Weekly News – May 17, 2023

May 17, 2023 | News

May 17, 2023

Hello Everyone,

Our speaker tomorrow is Dave Zeller, CEO at NAPI.  Dave is a very interesting speaker and will present about ‘What they are doing at NAPI and what they hope to do.’   It is hoped to make NAPI one of the nation’s largest agriculture operations with 78,000 acres of farmland.   NAPI Energy Transitional Demonstration Program.  What is it?  Energy transition is a continuing process requiring long-term energy strategies and planning, with a country-tailored focus on applying appropriated energy technologies to reach net-zero emissions.

Thank you to our speaker last week, Hank Adair.  He is the Director of Farmington Electric.  We learned a lot about blackouts and the impact our current situation is having.

Thank you to Paul Hayes for joining our meeting, as a Guest of Paul’s.  We hope to see you again soon!

Bring your dollars to buy into the poker game and support our yearly social, too!

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams went well. There were several young people in the audience who stayed afterwards and had pictures taken with the gentlemen.  Victoria, one of the Civics Bee winners wanted her picture with Mr. Adams. She took 2nd place in the Regional Civics Bee and will go to the State in August. It’s great to see the impact these 2 Founding Fathers had on young people. There was even a woman who was a descendent of Thomas Jefferson there. We sold 409 tickets. Thank you to all who attended and helped in any way. (See photo below)

Please keep these upcoming dates in mind and consider signing up for these important events. 

Duck numbering at Tony’s warehouse will be this Saturday, May 20th.  We could use some volunteers to get them ready for next weekend.  9am.  14 Road 5860 Farmington, NM  87401

Riverfest is looking for volunteers. People can sign-up to sell tickets at the Duck Ticket Booths or for any other job listed on the volunteer site. Half the proceeds from Duck Ticket sales goes to Clothes for Kids.  Sign up here https://riverreachfoundation.volunteerlocal.com

June 17th will be the annual Outback Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 8am-11am. Club members will be asked to help sell our $10 tickets…prizes for the top 3 sellers.  All proceeds raised go to our club, Outback absorbs all costs and labor. We only need a small group to set up event signage, ticket sales/collection at the door, a bit of bussing tables and breakdown of signage. We raised roughly $3,000-$4,000 last year for just a little bit of effort on our part;)

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Saturday June 24th at Bowlero Lanes.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters largest annual fundraising campaign. The money raised through this campaign will be used to support quality mentoring matches between caring adult volunteers and at-risk children in New Mexico. The goal for BFKS 2023 is to raise $23,000 to help children stay in school, graduate, build confidence, and achieve success in life.  All funds for SJC stays in San Juan County.

We have a Rio del Sol Kiwanis Bowling team that Kiwanis members can join (you don’t have to be a good bowler, it is just for fun) or you can donate to our team. To join the bowling team or to donate go to https://p2p.onecause.com/bfkssjc2023/accept?challenger=chris-troyer&team=kiwanis-4

June 24th is also the Mac & Cheese Fest at Berg Park, 1pm-5pm.  If you are interested in volunteering for 3-4 hours for a free ticket to attend, please email NikkiT@bgcfarmington.org.  There are specific shifts before, during, and after, and they are filling fast.

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