Sylvia Maser and Linda Vega from Global Give A Book

Giving Children The Gift of Literacy

This week we heard from Sylvia Maser and Linda Vega from the Global Give A Book program. 
The state of New Mexico has the lowest literacy rate in the country.  Global Give A Book helps solve that problem be giving kids high quality Calidcott award books as part of their food pantry visits.  Rotary Del Sol supported Global Give A Book this year through the Don Chalmers grant program.

Consider Giving to the Rotary Del Sol Foundation

Herman reminded us to consider giving to the Rotary Del Sol Foundation this year to continue to support our work in the community.  Members over 70 can reach out to their investment company to donate as a Required Minimum Distribution and save on taxes.
Mentors Needed 
We are re-starting our mentor program.  This is a great way to get involved in the club and meet new people (since you can't mentor someone you sponsored).  Help our new members succeed.  Contact Jeff Weinrach if you are interested in participating.

Project SMART
Want to be part of a multi-disciplinary Rotary effort to end addiction?  Consider becoming a trainer for Rotary-based Project Smart.  Contact Dan Wilkinson for more information.
Be A Secret Santa for Foster Children
It's that time again!  Heart Gallery is asking you once again to be a ‘Holiday Helper’ for New Mexico’s foster youth.  This is their 12th year of Operation Secret Santa!  The first year they were able to provide Christmas for around 60 youth and since that first year they have grown to be able to provide Christmas for over 280 youth.  This is an incredible accomplishment all because of you, our 'Holiday Helpers'.  Heart Gallery is asking Rotary Del Sol once again to open your heart and be a Secret Santa for one or more of New Mexico’s foster youth.  Please consider participating, they are trying to get all gifts accounted for by December 01, 2023!
Beans and Rice
There is a severe food crisis in New Mexico this year.  We are collecting beans and rice (or donations) to benefit the Roadrunner Food Bank through the end of the month.  Contact Kit Turpin to donate.
Upcoming Events
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Nov 16, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Rotary Freeloaders Christmas Party
Dec 09, 2023
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At Our Next Meeting...
Nov 16, 2023
Meals on Wheels of New Mexico

Brittany Yazzie, the route coordinator for Meals on Wheels will share the impact of our club's long term involvement.

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Birthdays & Rotary Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bruce Bortner
November 11
Julie Frendle
November 13
Brian Fisher
November 16
Brad Ekhoff
November 18
Davis Riordan
November 23
Phil DeBerardinis
November 28
Join Date
Aprilyn Chavez Geissler
November 12, 2020
3 years
Tony Pino
November 13, 2003
20 years
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Riding to End Polio
Please considering supporting Mitch Selking, who will be riding in the Tour de Tuscon as a fund-raiser for polio eradication. 

A sponsorship here will count towards this year's club goal related to donations to Polio Plus, and it will also be counted towards your Rotary giving History. 

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