Club Happenings


1.  Club Meeting Updates

This past week, we had an end-of-year celebration at our Tuesday Twilight Meeting at Nexus Brewery; and, on Thursday, we conducted a Club Assembly that included Member Recognitions and a discussion of our budget for the next Rotary year (starting July 1st).  Our Rotarian of the Year was our Club Membership Chair, Jeff Faulwell, who introduced new membership categories (Young Professionals Membership, Corporate Membership, and Spousal Membership) that will provide new opportunities to recruit and develop more outstanding Rotarians now and for years to come!  Congratulations, Jeff!
This week, our program will be about Tree New Mexico, whose mission is to help communities plant and care for trees in urban areas - large and small - throughout the Land of Enchantment.

2. Bike Fund-Raiser Update - Walkers can join us!

This week, we were given the green light to have walkers join bicycle riders for our fund-raiser!  If you have not yet done so, please consider registering through the website (, and also spread the word including through the brochures and also the video below. 

3. Gratitude to Vicki Turpen from Byron Zahm and Tutor Doctor!

Over a period of 6 months, Vicki Turpen has committed over 35 hours of dedicated tutoring support to a client of Tutor Doctor (Byron's non-profit) from the NM Commission for the Blind.

Vicki has capably supported our client with her GED/HISET aspirations. One of the challenges has been this clients' specific learning accommodations, which Vicki has carefully and successfully navigated. In the process Vicki has built a valued and trusted friendship.

To date, our client has successfully passed her Reading, Math and Writing HISET test segments.  In the coming months we will be supporting her with the successful completion of her Social Studies, Science sections with accommodations.

Thank you, Vicki, for being such a faithful servant. From myself and Tutor Doctor, thank you for your generous, dedicated and compassionate support. And Thank You, fellow Del Sol Rotarians, for the vision you share in supporting our community.


4. Another Successful Ramp Build!

Thanks to all who participated in the Ramp Build yesterday!!!

5. RYLA Camper for this year!

Thanks in large part to the dedicated effort of Club New Generations/Youth Programs Committee Chair, Jennifer Huffaker, we'll be sending Juliana Wardroup-Sanchez to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) camp this year!  We can't wait to hear from Juliana about what her experience was like!  Due to the pandemic, RYLA camp was not being held the last few years, and it's great to see that it's back up and running.  It's one of the most important Rotary programs that we can support each year! 

6.  Project SMART "Train the Trainer" for Naloxone Class!

We are also looking for volunteers to be part of our upcoming Project SMART (School Education, Medicine and Drug Disposal, Awareness, Recovery, and Treatment) "Train the Trainer" Naloxone class for 20 to 25 people (they do not need to be Rotarians). If you are interested in being one of our trainers for this roll-out, please contact President Jeff at 1-505-400-1403 or  

7.  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 be inviting them to a Club Meeting as soon as possible to give them their checks, and we'll be inviting each charity to speak at an upcoming Club Meeting about their project.  

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


June Birthdates!

June 16 - Meredith Eisenberg

June 17 - Ron Hensley

June 28 - Mike Kull


June Anniversaries of joining our Rotary Club!

Bruce Bortner

Dr. Mark Kropp

Tim Parker

Dave Ring

Tom Wallis



Rotary Happenings

June's Rotary Theme is Rotary Fellowships Month.  If you haven't done so yet, please consider joining a Rotary Fellowship.  They are awesome!  I'm a proud member of the Beard and Moustache Fellowship!

Here is a link to all the current Rotary Fellowships you can join:


Rotary Fellowships | Rotary International



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


District Happenings


1.  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
Ramp Building Fun 6/24 10 AM
Home of Garbriella Garcia
Jun 24, 2023
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Ramp Building Fun 6/24 8AM
Home of Garbriella Garcia
Jun 24, 2023
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Jun 29, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Cub Scout Pack 442 Summer Overnight
Jul 07, 2023 – Jul 09, 2023
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