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Your Rotary Reminder

Monday, April 1, 2024

join us sheraton uptown

Sheraton UPTOWN Hotel

2600 Louisiana Blvd NE (@ Menaul Blvd)

Monday's Lunch Program

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April 1, 2024

Alina Gabryszewsky-Kukawa 

Prepping us for the next eclipse on April 8

Alina Gabryszewska-Kukawa holds a master's degree in physics with a specialization in astronomy from A. Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. 

Her professional journey took her to the United States where she immigrated in 2005. In the U.S., she initially taught at Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro, Georgia. Later, she transitioned to Delta State University (DSU), where she achieved the title of Associate Professor in Physics and Astronomy.

Currently, Alina Gabryszewska-Kukawa serves as a lecturer at several educational institutions in New Mexico

Alina Kukawa full CV

Monday, April 1 Committee meetings:


Other meetings next week (April 1 - 5)


every Thurs: RCA Fellowship Breakfast

7:15am @ Wecks on PDN


This week's Birthdays

April 1 - 7

BOB Haladay

STEVE Rogers

STAN Bolton

Next Monday's Program

April 8, 2024 

Shery Welsh, SES, PhD


Directed Energy Directorate

Air Force Research Laboratory 

Dr. Shery Welsh, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Directed Energy Directorate Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. She leads the Department of the Air Force's Center of Expertise for directed energy and optical technologies and oversees development and technology transitions in four core technical competencies: laser systems, high power electromagnetics, weapons modeling and simulation, and directed energy and electro-optics for space superiority.

Monday, April 8 Committee meetings:


Other meetings next week (April 8-12)


every Thurs: RCA Fellowship Breakfast
7:15am @ Wecks on PDN

Get your application in today!

high school Junior

boys & girls

free 1 week summer camp

no relation to a Rotarian is needed!

Our Club contributed towards a global grant in Vapi India

PP Mark Goodman will tell us more in a week or so

Thank you to our ISC ("International Services Cte"

they allotted some of their limited budget to this project

Congratulations Bert!

ABQBizFirst annual philanthropy award 

Presentation made on Thurs, Mar 21

Bert abq first award
bert award with family


April Programs

April 15, 2024 

Vocational Visits

Sign Up Sheets will be out on Monday!

Verus Research - Manzano Mountain Retreat - Parnall Law Firm - BeeHive Homes - Allaso Titan Development - Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry - Explora

No lunch program that day at the Sheraton Hotel.

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April 22, 2024 

Carolyn Fittipaldi 

The Education Trust Board of New Mexico – The Education Plan & Scholar’s Edge 529 Education Savings Plans

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Explora is honored to be recognized at CNM's 25th Annual New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards, presented by CNM, in the category of Excellence in Ethical Practice by a Non-Profit Organization.

The New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards highlights those entities that exhibit "ethical practices in operation, management, personal philosophy, and response to challenges," according to ethicsinbusinessnm.com.

We are so proud to be a values-based organization, with a set of Core Values written by our staff annually.


If you'd like to join the celebration on April 25, 2024 at Sandia Resort and Casino to honor Explora and all of the 2024 award recipients, please reserve your tickets HERE.

Congratulations to RCA Rotarians

Joe Hastings & Kristin Leigh, Co-Directors

3-26-seed sheets

Saturday, April 27

RCA's annual

Children's Seed Festival

in RCA's Children's Fantasy Garden

at ABQ BioPark

Sign up sheets at Monday's Rotary

or click image

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Need a RCA shirt $15

Our Club's Seed Festival volunteer project coming up on Sat April 27

In stock:

1 large

3 of XL

2 of XXL

1 of 3X

Email Ann (asinger@rotaryabq.org) and I'll bring it to Rotary on Monday!

District 5520 Announces the

2024 PDGs Dick Jones/Rick Akins

New Generations Award


application information for the 2024 PDGs Dick Jones/Rick Akins New Generations Award. Nominations must be submitted to me, District Governor Nominee Designate Jeff Weinrach (jweinrach5520@nmia.com), no later than Friday evening, March 29th. The winner will be recognized at the District Conference in Las Cruces.


Rotary Educational Programs

Rotary Foundation Grant Training

required for those working with grants

via zoom

April 4    6:00-7:00

Register on the District 5520 website

For help see Tom W or Ann S

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2024 dist conf info

2024 District Conference

April 17-22, 2024

New Registration Options: You can now register for a single day of the conference rather than the entire conference. When you go to the registration page, you can choose which days or the whole conference.


Home Hospitality Program: We’re delighted to offer the Home Hospitality program again this year. You can indicate your attendance on the registration page


Early Bird Date Extended: The entire conference Early Bird rate is now available until April 1. Please take advantage of it now!


Optional Golf on Thursday: Join us for a fun day at Sonoma Ranch Golf Course. Sign up when you register!

Hotel Reservation Information:

Courtyard by Marriott – NMSU - To book:

1. Call (575) 526-1722, press 1 for reservations

2.  Ask to make a reservation under “District Rotary Conference” rate.

3. Click this direct reservation link: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1708983019737&key=GRP

The last day to book your reservations is Wednesday, April 3, 2024

At-a-Glance Agenda and Programs

THURSDAY, April 18

Fun Optional Activities and Evening Reception

  • Golf at Sonoma Ranch ($58 paid at the course)
  • Explore Las Cruces & Mesilla Shopping and Restaurants
  • Evening Opening Reception an Award-Winning Vineyard 


FRIDAY, April 19

Exciting Day with Latest Rotary Updates 

           Action Packed Afternoon of Informative Panel Sessions


  • Breakfast and Opening Ceremony
  • Business Meeting
  • Recognition Awards
  • All Club Luncheon
  • Afternoon Breakout Sessions
  • Evening Hospitality Room

SATURDAY, April 20

Come Appreciate Our Youth Programs

Celebrate Your Year at our Sparkling Gala  


  • Breakfast
  • Youth Programs
  • RYLA Program Updates
  • RYE Talent Show & Programs
  • Afternoon Sessions
  • Gala Dinner (Cocktail Attire) 
  • Hospitality Suite

Notes from RCA Office

April-June quarterly dues will be processed in the first week of April.

Tax receipts for the Wheels fundraiser donations were emailed last week

2024 medieval women

Institute for Medieval Studies | The University of New Mexico

The annual series of lectures is coming up April 24 -27

This year's focus is on Medieval Women


From RCA Rotarian Mary G Perdue:

Golf fundraiser for joni & friends

May 13, 2024 at Sandia Golf Club

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Spare Room for a Rotarian coming to ABQ?

"I am a retired dermatologist and a member of Riverview Rotary District 5370.

I will be volunteering at a Disrupt HR/ Shrm conference in Albuquerque on April 27- May 2. " (I believe he is from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Does any of your members have a spare room---April 27--May 1--- to put him up on those dates? (allergic to cats)

Dr. Allen Lycka 

I have his phone number if you prefer to call or text

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