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  • 16 May 2017 6:23 PM | Anonymous

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

    Visiting Rotarians:    Donna Pedace – Del Norte

    Guests:           Gretchen, guest of Libby

    May is – “Sharing Community Month”

    One pin / name tag fine was collected today. Sgt-at-Arms Tom also paid a fine- he forgot happy bucks.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:  

    Maggie was happy for the return of her “daughter” humming bird & her new nest.

    Karen’s (& Allan’s) daughter has returned from college for the summer.

    Pat’s back from the dentist… She’ll be going camping soon.

    Gail said that the KIMO show was great! Also mentioned JWK’s injury from shoveling too much “stuff”.

    Emily injured her leg… Probably from too much dancing! Spent 9 ½ hrs. in the ER.

    Dave’s oldest granddaughter called to tell of her volleyball match win.

    Mollie told of the great show at the KIMO, where Emily’s group danced.

    Sgt-at-Arms Tom’s question of the week: In 1955, Rotary celebrated its 50th anniversary. Did the US Federal Gov’t permit Rotary to fly our flag at the white house? Did they produce a Rotary postage stamp? OR, did they name a building for Rotary in D.C.? Allan got it right: A U.S. postage stamp was produced In Rotary’s honor.

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

    This year, we’ll be preparing, delivering & serving dinner at Casa Esperanza TOMORROW, 17 May – Serving at 5:30PM. 1005 Yale Blvd, NE. Contact Gail to attend & help out.

    District Fall Social – Donna Pedace: On Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 10AM to 3PM, all District Rotarians & family are invited to partake of the very first “Farmers vs. Ranchers Golf Tournament”. Farmers golf is a Dutch game which involves strange clubs and balls and was demonstrated by Donna. The event will be held at the King Ranch in Moriarty, where we are advised to watch for the “cow patties” as we play through the 8-hole course. The event will benefit the Moriarty Rotary Club and their local projects. Sign up “Official 4-person Club Champion Teams” from each of the local Rotary Clubs. Team members register for $125 each; Others @ $30 per adult & $20 for children. Register on-line at www.RotaryDelNorte.org or call (505) 228-9143 with questions.

    Dave read to us a letter of thanks from The Rock at Noonday (Michelle Herrera) for our donated bulk can storage shelving unit.

    Marion announced that we have initiated a District grant request for the 2017-2018 RY. The grant will be for Silver Horizons folding food carts.

    Project Chair Gail updated us about future Club projects which will include SARANAM Star center’s Reading Circles which will include books for children. We are also committed to providing four boxes of needed goods and other items for each of two SARANAM apartments. A list will follow.

    Henderson House update: We ain’t finished yet! When additional work is scheduled, WE NEED MEMBERS TO PITCH IN AND HELP OUT!

    Our Club’s year end party & induction of our new board of directors will take place at Pat’s home on Saturday, 17 June at 5:30 PM. Our thanks to Pat’s generosity. As usual, this’ll be a pot luck affair.

    Marion is looking for three volunteers to help her with information tables from 11:30 to 1:00 on the following dates:  May 17 (Wednesday) North Domingo Baca

                                        May 31 (Wednesday) North Valley Senior Center

    The 2017 Rotary International Convention will take place in Atlanta, Georgia 10 June thru 14 June, 2017. 

    Our “Polio Plus” spare change jar made another trip around the room.

    Today’s Program:      Walkin N Circles Horse Rescue Ranch

    President Karen Introduced Mr. Richard Holder, CEO of WNCR

    WNCR’s Vision: Endeavoring to find loving homes and a productive life for every rescued horse.

    Walkin N Circles Ranch Inc. exists to rescue, rehabilitate, rehome and provide each rescued horse humane and caring attention in which fear and pain are left at the front gate.

    In general, horses should have good flesh on them. Ribs and hips should not be apparent. The horse should move freely and naturally, without severe neglect to the hooves. A horse should have shelter from inclement weather, access to fresh water and food, and should not be kept in a small pen for long periods of time. Exercise for a horse is important for their overall mental and physical health.

    Neglect and ignorance are the most common causes of damage to horses. Unfortunately, individuals do not have to pass an examination before purchasing an equine. Many learn as they go, some do not care to learn at all. Even though providing the absolute minimum care is legal, it is not healthy for the equine. Sometimes, those horses end up at WNCR, where they can be rehabilitated and provided with a safe, comfortable environment as well as being given a second chance at life.

    Started up in 2002, WNCR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which accepts donations of all kinds:  volunteer time, services, supplies, monetary donations, trusts, bequests, real property. All donations are tax deductible. Note that they still owe payments on the ranch mortgage!

    At present, there is a rising concern in the United States to ensure that unwanted and/or abused horses are provided with adequate, proper housing and care. “Unwanted” horses may be of any and/or all breeds, old, injured, sick, neglected, abused, unmanageable, or just no longer wanted by their owners. Many simply did not meet the owner’s expectations or needs.

    As a New Mexico Equine Rescue, Walkin N Circles is licensed, regulated and inspected by the NM State Livestock Board. WNCR has been steadfast in its dedication to rescuing, providing care, and rehabilitation of "unwanted" horses that are abandoned, abused, unmanageable, or destined for the slaughterhouse. It is their goal to provide all rescued equines with new beginnings and new productive lives with loving adoptive families.

    Among the ranch’s sponsors are: Thoroughbred Charities of America, ASPCA, Equine Specialties and Hitch’n Post feed & Supply.

    WNCR runs on a yearly budget of $400K. Their volunteer staff consists of 120 persons and a paid staff of 5, with 1 family living on site. At present, 70 horses reside at the ranch. All volunteers are trained and serve on one (or more) of 12 teams. Tours are by appointment, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

    The “Hug-a-Horse” thrift store is also run by WNCR. Bring your old stuff to them! This is a major source of income for the ranch. It’s located at 1945 Rte 66 in Edgewood.

    The ranch is located at 198 Weimer Rd N, Stanley, NM 87056. Phone: 505-286-0779

    For more information, go to  www.wncr.org

    Following today’s program, President Karen presented Mr. Holder with a packet of our cards in appreciation of the time he has spent with us today.

    Our Many Thoughts for Today were presented by Allan:

    “It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” – Adlai E. Stevenson II

    “Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.” – W.C. Fields

    “Horses make a landscape look beautiful.” – Alice Walker

    “But what truly horsey girls discover in the end is that boyfriends, husbands, children & careers are the substitute for horses.” – Jane Smiley

    There being no additional Rotary business, President Karen ended our weekly gathering at 1:00 PM.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    17 May            Info Table at North Domingo Baca

    17 May            Club members will provide and serve dinner at Casa Esperanza- 5:15P-7:00P

    23 May            Regular Meeting – Global Ties ABQ.

    29 May            Memorial Day

    30 May            Regular Meeting – ABCWUA- Denise Rumley (It’s all about our water!)

    31 May            Info table at North Valley Senior Center

    1 June              Incoming board planning meeting – Church of the Good Shepherd – 4:30 PM

    6 June              Regular Meeting –

    10 June            Walkin N Circles Ranch Jamboree- 10A-3P. Music, demos, food & meet the horses.

    13 June            Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    13 June            Regular Meeting -

    10-14 June      R.I. Convention in Atlanta, GA

    17 June            Our Club’s end of year party & board of directors’ installation- 5:30 PM @ Pat’s home.

    18 June            Father’s Day

    20 June            Regular Meeting -

    27 June            Last Regular Meeting of the Rotary Year!

    1 July              The New Rotary Year Begins! 2017-2018 “Rotary: Making a Difference”

    4 July              Independence Day

    16-22 July       RYLA Boys camp

    22-28 July       RYLA Girls camp

    3-15 Aug         Rotary Friendship Exchange goes TO Oregon – Contact Donna Pedace

    9 Sept              District wide “Farmers vs. ranchers “Golf” tournament.

    26-29 April, 2018       Save The Date for the District 5520 2018 Conference in Santa Fe – at the Eldorado Hotel. Donna Pedace will be the conference chairperson.

    Thanks to everyone for helping to set up and strike the Club equipment needed to run our meeting.
  • 09 May 2017 9:27 PM | Anonymous

    Following this morning’s monthly board of directors meeting, President Karen called our meeting to order at 12 Noon and led the attending members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    Visiting Rotarians:    Lt. Gov. Tony Piño 

    Guests:           Mark, Tom’s brother

    May is – “Sharing Community Month” 

    One pin / name tag fine was collected today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:  

     

    Judy put up $2 to speak about the 100 Club. Mollie joined up. 100 Club pins were distributed.

    Karen Had a happy buck for the fun at our District Conference. She’s thankful that it’s done.

    Maggie parted with $2- happy to return from her trip to GA & TX. In Augusta, she saw her first tornado!

    Andy’s going to Denver for his niece’s grad. & to meet with a contractor

    Pat’s back from her 14 day rafting & camping trip on the Colorado… She survived. 

    Lt. Gov. Tony let us have $2 Great Grandfather recognized by Santa Fe sheriff’s dep’t. AND, Tony presented Rotary District 5520 and our Club with a certificate of recognition from the State of NM Senate legislature for our work in the community.

    Tom then tossed one in for his visiting brother, Mark. 

    Sgt-at-Arms Tom’s question of the week: At the 2017 Atlanta Rotary Convention, who’ll be the featured speaker? Hint: It’s a golfer. Is it Arnie Palmer? Jack Nicholas? Tiger Woods? No, it’s NOT Bill Gates! It’ll be Jack Nicklaus. 

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

    Tom announced that his grandson, a student at Eldorado H.S., participated in a YMCA program called Youth & Government. He’ll be one of two students selected from NM to attend the Conference on National Affairs in North Carolina this summer. Tom suggested that we each contribute in order to make his trip possible. Make out a check to the YMCA in any amount & Tom will see that our Club will receive credit for our donation.

    Hannett House update: The three raised planters have been installed and painted. We still need to fill ‘em up with soil. The irrigation system has been repaired. Most of the weeding has been finished. Two of the old planters have been moved & partially filled with soil.

    When additional work is scheduled, WE NEED MEMBERS TO PITCH IN AND HELP OUT!

    Board Meeting Report:

    As per a request from Dave, your board of directors has voted to provide funds to the Rock at Noonday for a needed storage shelving unit. The unit will provide storage space for 162 #10 cans. Cost: $175.00 plus tax.

    Our yearly installation of officers gathering/party must take place soon! Please volunteer your ideas as to where this gathering may take place. President Karen will select the date & time.

    Dan Webb has proffered his resignation as a member of our Club. There being no outstanding amounts or materials due to the Club by Dan, the board has agreed to accept his resignation.

    Our Interact Club has been manufacturing feminine hygiene packets for distribution as needed. They’ve been working on weekends and importing labor from non-Interact students.

    To date, we have not received any RYLA applications. Our Club has paid the District for 2 campers.

    Marion is looking for three volunteers to help her with information tables from 11:30 to 1:00 on the following dates:  May 17 (Wednesday) North Domingo Baca

    May 31 Wednesday) North Valley Senior Center

    Please think about signing up to attend Manzano H.S. Interact Club meetings. Until the Club is up & on its feet and receives its Certificate of Organization (wherever it is), let’s each try to attend one of their Wednesday noon meetings.  On 10 May, it’ll be their last weekly meeting before summer break.

    This year, we’ll be preparing, delivering & serving dinner at Casa Esperanza on 17 May – 5:30PM. More info will follow. Contact Gail to attend & help out.

    The 2017 Rotary International Convention will take place in Atlanta, Georgia 10 June thru 14 June, 2017. 

    Our “Polio Plus” spare change jar made another trip around the room.

    Today’s Program:     The Victims of Crime and Our Criminal Justice System

    President Karen introduced Mr. Raul Torrez, Bernallio County District Attorney.

    The Bernalillo County District Attorney's office currently consists of the following prosecutorial divisions: Community Crimes Division, Crimes Against Children Division, Felony DWI Division,

    Gang Crimes Division, Grand Jury Division, Juvenile Crimes Division, Metro Court Division, White Collar Crimes Division, Pre-Prosecution Probation Division, Special Proceedings Division and the Violent Crimes Division.

    “Prosecutors should get to know the victims of those crimes they will prosecute, so that he/she can be their voice! They must provide the best & most involvement possible.”

    Mr. Torrez provided us with some insight as to how the County criminal justice system operates and how some of its shortcomings can be addressed. The yearly work of the prosecutor’s office costs around $25 million dollars, and operates with a budget of only $19 million. The office handles 25,000 cases per year, with 8,000 unaudited cases carried over (backlogged) from the last DA’s team. With limited available manpower resources (lawyers & advocates) a properly adjusted system of prosecution of both property and violent crimes still needs to be adopted. Since the courts set an agenda of cases tried, the DA’s office must scramble to gather the necessary information from various sources. Currently, systems between departments are not integrated and computer operating systems are outdated. This often results in many dismissed cases.

    During Mr. Torrez’ talk and following Q&A, we learned many facts:

    20% of the criminal population drives 80% of crime.

    They need to use analytics and mutual databases in order to improve prosecution rates.

    To date, there has been some improvement in communications between the courts, APD and the DA.

    Strategic improvement is still necessary.

    Community engagement is necessary and volunteer victim advocates are needed in order to build a better justice system!

    The Victims Services Alliance is a team of specialized volunteer groups from across Bernalillo County working alongside the District Attorney's office to help victims of crime.

    Albuquerque SANE opened its doors in October of 1996 to serve victims of sexual assault in the greater Albuquerque area. The Collaborative was founded with the participation of the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, multiple law enforcement agencies, Rape Crisis Center, District Attorney’s Office, advocates and local hospitals. It was the desire of these organizations to provide victims of sexual assault prompt and appropriate care. The program provides support and treatment for a sexual assault victim in a calm, quiet and safe setting.

    Enlace Comunitario is a social justice organization led by Latino immigrants in Central New Mexico and located in Albuquerque. This is a non-profit community based organization that has a bilingual (Spanish/English) staff capable of providing services to all victims of domestic violence. They advocate for the rights of Latino immigrants and their children. They use a holistic approach which includes counseling, legal services, community education, leadership development and organizing to impact system change.

    Mothers Against Drunk Driving- The mission of M.A.D.D. is to end drunk driving, help end drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. 

    New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (NMCSAP) leads the state’s efforts to reduce sexual abuse and sexual violence by providing training and technical assistance to service providers, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, medical practitioners, and mental health professionals.

    The Resource Center for Victims of Violent Death’s mission is to bridge the gaps in the availability of information and resources that impede and discourage victims/families trying to deal with the aftermath of violent death, undetermined deaths, & attempted homicides.

    Mr. Torrez invites all citizens to be a part of the Victims Services Alliance by volunteering with one of these organizations to serve the victims in our community. 

    OOPS! According to some sources, it appears that in our system, “We don’t do justice, we do law!”

    The DA’s office is located at 520 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Phone: (505) 222-1099

    For volunteer information, go to https://Bernco-DA.Squarespace.com 

    Following today’s program, President Karen presented Mr. Torrez with a packet of our cards in appreciation of the time he has spent with us today.

    Our Thought for Today was presented by Maggie: “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” – Haile Selassie

    There being no additional Rotary business, President Karen put an end to our meeting at 1:00 PM.

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    11 May            Emily’s group: Song & Dance show, It’s free @ the KIMO – 1:00 PM

    14 May            Mother’s Day

    16 May            Regular Meeting – Walkin N Circles horse rescue ranch- Richard Holder, CEO

    17 May            Info Table at North Domingo Baca

    17 May            Club members will provide and serve dinner at Casa Esperanza- 5:15P-7:00P

    23 May            Regular Meeting – Global Ties ABQ.

    29 May            Memorial Day

    30 May            Regular Meeting – ABCWUA- Denise Rumley (It’s about our water!)

    31 May            Info table at North Valley Senior Center

    1 June              Incoming board planning meeting – Church of the Good Shepherd – 4:30 PM

    6 June              Regular Meeting –

    6 June              D-Day

    13 June            Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    13 June            Regular Meeting -

    10-14 June      R.I. Convention in Atlanta, GA

    18 June            Father’s Day

    20 June            Regular Meeting -

    27 June            Last Regular Meeting of the Rotary Year!

    1 July              The New Rotary Year Begins! 2017-2018 “Rotary: Making a Difference”

    4 July              Independence Day

    16-22 July       RYLA Boys camp

    22-28 July       RYLA Girls camp

    3-15 Aug         Rotary Friendship Exchange goes TO Oregon – Contact Donna Pedace

    Thanks to everyone for helping to set up and strike the Club equipment needed to run our meeting.
  • 02 May 2017 6:22 PM | Anonymous

    As is usual for this time of year, District Rotary Clubs cancel their regular weekly meeting this week, in order that members attend the District Conference “All Club Luncheon”. This gives all District Rotarians a chance to meet each other, schmooze and eat rubber chicken.

    May is – “Sharing Community Month” 

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

    Marion is looking for three volunteers to help her with information tables from 11:30 to 1:00 on the following dates:  May 8 (Monday) Palo Dura Senior Center

                                        May 17 (Wednesday) North Domingo Baca

                                        May 31 Wednesday) North Valley Senior Center

    Well, the three Henderson House planters are sittin’ where they should be, on top of the cinder blocks! If it doesn’t rain on Sunday, we’ll be painting them. 

    Please sign up to attend Manzano H.S. Interact Club meetings. Until the Club is up & on its feet and receives its Certificate of Organization, let’s each try to attend one of their Wednesday noon meetings.

    District Cruise Raffle Tickets: The winner will receive $2500 cash or a cruise certificate. All money will be sent to The Rotary Foundation & will be credited to your EREY account. If the winner is present at the May 6th conference drawing, they’ll receive an additional $500!

    The District 5520 Conference is set for May 4 thru 7, 2017 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel. Register for the conference on the District 5520 website. www.Rotary5520.org

    Our Club has been assigned to setup decorations for the conference lunches & dinners on May 4&5. A signup sheet has been emailed to all members. Please help out!

    Club members are to attend the District Conference’s Friday, 5 May All Club Luncheon. All Clubs will cancel their usual weekly meeting for that week. This means that attending Club members must register on the District 5520 website  and pay $35.00 for attendance at the All Club Luncheon!

    Emily’s group will be dancing at the conference 5 May, Cinco de Mayo celebration dinner.

    This year, we’ll be preparing, delivering & serving dinner at Casa Esperanza on 17 May – 5:30PM. More info will follow. Talk with Gail and we’ll set up a menu.

    The 2017 Rotary International Convention will take place in Atlanta, Georgia 10 June thru 14 June, 2017. 

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    5 May              All-Club Luncheon at the District Conference – 12N to 2P

    4-7 May          District Conference in ABQ @ ABQ Sheraton Uptown

    7 May              Work at Henderson House 1PM or so.

    8 May              Info Table at Palo Dura Senior Center

    9 May              Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    9 May              Regular Meeting – "The Victims of Crime" - Raul Torres, Bernallio County DA

    11 May            Emily’s group: Free Song & Dance show @ KIMO – 1:00 PM

    14 May            Mother’s Day

    16 May            Regular Meeting -

    17 May            Info Table at North Domingo Baca

    17 May            Club members will provide and serve dinner at Casa Esperanza

    23 May            Regular Meeting – Global Ties ABQ.

    29 May            Memorial Day

    30 May            Regular Meeting –

    31 May            Info table at North Valley Senior Center

    6 June              Regular Meeting –

    6 June              D-Day

    13 June            Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    13 June            Regular Meeting -

    10-14 June      R.I. Convention in Atlanta, GA

    18 June            Father’s Day

    20 June            Regular Meeting -

    27 June            Last Regular Meeting of the Rotary Year!

    1 July              The New Rotary Year Begins! 2017-2018 “Rotary: Making a Difference”

    4 July              Independence Day

    16-22 July       RYLA Boys camp

    22-28 July       RYLA Girls camp

    3-15 Aug         Rotary Friendship Exchange goes TO Oregon – Contact Donna Pedace
  • 25 Apr 2017 7:45 PM | Anonymous

    President-Elect Gail called this meeting to order at 12 Noon and led the attending members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    No Visiting Rotarians or Guests today.        Just 12 of us attended… Was it the rain?    

    April is – “Magazine Month”

    No pin / name tag fines were collected today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Vivien put in a sad buck for her Rotary sponsor in Hawaii who recently died of cancer.

    Libby had a happy buck for today’s “January Rain”.

    Acting Sgt-at-Arms Allan’s “question” of the week: Michigan hunters cull 335,000 lbs of deer every year. What’s done with all of that meat? Is it donated? Is it made into jerky?

    Every year, Michigan Rotarians collect deer tenderloins from area hunters and serve 2000 lbs. at a “Wild Game Party” fundraiser.

    Allan also notes that his brand new 50 gallon rain barrel has filled up with today’s rain!

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

    Mary proffered her thanks to all who worked last Saturday at Henderson House. The irrigation system work has been finished on 24 April by the Anything Sprinkler company and it looks like the work came in under budget. This’ll help pay for the additional artificial turf costs.

    Time to get back into what we do best - Hands on Projects.  We are scheduled to work at the Rio Grande Food Project on Wednesday, 26 April. Come around 9 AM. We’re usually done by noon at the latest.

    Rio Grande Food Project Office & Food Distribution Center:
    Located in the Rio Grande Presbyterian Church, 600 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121. Let Gail know if you are able to join in.

    Please sign up to attend Manzano H.S. Interact Club meetings. Until the Club is up & on its feet and receives its Certificate of Organization, let’s each try to attend one of their Wednesday noon meetings.

    Allan has District Cruise Raffle Tickets. The winner receives $2500 cash or a cruise certificate. District Rotarian’s are given 10 tickets @ $10 each. Sell or buy whatever you can. Make out your checks to “Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia”. All money will soon be sent to The Rotary Foundation & will be credited to your EREY account. If the winner is present at the May 6th conference drawing, they’ll receive an additional $500!

    The District 5520 Conference is set for May 4 thru 7, 2017 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel. Register for the conference on the District 5520 website. www.Rotary5520.org

    Our Club has been assigned to setup decorations for the conference lunches & dinners on May 4&5.

    All Rotary District 5520 Club members are to attend the District Conference’s Friday, 5 May All Club Luncheon. All Clubs will cancel their usual weekly meeting for that week. This means that attending Club members must register on the District 5520 website  and pay $35.00 for attendance at the All Club Luncheon!

    Emily’s group will be dancing at the conference 5 May, Cinco de Mayo celebration dinner.

    This year, we’ll be preparing, delivering & serving dinner at Casa Esperanza on 17 May – 5:30PM. More info will follow. Talk with Gail and we’ll set up a menu.

    The 2017 Rotary International Convention will take place in Atlanta, Georgia 10 June thru 14 June, 2017. 

    Our “Polio Plus” spare change jar made its usual trip around the room.

    Today’s Program:     Liferoots, Inc.

    Vivien introduced Kathleen Cates, president & CEO of LifeROOTS. Kathleen is a charter member of Rio Rancho sunrise club. She spoke to us about the services of Liferoots to children, day care for adults and employment assistance.

    LifeROOTS (Formerly RCI Inc.) is an Albuquerque-based tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides the community with programs and services for children and adults with developmental, physical and behavioral disabilities in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and surrounding areas.

    Founded in 1958, LifeROOTS was the first organization in the state to treat children with polio and cerebral palsy. The organization serves more than 1,500 disabled clients each year, receiving referrals from parents, guardians, day care centers, regional hospitals, public schools, state agencies, physicians and a variety of other sources.

    Over 57 of Liferoots clients are employed, providing custodial and janitorial services at Kirtland Air Force Base, the University of New Mexico and the Domenici Federal Courthouse. LR also provides Grounds Keeping/Maintenance services to the Workers Compensation Building. Additionaly, the agency maintains several commercial contracts with community partners, such as Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., TriCore Laboratories, Supply One Inc., Southern Wine & Spirits and other businesses in the  ABQ area.

    LR’s mission is to provide people with disabilities and their families, the resources and support needed to empower their lives and shape their futures.

    Their vision is to enrich the community by nurturing individuals to grow and flourish.

    Their goals are to support individuals with disabilities from birth throughout life, to self-direct their goals and increase their independence through integrated and inclusive opportunities in a safe environment.

    Services provided to children:

    A CYFD licensed program with a professional teaching staff. Offered, are Art projects, Snacks, Outdoor play, An indoor gross motor area, Circle time, Sensory activities and a Bilingual teacher. CYFD subsidy is accepted.

    Adult enrichment services offered:

    LifeROOTS Adult Services provide individuals with disabilities (ages 18+) comprehensive support and services in a manner consistent with their future goals and needs. Adult Services offer Day Habilitation, Supported Employment, Job Coaching, Career Discover and Literacy Education.

    Day habilitation services offered to adults with disabilities assure that the individual is functioning to their best abilities in all major life areas. Services are driven by the individual service plan, offering each participant a meaningful day of significant services. Some areas of focus include: assisting with self-help skills; communication; mobility; daily living skills; giving back to the community; socialization and community integration and pre-vocational programs. All of the focal areas ensure the individual’s ability to experience a quality of life that is specific to the individual’s preference.

    Individuals develop and manage their educational and career interests.

    As part of LifeROOTS implementation of “Employment First”, Career Discovery provides an opportunity for adults with disabilities to discover and create personalized careers.

    LR is financed by contributions and by federal/state funds. We discussed the possibility of additional funding through Rotary District grants.

    Liferoots is located at  1111 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107    (505) 255-5501

    LifeRoots also operates a facility in Rio Rancho.

    For more info, go to   www.LiferootsNM.org

    Following today’s program, President-Elect Gail presented Ms. Cates with a packet of our cards in appreciation of the time she has spent with us today.

    Our two thoughts for Today were presented by Allan:

    “If we doctors threw all our medicines into the sea, it would be that much better for our patients and that much worse for the fishes.” – Oliver Wendel Holmes

    AND, “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” - Hippocrates

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

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    26 Apr             We work at the Rio Grande Food Project – 9AM-12N

    29 Apr             Del Sol Governors’ Ball @ Isleta- 5:30 to 12 MID. Cowboy Formal - $160 per person.

    2 May              NO Regular Meeting! Instead, we attend the District All Club Luncheon on 5 May.

    5 May              All-Club Luncheon at the District Conference – 12N to 2P

    4-7 May          District Conference in ABQ @ ABQ Sheraton Uptown

    9 May              Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    9 May              Regular Meeting – "The Victims of Crime" - Raul Torres, Bernallio County DA

    11 May            Emily’s group: Free Song & Dance show @ KIMO – 1:00 PM

    14 May            Mother’s Day

    16 May            Regular Meeting -

    17 May            Club members will provide and serve dinner at Casa Esperanza

    23 May            Regular Meeting – Global Ties ABQ.

    29 May            Memorial Day

    30 May            Regular Meeting –

    6 June              Regular Meeting –

    6 June              D-Day

    13 June            Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    13 June            Regular Meeting -

    10-14 June      R.I. Convention in Atlanta, GA

    18 June            Father’s Day

    20 June            Regular Meeting -

    27 June            Last Regular Meeting of the Rotary Year!

    1 July              The New Rotary Year Begins! 2017-2018 “Rotary: Making a Difference”

    4 July              Independence Day

    16-22 July       RYLA Boys camp

    22-28 July       RYLA Girls camp

    3-15 Aug         Rotary Friendship Exchange TO Oregon – Contact Donna Pedace

    Our thanks to everyone for helping to set up and strike the Club equipment needed to run our meeting.
  • 18 Apr 2017 6:51 PM | Anonymous

    President Karen called this meeting to order at 12 Noon and led the attending members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    No Visiting Rotarians or Guests today.      

    April is – “Magazine Month”

    No pin / name tag fines were collected today. 

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Tom put up his $20 from last week.

    Emily parted with $2. She brought in old Christmas cards and stickers. She’s happy to see Gail again.

    Mary let us have a buck for last Saturday’s effort at Henderson House. 9 bodies showed up!

    Gail’s happy to be back from her travels.

    Mollie put up a “Asking for a favor buck”- W. Gardner one of our RYLA students is hospitalized (from sports) & is receiving a liver transplant!

    Judy’s buck suggests that we support Emily and go to her dance group’s show at the KIMO on 11 May.

    Sgt-at-Arms Tom’s question of the week: Rotary has provided millions of toilets worldwide, wherever necessary. Many of them are not being used. Why? Was it: Because they have never been delivered? Because they spread disease? OR, because they smell terrible?

    Answer: They smell terrible – ‘cause there’s no running water!

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

    We’ll be working / weeding at Henderson House on Saturday, 22 April at 8AM for a couple of hours.

    Contact Allan to schedule your presence at OUR Home & Garden Show booth – 22 & 23 April @ Expo NM. Allan needs Rotarian magazines and volunteers (Sat & Sun A.M.) for this event.

    Time to get back into what we do best - Hands on Projects.  We are scheduled to work at the Rio Grande Food Project on Wednesday, 26 April. Come around 9 AM. We’re usually done by noon at the latest.

    Rio Grande Food Project Office & Food Distribution Center:
    Located in the Rio Grande Presbyterian Church, 600 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121. Let Gail know if you are able to join in.

    Please sign up to attend Manzano H.S. Interact Club meetings. Until the Club is up & on its feet and receives its Certificate of Organization, let’s each try to attend one of their Wednesday noon meetings.

    Allan has District Cruise Raffle Tickets. The winner receives $2500 cash or a cruise certificate. District Rotarian’s are given 10 tickets @ $10 each. Sell or buy whatever you can. Make out your checks to “Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia”. All money will be sent to The Rotary Foundation & will be credited to your EREY account. If the winner is present at the May 6th conference drawing, they’ll receive an additional $500!

    The District 5520 Conference is set for May 4 thru 7, 2017 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel. Register for the conference on the District 5520 website. www.Rotary5520.org

    Our Club has been assigned (and will be PAID) to setup decorations for the conference lunches & dinners on May 4&5.

    Rotary District 5520 Club members are to attend the District Conference’s Friday, 5 May All Club Luncheon. All Clubs will cancel their usual weekly meeting for that week. This means that attending Club members must register on the District 5520 website  and pay $35.00 for attendance at the All Club Luncheon! Only one of our Club members has signed up so far!

    Emily’s group will be dancing at the conference 5 May, Cinco de Mayo celebration dinner.

    This year, we’ll be preparing, delivering & serving dinner at Casa Esperanza on 17 May – 5:30PM. More info will follow.

    The 2017 Rotary International Convention will take place in Atlanta, Georgia 10 June thru 14 June, 2017. 

    Our “Polio Plus” spare change jar made its usual trip around the room.

    Today’s Program: Club Assembly

    President Karen and PE Gail led the assembled membership in a discussion regarding the new Rotary District grant rules & procedures. Our Club could receive a minimum $782 grant for the 2017-18 RIY if we do not contribute $100 from each Club member this year. If all Club members contribute $100 each this year ($2300 total), we could apply for and receive a $1710 District Grant for the 2017-18 RIY.

    In order to receive a 2017-2018 District Grant, we’d have to apply before 1 July, 2017.

    After all was explained, President Elect Gail presented a motion that we investigate the possibility of applying for the minimum ($782) 2017-2018 District Grant and what the grant would be used for. With a second from Judy, the attending members voted 14 for the motion and 1 against. The motion was carried.

    Additionally addressed, was the question as to whether or not the Club should continue to apply for future Rotary grants. Forget Global Matching Grants- they go for a $30K minimum!

    Marion presented a motion that the Club members address R.I. Foundation contribution issues next year, before the District Cruise raffle tickets are distributed. With a second from I.P.P. Mary, the motion was voted upon and carried unanimously.

    Also discussed, were the elements entering into the composition of our ‘elevator speeches’, emphasizing the merits of our Club and reasons for joining Rotary.

    Our thought for Today was presented by Judy: “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra

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

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    22 April          Come & work at our Club’s Henderson House District Grant Project – 8AM

    22-23 April     Help out with Allan at Our Rotary booth at the Home & Garden Show

    25 Apr             Regular Meeting – “Liferoot” – Kathleen Cate

    26 Apr             We work at the Rio Grande Food Project – 9AM-12N

    29 Apr             Del Sol Governors’ Ball @ Isleta- 5:30 to 12 MID. Cowboy Formal - $160 per person.

    2 May              NO Regular Meeting! Instead, we attend the District All Club Luncheon on 5 May.

    5 May              All-Club Luncheon at the District Conference – 12N to 2P

    4-7 May          District Conference in ABQ @ ABQ Sheraton Uptown

    9 May              Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    9 May              Regular Meeting –

    11 May            Emily’s group: Free Song & Dance show @ KIMO – 1:00 PM

    14 May            Mother’s Day

    16 May            Regular Meeting -

    23 May            Regular Meeting –

    29 May            Memorial Day

    30 May            Regular Meeting –

    6 June              Regular Meeting –

    6 June              D-Day

    13 June            Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    13 June            Regular Meeting -

    10-14 June      R.I. Convention in Atlanta, GA

    18 June            Father’s Day

    20 June            Regular Meeting -

    27 June            Last Regular Meeting of the Rotary Year!

    1 July              The New Rotary Year Begins! 2017-2018 “Rotary: Making a Difference”

    4 July              Independence Day

    16-22 July       RYLA Boys camp

    22-28 July       RYLA Girls camp

    3-15 Aug         Rotary Friendship Exchange TO Oregon – Contact Donna Pedace

    Our thanks to everyone for helping to set up and strike the Club equipment needed to run our meeting.
  • 11 Apr 2017 7:33 PM | Anonymous

    Following our monthly board meeting, President Karen called our regular weekly meeting to order at 12 Noon and led the attending members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    Guests:           Jessica & Jeramiah

    April is – “Magazine Month”

    Only one pin / name tag fine was collected today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Mary – Owes a buck: Thanks for all who worked at Henderson House this past Sunday.

    Emily – Put out a buck to say that Tom’s as cute as an Easter egg, today!

    Tom – Parted with a TWENTY! His wife’s recovering nicely from a six day trip to intensive care due to kidney failure! He’ll take her to Hawaii soon.

    Vivien – Son #2 went to Amsterdam & now to London. He ate tacos & green chile while visiting.

    Sgt-at-Arms Tom’s question of the week:

    A special question for John: What color is the White House? Ecru?

    So, Tom really wants to be noticed… Nice hat!

    A Rotary Club in Liberty TX raised  $6K in funds for PolioPlus. What did they sell to raise funds? Plant Stands? Flag Poles? Bells? Answer: They sold 80 x 300 lb. concrete Liberty bells!

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

    Next week’s meeting will be a Club Assembly, when we’ll discuss Club business, etc. Members are asked to help Vivien, by suggesting interesting and, perhaps, educational program speakers.

    Another Henderson House job-site cleanup effort is scheduled for 1:15PM Saturday, 15 April. A signup sheet was passed around for the Saturday work date. Meet at the Event Palace & bring your gardening tools, big garbage bags, water, gloves, etc.

    Contact Allan to schedule your presence at our Home & Garden Show booth – 22 & 23 April. Allan needs Rotarian magazines for this event.

    Please sign up to attend Manzano H.S. Interact Club meetings. Until the Club is up & on its feet and receives its Certificate of Organization, let’s each try to attend one of their Wednesday noon meetings.

    District Cruise Raffle Tickets. The winner receives $2500 cash or a cruise certificate. Every District Rotarian is given 10 tickets @ $10 each. Sell or buy whatever you can. Make out your checks to “Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia”. All money will be sent to The Rotary Foundation & will be credited to your EREY account. If the winner is present at the May 6th conference drawing, they’ll receive an additional $500! See Allan to get your tickets.

    The District 5520 Conference is set for May 4 thru 7, 2017 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel. Register for the conference on the District 5520 website. www.Rotary5520.org

    Our Club has been assigned (and will be PAID) to setup decorations for the conference lunches & dinners on May 4&5. President Karen passed around a signup sheet for this duty.

    Rotary District 5520 Club members are to attend the District Conference’s Friday, 5 May All Club Luncheon. All Clubs will cancel their usual weekly meeting for that week. This means that attending Club members must register on the District 5520 website  and pay $35.00 for attendance at the All Club Luncheon! Only one of our Club members has signed up so far!

    Emily’s group will be dancing for us at the conference 5 May, Cinco de Mayo celebration dinner.

    The 2017 Rotary International Convention will take place in Atlanta, Georgia 10 June thru 14 June, 2017. 

    Our “Polio Plus” spare change jar made its usual trip around the room.

    Today’s Program: The Growing Stage / Children’s Theatre

    Andy introduced Ms. Kari Reese, Founder, Executive Director & Teaching Artist at TGS.

    Along with a video presentation, we learned all about TGS from Ms. Reese.

    The TGS mission is to provide performing arts opportunities and education to inspire, empower, and enrich children and communities. TGS began in 2003, offering a variety of classes for kids, ages 7-18. The goal of this 501c3 organization is to help kids cooperate, communicate, create and celebrate through theatre arts. This training ground prepares students to succeed in their personal endeavors and to audition for main stage shows involving performers and audiences of all ages.

    Fall/Spring classes take place on Saturdays and run for 6-weeks. Students meet once a week, focusing on performance skills, team work, creative expression, and having fun. Most classes culminate in a showcase/ performance for friends and family on the last day of class.
    There are offerings for children as young as three years old, up to age 18. Class offerings vary, & usually include an Introduction to Musical Theatre, Musical Theatre Junior and Senior, Solo Studio, Monologues, Acting for Film & TV, and Broadway Dance. Cost ranges between $80-$120 depending on the students age and for which class they sign up. Scholarships are available for those needing financial assistance.

    “Summer Intensives” work towards a final showcase at the end of each session, that is shared with family and friends, where every child involved performs a part in a show.
    For the first week, kids rotate through dance (learning choreography & working on skills) and acting (developing characters and doing scene work). All break for lunch, then begin a vocal warm up. After warm up, kids split again and rotate through music (learning music & healthy singing techniques) and specialty classes (such as Stage Combat, Makeup or Audition Skills). 
    During the second week, the same schedule is followed until all are ready to begin combining the groups into a final show. Cost per student ranges between $500-$800.

    A Q&A period revealed further information:
    There are 30 fairly small theater groups in Albuquerque.

    TGS currently rents spaces to work. However, they are attempting to find a permanent home.

    They’re currently looking for grants. Some assistance is forthcoming from United Way.

    TGS works with Vortex, the Highland Theater & some community centers.

    Seven teachers work with classes of approximately 40 students per session.

    A critique of the video program from the attending members was requested, since this was the first showing of that video. For more info go to www.thegrowingstage.com/

    The Growing Stage is located at 13170 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123   (505) 288-1205

    Following today’s program, President Karen presented Ms. Reese with a packet of our cards in appreciation of the time she has spent with us.

    Our thought for Today was presented by Dave: “Parents are the shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go.” – Mr. Rogers

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

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    15 April          Continuation of cleanup at Henderson House job site.

    16 Apr            Easter

    18 April          Regular Meeting – Club Assembly

    22-23 April     Our Rotary booth at the Home & Garden Show

    25 April          Regular Meeting – “Liferoot” – Kathleen Cate

    29 Apr           Del Sol Governors’ Ball @ Isleta- 5:30 to 12 MID. Cowboy Formal - $160 per person.

    2 May            NO Regular Meeting! Instead, we attend the District All Club Luncheon on 5 May.

    5 May            All-Club Luncheon at the District Conference – 12N to 2P

    4-7 May         District Conference in ABQ @ ABQ Sheraton Uptown

    9 May            Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    9 May             Regular Meeting –

    11 May           Emily’s group: Free Song & Dance show @ KIMO – 1:30 PM

    14 May           Mother’s Day

    16 May           Regular Meeting -

    23 May           Regular Meeting –

    29 May           Memorial Day

    30 May           Regular Meeting –

    6 June             Regular Meeting –

    6 June             D-Day

    13 June           Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    13 June           Regular Meeting -

    10-14 June      R.I. Convention in Atlanta, GA

    18 June            Father’s Day

    20 June            Regular Meeting -

    27 June            Last Regular Meeting of the Rotary Year!

    1 July              The New Rotary Year Begins! 2017-2018 “Rotary: Making a Difference”

    4 July              Independence Day

    16-22 July       RYLA Boys camp

    22-28 July       RYLA Girls camp

    3-15 Aug         Rotary Friendship Exchange TO Oregon – Contact Donna Pedace

    Our thanks to everyone for helping to set up and strike the Club equipment needed to run our meeting.
  • 04 Apr 2017 5:33 PM | Anonymous

    President Karen called our meeting to order at 12 Noon and led the nine (only) attending members and guests in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    There were no visiting Rotarians today.

    However, we had quite a few Guests, all from two area Optimist Clubs:

    James White, Salli Rizzo, Chuck Werkmeister, Lynne Martin, Jeanette Waldo, Fred and Pat Toussell. 

    April is – “Magazine Month”

    No pin or name tag fines were collected today. 

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Emily was happy that she has initiated a $1K grant application from PNM. She’s also pushing that free show at the KIMO, on 11 May @ 1 PM. 

    Judy expressed her effusive happiness that the Optimists visited with us today.

    There was also a late buck from Marion, for “a very good reason”.

    The attending Optimists noted that their 2017 district conference will take place in ABQ, on 6,7,&8 July.

    Acting Sgt-at-Arms Allan did his job this week… Where was Tom?

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

    Today’s absent but hard working treasurer reports that our pancake breakfast fundraising event netted $682 more than last year and came in at $2,712.78 !!! Thanks to a great job by Mollie and to the efforts of our Club members!

    Our Henderson House job-site cleanup efforts have been rescheduled to Sunday, 9 April at 1:30PM AND on Saturday, 15 April. A signup sheet was passed around for these work dates.

    Contact Allan to schedule your presence at our Home & Garden Show booth – 22 & 23 April. Allan needs Rotarian magazines for this event.

    Please sign up to attend Manzano H.S. Interact Club meetings. Until the Club is up & on its feet and gets its Certificate of Organization, let’s each try to attend one of their Wednesday noon meetings.

    This year’s District 5520 4-Way Test theme is “How will the Four Way Test help me complete my secondary curriculum?” Deadline is April 7th. Each Club’s winning essay should be sent to PDG Bobby Wallace to arrive before April 7th to 5312 Queens Way NE., ABQ, NM 87109 or e-mail to bobbywallace62@gmail.com. Prizes for the top three essays will be awarded – 1st $400, 2nd $250 and 3rd $100. The winning student will be asked to read their essay at the District Conference.

    We have tickets for the District Cruise Raffle. The winner will be rewarded with $2500 cash or a cruise certificate. Every District Rotarian is given 10 tickets @ $10 each. Sell or buy whatever you can. Make out your checks to “Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia”. Monies will be sent to The Rotary Foundation & will be credited to your EREY account. If the winner is present at the May 6th conference drawing, they’ll receive an additional $500! See Allan to get your tickets.

    The District 5520 Conference is set for May 4 thru 7, 2017 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel. Register for the conference on the District 5520 website.

    At the conference, our Club has been assigned to assist with the setup of decorations for both of the conference dinners.  More information will follow from President Karen via Kathy Williams.

    Rotary District 5520 Club members are to attend the District Conference’s Friday, 5 May All Club Luncheon. All Clubs will cancel their usual weekly meeting for that week. This means that attending Club members must register on the District 5520 website  and pay $35.00 for attendance at the All Club Luncheon!

    The 2017 Rotary International Convention will take place in Atlanta, Georgia 10 June thru 14 June, 2017. 

    Our “Polio Plus” spare change jar made its way around the room.

    Today’s Program: Barrett House / Barrett Foundation, Inc.

    President Karen introduced Ms. Eileen Vaughn-Pickrell, Development Director of the Barrett Foundation.

    Since 1985, the Barrett Foundation has been committed to changing the lives of homeless women over the age of 18 and their children through emergency shelters, transitional housing and support services. Their mission is to end homelessness for women and children in our community who are not escaping violence, by providing shelter, housing and supportive services.

    The Barrett Foundation provides shelter, food, clothing, case management and resources. They offer a safe and nurturing environment aimed at helping end the cycle of homelessness. Case managers have decades of experience in providing critical life skills, parental training, financial counseling and career development. The goal is to provide clients with the training, support and self-confidence they need to rebuild their lives in a safe and productive way.

    The Barrett House Shelter serves more than 300 homeless women and children each year, providing an average of 22,000 meals, 7,000 bed nights, and over 1,000 hours of case management a year. Milagro and Socorro provide transitional housing and case management for 18 families. Bridges provides affordable housing opportunities for 12 families and a Rapid Rehousing program provides permanent housing for 12 families.

    The Barrett House is a state-of-the-art emergency shelter. Clients are provided a secure and safe place where they receive a comfortable bed, three meals a day and supportive services, including career, self-development, health and behavioral services. Also provided, are advocacy for housing, employment and benefits programs.

    All of Barrett Foundation’s housing programs begin with the Barrett House Shelter. Within three days of entering the shelter, each guest works with the Housing Stability Advocate to formulate an exit plan to find a home, live independently and become contributing members of our community.

    Working in partnership with Heading Home, the Women’s Respite is an expanded effort to provide quality service to women currently experiencing homelessness. The Women’s Respite Program provides six beds in two rooms for women who need time to recuperate. The length of stay ranges from three days to two weeks. The women can stay longer if the referral from the discharging hospital indicates that more time is necessary.

    The transitional housing programs include case managers who conduct home visits and work with each woman individually to find appropriate resources to help them better their lives.

    Bridges helps families move from homelessness to living on their own by providing supportive rental housing for up to two years and teaching them the skills they need for a stable, independent lifestyle.

    Rapid Re-Housing is a transitional program that helps families or single women who have some resources, including skills, education, work or income, and are able to be moved expeditiously from the Shelter to subsidized housing then to independent living. The length of stay is 90 days to 24 months.

    Milagro Permanent Housing provides residents an opportunity to take control of their lives through independent apartment living. Residents work full time jobs, empowering them into living productive and healthy lives. Resident’s rent is paid for by the Barrett Foundation.

    Socorro Permanent Housing helps single women and women with children who have experienced homelessness for a year or longer or who have experienced homelessness multiple times and have a disability. These single women are helped to gain self-confidence and important life skills while they work to provide for their children. The length of stay is 18 to 36 months.

    Q&A revealed that the overall cost to community services, to assist a homeless person for one year, is approximately $12K. Also, in Albuquerque, a minimum of 445 women experience homelessness every night!

    Our Club has partnered with the ABQ Sunport Optimist Club to provide the Barrett House Shelter with needed household items. Club members have gathered and donated those items at today’s meeting.

    Following today’s program, President Karen presented Ms. Pickrell with a packet of our cards in appreciation of the time she has spent with us.

    Our thought for Today was presented by Pat: “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room on earth.” – Mohammad Ali

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

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    9 April            Cleanup at Henderson House job site – 1:30PM

    11 April          Passover

    11 April          Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    11 April          Regular Meeting - The Growing Stage / Childrens Theatre – Kari Reese

    15 April          Cleanup at Henderson House job site

    16 Apr           Easter

    18 April          Regular Meeting –

    22-23 April    Our Rotary booth at the Home & Garden Show

    25 April          Regular Meeting -

    29 Apr           Del Sol Governors’ Ball @ Isleta- 5:30 to 12 MID. Cowboy Formal - $160 per person.

    2 May            NO Regular Meeting! Instead, we attend the District All Club Luncheon on 5 May.

    5 May            All-Club Luncheon at the District Conference.

    4-7 May         District Conference in ABQ @ ABQ Sheraton Uptown

    9 May            Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    9 May            Regular Meeting –

    11 May          Emily’s group: Free Song & Dance show @ KIMO – 1:30 PM

    14 May          Mother’s Day

    16 May          Regular Meeting -

    23 May          Regular Meeting –

    29 May          Memorial Day

    30 May          Regular Meeting –

    6 June           Regular Meeting –

    6 June           D-Day

    13 June         Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    13 June         Regular Meeting -

    10-14 June    R.I. Convention in Atlanta, GA

    18 June         Father’s Day

    20 June         Regular Meeting -

    27 June         Last Regular Meeting of the Rotary Year!

    1 July            The New Rotary Year Begins! 2017-2018 “Rotary: Making a Difference”

    4 July            Independence Day

    16-22 July     RYLA Boys camp

    22-28 July     RYLA Girls camp

    3-15 Aug       Rotary Friendship Exchange TO Oregon – Contact Donna Pedace

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

  • 28 Mar 2017 1:41 PM | Anonymous

    Our meeting was cancelled today, since Club members met at the CLNkids 7:30AM breakfast fundraiser.  The event was held at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North and was attended by a crowd of at least 400. The breakfast was really great and the speakers were inspiring as usual.

    March is still– “Literacy Month”

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

    Please sign up to attend Manzano H.S. Interact Club meetings. Until the Club is up & on its feet and receives its Certificate of Organization from RI, let’s try to attend one of their Wednesday noon meetings.

    This year’s District 5520 4-Way Test theme is “How will the Four Way Test help me complete my secondary curriculum?” Deadline is April 7th. Each Club’s winning essay should be sent to PDG Bobby Wallace to arrive before April 7th to 5312 Queens Way NE., ABQ, NM 87109 or e-mail to bobbywallace62@gmail.com. Prizes for the top three essays will be awarded – 1st $400, 2nd $250 and 3rd $100. The winning student will be asked to read their essay at the District Conference. 

    25-31 March is the International Week of Service. Our Club will partner with the ABQ Sunport Optimist Club, to provide the Barrett House Shelter with needed household items. Gail has provided a list of needed items for club members to gather and donate during the first week of April.

    ALL members please mark your calendars for Saturday, 1 April, to join with our Interact Club members in cleaning up the grounds at Henderson House. This is a part of our District grant project. We’ll  meet at The Event Palace at 1:15 PM & carpool to the job site. Bring your gloves, rakes, big trash bags, etc.

    We have tickets for the District Cruise Raffle. The winner will be rewarded with $2500 cash or a cruise certificate. Every District Rotarian is given 10 tickets @ $10 each. Sell or buy whatever you can. Make out your checks to “Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia”. Monies will be sent to The Rotary Foundation & will be credited to your EREY account. If the winner is present at the May 6th conference drawing, they’ll receive an additional $500! See Allan to get your tickets.

    The District 5520 Conference is set for May 4 thru 7, 2017 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel. Register for the conference on the District 5520 website.

    At the conference, our Club has been assigned to assist with the setup of decorations for both of the conference dinners.  More information will follow from President Karen via Kathy Williams.

    Rotary District 5520 Club members are to attend the District Conference’s Friday, 5 May All Club Luncheon. All Clubs will cancel their usual weekly meeting for that week. This means that attending Club members must register on the District 5520 website  and pay $35.00 for attendance at the All Club Luncheon!

    The 2017 Rotary International Convention will take place in Atlanta, Georgia 10 June thru 14 June, 2017. 

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    22 Mar-5 Apr  RFE visits our District FROM Oregon & Northern CA.

    25-31 Mar       International Week of Service.

    1 April            We all work at Henderson House

    4 April            Regular Meeting – Barrett House

    11 April          Passover

    11 April          Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    11 April          Regular Meeting - The Growing Stage / Childrens Theatre

    16 Apr           Easter

    18 April          Regular Meeting –

    25 April          Regular Meeting -

    29 Apr           Del Sol Governors’ Ball @ Isleta- 5:30 to 12 MID. Cowboy Formal - $160 per person.

    2 May            NO Regular Meeting! Instead, we attend the District All Club Luncheon on 5 May.

    5 May            All-Club Luncheon at the District Conference.

    4-7 May         District Conference in ABQ @ ABQ Sheraton Uptown

    9 May            Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    9 May            Regular Meeting –

    11 May          Emily’s group: Free Song & Dance show @ KIMO – 1:30 PM

    14 May          Mother’s Day

    16 May          Regular Meeting -

    23 May          Regular Meeting –

    29 May          Memorial Day

    30 May          Regular Meeting –

    6 June           Regular Meeting –

    6 June           D-Day

    13 June         Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    13 June         Regular Meeting -

    10-14 June    R.I. Convention in Atlanta, GA

    18 June         Father’s Day

    20 June         Regular Meeting -

    27 June         Last Regular Meeting of the Rotary Year!

    1 July            The New Rotary Year Begins! 2017-2018 “Rotary: Making a Difference”

    4 July            Independence Day

    16-22 July     RYLA Boys camp

    22-28 July     RYLA Girls camp

    3-15 Aug      Rotary Friendship Exchange TO Oregon – Contact Donna Pedace
  • 21 Mar 2017 7:48 PM | Anonymous

    President Karen 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, sans visitors.

    March is– “Literacy Month” 

    Nary a pin nor a name tag buck fine was collected today.

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks: 

    Judy paid out a buck to remind us about the upcoming CLNKids breakfast.

    Dave is celebrating JS Bach’s birthday today (Wonder how?).

    Karen’s & Allan’s daughter is visiting on spring break.

    Banjo Bruce’s daughter will visit from CO. Then, the family will all travel back to CO.

    Vivien’s son #2 is going to England to visit his sister.

    Mary’s offspring hits 21 & they’ll both go bar hopping!

    Emily’s son just received a promotion from 1st Lt. to Captain!

    Sgt-at-Arms Tom’s question of the week: Eight day Rotary travel packages to Panama & rain forests can be had for the paltry sum of $1900? $1195? Well, the trip can be had for $1195, as advertized in The Rotarian Magazine. (There’ll be a really hard question next week!) 

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

    The District 5520 Assembly takes place on 25 March (10A-3P) at the Albuquerque Crowne Plaza hotel.

    District assembly is for ALL Rotarians! To attend, members must register on the District 5520 website www.Rotary5520.org. Member cost is $25.00 which includes lunch. The Foundation dinner at 6PM will cost you another $50.00. For clubs planning to apply for a district grant, sessions will include training which qualifies clubs to participate in a grant.

    25 March is the SAME day that our Club will be holding our annual pancake breakfast! Get your tickets from Mollie. Every Club member must buy or sell 10 tickets! Tickets will also be sold at the door.

    Mollie reports that the Rio Grande Club has purchased 40 tickets!

    All Club members are requested to show up from 7:30AM to 10:30AM & serve at this event.

    At the breakfast, Michelle Frechette, District 5520 Youth Exchange Chair, will be present and will be answering questions about the Rotary Youth Exchange.

    Please sign up to attend Manzano H.S. Interact Club meetings. Until the Club is up & on its feet and receives its Certificate of Organization from RI, let’s try to attend one of their Wednesday noon meetings.

    This year’s District 5520 4-Way Test theme is “How will the Four Way Test help me complete my secondary curriculum?” Deadline is April 7th. Each Club’s winning essay should be sent to PDG Bobby Wallace to arrive before April 7th. Essays can be sent by mail to 5312 Queens Way NE., ABQ, NM 87109 or e-mail bobbywallace62@gmail.com. Prize money for the top three essays will be awarded – 1st $400, 2nd $250 and 3rd $100. The winning student will be asked to read their essay at the District Conference.

    25-31 March is the International Week of Service. Our Club will partner with the ABQ Sunport Optimist Club, to provide the Barrett House Shelter with needed household items. Gail has provided a list of needed items for us to gather and donate during the first week of April.

    There’s a signup sheet from Judy for attendance at the CLNKids fundraiser. In lieu of our 28 March regular meeting, we’ll be attending the 7:30A CLNKids free breakfast. So, you might as well show up.

    ALL members please mark your calendars for Saturday, 1 April, to join with our Interact Club members in cleaning up the grounds at Henderson House. This is a part of our District grant project. We’ll  meet at The Event Palace at 1:15 PM & carpool to the job site. Bring your gloves, rakes, big trash bags, etc.

    We have tickets for the District Cruise Raffle. The winner will be rewarded with $2500 cash or a cruise certificate. Every District Rotarian is given 10 tickets @ $10 each. Sell or buy whatever you can. The cash will be sent to The Rotary Foundation & will be credited to your EREY account. If the winner is present at the May 6th conference drawing, they’ll receive an additional $500! See Allan to get your tickets. In 3 years, our Club will only be able to receive a grant for ½ of what we “put in” this year!

    The District 5520 Conference is set for May 4 thru 7, 2017 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel. Register for the conference on the District 5520 website.

    At the conference, our Club has been assigned to assist with both dinner setup decorations. More information will follow from President Karen via Kathy Williams.

    Rotary District 5520 Club members are to attend the District Conference’s Friday, 5 May All Club Luncheon. All Clubs will cancel their usual weekly meeting for that week. This means that attending Club members must register and pay $35.00 for attendance at the All Club Luncheon!

    At the District 5520 Conference, all three parts of Rotary Leadership Institute classes will be available.

    The 2017 Rotary International Convention will take place in Atlanta, Georgia 10 June thru 14 June, 2017. 

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

    Today’s Program:  Induction of new member, Patrick Zetterholm.

    Marion explained our newly developed member mentoring program.

    Membership Chair Marion McDonald inducted our newest member, Patrick Zetterholm, into the rank and file of Rotarians. Patrick’s sponsor, Tom Burns, also participated and “pinned” Patrick.

    Patrick’s classification is that of Realtor. He has been active in our community and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Prior to his current profession, Patrick has been employed as a software engineer for 16 years. He skis, snowboards, hikes & bicycles 50 miles a week & he loves to cook, too. Patrick has 1 brother, 4 sisters, 11 nieces and nephews and 32 1st cousins. His passion is to help people and educate them. Welcome to the fold, Patrick!

    Today’s induction was followed by “Rotary Moments” with an intro by Vivien. Each member gave a brief overview of their Rotary experiences, i.e.: our “elevator” speeches. The 16 attending members, with a total of around 150 years of Rotary experience, provided insight into the various reasons that they have joined & remained in Rotary.

    Our thought for Today was presented by John: “A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.” – Wilfred Peterson, author.

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

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    22 Mar-5 Apr  RFE visits our District FROM Oregon & Northern CA.

    25 Mar           Our Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Applebee’s (2600 Menaul Blvd, NE)       

    25 Mar           District Assembly - Albuquerque Crowne Plaza - 1901 University Blvd. NE.

    25-31 Mar      International Week of Service.

    28 Mar           CLN Kids Fundraiser breakfast- 7:30AM – Marriott Pyramid Hotel

    28 Mar           NO REGULAR MEETING TODAY!

    1 April            We work at Henderson House

    4 April            Regular Meeting – Barrett House

    11 April          Passover

    11 April          Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    11 April          Regular Meeting - The Growing Stage / Childrens Theatre

    16 Apr           Easter

    18 April          Regular Meeting –

    25 April          Regular Meeting -

    29 Apr           Del Sol Governors’ Ball @ Isleta- 5:30 to 12 MID. Cowboy Formal - $160 per person.

    2 May            NO Regular Meeting! Instead, we attend the District All Club Luncheon on 5 May.

    5 May            All-Club Luncheon at the District Conference.

    4-7 May         District Conference in ABQ @ ABQ Sheraton Uptown

    9 May            Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    9 May            Regular Meeting –

    11 May          Emily’s group: Free Song & Dance show @ KIMO – 1:30 PM

    14 May          Mother’s Day

    16 May          Regular Meeting -

    23 May          Regular Meeting –

    29 May          Memorial Day

    30 May          Regular Meeting –

    6 June            Regular Meeting –

    6 June            D-Day

    13 June          Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    13 June          Regular Meeting -

    10-14 June     R.I. Convention in Atlanta, GA

    18 June          Father’s Day

    20 June          Regular Meeting -

    27 June          Last Regular Meeting of the Rotary Year!

    1 July             The New Rotary Year Begins! 2017-2018 “Rotary: Making a Difference”

    4 July             Independence Day

    16-22 July      RYLA Boys camp

    22-28 July      RYLA Girls camp

    3-15 Aug        Rotary Friendship Exchange TO Oregon – Contact Donna Pedace

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

  • 14 Mar 2017 5:25 PM | Anonymous

    Following the monthly board of directors meeting, at 12 Noon President Karen called this meeting to order and led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

    Guests:           Jessica Alcula, guest of Tom. 

    March is– “Literacy Month”

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

    Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

    Mollie spoke on our pancake breakfast.

    Emily put up $4 for being happy to be back & for getting reacquainted with her cousin & having to empty his mother’s home.

    Pat separated herself from a $20 ‘cause she’s happy to return from a vacation where she snorkeled and was witness to a big yacht burning up. Also, her ‘phone & paper calendar aren’t sync’d up and she will not be able to attend the next Interact meeting.

    Andy is fortunate that his Colorado family home was covered by a good insurance company… So, they’ll really pay for all of the repairs.

    John put up a buck for the Ides of March (tomorrow). So, stay away from the senate steps. Also, his brother-in-law donated a $20 to our Polio bank.

    Fofo’s unhappy that she’ll not be present on the 25th. She must attend a Haiti chocolate fest. She’ll give her tickets to a native American family.

    Sgt-at-Arms Tom’s question of the week: There’s an organization that produces “Firefly” vinegar, with profits going to orphaned children. A 2012 earthquake has interrupted their production. Rotary has since rescued the project and the children. Where is this Rotary Club located? Spain? Italy? NM’s South Valley? Pres. Karen told us that it was in Italy.

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

    Report to the membership on today’s board meeting:

    A)   There’ll be a follow up visit to reconnoiter at Henderson House on 22 March.

    B)    On 1 April, our Interact Club will join us in a day of grounds cleanup at Henderson House. We’ll meet at the Event Palace at 1:15 PM and travel to the job site. Bring BIG garden trash bags, rakes, clippers, gloves, etc. So, set the date aside to help out.

    C)    Our District RFE trip TO Oregon (3-15 August) has some places open! Contact Donna Pedace.

    This year’s District 5520 4-Way Test theme is “How will the Four Way Test help me complete my secondary curriculum?” Deadline is April 7th. Each Club’s winning essay should be sent to PDG Bobby Wallace to arrive before April 7th. Essays can be sent by mail to 5312 Queens Way NE., ABQ, NM 87109 or e-mail bobbywallace62@gmail.com. Prize money for the top three essays will be awarded – 1st $400, 2nd $250 and 3rd $100. The winning student will be asked to read their essay at the District Conference.

    At the District 5520 Conference, all three parts of Rotary Leadership Institute classes will be available.

    At our pancake breakfast, Michelle Frechette, District 5520 Youth Exchange Chair, will set up an RYE information table and answer questions about the Rotary Youth Exchange.

    Please sign up to attend Manzano H.S. Interact Club meetings. Until the Club is up & on its feet and receives its Certificate of Organization from RI, let’s try to attend one of their Wednesday noon meetings. (APS spring break is 3/28 to 4/1)

    On 25 March, 10A-3P, the District 5520 Assembly takes place at the Albuquerque Crowne Plaza hotel.

    District assembly is for ALL Rotarians! To attend, members must register on the District 5520 website www.Rotary5520.org. Member cost is $25.00 which includes lunch. The Foundation dinner at 6PM will cost you another $50.00. For clubs planning to apply for a district grant, training sessions will include training which qualifies clubs to participate in a grant.

    This is the SAME day that our Club will be holding our annual pancake breakfast! Get your tickets from Mollie. She has some flyers for us to post. Every Club member must buy or sell 10 tickets!

    25-31 March is the International Week of Service. Our Club will partner with the ABQ Sunport Optimist Club, to provide the Barrett House Shelter with needed household items. Gail has provided a list of needed items for us to gather and donate during the first week of April.

    There’s a signup sheet from Judy for attendance at the CLNKids fundraiser. In lieu of our 28 March regular meeting, we’ll be attending the AM CLNKids free breakfast. So, you might as well show up.

    ALL members please mark your calendars for Saturday, 1 April, to join our Interact Club members in cleaning up the grounds at Henderson House. This is the beginning of our District grant project. We’ll be meeting at The Event Palace & carpooling so that we can keep the job site address under wraps.

    We have tickets for the District Cruise Raffle. The winner will be rewarded with $2500 cash or cruise certificate. Every District Rotarian is given 10 tickets @ $10 each. Sell or buy whatever you can. The cash will be sent to The Rotary Foundation & will be credited to your EREY account. If the winner is present at the May 6th conference drawing, they’ll receive an additional $500! See Allan to get your tickets. In 3 years, our Club will only be able to receive a grant for ½ of what we “put in” this year!

    The District 5520 Conference is set for May 4 thru 7, 2017 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel. Register for the conference on the District 5520 website.

    At the District Conference, our Club has been assigned to assist with dinner setup decorations. More information will follow from President Karen via Kathy Williams.

    Rotary District 5520 Club members are to attend the District Conference’s Friday, 5 May All Club Luncheon. All Clubs will cancel their usual weekly meeting for that week. This means that attending Club members must register and pay $35.00 for attendance at the All Club Luncheon!

    The 2017 Rotary International Convention will take place in Atlanta, Georgia 10 June thru 14 June, 2017. 

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

    Today’s Program:  Jericho Nursery

    IPP Mary introduced Jennifer Hobson, landscape designer and owner of the Jericho Plant Nursery with her husband, Rick. She spoke about spring planting and native plants.

    Remember that our Club has applied for and received a District Community Grant to work on the Henderson House gardens. Since we do need assistance with garden layout, landscaping and the selection of proper plantings, today’s program speaker’s expertise will be most valuable in our endeavor.

    Today, Jennifer covered many subjects, including the use of mulches and compost, the use of low water plantings, the use of vines at walls/fences – trumpet vines of many colors. Also, try to include valerian, lavender & honeysuckle and remember to amend the soil properly!

    Ms. Hobson also recommended the firm “Anything Sprinkler” to work on the irrigation system. Additionally, for any big tree work, Baca’s Trees, Inc. is the best.

    Did you know that: In NM, you’ve got to water hanging baskets of flowers twice daily?

    When you plant, use 50/50 compost and soil.

    Wait until 1 May to plant some veggies.

    Cut back the trumpet vines once a year. Use a trellis at startup.

    Under big trees, remember to use plants tolerant of shade. Shade plants use more water.

    When you first plant, use compost & water.

    Run the drip system for an hour, 3x per week!

    Run lawn sprinklers 3x per week for 15-20 minutes.

    An extensive Q&A period revealed many gardening tips and Ms. Hobson handed out pamphlets of both “Xeriscaping” and “Rainwater Harvesting”.

    Ms. Hobson’s generosity was evidenced by her offer to donate some maintenance tools to Henderson House, as well as some compost & plants for our project.

    Northeast Store - 6921 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 - 505-508-5059

    Northwest Store - 101 Alameda NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 - 505-899-7555

    www.jerichonursery.com/ 

    Following today’s program, President Karen presented Ms. Hobson with a gift in appreciation of the time she has spent with us.

    Our two thoughts for Today were presented by Libby:

    “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” – Claude Monet

    AND “People ask me what I do in the winter, when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do- I stare out the window and wait for spring.” – Roger Hornsby

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

    Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

    1 Mar-15 Apr  District 5520 Governor’s Blood Drive Challenge

    15 Mar            It’s de Ides !!!!

    17 Mar            St. Patrick’s Day

    20 Mar            First Day of Spring!

    21 Mar            Regular Meeting – The Growing Stage / Childrens Theatre

    22 Mar-5 Apr  RFE visit FROM Oregon & Northern CA. We need host families! See Donna Pedace.

    25 Mar            Our Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Applebee’s

    25 Mar            District Assembly - Albuquerque Crowne Plaza - 1901 University Blvd. NE.

    25-31 Mar       International Week of Service.

    28 Mar            CLN Kids Fundraiser breakfast- 7:30AM – Marriott Pyramid Hotel

    28 Mar            NO REGULAR MEETING TODAY!

    4 April            Regular Meeting – Barrett House

    11 April          Passover

    11 April          Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

    11 April          Regular Meeting -

    16 Apr           Easter

    18 April          Regular Meeting –

    25 April          Regular Meeting -

    29 Apr           Del Sol’s Governors’ Ball @ Isleta- 5:30 to 12 MID. Cowboy Formal - $160 per person.

    2 May            NO Regular Meeting! Instead, we attend the District All Club Luncheon on 5 May.

    5 May            All-Club Luncheon at the District Conference.

    4-7 May         District Conference in ABQ @ ABQ Sheraton Uptown

    9 May            Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    9 May            Regular Meeting –

    11 May          Emily’s group: Free Song & Dance show @ KIMO – 1:30 PM

    14 May          Mother’s Day

    16 May          Regular Meeting -

    23 May          Regular Meeting –

    29 May          Memorial Day

    30 May          Regular Meeting –

    6 June           Regular Meeting –

    6 June           D-Day

    13 June         Board Meeting @ 10:30 AM

    13 June         Regular Meeting -

    10-14 June    R.I. Convention in Atlanta, GA

    18 June         Father’s Day

    20 June         Regular Meeting -

    27 June         Last Regular Meeting of the Rotary Year!

    1 July            The New Rotary Year Begins! 2017-2018 “Rotary: Making a Difference”

    4 July            Independence Day

    16-22 July     RYLA Boys camp

    22-28 July     RYLA Girls camp

    3-15 Aug       Rotary Friendship Exchange TO Oregon – Contact Donna Pedace

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

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

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