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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 of America
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Sergeant at Arms
Assistant Governor
Advisory Director
Immediate Past President
Membership Director
Public Image
Club Administration Director
Service Projects Director
Rotary Foundation Director
New Generations Director
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Speakers
Leah Tookey, History Curator
Feb 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Farm and Ranch Museum
Judge Kenneth Gonzalez
Mar 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Upcoming Events
Welcome!

Over the past 13 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. 

Interested in supporting youth? Brothers Rocky and Louis Burke are at it every day, helping kids learn to box, do their schoolwork, learn teamwork and more at Sammy Burke Youth Boxing Center Las Cruses PAL‚Äč. Check out their FB page! As Louie said in our meeting, the club hosts boxing events for the kids, and anyone can attend for a small donation of just $10. 
 
 
Left to right, Louie Burke, Nikki MacDonald, and Rocky Burke.
 
 
Here are just some of the many kids and volunteers who come to the Sammy Burke Youth Boxing Center, where, Rocky tells us, they also play chess and do other activities. 
It's official! We'd like to wish a hearty welcome to our Rio Grande Rotary Satellite Club's newest members! All of us in the Rio Grande Rotary Club are excited that you've chosen to join us and help us continue to grow our club, our causes and our community.
 
Please meet our newest members:
 
 
From left to right - Our Tuesday Club President-Elect Buffy Johnson, Secretary Eva Diaz, with inductees - Satellite Club Chair Marisa Robles,  and additional new members Megan Allen, Michael Radtke, Maricela Sandoval. 
 
We're so proud of the Satellite Club and looking forward to collaborating with you in the months to come!
It's always great when Las Cruces high school students join us! We love to learn what's on their mind, and are delighted to hear from them as they move beyond high school. We've even hosted high school students who still have the dictionary they received from our Rotary Club when they were in third grade!
 
Here is our club member, Len Nelson, with student Katie Hicks, who visited us several times. Come back any time, Katie and bring a friend!
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.
 
 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Carol Flinchbaugh
    February 12
  • Scott Russell
    February 18
  • Ken Shaw
    February 23
  • Cindy Seipel-Tunnell
    February 25
  • Midhat Quadri
    February 27
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Alexandra Barnard
    February 10
  • Trish Binns
    February 12
  • Bonny Nelson
    February 18
  • Steve Barela
    February 20
  • Carol K Foreman
    February 28
Anniversaries:
  • Mike Binns
    Trish Binns
    February 14
  • Pam Lillibridge
    Fred Lillibridge
    February 16
  • Rob Sheldon
    Terry Sheldon
    February 24
Join Date:
  • Will Burke
    February 1, 1991
    29 years
  • Cagla Yildirim
    February 7, 2019
    1 year
  • Eva Diaz
    February 7, 2019
    1 year
  • Maria Zuniga
    February 7, 2019
    1 year
  • Russell Hernandez
    February 7, 2019
    1 year
  • Kayla Fikany
    February 15, 2013
    7 years
  • Mandy Leatherwood Guss
    February 19, 2019
    1 year
  • Richard Haas
    February 23, 2010
    10 years