Rotary Club of Socorro

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Welcome !!

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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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
 

 
 

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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!! 

 

 
 

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Dear Rotarians, Thank you so much for giving me the experience of RYLA! This summer was amazing. I made many friends with similar interests as me and I  have done a lot of things I never thought I could accomplish. RYLA has empowered me to be more social and to utilize my leadership skills in everyday activities. RYLA has changed my personal reality in so many ways making me feel like I can be/do anything I put my mind to, and I am completely grateful for your all giving me that opportunity. Sincerely, Charli Gonzales.

 

 
 

The Interact Club had a food drive at the high school last week. 

They collected 1827 cans of food which they delivered to Puerto Seguro! ​

Is that cool or what!smiley

 

 
 
Overall the District Rotary Day was a great success.  
39 clubs participated and raised over $28,000, coupled with all the matches District 5520 provided over $145,000 to end polio. Good job !!! 
 
 

 
 

The Rotary Club of Socorro joined in the District Rotary Day on October 25th to help end polio.  Members volunteered to man tables at Smith’s, Walmart and the Plaza not only to collect funds but also to raise awareness of Rotary in Socorro.

Note from our Secretary:

We have the final accounting for our fundraising efforts on Saturday. We raised a whopping $876! This will be matched by the anonymous District Donor to $1752. Then it will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation making the final amount $5,256! This doesn't include the $100 check we will present to our District Governor, Lonnie Leslie, next week. That check should also be matched 1:1 by the donor and then 2:1 by the Gates Foundation resulting in an additional $600..... 

for a grand total of $5,856.00!!!

Lynn  

A BIG!! THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED AND TO THOSE WHO DONATED.

Photos of our table person power are shown below.......

 

 
 

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Thank you from Beth Beers, Director of the Socorro General Hospital Community Based Programs. 

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Dear Rotary,
Boy did my life change the day I met you. You have been such a champion and support. It is great having a new literacy program but a challenge to add another hour in the day to put bags together. You just made my life easier! Being able to grab and run is great! Thank you for all you do to make Socorro a nicer place. Beth. 
 
 

 

 
 

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The longest-serving district judge in New Mexico was with 
Assistant D.A. Rosa Armijo at last week’s meeting.
Rotarian Kase will retire as District Judge
concluding a lifetime career in the legal profession,

Seventh Judicial District Senior Judge 
Edmund Kase III has retired from the bench after 
43 years. Rotarians responded to the news with 
accolades for a respected community icon.

He did not wear a tie to todays meeting!

 

 
 

Judge Kase did the honors, and members stepped up to the podium as new officers were 
installed at the June 25 meeting of the Socorro Rotary Club. New officers are: 

Chuck Zimmerly, President, 

Penny Lommen, President-elect, Lynn Brandvold, Secretary; 

Cuatro Bursum, Treasurer; and Dan Klinglesmith, Sergeant-at-Arms. 

Directors are Dan and Gerry Klinglesmith, Steve Edmondson and Penny Lommen

Outgoing President Len Truesdell graciously thanked Rotarians for their contributions, and then turned the gavel over to Chuck. 

 
 

 

 
 
 

Home Page News

Please Welcome:
 
Oliver Wingenter
Savannah Morriss
Craven Ford
Mary Ann Chavez-Lopez
 
 
WELCOME ABOARD !!
SGH Administrator Veronica Pound and Linda Wilson, Pastor at the Episcopalian Church

 
 

Anthony Welch, Managing Editor and staff, has joined Rotary with a Team Membership!!!

 
 
 

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