This week in Rotary
On July 9 RDS held its first morning meeting of the 2020-2021 Rotary year.  Ed Robertson, new President,  presided over a Hybrid Meeting where some members attended in person at Jimmy's Cafe and some attended via ZOOM. The meeting was a great success and it was hoped to continue this format for the foreseeable future.  However, later that day Governor Michele Lujan-Grisham announced a suspension of inside dining at New Mexico restaurants effective July 13, 2020 so for the near future all RDS meetings will be via ZOOM.
John Garcia, Executive Director of the Central New Mexico Homebuilders Association was the speaker.  He discussed the status of the home building business in the Albuquerque area in light of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 Pandemic..  While acknowledging the challenges he said that homebuilding is proceeding at  a brisk pace in the area.  
John said that the supply of houses is very low and the demand is very high so that in spite of the Covid-19 challenges construction trade personnel are quite busy.  This was a ray of sunshine in the otherwise distressing economic news causes by Covid-19. 
Governors Ball--Tony Pino, Governors Ball Chair informed the Club that the Governors Ball has been rescheduled to April 24, 2021 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.  
Another bright spot in the meeting was the induction of Mike Mc Caffrey as our first new member of the new Rotary Year. Mike is a transferee from Rotary Club of Simi Valley Sunrise in California.  He is Past President of that Club.  
Membership Chair Kit Turpen and Members of the Membership Committee inducting Mike Mc Caffrey as the newest RDS Member.
Tomorrow at 5:30 pm, there will be a Satellite Meeting for all members via ZOOM presided over by Satellite Co-Chair Jeff Weinrach.  Speaker will be PDG and Honorary Del Sol Member Tim Parker.  He will be speaking on the District 5520 Human Trafficking Initiative.  This meeting will be all ZOOM.  Tim requests that we all watch the video about the Trafficking Initiative prior to the meeting.  The link to the video which was in Jeff's notice about the meeting is https://youtube/GNhZYomF5-4.
The Navajo Hope Donations Project and the Healthcare Heros project are ongoing.  
Lets all have a Great week in Rotary putting Service above Self.
Upcoming Events
RDS Navajo Hope Project Donations
The Albuquerque Collective
Jun 13, 2020 10:00 AM –
Aug 30, 2020 3:00 PM
RDS Healthcare Heroes Support Project 6/23 - 7/15
Jimmy's Cafe
Jun 23, 2020 8:00 AM –
Jul 15, 2020 9:00 AM
Satellite Meeting for All Members
Nexus Brewery and Zoom
Jul 13, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
RDS Board Meeting
Jul 21, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Members
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Jul 23, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Satellite Meeting for All Members
Nexus Brewery and Zoom
Jul 27, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
New Mexico Governors Charity Ball
Sandia Resort and Casino
Aug 08, 2020
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