Club Happenings



1.  Club Meeting Updates

This past Thursday, our very special guest presenter was Larry Kenemore, member of the Rotary Club of Siloam Springs, Arkansas (Rotary District 6110), and the Rotary Action Group for Addiction Prevention.  Larry spoke to us about Project SMART (School Education, Medicine and Drug Disposal, Awareness, Recovery, and Treatment) addressing the opioid crisis and polluted drinking water.  Several Club members are interested in being part of Project SMART, and we are following up with Larry on what our next steps will be.  Stay tuned for more information on this!
This Thursday, our special guest presenter will be Julius Ntende, Rotarian with the Namugongo Kampala Club in Uganda, and his topic will be:  All that can be done across the world on behalf of communities without a voice...May all our visions exceed the four-way test!
We are also having a Club Board Meeting this Wednesday at 7:00am (by zoom) and all Club Members are welcome to attend as our agenda will include a discussion and vote on next steps regarding the Governors Charity Ball or an alternative fund-raiser.  The Zoom login info is in the event calendar on our Club website.

2. Don Chalmers Memorial Grant applications due by February 29th!

There are only a couple of weeks left to submit applications for the next round of Don Chalmers Memorial Grants.  The information about the grant applications is available on our Club website home page.  Please consider whom you would nominate (including previous Governors Charity Ball nominated charities) and submit an application so we can have ample candidates when we start our vetting process.

3.  "Packathon" Service Project for Haiti 

At this past week's Central Area Presidents' Council meeting, we were informed about this upcoming event, which is for all of our local Rotary Clubs to participate.  If you are interested in registering or donating, please open the QR code above or go to
Please let Club Service Projects Chair, Brent Melville, know if you plan to attend so we can track it as part of our service hours and # of service projects per year goal.

4.  Vortex Theatre upcoming play (free tickets!) 

The Vortex Theatre (one of the Don Chalmers Memeorial Grant Recipients) contacted our Club and offered our club members and families complimentary tickets to any Thursday night performance (February 9, 16 or 23 at 7:30pm) of their new play Lava which opens on February 9th as a thank you for our help in launching their literacy theater program - Wrinkle Writing. 
If you would like to come, please contact Club Secretary Meredith (  Let Meredith know how many tickets you would like and which night and she will have them leave your tickets for you at the door.
If enough people want to go on a particular Thursday, maybe we can arrange to meet for dinner beforehand.

5.  Our next "Retro" Meeting is being rescheduled likely to March 30th 

Our next "Retro" meeting, which was originally scheduled for March 2nd, will likely be rescheduled to later in March, likely March 30th.  Shriley Anderson and Steve Reynolds have agreed to host.  More information on the Retro meeting will be coming in the next few weeks.

6. Upcoming Birthdays and other dates to celebrate, support each other, etc.

February Birthdays!

James Morrison - February 3rd

Lance Blount - February 10th

Dan Wilkinson - February 15th


February Anniversaries of joining Rotary!

Wayne Yevoli

Scott McLelland

Scott Lardner

Julie Frendle

Dean Constantine

Robert Brown

Don Kaufman

Bruce Shaffer

Kent Cravens

Herman Haase


7. Rotary Foundation Banquet on Wednesday, April 26th with special guest presenter (and good friend of our Rotary Club) Rotary Foundation Trustee Greg Podd!

On Wednesday, April 26th, the Albuquerque Rotary Clubs will be hosting a Rotary Foundation banquet with special guest presenter, Past Rotary International Director and current Rotary Foundation Trustee Greg Podd.  We will be recognizing those who have supported the Rotary Foundation, educate those new to Rotary about the work of the Foundation, and celebrate the accomplishments made possible by the Foundation.  Tickets are $40 per person.  For more information, please contact Rotary 5520 District Secretary Donette Wagner (505-269-4634,  Greg is a very good friend of our Club, so let's have a strong turnout for this important event!

Rotary Happenings

February is Peace and Conflict Prevention Resolution Month.    

And here's the theme for this upcoming Rotary year!


District Happenings


1.  District Blood Drive Challenge:

Governor John Drusedum's blood drive challenge has been extended through the end of February.  For more information on the Blood Drive challenge, please contact President Jeff or Club Service Project Chair, Brent Melville. 


2.  District Newsletter

Below is a link to the latest hot-off-the-presses District Newsletter with all the District Happenings.  Please check it out!

Central Area (Albuquerque and surrounding area) Happenings

Please check out the link below for up-to-date happenings in the Central Area of our District (e.g., Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Socorro, etc.)!  There are a number of projects and activities that we can support.
Please feel free to call, text, or e-mail President Jeff (1-505-400-1403, if you have any feedback or suggestions for future Bulletin content or if you have any feedback or questions about any aspect of our Club.


Let's all have a great week in Rotary putting Service above Self!
Upcoming Events
Rotary Del Sol Board Meeting
by Zoom
Feb 15, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Feb 16, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Twilight Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Nexus Brewery and Zoom
Feb 21, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Feb 23, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Klondike Campout (Troop 285 Event)
Mount Taylor
Feb 25, 2023 – Feb 26, 2023
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