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.
 
 
n June 25, 2020 Rotary Del Sol held its first Morning Hybrid meeting since in person meetings were suspended because of the Covid-19 Pandemic after the March 12 Meeting.
 
In a hybrid meeting some members attend in person at Jimmy’s Cafe and some attend via ZOOM.
 
President Dave Simon presided over his last meeting as President.  It was a Club Assembly during which the Officers and Directors for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year were Installed.  Donette Wagner, District 5520 Secretary assisted in the Installation.
 
They Officers and Committee Chairs are:
 
President: Ed Robertson
Past President: Dave Simon
Vice President: Herman Haase 
President-Elect: Brad Ekhoff
Secretary: Davis Riordan
Treasurer: John Gordon
Satellite Group Co-Chairs: Jeff Weinrach and Dick Wilkinson
Public Image Committee Chair: Meredith Eisenberg
Membership Committee Chair: Kit Turpen
Service Committee Chair: Chris Van Dyck
Club Administration Chair: Kent Cravens 
Rotary Foundation Chair: Ron Hensley
New Generations Chair: Jeff Faulwell
Governors Ball Chair: Tony Pino
Sgt. At Arms: Mark Abramson
 
On Saturday, May 2, a team of Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Albquerque del Sol completed Phase 1 of a 2020 club service project. The project will plant 50 trees in the International District, a neighborhood in Albuquerque that has seen a decline in its urban tree canopy over the past 20 years. 
 
With outstanding help from the Forestry Division of the City Parks & Recreation Department, the Del Sol Rotarians planted five trees at Mesa Verde Park.  The rest of the trees will be planted around the neighborhood later this year.  The project is funded by a District Grant from Rotary International.  “The true meaning of life is to plant a tree under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”
 
 
 
 
This week, Rotary del Sol began a new club service project to donate food to front line health/medical workers at UNM Hospital and Presbyterian Hospitals (Downtown and Kaseman).  Thank you to our healthcare heroes!  This project is a partnership between RDS and Jimmy’s Cafe and Cinnabon, two restaurants owned by Club member Steve Reynolds.

RDS will donate food to the hospitals on Tuesday and Wednesday each week.  Attached are photos of Club President Dave Simon and Vice-President John Heck making our first deliveries today. 
The Del Sol Rotary Club is now meeting by Zoom.  We are alternating Monday evening and Thursday morning meetings.  Check our newsletter or meeting times and zoom links.
 
The 2019 Governors Charity Ball was a huge success.  Here is a photo of our club  presenting a check for $140,000 to our charity recipients the Childrens Grief Center, the Coalitiion to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and the Rotary Del Sol Foundation.

 (In picture: Ron Hensley (GCB co-chair), Alisha Hawthorne-Martiznez (Director, New Mexico Coaliation to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse),  Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Brad Eckoff (Rotary Del Sol Foundation President), Shari O'Loughlin (Director, Children's Grief Center), Tony Pino (GCB, co-chair)
 
This year, we are partnering with the Rotary Club of Albuquerque to help raise even more money for New Mexico kids.  Click here to learn more about our 2020 event.
 
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Jamie Tinnin Memorial Clay shoot at the Tinnin Hunt Club in Bernardo, NM.  The weather was beautiful and we raised money for St. Pius X school and the Rotary Del Sol Foundation.
 
On June 20  at the Regular Club Meeting the 2019-2020 Board was inducted.  Officers for the next Rotary year are:
 
Dave Simon, President
Ed Robertson-President Elect
Dacia Card-Past President
John Heck-Vice President
Herman Haase-Secretary
John Gordon-Treasurer
Nic Baker-Club Administration
Barrie Segall-Membership
Doreen Kelsey-Rotary Foundation
Meredith Eisenberg-Public Relations
Chris Van Dyck-Club Service
Jeff Faulwell-New Generations
Jeff Weinrach and Brent Melville-Satellite-Co-Chairs

Tony Pino and Dacia Card presenting the check from our signature fundraiser - the 16th Annual NM Governors Charity Ball to the Children's Grief Center and The Coalition To Prevent Child Sexual Abuse. The two charities split the proceed with the Del Sol Rotary Foundation.

The event raised a record amount of money and had a record number of attendees. #RotaryMakesADifference. Thank you everyone for helping us make a difference in the lives of New Mexico Children.

During late January-early February, Rotary Del Sol Club member Dave Ring served as part of a Rotary delegation from the U. S. and Canada aiding Indian Rotarians in their annual Polio Eradication Week.  While India has been officially polio free since 2012, keeping the world's second most populous country that way requires major ongoing effort.  During his time there, Dave met with hundreds of Indian Rotarians, helped inoculate many precious infants, and enjoyed the side-benefit of visiting the Taj Mahal, one of this world's seven man-made wonders.  He'll be taking our club on a whirlwind remembrance of that trip this Thursday morning.
Meetings

Albuquerque Del Sol
Every Thursday at 7:00 AM. Try to arrive by 6:45 AM to order Breakfast
Jimmy’s Cafe
7007 Jefferson St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
United States of America
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Satellite Meeting
Rotary Del Sol also offers an evening (Satellite) meeting on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays of the month starting at 5:30 pm (please arrive at 5:15 if you would like to order dinner)

Nexus Brewery - 4730 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque.  
 
 
Rotary International Convention 2019
 
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