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Santa Fe

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 11:30 AM
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
100 Sandoval Street
Santa Fe, NM  87501
United States
 

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President's Message
 
 
UNM Rotaract Club
 
 
The eleventh annual Love Your River Day was a successful river-wide clean-up program because of all of the great support from the Santa Fe community!
 
On February 18, 2017, 170 people completed the river wide clean up by removing over 325 bags of debris from the Santa Fe River.
 
Santa Fe Watershed Association , celebrating it’s twenty-year anniversary, would like to give a special thank you to Chris Ortiz and the City of Santa Fe staff at Frenchy’s Field for helping us put on this event. The River was left in beautiful condition, thanks to the efforts of the volunteers, on this perfect sunny day!
 
Our sincere gratitude is extended to all of the volunteers, including the UNM Rotaract Club and the SF Community College Veterans Resource Center, who helped make this event. A special thank you is also extended to the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Outside Magazine, Iconik Coffee Roasters, Dunkin’ Donuts, Trader Joe’s, Kakawa Chocolate House, Verde, the City of Santa Fe, and the County of Santa Fe for all of their generous donations and support.
 
Finally, a huge THANK YOU to the participants, who powered through the river and arroyo channels to get the job done!
 
Sincerely,
 
Rio de Santa Fe
 
(and Raquel, Keely, and Andy from the Santa Fe Watershed Association)
 
 
On February 2, 2017, we awarded seven Good News Basket Grants of $1,000 each to our first six awardees of the year.
 
  1. Solace Crisis Treatment Center
  2. Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association
  3. Sky Center/ NM Suicide Intervention Project
  4. La Familia Medical Center
  5. NM Center for Therapeutic Horseback Riding
  6. Interfaith Community Shelter
  7. Coming Home Connection

Rotary Club of Santa Fe Group Photo 1/26/17

 
January 26, 2017
We gathered for a group photo at our club assembly.  Many sported the new shirts with our club logo and you can tell we are a close group.
 
President Ed is a fine fellow willing to give the shirt off his back for club spirit!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In the month of November 2016, The Rotary Club  of Santa Fe started and completed a ramp and landing for our combat veterans participating in the Horses for Heroes program.  The ramp was designed to provide access for those disabled veterans to the pond area next to their bunkhouse at the Horses for Heroes ranch.
 
 
 
John went traveling in January. Where is he? The first Santa Fe Rotary Club member to correctly locate this picture of John -- the city name will be good enough -- will net a $100 donation to the Good News Basket. Contest ends February 28.
Rotary District 5520
RYE Ski Weekend
Santa Fe, February 23-25
 
District 5520 is asking the Rotarians in Santa Fe to host the RYE Ski Weekend.  Hosting this event will involve the following:
  • We will need to provide host families for 10 (2 boys and 8 girls) students for the weekend –Thursday evening through Sunday morning (two students or more per family).  Hosting involves providing the students with lodging for Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights, breakfast on Friday,Saturday & Sunday, and an evening meal on Friday evening.
  • The group will use The Inn at Santa Fe as their “headquarters” and for district’s committee lodging for the weekend.
  • Inbound students are to be picked up from the Inn at Santa Fe Thursday evening and hosted for sleeping each night at host Rotarian homes and brought back to the Inn each morning after being fed breakfast.
  • The students will ski at Ski Santa Fe on Friday morning and need to gather at the hotel at7:30AM.  Adults Rotarians are invited to join them for skiing.  We need 15 persons in order to qualify for a discounted rate.    
  • On Friday evening, after skiing, the host families should pick up the students at 6 pm, feed them, maybe take them out for some activity, then home.
  • On Saturday, the group will do community service somewhere in Santa Fe.  We need suggestions for possible substantial activities.  Students like to spend at least 2 hours doing this.  The group will also visit Meow Wolf that afternoon.
  • The Club’s Fun Committee will host a pot-luck Saturday evening for the RYE Students and the other SF Rotary Clubs (hopefully at The Inn at Santa Fe). 
WHAT WE NEED NOW ARE ROTARIANS WHO ARE WILLING TO HOST FOR THE WEEKEND.  IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HOST OR WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT FRED SCHOTT AT – fredschottsf1014@comcast.net , 609-731-2397.
Good News Basket 2016/17 Top 11
 
  1. Solace Crisis Treatment Center
  2. Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association
  3. Interact of Capital High School
  4. Sky Center/ New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project
  5. New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Horseback Riding
  6. La Familia Medical Center
  7. Santa Fe Watershed Association
  8. Sangre de Cristo Chorale Young Singers Program
  9. The Masters Program Charter School
  10. The Friendship Club
  11. Santa Fe Botanical Garden
 
 
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