This week in Rotary
On September 7 at the Satellite Meeting held via ZOOM, Johrita Solari,  RI Vice President and Zone Director was the guest speaker.  Ms. Solari works for Solari Enterprises in Alameda, California in the property management  field.  Johrita has had extensive experience as a Rotarian, including being Club President of her Rotary Club, District Governor for District 5320 and now Vice President and Zone Director.  
In her spare time Johrita is a scuba diver.  Her talk was was "Rotary is an Opportunity for Service."  She said in these difficult times Rotarians need to "think outside the box"  to think of creative ways to put "service above self".  Johrita said in these times we need to reinvent ourselves and our businesses.  We cannot keep doing the same old things in the same old way.  Johrita was a very inspiring speaker.  She reminded us that in two years Rotary International will have the first woman President, Jennifer Jones.  
Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00AM will be the Rotary Del Sol Board Meeting held via ZOOM.  Club Secretary Davis Riordan has sent out a link to Board Members.  Any member who wants to attend is welcome and should contact Davis for the link. 
Thursday, September 17, the Morning Meeting for all  Del Sol Rotarians will be held via ZOOM at 7:00AM.  A link will be sent out to all members. Speaker will be Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy M. Bearce.
Rotarians did outstanding work last Tuesday! As part of the Navajo Hope Project.   450lbs of flour, beans, and rice were scooped out of 50lb bags and ‘zipped and locked’ into gallon size bags. 
On Thursday, we had crew of KAFB Airmen and Del Sol Rotarians and spouses place each of the bags along with canned fruit/veggies, canned meats, boxes of oatmeal, boxes of packaged meals, jars of peanut butter, boxes of snack bars, and packs of tortillas into 120+ larger bags for family delivery. We also packed 100+ bags of fresh produce so the families could enjoy their own soups and fruit snacks. Few families have seen fresh food recently. Each of the 200+ bags weighed 25-35lbs. 
Friday, with a third group, we loaded all these supplies onto 3 trucks and 2 commercial grade trailers along with 150 packages of bottled watered and several hundred diapers. All this was and driven out to Huerfano and Long Valley by Councilman Freeland and  President Woody. 
The last of the supplies that include dog food, washable menstrual kits, and 100 more boxes of fresh produce were driven out by Aly Bitsui, Adam, and I (Christine Glidden) on Saturday. It was an 11hr day made shorter by the presence of the Princess of the Easter Navajo Nation in her turquoise jewelry and silver crown. She is studying criminal justice at San Juan College. 
It’s A LOT of work with over 100 volunteer hours clocked in, plus 40hrs in purchasing goods, organizing, recruiting volunteers, tracking lists, and communicating with our Navajo partners. And we’re back at it again this week! 

Rotarians  and Navajo Friends during this weeks Navajo Hope delivery.
Rotarians loading bags of flower and beans as part of this weeks Navajo Hope Project
Lets all have a Great week in Rotary putting Service above Self.
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