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Your Rotary Reminder

Monday, March 11, 2024

RCA Office will be closed Wednesday, Mar 6 --- Fri, Mar 8

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Sheraton UPTOWN Hotel

2600 Louisiana Blvd NE (@ Menaul Blvd)

Monday's Lunch Program

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March 11, 2024

Raúl Torrez

Attorney General of New Mexico

Raúl Torrez was sworn in as New Mexico’s 32nd Attorney General on January 1st, 2023.

A career state and federal prosecutor, Attorney General Torrez has worked at every level of the criminal justice system – from serving as a front line violent crimes prosecutor in a small rural community to providing strategic counsel as a senior advisor in President Obama’s Department of Justice. 

Prior to his election, Attorney General Torrez led one of the largest law offices in the State of New Mexico as the elected District Attorney for the Albuquerque metro area. Handling more than 20,000 criminal referrals a year, Attorney General Torrez was a pioneer in the early adoption of transformative technologies and advanced data analytics to increase both the efficiency and the impact of the District Attorney’s Office.

As the state’s chief legal officer, Attorney General Torrez is attacking New Mexico’s generational challenges with the same commitment to innovation and pragmatism. From fighting crime and protecting consumers to defending our constitutional rights and standing up for children, Attorney General Torrez believes in advancing new ideas and bold public leadership to the issues confronting New Mexico and the nation. 

A graduate of Harvard University, the London School of Economics, and Stanford Law School, Attorney General Torrez resides in Albuquerque with his wife Nasha and their two children. 

Monday, March 11 Committee meetings:

1pm: Wrap Up meeting for WHEELS fundraiser in Uptown Boardroom

everyone welcomed to attend


email Suzy or Ann with your thoughts!

1pm: Membership Team. They will meet in hotel lobby

to make final preparations for the

Mar 18th "bring a friend' Rotary event!

Other meetings next week (March 11-15)

Thurs, Mar 14: 11:45am Program Committee meeting

Bravo Italian Kitchen in Uptown

every Thurs: RCA Fellowship Breakfast

7:15am @ Wecks on PDN


This week's Birthdays

March 8 - 17

Mick Rich

Mark Goodman

Next Monday's Program

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March 18, 2024

Steve Stucker 

Importance of Friends

Your Membership Team wants to

  1. expose many people to our Rotary Club's many contributions to our ABQ community,
  2. expose existence of Rotary & its worldwide & local impact, and
  3. would love a bunch of new Rotarians to join!

In this order!

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That's why they are asking you to bring a friend

And be sure to wear a Rotary shirt!

The room always looks so awesome

Monday, March 18 Committee meetings:


Other meetings next week (March 18-22)

Thurs, Mar 21: 7:30am ARCF Board meeting


Fri, Mar 22: 11:30am RCA Board meeting

Baptist Foundation of NM

every Thurs: RCA Fellowship Breakfast
7:15am @ Wecks on PDN
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Need a RCA shirt $15

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!


March Programs

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March 25, 2024

Fred Nathan 

Think New Mexico founder & Executive Director

Legislative Session Summary

do you know a high school Junior - boys & girls

free 1 week summer camp

no relation to a Rotarian is needed!



Rotary Educational Programs

Rotary Foundation Grant Training

required for those working with grants

via zoom

March 20  6:00-7:00

March 26  6:00-7:00

April 4    6:00-7:00

Register on the District 5520 website

For help see Tom W or Ann S

Polio Update from PDG Tom Walker

District 5520 Rotarians have given nearly $52,000 to End Polio.

Additionally, District 5520 has already given $20,000 of District Designated Funds (DDF) to PolioPlus (which The Rotary Foundation and The Gates Foundation also match) AND has approved an additional $20,000 DDF.

DISTRICT 5520 Rotarians say "NO TO POLIO"

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Tues, April 9, 2024 - a evening party

The Rosenblum family went back and forth on a lot of ideas and have decided that the best way to celebrate mom (Estelle Rosenblum) is at the April 9 Italian Night at the Sheraton Uptown where they are going to honor Mom, who established with Jim Hesse the Young Voices scholarship.

I'll relay the details as I receive.

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GIRL SCOUT cookies time

our bookkeeper, Monica Yaple's daughter is selling cookies!

easy to order via code or paper form

GS paper order form

Yes, RCA is still zooming Mondays!

Join URL: same as always


Meeting ID: 857 3355 6745                                Passcode: 794895