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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
Advisory/NMSU Liason
Advisory Board Member
Immediate Past President
Membership
Public Relations
Club Administration
Service Projects
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Programs
The Rotary Foundation Co-Chair
Sergeant at Arms
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Speakers
Scott Russell
May 28, 2024 11:45 AM
Quarterly Foundation Update
Jody Adams
Jun 04, 2024 11:45 AM
NMSU Women's Basketball Coach
Upcoming Events
Welcome!

This year, our club volunteered to help plant trees in the Las Cruces area.. It's just one of several ways we support family, youth & 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. 

May

May is Youth Service Month - Rotarians have always taken a sincere interest in helping to prepare the next generation – with programs and projects that help with health and education and lead the way to world peace and understanding. Beyond this fact, young people are also the future of our organization if we choose for Rotary to survive and thrive beyond our lifetime.

Through our Rotary youth programs, we can not only provide service that is the keystone of our organization but also to develop relationships and provide exposure to our wonderful organization and the ideals of “Service Above Self” to the next generation.

To briefly review our District’s youth programs:

Interact is a Rotary sponsored club for ages 12 to 18, typically at a high school or middle school, although it is not limited to a single school.

Rotaract was previoulsy a Rotary sponsored club for ages 18 to 30 but now chartered as a Rotary Club. Rotaractors are involved in community and international service projects, as well as professional development and leadership training, and are good partners in service with their sponsoring Rotary clubs. NMSU has just started one of these clubs.

Rotary Youth Exchange – RYE is the leading international student exchange program in the world, and our District has sent many students out to foreign countries each year and hosts students from around the globe to spend a year of high school in our communities. Our Districts is currently hosting 4 students from other countries.

RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is a premium weekend leadership camp for high school freshmen. Every club in our District is encouraged to send at least one high school freshman from their local community to benefit from the “life-changing experience” offered at RYLA.

Youth Service also includes the many projects that individual clubs undertake to serve young people in our communities – such projects as the Dictionar projects, other reading and literacy projects, scholarship programs, backpack programs, to name just a few. Youth Service intersects the Vocational Avenue of Service in such programs as Career Coaching, 4 Way test essay contest

Our club members recently collected and donated school backpacks/school supplies for at risk students in Las Cruces public schools. There is a great need and we welcome partner organizations to join our efforts which we hope to make an annual event.
 
Woohoo! Rio Grande Rotary club members are on hand every month to prep and serve lunch at El Caldito Soup Kitchen in Las Cruces, NM. We are there every month, so let us know if you're interested!
 
 
Photo: L-to-R: Thank you Rotarians Sue Rose, Guy Floyd, Ben Bird, Volunteer Chief Norman, Carla Floyd and Mike Basehart. Thank you for sharing your time!
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 Jimmy Melver, Rotary District 5520 Polio Chair, at jkmelver@yahoo.com
Help Rotarians reach every last child and achieve our vision of a polio-free world. To learn more, contact Jimmy Melver, Rotary District 5520 Polio Chair: jkmelver@yahoo.com
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Pam Lillibridge
    May 10
  • Bob Barnard
    May 16
  • Will Burke
    May 19
  • Ken Martin
    May 31
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Mellow Honek
    May 7
  • Zane Fikany
    May 9
  • Nancy Kuehne
    May 17
Anniversaries:
  • Cindy Seipel-Tunnell
    Larry Tunnell
    May 17
  • Carol Brey
    Adilson Bezerra de Sousa
    May 24
Join Date:
  • Bob Barnard
    May 3, 2016
    8 years
  • Ed Archuleta
    May 3, 1988
    36 years
  • Peter Krebs
    May 5, 1984
    40 years
  • Pam Lillibridge
    May 15, 2001
    23 years