Weekly Bulletin

06 Oct 2020 3:35 PM | Anonymous

This Zoom meeting was called to order 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.

October is– “Vocational Service Month”

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

President Allan asked us to remember that District 5520 Governor Sunny Kellerman will be visiting with us at both our board meeting and regular meeting on 13 October. She’ll be “the program”. Please make a showing! We’ll be donating $100 in DG Sunny’s name to the PolioPlus effort.

Following our weekly roll call,

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

1.     In the Rotary Magazine October article on pollinators, what was the main insect being described? No takers… It’s the Monarch Butterfly.

2.     In the article on “Why Partners Matter” what organization’s representative said: “In pretty much every country where the polio eradication initiative is active (over 50 countries) the assets of that effort have been dedicated to the covid-19 response.” Vivien got this one. It was Christopher Eilas, president of the global development division at Gates Foundation. He went on to say that “The world is benefitting – particularly in the poorest countries- from the infrastructure that the polio initiative has built over the past three decades”

3.     What high-tech way has the Rotary Club of Plainview, Texas, been contributing to covid relief  in their community?  Using a 3-D printer to make face masks for hospitals, doctors and dentists. 800 so far with help from a grant from District 5730. Judy identified the printer picture.

4.     ELECTION TRIVIA:  What is the minimum age for a US Senator? (30,35 or 40?) Answer from Penny: 30 years.

5.     Minimum age for a US Representative? (21,25 or 30?) Answer: 25!

6.     What are the (minimum) ages for New Mexico state House and Senate?

      Answer: 25 for the Senate, 21 for the House.

7.     When does “Early Voting” start for the coming election in New Mexico? (Already Started, Starts Today, Starts Sat. October 17th) Answer: Both “have already started” and “Starts Today” are correct!  You can vote at the clerk’s office starting today, and at the alternative Early Voting centers starting SATURDAY OCTOBER 17! Pat & Judy shared this answer.

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

Pam noted the following item:

Don’t miss this special YouTube Premiere event with New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players.

I HAVE A SONG TO SING, O! - A Livestream Concert Event - Saturday, October 15, 2020, 7pm

Tickets: Free (required, only one needed per household)

Under the direction of Albuquerque native and UNM alumni, James Mills, I Have a Song to Sing, O! explores repertoire from seven Gilbert and Sullivan operas while giving audiences the opportunity to chat with cast members from the show. Join James and the cast of seven principal performers of New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players in an exclusive video celebration of timeless Gilbert and Sullivan favorites!

Claim Your Ticket   The livestream link will be emailed to all purchasers, Friday October 9.

See this interview-  https://nmliving.com/2020/10/05/popejoy-presents-new-york-gilbert-sullivan-players-virtual-event-i-have-a-song-to-sing-o/

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.

24 October. UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States.

For info about Rotary Day at the United Nations, go to www.Rotary.org/un-day. Read your October Rotary magazine to find out about Rotary’s involvement in the UN.

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  a check to Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia and mail it to Gloria before Oct 10. That’ll give her time to deposit the checks and write a check from the club & mail it to the R.I. Polio Fund.

District 5520 will hold an Art Auction for the district's National Polio Month event. The auction will be held via Zoom on October 2 9th, 6:00P to 7:30 P. At the event, we’ll auction off Items donated from each of the clubs in the district. Each Club is asked to donate an item by October 24.

Club members volunteer to provide program speakers for our meetings. To supply programs for one of the remaining months, please contact Judy. If there isn’t a program, we’ll just sit and stare at each other!

Today’s Program:     City of Albuquerque, 311

Emily introduced Ms. Carrie Prothero, Division Manager, 311 Citizen Contact Center, City of Albuquerque.

The 311 Community Contact Center is the centralized call center for Albuquerque. The service is a single telephone number for all non-emergency City of Albuquerque inquiries and services.

Currently, 50 persons answer questions and respond to requests for service.

Their hours are Monday through Saturday - 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Animal welfare calls and fixed bus times)

What to Expect from 311

·        Personal service — People actually answer the phone.

·        Timely service — 80 percent of calls are answered within six rings.

·        Accurate service — Call takers have access to City information.

·        Efficient service — 75 percent of all calls are handled without referral to another City office.

·        Accountable service — Calls are monitored and tracked to ensure services are delivered.

There are several ways the City of Albuquerque and 311 can answer questions or requests for service.

Alexa Device, City website, Computer, One ABQ App, Online 311 Services, Telephone & Twitter.

The 311 Center is a division of the City of Albuquerque's Technology and Innovation Department.

You can report an issue or request a service to the City of Albuquerque through the tools above: Abandoned vehicles, Broken street lights, Graffiti, Lost animals, Missed trash pick-up, Pothole, Weed or litter complaints, Request Information about City events, programs, and services, Large-item garbage pick-up, Residential trash or recycle bins, Traffic pavement markings, Traffic signs.

Information on the most requested from 311 customers.

ABQ BioPark - The ABQ BioPark includes the Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach.

Bicycling - Information about biking in Albuquerque.

Fares & Bus Passes - Information about bus fares and transit pass prices.

Parks - Albuquerque's Park Management Division maintains & manages more than 286 park sites, 127 median and streetscape sites, and a total of 113 miles of developed urban and soft trails.

Routes & Schedules - Information about ABQ RIDE bus routes and schedules.

Search For a Lost or Adoptable Pet - Information about searching for a lost or adoptable pet.

Street Repair Request - Use this form to notify the City of a pothole or other street failure.

Swimming - Information about pools and other aquatic facilities in the City of Albuquerque.

Zoo - Welcome to the ABQ BioPark Zoo.

The following are all resident services that can be completed online

Animal Noise Complaint

Use this form to file a complaint about a barking dog or other noisy animal.

Cable Complaint Form

Report concerns about cable television service.

Crime Mapping

The Albuquerque Police Department is now making local up-to-date crime data.

Crime Statistics (Prior to February 2008) Generated from crime data provided by the Albuquerque PD.

Gang Member Registration

The City of Albuquerque has developed and passed an ordinance that puts in place a comprehensive anti-gang strategy for Albuquerque.

GOV TV - Government Television. View government meetings online.

Group Tour Request Form - Submit your reservation request for a group visit.

Interactive Public Art Map - Locate public art in Albuquerque

Leads Online ~ Pawned/Stolen Property - The APD uses LeadsOnline as a method of tracking and recovering stolen property.

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Comments - Your comments on the MS4 permit are welcome. The authority will review your submission and take action accordingly.

New Mexico Roads - See the current traffic, weather and road advisories in New Mexico.

Online Police Report - File a police report in Albuquerque. Using this online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a free copy of the report. You can use online citizen reporting for the following crimes: Lost Property, Vandalism, Vandalism of a Vehicle, Theft / Larceny, Auto Burglary, Telephone Harassment.

Report Illegal Dumping to Storm Drains - Dumping any pollutants to storm drains and arroyos is illegal and a violation of the Clean Water Act.

Report Restaurant Concern - The City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department wants to ensure that your dining experience is enjoyable. If that experience is less than acceptable, the Environmental Health Department would like to know about it.

Report Smoking Vehicle - Use this form to report a smoking motor vehicle.

Sex Offender Lookup - The City of Albuquerque's decision to post sex offenders on this website is based on the fact that the sex offender was convicted of a sex offense.

Special Interest Vehicle Recognition Program - Cultivating responsible special interest vehicle club activities and events that promote the City’s cultural heritage and cultural tourism industry.

Street Repair Request - Use this form to notify the City of a pothole or other street failure.

Submit a Discrimination Inquiry - Submit a discrimination inquiry to the City of Albuquerque.

Swimming Group Use - Groups can request to use Albuquerque's swimming pools.

Tickets - KiMo Theatre ticket sales

Volunteer with Open Space - If you enjoy the outdoors and love nature volunteer with open space.

Information about tickets for events and attractions.

Freedom 4th - Free | Family | Fun | Concert

Plan a Visit - Balloon Museum hours, holiday schedule, and admission prices.

Print-At-Home Tickets - Purchase ABQ BioPark tickets online for general admission and special events.

Tickets - KiMo Theatre ticket sales

For the Community Contact Center, just Dial the three digit number 311 (505-768-2000)   ccc@cabq.gov


For emergencies, call 911.

For NON-emergency police calls, call (505) 242-COPS.

There being no additional Rotary business, our meeting was concluded at 1:05 PM.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

12 Oct             Columbus Day… Already???

13 Oct             Board Meeting with DG Sunny.  

13 Oct             Regular Meeting – District 5520 Governor Sunny Kellerman visits via ZOOM.

20 Oct             Regular Meeting – Gold Star Moms – Pat Merville

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

24 Oct             WORLD POLIO DAY

27 Oct             Regular Meeting – Women’s Housing Coalition – Angie Ludi

29 Oct             District Art Auction 6P-7:30P Contact District Sec’y Donette to donate an item.

1 Nov              Daylight Savings Time ENDS !!

3 Nov              ELECTION DAY !!

3 Nov              Regular Meeting –

7 Nov              Foundation  Zoom Training

10 Nov            Board Meeting

10 Nov            Regular Meeting –

11 Nov            Veterans Day

12-14 Nov       Rotary Virtual Institute Zones 26 & 27 Big West Register NOW (It’ll cost you $49)

17 Nov            Regular Meeting –

24 Nov            NO MEETING !

26 Nov            Thanksgiving Day

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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