Rotary Del Sol Awards $74,000 to Children's Charities
 
Congratulations to the 2023 Don Chalmers grant recipients.  The Rotary Del Sol Foundation awarded $74,000 to non-profits that serve children in New Mexico at a jam-packed meeting last week.  This year's recipients are:
 
Albuquerque Museum Foundation ($9000)
Beds4Kidz ($19,000)
Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation ($9000)
Global Give-A-Book ($19,000)
New Mexico BioPark Society ($9000)
Talking Talons Youth Leadership ($9000)
 
We'll be hearing from each non-profit throughout the year about how they use the grants. 
Cycling for Cycles
Thank you to everyone who came out and helped with a very successful Cycles for Cycling event.  The club came together to support  Women To Be provide underwear and reusable, washable sanitary pads to give girls what they need each month to stay in school and get an education. These pads last three years.  Girls receive a reproductive health class to teach them how their bodies work and what to expect in marital intimacy.

Thank you to our sponsors Crystal Clear Maintenance, Wellcare, Tutor Doctor, City of Albuquerque, Fat Tire, and Cyclebar. Thanks to Jimmy's and Donut Mart for food donations.  

Last week's meeting was standing room only.  Not only did we award the Don Chalmers grants - we also heard from Kurt Walters who shared highlights from his 500 mile walk through France, Spain and Portugal on the Camino de Santiago. 

Rick Akins

Past District Governor and RDS Honorary Member Rick Akins was admitted to Sandoval Regional Medical Center today for what seems to be cancer in his liver. He will be at Sandoval until early this upcoming week and then transferred to the UNM Cancer Center.  We’ll keep you updated.
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Jul 18, 2023
 
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Jul 20, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
Twilight Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Nexus Brewery and Zoom
Jul 25, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
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At Our Next Meeting...
Jul 20, 2023

At our next meeting we'll be learning about Rock Steady Boxing, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum.

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Birthdays & Rotary Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Michael McCaffrey
July 3
 
Christine Glidden
July 6
 
Join Date
Dave Ring
July 1, 1980
43 years
 
Mark Abramson
July 1, 2006
17 years
 
Michele Wallace
July 1, 2011
12 years
 
Brent Melville
July 2, 2016
7 years
 
Vicki Turpen
July 7, 2011
12 years
 
Greg Hallstrom
July 23, 2015
8 years
 
Brad Ekhoff
July 28, 2016
7 years
 
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