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Your Rotary Reminder

Monday, April 22, 2024

Sheraton UPTOWN Hotel

2600 Louisiana Blvd NE (@ Menaul Blvd)

join us sheraton uptown

Monday's Lunch Program

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April 22, 2024 

Carolyn Fittipaldi 

Marketing Director

The Education Trust Board of New Mexico

The Education Plan &

Scholar’s Edge 529 Education Savings Plans


Carolyn is a seasoned marketing executive with over 35 years of experience developing and implementing marketing and public relations strategy in multiple industries; including home improvement, broadcast media, hospitality/tourism, non-profit health and state government in New Mexico and California.

In her current role as marketing director, Carolyn is on a mission to help families plan and save for future education so they can reach their goals and career aspirations without the burden of student debt.

Carolyn is a volunteer mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico Mentor2.0 Program. Mentor2.0 matches high school students with college-educated mentors and provides them with the support and guidance they need to graduate high school and succeed in college and the workforce.

Carolyn has lived in New Mexico for more than 30 years and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BA in Communication/Journalism. 

Monday, April 22 Committee meetings:

1pm: International Services Committee (ISC)

in Uptown Boardroom

everyone is welcomed to attend

all Rotarians interested in working our Club's global grant programs

Other meetings next week (April 22-26)

Fri, April 26: RCA Board meeting


note different location

Teresa Walsh

Guild Mortgage office

5941 Jefferson St NE #A

ABQ NM 87109

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every Thurs: RCA Fellowship Breakfast

7:15am @ Wecks on PDN

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This week's Birthdays

April 19 - 28

HELEN Marquez

LARRY Chenoweth



long game movie

RCA Movie Group

Fri, April 26

Mark and Annie Moran will host

they selected: THE LONG GAME

in theaters today

RSVP 505-300-9201 

Annie Moran will make the entree Mexican Meatloaf

Please provide appropriate sides, salads or dessert. 

The film is based on the true story of the Mustangs, five caddies who built their own golf course to practice on in the middle of South Texas and went on to win the 1957 Texas State High School Golf Championship. The movie gets right to it, with a sign on a Del Rio, Texas store under “I Like Ike” that says “No dogs

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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

Thank you to our Rotarian Hosts of last Monday's

Vocational Visits

Grady Patterson at Verus Research

Jannette Dudley at Manzano Mountain Retreat

Bert Parnall at Parnall Law Firm

Nate Manning at BeeHive Homes

Amy Calderon at Titan's Allaso Development at Journal Center

Larry Chenoweth at Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Kristin Leigh at Explora

And thanks to RCA Board Director Amy Calderon for organizing!

Next Monday's Program

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April 29, 2024 

Garnet Stokes

UNM President

Garnett S. Stokes was installed as the 23rd president of The University of New Mexico on May 12, 2018. She is the first woman to hold the post in the university’s history.

Monday, April 29 Committee meetings:


Other meetings next week (April 29 - May 3 )

Fri, May 3: Area Rotary Club Presidents

via zoom

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

half price $500

Paul Harris Fellows (PHF)

Available at District Conference


You do NOT need to be present to secure

  • donors will match contributions of $500 to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Program Fund.
  • This offer is open to Rotarians and non-Rotarians regardless of
  • Rotarians can recognize family, friends & colleagues with a PHF.
  • Participants need not be present at the District Conference to participate.

offer is good from now until COB

Friday, April 26, 2024

The form to use is The Rotary Foundation Contribution Form (123-EN) and the Recognition Transfer Form (102-EN).

Tom Walker or Ann can assist you!

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MAY Programs

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May 6, 2024 

SAC Raul Bujanda

Special Agent in Charge

ABQ FBI Field Office

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May 13, 2024 

RCA's Youth Exchange Student

Mariana Fiorini Daronco

before she departs in July to return home to Brazil

rca award form

May 15, 2024

Deadline for submitting a nomination of an amazing RCA Rotarian 

Easy form to complete

click here for the email about our Club's prestigious awards

ind springs warrior retreat

May 20, 2024 

Bill Mize

Indian Springs Ranch Warrior Retreat

May 27, 2024 

No Rotary lunch program

Memorial Day Holiday

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Travel with & to Rotarians is back!

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Dear Rotarians of District 5520,

I'm thrilled to share some exciting news with you! Our district has the opportunity to reactivate the Friendship Exchange program, and we'll be hosting a Rotary group from Ontario, Canada.

As part of this exchange, our District-5520 will be traveling to Ontario from August 10th to the 24th. Ontario's district includes captivating cities like Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Toronto, offering a plethora of exciting places to explore.

The Canadian delegation will be visiting our district from October 19th to November 2nd, with their visit spanning two weeks.

We need volunteers to host and travel to Canada. Initially, we're reaching out to those interested in joining the trip to Canada in August. We're looking for 6 to 10 Rotarians, whether singles or couples, to participate.

Additionally, we're seeking volunteers interested in hosting our Canadian guests for three nights in three different cities within our district.

This invitation is extended to all Rotarians of our district. If you're interested in participating or getting more information, please reply to this message.

Thank you for considering this opportunity.

Warm regards, 


Fernando Lopez

Rotary Friendship Exchange Chair

District 5520

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Get your application in today!

high school Junior

boys & girls

free 1 week summer camp

no relation to a Rotarian is needed!

Notes from RCA Office

April-June quarterly dues were emailed this week

Credit cards on file were charged this week.

If you know your cc was changed, please let me know.


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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

at end of April to volunteer at conference?

"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 2--- 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

His email signature:

Live Your Fantastic Life!


The FAMOUS Dr. AL | The Doctor of Positivity & Happiness

3 X Best Selling Author | Keynote, TEDx Speaker | Syndicated Radio Show Host 

Follow me: LinkedIn  Instagram  Twitter  YouTube  Blog

Listen to:  Libsyn Apple Podcasts Spotify  Stitcher  Tunein

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Best Selling Books:  The Secrets to Living A Fantastic Life |  Pillars of Success

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Not Rotary International sponsored

a Rotarian in NC sponsors these travel opportunities

Below is the list of the trips we will take in the next 15 months.

Looking forward to hear from you and have pleasure of your company travel with you in the future.


Vitaliy V. Bezrodnov




RCF - Connecting the World

Inspired by Rotarians!


Apr 17-27 Serbia 

If you are easy going and can jump in the last minute, there are couple more seats in the team for Serbia Trip.

Here is the Schedule.

We will travel on the van through all trip 

Visit many attraction sites in Belgrade, Nis, Novi Sad, Subotica

Will be greeted, guided and having socials and Rotarians from 20 Clubs along the way.

May 15-25 - Malaysia/Singapore/Indonesia (Finishing our trip in Singapore to attend Rotary Convention)

July 12-22 - Morocco. Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech. (It’s going to be second trip. Rotarians from 7 Morocco Clubs came to US and waiting for our visit)

Sept 7-17 - Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan. Astana, Alma-Ata, Tashkent.

Oct 15-25 - Azerbaijan/Turkiye

Oct 25-Nov 4 - Czech Republic/Austria/Slovakia/Hungary

March 2025 - Japan 

May 15-25 , 2025 England/Scotland

Yes, RCA is still zooming Mondays!

Join URL: same as always


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