Club Happenings



1.  Club Meeting Updates

At this past Thursday's Club Meeting, our special guest presenter was Eagle Scout Liam Mathis with our chartered Boy Scout Troop 285!  Liam was awesome, and we look forward to hearing more from him and the other scouts of Troop 285 in the near future!  Our Rotarian of the Day was Ted Schmidt, and we inducted our newest member, Hannah Faulwell!  All in all, a wonderful Club meeting!
This Tuesday at our Twilight Meeting, President Jeff will conduct a training demo on how to navigate our key websites including our Club website, District website, and Rotary International.  All Club members are welcome to attend!
And on Thursday, our special guest presenter will be Janeth Pena, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at Sandia Biotech!

2.  RoadRunner Food Bank Service Event on March 18th

On March 18th from 8:00am to 11:00am, we'll be having a service project at RoadRunner Food Bank helping to sort and package food for distribution to hungry families.  Chris Van Dyck has posted this project on our Club website with an online registration in case you are not at Jimmy's Cafe on Thursdays to register there.  We need 15 volunteers, and all the volunteers will be working together on the same tasks in the same area.  We raised over $2000 this year to support the RoadRunner Food Bank, and this service project will serve as fitting closure to our support this Rotary year.  Please consider supporting a great partner of our Club!

3.  "Packathon" Service Project for Haiti 

Also, on March 18th, there will be a "Packathon" for Haiti with the Albuquerque Rotary Clubs.  Since we have our service project with RoadRunner Food Bank at the same time, instead of going to the Packathon, you can support it financially by going to the website below.

4.  Update on Project SMART: 

We have five Club Members rarin' to go with Project SMART (addressing the opioid crisis and polluted drinking water) and we will get started as soon as possible.
Thanks to Dean Constantine, Kit Turpen, Dan Wilkinson, and President-Elect Davis Riordan who will be joining President Jeff in this endeavor.  More to come next week!

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

Our next "Retro" meeting will be on March 30th.  More information on the Retro meeting including registration for the different host locations will be coming in the next few weeks.

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


March Birthdates!

March 3 - Jacqueline Hockey

March 9 - Ted Schmidt

March 22 - Herman Haase

March 24 - Willie Edwards

March 28 - Shirley Anderson

March 28 - Dacia Card

March 28 - Dave Simon

March 31 - Aprilyn Chavez Geissler


March Anniversaries of joining our Rotary Club!

Marleta Anderson

James Morrison

Dan Wilkinson

Hannah Faulwell!


7. Rotary Foundation Banquet on Wednesday, April 26th with special guest presenter (and good friend of our Rotary Club) Rotary Foundation Trustee Greg Podd!

On Wednesday, April 26th, the Albuquerque Rotary Clubs will be hosting a Rotary Foundation banquet with special guest presenter, Past Rotary International Director and current Rotary Foundation Trustee Greg Podd.  We will be recognizing those who have supported the Rotary Foundation, educate those new to Rotary about the work of the Foundation, and celebrate the accomplishments made possible by the Foundation.  Tickets are $40 per person.  For more information, please contact Rotary 5520 District Secretary Donette Wagner (505-269-4634, or Fred Bryant (505-280-4118,  Greg is a very good friend of our Club, so let's have a strong turnout for this important event!

8. City-Wide Young Professionals Mixer - All Rotarians are invited!

The Young Professionals of Albuquerque are inviting all members of our Club (and other Clubs) to its upcoming City-Wide Young Professionals Mixer!  It’s an inclusive event where they bring organizations throughout the city together for an evening of celebration, community building and networking with Albuquerque’s most dedicated young professionals.

Where: Revel Entertainment Concert Venue – 4720 Alexander Blvd NE 87107

When: Thursday, April 13 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cost: Free for all attendees!

Perks: The first 150 people to register receive a free ticket for a Teller drink, free food for all attendees

Event links:


Rotary Happenings

March is Water and Sanitation Month.  Project SMART will be the latest example of our Club's support of water and sanitation initiatives.    

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


District Happenings


1.  District Grant Training in March and April - required for our District and Global Grants

Starting March 21st and running through early April, Rotary District 5520 will be putting on Foundation Grant Training, which is a requirement for any Club to participate in grants next Rotary year (at least two members of the Club need to attend one of the trainings to be eligible).  Here is a link to the District website if you want to register for one of the training sessions:

2.  District Conference on April 20-22 in Roswell!

Our annual District Conference ("Imagine the Possibilities") will be in Roswell from April 20-22. 
The Conference kicks off officially with a catered reception inside the UFO Museum ( from 6-8 pm. Re-unite with friends from across our District and make some new ones (maybe some Inter-Galactic ones). There’s the option for a round of golf at the Roswell Country Club Thursday afternoon or Disc Golf at Enchanted Lands park that same afternoon (
Friday events begin with registration at 8 am on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell( in the ITC building and continue through Saturday’s emphases on youth featuring the Youth Exchange Talent Show in the Performing Arts Center following lunch.
A reception for Major Donors and above takes place at 5:30 pm Saturday at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art ( There will be a Cocktail ½ hour at 6 and Conference Banquet (MIB Themed) following. Come in your best MIB attire or alien costume and we’ll have fun while celebrating the accomplishments of our Clubs and District!
Here is a link with more information and to register for the Conference:

2.  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
Boy Scout Troop 285 Court of Honor
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Mar 06, 2023
Twilight Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Nexus Brewery and Zoom
Mar 07, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Mar 09, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
RDS Ramp Project Installation - March 2023
Recipient’s Residence
Mar 11, 2023
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Mar 16, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Road Runner Food Bank Service Event
RRFB Warehouse
Mar 18, 2023
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Twilight Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Nexus Brewery and Zoom
Mar 21, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary Del Sol Board Meeting
by Zoom
Mar 22, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Mar 23, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Mar 30, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
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