This week in Rotary
On November 16 at the Satellite Meeting, Gary White from the Albuquerque Breakfast Lion's Club was the Guest Speaker.  Dick Wilkinson introduced Gary as part of the Satellite Group's series on Service Organizations in the Albuquerque Metro Area,  Gary, who works for the Nw Mexico Boys and Girls Ranchers as a counselor, is familiar with Rotary Del Sol because the Ranches have been the beneficiary of the Governors Charity Ball for New Mexico Children in the past.
Gary told us that Lion's was founded by Melvin Jones in 1917 in Chicago.  Helen Keller challenged Lion's to be "Knights for the Blind" which started Lion's International's focus on sight issues.  
There are 1.4 Million Lion's in 195 countries.  There are 4 Lion's Clubs in Albuquerque and they focus on service especially the New Mexico Eye Bank  and Kids sight.  Specific areas of involvement are:
1.  New Mexico Eye Bank
2.  Adult Literacy
3.  Diabetes
4.  Special Olympics
5.  Leader Dogs.  
We discussed how Del Sol could assist the Lion's in their eye glass collection project.  
Ed Robertson announced that Del Sol has collected enough funds to maintain the Health Care Heroes project through January.  Ron Hensley said the Del Sol face masks have been mailed to members who ordered them.  There are 40 left for members to buy.
RDS Member modeling the Rotary Del Sol Face mask.
Members can buy the masks for $10 for one or $25 for two by sending a Venmo contribution to John Gordon or contacting Ron Hensley.
Christine Glidden has updated us on the Navajo Hope Project:
"On Friday, the Ben E Keith truck met two Navajo trucks and trailers in Jemez to transfer food that was purchased with the Disaster Relief Grant.  Due to the shutdown in NM and the lockdown on the Navajo Nation, we were unable to do our normal work of sorting and bagging the food into family-sized bags. Navajos are strictly prohibited from leaving their homes.   
Our delivery included non-perishable food and fresh produce.  No diapers or other hygiene products as we decided not to go to the store to buy them.  
Some of the food was distributed curbside-style to Navajo cars outside reservation lands.  Saturday and Sunday, food will be distributed house-to-house for those living on reservation land.  
And we arranged for Sean Penn’s organization, CORE, to drop off 200 well-stocked buckets of hygiene products as they have been doing for the past several weeks.  
KAFB and Farmer’s Insurance (thank you, Jeff Faulwell) are joining in to collect jackets and blankets for a. special delivery Dec. 5.  After that date, our funds will be exhausted."
Supplies for the Navajo Nation as part of the Navajo Hope Project.
As The Thanksgiving Holiday approaches let us all be Thankful for our many Blessings and for all the opportunities for Service  we have in these difficult times.  We know that this Thanksgiving will be different than those we knew in the past.  Lets each of us enjoy the Holiday and Be Safe and Be Well.
Lets all have a Great week in Rotary putting Service above Self.
Upcoming Events
RDS Healthcare Heroes Support Project 11/17 - 12/09
Jimmy's Cafe
Nov 17, 2020 8:00 AM –
Dec 09, 2020 9:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Dec 03, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Navajo Hope Project Coat and Blanket Delivery
Dec 05, 2020
Satellite Meeting
Dec 14, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
RDS Board Meeting
Dec 15, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting (Club Assembly) For All Members
Dec 17, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Satellite Meeting
Dec 28, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jan 07, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jan 21, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
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