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
Sergeant at Arms
Advisory Director
Membership Director
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Club Administration Director
Service Projects Director
Rotary Foundation Director
New Generations Director
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Speakers
Jonathon Sepp, Film Las Cruces
Feb 01, 2022
Lights, Camera, Action! The Film Industry in Las Cruces
Jamie Michael, Health & Human Services Director
Feb 15, 2022
Dial 988 When There Is A Mental Health Crises
Welcome!

Over the past 14 years, our club has donated more than 20,000 dictionaries to 3rd graders in 25 Las
Cruces Public Schools. It's just one of several ways in which we support family, youth and 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. 


 
We're thrilled to announce our two newest Rotarians! Welcome, Gabriel Rodriguez and Richard Lemons! 
 
L to R: Members Scott Russell, Richard Lemons, Robin Auld, Gabriel Rodriguez and Club President Bob Barnard. 

 

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
 
Rotary PolioPlus Society PinAs a member of the Society, you pledge to donate a minimum of USD $100 each year until the world is certified polio-free by the World Health Organization. Rotarians and their friends who join the Society will be honored with a special pin, certificate, and an “End Polio Now” wristband to be presented at your Club meeting. 
 
Of course, all donations will be matched 2 to 1 by the Gates Foundation, making this an even better opportunity, as well as receiving Paul Harris Credit for your contribution. 
 
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 
 
Good News! Our Club is Meeting in Person Effective May 11, 2021!
 
Hello Fellow Rotarians - If you feel comfortable with having face-to-face meetings, please mark your calendars for May 11, 2021, when we will kick off our usual lunch meetings once again! 
 
When: May 11 and beyond
Time: 11:45-1
Where: Andele Restaurant, 1950 Calle Del Norte #1-3, Mesilla, NM 88046
 
Masks are required and may be removed once seated. We will have to follow restaurant rules for C-19 requirements.   We will be also attempting to Zoom this meeting, but be patient as we try to figure out how it will work!  Guests are also welcome!
 

 
Funds Raised to Help 600+ Children in Dona Ana County
 
Matt Hold (L) accepting check from Club President Ken Binkley.
 
The Rio Grande Rotary Club of Las Cruces raised $18,500 in support of children at its annual holiday dinner and auction event on December 8. The funds went to the Dress the Child Foundation, whose mission is to provide new clothing and shoes for elementary children in need.
 
Dress the Child originated in 1986 by a handful of Las Cruces Rotarians who recognized that a need existed. This year, Dress the Child funds have helped to dress more than 600 children. Dress the Child founders and volunteers believe that children who lack adequate clothing can suffer lower self-esteem than other children, tend to perform poorly in school, and suffer from other social issues.
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Shawna Blount
    January 4
  • Matt Holt
    January 8
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Gerald Guss
    January 18
Join Date:
  • Steven Hychka
    January 1, 2020
    2 years
  • Shawna Blount
    January 6, 2019
    3 years
  • Chris May
    January 7, 2003
    19 years
  • Gene Gant
    January 7, 2008
    14 years
  • Scott Russell
    January 15, 1992
    30 years