This week in Rotary
On September 3 at the Regular Morning Meeting Mark Freeland, Councilman for the Navajo Nation was the guest speaker.  Mark is the leader of 8 Navajo Chapters and works with the Chapter Presidents.  His Chapters are in SanJuan and Mc Kinley Counties. The Navajo  Nation consists of chapters in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.  Population totals 175,000 people. Mark's area of responsibility goes  from Standing Rock to Nageezhi which is 165 miles.  
Mark described Navajo Government.  He works with tribal leaders and with Federal Government legislators. 
Mark described the problems the Navajo Nation faces with the Covid-19 Pandemic.  In Standing Rock there are 65 homes with no running water.  Much of the increase in cases on the Navajo nation are as a result of multigenerational living with 3 generations living in the same home.  When young people go to work in cities such as Phoenix they often bring the virus home even though they may be asymptomatic.
So far on the Navajo Nation over 96000 people have been tested.  The Indian Health Service provides health care to the Navajo Nation. Many of Mark's Chapters have been particularly hard hit by the Covid-19 Virus.  For example in Ship Rock there have been 1501 cases.  Mark thanked the Albuquerque Rotary Clubs for their assistance.
Tomorrow, Labor Day there will be a Satellite Meeting for all Rotarians at 5:30 PM via ZOOM.  Guest Speaker will be our Zone Director, Johrita Solari.  Please try to attend as this will be an important presentation.
On September 12 the Tree Planting Project will occur.  Mayor Tim Keller will attend starting at 8:30 and the tree planting itself will strata 9:00 A.M.  More volunteers are needed to help with tis project which is our District Grant Project from last year.  Please sign up in the Events Calendar.
On September 11 Project Hope will travel to the Jemez Pueblo to make deliveries of much needed supplies. 
Project Hope now delivers fresh produce which is needed by the members of the Navajo Nation.
On September 19, Project Hope travels to Standing Rock.  
Rotarians led by Del Sol's Christine Glidden packing supplies to deliver as  part of Project Hope.
Health Care Heroes still needs drivers for delivery.  Please sign up on the Events Calendar or contact Chris Van Dyck
Coming up on October 24 is the Clay Shoot.  Bobbi Wallace is Chair of that event.  Signups will be available on the Events Calendar.  
Lets all have a Great week in Rotary putting Service above Self.
Upcoming Events
RDS Navajo Hope Project Drivers
Albuquerque Collective
Aug 21, 2020 5:00 PM –
Sep 26, 2020 1:00 PM
RDS Healthcare Heroes Support Project 8/25 - 9/16
Jimmy's Cafe
Aug 25, 2020 8:00 AM –
Sep 16, 2020 9:00 AM
Satellite Meeting for All Rotarians
Sep 07, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Tree Planting
120 Mesilla Street NE
Sep 12, 2020
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
RDS Board Meeting
Sep 15, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Rotarians
Sep 17, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Satellite Meeting
Sep 21, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Morning Meeting for All Rotarians
Oct 01, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
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