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Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
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Santa Fe, NM  87501
United States
May 12, 2016
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Here is a note and some photos from Andrew Lustig, member of our club (STARS) who just came back from the Jordanian boarder of Syria.  We gave him $1,000 from the Rotary Club of Santa Fe Foundation prior to his departure.  


Andrew Lustig
Founder & President
Global Outreach Doctors
Skype: Globaloutreachdoctors

Andrew Lustig <andrew4health@gmail.com>

Hi Tom,
I hope you are well.
Most of our team returned from the Syria border a few days ago. There are few straggler docs still there.
Attached are some pics. If you get a chance to respond to my Facebook friend request, you’ll see the whole story!
Trip introduced me via email to Tore Knos http://www.disasteraidusa.com who spoke recently in Santa Fe. BTW, Rotary support is all over his webpage.
The generous donation from Santa Fe rotary and the apparent major funding of Tore’s group by rotary international, got me thinking a bit.
Though Tore’s board is made up of many rotarians and we are not, I wondered if GoDocs could seek Rotary international support?
Also, is it possible for me to speak and slideshow at other rotary organizations in ABQ, Denver, etc?
Would they likely be willing to make a donation do you think, or is that typically mostly for their local members?


News from Communities In Schools May 2016

Prepared for La Rueda
May 2016
How did Los Payasos (the clowns) solve a bullying problem? Los Payasos is one of the creative ways Communities In Schools (CIS) site coordinators address serious problems in their schools. Before we finish the tale of the clowns, we want to update the Rotary Club on this year’s accomplishments, made possible, in part, through a grant from the Rotary Club of Santa Fe Foundation.
CIS site coordinators worked with more than 5,100 students and their families in ten public schools to ensure that students have the support they need to arrive at school rested, nourished and ready to learn. To date, 511 of those students received individualized case management services which ranged from arranging tutoring or counseling to matching families with basic needs services. One hundred of your neighbors volunteered as tutors to support these students academically. We will provide a final report for this school year later this summer which will include our statistics on student progress.
A story about the work CIS site coordinators do to support students comes from Dan Marotta, the coordinator at Kearney Elementary. Two sixth grade boys talked to Dan about another student in their class who was bullying them. Dan investigated by going to eat lunch with this small bilingual class which has only eleven students, five of whom are boys.
After watching how the boys interacted with each other, Dan talked privately with the boy who seemed to be the main bully. “He broke down crying in my office, saying he thought about his actions when he got home,” Dan reported. This boy said he didn’t know how to make friends, and that he felt bad that some of the kids would no longer eat lunch with him.
Dan responded by creating a boys’ group for these five students that meets once a week during lunch.  “The boys aired their grievances and apologized to each other. We discussed how to make friends and what it is that makes a good friend,” Dan said. “The goal is not for these boys to become best friends, and I constantly remind them of that. Because their class is so small and they spend all day with each other they have to learn how to treat each other with fairness and respect. According to them, the class has been much better since the group started.”
After the positive outcome of the group’s first meeting, Dan suggested that the group should have a name. “We sat there in silence, until finally one of them spoke up. ‘Los Payasos’ he said, and they all laughed. I asked for the translation, and they told me it means ‘the clowns.’ I don’t think there’s a more fitting name for us.”
The mission of Communities In Schools New Mexico at Santa Fe is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

                                     ROTARY CLUBS OF SANTA FE
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Grant Awards 2016
Name of Applicant
Assistance Dogs of the West
Boys and Girls Club
Carlos Gilbert Parents Teachers & Kids
Coming Home Connection
Earth Care
Food Depot
Gerard's House
Interfaith Leadership Alliance - Envision Santa Fe
La Familia
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Mandela International Magnet School
May Center
New Mexico Center for Dental Health
New Mexico School for the Arts
New Mexico Suicide Intervention/Sky Center
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Santa Fe Community Yoga Center
Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity
Santa Fe High School - Parent Teacher Coalition
St. Elizabeth Shelter
St. Vincent Hospital Foundation
Villa Therese Catholic Clinic
Youth Shelter and Family Services
25 grants were awarded in amounts from 20% to 90% or requested amount.

These are the organizations selected by club member's votes at the last meeting in June:
Solace Crisis Treatment Center
Trinity Site Downwinders Documentary -- Scrubland Films
Santa Fe Search and Rescue Group
Coming Home Connection
Food Depot
Leadership Santa Fe
First Tee of Santa Fe
Santa Fe Symphony
Interfaith Community Shelter Group
New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project
Santa Fe Children's Museum
Cancer Foundation for New Mexico

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