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Your Rotary Reminder

Monday, March 18, 2024

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Sheraton UPTOWN Hotel

2600 Louisiana Blvd NE (@ Menaul Blvd)

Monday's Lunch 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

RSVP now


And be sure to wear your Rotary shirt!

The room will look amazing.

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


This week's Birthdays

March 15 - 24

Mick Rich

Mark Goodman

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

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Next Monday's Program

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March 25, 2024

Fred Nathan 

Think New Mexico founder & Executive Director

Legislative Session Summary

Monday, March 25 Committee meetings:


Other meetings next week (March 25 - 29)


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

Get your application in today!

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boys & girls

free 1 week summer camp

no relation to a Rotarian is needed!



April Programs

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

April 8, 2024 

Shery Welsh, SES, PhD


Directed Energy Directorate

Air Force Research Laboratory 

April 15, 2024 

Vocational Visits

The multiple sites will be announced shortly!

No lunch program at the Sheraton Hotel.

April 22, 2024 

Carolyn Fittipaldi 

NM Secretary of Education

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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!

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

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

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2024 dist conf info

Notes from RCA Office

Tax receipts for the Wheels fundraiser donations were emailed on Thursday.

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

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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