Welcome to the Rotary Club of Albuquerque Del Sol!
Welcome. We are a group of active and involved community members with a passion for service and friendship. 
 
We engage in local and international community service projects and raise funds for charities serving children and families throughout the state.  The New Mexico Governors Charity Ball, our annual gala and signature fundraising event, has raised nearly $1 million over the past fifteen years for important causes and deserving beneficiaries.  
 
Del Sol Rotarians work hard and play hard, too.  We welcome you to join us for fellowship, fun and new adventures.
 
Our second ramp pre build and build took place on Thursday and Saturday this week.

Those at the pre build were Greg Hallstrom, Tony Pino, Ed Robertson as well as Doug Rowley, NM Ramps Chairman, and Mr. Reyes with the City of Albuquerque Senior Affairs Department. The pre build took about 3 hours.

The on site ramp build began at 7:00 AM and was finished by 1:00 PM.

Those in attendance were Michael McCaffrey, Dick Wilkinson, Lance Ellis and son Darrin, Brad Sackett and son Scott, Greg Hallstrom, Ed Robertson, Doug Rowley and Mr. Reyes.

This project was a little more involved because an old ramp had to be demolished before we could install a new one.

It was a great day and everyone left the job site with a real sense of accomplishment and thankful that a grandmother’s life was going to improve because of the work.
 

Congratulations to Christine Glidden who was chosen as this quarter's Rotary Del Sol Rotarian of the quarter for her role in spearheading a massive food and supply campaign for the Navajo Nation communities affected by Covid-19.

The project has involved Rotary chapters and other organizations form throughout New Mexico and the United States. She also was instrumental in our district getting a $25,000 grant from Rotary International to help meet the growing needs in the area.

Click here to donate to the Navajo Covid effort

 

n June 25, 2020 Rotary Del Sol held its first Morning Hybrid meeting since in person meetings were suspended because of the Covid-19 Pandemic after the March 12 Meeting.
 
In a hybrid meeting some members attend in person at Jimmy’s Cafe and some attend via ZOOM.
 
President Dave Simon presided over his last meeting as President.  It was a Club Assembly during which the Officers and Directors for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year were Installed.  Donette Wagner, District 5520 Secretary assisted in the Installation.
 
They Officers and Committee Chairs are:
 
President: Ed Robertson
Past President: Dave Simon
Vice President: Herman Haase 
President-Elect: Brad Ekhoff
Secretary: Davis Riordan
Treasurer: John Gordon
Satellite Group Co-Chairs: Jeff Weinrach and Dick Wilkinson
Public Image Committee Chair: Meredith Eisenberg
Membership Committee Chair: Kit Turpen
Service Committee Chair: Chris Van Dyck
Club Administration Chair: Kent Cravens 
Rotary Foundation Chair: Ron Hensley
New Generations Chair: Jeff Faulwell
Governors Ball Chair: Tony Pino
Sgt. At Arms: Mark Abramson
 
On Saturday, May 2, a team of Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Albquerque del Sol completed Phase 1 of a 2020 club service project. The project will plant 50 trees in the International District, a neighborhood in Albuquerque that has seen a decline in its urban tree canopy over the past 20 years. 
 
With outstanding help from the Forestry Division of the City Parks & Recreation Department, the Del Sol Rotarians planted five trees at Mesa Verde Park.  The rest of the trees will be planted around the neighborhood later this year.  The project is funded by a District Grant from Rotary International.  “The true meaning of life is to plant a tree under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”
 
 
 
 
This week, Rotary del Sol began a new club service project to donate food to front line health/medical workers at UNM Hospital and Presbyterian Hospitals (Downtown and Kaseman).  Thank you to our healthcare heroes!  This project is a partnership between RDS and Jimmy’s Cafe and Cinnabon, two restaurants owned by Club member Steve Reynolds.

RDS will donate food to the hospitals on Tuesday and Wednesday each week.  Attached are photos of Club President Dave Simon and Vice-President John Heck making our first deliveries today. 
Meetings

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:00 AM
ZOOM
Online
Albuquerque, NM 87109
United States of America
Alternate Thursdays at 7:00 AM. Meetings are held virtually via ZOOM. Guests are Welcome and a link can be obtained from any Del Sol Member or from the Events Calendar
Satellite Meeting
Rotary Del Sol also offers an evening (Satellite) meeting on Alternate Mondays at 5:30 pm via ZOOM. Guests are Welcome and a link to attend can be obtained from any Satellite Member or from the Events Calendar.
 
 
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