Your Rotary Reminder for

today, Sept 25, 2023

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Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement)

Yom Kippur starts a few minutes before sundown on Sunday, Sept. 24, and goes until after nightfall on Monday, Sept. 25.

 “Tzom kal” or have an easy fast

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Sheraton UPTOWN Hotel

2600 Louisiana Blvd NE (@ Menaul Blvd)

Today's Lunch Program

September 25:

Chief Emily Jaramillo

ABQ Fire & Rescue

Fire Chief Emily Jaramillo grew up in rural New Mexico. She achieved a BA in English and Secondary Education at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 1999. After returning home to New Mexico, Emily taught and coached for four years at Albuquerque Public Schools before joining Albuquerque Fire Rescue in 2005. During her time at AFR, Emily has served as an officer in both the Paramedic and Fire Suppression Divisions, served on the AFD Safety Committee, taught in the EMS Training Division, and coordinated both the Professional Development and Firefighter Health and Wellness programs, served at the chair of the Operations Planning Committee for ACS, and serves on the board for the Mental Health Response Advisory Committee. In 2015, she was the recipient of the IAFF 244 Outstanding Leadership Award and was nominated as an Albuquerque Business First Woman of Excellence in 2022.

In March of 2023, Emily was selected and promoted to become the first woman to serve as Fire Chief in AFR's 123 year history.

Prior to being appointed Fire Chief, she served as Deputy Chief of Emergency Medical Services for Albuquerque Fire Rescue, the Health & Safety Division, Chaplaincy Program, Peer Support Network, the community paramedic Home Engagement and Alternative Response Team (HEART), Records Management, the Albuquerque Fire Rescue Pharmacy, and the field EMS Quality Assurance Officers. The AFR Medical Director, Doctor Kimberly Pruett, and Behavioral Health Director, Maia Theodore-Dalton also fall under this Division. The Emergency Services Division is committed to providing exemplary pre-hospital care and community paramedicine to the citizens of Albuquerque with a strong focus on patient care and quality assurance.

Fire Chief Jaramillo is also a mother to two young children and is currently a graduate student pursuing a Masters Degree in Public Health at New Mexico State University.

Monday, Sept 25 Committee meetings:

1pm: Membership Team

in Uptown board room

September Birthdays

(Sept 23 - 30)

ANNE Scott

MARK Meiering

TINA Garcia

JANET Thompson

Other meetings next week (Sept 25-29)

Thurs, Sept 28: ARCF Board meeting at 7:30am

rescheduled 1 week later

every Thurs: RCA Fellowship Breakfast
7:15am @ Wecks on PDN
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Fri, Sept 29: RCA Movie Group

Movie: A Haunting in Venice

RSVP Lori & Peter Feibelman

Thank You to the amazing Rotarian hosts

of last week's Vocational Visits!

Feedback was terrific.

If you want to host a visit the next time, email Ann.

No date yet, but we'll keep a list.

Sept. 13 Service Project Rotary Day at NM State Fair

Thank you to the 30+ RCA Rotarians for participating!


October Birthdays

(Oct 1 - 8)

ALISON Schuler


DON Seelinger

JIM Gannon



Next RCA Program

Oct 2:

Sherman McCorkle

Kirtland—A National Security Complex

Sherman McCorkle is the Chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Sandia Science & Technology Park Development Corporation (1999 to present), Co-Founder and Partner of venture capital firm OneTen Capital, Founder of Kirkland Partnership Committee, Chairman of UNM’s Lobo Club, and is active on many community and nonprofit boards.

Yes Sherman was a RCA Rotarian!

Sherman joined RCA Rotary Club in August 1988.

He was a Rotarian for over 23 years.

Monday, Oct 2 Committee meetings:


Other meetings next week (Oct 2-6)


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

Placitas Artist Series 2023-24 season

THIS Sunday, Sept 24

RCA's own Dianna Shomaker named Artist of the Year!

PAS concert
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Deadline to apply for this cycle is September 30, 2023.

What are the qualifications to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange?

Generally a student who intends to apply for our program needs to:

  • be a sophomore or junior at the time of application
  • have good grades (top 1/3 of the class)
  • be outgoing and participatory in your community and/or school
  • be able to choose multiple countries as possible places of travel
  • be emotionally stable (able to manage stress and make decisions well)
  • have parent(s) whole-heartedly supporting the exchange
  • be willing to speak in front of Rotary groups
  • be able to fund the costs of exchange (approximately $6,500).

Assessment of these qualifications will be determined by  in-person interviews; a completed application; and a weekend with leaders and other students.


If interested, contact Michelle Frechette,

District Youth Exchange Committee Chair,

505.379.0544 or [email protected].


Deadline to apply for this cycle is September 30, 2023.

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Saturday - Sunday, September 30 and October 1.

One of the nation’s largest operating steam locomotives, former Santa Fe 2926, will be on the move and park next to the Albuquerque Rail Yards on Saturday, September 30 through Sunday, October 1.

For more information go to:

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Rotarians to travel overseas on a Rotary Friendship Exchange

Here are opportunity for international travel with RCF friendship teams of rotarians.

By the invitations from Rotarians of the countries listed below, RCF organizing and gathering teams for friendship Exchange trips.

A list 10 clubs are in each country looking forward to greet our team with hospitality and welcome arrangements.

1. Oct 10-20, 2023 GERMANY

Frankfurt-Munich (Bavaria)


2. Nov 5-15, 2023 ITALY


3.Dec 1-11, 2023 -ISRAEL


Rotary 2024 International Convention in Singapore (May 25-29, 2024)


Coming up in 2024 - UNITED ARAB AMIRATES



Vitaliy Bezrodnov - RCF Coordinator

Fuquay Varina Rotary Club, North Carolina USA

[email protected]


NM Society of Association Executives

Policy Forum on September 28 at 9:00 a.m. The forum will feature a candid conversation with Representative Meredith Dixon (D-20).

Representative Dixon serves as Vice-Chair of the House Appropriations & Finance Committee and as a member of the House Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Committee. She is a mother, small business owner, and a proud Albuquerque resident. Her husband Kevin is an engineer at Sandia Labs and together they are raising two daughters in the heart of District 20.

Representative Dixon's policy priorities include: crime and public safety, economic diversification, education, health care, and environment & climate change.

The Policy Forum is a complimentary, member-only program and will be on Thursday, September 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at AGC New Mexico (1615 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102).

Space is limited and preference is given to association executives. Please register as soon as possible.

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Upcoming October Programs

Oct 9:

District Governor Richard Haas

Oct 16:

Jim Hinton, Healthcare gone wild

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

RCA's website has several new features!

Yes, RCA is still zooming Mondays!

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