Welcome to the Rotary Club of Albuquerque Del Sol!
Welcome. We are a group of active and involved community members with a passion for service and friendship. 
 
We engage in local and international community service projects and raise funds for charities serving children and families throughout the state.  The New Mexico Governors Charity Ball, our annual gala and signature fundraising event, has raised nearly $1 million over the past fifteen years for important causes and deserving beneficiaries.  
 
Del Sol Rotarians work hard and play hard, too.  We welcome you to join us for fellowship, fun and new adventures.
 
 
The Rotary Del Sol (RDS) Club with the New Mexico Ramp Project built 46 ramps for disabled individuals in the Albuquerque metropolitan
area and partner support because the need is great.

Generally on the 2nd Thursday of each month club members met at the New Mexico Ramp Project (NMRP) warehouse to build
modules that were used on the following Saturday to build the ramp.

Rotary Del Sol (RDS) and its partners built eight (8) ramps in New Mexico during the last eight months and the average materials
cost for a ramps was $1,151.78. RDS paid $4,607.10 for materials to build 4 ramps which exhausted all grant funds. The additional
funds ($741.10) were made available by RDS. 4 ramps were built with RDS partners who paid for the materials and RDS provided
all the volunteers. 
 
On July 1 Rotary Del Sol held its Installation of Officers, Directors and Committee Chairs for the 2021-2022 Rotary year. Incoming President Brad Ekhoff presided and thanked outgoing President Ed Robertson for his service during the difficult year of Covid-19.
 
  It was a Club Assembly during which the Officers and Directors for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year were Installed. Mark Tobiassen, District 5520 Assistant Governor and  Donette Wagner, District 5520  District Executive Secretary assisted in the Installation.
 
They Officers and Committee Chairs are:
 
President: Brad Ekhoff
Past President: Ed Robertson
Vice President: Herman Haase 
President-Elect: Jeff Weinrach
Secretary: Davis Riordan
Treasurer: John Gordon
Satellite Group Co-Chairs: Jeff Weinrach and Dick Wilkinson
Public Image Committee Chair: Meredith Eisenberg/Herman Haase
Membership Committee Chair: Kit Turpen
Service Committee Chair: Chris Van Dyck
Club Administration Chair: Dave Simon 
Rotary Foundation Chair: Ron Hensley
New Generations Chair: Jeff Faulwell
Governors Ball Chair: Tony Pino
Sgt. At Arms: Various Members
 
Rotary del Sol was recently recognized as one of the #3 club in the District for giving to the Rotary Foundation.   
 
We were one of only 4000 clubs worldwide with a 100% member participation rate. 
 
The Rotary Foundation funds projects locally (like our Navaho Hope project which delivered dozens of semi's filled with food and supplies to the Navajo Nation) and internationally.  
Our second ramp pre build and build took place on Thursday and Saturday this week.

Those at the pre build were Greg Hallstrom, Tony Pino, Ed Robertson as well as Doug Rowley, NM Ramps Chairman, and Mr. Reyes with the City of Albuquerque Senior Affairs Department. The pre build took about 3 hours.

The on site ramp build began at 7:00 AM and was finished by 1:00 PM.

Those in attendance were Michael McCaffrey, Dick Wilkinson, Lance Ellis and son Darrin, Brad Sackett and son Scott, Greg Hallstrom, Ed Robertson, Doug Rowley and Mr. Reyes.

This project was a little more involved because an old ramp had to be demolished before we could install a new one.

It was a great day and everyone left the job site with a real sense of accomplishment and thankful that a grandmother’s life was going to improve because of the work.
 
Meetings
We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
7007 Jefferson St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
United States of America
Every Thursday at 7:00 AM. Meetings are held in HYBRID Format. Guests are Welcome to attend in-person at Jimmy's Cafe, 7007 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque or via ZOOM. The ZOOM link can be obtained from any Del Sol Member or from the Event Calendar
Satellite Meeting
Rotary Del Sol also offers an evening (Satellite) HYBRID meeting in-person at Nexus Brewery, 4730 Pan American Highway, Albuquerque or via ZOOM on  Alternate Mondays at 5:30 pm. Guests are Welcome and a link to attend can be obtained from any Satellite Member or from the Event Calendar.
 
 
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