Socorro Rotary Foundation

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The Socorro Rotary Club Foundation is a qualified charitable organization supported by tax deductible donations from individuals who share the vision of a better Socorro. 

Donations can be made to the Socorro Rotary Club Foundation, PO Box 972, Socorro NM 87801

Come visit our club meetings at noon every Wednesday at the Bodega.

 
 
 
 
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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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Dear Rotary Club Members,
Becoming an International Exchange Student is always our son Casper Huang's wish since he was a high school freshman. We appreciate that you provide the opportunity for him to Austria to carry out his dream. We also want to thank you for recommending him to the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy which is happening now. We would like to donate the same amount of the camp fee to Rotary Club, so you can support more local youth in the future. 
We have seen your dedication to our community. It is touching and appreciated.
Sincerely, Frank & Cecilia Huang
 

 
William Baker was installed as our new President at the July 27th Rotary meeting by ADG Tony Pino. Our new Past President Penny Lommen was gifted and thanked for her service to the club.
 
 
 
 
 
THE SOCORRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HELD THEIR ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER AT BODEGA.
 
AMONG THE HONOREES WERE ROTARIANS: EILEEN COMSTOCK WOMAN OF THE YEAR,
 
JON MORRISON MAN OF THE YEAR AND PENNY LOMMEN VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR.
 
 

 
 
Many thanks to the members of the Rotary Club for your generous donation toward the work of Puerto Seguro/Safe Harbor.
 
Your support enables us to continue providing services to the neediest among our neighbors in Socorro...and your generosity does not go unnoticed!
 
Gratefully, Karen Schlue, Volunteer.
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
"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."
 

 
 
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

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Home Page News

A cop pulls a guy over for weaving across two lanes of traffic. He walks up to the driver's window and asks, "You drinkin'?" The driver said, "Well that depends - You buyin'?"

 

 

 
 
The Socorro General Hospital has become a business member again. Veronica Pound and Robert Vaughn and 3 others will take turns representing the Hospital at Rotary
 
 
Interact meetings at Socorro High School are now being held at 11:20 AM in Phil Smith's classroom
 
 
 
 
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