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Las Cruces (Rio Grande)
We meet Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Las Cruces Convention Center
680 East University
Las Cruces, NM  88001
United States
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Sr. Advisor
Sergeant at Arms
Immediate Past President
Membership Director
Public Relations
Club Administration Director
Service Projects Director
Rotary Foundation Director
New Generations Director
 
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Welcome!

Our team at the Annual Rio Grande Rotary Yard Sale

Two of our club members helping at our annual Rio Grande Rotary Yard Sale to support the Mesilla Valley Hospice.

The Rio Grande Rotary Club of Las Cruces (#1310) is an active group of men and women who enjoy each other's company and participate enthusiastically in contributing to our community and helping others. We also welcome new members. 

A Business Owner with a Commitment to Helping the Community 
 

Yes, you can build a business with a community sharing focus - as we learned from Keith Placencio of Kona Ice of Las Cruces this past week. When you see his fun, funky shaved ice and ice cream trucks in the neighborhood, know that a portion of his company's profits goes to support Las Cruces Public Schools and other youth organizations. Keith, you're welcome back anytime! Here's Keith with our President Elect, Ken Binkley.
This just in from our traveling fellow Rotarians, Janet Dalton Honek and Mellow Honek:
 
Janet Honek Mellow Honek Ian Riseler
 
"Wow! What luck! We visited Rotary International headquarters yesterday. We were fortunate to meet the incoming Rotary International President, Ian Riseley!" Janet had some interesting photos to share - ping her to see them! Wonder where they'll stop for their next Rotary meeting? It's a great way to visit the world!
Meet Our Club Members
 
 
In one of our earlier monthly Vocational Talks this year, we learned more about Kenny Valenzuela, a fairly new member who is also the General Manager of the Las Cruces Convention Center.  Kenny's enthusiasm and 'go-gett4er' attitude was readily evident in his talk. He started working at the LC Convention Center while in high school and has since worked his way up through multiple positions to now oversee its operations. Kenny has also been a huge help on our fundraisers, readily lending a hand at the Annual Yard Sale and more. We look forward to his ideas and contributions as the club grows. 

Candlelight vigil, survivor stories shine a light on the issue of modern slavery


 

By Arnold R. Grahl

If Rotary members had any doubt that human trafficking and modern slavery occur in the United States, Brad Myles, executive director and chief executive officer of Polaris, put that doubt to rest. 

“We’ve recorded more than 35,000 cases of human trafficking since our hotline began (in 2007),” Myles told attendees during a breakout session at the Presidential Peace Conference, an event held prior to this year's Rotary International Convention.

Myles said that one way Rotary members can help is by promoting the organization’s hotline number: +1-888-373-7888. Polaris is a nonprofit organization that trains volunteers to answer phones and direct victims to organizations across the country that can help them. READ MORE

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • John Taber
    October 6
  • Cruzer Cruz
    October 8
  • Chris Erickson
    October 18
  • Richard Haas
    October 18
  • Brad Beasley
    October 29
  • Len Nelson
    October 29
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Carla Floyd
    October 28
Anniversaries:
  • Matt Olson
    Patty Olson
    October 5
  • Robert Francis
    Nancy Binneweg
    October 17
  • Paula Heikell
    Peter Fisher
    October 18
Join Date:
  • Christa Slaton
    October 3, 2014
    3 years
  • Larry Binkley
    October 14, 2008
    9 years
  • Peggy Smith
    October 24, 1995
    22 years
  • Ross Burkhardt
    October 26, 1999
    18 years
  • Matt Holt
    October 29, 1997
    20 years
  • Mike Beckett
    October 29, 2002
    15 years