Committee preparing for the annual Healing Field Memorial Day program
Monee, Lynn White, Terri, Jack, Jim, and Nicole ready to hand out "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind' to McCormick School.  San Juan County Rotary annual project for One Book, One School annual project.
Jesus hands book to students at McCormick
Mike Lewis, Farmington Airport Manage, gave an update on the Farmington airport
Tuesday, March 26, 2024- We learned about the Northwest New Mexico Pickleball Club- from Nick Lacey (who also happens to be a Farmington Police officer). We also had a very large group of new inductees- all sponsored by Jack or Terri Fortner- pinned by other club Rotarians. New inductees are: Jyl Adair, Allen Elmore, Larry Moore, Ronette Smith, Frankie Villa Lobos, Nashota Yazzie...Welcome!
Nick Lacey talks pickleball. Learn more about it here.
Inductees and their fellow Rotarians
New inductees are pinned.
Tuesday, March 19th Meeting- Today, we heard from our own Rotarians and community leaders, Senators Steve Neville and Bill Sharer. They spoke about this year's legislative budget session, focusing on long-term goals that were accomplished as well as challenges facing New Mexico now and in the future. During the meeting, we also welcomed new member Gabriel Garcia. 
Senator Steve Neville discussing the legislative session.
Senator Bill Sharer discussing the legislative session.
Terry Fortner sponsored new member Gabriel Garcia and is pictured with President Jack Fortner.
On March 19th, we celebrated President Jack Fortner's birthday.  He was in great spirits as we all sang Happy Birthday to him.
Tuesday, March 12, 2024, Meeting
Today's meeting was focused on learning about the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP). Tina Pacheco informed us about the benefits of the program that allows area youth to earn funding for their sports teams and programs by volunteering.  We also had the privilege of welcoming former member Abe Barela back into the club!
Tina Pacheco talks about VIP.
How can you partner with VIP?
Terry Hayes pins returning member Abe Barela.
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 Meeting
Our own Rotarian, Vickie Campbell, presented with the UmattR teens. UmattR is a program that addresses social issues facing our local youth. UmattR teens are selected from across San Juan County and are positive role models to their peers and local students.
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 Meeting
Gallup Rotary Club Past President, Sammy Chioda, visited our club. He presented on the history and the years of fundraising and scholarships that they do. Thank you for visiting our club!
Tuesday, February 20, 2024, Meeting: 9/11 National Day of Service
Tuesday, February 20th, we heard from Seth Bingham about the 9/11 Day of Service. On this day of service, many people across the country give their time in service of their community. Last year, hygiene bags and park improvements were two of the ways that county residents participated. First Lady and President-Elect Terri Fortner led the charge was President Jack Fortner was out.
Tuesday evening (February 6th) Rotarians gathered for a social and dined together before watching Johnny Cash The Official Concert Experience. Thanks to Janis for organizing this social. 
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 Meeting: Revisiting Rotary
At our Rotary meeting this week, we heard about the many programs we operate and participate in.  As Rotarians, we choose to live a life of service to others so it's important that we jump in and support our various projects which include Healing Field, One Book One School, supporting Salvation Army and much more!
 
Jocelyn French was welcomed as our newest member and was pinned by her sponsor (and boyfriend) Kegan.
 
Past President Phil Morin was in town and brought us a banner from his current club in Arkansas. 
Kegan pins Jocelyn as she is officially becomes a Rotarian.
Members enjoying fellowship and lunch. 
Past president's took a photo with visiting past President Phil Morin. 
Congratulations to Rotary members and businesses who were nominated to be Farmington Chamber of Commerce Person/Business of the Year!
Nominated for Person of the Year
Nominated for Business of the Year
Nominated for Business of the Year
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Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Meeting
San Juan County Deputy Manager Steven Saavedra talked to Rotarians about the County's initiatives related to mental health and the development of a Crisis Triage Center which would allow first responders to provide individuals in crisis with immediate access to supports. The project is currently in development but looks to be a great future community resource!
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 Meeting
During today's meeting, we inducted Vickie Campbell as our newest Rotarian. Ferdi Serim of Rotary Club of Santa Fe (Congrats RC of SF on your 100th birthday!) visited and talked to us about The Four Way Test Essay Contest. Our guest speakers were Candace Krestel and Ashten Mizell talking about Night to Shine- a project funded by the Tim Tebow Foundation that creates a prom night for individuals with special needs. You can still sign up to participate by going to the link on the photo.
Candace Krestel and Ashten Mizell of Night to Shine
Rotary Club of Santa Fe member Ferdi Serim gets our banner from Gary Risley
Terri Forter pins our newest member Vickie Campbell
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 Meeting
While our fearless president was busy out of town, Dave Turnbull stepped in and led today’s meeting. Our guest was Randy West who talked about all of the great entertainment going on at the City’s entertainment venues and the great performances being put on by Four Corners Musical Theatre Company.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2024 Meeting
Today at Rotary, we learned about Farmington’s new Metabolic and Bariatric Institute. Dr. Ernst and Meghan Ritz talked about the issues related to obesity, the procedure, as well as their treatment methods. It was an informative day!
 
On Saturday, January 6th, Rotarians Bill Sharer and Rick Burns from San Juan County Rotary Club paired up with Rotarians Brad Ekhoff and Greg Hallstrom from Albuquerque Rotary del Sol to build a needed ramp at a local home. Thank you, gentlemen, for a job well done! 
Next Tuesday, support Rotary and saving lives by donating blood. The Bloodmobile will be available at Hills Church before, during, and after lunch.
Greg and Brad Ekhoff present on Albuquerque Rotary del Sol and the New Mexico Ramp Project 
Greg, Bill Sharer, Brad, and Mike pose for a photo.
Bill will be the New Mexico Ramp Project leader for our club 
Steve Neville slips President Jack Fortner a joke book so he can improve his game!
First Rotary Meeting of 2024!
Club members met for the first meeting of the new year. Greg and Brad Ekhoff from Albuquerque Rotary del Sol talked about their club and the New Mexico Ramp Project. Bill Sharer will step up as chair of our club's New Mexico Ramp Project. To top things off, Steve Neville brought President Jack Fortner a joke book to help him improve.
Christi Drake and Bryan Crawford installed as Rotarians
Christmas fun
Christmas cheer!
December 12, 2023 meeting: Rotarians brought in their donations for Angel Tree (left) and we heard music performed by the students of Pinon Hills Academy (below). 
Pinon Hills Academy students sing Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
Pinon Hills Academy Students sing Christmas Carols.
Pinon Hills Academy Students sing Christmas Carols.
Salvation Bell Ringers
On Saturday, December 9th, Rotarians including Randy Joslin and Jim Baker (right) volunteered their time ringing the bell for the Salvation Army.
Carol, Nicole, and Jaime
Gary and Pat
Jack and Terri Fortner
At our Tuesday, December 5th meeting, Mark Johnson was inducted into our club as a returning Honorary Member.  Our guest speaker was Mrs. New Mexico America Perla Wahoske who resides in the area. She talked about her choice to participate in the Mrs. New Mexico pageant, her platform, and the experiences and opportunities she has encountered through her title. To learn more, visit her Facebook Page
Mrs. New Mexico America Perla Wahoske in her costume at the national pageant
Mrs. New Mexico America Perla Wahoske speaks to our club.
Terri Fortner places the Rotary pin on Mark Johnson.
Salvation Army and United Way
Lieutenant Christopher Rockwell of the Salvation Army and Jennifer Johnson from San Juan United Way spoke to our club on November 28th. They talked about different ways to help our youth and seniors this Christmas including Angel Tree and the senior citizen blanket drive. 
Tuesday, November 21st Meeting
Tuesday, November 21st Meeting: Our guest was Andrea Pena with Childhaven. Also during today's meeting we inducted Pat Lucero into our Club.  Welcome to our newest Rotarian!
Andrea Pena with Childhaven
Pat Lucero- San Juan County East's newest Rotarian
Visiting Rotarians Join Us for Lunch
A great benefit to being a Rotarian is visiting Rotary Clubs around the world.  On November 14th, Rotarians Jim and Donna Micelli from Studio City- Sherman Oaks Rotary visited our club.  They are pictured here with San Juan County East Rotary President Jack Fortner.
Bags of Love Presents to SJC East Rotary on November 14th
On November 14th, Bags of Love presented to our Club.  Bags of Love are given to children who have been displaced from their homes or are in need of items due to difficult circumstances.  To support this project, donations of items or financial resources can be made. 
San Juan Rotary's Street Clean Up featured in the Tri-City Record
On Sunday, November 5th, San Juan County Rotary was featured in the Tri-City Record for our Roadside Clean Up. 
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 Luncheon: Our guest was local filmmaker Justin Hunt who described the process bring The Post from vision to movie theaters.  The Post won The Best Thriller award at the Montreal Film Festival.  You can learn more about the film by following Justin Hunt on Instagram, following The Post movie on Instagram or checking it out at Allen Theaters. 
Local Filmmaker Justin Hunt
The Post movie- Now Showing in Farmington
San Juan Rotarians with Justin Hunt
Saturday at 8 am ready to do our
highway clean up. Service above Self 
Chief Hebbe presented on public safety in Farmington and the importance of avoiding misinformation online. 
Janis Jakino pinned Nicole Clark as our newest Rotarian
Terri Fortner pinned Nicole Lane as our newest Rotarian
Rotarians Support Local Students with One School, One Book
On Monday, October 30th, our Rotarians handed out books as part of our ongoing One School, One Book partnership with McCormick Elementary School. Numerous studies have documented the importance of reading for emotional, academic, and professional success. We love the opportunity to books in the hands of children to give them access to these important tools, but also to help them develop the love of learning. This year's book, A Boy Called Bat, will be read by all students and their families over winter break.
Participants of the One School, One book handout at McCormick Elementary School. From left to right: Vice Principal Tatia Fernandez, Principal Lynn White, Rotarians Amy Scanlan, Terri Fortner, Jeanine Bingham-Kelly, Janis Jakino, Nicole Clark, Jim Baker
Students wait to be given their new books. 
Our 2023 Navajo Preparatory Academy Scholarship Recipient Kiana B. 
October 24th Co-Speaker, Laura Harper
 
October 24th Co-Speaker, Tim Gordon
 
Newest Rotarian
Jeff Johanson
Dean of Students Rainey Crisp and Jeffrey Tome, admissions Navajo Prep received us scholarship for Kiana, Freshman
Newest Rotarian Cole Stoneman
Appreciation from Connie Mack Chairman for supporting the ABA
Sarah Oliver and Randy Joslin
Robert Miller presentation on the
NM Judicial System
Our newest Rotarian Keigen Kruger pinned by Joe Crim
Today’s speaker Jyl Adair, PMS, Festival of Trees. https://www.pmsfestivaloftrees.org
Virginia Nickles Hircock presented on her Mt. Everest base camp adventure 
Gary Risley and Mike Lewis presented the outstanding service award by President Fortner
Lieutenant Governor Quinn visited our club and was presented our club banner
SJRE Fly In, Drive In, Dine In September 23rd
SJRE Fly In, Drive In, Dine In September 23rd
SJRE Fly In, Drive In, Dine In September 23rd
District Governor Haas presented banner to President Fortner
Jamie Church installed and pinned by membership Chair Janis Jakino
Senator Bill Sharer installed and pinned by President elect Terri Fortner
Jared Okello, Kenya Parliamentarian
Mr. Okello spoke on elections in Kenya
Liesl Dee, San Juan College Encore
Newest Rotarian Amy Scanlan pinned by Terri Fortner
Bonnie Hopkins Byers
Cole Stoneman, Ironbridge Wealth Management, presented on preparation for retirement
Bob Fitz presented a photo to President Fortner in appreciation for Rotary's contribution to the Navajo Ministries Bi-fly tournament
September 23rd Fly In, Drive In event at Farmington, NM airport
Virginia Nickles &
Robin Woodard
Carnegie Hall
We want you to join us!
 
WHAT WE DO AND WHO WE ARE:

-Salvation Army  bell ringers
-Trash collectors with BLM
-Connie Mack team host and sponsor
-Halloween costume party at a local business 
-Pints for Polio at a local business
-Healing fields on Memorial Day
-Fly in, Dine in at Farmington Municipal Airport
-One school, one book for McCormick
-Bi-fly fishing tournament for Navajo Ministries 
-Presents and funds Navajo Prep scholarship 
-Desert View Counseling 'Strides against Suicide' 
-Christmas Angel tree 
-Paul Harris Awards 
-RYLA
-Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY)
-Sponsor of the Karadah Project International 
Today’s presentation was AI ChatGPT. The risks and benefits of its use
Rotary Speaker Nora Bond presented Remote Area Medical (RAM) that will serve underserved or uninsured individuals in our county on July 12-14, 2024  Push button below see how to volunteer
RAM
Past President Jeanine Kelly presented plaque by President Fortner
Jim Baker recognized for years as Speaker Chair
Josh Payne presented the Paul Harris
by President Fortner
Rhonda Ledford presented the Paul Harris
by President Fortner
San Juan County Rotary East 2008
Desert View Family Counseling presentation 
https://mydesertview.org/
Connie Mack Host Committee-Jeanine Kelly, Janis Jakino, Audra Winters, Carol Taulbee, Peggy Marie, Sarah Oliver and Terri Fortner
Lunch for the team at
San Juan College Dorm Lobby
Albuquerque Baseball Academy served lunch after their 10 a.m. game
DelSheree Gladden, Editor of Tri-City Record
 
https://www.tricityrecordnm.com/
 
President Jeanine Kelly passed the gavel to Jack Fortner who will serve as president 2023-2024
Memorial Day Tribute
The San Juan Rotary Club is proud to present the annual "Flags of Remembrance Healing Fields" Memorial Event. Hundreds of 3x5 America Flags will fly on eight-foot poles, displayed in perfect rows and columns, in an awe-inspiring tribute to honor those men and women who sacrifice their time, talents, and lives for freedom, society, and to better the lives of others. Each flag will fly in honor of a hero.
Sponsor a flag in honor of all who serve and sacrifice or for a personal hero in your life. At the end of the tribute, take the flag home to your business or present it to your hero to fly and continue the tribute. 
The "Flags of Remembrance Healing Fields" event is free of charge and open to the public daily. Come with your family and friends to walk among the flags and experience the spirit of America as you never have before. May 2024
Help keep Memorial in Memorial Day
Club Information
San Juan County Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Hills Church
5101 N Dustin Ave.
Leadership Center
Farmington, NM 87401
United States of America
Phone:
(505) 326-1817
San Juan Rotary est. 1959  Past Presidents