Weekly Bulletin

22 Sep 2020 5:53 PM | Anonymous

Our meeting was called to order on this first day of autumn via Zoom by President Allan at 12 Noon. He led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test and a moment of silence and reflection followed.

September is– “New Generations Month”

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

Maggie’s middle son is 45! They’ll be away to Alabama, She’ll get to “pin” her younger son, who’s being promoted to Sgt. There’ll be a 7 Oct trip and they’ll be motoring, starting on 25 Oct.

Fofo’s teaching her 5 yr old granddaughter to read & she’ll be starting school, too.

Gloria’s glad that they made that Finger Lakes trip.

Pat has 4 turtles in her yard & her doggies love to look at them (& bark, too).

Judy has a resident doe & 2 fawns.

Allan’s happy to see everyone today.

Following our weekly roll call,

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

So, what’s the big deal about today? It’s the first day of Autumn!

What’s an Equinox? The terminator or the position of (sunrise/sunset) is vertical, north-to-south, from the north pole to the south pole. There’s almost equal day & night.

When’s the EquiLUX in New Mexico? That’ll be on Friday. THAT’S when day & night are equal.

President Lincoln did something on 22 September, 1862. What was it? He issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that as of January 1, 1863, all enslaved people in the states currently engaged in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.”

In what State is Nathan Hale a hero? By an act of the General Assembly and the efforts of the Sons of the American Revolution, Nathan Hale officially became Connecticut's State Hero.

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

President Allan noted that a list of program speakers can be found on the Zone 26 website!

Also, Navajo food donation collections will take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4PM. The food drop off site for the Navajo Hope Project is at The Albuquerque Collective, 1321 Eubank, NE.

On Saturday, October 3rd, from 8:00am to 11:00am we’reconducting on-line a "Be a Vibrant Club" Workshop. All Club Members are welcome to attend. Below is the registration link for the workshop.  You can also register through the home page of the District 5520 website:


If you have any questions about the "Be a Vibrant Club" Workshop, contact Jeff Weinrach by phone or by e-mail. 1-505-400-1403        jweinrach5520@nmia.com

Rotary District 5520 will hold its e-Assembly on District Youth Programs for Club & District Committee Chairs, Club Presidents and Officers and the District Leadership Team TODAY, 6:00P to 7:30P. The program will provide Club and District Leadership with the information on our District Youth Program and how we’ll be moving forward. Registration is available on the homepage at rotary5520.org under “Upcoming Events”. There is no charge for this program. You must register to receive the Zoom link for this event. Contact Dick Jones at rjones9755@aol.com if you have questions.

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.

Oct 24 is World Polio Day – Gloria would like to mail in our contributions before then. So, it’s suggested that everyone who has Happy Bucks and/or Polio Jar funds for the month of September, write out a check to the club for that amount and mail it to Gloria before Oct 10. That’ll give her enough time to deposit the checks and write a check from the club & mail it to the R.I. Polio Fund.

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

Today’s Program:     Reflections of life during Covid-19 

Today, we checked in with our members and asked what each of us has been doing to cope with the pandemic. So, how’re you getting through all of this?

Some ideas and solutions included:

Reading more than usual & joining book groups (President Allan has 30 mystery books that you can have); Some are binge watching older TV series or solving puzzles helps. Many of us seem to be cooking and eating more than usual. Try quilting! Get into a routine! Walking helps, too. Have something repaired or, do it yourself.

We named Michael’s neighborhood roadrunner… It’s “Phil”. He’s leaving for Ghana on Thursday (not the roadrunner).

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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

25 Sept            District Happy Hour!

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”.

24 Oct             WORLD POLIO DAY

27 Oct             Regular Meeting –

29 Oct             District Art Auction 6P-7:30P Contact District Se’cy Donette to donate Items.

1 Nov              Daylight Savings Time ENDS !!

3 Nov              ELECTION DAY !!

3 Nov              Regular Meeting –

7 Nov              Foundation zoom training

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

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