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Socorro

Serving Socorro since May 4,1938

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
PLEASE JOIN US AT BODEGA!!!
606 North California
(Mailing address is PO box 972)
Socorro, NM  87801
United States
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"ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY" THEME FOR 2016-2017
R otary’s founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do,” RI
President-elect John F. Germ said, and that being a part of Rotary is a “great opportunity” to make that happen.
Germ unveiled the 2016-2017 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity,
to incoming district governors on January 18 at the International Assembly in San
Diego, which was attended by District 5520 Governor-Elect David Anderson.
“I believe everyone recognizes the opportunity to serve Rotary for what it truly
is: not a small opportunity, but a great one; an opportunity of a lifetime to change
the world for the better, forever through Rotary’s service to humanity,” said Germ,
who is from Chattanooga, Tenn., and who will take over a RI president on July 1.
Rotary members around the globe are serving humanity by providing clean water to underdeveloped communities,
promoting peace in conflict areas, and strengthening communities through basic education and literacy. But
none more important than our work to eradicate polio worldwide, he said. After a historic year in which transmission
of the wild poliovirus was stopped in Nigeria and all of Africa, Germ said we are closer than ever to ending polio.
“We are at a crossroads in Rotary,” he added. “We are looking ahead at a year that may one day be known as
the greatest year in Rotary’s history: the year that sees the world’s last case of polio. 
 
 
 
"A few latitudes of gratitude for all you've done"  is on the card sent to Rotary from
the Socorro General Hospital Community Based Programs folks...
 
thanking Rotary for supplying the materials and preparing the gift bags given to the children at their annual Christmas party.
 
"Your generous donation to our children is deeply appreciated. Tools not toys will help them build strong foundations."
 
"CBP is really blessed to have your organization be so generous to us and brought big smiles to little faces."
 

 
Mark your calendar for the Socorro Rotary 10th Annual Wine Tasting at Bodega on April 9th, 2016
 

 
 
PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS ANNOUNCED OCT 5TH IN ABQ JOURNAL:
 
  • Dan and Gerry Klinglesmith of Socorro longtime promoters of getting students interested in science and technology and quintessential community volunteers, will be honored at a Nov. 11 banquet recognizing those who go above and beyond in service to the public.
 
 
 
 
Thank you Dan & Gerry !!!
 
 
 
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THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND RYLA !
 
It was an amazing experience and we sincerely thank you for making it all possible.
Estephania Morales and Asher Guengerich
 
RYLA is the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy. Socorro Rotary sends two students to camp each year.
 
 
 
 
 
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Thank you again for Rotary member’s contributions during May of this year.
 
Your help enables us to continue providing food, clothing,
and services to the poor and homeless of Socorro.

With sincere thanks from Puerto Seguro Safe Harbor, Inc. 
 

 

 

 
A Dose of Reality - Raising Awareness of the Risks of Prescription Painkiller Abuse Among New Mexico Teens.

New Mexico ranks 3rd highest in the nation for teen non-medical use of pain relievers and to combat the problem, the New Mexico Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP) has launched a statewide prevention campaign to educate teens and their parents about the serious risks for addiction and overdose from prescription painkiller abuse.

Many people mistakenly believe prescription drugs are safer to abuse than illegal street drugs and we need to dispel the myths associated with abusing prescription painkillers. In reality, 12 to 17 year olds abuse prescription drugs more than they abuse heroin, cocaine/crack, ecstasy, and methamphetamine combined. The prescription drugs most commonly abused by teens are prescription painkillers.

In collaboration with Rotary Club of Socorro and The Mayor’s Drug Task Force our goals are:

·         Educate youth and their parents of the risks

·         Educate our community about the definition of “Misuse”

·         Develop a Handbook

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Penny Lommen delivers another winner !!
 

 
 
 
Prez Chuck leads the way  !!
 

 
 
Francisco Sisneros, is a retired educator (Socorro Schools), life-long student of New Mexico history and culture, and co-founder of the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico. His presentation will highlight the fascinating story of faith healer Pope August Schrader and his followers in Socorro County at the turn of the 20th century.
 
 

 
 
Damien Ocampo is the newest member of the Socorro Rotary Club!!
Damien joins us as the new State Farm agent in town having just taken over the business from Hubert Hardern.
​His office is at 1004 N California.The phone is 575-835-0001
 

 
 

Your support of our programs has enabled us to reach many more people than we would have been able to. We never would have been able to give such a wonderful gift. Your time and devotion are so appreciated. You are SMILE MAKERS!

Dear Rotarians, I visit several homes a week where the childs favorite book is one you donated. Sometimes this is the only book they own. Your help is very much appreciated and a great service to our community.

My kids love the play dough because their parents don't usually buy these things.

Thank you for all the time you put in for us. It's the greatest gift to see our childrens big smiles when they get their gift bags.

Families feel supported and encouraged by the community.

Thank you for all your donations to all our families!! 

 

 
 
 
Speakers
Feb 17, 2016
Feb 24, 2016
Don Tripp, Speaker of NM House of Representatives
His annual End of Session debriefing!
Mar 23, 2016
Dr. Rick Perley, NRAO
All about the VLA . https://public.nrao.edu/news/pressreleases/2016-biesbroeck-prize
Mar 30, 2016
Ronna Kalish
NMT Performing Arts Series
 
Home Page News
Wayne Ohline has become a "Friend" of Socorro Rotary.
He was our President in 1976-1977
 
 
Officer calls the station to report
"An old lady shot her husband 
for walking on her newly mopped floor"
"Did you arrest her?"
"No, the floor isn't dry yet"
 
 
 
 
 
R I News
Beware of new email scam claiming to be from Foundation Chair Klinginsmith
A new email purporting to be from Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith is targeting Rotary members. The email falsely claims that members can become End Polio Now ambassadors if they email club information to a Gmail address within 48 hours. The fraudulent email has the subject line “BECOME AN END POLIO AMBASSADOR” and is sent from a fake email address. This is a scam. Rotary staff is working to resolve the issue. Avoid being the victim of scams by deleting any email that appears suspicious.
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Rotary's 2016 International Assembly coverage and resources
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