Join Us!
Las Cruces (Rio Grande)
We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Andele Restaurant
1950 Calle Del Norte
Las Cruces, NM 88046
United States of America
Every Tuesday 11:45
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Rotary Foundation-Co-Director
Advisory Director
Sergeant at Arms
Immediate Past President
Membership Director
Club Administration Director
Service Projects Director
Rotary Foundation Director
New Generations Director
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Speakers
Donna Pedace
Nov 29, 2022 12:00 PM
Scandalous Women of the Old West
Club Meeting at Andele's
Dec 06, 2022 12:00 PM
Terra Winter, Club President
Dec 13, 2022 12:00 PM
New Member Induction & Club Business Meeting
No Meeting - Happy Holidays!
Dec 27, 2022 12:00 PM
Meet a Rotarian - Phil Benson
Jan 03, 2023 12:00 PM
John Macias, Asst Cty Manager
Jan 17, 2023 12:00 PM
Upcoming Events
Welcome!

Over the past 17 years, our club has donated more than 24,000 dictionaries to 3rd graders in 25 Las
Cruces Public Schools. It's just one of several ways we support family, youth & our community.

The Rio Grande Rotary Club of Las Cruces (#1310) is an active group of men and women who like to have fun while enthusiastically participating in helping people in our community and throughout the world. We also welcome new members. 

Our work in eradicating Polio worldwide is not yet done! You can help by joining the PolioPlus Society, a District program to promote individual giving to PolioPlus. Members of the Society agree to give $100 per year toward polio eradication until polio is wiped out of the world. It’s as simple as that!

Rotary End Polio Now Logo

Joining the PolioPlus Society is easy! 

To become a member,  all you need to do is complete the PolioPlus Society commitment form, scan it, and send it to Nikki MacDonald, Rotary District 5520 Polio Chair, at nikkimacdonald1949@gmail.com
 
Help Rotarians reach every last child and achieve our vision of a polio-free world. To learn more, contact Nikki MacDonald, Rotary District 5520 Polio Chair, at nikkimacdonald1949@gmail.com 
 
WestStar Bank employees continue to show their goodwill to the community and children in need, and we couldn't be more appreciative!
 
L-to-R: Pam Lillibridge and Annette Barela
 
Here, fellow Rotarian Annette Barela, AVP and Bank Manager for WestStar Bank, presents a check for $2200 on the behalf of WestStar employees who donated funds to support the Dress the Child Foundation. Our heartfelt thanks for your continued support.
What a fun way to support an important children's cause! Rio Grande Rotary teamed up with Make a Wish New Mexico to launch a golf charity, and this year, we raised $9,720 to help make children's wishes come true!
 
L to R: Club President Terra Winter, Make a Wish Board Member Dan Howard, club members Pam Lillibridge, Larry Binkley, and Eva Diaz.
 
Thank you to all our club members, who showed up in great numbers to volunteer, plan, and support the event, and all the Make a Wish volunteer members who were on hand to make it a great day! Our our next golf charity event will take place in May, 2023. 

Success! Rio Grande Rotarians Help to Build 40 Little Libraries for Readers

The Doña Ana County Little Libraries and Pantries hosted its first Little Libraries & Pantries Community Mass Build this year. The Rotary Club of Las Cruces Rio Grande was pleased to serve as the main sponsor, contributing funds to purchase lumber and materials. The club also adopted this project as their club project to help build the libraries.

Rio Grande Rotarians Building a Little Library

Left: A Little Library at Booker T Washington Elementary. Right: Rotarians Eva Diaz, Jodie Lindeen, and Paula Heikell at work.

In partnership with Las Cruces de Noche Lions Club, Humana, and other organizations, and with an incredible response and support from the community, we helped Dona Ana Little Libraries achieve the goal of building 40 little libraries/pantries to be placed in areas of need in our community. Be on the lookout!

We're pleased to share a summary list of all our club's fun committees, with the chairperson and additional members who will be helping us succeed in our projects.
 
 
Please take a moment to look over the list. If you see something you'd like to participate in, please let Terra Winter know! All ideas are always welcome. 
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Cagla Yildirim-Suadiye
    November 4
  • Sue Rose
    November 4
  • Steven Hychka
    November 8
  • Annette Barela
    November 10
  • Janet Honek
    November 13
  • Loren Kuehne
    November 21
  • Phil Benson
    November 22
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Larry Tunnell
    November 7
  • Steven Hychka
    November 8
  • Connie Reed
    November 22
Anniversaries:
  • Stuart Young
    Kara Young
    November 11
Join Date:
  • Carol Flinchbaugh
    November 1, 2014
    8 years
  • Janet Honek
    November 12, 2013
    9 years
  • Rob Sheldon
    November 12, 2013
    9 years
  • Stuart Young
    November 12, 2013
    9 years
  • Brad Beasley
    November 15, 2005
    17 years
  • Andy Reed
    November 16, 1999
    23 years
  • Bink Binkley
    November 21, 2000
    22 years
  • Ken Martin
    November 24, 2009
    13 years
  • Sharon DeBraal
    November 24, 2003
    19 years