This Week in Rotary
Club Meetings

This past Thursday, our very special guest presenter was Rotary District Governor John Drusedum, who was joined by his wife, Sharon.  Governor John and Sharon attended our Club Board Meeting Wednesday evening at El Pinto Restaurant, and then joined us at our Thursday morning Club Meeting.  John spoke about important District initiatives including the "1000 Pints of Life" Blood Drive and membership opportunities.


This past Tuesday at our Twilight Meeting, Club Service Committee Chair Brent Melville worked with us on planning for upcoming service projects including what we will be doing for World Polio Day.  More to come from Brent in the next week or two.  


We are always look for dynamic, engaging speakers, not just locally but anywhere in the world through Zoom.  If you have a guest speaker in mind, please complete the form below, and one of the members of the Program Committee will reach out to them.

Guest Speaker Form:



Club Happenings


1. Rotary Del Sol Charity Ball Update

Things are happening fast and furious on the Charity Ball front!  Members from our Club will be meeting this week with Members from the Rotary Club of Albuquerque to discuss Committees, key participants, etc.  While that is going on, our job will be to select our charity recipient this year.  We will send out the eligibility criteria later this week so you can be thinking of a worthy charity for our Club to support.  


2.  Ghost Tours Update and Balloon Fiesta Update!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to participate in the Ghost Tour service project/fund-raiser.  We were not able to fill all the required slots (not our Club's fault) so this opportunity has been canceled for this year.


We still have a few slots open for the Balloon Fiesta volunteering effort/fund-raiser that Dave Simon has coordinated for us.  Please register on-line or contact Dave directly if you're interested in helping out.  If you are planning to register, please consider inviting a potential member to participate as well.  What better way to excite potential members than to see us in action!


3.  Club Retro Meeting on October 20th!

On October 20th, the club will resurrect the Retro Meeting where 3 or 4 members of the club host the weekly meeting at their place of business. Besides having a completely different meeting place than we usually have at either Jimmy's or the Nexus Brewery, members will have the opportunity to experience what other member do in their jobs. In part because of our Club members meeting at different times, we have made some updates to the Retro meeting.  With the new Retro meeting, the host would determine the time the meeting would take place, since we have some members who can't attend early morning meetings. The Club leadership including our Club Vocational Service Point of Contact Bruce Bortner will work with potential hosts on how to handle food and drink.  

If you are interested in possibly being a Retro Meeting host, please contact Bruce Bortner,  We plan on doing at least two Retro meetings this Rotary year and perhaps a third if there is significant interest.

4.  Upcoming Birthdays!

Kit Turpen - October 8th

Scott Lardner - October 13th

Dean Constantine - October 26th

Bob Nachman - October 27th

Byron Zahm - October 28th

Steve Reynolds - October 31st


5.  Venmo Reminder!

New Venmo is up and running for our Club Account (to pay dues, happy bux, lucky bux) - "@RotaryDelSol30", and it will show up as Herman Haase.  If you're set up using the old Club Account in Venmo, please change it.  The Club Foundation account ("@R-otaryDelSolFoundation") is staying the same.  Here's what it looks like when you access it:


6.  Rotary Del Sol is Social!

If you have any ideas or suggestions for our social media, please let Public Image Chair Lisa Chavez or President Jeff know.  And please like, follow, share, etc. our social media.  It will help spread the good word!


If you have any Rotary-related news or happenings, please provide them to Jeff so he can include them in upcoming bulletins.


Rotary Happenings

September is Basic Education and Literacy Month.  Our Club has participated in literacy projects for years including mentorships and tutoring.  We have ample opportunity to participate in similar projects this year and going forward.

October 24th is World Polio Day.  We will be working on our polio fund-raiser as we have in previous years; so, if you have any suggestions, please let President Jeff or Club Service Projects Chair Brent Melville know.


District Happenings


1.  District Governor John Drusedum's blood drive challenge is still in effect through January 31st.  The goal is a total of 1000 units collected ("1000 Pints of Life").  Last year, the District gave out four Paul Harris Awards, and will do it again this year for the clubs with most pints donated.  More information on the Blood Drive Challenge can be found here:  documents/en-us/d1f076f4-1ea7-421c-abaa-df7d0e043a7d/1). 
Central Area Happenings
Our Club is part of the District's Central Area, which includes all the Clubs in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho as well as Clubs in the East Mountains and as far west as Grants and Gallup.  We have set up a website which contains information about what is going on in the Central Area including events that we can support.  Here's the link so you can see what our neighboring Clubs are doing in case you are interested in helping them:
Please feel free to call, text, or e-mail President Jeff (1-505-400-1403, if you have any feedback or suggestions for future Bulletin content or if you have any feedback or questions about any aspect of our Club.


Let's all have a great week in Rotary putting Service above Self!
Upcoming Events
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Sep 29, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
2022 Balloon Fiesta RDS Volunteer Opportunity
Balloon Fiesta Park
Oct 01, 2022
3:30 PM – 9:30 PM
2022 Balloon Fiesta RDS Volunteer Opportunity
Balloon Fiesta Park
Oct 02, 2022
4:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Twilight Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Nexus Brewery and Zoom
Oct 04, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Oct 06, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Oct 13, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Twilight Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Nexus Brewery and Zoom
Oct 18, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
"Retro" Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Host Members' Locations TBD
Oct 20, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Jimmy's Cafe and ZOOM
Oct 27, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
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