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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!!
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!
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!!!
A BIG!! THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED AND TO THOSE WHO DONATED.
Photos of our table person power are shown below.......
Thank you from Beth Beers, Director of the Socorro General Hospital Community Based Programs.
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.
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.
2014 Socorro Rotary Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to Walter Apachito, Alamo Navajo High School, winner of the annual Socorro Rotary Club $2,000.00 scholarship.
Because there were four additional qualified students Rotary decided to award an additional $2000.00 to:
Arianne Estopace also at Alamo Navajo HS $500 Honorable Mention
Danielle Gordon of Magdalena HS $500 Honorable Mention
Ashley Pyke Socorro HS $500 Honorable Mention
Clara Baeza Socorro HS $500 Honorable Mention
The city has teamed with the Socorro Rotary Club to maintain a recycling program for white paper.
In order to participate in this “green” project just do the following:
Segregate your white paper products in a separate box or basket
(This includes copy paper, white envelopes and correspondence/letters
being discarded, any totally white paper even if well covered by any color ink)
Take your box to any of the following locations and find a large blue bin with the
imprint of the Rotary Club/ Socorro Chamber of Commerce. Blue bins are located
in the County managers office, County Clerk (in the courthouse) the Library,
the County Annex building, the High school and Cottonwood Charter school,
and on the Tech campus in Brown Hall, Fidel Center 2nd floor, Cramer, Wells,
Jones Halls and the NRAO reception area.
Your participation will be appreciated !!
We are pleased to announce five new members have joined our ranks!!
Welcome to Jessie Otero
Welcome to Steve Edmondson
Welcome to William Baker
Welcome to Rosa Armijo
Welcome to Charlie Wagner
Will you be next?
Joel Partridge coach and administrator of the Socorro Warrior Junior Wrestling program was the speaker at our meeting on June 11.
He told us about the program, showed us some pictures, handled a number of questions and passed out the Team Bio. There are between 18 and 28 boys and girls involved between the ages of 4 and 15 years old. He is looking to grow the team and needs a full sized mat before they can invite other teams to compete in Socorro. Fund raising is continuous. Picture below is a 4 year old wrestler warming up!
See DChieftain article: http://www.dchieftain.com/2014/06/26/life-lessons-through-takedowns
These RYLA Campers are all Juniors at Socorro High School:
Dushan Gacanich, Camilla Aitbayev,
Naomi Garcia, Charlene ("Charli") Gonzales,
Leanne Jojola, Ekaterina Magedova.
Have fun and tell us about it when you get back!
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Anthony Welch, Managing Editor and staff, has joined Rotary with a Team Membership!!!
Bill Bottorf accepted an award for white paper recycling.
Our Interact Club at SHS received an award.
We are so blessed to have a champion like you supporting our initiatives. Thank you for helping out and bringing smiles to kids faces at our Christmas party. We count you among our blessings. May Joy, Peace, Health and Love be with you in 2015.
Dear District 5520 Rotarians and Friends:
“Thank you to everyone who showed that Rotary Unity is working all over the world!"
3.368,099 United Air Miles is to be awarded to Rotary!!!! In United's 10 Million Charity Miles Giveaway, Rotary got 3,368,099 airline miles -- or 36.64 percent of the total votes! These miles can be used for about 33 international airline tickets for humanitarian projects. Last year, Rotary got 2.5 million miles in the giveaway.”
Tom Walker, DGN