There is a severe food crisis in New Mexico this year.  We are collecting beans and rice (or donations) to benefit the Roadrunner Food Bank through the end of the month.  Contact Kit Turpin to donate.
 
We inducted our newest member, Lt Col. David Chavira, with the New Mexico Air National Guard at our last chapter meeting.  His sponsor Christine Glidden (who is currently in Nepal working on our Rotary International Grant project) took part in the meeting via zoom.   Welcome David!
 
At this past Thursday's Club meeting, Dr. Meghan Brett, UNM Hospital Epidemiologist, gave a thorough update on our global polio eradication efforts in conjunction with World Polio Day. We are very grateful to Dr. Brett for her unwavering commitment to infection prevention and informing us of the work that we and Rotarians around the world still need to do.
 
Dr. Brett received a B.S. degree in Biochemistry/Biophysics (1997) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree (2004) from University of Connecticut. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and then Adult Infectious Disease Fellowship at UNM. She then completed public health training with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer (EIS) with the Division of Vector Borne Diseases in the Bacterial Diseases Branch. She returned to UNM in 2012 to serve as the Hospital Epidemiologist and Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship.
 
Rotary Clubs from around the globe have been working tirelessly to eradicating polio from the earth, and we are THIS close!
 
 
 
Welcome to our newest member Cynde Tagg.   Cynde worked with Jeff Weinrach at UNM Hospitals where she recently retired from being Associate Chief Nursing Officer.  We've enjoyed getting to know her over the past few months and are excited to have her as the newest member of our club.
Christine is on her way to Nepal to help create a new sewing center in a school for the deaf in Nepal.  The center will help create reusable sanitary packs that are distributed to girls in Nepal who often have to miss school due to lack of feminine hygiene supplies. The center will teach sewing skills to the students so they can make money sewing on their own. This project is a funded through a Rotary International grant sponsored by Rotary Del Sol.  
 
Christine is the founder of Women to Be which supports and educates the reproductive health of girls and women in Nepal, Mexico, Zambia, and the Navajo Nation of New Mexico.
Rotary Del Sol has a new member - Abby Aguirre!  Abby is a business consultant with Farmer's Insurance.  We've enjoyed getting to know her over the past few months are are excited to finally have her as a member of our club.  Welcome Abby!
Welcome to our newest honorary member - Tulsa the Service Dog.

Tulsa has steadfastly attended our weekly meetings for the past 15 months with her trainer club member Mike McCaffrey and her sweet demeanor brought a smile to our members' faces. Mike says that Tulsa's attendance at meetings was the key to successfully completing the first part of her service dog training. She recently attended the Lavender Festival (with over 2000 attendees) and did great.
 
Now that she is all grown up and out of "puppy school", Tulsa will go to Oceanside, California for advanced training where she'll be aptitude tested and matched with someone in need like a vet with PTSD or a disabled person.

Congratulations Tulsa!   We wish you the best of luck in your future service career.
 
Congratulations to the 2023 Don Chalmers grant recipients.  The Rotary Del Sol Foundation awarded $74,000 to non-profits that serve children in New Mexico at a jam-packed meeting last week.  This year's recipients are:
 
Albuquerque Museum Foundation ($9000)
Beds4Kidz ($19,000)
Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation ($9000)
Global Give-A-Book ($19,000)
New Mexico BioPark Society ($9000)
Talking Talons Youth Leadership ($9000)
 
We'll be hearing from each non-profit throughout the year about how they use the grants. 
Thank you to everyone who came out and helped with a very successful Cycles for Cycling event.  The club came together to support  Women To Be provide underwear and reusable, washable sanitary pads to give girls what they need each month to stay in school and get an education. These pads last three years.  Girls receive a reproductive health class to teach them how their bodies work and what to expect in marital intimacy.

Thank you to our sponsors Crystal Clear Maintenance, Wellcare, Tutor Doctor, City of Albuquerque, Fat Tire, and Cyclebar. Thanks to Jimmy's and Donut Mart for food donations.  
 
Rotary Del Sol Introduces New Membership Options
 
Young Professionals (YoPros)
 
 
We are proud to announce a new Young Professionals “YoPro” Membership Category that is available to new members under 40 years old!
 
This provides an affordable option for a young professional building his/her career to join and grow with Rotary! A YoPro is a regular member of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque Del Sol, with lower dues, limited attendance requirement, and more flexible involvement. 
 
For additional information regarding our YoPro Membership option, click HERE.
 
Corporate Membership
 
We are also pleased to introduce our new Corporate Membership option, which enables organizations to take part in projects that give back to the community through Rotary’s well-organized structure.
 
The Corporate Membership program is available for businesses, professional practices, government entities, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.  Here’s how it works: Any company or organization may choose to designate up to five of their current employees to be active members of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque Del Sol with the flexibility to change designees each year as they see fit.
 
Elevate your organization’s image in the community while offering your workers the chance to develop and apply leadership and professional skills such as project management, training, and public speaking.
 
For additional information regarding our Corporate Membership option, click HERE.
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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
Twilight Meeting
Rotary Del Sol also offers an evening "Twilight" Hybrid meeting in-person at Nexus Brewery, 4730 Pan American Highway, Albuquerque or via ZOOM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. Guests are Welcome and a link to attend can be obtained from the Event Calendar.
 
 
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Upcoming Events
Speakers
General Grag Zanetti
Dec 07, 2023
Pearl Harbor Day
December 2023
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