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Helping Our Community

The Del Norte Rotary Club's community service work-day project at St. Martin's Hospitality Center near downtown Albuquerque involved removing old concrete tables and replacing them with new all-steel freshly-painted picnic tables. There were six Del Norte Rotarians who gave a little "sweat equity" to get the job done on Friday afternoon (March 26). The Rotary club donated $1,000 to the project, received a matching fund of $1,000 from Rotary District 5520's Simple Grant Fund, and St. Martin's also donated $1,000 in order to purchase four new picnic tables for their outdoor pavilion area. Board Member Scott Stafford was in charge of the work session and the purchase of new tables, while Rotarian Matt Hudson provided a non-Rotarian work crew with a fork lift to remove the old concrete tables.
Rotarians who participated included Gary Williams, Scott Stafford, Fred Pugh, Fred Bryant, Marty Padilla and Matt Hudson. The lady in the last photo (all sitting or standing on two of the new tables) is Renee Ruybal, of the St. Martin's mission staff.

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Albuquerque Del Norte

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Albuquerque, NM  87110
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Del Norte Rotary Club leaders open a recent meeting with the
Pledge to the U.S. Flag
Del Norte Rotarian and local dentist, Dr. Billie Adams, left, receives her Rotarian of the Quarter Award for outstanding service from Club President Kathie Williams. Dr. Adams headed up the club's assistance to the Letter Carriers' Food Drive last November and is heading up the club's next big service project to upgrade picnic tables at St. Martin's Hospitality Center.
Del Norte Rotary President Kathie Williams and President-elect Barbara LaGree attended the 3-day Rotary District 5520 leadership training conference (known as PETS for President-Elect Training Session) held in Albuquerque in March for all club leaders who will take office July 1 throughout
New Mexico and West Texas
Del Norte Rotary Club's Treasurer Ruth Ronan (with camera) stands beside the theme poster at the recent 2015 Rotary Del Norte Foundation's Gala held on February 14 with the theme "Romance Through the Ages." The Gala is the big fund-raising event for the Del Norte Rotary organization and while final figures are still being tallied, it appears some $90,000 was raised that will eventually go as grants to local communities non-profits and to club international projects in
Guatemala and Mexico.

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How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...

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Welcome new members:
Two new members have been added to Del Norte Rotary Club as first-time Rotarians. They are Bryan L. Williams, an attorney with Ron Bell & Associates, with his sponsor, Jim Mehlberg (in wheelchair) and Board member Michael MacDonald, who performed the induction ceremonies on April 1; and Keely Whittington, with KLW Investments, sponsored by Del Norte Rotarian Maria Montoya-Chavez. Also celebrating with Keely at her induction on April 8 are Michael MacDonald and Club President Kathy Williams. With their inductions, the club has brought in 14 new members since July, nearing President Kathie's goal of 18 by June 30.
Phyllis Mingus Pepin, Ph.D., a retired professor of psychology, and former vice president of academic affairs at Galveston College in Texas, was inducted as Del Norte Rotary's newest member last week (March 25). She is a former member of the Galveston Rotary Club and is a former professor at the University of New Mexico, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor (meaning, she isn't really retired after all). She was inducted by Board member Michael MacDonald and welcomed by Club President Kathie Williams and new member Fred Pugh, who stood in for Phyllis' sponsor, Fred Bryant, who was out of town.

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