Club Happenings




1.  Club Meeting Updates

What a great Club meeting this past week! Our Rotarian of the Day was one of our newer and already one of our most active members, Wayne Overall!  And our special presenter was Steve Alderete, who is a good friend of a number of our members and who discussed his time in Afghanistan in 2009 with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Steve, you are an excellent role model of "Service Above Self," and would make an outstanding Rotarian!
This week, we will be graced with our 4-way test essay contest winners from Annunciation Catholic School!  Thanks to our awesome Club Youth Programs Chair, Jennifer Huffaker, for working tirelessly to make this happen!
Here is a link to the winning essay!

2.  Ramp Build Saturday, April 15th!

Our next Ramp Build is Saturday, April 15th!  We need 8 volunteers for this build.  Here's the link to register:

3.  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 invite them to speak at future Club meetings about their projects.  

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

We are mourning the recent passing of our dear friend, Past District Governor and Honorary Member, Andy Anderson.  Andy was a member of our club for many years and made significant contributions to our community. His leadership, dedication, and commitment to service will be remembered for many years to come.

We would like to express our condolences to Andy's family and friends during this difficult time. We will miss Andy's passion, his wit, and his ability to inspire us to be better Rotarians.

The memorial service will be later this summer in Indiana where much of Andy's family lives. In the meantime, please join us in extending our deepest sympathies to Andy's family and friends.

You may reach out to his wife, Marleta, also an Honorary member of our club, to express your condolences. Marleta # 505-280-1911 and their address is 310 Camino de Las Huertas, Placitas NM, 87043.



April Birthdates!

April 1 - Jennifer Huffaker

April 1 - David Ring

April 14 - Robert Brown

April 18 - Sara Beltran

April 23 - Cindy Chavez



April Anniversaries of joining our Rotary Club!

Joe Corazzi

Kent Cravens


5. Rotary Fellowships and Rotary Action Groups

Besides all the great activities we do at the Club level, members have the opportunity to join Rotary Fellowships and Rotary Action Groups.  The Fellowships tend to be more social in nature (Golf, Wine, etc.), while the action groups are aligned with Rotary's Areas of Focus and the work we do through the Rotary Foundation (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; Polio Survivors, etc.).  Please consider joining one or more of these groups to add to your Rotary experience:

6. 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, or Fred Bryant (505-280-4118,  Greg is a very good friend of our Club, so let's have a strong turnout for this important event!

7. City-Wide Young Professionals Mixer - All Rotarians are invited!

The Young Professionals of Albuquerque are inviting all members of our Club (and other Clubs) to its upcoming City-Wide Young Professionals Mixer!  It’s an inclusive event where they bring organizations throughout the city together for an evening of celebration, community building and networking with Albuquerque’s most dedicated young professionals.

Where: Revel Entertainment Concert Venue – 4720 Alexander Blvd NE 87107

When: Thursday, April 13 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cost: Free for all attendees!

Perks: The first 150 people to register receive a free ticket for a Teller drink, free food for all attendees

Event links:


Rotary Happenings

April's Rotary Theme is Maternal and Child Health - a perfect alignment with our work in Nepal!    

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


District Happenings


1.  District Conference on April 20-22 in Roswell!

Our annual District Conference ("Imagine the Possibilities") will be in Roswell from April 20-22. 
The Conference kicks off officially with a catered reception inside the UFO Museum ( from 6-8 pm. Re-unite with friends from across our District and make some new ones (maybe some Inter-Galactic ones). There’s the option for a round of golf at the Roswell Country Club Thursday afternoon or Disc Golf at Enchanted Lands park that same afternoon (
Friday events begin with registration at 8 am on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell( in the ITC building and continue through Saturday’s emphases on youth featuring the Youth Exchange Talent Show in the Performing Arts Center following lunch.
A reception for Major Donors and above takes place at 5:30 pm Saturday at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art ( There will be a Cocktail ½ hour at 6 and Conference Banquet (MIB Themed) following. Come in your best MIB attire or alien costume and we’ll have fun while celebrating the accomplishments of our Clubs and District!
Here is a link with more information and to register for the District Conference:

2.  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
Apr 13, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
RDS Ramp Project Installation - April 2023
Recipient’s Residence
Apr 15, 2023
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Twilight Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Nexus Brewery and Zoom
Apr 18, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary Del Sol Board Meeting
by Zoom
Apr 19, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Apr 20, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Apr 27, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
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