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  • 07 Aug 2018 3:27 PM | Anonymous

    No regular meeting was held today, even though our meeting venue did not close as planned for cleaning.

    August is– “Membership & Extension Month”

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

    Member Dues payments for the 2018-19 Rotary Year have begun. Your check or cash would be welcome. Checks should be made out to “Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia”.

    According to Gail, Saranam needs school supplies! So, you’ve received an email from Gail, listing their needs. Let’s bring in all of that needed stuff to our 14 August meeting!

    On 4 August, Club members attended a social event: Jazz "Under the Stars" at the ABQ Museum of Art 2000 Mountain Rd NW. That’s where we joined together in fellowship, for a fun evening of live jazz.

    We still need a President-Elect for our Club! Please consider volunteering your time & efforts to your Club. Officers and directors shall be a member in good standing of the club. A candidate for the office of president shall have served as a member of this club for at least one year prior to being nominated for such office. It’s the duty of the president-elect to serve as a director, to preside at meetings of the club and the board in the absence of the president and to perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the president or the board. The president-elect must attend the district presidents-elect training seminar and the district training assembly unless excused by the governor-elect.

    The Rotary Leadership Institute has scheduled sessions on August 25th in Albuquerque at French Funerals/Lomas Office, 7:30 AM–1:30 PM. For more information, contact Bill Rothweiler at  wrothweiler1@comcast.net.

    Each month, one member is responsible to provide program speakers for our meetings. Here’s a list of those responsible for each month of the 2018-2019 Rotary Year:

    July & Aug     Emily              September  Patrick                 October           Pat

    November       Dave                December   Judy                     January           Mollie

    February         Allan               March        Karen                   April               Gail

    May                 Fofo                June            Maggie

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    11 Aug                        Rotary Day at the races. Ruidoso.

    14 Aug                        Board Meeting – 10:30 AM

    14 Aug                        Regular Meeting- Casa Esperanza

    16 Aug                        Working & harvesting at Seed2Need – 7AM to 9 AM

    21 Aug                        Regular Meeting- Haiti Projects Update with Fofo

    24 Aug                        Work at The Rock at Noonday, either 8A to 10:30A OR 10:30A to 1P service.

    25 Aug                        Bernalillo BrewFest- We must work at this fundraiser… $$$ for US!

    25 Aug                        Rotary Leadership Institute, Albuquerque 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM

    28 Aug                        Regular Meeting- Ronald McDonald House

    3 Sept              Labor Day !

    4 Sept              Regular Meeting-

    9 Sept              Rosh Hashanah

    11 Sept            Regular Meeting-

    18 Sept            Regular Meeting-

    18 Sept            Yom Kippur

    22 Sept            Autumnal Equinox

    25 Sept            Regular Meeting-
  • 31 Jul 2018 9:10 PM | Anonymous

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

    No Visiting Rotarians or Guests this week.  

    July is– “Changeover Month”

    Just one pin or name tag buck fine was collected today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Emily’s happy to have her friend Penny here today.

    Maggie had a wishful buck & thanks fer her neighbor’s peaches & to Gail for the brownies.

    Judy’s grandson (Jeremy) received his fourth film award.

    Dave’s happy for a visit from his two kids & four grandkids

    Gail must be happy for more family that’ll be visiting this week.

    Our questions of the day from Acting Sgt-at-Arms Libby:

    What State of the union is said to have as many cows as people?  Is it Montana or Texas or Wisconsin?

    Judy took the glue & told us that it’s Wisconsin.

    What desert do Botswana, Namibia & South Africa have in common? Is it The Gobi or The Kalahari or The Sahara? Marion got herself a pen by telling us that it’s The Kalahari Desert.

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

    Member Dues payments for the 2018-19 Rotary Year have begun. Your check or cash would be welcome.

    Checks should be made out to “Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia”.

    According to Gail, Saranam needs school supplies! So, you’ll get an email from Gail, listing their needs. Let’s bring in all of that needed stuff to our 14 August meeting!

    Forget working at the State Fair pie place for Silver Horizons They’ve got enough help this year!

    We still need a President-Elect for our Club! Please consider volunteering your time & efforts to your Club. Each officer and director shall be a member in good standing of this club. A candidate for the office of president shall have served as a member of this club for at least one year prior to being nominated for such office. It shall be the duty of the president-elect to serve as a director, to preside at meetings of the club and the board in the absence of the president and to perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the president or the board. The president-elect shall attend the district presidents-elect training seminar and the district training assembly unless excused by the governor-elect.

    The Rotary Leadership Institute has scheduled sessions on August 25th in Albuquerque.  For more information, contact Bill Rothweiler at wrothweiler1@comcast.net.

    School is starting again and Hands of the Caribbean Inc. is holding a Sidewalk Sale on 3&4 August at The Event Palace (1413 Eubank, NE) from 9AM to 4PM. The sale will help those women in Haiti who have fallen through the cracks and to go back to school. Please show your support by visiting the sale or by sending a contribution of any amount. Fofo is seeking volunteers for the sale and other upcoming events.

    Each month, a different member is responsible to provide program speakers for our meetings. Here’s a list of those responsible for each month of the 2018-2019 Rotary Year:

    July & Aug     Emily              September  Patrick                 October           Pat

    November       Dave                December   Judy                     January           Mollie

    February         Allan               March        Karen                   April               Gail

    May                 Fofo                June            Maggie

    Today’s Program:   Seed-2-Need

    Emily introduced Pamela (Penny) Davis, founder of Seed-2-Need.

    Penny started this project to generate produce for a couple of food pantries in Rio Rancho. What started as a small garden in a neighbor's horse corral has grown substantially, thanks to the support of many locals and County Master Gardeners.

    Seed2Need is a non-profit, collaborative effort between the Sandoval County Master Gardeners (SCMG), property owners in the village of Corrales, volunteer groups and hundreds of individuals from Corrales, Rio Rancho, Placitas and Albuquerque. Their mission is to reduce hunger and to improve the nutrition of families facing food insecurity within our community.

    Since 2008 they’ve been planting gardens in Corrales to generate fresh produce for local food pantries and soup kitchens. With the support of volunteers and sponsors from the community, they’ve donated over 70,000 pounds of produce to 17 food pantries and soup kitchens in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties.

    Most of the food pantries served, pick up vegetables directly from the gardens. Many send volunteers to help harvest. As a result, the produce distributed is "farmer's market" quality, often in the hands of the families who need it within hours of harvest. During peak harvest, when tomatoes and apples are available by the ton, Roadrunner Food Bank sends trucks, distributing the excess to other food pantries in New Mexico. Over the last six years, Seed2Need has donated over 316,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables.

    The Seed2Need project is volunteer based, with a minimal administrative payroll. As of 2015 they have implemented an intern program, hiring two university students with agriculture or horticulture interests, to help maintain and oversee the gardens. Otherwise all labor associated with planting, maintenance and harvest is volunteer based. The overhead is low. Marketing costs are nominal. Donations received are utilized for garden supplies, seed and infrastructure. The impact is substantial, with tons of fresh fruits and vegetables going directly from farm to plate.

    The property owners associated with each Seed2Need garden provide land, water, and pay for the electricity to operate the pumps. The gardens are watered by wells on each property (rather than flood irrigation). If it were not for the generosity of the property owners sharing their water rights, this project would not exist.

    Supporters/Sponsors include: PNM, Keep NM Beautiful, NMSU, Stryker Corp, Davidson Law Firm, Smith's Food & Drug, Seeds of Change, Jardineros de las Placitas, Wells Fargo Bank, Casa Rosa Food Pantry, RMCI, Flying Star Cafe, Laben Electric, Starbucks Coffee, SW Gastroenterology , GL Trees & Stone, The CarMax Foundation, Head's Up Landscaping, Intel, Jiffy Lube, Oread Medical, Trees That Please, Tooley's Trees and Seidman Foundation.

    Fact: 20% of NM people receive food assistance!

    It looks like we’ll try to get Seed2Need hooked up with Silver Horizons! 

    For more information, call (505) 385-4864

    Address: PO Box 874  Corrales, NM 87048    E-Mail: seed2need@gmail.com            penny@seed2need.org

    Following today’s program, our President presented Ms. Davis with a packet of lemonade mix in appreciation of her time spent with us today.

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

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    7 Aug              NO MEETING TODAY

    11 Aug            Rotary Day at the races. Ruidoso.

    14 Aug            Board Meeting

    14 Aug            Regular Meeting- Casa Esperanza

    16 Aug            Working & harvesting at Seed2Need – 7AM to 9 AM

    21 Aug            Regular Meeting- Haiti Projects Update with Fofo

    24 Aug            Work at The Rock at Noonday, either breakfast or lunch service.

    25 Aug            Bernalillo BrewFest- We must work at this fundraiser for US!

    25 Aug            Rotary Leadership Institute, Albuquerque 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM

    28 Aug            Regular Meeting- Ronald McDonald House

    3 Sept             Labor Day !

    4 Sept             Regular Meeting-

    9 Sept             Rosh Hashanah

    11 Sept           Regular Meeting-

    18 Sept           Regular Meeting-

    18 Sept           Yom Kippur

    22 Sept           Autumnal Equinox

    25 Sept           Regular Meeting-

    Thanks to everyone for helping to set up and strike the Club equipment needed to run our meeting.

  • 24 Jul 2018 7:01 PM | Anonymous
    President Patrick called our meeting to order at 12 Noon and led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    Visiting Rotarians:    Barrie Segall, District Central Membership Chair

    Guests:           Gloria Podolny           Fred & Cheryl Wicker           Daniel Eastman, guest of Fofo

    July is– “Changeover Month”

    One pin or name tag buck fine was collected today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Gail had some great family visits here & in CA. She also brought a sugar free cake for us to enjoy.

    Gloria will be visiting with family next week, in Maryland.

    Allan & Karen’s daughter (now a senior) has beer making classes! What to do with 49 bottles of the stuff.

    Maggie was happy to see Barrie today.

    Libby told us that Vivien will be out for 2 weeks, vacationing with family.

    Emily put in a buck for Gloria & Pam, also worked at Silver Horizons yesterday.

    Our question of the day from Sgt-at-Arms Mollie: Today’s prizes were donated by Emily: 4 tickets to a 1 August baseball game !

    1. Multiple choice: What percentage of the river Nile is in Egypt? Fred guessed correctly at 22% but can’t use the tickets. So, here’s another question…
    2. What African nation has the most pyramids? Maggie picked Sudan! BUT, she can’t attend the game. Moving onto another question…
    3. What country has the most coast line? No one guessed that it’s Canada!

    Well, President Patrick then volunteered to take the tickets off of our hands.

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

    Member Dues payments for the 2018-19 Rotary Year have begun. Your check or cash would be welcome.

    Checks should be made out to “Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia”. We’ve received dues invoices from both R.I. & District 5520 totaling over $1,400.00.

    Did you know that, of your $125 dues payment, the Club keeps only $19.00?

    PROJECT: Wed 7/25 The Rock at NoonDay 2400 2nd Street. We’ll be serving meals to the homeless. Two shifts are available: 8:00am to 10:30am & 10:30am until 1:00pm. A signup sheet was once again passed around at today’s meeting.

    Barry announced that the District will be starting up a citywide membership project this year.

    We received a letter of thanks from The Rio Grande Food Project for our donation.

    Due to the absence of Mary B, Emily will take over the collection of can tabs for donation to Ronald McDonald House.

    We still need a President-Elect for our Club! If you don’t volunteer, you may be elected!

    Treasurer Judy will send our Club PolioPlus donation to R.I. during October.

    Also discussed: “Don’t Meth WithUs” – 100 shirts for $400. We’ll send them the $$ when they’re ready for it.

    The Rotary Leadership Institute is scheduled for its next offering of sessions on August 25th in Albuquerque.  For more information, contact Bill Rothweiler at wrothweiler1@comcast.net.

    Today’s Program:   Club Assembly

    President Patrick led us through the following items of Club business…

    Our Club survey has indicated that, this year, we’ll be involved only with many small projects.

    We seem to like variety and hands-on projects with our Rotary friends.

    We also like to have informative program speakers at our meetings.

    A program speaker responsibility sheet was passed around and was instantly filled up for the whole year!

    Each month, a different member is responsible to provide program speakers

    for our meetings. Here’s a list of those responsible for each month:

                            July                 Emily

                            August            Emily

                            September       Patrick

                            October           Pat

                            November       Dave

                            December       Judy

                            January           Mollie

                            February         Allan

                            March             Karen

                            April               Gail

                            May                 Fofo

                            June                 Maggie

    This Rotary Year, we have also decided to support (in addition to the “usual” ones) Casa Esperanza, Hannett House & Casa Solano, The Rock at Noonday and gathering coats, etc. for Diego Garcia’s “Coats for Kids” effort.

    Fofo suggested that we could also help out with raising funds for the orphanage & school in Haiti. We may do so, by helping out with her sidewalk sale on 3 & 4 August, 9AM to 12N. She’ll also be holding a November dinner dance and a trip next year, to Haiti. That’s where we’ll get to help out at the clinic, etc.

    Re: Social get-togethers – Gail’s going to be on the job! She (and members) suggested the following possibilities: An ice cream social, A visit to an “escape room”, jazz under the stars, A scavenger hunt, A theater night and a Rotary Park luncheon, where we’ll buy each other’s box lunches.

    Perhaps it would be a good idea to regularly schedule a member who will speak to us for a couple of minutes and tell us why they joined and stayed with Rotary.

    A group discussion ensued, as to membership: Why we need new, younger members, getting rid of the Rotary Club stereotype of “old men’s clubs”. Promote & stress service projects & fun events.. i.e. “we’re not traditional”. Recruiting “by invitation”. Rotary is changing! How about ads in the Sunday paper?

    For younger members, try to tap the Hispano Chamber of Commerce & “Young Professionals” (YPA). Work on corporate memberships.

    “For a Good Time”…. (We’re Cute, too!)

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

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    25 July            Club members work at The Rock at Noonday- 2 shifts.

    31 July            Regular Meeting- "Seed-to-Need". Penny Davis.

    7 Aug              Regular Meeting- Maybe Not????

    11 Aug            Rotary Day at the races. Ruidoso.

    14 Aug            Board Meeting

    14 Aug            Regular Meeting- Casa Esperanza

    21 Aug            Regular Meeting- Haiti Projects Update with Fofo

    24 Aug            Work at The Rock at Noonday, either breakfast or lunch service.

    25 Aug            Bernalillo BrewFest- We must work at this fundraiser for US!

    25 Aug            Rotary Leadership Institute, Albuquerque 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM

    28 Aug            Regular Meeting- Ronald McDonald House

    3 Sept             Labor Day !

    4 Sept             Regular Meeting-

    9 Sept             Rosh Hashanah

    11 Sept           Regular Meeting-

    14 Sept           Work at State Fair- Asbury Church food stand- 1:45 PM to 7 PM

    18 Sept           Regular Meeting-

    18 Sept           Yom Kippur

    22 Sept           Autumnal Equinox

    25 Sept           Regular Meeting-

    Thanks to everyone for helping to set up and strike the Club equipment needed to run our meeting.

  • 17 Jul 2018 4:11 PM | Anonymous
    President Patrick called our meeting to order at 12 Noon and led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed. 


    Visiting Rotarians:    None

    Guests:           Cheryl Wieker                        Michael & Gloria Podolny, Guest of Patrick 

    July is– “Changeover Month”

    Nary a one pin or name tag buck fine was collected today. 

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Maggie happy to be visiting boy’s RYLA this afternoon. She & Rob have sponsored one camper.

    Pamela made a good friend visit CO with her & had a good time.

    Libby thanks all for their work at Casa Esperanza last evening.

    Guest Romero was happy to visit us today.

    Guest Abby’s happy for the Sandoval County Fair.

    Emily’s peach tree bloomed & she’s picking them. She brought some to share with us.

    Our question of the day from Sgt-at-Arms Mollie: What river flows through Baghdad? Following some discussion, Karen told us that it’s the Tigris.

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

    Member Dues payments for the 2018-19 Rotary Year have begun. Your check or cash would be welcome.

    Checks should be made out to “Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia”.

    We will have "DONT METH WITH ME" training today, after our regular meeting at 1:00 pm, at North Domingo Baca.

    Well, we fed the masses at Casa Esperanza last night & it looked like there were more than the usual group of “eaters”. We had pisghetti & meatballs w/sauce, bread, salad, cupcakes, lemonade & iced tea too. It did taste good & the fellowship was enjoyable. So, there!

    Emily distributed signup sheets for upcoming work days. See programs, happenings and such at the end of this newsletter.

    Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

    Rotary DSS20 Human Trafficking & Initiative 2018-2021

    From Sheryl. Saavedra, District 5520 Public Image Chair…

    District 5520 Governor Linda Woodward is implementing a district-wide Human Trafficking Initiative as her primary “People of Action” service project for the District. Beginning in 2018-19, the program is being developed and promoted by Past District Governor Tim Parker, in conjunction with retired Dallas PD Sergeant Louis Feliniand and University of North Texas Health Science Center Department of Pediatrics Martha Felini, PhD MPH DC.

    Our Human Trafficking Initiative program is intended to run through 2021. Initially, it will begin as an awareness program to bring the issue to the forefront of humanitarian efforts in the District. Every club will be given informational material to educate and inform its members. Additional resources and guest speakers will be made available for presentations to clubs and at district-wide events. Clubs will be encouraged and supported in developing their own human trafficking awareness and prevention programs best suited for their particular communities. Clubs will have additional opportunities to expand on their efforts for awareness and prevention through Rl grants, multi-club collaborations and community based fund raising and service projects.

    Human trafficking, underage sexual exploitation and victimization of innocent children in our District throughout New Mexico and West Texas is real and is growing daily. DG Linda and PDG Tim are committed to bringing this issue to the forefront of District efforts, with a call to action and a desire to effect change in the future of our District, our communities and for our children. For more information, contact PDG Tim Parker @ tparker5520@yahoo.com.

    On our July invoice, there’ll be a lower charge for the Council on Legislation. Clubs will now pay $1 per member instead of $1.50. This reduction shows Rotary’s commitment to being good stewards of our members’ funds. If you have any questions about your invoice, write to riclubfinance@rotary.org.

    Today’s Program:   Galloping Grace Youth Ranch (GGYR)

    Karen introduced Jenifer Romero, director of community outreach, along with Abby & Tigan.

    With a video, the assembled group spoke about the educational mission of the Galloping Grace Ranch, where kids participate in agricultural projects and learn about their value.

    The youth ranch is a place where children lead children while learning how to raise livestock, grow crops, explore the outdoors, and enrich the community.

    GGYR was founded by Max and Michelle Wade. Together they had the desire to live for more than themselves, and thus Galloping Grace Youth Ranch was born.

    The ranch sits on a twenty-two acre lot that the couple purchased in early 2005. They bought the land with the intention of building their home. At the time of purchase, the couple never dreamed that this land would be transformed into a place of such peace and joy for so many people.

    GGYR offers and promotes programs in which children are involved in raising animals, growing crops, exploring the outdoors, and enhancing the community. Along with a five person staff, the ranch functions as a working, sustainable farm/ranch, where children are empowered to lead, teach, work, and play alongside others. It is their firm belief that children learn best if they enjoy what they are doing.

    GGYR runs a food waste recovery program which feeds their livestock. They return lean protein from their livestock, to the community. Their campers are also involved in the 4-H program.

    Their main fundraiser is “Pumpkin Patch” in October.

    For more information, go to www.GGYR.org

    Galloping Grace Youth Ranch, P O Box 44186 Rio Rancho, NM  87174

    Following today’s program, President Patrick presented Ms. Romero & entourage with packets of lemonade mix in appreciation of their time spent with us today.

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

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    19 July            RC of Ruidoso mixer at K-Bob’s

    21 July            RYLA ~ Girls' Camp starts at 11AM

    23 July            Work at Silver Horizons – Packing food boxes

    24 July            Regular Meeting- Club Assembly

    25 July            Club members work at The Rock at Noonday-

    31 July            Regular Meeting-

    7 Aug              NO MEETING! N. Domingo Baca is closed for a week.

    11 Aug            Rotary Day at the races. Ruidoso.

    14 Aug            Board Meeting

    14 Aug            Regular Meeting-

    21 Aug            Regular Meeting-

    24 Aug            Work at The Rock at Noonday, either breakfast or lunch service.

    25 Aug            Bernalillo BrewFest- We must work at this fundraiser for US!

    28 Aug            Regular Meeting-

    3 Sept             Labor Day !

    6-16 Sept        Work at State Fair- Asbury Church food stand.

    22 Sept           Autumnal Equinox

    Thanks to everyone for helping to set up and strike the Club equipment needed to run our meeting.
  • 10 Jul 2018 8:19 PM | Anonymous
    Following our first board meeting of the 2018-19 Rotary Year, President Patrick called our meeting to order at 12 Noon and led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    Guests:           Cheryl Wieker, guest of Pat   Gary, Emily’s husband

    July is– “Changeover Month”

    Just one pin or name tag buck fine was collected today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    John put up a buck for his wedding anniversary. Which one was it?

    Emily parted with a buck for Diego, our program speaker.

    Pat’s going to a wedding this weekend.

    Libby dusted off a buck for our new president & for the kids cave rescue.

    Pam’s going to visit in Denver this weekend!

    Our question of the day from Sgt-at-Arms Mollie: “What country has the most lakes?”

    Marion won herself a bookmark for instantly knowing that it’s Canada.

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

    John got himself a song for his birthday anniversary!

    The New Rotary Year Begins! The 2018-2019 Rotary theme is “Be The Inspiration”.

    Member Dues payments for the 2018-19 RotaryYear have begun. Your check or cash would be welcome.

    Report on today’s board meeting;

    When you sign up to provide a program speaker, please let Vivien know all about it… Name, Subject, Date, etc. so that she can post the information on our website.

    A Club survey was distributed by President Patrick. Please fill it out & we’ll take a look at them at our next Club Assembly (24 July).

    Mary B. has resigned her membership in Rotary… No real reason was given for her decision.

    Please remember that all Club members are welcome to attend any of our monthly board meetings.

    The PolioPlus “spare change” jar made its weekly trip around the room.

    Our projects for July are as follows:

    Monday, July 16th - Casa Esparanza 5:00pm 1005 Yale NE. We will be preparing and serving a meal to about 30 people who are families and patients in the hospital.   

    Monday, 23 July, Work at Silver Horizons- packing food boxes for delivery.

    Wednesday, July 25th - The Rock at Noonday, 2400 2nd NW. We have 2 serving times to choose from - either 8 to 10:30 am or 10:30 am to 1pm.

    Emily had many project signup sheets available at our meeting. 

    Silver Horizons is opening up a thrift store! They really could use help from volunteers to help sorting goods, pricing, etc. Anyone interested in assisting them can work anytime during July through December, noon to 4PM.

    We have a chance to work at the State Fair, at Asbury Methodist Church’s food booth. They’ll need 5 persons in each of two shifts- 11:45A-7P and 6:45P-11P. It’ll happen from 6 Sept to 16 Sept. There’ll be free parking and admission. Our time will get $$$ for Silver Horizons.

    Today’s Program:   Coats for Kids-

    Emily introduced Diego Garcia, a freshman at Volcano Vista High School and has been involved in "Coats for Kids" since 2013. He was accompanied by his father, who is a coach at the school.

    The project, started up in 2012, is really known as “Kaden’s Winter Warmth Coat Drive” and, at this time, six core members work at the project.

    The organization receives coats, gloves, winter hats, blankets, backpacks and sox for winter distribution to the less fortunate and homeless. The distribution takes place during December at The Rock at Noonday. They’re hoping to collect at least 800 items this year for distribution to men, women & children.

    A lively Q&A session followed Diego’s presentation. 

    Following today’s program, President Patrick presented Diego with a packet of lemonade mix in appreciation of his time spent with us today.

    There being no additional Rotary business, President Patrick concluded our meeting at 12:45 PM.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    15 July            RYLA ~ Boys' Camp starts at 12N

    16 July            We work at Casa Esperanza- 5PM

    17 July            Regular Meeting-

    21 July            RYLA ~ Girls' Camp starts at 11AM

    23 July            Work at Silver Horizons – Packing food boxes

    24 July            Regular Meeting- Club Assembly

    25 July            Club members work at The Rock at Noonday-

    31 July            Regular Meeting-

    7 Aug              NO MEETING! N. Domingo Baca is closed.

    14 Aug            Regular Meeting-

    21 Aug            Regular Meeting-

    24 Aug            Work at The Rock at Noonday, either breakfast or lunch service.

    25 Aug            Bernalillo BrewFest- We must work at this fundraiser for US!

    28 Aug            Regular Meeting-

    3 Sept             Labor Day !

    6-16 Sept        Work at State Fair- Asbury Church food stand.

    22 Sept           Autumnal Equinox

    Thanks to everyone for helping to set up and strike the Club equipment needed to run our meeting.

  • 03 Jul 2018 6:45 PM | Anonymous

    No meeting was held on this 3rd day of July, due to the Independence Day holiday, tomorrow.

    July is– “Changeover Month”

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

    The New Rotary Year Begins! The 2018-2019 Rotary theme is “Be The Inspiration”. The new Rotary International President is Barry Rassin of East Nassau, Bahamas. Our District 5520 Governor is Linda Woodward  (Anthony). The central District 5520 Lt. Governor is Tony Piño. Our Club’s Assistant Governor is Twila Larkin (Albuquerque). AND, of course, our new club president is Patrick Zetterholm.

    We are pleased to announce that effective May 24, the Rotary Club of El Paso Zaragoza became the newest Rotary Club of District 5520. We now have 69 Rotary Clubs in our district and 20 new members associated with the new club! El Paso Zaragoza was sponsored by the Rotary Club of West El Paso.

    The district asks that we please consider a welcome gift to the new club to help them fund their treasury and to purchase supplies. Suggested amounts are $200 for very large clubs with 85 or more members; $100 for large clubs with 38 or more members; $50 for medium size clubs with 20 or more members; and $25 for small clubs with less than 20 members. Welcome gifts and cards can be sent to the club treasurer Lorena Alvarado at 1332 Sabrina Lyn, El Paso, TX 79936.

    In our Rotary District, it's customary for the immediate past district governor to serve as the Nominating Committee chairperson. Beginning on 1 July, this will be PDG Doreen’s next responsibility. This fall we will select the next District Governor Nominee Designate who will serve as District Governor in the Rotary year 2021-2022. This translates into approximately 2 1/2 years of preparation; one year of service as District Governor; then two years of service as Nominating Committee chairperson and District Finance Committee chairperson, respectively. That totals FIVE AN ONE HALF YEARS of a Rotarian’s time! The most time-intensive year is the one that is served as District Governor.

    To be eligible to serve as District Governor, this person must be a Rotarian in good standing with at least seven years' membership by the time he/she takes office. That Rotarian must have served a full term as a Rotary Club President. Or, if he/she has served as a charter club president, they must have completed the full term through June 30, over a period of at least six months. For the complete list of qualifications, see the most current Manual of Procedure (MOP).

    For anyone who is interested, they must prepare a governor nominee form and ask their Rotary Club to nominate them. The application form must be signed by the club Secretary. A club may nominate just one individual for District Governor in any given year. Our district (5520) remains in Zone 27 at the time this form will be signed, but will be in Zone 26 beginning in the 2019-2020 Rotary year.

    How much does it cost to be a District Governor? The funds provided by the District and by RI are usually sufficient to cover direct expenses. One must be prepared, however, to pay for certain expenses and be reimbursed up to two years later, though these preliminary costs usually are modest.

    Please remember that all Club members are welcome to attend any of our monthly board meetings.

    Our projects for July are as follows:

    Monday, July 16th - Casa Esparanza 5:00pm 1005 Yale NE. We will be preparing and serving a meal to about 30 people who are families and patients in the hospital.   

    Wednesday, July 25th - The Rock at Noonday, 2400 2nd NW. We have 2 serving times from which to choose - either 8 to 10:30 AM OR 10:30 AM to 1 PM

    Emily will have signup sheets available at our 10 July meeting. 

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    4 July              Independence Day

    10 July            Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    10 July            Regular Meeting-

    15 July            RYLA ~ Boys' Camp starts at 12N

    16 July            We work at Casa Esperanza- 5PM

    17 July            Regular Meeting-

    21 July            RYLA ~ Girls' Camp starts at 11AM

    24 July            Regular Meeting-

    25 July            Club members work at The Rock at Noonday-

    31 July           Regular Meeting-
  • 26 Jun 2018 7:14 PM | Anonymous

    President Gail called this last meeting of the Rotary Year to order at 12:00 N, led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test, followed by a moment of silence and retrospection.

    There were no Visiting Rotarians or Guests this week.    

    June is “Rotary Fellowships Month”

    Only one pin / name tag fine was collected today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag bucks:

    Marion’s happy to be back & thanks to all for their assistance.

    Dave’s happy ‘cause wife Mary had stitches taken out of her hand.

    Maggie’s happy & thanks for the cake today.

    Mollie’s happy to see Marion attending meetings once again.

    Pat’s back from her stay at Ghost Ranch.

    Penny is thankful for us all.

    Emily’s happy to see Marion again and she’ll be visiting her son & family in El Paso next week.

    Pamela put up a buck for no “Don’t Meth With Us” training this week.

    Gail says thanks to all of us for coming out to our party on the 21st.

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

    Marion’s back today!

    B.D.s this month : Jan & Maggie got themselves sung to, too!

    President Gail thanks everyone for the lovely painting that the Club gave to her. It’s already at home hanging in her dining room in the perfect spot.

    We thank President Gail for all of her hard work and appreciate her efforts as this year’s Club President!

    Our installation of Club officers and celebration was held on Thursday, 21 June, at the Elena Gallegos picnic area. No, it didn’t rain BUT it was hot & buggy! A good time was had by all… There was lots of good food and fellowship to be had. Thanks to Patrick for bringing his grill & cooking burgers & brats. Also attending, were Lt. Gov. & honorary member, Bruce Bortner, outgoing Assistant Governor Bill Dennis, Incoming AG Twila Larkin and guests of Dave, John, Gail, Karen & Allan and Patrick.

    District 5520 RYLA needs male counselors. A few are not able to attend as planned. The camp runs the week of July 15 at the Manzano Mountain Retreat in the East Mountains near Mountainair.

    Counselors need not be Rotarians, but it helps if they are. Please ask around.

    Here's a link to a District RYLA camp video you may want to share with someone who wants to know more about RYLA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yBxkWKJ_g8

    Please contact Eric Schoen @ Eric.Schoen@usw.salvationarmy.org or Shane Lemon at shanelemon@aol.com if you know someone who can volunteer

    Emily announced that many Club members are signed up for our Silver Horizons work day, on 29 June .

    The Bernalillo Mountain West Brew Fest will happen once again and is scheduled for August 25th (only one day this year!!) at Loretto Park. President Gail has set things up with them. Work schedule will follow soon and we hope to add at least $300 to our Club coffers for our labors.

    The new (2018-2019) R.I. fiscal year begins on 1 July and our dues shall become collectible during July.

    Don’t try to pay up on 3 July! There’ll be NO MEETING on that day.

    Our PolioPlus jar made its way around the room.

    Today’s Program:     A "Club Assembly" and Presentations by our two newest members.

    President Gail reviewed this past year’s income (donations & fundraising) and those Club funds donated.

    Total income was approximately $ 7,082. Donations accounted for $ 3,575.

    We’re still holding some funds which have been promised for distribution.

    Not included in our figures, were those funds with which we started the Rotary Year.

    Since we’re not running a pancake breakfast next year, which netted around $2,200, It appears that we’d be left with around $1,200 +/- at the end of next year.

    For all of the exact figures, log into the Club website & take a look at all of the monthly treasurer’s reports which are attached to each of the board meeting minutes.

    We discussed the results of the temporary Ways and Means committee. Just a reminder that if we decide to pursue these suggestions, it does not mean there’s a committee to run it.  It will be up to each of us to help out.

    Committee fund raising suggestions: We support with our time only.

    1.     Run a Bingo night (hire a “pro” to run it)

    2.     Hold a spaghetti dinner/luncheon. (Must sell tickets)

    3.     A philanthropic commitment from all Club members. (each contributes $100/year)

    Small Fund Raising opportunities:

    1.     Work at the Bernalillo Mountain West Beer Fest (Saturday, 25 August)

    2.     “Savers” clothes for Big Bro’s & Big Sisters ($$ per pound)

    3.     Assist & work for/with other Clubs fundraisers

    Small Fund Raising Opportunities: By selling tickets.

    1.     Selling Car Wash tickets @ Mr. Car wash

    2.     50/50 Raffles (To be sold “at an event”)

    3.     A wine tasting @ Total Wines – Free to us (up to 20 persons) & we sell the tickets.

    We can do some of the above and some we cannot/shouldn’t do.

    Those members present today, don’t really enjoy selling tickets!

    The Club’s board of directors has indicated that they support the idea of a Philanthropic effort by all members.

    Following an extensive discussion, Mollie proposed a motion, that we accept, as a replacement for the pancake breakfast fundraising effort, a voluntary “Philanthropic” commitment of $100 per member per year, which will become due by the month of January. The motion received many seconds from those members present. A “viva voce” vote supported and accepted the above motion unanimously.

    Note that the above vote does not exclude any of the small fundraising opportunities which are listed above.

    We thank the ad hoc committee for their work on this necessary & invaluable project.

     

    Next on the program agenda, Membership Chair Vivien introduced our two newest members, for the purpose of getting to know them better.

    Penny McElhaney (her real name is Maxine), was born in So. Carolina, schooled in Louisiana and attended Duke university. Over the years, she has lived in many US cities. Penny is widowed with two sons and one granddaughter, one living in Ohio & one living in Albuquerque. Over the years, she taught French and has studied and worked in the library field.

    Pamela Tanner (her real name IS Pamela), was born in Seattle, then to New Orleans and then to Albuquerque as a child. She has one younger brother and has attended High School and UNM in New Mexico. She has worked for 26 years at TWA, based in St.Louis & New York. Pam has two sons, one is an actor and one is a lawyer. Her hobbies are dance, gym, cooking, travel and gardening.

    It looks like Pam will be giving up “Snowbirding” to Florida in the near future.

    There being no further Rotary business, President Gail concluded today’s meeting at 1:00 PM.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    29 June            We work at Silver Horizons- 12:30 to 3:30

    3 July              NO MEETING

    4 July              Independence Day!!

    7 July              Rotary Presidents’ meeting- 7:30 AM

    10 July            Board Meeting #1

    10 July            Regular Meeting- Diego on coat collections.

    15 July            RYLA ~ Boys' Camp starts at 12N

    17 July            Regular Meeting-

    21 July            RYLA ~ Girls' Camp starts at 11AM

    24 July            Regular Meeting-

    31 July            Regular Meeting-

    Thanks to our members for continuing to help with setting up and striking the equipment that we use during our meetings!
  • 19 Jun 2018 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    No meeting was held today, since we’ll gather for our end of year installation party on the 21st of June.

    June is “Rotary Fellowships Month” 

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

    At our 2018-2019 preliminary board meeting this past Saturday, our new “Object of Rotary” banner was unveiled! It’ll be used at our weekly meetings and will be positioned outside of our meeting room door, to inform any interested passersby, as to what we do as Rotarians. 

    We’ll be holding our installation of Club officers and celebration on Thursday, 21 June, 4P-8P, at the Elena Gallegos picnic area, (Kiwanis Reservation Area). So, what are the odds that it’ll rain?

    The Bernalillo Mountain West Brew Fest will happen once again on August 25th (only one day this year!!) at Loretto Park. President Gail has set things up with them. Work schedule will follow real soon and we hope to add $300 to $400 to our Club coffers for our labors.

    The new (2018-2019) R.I. fiscal year begins on 1 July and our dues shall become collectible during July.

    Don’t try to pay up on 3 July! There’ll be NO MEETING on that day.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    21 June            Summer Solstice – 4:07 AM

    21 June            Club Officer installation & celebration of our 2017-18 year.

    23-27 June      Rotary Convention in Toronto, Canada.

    26 June            Regular Meeting –

    29 June            We work at Silver Horizons- 12:30 to 3:30

    3 July              NO MEETING

    4 July              Independence Day!!

    10 July            Board Meeting #1

    10 July            Regular Meeting-

    15 July            RYLA ~ Boys' Camp starts at 12N

    17 July            Regular Meeting-

    21 July            RYLA ~ Girls' Camp starts at 11AM

    24 July            Regular Meeting-

    31 July           Regular Meeting-
  • 12 Jun 2018 7:02 PM | Anonymous

    President Gail called this meeting to order at 12:00 N, led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test, followed by a moment of silence and retrospection.

    Guests:           Karen Panciera & Dick Bresnahan, guests of Mary B.

    June is “Rotary Fellowships Month”

    Just one pin / name tag fine was collected today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag bucks:

    Judy parted with a bragging fiver (!) to tell us all about her grandson’s graduation from H.S. So, he was the valedictorian and also won a film contest, perhaps with more to follow.

    Dave’s final dollar was forwarded in appreciation for our Secretary’s work with R.I. Dave has finally been officially accepted into the rolls of Paul Harris Fellowship awardees (only 30 years late).

    Mary B tossed in a buck for her guests Dick & Karen.

    Sgt-at-Arms Allan’s questions for today:

    A Chinese nail clipper with a picture on it shall be awarded for the correct answer to this question: What’s June 22nd all about? After too many incorrect guesses (I don’t know why), Karen really knew that the R.I. convention starts on that date!

    Now, for the beautiful key chain, riddle me this: So, what happens on June 21st? Besides it being the Summer Solstice, We’ll be holding our installation of officers AND a party to celebrate our accomplishments of the past Rotary year! Mollie took home the beautiful keychain.

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

    Update on our District Community Grant application– Finally, Pres. Gail has found out the amount which we could apply toward a grant. The answer was zero. How come? We had some misappropriated (creative financing) funds a couple years ago, before Judy took over as treasurer. The calculation for District Community Grant funding is based upon monies that our Club sent in 3 years ago…. Side Note – when this discrepancy was discovered this past July, we recovered the funds and your donated money to the foundation from three years ago was sent in to RI this fiscal year. So, in trying to make our grant possible, Gail spoke with D.G. Doreen and Del Sol was willing to partner with us. The Rio Grande Food Project has requested two types of funding…a) $ for training men to drive (which included salaries). Our grants cannot be used for salaries. The second portion was $600 to start a program to teach people to plant, grow and market fresh food. RGFP is looking to work with Agri-Cultura Network (ACN) to make this happen. A visit to RGFP yesterday, to find out if  $600 was all they needed or if that was just for one or two families. They want to start a small pilot program. They have requested larger funding from PNM and Wells Fargo if this becomes successful. So – What Pres. Gail proposes is, because so many of us believed in this project and we were going to match the funds anyway, let’s just send them $600 to get this pilot underway. Pres. Gail further proposes that we try for a grant for kicker money that may be available for clubs who have donated to the foundation this year, the most needed would be $250 and used to fund Emily, Pat, Pam and Maggie for the next round of Don’t Meth With Us. Emily will research a smaller, less expensive token of their visits (perhaps pens instead of T shirts).

    A discussion followed and Mary B presented a motion to send RGFP $600. With a second from Karen, the attending members voted unanimously to accept the motion.

    Gail then called for a motion to try for a small grant of kicker money for the Don’t Meth With Us program. Mollie presented the motion which received a second from Patrick. The members voted to accept the motion unanimously. A discussion revealed the fact that not too many schools will accept the program!

    Today, our new equipment storage cabinet has been moved in. Thanks Patrick AND thanks Pres. Gail.

    We’ll be holding our installation of Club officers and celebration on Thursday, 21 June, 4P-8P, at the Elena Gallegos picnic area, (Kiwanis Reservation Area). So, what are the odds that it’ll rain? A signup sheet was passed around, to see who’s bringing what. BTW, gas grilles are OK to bring.

    The Bernalillo Mountain West Brew Fest will happen once again on August 25th (only one day this year!!) at Loretto Park. President Gail has set things up with them. Work schedule will follow real soon and we hope to add $300 to $400 to our Club coffers for our labors.

    The new (2018-2019) R.I. fiscal year begins on 1 July and our dues shall become collectible during July.

    Don’t try to pay up on 3 July! There’ll be NO MEETING on that day.

    Dave was asked by Emily, to find a date or two (in June) on which we could work at The Rock at Noonday. Well, neither of the two dates will work for us. So, we asked Dave to get us a couple of dates in July.

    Today’s Program:     The New Mexico court system (Continued).

    Karen introduced Judge Henry “Hank” Bohnoff, one of the judges on the New Mexico Court of Appeals.

    Judge Bohnhoff continued to explain the New Mexico Judicial System and how we wind up with judges.

    Hank really went into the nitty-gritty of how Judges get their jobs.

    There used to be only elections (with a few appointments) which selected judges. In the 1930’s, The USA cut back on elections with no campaigning permitted (ethics, ya know) and appointments reigned supreme! The first state to introduce this method (1940) was Missouri… i.e. “The Missouri Plan” (originally the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan, also known as the merit plan, or some variation thereof).

    Very few states now have any judicial elections (NM is not among them).

    There are primary elections, partisan / contested elections and retention elections.

    Candidates cannot take a position, i.e. no political views, no partisan opinions during elections.

    Just to keep appointments “above board”, Judicial Nominating Commissions exist, which interview & recommend applicants. The commission members are appointed by our Governor.

    Yes, there ARE some requirements to become a Supreme Court or Appeals court judge.

    Various forms of election funding were also discussed (Voter Action Act & Private funding).

    When running in a retention election, a candidate MUST win 57% of the vote! Otherwise, he/she is out of a job.

    You can look up “JPEC” to search Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission recommendations for New Mexico judges standing for retention. https://www.nmjpec.org/en

    Remember: A judge must apply the law! He/She doesn’t have to be happy with their decisions.

    Their oath is to uphold the constitutions of the State and the USA.

    So, how may we change our state constitution, with reference to judicial elections?

    Our legislature must propose an amendment and then the voters (citizenry) decide in the next general election.

    President Gail presented Mr. Bohnoff with a lemonade packet in appreciation of the time that he has spent with us today.

    Our Thought For the Day was presented by Pat: “At best, people are the noblest of all animals; separated from law & justice, people are the worst."- Aristotle

    There being no further Rotary business, President Gail concluded today’s meeting at 1:00 PM.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such: 

    17 June            Father’s Day

    19 June            NO MEETING

    21 June            Summer Solstice

    21 June            Club Officer installation & celebration of our 2017-18 year.

    23-27 June      Rotary Convention in Toronto, Canada.

    26 June            Regular Meeting –

    29 June            We work at Silver Horizons- 12:30 to 3:30

    3 July              NO MEETING

    4 July              Independence Day!!

    10 July            Board Meeting #1

    10 July            Regular Meeting-

    15 July            RYLA ~ Boys' Camp starts at 12N

    17 July            Regular Meeting-

    21 July            RYLA ~ Girls' Camp starts at 11AM

    24 July            Regular Meeting-

    31 July            Regular Meeting-

    Thanks to our members for continuing to help with setting up and striking the equipment that we use during our meetings!
  • 05 Jun 2018 6:18 PM | Anonymous

    Following our last monthly board meeting of the Rotary Year, President Gail called this meeting to order at 12:00 N, led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test, followed by a moment of silence and retrospection.

    Visiting Rotarians:    James Morrison, ABQ DelSol           Andrew Garrison, Rio Rancho

                                        K.N. Srinivasan, Mysore Midtown, India 

    Guests:           Wendy Morrison

    June is “Rotary Fellowships Month” 

    Two pin / name tag fines were collected today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag bucks: 

    Emily’s happy that three Club members (Emily, Pat & Pam) will be working for “Don’t Meth With Us”.

    Maggie put up a confused buck & overslept a couple of days & missed last Friday & Tuesday. They just bought an MGB-GT, too!

    Dave honors Allan with Interact & has the summer off.

    Libby’s happy to be house sitting for Judy & Will.

    James & Wendy are back from France/Rotary, & climbed with the Cappuccino group. He had to convince them that he was 90 yrs old.

    Gail’s happy that her nephew & wife visited for a week.

    Andrew notes that the Rio Rancho Club’s golf tournament brought in $60K.

    Mollie’s happy to see Andrew today.

    Pam will be leaving on vacation to LA, starting tomorrow.

    Sgt-at-Arms Allan’s questions for today:

    In 1905, what were the first names of those four guys that did what? They started Rotary & their names were Paul, Gustavus, Silvester & Hiram. Andrew came closest & took home the page tags,Magnifying glass & bookmark.

    Allan still has to give away the 5 tea bags that were donated by Vivien, 2 years ago.

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

    Mary J will be taking some time off, i.e.: A Leave of Absence, to work on her business & to visit family.

    Another great moment in time to celebrate! James Morrison, our District’s RI Foundation PHS Chair, took the floor in order to present President-Elect Patrick with his Paul Harris Society award.

    A Sympathy card for Marion was passed around for signatures, etc. The Memorial Service for Roger will be Saturday June 30th from 1 to 4, at Roger's home. Just to add insult to injury, Marion has to go in for eye surgery on Thursday.

    Elephant Butte Rotary Weekend Overnight Trail Ride Jun 09, 2018 8:00 AM – Jun 10, 2018 11:00 AM

    We’ll be holding our installation of Club officers and celebration on Thursday, 21 June, 4P-8P, at the Elena Gallegos picnic area, (Kiwanis Reservation Area). So, what are the odds that it’ll rain? Sign up sheet will be passed around, to see who’s bringing what.

    RYLA ~ Boys' Camp will take place at the Manzano Mountain Retreat Jul 15, 12:00 N – Jul 21, 12:00 N

    RYLA ~ Girls' Camp will also take place at the Retreat Jul 21, 12:00 N – Jul 27, 11:00 AM

    The Bernalillo Mountain West Brew Fest will happen once again on August 25th (only one day this year!!) at Loretto Park. Wonder if they’ll let us work for them? Who’s our contact? Is there any interest in volunteering our Club’s services yet again? Shall President Gail call them?

    At today’s board meeting, the “Ways & Means Committee” alternate fund raising ideas were discussed. At our 26 June meeting, the membership will discuss & choose alternate fundraising events for the 2018-2019 RY.

    Here are a few more Notable Rotarians:

    John F. Kennedy (U.S. President)
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (U.S. President)
    Konrad Adenauer (former German Chancellor)
    Neil Armstrong (American astronaut)
    Angela Merkel (German Chancellor)
    Nicolas Sarkozy (French President)
    Margaret Thatcher (former British Prime Minister)
    Lance Armstrong (cyclist and multiple Tour de France winner)
    Walt Disney (American film producer)
    Bill Gates (American software entrepreneur)
    Ronald Reagan (former U.S. President)
    George W. Bush (former U.S. President)
    Richard Nixon (former U.S. President)
    Rainier III. (Prince of Monaco)
    Hassan II (King of Morocco)
    Asif Ali Zardari (Pakistan's head of state)

    Today’s Program:     “Wellness & Rotary” –

    Karen introduced Andrew Garrison, fellow Rotarian & member of the Rio Rancho Club.

    The trainer’s latest venture is co-authoring a wellness book titled “Wellness in Mind.”

    Wellness in Mind expands the old exercise and diet equation into the worlds of psychology, physiology, sociology and neuroscience. He explores wellness values, vision, mission, and objectives; then drills in the strategies to make wellness a reality.

    Andrew discussed Nutrition/Diet & Exercise, stress, blind spots in our lives, compensatory behavior, dissociative thinking and barriers to wellness.

    He suggests that we connect with our friends in Rotary for support. How we obtain the power to do more, through projects.

    Evoke caring in ourselves; be an advocate… How can I help? Develop clarity & focus.

    Improve ourselves: Change our negative responses to stimuli, Raise our awareness, Improve our environment.

    Everything in moderation is a good thing.

    President Gail presented Mr. Garrison with a packet of our cards in appreciation of the time that he has spent with us today.

    Our Thought For the Day was presented by­­­­­ Pam: “America’s health care system is in crisis precisely because we systematically neglect wellness and prevention.” – Tom Harkin

    There being no further Rotary business, President Gail concluded today’s meeting at 1:00 PM.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    12 June            Regular Meeting – Judge Hank Bohnoff returns!

    17 June            Father’s Day

    19 June            NO MEETING

    21 June           Summer Solstice

    21 June           Club Officer installation & celebration of our 2017-18 year.

    23-27 June      Rotary Convention in Toronto, Canada.

    26 June           Regular Meeting –

    29 June           We work at Silver Horizons- 12:30 to 3:30

    3 July              NO MEETING

    4 July              Independence Day!!

    10 July            Board Meeting #1

    10 July            Regular Meeting-

    Thanks to our members for continuing to help with setting up and striking the equipment that we use during our meetings!

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