Weekly News – Mar 13, 2024

Mar 13, 2024 | News

Mar 13, 2024

Hello Everyone,

Happy March! May the Luck of the Irish be with you all month long!

Our speaker tomorrow is Greg Hallstrom, Executive Director of the NM Ramp Project, which provides free ramps for people with mobility issues across New Mexico. They invite members from all communities throughout the State to donate and volunteer to make their mission a reality for as many people as possible. Ramps are built without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, age, or gender. Their vision is that no NM resident shall lack safe access because of financial limitations.   Website:   https://nmramp.org

Thank you to our speaker last week, our Honorary member T Greg Merrion!  Thank you for sharing information about your book ‘Jammies, Teeth, Prayers and Bed.’  And seeing the animated short film on the book! 

Thank you Division 2 Lt. Governor Maple Levine and her husband, past District Governor, Don Levine for attending our meeting last week!

March is National Women’s History Month:   By Women for Women Holistic Fair will be at Connect Space on March 28 from 4pm to 7pm.  Alyssa Begay, one of our members, is involved with this and said Kiwanis can have a booth at the Fair for No Charge.  Would anyone be interested in manning a booth?  If you are, give Alyssa a call at 505-536-0444

Bob Lehmer is asking for volunteers to help with the Scholastic Books at Esperanza Elementary School.

Monday, March 18-please volunteer to put labels in 1,000 books (Time to be announced)

Tuesday-March 19-Scholastic Book Fair distribution. Distribution begins at 9am.

To volunteer, please contact Bob Lehmer at rclehmer@msn.com 

Jill received an email from Eileen Berry with the New Mexico Children’s Foundation.  They have more art supplies and are asking if anyone who might be going to Santa Fe could pick them up.  They gave a few boxes of art supplies for Esperanza recently.

 Is there someone heading to Santa Fe that can collect items for Esperanza Elementary?  

There are over 40 boxes of crayons, 18 watercolor kits. 

Also….Club Elections are April 28. Currently, all positions have someone willing to serve in these capacities.  If anyone wants to consider including their name, please talk to Bernadette.  Those elected to these positions will take office Oct 1.

President:                Nikki Taylor

Past President:       Bernadette Alarid

Treasurer:                Chris Troyer

Secretary:                 Perla Wahoske  (Pending)

Directors:                 Brian Turner & Kathy Hogan  -2 year term expires 2025

                                    Bob Brooks & Gary Hansen-2 year term expires 2026


Director:                  Jill McQueary  2 years term expires 2025


Director:                 Ed Kompare-1 year term expires 2025

Please keep these upcoming dates in mind. 

May 24th-26th Riverfest and Duck Race

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