Club Happenings



1.  Club Meeting Updates

This past Thursday, we had the pleasure of inducting our newest member, Wayne Yevoli, who was sponsored by Kent Cravens!  We also recognized Bruce Bortner as our latest Del Sol level Mary Martin Fellow, John Heck for receiving his Paul Harris Fellow (+3) pin, and Jennifer Huffaker for getting her blue badge!  And to top it all off, Club Membership Chair Jeff Faulwell led a very informative Club Assembly on Member Retention.  Needless to say, this past week's Club meeting was all about the members!
This week, on Tuesday we'll be back at Nexus Brewery (and on zoom) for our Twilight Meeting, where we'll be reviewing our Club Strategic Plan (what we are focusing on and how we're doing so far) in conjunction with the hot-off-the-presses District Strategic Plan.  On Thursday, our guest presenter will be Larry Kenemore with the Rotary Club of Siloam Springs, Arkansas (Rotary District 6110) as well as the Rotary Action Group for Addiction Prevention.  Larry will talk about the Rotary launch of Project SMART (School Education, Medicine and Drug Disposal, Awareness, Recovery, and Treatment) addressing the opioid crisis and polluted drinking water.

2.  Governors Charity Ball update

As we discussed at the Thursday Club meeting, the Rotary Club of Albuquerque (RCA) Board voted to withdraw from the Governors Charity Ball.  The vote was not a result of the postponement of the Ball or anything related to Rotary Del Sol.  There seemed to be waning interest in the RCA membership, and the Board didn't feel confident that they could commit to the event going forward.  The Rotary Del Sol Board will be discussing this and will vote on how we shall proceed (including how we can support Beds4Kidz and our Del Sol Foundation) at our February 15th Board meeting.  All Club members are welcome to attend.   

3.  Beans and Rice Update 

We have raised more than $2000 for Beans and Rice this year (for Roadrunner Food Bank).  This exceeds our goal of $1800, which was last year's total.  Congratulations, everyone!

4.  Vortex Theatre upcoming play (free tickets!) 

The Vortex Theatre (one of the Don Chalmers Memeorial Grant Recipients) contacted our Club and offered our club members and families complimentary tickets to any Thursday night performance (February 9, 16 or 23 at 7:30pm) of their new play Lava which opens on February 9th as a thank you for our help in launching their literacy theater program - Wrinkle Writing. 
If you would like to come, please contact Club Secretary Meredith (  Let Meredith know how many tickets you would like and which night and she will have them leave your tickets for you at the door.
If enough people want to go on a particular Thursday, maybe we can arrange to meet for dinner beforehand.

5.  Our next "Retro" Meeting is being rescheduled likely to March 30th 

Our next "Retro" meeting, which was originally scheduled for March 2nd, will likely be rescheduled to later in March, likely March 30th.  Shriley Anderson and Steve Reynolds have agreed to host.  More information on the Retro meeting will be coming in the next few weeks.

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

February Birthdays!

James Morrison - February 3rd

Lance Blount - February 10th

Dan Wilkinson - February 15th


February Anniversaries of joining Rotary!

Wayne Yevoli

Scott McLelland

Scott Lardner

Julie Frendle

Dean Constantine

Robert Brown

Don Kaufman

Bruce Shaffer

Kent Cravens

Herman Haase


7. Don Chalmers Memorial Grant applications due by February 29th!

Applications are now open for our next round of Don Chalmers Memorial Grant applications, and they are due by February 29th.  Updated information for this year's grants including the application is available on our Club website home page.  Please consider whom you would nominate and submit an application so we can have ample candidates when we start our vetting process.


Rotary Happenings

February is Peace and Conflict Prevention Resolution Month.    

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.  District Newsletter

Below is a link to the latest hot-off-the-presses 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
Twilight Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Nexus Brewery and Zoom
Feb 07, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Feb 09, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Rotary Del Sol Board Meeting
by Zoom
Feb 15, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Feb 16, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Twilight Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Nexus Brewery and Zoom
Feb 21, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Feb 23, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Klondike Campout (Troop 285 Event)
Mount Taylor
Feb 25, 2023 – Feb 26, 2023
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