Weekly Bulletin

16 Jun 2020 1:29 PM | Anonymous

Once again 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.

June is still “Rotary Fellowships Month”.

June birthdays are: Maggie and Jan

Following our weekly roll call,

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

Trivia Question 1:

The following wacky events are taking place where?

Track your progress on a leaderboard, enjoy some friendly competition, and have the chance to win great prizes.

Explore the Virtual House of Friendship to discover potential partners, projects, and other valuable resources.”

Answer: It’s the 2020 Rotary International Conference. This year it’s virtual, and free to attend. Just click on the link below to find out more or sign up. Go to https://www.riconvention.org/en/sign-2020-rotary-virtual-convention to see all that is offered and to sign up.

Here are 6 things you didn't know about the 26th best sandwich of all-time!

1. The first written reference was in 1901
From the Boston Cooking School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics: "For variety, some day try making little sandwiches, or bread fingers (!), or three very thin layers of bread and two of filling, one of peanut paste, whatever brand you prefer (JIF!), and currant or crab-apple jelly (YES!) for the other."

2. They fed the troops
According to the Peanut Board peanut butter and jelly were staples in military rations during WWII, and the returning G.I.s helped popularize the sandwich.

3. They used to be for rich people
Before the commercialization of the peanut industry in the early 1900s, the cost of peanuts was high. According to 
Peanuts: The Illustrious History of the Goober Pea, it was eaten in sandwiches with pimento cheese or meat at fancy New York City tearooms.

4. The average American will eat 1500 PB&Js before they turn 18

5.. Bread slicing technology made it popular
The Illustrious History also notes that with the invention of packaged, sliced bread (!) in the '20s, kids were now able to safely make their own sandwiches, thus skyrocketing PB&J's popularity.

6. It was President George W. Bush's favorite sandwich
In 2000, he admitted to Oprah that he loved them and then jumped up and down on her couch.

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

Through July (at least), all of our Rotary Club meetings will be taking place via Zoom.

It looks like the North Domingo Baca Center (our meeting venue) may open up for us in August!

Mark your calendars for 20-26 June to gather online with the family of Rotary for our first online R.I. convention. HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
General sessions, 20 and 21 June. To take part in the general sessions, go to the home page of riconvention.org. Click on the button under the General Sessions block, which will say JOIN beginning 19 June. You’ll automatically be directed to a preview page where you can check your connection. Starting 20 June, at 08:00 Chicago time (UTC-5), when you select JOIN you’ll be taken to the current session, and it will play in your browser’s default language. These sessions will also be available to view later.

There’ll be a Rotary District 5520 Happy Hour on Friday, June 19. Join your fellow Rotarians, as outgoing District Governor Gary King bids us a farewell and incoming Governor-Elect Sunny Kellerman has opening comments for her year.

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: Pam’s doing it in June.

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

Update on that Cloud Dancers District Community Grant project: Emily’s been talking to them & has come up with many questions and some answers. What’s really to be painted? Well, they need barrels repainted with several different colors and that @##$% 6’x40’ outdoor ramp, too! The ramp has to be sanded also. There’s no really big hurry & maybe we’ll wait ‘til it cools off in the fall. Then a schedule will be worked out.

Today’s Program: PB&J Family Services, Inc.

Pamela introduced Tashi Swiekosz, development & communications director and Felicia Tapia-Alvidrez, associate director.

PB & J's Mission is to help at-risk children to grow and develop to their full potential in nurturing families within a supportive community.

PB&J was founded in 1972 and began as a volunteer effort reaching out to children who had mothers with mental illness and grew into a nationally recognized non-profit serving more than 2,000 children and parents annually. Through PB&J’s advocacy, talent, and relationship building, NM developed policies that have resulted in cutting-edge practices for those who frequently have no voice at policy tables. PB&J remains the only program to provide intensive wrap-around services for children and their parents, including parenting education in the homes. Creating supportive communities and families has meant incorporating the spaces of prisons and jails, elementary, middle and high schools, the pueblos and far reaches of Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties – an effort with countless barriers. The growth of PB&J has been a response to the needs of children and families that have emerged in a changing society and the courage, inspiration and vision of their founder, PB&J staff members, board members, community partners, and PB&J parents. PB&J’s philosophy focuses efforts on the family as a unit, as well as on individual family members. This approach takes into account the powerful and unique reciprocal relationship between parent and child and the impact they have on one another. PB&J believes that by enhancing the family members’ sense of self-worth and competency, this strengthens each individual’s ability to develop as a capable and responsible citizen of our community.

PB&J provides Therapeutic Parenting Program & Child Development Center/Early Intervention Services, a New Mexico PRE-K Extended Day Program, a Family Infant Toddler Program (FIT), New Mexico Home Visiting and Community Based Prevention and Intervention and Reunification.

PB&J also provides a therapeutic environment for children and families to engage in developmentally appropriate, interactive activities while they are waiting to have a visit at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC). The children are provided with snacks and the families are screened for any case management needs with referrals given for appropriate services. The staff is trained to coach and model age appropriate play and adult/child interactions with attention to issues resulting from parental incarceration.

There’s also a Juvenile Community Corrections Program (JCC) funded by the Children Youth and Families Department. This program is a unique approach to working with incarcerated teen parents and their families. The program provides services that are gender responsive, culturally competent and based on the client’s needs. The program emphasizes intensive individual parenting skills, parenting groups, therapeutic supervised family visits and intensive home visiting upon release.

Additionally, they have an Adopt-A-Family Holiday Wish Program. During the holiday season, this program gives them a holiday experience by providing toys for the children and basic necessities for the family. Volunteers help with gift wrapping, card making and coordination. For more info, email adoptafamily@pbjfamilyservices.org.

With a staff of 80 at three locations, PB&J serviced 961 kids (so far) this year.

Individuals, companies & families are welcome to volunteer in the office, gardens, playground clean up, mentoring, or serving meals.  They’ll design a project for volunteers. School supplies will be needed this year. Since school reopens and our Club may begin regular meetings during the middle of August, we’ll have to receive and fulfill their “wish-list” pretty soon.

We can make Tax-Deductible donations by mail or in person at: PB&J Family Services, 1101 Lopez Road SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105      Phone: 505-877-7060

The PB&J website: www.PBJfamilyservices.org

13 members attended today’s meeting. Come and join us next week.

If you encounter any problems, call Gloria.

Following today’s program, we talked and found out what each of us has been doing to stay out of trouble.

There being no further Rotary business, at 1:04 PM President Vivien concluded our meeting.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

20 June            Summer Begins!

20-26 June      The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention

21 June            Father’s Day

23 June            Zoom meeting – Program: Dr. Antonio Grillo-Lopez, RC of LaJolla Golden Triangle, CA

                                                                   Coronavirus 2019 Update

30 June            Installation of New Officers (via Zoom). With Lt.Gov. Tony Piño.

1 July              The New Rotary Year Begins!

4 July              Independence Day

7 July              Zoom Meeting –

14 July            Board Meeting

14 July            Zoom Meeting -

21 July            Zoom Meeting –

25 July            National Cowboy Day

28 July            Zoom Meeting -

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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