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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
Sergeant at Arms
Immediate Past President
Membership Director
Public Relations
Club Administration Director
Rotary Foundation Director
New Generations Director
 
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Speakers
Pat Hynes
Sep 25, 2018 12:00 PM
New Mexico Space Grant Consortium
Laura Smart
Oct 02, 2018 12:00 PM
Meet a Fellow Rotarian
James Hoffman, Dean of NMSU College of Business
Oct 16, 2018 12:00 PM
Introducing Career Preparation Committees
Maria Zuniga, Programs Manager
Oct 23, 2018 12:00 PM
Children's Reading Alliance - How it Serves the Community
Pam Lilllibridge
Nov 06, 2018 12:00 PM
Meet a Fellow (Traveling) Rotarian
 
Upcoming Events
 
Welcome!

Left to right: Here are just a few of our Rotarians and Volunteers working at our annual yard sale to benefit the Mesilla Valley Hospice, a benefit that has raised nearly $200,000 for the hospice over the past several years.

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. 

Satellite Club Meeting 2: Please Join Us & Invite Others
 
Las Cruces Rio Grande Rotary is launching a Satellite Club for new members! Here's an easy way to introduce your friends to the value and the fun that Rotary brings to the community and to everyone who becomes a member, personally and professionally.
 
 
Please join us for our next meeting from 5 pm to 7 pm on September 4, 2018 at the Game Sports Bar & Grill, 2605 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM, near NMSU.
 
This is not a traditional Rotary lunch/breakfast meeting, just a friendly get together to share the Rotary Four-Way Test, the causes we support, and the friendships we build along the way. It's BYOB (buy your own beverage and snack). Rotarians, join us and bring a friend! You can also view the event on our Rotary Facebook page and share it with your friends.
 
Questions? Please contact Carol Flinchbaugh, Richard Haas or Buffy Johnson. 
 
Rotary. Be the Inspiration. 
We're very sad to note that Don Buck, our esteemed fellow Rotarian, friend and colleague, passed away on July 25, 2018. Don was born on March 10, 1926. He joined Las Cruces Rio Grande Rotary on June 24, 1984, maintained perfect attendance for 33 years, served as club president for 1989 to 1990, was Rotarian of the Year in 2001 - 2002 and established the Don Buck Volunteer Award to celebrate others' contributions. What a wonderful role model for us all. We had so many fond memories, in photos, to choose from, and unfortunately, there wasn't room for them all, so we're sharing some fond memories here.
 
 vDon Buck receiving an award for 30 years of perfect Rotary attendance! 
Don receiving an award for 30 years of perfect attendance!
 
   Keith Austin with Don Buck  
Fellow Rotarian Keith Austin, left, with Don.
 
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Fellow Rotarian Eddie Binns with Don.
 
  Don Buck with Matt Holt  
Don with the 2018 Recipient of the Don Buck Volunteer of the Year Award, Matt Holt.
 
      
Eddie Binns, Rotary Youth Exchange member Clara, and Don.
 
Fellow Rotarian Janet Honek with Don at a fundraiser.
 
Rest in peace, Don. You will be greatly missed.
 
 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Bink Binkley
    September 9
  • Buffy Johnson
    September 9
  • Eddie Binns
    September 13
  • Shannon Duffy
    September 17
  • Chris May
    September 30
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Jana Williams
    September 6
  • Kevin Horner
    September 17
  • Shannon Murray
    September 25
Anniversaries:
  • Mike Beckett
    Veronica Beckett
    September 15
Join Date:
  • Guy Floyd
    September 5, 1989
    29 years
  • Cindy Seipel-Tunnell
    September 29, 2015
    3 years