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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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Upcoming Events
 
Welcome!

Our team at the Annual Rio Grande Rotary Yard Sale

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. 

Coming Up: Our Annual "Dress the Child" Dinner and Fundraiser
 
Mark your calendars for December 9, 2017, when members are once again invited to attend Rio Grande Rotary Club's fun and worthwhile "Dress the Child" Dinner and Auction, held at the Double Eagle Restaurant in Mesilla. It's a great chance to dress up, mix it up with fellow members in a social setting and put your dollars to work for a worth cause. 
 
 
Above, you can see our fabulous auctioneers, Vic Villalobos and Ken Binkley, dressed up and ready to auction off an interesting selections of novelties, artwork, ranch tours and more. 
 
If you haven't signed up, do so now. Contact Phil Benson to reserve your seat today!
Earlier this fall, our roving Rotarians, Janet Dalton Honek and Mellow Honek visited with Barbara Patridge of the Rotary Club of Ashland, OR. 
 
Janet writes: "I attended the Ashland Rotary Club meeting today. What an active group! They have a Rotary Garden where they donate the harvest to the food kitchen. They host Ryla, Interact, and more. They recently presented a Tribal Salmon Bake fundraiser. The salmon was smoked over and open fire for hours. Their goal was $30,000. At their silent auction, the first item sold for $25,000 so they estimate their net will be $54,000! Wow! That's amazing!"
 
 
We miss you, Janet and Mellow, but keep the stories and photos coming! We look forward to seeing you later this year.
Always a pleasure to welcome our visiting Student Rotarians to the club. Here's Allison Rewalt, being introduced by our club member, Phil Benson. We look forward to learning more about you, Allison!
 
Left, Allison Rewalt, with Phil Benson. 
 
If you know of other students who are interested in visiting our Rotary Club and learning about our student programs, please contact us!
RYLA Helps Us All
 
Rio Grande Rotary Club is committed to several important causes - the "Dress the Child" Program, Habitat for Humanity, Dictionary Day and Mesilla Valley Hospice, to name a few. We're passionate about working within the community, but we'are also passionate about engaging with young people in our community, especially through the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Program. How? We contribute funds so that young adults can attend the RYLA Leadership retreats, we help them get there, and our members have, over the years, participated in the week-long camp, serving as counselors, organizers and teachers. 
 
Here's our Rotary club member, Carol Flinchbaugh, back row in a white hat, in the middle of things with her cabin of young leaders. 
 
 
Here is one of several teams of boys and girls, working in unison to create food packages for those in need, as one of their camp projects.
 
 
To a person, everyone who participates with the camp comes back a changed person. And what's not to love? It's a lot of work, but you get to see young people come into their own while learning to work together.
 
If you'd like to learn more about RYLA, how to contribute, how to participate, or even how to spend an afternoon or a day visiting when the RYLA leadership retreat is taking place, let us know! We welcome any and all help. 
 
 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Tom Mackin
    November 4
  • Annette Barela
    November 10
  • Janet Honek
    November 13
  • Pam Nance
    November 18
  • Loren Kuehne
    November 21
  • Phil Benson
    November 22
  • Laura Smart
    November 27
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Larry Tunnell
    November 7
  • Connie Reed
    November 22
Anniversaries:
  • Ross Burkhardt
    Jeanne Burkhardt
    November 11
  • Stuart Young
    Kara Young
    November 11
  • Chris Erickson
    Lisa Erickson
    November 22
Join Date:
  • Carol Flinchbaugh
    November 1, 2014
    3 years
  • Josh Corral
    November 1, 2014
    3 years
  • Peter Krebs
    November 5, 2004
    13 years
  • George Vescovo
    November 12, 2013
    4 years
  • James Dolan
    November 12, 2013
    4 years
  • Janet Honek
    November 12, 2013
    4 years
  • Rob Sheldon
    November 12, 2013
    4 years
  • Stuart Young
    November 12, 2013
    4 years
  • Brad Beasley
    November 15, 2005
    12 years
  • Andy Reed
    November 16, 1999
    18 years
  • Bink Binkley
    November 21, 2000
    17 years
  • Ken Martin
    November 24, 2009
    8 years
  • Sharon DeBraal
    November 24, 2003
    14 years