Club Happenings


1.  Club Meeting Updates

This past week, our special guest presenter was Rhiannon Samuel, who is the Executive Director of NAIOP New Mexico. Its mission is to provide the real estate development industry with a visionary, beneficial and responsive Association, serving developers, owners, investors, and commercial real estate professionals.
Rhiannon's background is impeccable! 16th generation New Mexican, 2021 Woman of Influence, 2019 Albuquerque Business first Forty Under 40 honoree (both before the age of 30!). Rhiannon, you are an inspiration to all of us, and you are welcome back any time!
During the meeting our very own Rotary Wranglers honored our Armed Services for the Memorial Day weekend by playing all four of the songs for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.  Here's the video if you haven't seen it yet:
This week, our Thursday speaker will be Suzie Blake, Development Director of The Grief Center (formerly the Children's Grief Center).

2. Bike Fund-Raiser Update

Above is the flyer for our upcoming bike fund-raiser!  Thanks to Meredith, Christine, and everyone who worked on it!  I'll be sending out a printable version of the flyer later today (Sunday) so you can print it and distribute to friends, family, co-workers, etc.  Our goal is 50 riders, and this is our focus for the next several weeks.

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

We are 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  Some of you have already expressed interest, but please contact Jeff directly so he can make sure that you are added to our trainer roster!

4.  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)
Here's an article about the recipients that appeared in the 5/22 Albuquerque Journal Business Outlook:
Like we did with the first group of grant recipients, we will be inviting them to speak at a Club Meeting in June about their projects.  

5. Liam Mathis is now an Eagle Scout!

Liam Mathis from Boy Scout Troop 285 and who spoke to the Club in March is now an Eagle Scout (Eagle Scout #228 for the Troop)!  Liam gave a great presentation to the Club, and the sky is the limit for him!  Congrats, Liam!


6. Ramp Project Final Report - Summary Report

Greg Hallstrom recently submitted the final report for our District Grant.  Here are the highlights:

Five wheelchair ramps for disabled individuals were constructed.  (2 ramps were planned but material costs came down, so we were able to build 5.)  Some of these ramps required disassembly of old and unsafe ramps, and safe wheelchair ramps were built using the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. 

The individuals for whom we built the ramps can now get in and out of their houses safely as they go to medical appointments and other activities outside the home.  Caregivers are also beneficiaries as they help the people get in and out of their houses safely.  The feelings of isolation and depression are reduced, and individuals are able to interact socially outside the home, which can be a prison at times when one cannot get out.

For the Club, we worked on this project 35 Rotarian volunteer days and a total of 180 volunteer hours!  HUGE congratulations to Greg, Phil, and everyone who worked on the ramp project!




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


Our thoughts and prayers are with Wayne Overall, whose father-in-law passed last week.  Wayne, your Del Sol brothers and sisters are with you and your family during this difficult time.


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
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Jun 01, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Boy Scout Troop 285 High Adventure Trek!
Jun 04, 2023 – Jun 10, 2023
Twilight Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Nexus Brewery and Zoom
Jun 06, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Jun 08, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Jun 15, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
June Freeloaders
Kent and Melanie Cravens' Home
Jun 17, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Twilight Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Nexus Brewery and Zoom
Jun 20, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Jun 22, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
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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