Rotary Club of Socorro

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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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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. 
 

 

 

 
Inline image 1A 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!! 

 

 
 

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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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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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