Club Happenings


1.  Club Meeting Updates

This past week, we had a very important and timely Club Assembly led by incoming President Davis Riordan focused on approval from our membership for our incoming Board (all Board members were approved unanimously!) and discussing our financial sustainability plan.  The discussion was very helpful, and discussions will continue over the coming weeks in preparation for our new Rotary year starting July 1st.  And our Rotarian of the Day was our outstanding Club Membership Committee Chair, Jeff Faulwell!
This week, our very special guest presenter on Thursday morning will be a great friend of our Club and member of Albuquerque Del Norte, Jim Quick, who is the President of the New Mexico Chapter of Folds of Honor! 
Here's a link to its website for more info:

2. RYLA Camper for this year!

Thanks in large part to the dedicated effort of Club New Generations/Youth Programs Committee Chair, Jennifer Huffaker, we'll be sending Juliana Wardroup-Sanchez to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) camp this year!  We can't wait to hear from Juliana about what her experience was like!  Due to the pandemic, RYLA camp was not being held the last few years, and it's great to see that it's back up and running.  It's one of the most important Rotary programs that we can support each year! 

3. End-of-Year Freeloaders this Saturday!

Our end-of-year Freeloaders bash will be Saturday, June 17th at Kent and Melanie Cravens' home.  Along with the typical shenanigans, we'll be presenting Club Awards and Recognitions along with inducting President Davis and the incoming Club Board.  If you intend on coming to the Freeloaders, please contact Kent ( to let Kent and Melanie know what food item you will be bringing.  They will be taking care of the main course.
Please use the link below to register for the event (and please include guests):


4. Bike Fund-Raiser Update

We're still looking for riders for our Cycling for Cycles fund-raiser.  Please consider registering through the website (, and also spread the word including through the brochures (Brad sent brochures out to everyone by e-mail in late May) and also the video below. 

5.  Project SMART "Train the Trainer" for Naloxone Class!

We are also looking for volunteers to be part of our upcoming Project SMART (School Education, Medicine and Drug Disposal, Awareness, Recovery, and Treatment) "Train the Trainer" Naloxone class for 20 to 25 people (they do not need to be Rotarians). If you are interested in being one of our trainers for this roll-out, please contact President Jeff at 1-505-400-1403 or  

6.  Don Chalmers Memorial Grant Recipients!

Congratulations to this year's Don Chalmers Memorial Grant Recipients!  
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)
Like we did with the first group of grant recipients, we will be inviting them to a Club Meeting as soon as possible to give them their checks, and we'll be inviting each charity to speak at an upcoming Club Meeting about their project.  

7. Ramp Project Final Report - Summary Report

Greg Hallstrom recently submitted the final report for our District Grant.  Here are the highlights:

Five wheelchair ramps for disabled individuals were constructed.  (2 ramps were planned but material costs came down, so we were able to build 5.)  Some of these ramps required disassembly of old and unsafe ramps, and safe wheelchair ramps were built using the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. 

The individuals for whom we built the ramps can now get in and out of their houses safely as they go to medical appointments and other activities outside the home.  Caregivers are also beneficiaries as they help the people get in and out of their houses safely.  The feelings of isolation and depression are reduced, and individuals are able to interact socially outside the home, which can be a prison at times when one cannot get out.

For the Club, we worked on this project 35 Rotarian volunteer days and a total of 180 volunteer hours!  HUGE congratulations to Greg, Phil, and everyone who worked on the ramp project!




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


Our thoughts and prayers are with Wayne Overall, whose father-in-law passed last week.  Wayne, your Del Sol brothers and sisters are with you and your family during this difficult time.


June Birthdates!

June 16 - Meredith Eisenberg

June 17 - Ron Hensley

June 28 - Mike Kull


June Anniversaries of joining our Rotary Club!

Bruce Bortner

Dr. Mark Kropp

Tim Parker

Dave Ring

Tom Wallis



Rotary Happenings

June's Rotary Theme is Rotary Fellowships Month.  If you haven't done so yet, please consider joining a Rotary Fellowship.  They are awesome!  I'm a proud member of the Beard and Moustache Fellowship!

Here is a link to all the current Rotary Fellowships you can join:


Rotary Fellowships | Rotary International



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


District Happenings


1.  District Newsletter

Below is a link to the latest 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
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Jun 15, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
June Freeloaders
Kent and Melanie Cravens' Home
Jun 17, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Twilight Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Nexus Brewery and Zoom
Jun 20, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary Del Sol Board Meeting
by Zoom
Jun 21, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Jun 22, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Jun 29, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Cub Scout Pack 442 Summer Overnight
Jul 07, 2023 – Jul 09, 2023
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