Weekly Bulletin

03 Nov 2020 10:15 PM | Anonymous

Our meeting was called to order by President Allan at 12 Noon. He led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance, the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

November is– “Foundation Month ”

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

Cheryl announced a “Drive Through” Food Collection for Roadrunner Food Bank in NE Heights. On Sat. Nov 7 from 9-2, at Tramway and San Rafael Ave (Subway shopping center).  12700 San Rafael Ave. Non-perishables

Additionally, Journal Newspapers are sponsoring a special edition of “Speak Up”. With only 3 weeks ‘til Thanksgiving, the paper is collecting stories of 500 words or less about what we can be thankful for.  Submit your story by Nov. 15 to newsroom@abqjournal.com

President Allan reminded us to sign up for the Rotary Zone Zoom meeting, 12-14 November. Also, his congregation is running a trip raffle. For information, call President Allan.

Following our weekly roll call,

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

1.     In the article on hunger how many additional Americans are coping with lack of food because of the pandemic? (6.5 million   11 million   17 million)  Answer:  17 Million

2.     How many meals are US food banks projected to provide by the end of 2020? (6 billion 8 billion    10 billion)   Answer:  6 BILLION !!!  (That’s a lot of meals)

3.     On this day in 1948, a newspaper jumped the gun and mistakenly declared New York Governor Thomas Dewey the winner of his presidential race with incumbent Harry S. Truman in a front-page headline: “Dewey Defeats Truman.”  What was the newspaper?       Answer:  Chicago Daily Tribune  (Go Allan)

4.     In October, 1864 President Lincoln established a new national holiday.  What was the holiday ? Answer: Thanksgiving!  (GO Karen!!)

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

November birthday Anniversaries:  Judy & Bruce

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

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

Today’s Program:     “For the One” New Mexico & Vulnerable No More.

Michael introduced Ms. Toya Kaplan, founder & director.

Toya spoke about fighting human trafficking and the abusiveness conditions that allow it to thrive even here in the United States. 

For the One is an organization that brings awareness to and assists survivors of sex trafficking. We work directly with Life Coaches and their Survivors to promote a successful transition from recovery to a restored life. In addition, we have gone on the offense to preventatively expose strategies of Sex Traffickers.

For the One. This is the calling that dropped into the heart of this ministry at the beginning of our journey. Although it has had many meanings along the way, it continues to direct and refocus us on “The One” right in front of us. The number of sex trafficking victims is daunting, but there is a calm and groundedness in knowing we are all called to the one. It is the heartbeat of all that we do and all that we are.

One of the primary missions is to change the way the public views human trafficking victims. We push the reality of how human the victims are by asking you to imagine if it was your daughter, your son, your neighbor, your sister or your brother trapped in sex slavery. As our heart beats for the one, we promote a healthy dose of how human each victim really is, and how it could have been any one of us.

PREVENTION: Until we realize this is a real issue happening in our backyards, we can’t change it. Our Awareness Presentations are fully based on statistics and truths gathered from specialists in this field, regarding the sex slavery industry. With this information, we equip the public and their friends & family with knowledge and tools to identify trafficking as well as protect themselves from it. Let’s prevent our children from trafficking before it happens by giving them these tools as well.

ASSISTANCE: For the One serves survivors of human sex trafficking. Through finances raised by the Fund Freedom banana bread and supporters, we are able to assist women who are on the last stage (Phase 3) of their journey from recovery to successful, independent living.

As we have discovered through our previous Freedom House transitional housing program, assistance in this stage is absolutely necessary. If these women do not have support during this transition, they risk becoming vulnerable again.

To learn more about how we assist survives, please visit: Phase Three Survivors

MENTORSHIP: This organization provides support through mentorship for survivors, in addition to the mentor/case manager they already have. Mentors have weekly meetings, coffee, dinners, etc. to show consistency for these survivors.

Mentors are hand selected and are required to have extensive training.

This year, For the One is launching a campaign called Vulnerable No More. VNM is an event campaign solely geared to preventively reach women and girls before they become victims.

We know that the common denominator in every trafficking situation is vulnerability. What if we could impact future trafficking statistics through targeted awareness events? We are going on the offensive, exposing the enemy's strategies to the most vulnerable population - our children.”.

A solid team of volunteers is needed to make it happen. They’ll be holding a Volunteer event on 18 June at Legacy Church, regarding planning for this event. Volunteers will be needed for things such as  brainstorm meetings, event planning schedule, reaching out for community partnerships, leading volunteer teams, etc. This will involve no training to join in.

If you are interested in attending this event to find out how you can serve this population in a preventive, powerful way, you can fill out their form. They will take the list of names and emails and send you an email with Volunteer Fair details when they have been solidified.

For more information, go to www.fortheone.one

Please note that PDG Timothy Parker is our District 5520 HTAI (Human Trafficking Awareness) Chair.

He’s from the Roswell-Pecos Valley Club. He can be reached at tparker5520@yahoo.com



Phone : 575-317-4050

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

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

7 Nov              Foundation  Zoom Training – 9A-11A.

10 Nov            Board Meeting

10 Nov            Regular Meeting – Theodora Ghana Project update.

11 Nov            Veterans Day

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

14 Nov            RLI part 1 via Zoom- 7:30A-1:30P. Register on the District website.

16-22 Nov       The “Zone Ride” during Rotary Gratefulness Week.

17 Nov            Regular Meeting – Conversing with Difficult People & Understanding Your Own Triggers

24 Nov            NO MEETING !

26 Nov            Thanksgiving Day

5 Dec              District’s “Vibrant Club Workshop” 8A-11A

25-26 Mar       President-Elect Training via zoom.

8-11 April        District 5520 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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