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

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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
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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

Home Page Stories

A memorial service will be held for him at 2 p.m. Friday at Temple Beth Shalom. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be sent to Temple Beth Shalom, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation or The Santa Fe Opera.
See this story in the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Our club is participating in the Chama Valley Rotary Club’s day of fun and fellowship featuring an excursion on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.  A day in the mountains aboard this historic steam train out of Chama makes for splendid outing, and to top it off the Chama club and the railroad have arranged for a 20% discount on all tickets for Rotarians.  All you need do is call the railroad directly at 888-286-2737 and ask for the "20% off Rotary discount on Ride #6."  Best to leave Santa Fe by 7 am Saturday morning to arrive at the Chama Depot well before departure time of 10 am.  The train then climbs into the high mountains through spectacular scenery, arriving at Osier, Colo, for a hot lunch, before returning to Chama by 4:10 that afternoon.  The excursion is followed by a Rotary social hour at 6:00 pm (BYOB).  
Based upon an initial show of interest by twenty or so members at last week’s luncheon the Fun Committee is also considering hiring vans for the drive up and back.  So please, make your reservations as soon as possible with the railroad and let Dick Cowles know at (or 986-1814) if you would prefer the van option.


We have just learned of Abe Silver's passing.  Details will be posted as they become available but please keep his family in your prayers. 


Abe was a great supporter of our club communications efforts and members who check out his profile information will be impressed with his many accomplishments.


·         VIDEO: The response team managed to capture the earthquake in this video (contains images some viewers may find disturbing)
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The Fun Committee has learned that the Chama Valley Rotary Club is planning a full day of fun and fellowship for Rotarians featuring an excursion on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.  Carolyn Beasley the club’s president will be here this week to tell us more about it.
A day in the mountains aboard this historic steam train out of Chama makes for splendid outing, and to top it off the Chama club and the railroad have arranged for a 20% discount on all tickets for Rotarians.  All you need do is call the railroad directly at 888-286-2737 and ask for the "20% off Rotary discount on Ride #6." 
Departure time is 10:00 am Saturday morning, followed by a hot lunch at Osier, Colo, before returning to Chama by 4:15 that afternoon; and then followed by a Rotary social hour at 6:00 pm.  For further information contact Dick Cowles at 986-1814.

Gerry was a past president of the Del Sur Club and a frequent visitor to our Downtown Club.  He was a great supporter of all our Rotary projects.

Details to be shared Friday evening.
We received many awards at District including Large Club of the Year!  Yes we did it again.  But also we received the President’s Citation, a Membership Award for our growth and retention this year, Dick received Rotarian of the Decade, Deborah Simon received a Rotarian of the Year Award and Pat Murray received Diamond in the District.  It was glorious and fun.

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Dear Robert,

We are responding to the earthquake in Nepal as well as eight other disaster locations around the world. The devastation is enormous and so is the need. But out of tragedy, emerges hope. 

Thanks to the generous support from the Latika & Rajiv Jain Charitable Foundation which has pledged $100,000 in matching funds, the impact of gifts of any size – online, via mail or by phone – will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Gifts will be allocated to replenishing aid for future disasters as well as servicing current deployments like Nepal.

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Please note that all donations for this matching gift program will be applied to our ShelterBox Solution fund. As a result, no box numbers will be assigned.

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ps. Just this morning, ShelterBox was featured on The Weather Channel twice! 
Watch the live update from Nepal featuring SRT Becky Maynard 
Watch the interview of ShelterBox Interim Executive Director Alan Monroe

The outbound trip to District #5080 is now open for sign-up.  This is a beautiful part of Canada, Washington, and Idaho and it should be the perfect time of the year to visit the area.  Travelers will be responsible for their own transportation into/out of Spokane, Washington and they will be responsible for some of their meals and sightseeing costs.  The hosts will provide private rooms with bath, breakfast, local travel, and some meals and sightseeing costs. 
The RFE is a wonderful way to explore an area(s) with Rotarian hosts and I can promise that participants will see and experience the local area and life in a way that is never available to a tourist.  Many long term friendships have been formed during an RFE.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to join the outbound group to District #5080.  Please let me know if you have any questions.
phone # (505-349-8850

Because of an unforeseen administrative delay, our Foundation’s fundraiser scheduled for May 15 has been rescheduled to early fall 2015.

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.




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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.

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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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