Your Rotary Reminder for

Monday, Oct 9, 2023

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Sheraton UPTOWN Hotel

2600 Louisiana Blvd NE (@ Menaul Blvd)

Today's Lunch Program

Since our program is our Rotary District Governor Richard Haas, it's time for us to brag & show off our Club!

Wear your Rotary ‘jewelry’ --- Paul Harris pins & necklace, Theme Logo pin, Rotary pin & clothing 

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PHF Medallion
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Oct 9:

Our 5520 District Governor

Richard Haas

Richard joined the Las Cruces Rio Grande Rotary Club in 2010 after an invitation from a close friend. He immediately became involved in the Club’s service projects. He served on the board as Membership Chair, Service Project Director, Club Administrator, Treasurer and as President in 2017-2018. Richard has also served the District as an Assistant Governor 2018 – 2020 and the District Conference Chair 2020 – 2021. He is a Paul Harris Society member and a Polio Plus member.

Raised in the Texas Hill Country, Richard graduated from Boerne High School and studied architecture at Texas A+M University graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1980. He received his master’s degree in architecture from the University of Colorado in 1982. Richard has practiced architecture in Denver, Austin, San Antonio, Santa Fe and for the last 28 years in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He currently is the president of Desert Peak Architects in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In 2007 Richard received the New Mexico Architect’s Medal for his architectural work in the region. He has served his community in various capacities over the years including the Downtown Revitalization Committee, the Chamber of Commerce as Chair of the Board, local Scoutmaster, and as Chair of the Southwest Spaceport Task Force Chair which led to the establishment of Spaceport America in New Mexico.

 Richard and his wife Susan have been married for 43 years. Their family includes a son and daughter, each with their own family living nearby and 7 grandchildren. After retiring from the US Postal Service, Susan returned to NMSU and earned her Nursing degree and is an RN in Las Cruces. They both enjoy traveling and motorcycling throughout the Southwest.

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welcome to our newest Rotarian

Angel Garcia

Angel Garcia | CPSW

Social Services Manager | Community Safety

Violence Intervention Program

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[email protected]


Gibson Health Hub (GHH)

5400 Gibson SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

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October is ARCF Month

Albuquerque Rotary Charitable Foundation

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RCA's own Rotarian, Clinton P. Anderson, was born in October.

If you are new to NM, New Mexican Senator Clinton P. Anderson was one of our Club Presidents; he was the only New Mexican to serve as Rotary International President - so far; & much more - click on photo for complete history

ARCF Grant Checks to be presented

10 RYLA campers next summer = $9500

Global Grant to Kenya well project = $62,350

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August Rotarian of the Month

Kathleen Mansmann

September Service Project

at NM State Fair

Monday, Oct 9 Committee meetings:

1pm: RCA Board of Directors with DG Haas

in Uptown board room


October Birthdays

(Oct 6 - 15)




SHAY Wallace

ROBERT Boverie

MARY Gleason

Other meetings next week (Oct 9-13)


every Thurs: RCA Fellowship Breakfast
7:15am @ Wecks on PDN
Next RCA Program
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Oct 16:

Jim Hinton

Operating Partner

Welsh Carson Anderson Stowe

US Healthcare Challenges: Where Do We Start ?

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What does NM Dream Center do for our community & how?

Shelley Repp

Executive Director

Where no one is for sale.

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Speaking of NM Dream Center

RCA's 1st FUNdraiser this year

Wednesday, Nov 1

4pm - 6:30pm

Saints & Sinners

Albuquerque Distilling (Nick's place)

On behalf of your club's selected nonprofit - NM Dream Center


Monday, Oct 16 Committee meetings:


Other meetings next week (Oct 16 - 20)

Wed, Oct 18: Program Committee

7:30am @ Wecks on Osuna

every Thurs: RCA Fellowship Breakfast
7:15am @ Wecks on PDN
Other events of interest

In case you missed last Monday

Sherman McCorkle

Kirtland—A National Security Complex

A few of the powerpoint slides from his presentation --- including the Kirtland Organization Chart - very interesting!


Check your spam folder

Your Oct-Dec Rotary dues invoices were emailed on Thursday - if you do not have a cc on file

If you have a credit card on file, I will be charging your account next Thursday.

Thank you for your prompt attention to your dues payments

2023 Oct 21 flyer

October Service Project

Walk to end

Sat, Oct 21


scan code --->

to sign up or

to donate in memory

QUESTIONS? ask our new RCA Rotarian

Ashly Key

Upcoming October Programs

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Oct 23:

Tracy Hartzler, CNM President

Oct 30:

Our Youth Exchange Student from Brazil, Mariana Daronco

Shirts still available to

Represent RCA Rotary!

Prep for our Club's future service projects - such as the Alzheimer's Oct. 21 walk

Shirts for sale

$15 (cash - exact amount - deeply appreciated!)

sizes medium to 3X

Yes, RCA is still zooming Mondays!

Join URL: same as always
Meeting ID: 857 3355 6745                                Passcode: 794895