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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
Matt Holt
Nov 13, 2018 12:00 PM
Baseball Has Been Very Good to Me
Richard Coltharp
Nov 20, 2018 12:00 PM
New Mexico Trivia
 
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 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm, October 15, 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:
  • Tom Mackin
    November 4
  • Annette Barela
    November 10
  • Janet Honek
    November 13
  • Loren Kuehne
    November 21
  • Phil Benson
    November 22
  • Laura Smart
    November 27
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Larry Tunnell
    November 7
  • Connie Reed
    November 22
Anniversaries:
  • Terra Winter
    Erik Winter
    November 10
  • Ross Burkhardt
    Jeanne Burkhardt
    November 11
  • Stuart Young
    Kara Young
    November 11
Join Date:
  • Carol Flinchbaugh
    November 1, 2014
    4 years
  • Josh Corral
    November 1, 2014
    4 years
  • Peter Krebs
    November 5, 2004
    14 years
  • George Vescovo
    November 12, 2013
    5 years
  • James Dolan
    November 12, 2013
    5 years
  • Janet Honek
    November 12, 2013
    5 years
  • Rob Sheldon
    November 12, 2013
    5 years
  • Stuart Young
    November 12, 2013
    5 years
  • Brad Beasley
    November 15, 2005
    13 years
  • Andy Reed
    November 16, 1999
    19 years
  • Bink Binkley
    November 21, 2000
    18 years
  • Ken Martin
    November 24, 2009
    9 years
  • Sharon DeBraal
    November 24, 2003
    15 years