Socorro Rotary 2018 Community Calendar
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Donations can be made to the Socorro Rotary Club Foundation, PO Box 972, Socorro NM 87801

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Serving Socorro since May 4,1938

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
606 North California
(Mailing address is PO box 972)
Socorro, NM  87801
United States
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On behalf of the Socorro Public Library, I would like to thank you for your contribution to our Reading Is Fundamental Program (RIF).
RIF is committed to a literate America where all children have the opportunities that literacy provides. For over fifty years, RIF has
been an important voice for children's literacy, and in partnership with libraries such as ours, it has impacted the lives of hundreds
of children in the Socorro area.
Your support plays a key role in our success in achieving the mission of our library which is to meet the evolving educational, cultural
and recreational needs of local residents by providing modern library resources and services.
There is no way to express our gratitude for your kindness. We at the Socorro Public Library are continually inspired by the dedication
and generosity of donors like yourselves who answer the call to give repeatedly. Again, we thank you for your generosity.
Sincerely, Donald Lorenzo Padilla. Library Director
THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME. Since the start of my Freshman year I have had nothing  but support from each and every one of you. (especially Penny & Gerry) I appreciate you sending me to RYLA, giving me guidance with INTERACT and for the scholarship. I plan on continuing my community service in ROTARACT at CSU. All of you have taught me so much & I am beyond thankful. Thank you for the scholarship and I hope to make you proud. Sincerely, Autumn Goranson
On May 31st Nadine Keller spoke to us about nutrition programs for the food insecure. Nadine and her husband, Nick, originally lived in Albuquerque. But Nadine’s father and mother had a 13-acre farm in Polvadera and persuaded Nick and Nadine to come there and farm.
 Before Socorro had a Farmer’s Market, her grandfather used to sell fresh produce on the plaza. So when Nadine and Nick started farming they got involved in Farmer’s Markets. They have been involved in the Socorro Farmer’s Market for the last 18 years.
Fresh produce is especially important for low income individuals for proper nutrition. Nadine explained that there are currently three programs to help the food insecure; Women, Infants and Children (WIC),Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Senior Hunger Initiative (SHI). Read her full presentation in the May 31st SRC downloaded Bulletin. 
 Our annual Bill Weiss Wine Tasting at the Capital Bar was a huge success.
Thanks to Penny Lommen for  a job well done!! 
Bob Taker was our speaker on Feb 22 telling us about their recent trip to Israel.
They flew into Tel Aviv to begin the tour. Bob pointed out the land area that is Israel and the land locked smaller West Bank area on a map. The contrast between the 2 areas in the economies and infrastructures is startling. Israel has clean modern cities and the West Bank has poverty and hopelessness. Israel has developed large desalinization projects which provide drinking water. The West Bank is dependent on Israel for water and produce. The presentation was most informative.
Can't wait to hear about their run with the Iditarod.
Bill Christy filled the room with his presentation to Rotary on 2.15.2017.
His father, Chief Petty Officer William A. Christy was awarded the Bronze Star
for his work done on the beach on D-Day.
Details of the presentation are in the downloaded SRC Bulletin 2.22.17
Glen, thanks for your presentation at Rotary today!
Thank you! It's always fun to talk about my favorite subjects.  I appreciate the invite and kind words.
 I've always liked Socorro and it's citizens, the more I get to know your community the better it gets.
​ Deb Card,a Socorro Speech Pathologist and daughter of a famous local Rotarian,
Gave a Dec 7th presentation on the good work done by the TSC.
The Pirates presented themselves and their robot at our Nov 2nd meeting.
They are prepping for the Velocity Vortex national competition in St Louis.
See the 11.9.16 download for the very interesting details of their work.
Colleen Gino the new Director of our Chamber of Commerce was the speaker at Rotary today.
"We enjoyed your being with us, and thanks"
Thank you for your gift to the Socorro General Hospital's Fall Fundraisers event. Socorro General Hospital has a wonderful History of philanthropy and your contribution continues this tradition. Your support of this fundraiser helps to fund important improvements for the facility as well as provide critical programmatic support.
As fellow doctors we hope you take pride in  knowing that your generosity is an absolutely vital part of helping meet the many healthcare needs of our community today while helping to strengthen our foundation for the future.
Thanks for continuing your legacy of giving.
Gratefully, Giuseppe "Joe" Rizza,
President Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation
The Socorro Rotary Club was organized on May 4, 1938 with sponsorship by the Belen and Mountainair clubs. The 23 original members represented a cross section of the community. The charter night was held on June 6, 1938. Participating in the occasion were Austin Lovett of the Belen club, Rotarian McWhirter of the Mountainair club and Clinton P. Anderson , past President of Rotary International (1932-1933) and a long-time senator from New Mexico.
The Socorro club helped to celebrate Rotary International’s Golden Anniversary (1905-1955) by reaching a membership high of 38. A special event that year was a “Rotary Ann” box supper at the American Legion Hall. The club bulletin, “The Rotary Rio Rambler” was also initiated that year.
     In 2002 we co-sponsored the new club in Elephant Butte. In 2007 we set a new high in membership with 42 members
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