Rotary Club of Santa Fe

PO Box 2465

Santa Fe NM 87504-2465


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2014-2015 Board/Committee Responsibilities

Foundation President
Immediate Past President
Foundation Treasurer
Club Service
Community Service/Arts Foundation Liason
Grants Chair
International Service/RI Foundation
Membership Development Chair
Vocational Service
Youth Service

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Santa Fe

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 11:30 AM
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
100 Sandoval Street
Santa Fe, NM  87501
United States
District Site
Venue Map

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Santa Fe

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 11:30 AM
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
100 Sandoval Street
Santa Fe, NM  87501
United States
District Site
Venue Map

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Information about the Paul Harris Dinner on Friday, May 8.
This is our meeting for the week.  We will not meet Thursday for lunch but will meet Friday for dinner.
Cocktails/cash bar will begin at 5:30 pm in the Mesa Ballroom with two bartenders, so no one should have to wait to get their libations.
Dinner will begin at 6:30 pm sharp. Prime Rib will be served. (Several vegetarian meals will be available; all anyone has to do is ask the server.)
Wine will be provided at each table--a bottle of red and a bottle of white.
Paul Harris presentations will be made to approximately 25 individuals--but most if not all of them don't know this will occur.
Cash and checks only for drinks and guests ($20)

When disaster strikes a number of charities present their ideas of how to help.  If they are legitimate the resources they gather may still take time to get on site. Rotarians want to help in an effective way. Often the critical need is for immediate help. A group of Rotarians realized that to be effective the aid must be ready to go and fast to implement. Shelterbox was the result of their creative thinking. No, your contribution  may not go directly to Nepal.  That would take too long.  But it will replenish the store of shelterboxes for the next disaster.
The link to Shelterbox USA is  Lots of interesting info about their work and Rotary connection and an easy way to help.
Beginning May 1st at noon, every donation made to the Matching Gift campaign will be matched up to $100,000. 
This is the largest matching gift campaign in ShelterBox USA history.


·         Donate online at

·         By mail, be sure to include “Matching Gift campaign” on the check and in the correspondence. 

·         By phone, call (941) 907-6036 between 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET and mention to apply the gift to the matching gift campaign.

Charles Ken Campbell
505-438-0525 cell 505-467-9043

I have been trying to keep everyone in the loop regarding our club’s activities, but someone suggested to me that I give you the link to our blog so that your members know where to go for information. We have both a FaceBook page and blog.  The FaceBook isn’t used much, but the blog is always up-to-date.  It can be found at  Thank you for all your help.
President, Santa Fe Centro

The Chocolate Maven at 821 W. San Mateo Road in Santa Fe is the new home of the Rotary Club of Santa Fe Centro Tuesday mornings at 8:00 am. Meetings will be held upstairs and if anyone has trouble with the spiral staircase, they can use the back staircase in the kitchen.  Thank you to everyone for your patience with us during this search process.


The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 

The first Paul Harris Fellows include 1937-38 RI Director Allison G. Brush and longtime RI Treasurer Rufus F. Chapin, both for donations made in 1946. Mrs. Adan Vargas was the first woman to receive the recognition, for a gift made in 1953. Mrs. Harry L. Jones was the second, and one of only five people recognized for contributions made in 1957. 

Early Paul Harris Fellows received a certificate of recognition. In 1969, the Foundation unveiled the first Paul Harris Fellow medallion at the RI Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Japanese metal artist Fiju Tsuda created the piece under the direction of then-past Foundation Trustee Kyozo Yuasa. Today, Paul Harris Fellows receive a certificate and pin. They are also eligible to purchase a Paul Harris Fellow medallion. 

Rotarians have a tradition of supporting the Foundation by honoring others. Ida LeTulle Taylor became a Paul Harris Fellow in 1978 when her husband, then-District Governor Vann Taylor, made a donation in her name in honor of their 34th wedding anniversary. The gift also made her the 25,000th Paul Harris Fellow. 

At the International Assembly in 1979, then-RI President-elect James Bomar challenged each Rotary club to make one non-Rotarian a Paul Harris Fellow. The Rotary Club of Pikesville, Maryland, USA, responded by making a donation in the name of Mother Teresa in 1980. The entertainer Pearl Bailey also became a Paul Harris Fellow through a joint effort of the Rotary clubs in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  

Many other notable figures have been named as Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and Jonas Salk.  

The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the one million mark in 2006.  

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Nominations for Club Officers were presented November 13.  The slate proposed by the nominating committee was accepted by acclamation. Election of Officers will occur at the December 11 meeting. The nominating committee was chaired by immediate Past President Philip Spiers. President Cheryl Ford-Mente will, of course, assume the Past President position July 1, 2015.

Shall we be subjecting ourselves to the charge of unpractical optimism if we venture to hope that The Rotarian will some day be of interest to the public in general?
The rise and fall of civilization will depend upon the thoughtfulness or the thoughtlessness of men.  The greatest thing that can happen to man or nation is to stimulate the individual or the national thoughtfulness.

As no individual who shirks his community service can lay justifiable claim to being a well-rounded citizen, so no Rotary club of today which is indifferent to the welfare of the city in which it is established measures up to the stature of full-grown Rotary clubs. 

The foundation upon which Rotary is built is friendship; on no less firm foundation could it have stood.
"It must not be overlooked that being a Rotarian imposes upon a man an obligation to carry into his trade association the ideals and precepts which he holds as a Rotarian.  He should endeavor to make them appreciated and get them accepted by all in his line of business."

No prospect is more alluring than that held out by the exaltation of one's vocation as the most available and appropriate means of contributing to social needs.




The future of Rotary is shrouded in expectant mystery.  It is for you my new Rotarian friends to aid in the unfurling of the Rotarian destiny.
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