomyelitis epidemic.

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

Until further notice, all of our Rotary Club meetings will take place via Zoom.

Today, we have unfortunately learned of the passing of Pamela’s brother and we offer our heartfelt condolences to her.

Don't miss this week's episode of #RotaryResponds Live when @JohnHewko chats with @ShelterBox CEO @SanjSrikanthan on how they are providing emergency aid during the COVID-19 pandemic. 27 May at 9:30 AM local time.

Mark your calendars for 20-26 June to gather online with the family of Rotary for our first online convention. Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention will join you with participants around the world during this time of unprecedented challenges.

Check out our Club web site and Calendar. www.rotarysandia.org  Click on events (no password needed).

Club members provide program speakers for each month of the Rotary Year:  May– Emily    June– Pam

District 5520 PETS and Annual Conference will be held on April 8th thru 11th, 2021 at the Las Cruces Convention center.

The next Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) will be held on 30 May, part 3 only, via ZOOM. 7:30 AM to 1:10 PM. Register on the District 5520 website.

Today’s Program: Breast Health & Cancer Education

Emily introduced - Dr. Elba Saavedra Ferrer, Director & Co-Founder of the Comadre a Comadre Program, UNM Community Health Education Faculty.

The Comadre a Comadre program was co-founded with Hispanic/Latina breast cancer survivors, who shared their experiences about both the lack of culturally sensitive psychosocial support available to them and their own lack of knowledge of services when they were diagnosed. The Program received funding from the National Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for $250,000 which allowed for a more formal evaluation, including focus groups and full implementation of the intervention in 2003.

The Comadre Program is a holistic program that embodies strong cultural coping practices, such as prayer and family support to address the many challenges faced by Hispanic/Latinas with breast cancer. The word “Comadre” is a term used to describe the close female kinship that exists in the Hispanic/Latino extended family unit. Peer Patient Navigators (breast cancer survivors) are trained in navigation and in providing emotional support from someone who "has been there." Survivors bring a lifelong passion and ability to motivate and inspire others to adapt and survive from a traumatic illness. A positive role modeling is critical and not only are the Comadres breast cancer survivors but also representative of the women being reached. The Program staff and volunteers are bilingual and all services provided at no cost and in both Spanish and English. They help you no matter what your citizenship status!

They navigate clients through the maze of health care by linking them with timely clinic appointments to needed cancer services, through needed community resources and social services programs, at the first medical appointment and other key medical appointments, to clinics that offer free or low-cost mammograms or clinical breast exams, to obtain financial assistance, if there are worries about a symptom or a breast problem, or if clients do not have medical insurance.

·        We provide breast cancer education.

·        We offer group education on breast cancer for clients and loved ones.

·        We offer community outreach classes on the early detection of breast cancer.

At medical appointments and emotional support:

·        We offer breast cancer support groups.

·        We call you to see how you are doing and support you throughout your journey.

·        We visit with you when you need us.

·        We advocate for you.

The program conducts classes on the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship of breast health and breast cancer and its management. These educational sessions are offered through the use of an informal conversational dialog.

The Comadre Program conducts a one-on-one “Breast Cancer Educational” session with newly diagnosed women and their loved ones upon their initial appointment.

They are not a clinic. However, they provide access to care. Some clients are referenced by clinics and most call directly for assistance.

We may be able to assist Comadre by volunteering our time with their outreach program, i.e. they need assistance with preparation of information packets.

We were also made aware of their painting raffle. Raffle Tickets for Original Artwork at $25 each.

Original artwork by Simon Silva titled "Amor".

For more information, go to https://comadre.unm.edu or call 505.277.2398.

12 members attended today’s meeting. Come and join us next week. If you encounter any problems, call Gloria.

Following today’s program, we took some time to find out how and what each of us has been doing.

There being no further Rotary business, at 1:05 PM President Vivien concluded our meeting.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

30 May            ABQ Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Part 3 only, via ZOOM 7:30A-1:10P

2 June              Zoom meeting – Christian Counseling Professionals- Gary Webb

9 June              Board Meeting via Zoom, at 10:30 AM

9 June              Zoom meeting

11 June            King Kamehameha Day (Just how do we celebrate?)

16 June            Zoom  meeting – PB&J Family Services – Tashi Swiekosz

20 June            Summer Begins!

20-26 June      The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention

21 June            Father’s Day (Maybe I’ll get a card)

23 June            Zoom meeting – Silver Horizons – Ron Hildago

30 June            Installation of New Officers… We’ll soon find out how & where we’re going to do that!

1 July              The New Rotary Year Begins!

4 July              Independence Day

8 Aug              Governors Ball at Sandia Resort & Casino

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

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