Club Happenings


1.  Club Meeting Updates

This past Thursday, our very special guest presenter was Wyatt Powers who spoke about Generational Marketing.  Wyatt is 20 years old and is making presentations through Toastmasters, and we were his first audience!  Wyatt did a fantastic job.  And our Rotarian of the Day and who gave one of the most emotional and moving stories that we have heard recently was John Garcia! Thank you, Wyatt and John, for providing us with an excellent program!!!
This Tuesday for our Twilight Meeting (zoom only - Nexus has another group renting our space), our special guest presenter will be our Rotary District Membership Chair, Willis Scharmer.  And this Thursday, our special guest presenter will be Charlene Bell Dietz, Author of "Spinster, the Rebel and the Governor."
We are now blessed to have our Sergeant-at-Arms back to reign in on Club meeting shenanigans!  Standard fines would include lack of Rotary pins and badges for those members in person and some type of Rotary representation (e.g., Rotary background, Rotary gear) for those members on Zoom.  A reminder that fines and fun are not mutually exclusive!

2.  Club Strengths and Improvement Opportunities

If you were unable to attend the recent Club Assembly on what the Club is doing well and what we can do to improve, or if you hadn't heard the recorded version yet, here is a link to the recording.  We will be discussing these opportunities and specifically how we will address them at our next Club Board Meeting this Wednesday.
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3.  Beans and Rice Reminder!

We are still raising money for Beans and Rice.  If you want to make a donation, you can use Venmo (make payment to HermanHaase@RotaryDelSol30 with the caption "Beans and Rice 2023"), call Treasurer Herman at 1-815-483-8630 to use a credit card, or mail your donation to the Rotary Club of Albuquerque Del Sol, PO Box 93578, Albuquerque, NM  87199-3578.  We have had this partnership with the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico for many years, and it is one of most important fundraisers.   

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

January Birthdays!

Doreen Kelsey - January 16th

Kent Cravens - January 25th

Greg Hallstrom - January 26th

Brent Melville - January 27th

Lance Ellis - January 31st


5. Don Chalmers Memorial Grant

Even though we are in full Governors Charity Ball mode, there's no time like the present to be thinking about recipients for next year's Don Chalmers Memorial Grants!  Updated information for next year's grants is available on our Club website home page.  Please consider whom you would nominate so we can have ample candidates when we start our vetting process.

Rotary Happenings

January is Vocational Service Month.  Activities such as the "Retro" Meeting that we had earlier this year and will have again later this year is just one example of our focus on Vocational Service.  Thanks to our Vocational Service Coordinator, Bruce Bortner; and more Vocational Service activities are on the way!  

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.  Rotary Leadership Institute

The next session of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) will be January 28, 2023 on zoom.  If you are interested in learning more about Rotary and/or if you are interested in getting into Rotary Leadership, the RLI has the best offerings within Rotary International.  Many of our members have been through RLI and now serve as instructors/facilitators. Don't miss out on this great opportunity.  And as per Rotary Foundation Donations Chair Mark Abramson, we'll be giving Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions to those members who attend and graduate RLI!  Here is the link to register (you will need to login to register - contact President Jeff or Secretary Meredith if you're having issues with your login):

3.  District Empowering Girls Conference!

On Saturday, January 21st, our District will be putting on a very special online event about empowering girls, which is one of RI President Jennifer Jones key initiatives. The workshop will include sessions by experts (including our very own Christine Glidden!) on what is holding our girls back in New Mexico and West Texas, and what we can do about it.  Please consider attending this very important event.  Here is a link to register:

4.  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
Del Sol Foundation Board Meeting
Brian Fisher's Office
Jan 16, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Twilight Meeting for All Rotarians - Zoom Only!
Zoom Only - No Nexus Brewery!
Jan 17, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary Del Sol Board Meeting
by Zoom
Jan 18, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Jan 19, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Jan 26, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Klondike Campout (Troop 285 Event)
Mount Taylor
Feb 18, 2023 – Feb 19, 2023
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