Weekly Bulletin

01 Sep 2020 6:08 PM | Anonymous

The honorable President Allan called our meeting to order via Zoom, at 12 Noon and led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

September is– “New Generations Month ”

Following our weekly roll call,

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

1)What is the AVERAGE TEMPERATURE for Albuquerque on September 1st?  84 degrees, 86 degrees, 91 degrees (It’s 86 degrees as many people guessed)

2) Today is of what significance to weather-people? (It’s the beginning of meteorological fall)

3) August 20, 1920 was the 100th anniversary of ratification of what constitutional amendment​​ ? (Allan got it – 19th Amendment – Women’s Right to Vote. He also supplied that it was the right for WHITE women to vote, not all women!)

4) How long did women campaign to finally attain the right to vote? (Karen got it – 72 years!!!)

5) When did NM ratify the 19th Amendment ? (1912, 1916, 1920) Several guessed correctly… it was 1920! On February 21, 1920, New Mexico voted to ratify #19. By August of 1920, 36 states ratified the amendment, ensuring that across the country the right (of white women) to vote could not be denied based on sex.

·        A question came up about when we can get absentee voting ballots. Karen Bash supplied the info. You can go online now to the Bernalillo County Clerk office https://www.bernco.gov/clerk/bureau-of-elections-overview.aspx

·        If you don’t want to wait til September 14, (see below) to request an absentee ballot. If you prefer NOT to put your SSN into an online system, wait for the absentee application to be mailed to you.(see schedule below) Call the Election Office for more info. Request an application by phone by calling (505) 243-VOTE (8683) option 2 and it will be mailed to you. 

Here’s some info from the BERNCO.GOV web site:

On September 14, 2020 Clerk's Office mails absentee applications to registered voters. Please check your voter registration and update if necessary. 

On October 6, 2020 Clerks begin mailing absentee ballots to voters who have requested them.

Books close for online and paper voter registration and Absentee Voting Begins.

Early Voting and Same Day Registration (SDR) at Clerk’s Annex begins Oct. 6-16, 2020, M-F 8A-5P

October 17-31, 2020 – Early Voting and SDR expand, Mon to Sat, most locations open 10A to 7 P (You can drop off completed absentee ballots during Early Voting at ALL locations). 

October 20, 2020 – Deadline for clerk to receive a mailed absentee ballot application

October 27, 2020Recommended final day for voters to mail absentee ballots.

November 3, 2020 – Election Day 7A to 7P.

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

It is our pleasure to announce that the African region has just been certified wild poliovirus-free.!

This milestone is an incredible public health achievement for Rotary, the African region, our GPEI partners and a huge step forward on the road to global polio eradication. But we still have important work to do in order to eradicate wild polio in the last two endemic countries. During the last Rotary year, we raised more than $408 million for The Rotary Foundation! What we accomplish next will be possible because of your generous support. Thank you for your dedication to Doing Good in the World.

Check out our Club web site and Calendar. www.rotarysandia.org. To see what’s happening at our District and at Rotary International, go to www.Rotary5520.org and to www.Rotary.org. While you’re there, set up “account” with login names and passwords for yourself.

Club members volunteer to provide program speakers for our meetings. To supply programs for one of the MANY remaining months, please contact Judy.

Today’s Program:      “Flourishing in these challenging times”

Cheryl introduced Paul Smith, PhD and Steve Poland, PhD, Instructors from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

OLLI is the senior continuing learning program at the University of New Mexico and was established at  UNM in 2007.

Paul & Steve spoke on what it takes to live the good life and how we can help ourselves and others around us flourish - even during a pandemic. There are upcoming on-line courses for seniors at OLLI that introduce Positive Psychology and ways that you can’t just survive but thrive even in tough times.

Membership in the OLLI at UNM allows adults 50 plus to choose from a diverse set of thought-provoking courses taught year round by current and emeritus University of New Mexico faculty members and renowned experts from the local community. The emphasis of the academically-based, daytime, evening and weekend courses is on building an accessible and affordable experience of the best of the University's learning environment. There are no entrance requirements, no tests, and no grades. In fact, no college background is needed at all — it's a love of learning that counts. The Membership year is Now through - December 2020. The fee helps support the program and is a requirement of all lifelong learning programs supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Fees vary among university sites. The annual membership is $20. OLLI is a non-profit, member-based organization.

Most OLLI classes are held at the Continuing Education building on 1634 University Blvd NE just north of Indian School on the east side of the street. Classes are now being held via ZOOM.

Maralie Waterman is the Program Manager and can be reached at (505) 277-6179 or at maralie@unm.edu

Go to https://ce.unm.edu/osher for a description of classes, dates and costs.

Here’s a link for more info on the online Positive Psychology course our speakers were describing: http://ce.unm.edu/osher/index.php#collapse-90514

There being no additional Rotary business, our meeting gave up the ghost at 1:00 PM.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

7 Sept              LABOR DAY (So soon?)

8 Sept              Board Meeting – 11AM

8 Sept              Regular Meeting – Red Flag Law w/Christine Robinson

15 Sept            Regular Meeting – ABQ Backyard Refuge Program- Aryn LaBrake

18 Sept            Rosh Hashana begins at sundown

19 Sept            RLI – Part 3 via ZOOM

22 Sept            First Day of Autumn!  How did that happen?

22 Sept            Regular Meeting – CABQ Recycling Program

27 Sept            Yom Kippur begins at sundown

29 Sept            Regular Meeting – NMCAN – Kayla Strickler

6 Oct               Regular Meeting –

12 Oct             Columbus Day

13 Oct             Board Meeting with DG Sunny.

13 Oct             Regular Meeting – District Governor Sunny Kellerman visits via ZOOM.

20 Oct             Regular Meeting –

23-24 Oct        Bi-District Conference with District 4110 – Yup, it’ll be “virtual”.

27 Oct             Regular Meeting –

1 Nov              Daylight Savings Time ENDS !!

3 Nov              ELECTION DAY !!

3 Nov              Regular Meeting –

7 Nov              Foundation Zoom Training

12-14 Nov       Rotary Virtual Institute Zones 26 & 27 Big West Register NOW 

8-11 April       District 5510 PETS and Annual Conference -Las Cruces Convention center.

24 April          Governors’ Charity Ball – Albuquerque Convention Center- 5PM to 11PM

12-16 June 2021 Rotary International Convention in Taipei.

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

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