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Your Rotary Reminder

Monday, Nov 20, 2023

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Sheraton UPTOWN Hotel

2600 Louisiana Blvd NE (@ Menaul Blvd)

Today's Lunch Program

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Nov 20:

Mike Canfield

President & CEO

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Michael has strong ties to the New Mexico community. He is a member of the Laguna Pueblo and has served and continues to serve on many community-based boards including Visit Albuquerque, The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, CNM Ingenuity, Albuquerque Regional Economic Alliance, Economic Forum, New Mexico Gas Company, Laguna Construction Company and the Near North Valley Neighborhood Association. He also served on the CNM Governing Council, the State Public Education Commission and as a Commissioner for the City of Albuquerque’s Commission on Indian Affairs.

On his off time, Michael can be found enjoying off-road motorcycle rides, playing tennis, or - more likely - spending time with his eight grandchildren.

Mike's full bio

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The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) Campus serves as a gathering place where Pueblo Culture is celebrated through creative and cultural experiences, while providing economic opportunities to Pueblo and local communities. It is located at the heart of nearly 80 acres of land owned by the 19 Pueblos and governed by the 19 Pueblos District (a sovereign government formed by the Tribal Councils of the 19 New Mexico Pueblo Communities) at the former location of the Albuquerque Indian School (1881-1982). The Center is comprised of museum and gallery space, a collection of murals and other Native arts and artifacts, a library, archives, an education department, a teaching kitchen/restaurant, and cultural programming and events – each celebrating the Pueblo culture of New Mexico.

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Rotarian of the Month

Mark Meiering

for his continued service at the Monday reg desk

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November is The Rotary Foundation month

  • If you are interested in setting up monthly or annual contributions, check in with PDG Tom Walker

Monday, Nov 20 Committee meetings:


Other meetings next week (Nov 20 - 24)



RCA Office will be closed

Wednesday noon -- Monday, Nov. 27


November Birthdays

(Nov 17 - Nov 27)


GREGG Franklin

BERTO Gorham

The Literacy Committee made fast work labeling about 200 books for the BLISS project.

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Next Monday's RCA Program

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Nov 27:

Brad Yablonsky

Social Security

Brad Yablonsky is a financial advisor with RBC Wealth Management. His focus is Social Security and Medicare benefits and integrating those programs with the other moving parts and puzzle pieces of retirement planning. He is originally from New Jersey and travelled to Albuquerque in 2001 “just to visit” though now proudly calls it home. Brad graduated from Rutgers University and holds Series 7, Series 66 and Insurance licenses. He serves on the boards of La Vida Llena and the Senior Citizens Law Office. In his free time, he is a drummer and performs with a Pink Floyd tribute band called Pink Freud.

and Club Assembly

for the Election of your 2024-25 RCA Board of Directors

Monday, Nov 27 Committee meetings:

1pm: Membership committee Team meeting

Everyone welcomed to attend &

 help our club keep bringing in top-notch Rotarians!

Other meetings next week (Nov 27 - Dec 1)


every Thurs: RCA Fellowship Breakfast
7:15am @ Wecks on PDN

Our Club's Seasonal Community Service

Causes Close to Your Heart

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Salvation Army

Bell Ringing

Only a few time slots left!

Be sure to sign up next Monday with Past President Bill Dennis

at reg desk

Saturdays, Dec 2, 9, 16

at Hobby Lobby

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'Angel' tags

on Monday

For many families, it’s difficult to provide anything but the basics. RCA Raewyn from SA will bring Angel Tree tags!

This program is 100% donor-driven, and we depend on your generosity to meet the needs of more than one-million participating children.

The last day to donate is December 18, 2023. 

REMINDER: don't wrap. use gift bags

Check out this clever FB post - advent calendar for food bank needs!

It reminded me of items on my shelves that I'll be bringing on Monday!

Or when you're buying for your holiday meals, get 2 and bring 1 to Rotary

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Silver Horizons

Food Collection

You'll see the box at Rotary on Mondays

until December 18

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Other events of interest

The Wheels Museum

Just a reminder that The Wheels Museum is the Club's next nonprofit recipient

The fundraiser event is scheduled for Sunday, March 3, 2024 afternoon at Rotarian Ken Gilman's home.

Details to follow

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Sneak Peek December Programs

Dec 4:

Rachel Riberio

NM Young Actors

Dec 11:

Antonia Roybal-Mack

Hermit Peak/Calf Canyon Fires

Dec 18:

Holiday Party

Entertainment by Ken Gilman & the Mandologists

Dec 25:

No Rotary

Merry Christmas

2024 January 1:

No Rotary!

Happy New Year

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In case you missed

Estelle Rosenblum passed away peacefully last Sunday morning. Her daughter Gail and her brothers, Jay and Paul, were with her. Estelle's obituary will be cited in the coming weekend paper. The UNM School of Nursing's tribute is below.


Estelle was an active Rotarian in our club for over 34 years.

Gail said that their family plans to have a party in her honor in February


If you would like to send a card:

Rosenblum Family, 1309 Cuatro Cerros Trail, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123


UNM School of Nursing Tribute to their former Dean

Yes, RCA is still zooming Mondays!

Join URL: same as always


Meeting ID: 857 3355 6745                                Passcode: 794895