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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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Speakers
Lindsey Bachman, SW Regional Manager
Aug 01, 2017
The Alzheimer’s Association of New Mexico
Debbie Taylor
Aug 08, 2017
Executive Director, Turning Point of Las Cruces
Debbie Moore, President & CEO
Aug 15, 2017
Las Cruces Greater Chamber of Commerce
Dan Howard, Provost
Aug 22, 2017
New Mexico State University
Aubrey Dunn
Aug 29, 2017
NM State Land Commissioner
 
Welcome!

Our team at the Annual Rio Grande Rotary Yard Sale

Two of our club members helping at our annual Rio Grande Rotary Yard Sale to support the Mesilla Valley Hospice.

The Rio Grande Rotary Club of Las Cruces (#1310) is an active group of men and women who enjoy each other's company and participate enthusiastically in contributing to our community and helping others. We also welcome new members. 

A Business Owner with a Commitment to Helping the Community 
 

Yes, you can build a business with a community sharing focus - as we learned from Keith Placencio of Kona Ice of Las Cruces this past week. When you see his fun, funky shaved ice and ice cream trucks in the neighborhood, know that a portion of his company's profits goes to support Las Cruces Public Schools and other youth organizations. Keith, you're welcome back anytime! Here's Keith with our President Elect, Ken Binkley.
This just in from our traveling fellow Rotarians, Janet Dalton Honek and Mellow Honek:
 
Janet Honek Mellow Honek Ian Riseler
 
"Wow! What luck! We visited Rotary International headquarters yesterday. We were fortunate to meet the incoming Rotary International President, Ian Riseley!" Janet had some interesting photos to share - ping her to see them! Wonder where they'll stop for their next Rotary meeting? It's a great way to visit the world!
Meet Our Club Members
 
 
In one of our earlier monthly Vocational Talks this year, we learned more about Kenny Valenzuela, a fairly new member who is also the General Manager of the Las Cruces Convention Center.  Kenny's enthusiasm and 'go-gett4er' attitude was readily evident in his talk. He started working at the LC Convention Center while in high school and has since worked his way up through multiple positions to now oversee its operations. Kenny has also been a huge help on our fundraisers, readily lending a hand at the Annual Yard Sale and more. We look forward to his ideas and contributions as the club grows. 

Candlelight vigil, survivor stories shine a light on the issue of modern slavery


 

By Arnold R. Grahl

If Rotary members had any doubt that human trafficking and modern slavery occur in the United States, Brad Myles, executive director and chief executive officer of Polaris, put that doubt to rest. 

“We’ve recorded more than 35,000 cases of human trafficking since our hotline began (in 2007),” Myles told attendees during a breakout session at the Presidential Peace Conference, an event held prior to this year's Rotary International Convention.

Myles said that one way Rotary members can help is by promoting the organization’s hotline number: +1-888-373-7888. Polaris is a nonprofit organization that trains volunteers to answer phones and direct victims to organizations across the country that can help them. READ MORE

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Ed Archuleta
    July 6
  • Larry Binkley
    July 12
  • Peggy Smith
    July 17
  • Becky Horner
    July 18
  • Larry Underwood
    July 21
  • Robert Francis
    July 26
  • Wendy Beserra
    July 26
  • Chub Foreman
    July 27
  • Kenny Valenzuela
    July 29
  • Peter Krebs
    July 31
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Peter Fisher
    July 3
  • Mary Martin
    July 9
  • Becky Binkley
    July 16
  • Moe Gant
    July 27
  • Joanna Binkley
    July 28
Anniversaries:
  • Guy Floyd
    Carla Floyd
    July 3
  • Ken Martin
    Mary Martin
    July 5
  • Andy Reed
    Connie Reed
    July 9
  • Loren Kuehne
    Nancy Kuehne
    July 9
  • Scott Mohrhauser
    Priscilla Mohrhauser
    July 13
  • Keith Austin
    Kathy Austin
    July 18
  • Diane Indorf
    Wayne Indorf
    July 21
  • George Vescovo
    Amanda Vescovo
    July 27
  • Bink Binkley
    Becky Binkley
    July 30
Join Date:
  • Richard Coltharp
    July 2, 2013
    4 years
  • Loren Kuehne
    July 3, 1989
    28 years
  • Richard Williams
    July 17, 2001
    16 years
  • Bob Skolnick
    July 18, 2000
    17 years
  • Ken Shaw
    July 22, 2008
    9 years
  • Wendy Beserra
    July 24, 2001
    16 years