This week in Rotary
On November 7, 2019 at the Regular Thursday Meeting, Christine Glidden, member of Del Sol and head of Women2Be was the speaker.  She updated the Club on the Women2Be project in Nepal which is supported by Del Sol.  Women2Be provides kits for menstrual care for women in countries who do not have the resources for disposable products.  She said the project we are supporting in a small village has bees so successful that Women2Be has been able to start a project in another village supported by Rotary  of Albuquerque Del Norte.
The reusable products provided are sown by people in the area and are very helpful in raising the living standard of the women using them.  They are able to complete their education  and get better jobs.  
Christines presentation was very inspiring about what Service can do to improve the lives of people. She was assisted in her presentation by Christian Naea of the Boys and Girls Clubs who help with Christines's project. 
Christian Naea of Boys and Girls Clubs speaking at the November 7 Regular Thursday Meeting.
On November 4 at the Satellite meeting at Nexus Brewery,  Mike Bradberry,  Head Coach of the Lady Lobo Basketball team at University of New Mexico was the speaker.  He gave a fascinating presentation on some of the little known facts about College Sports,  including recruiting.  Especially interesting were his comments about how popular women's basketball is in Europe.  Many USA women leave home to play professionally in Europe where salaries are higher.
UNM Women's basketball draws larger audiences than many schools, which helps with recruiting. 
This week's Regular morning meeting at Meals on Wheels will feature Richard Buckler, State Representative for New Mexico for Sister Cities International.  He will be speaking on the work of Sister Cities and the New Mexico Trade Alliance.  This promises to be a very interesting program.  
At the next RDS Board Meeting on November 19, an important issue will be discussed.  Our host for Thursday Meetings, Meals on Wheels is requesting a $4 increase in the cost of the breakfast they provide.  That would increase the breakfast cost to $15.00.  We now pay $11 per meal with a 35 meal minimum per week.   The Club bills members quarterly for the breakfasts at $10.00 per week, thus partially subsidizing the meal costs.  Since members are billed for breakfasts even when they do not attend,  the Club runs a surplus on the Meals account which can be used for Service Projects or transferred to the RDS Foundation. Members who attend the Satellite Meeting, Members on Leave of Absence and Active Emeritus Members are not required to pay for meals.  
So, the issue which the Board will be discussing is whether to agree to the increase, request MOW to provide a lower cost Continental Breakfast, eliminate meal service  altogether or even transfer to a different venue.  If the Board agrees to the cost increase, there would be an increase in the Meal Dues to defray the increase. This issue is very important to the future of Rotary Del Sol so please give thoughtful consideration to this matter and let your Board Members know your feelings about it.  
Lets all have a Great week in Rotary putting Service above Self.
Upcoming Events
Regular Club Meeting
Meals on Wheels Cafe
Nov 14, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Satellite Meeting
Nexus Brewery
Nov 18, 2019
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM
RDS Board Meeting
Jimmy's Cafe
Nov 19, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Regular Club Meeting
Meals on Wheels Cafe
Nov 21, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Thanksgiving Holiday-N0 Meeting
Nov 28, 2019
Rotary Del Sol Foundation Board Meting
US Eagle Federal Credit Union
Dec 10, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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