Message from the President







July 2020

Join our z-mtgs every Monday at 12 noon!  It is a respite on Mondays again - at the noon hour - with interesting programs and a chance to 'see' our Rotary friends.  An amazing dividend has been seeing our Rotarian friends from Texas, Colorado, Canada and France!

Message from the President Mark Tobiassen 2020-07-01 06:00:00Z 0

Past RCA Programs

7 February 2022
George & Sedena Cappannelli, Co-Founders, Age Nation
31 January 2022
Kim Kerschner, Executive Director, Locker #505
24 January 2022
17 January 2022
Harold Medina, Chief, Albuquerque Police Department
10 January 2022
Past RCA Programs 2018-08-07 06:00:00Z 0

Ethical Moment by Ed O'Leart

What's the Connection between the Rotary Club of Albuquerque's Ethics Program and Rotary International's Four Way Test?  
Hear more on Monday in an "Ethical Moment" presented by RCA Rotarian Ed O'Leary.
Ethical Moment by Ed O'Leart 2017-08-28 06:00:00Z 0

A Century of Doing Good in the World

The Rotary Foundation has been improving lives since 1917. Learn about our work and be inspired to join us in celebrating our centennial year and meeting humanity’s greatest challenges! (This video premiered at the 2016 Rotary International Assembly.)
A Century of Doing Good in the World 2017-08-22 06:00:00Z 0

Sam Donaldson - The Press, The President, and the Public


Born in 1934 in El Paso, Texas, Sam Donaldson began his broadcasting career in college. He rose to prominence as the chief White House correspondent for ABC News, eventually moving to the anchor desk for such programs as World News Sunday, Primetime Live, This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts and Politics Live, the first regularly scheduled internet news program. A four-time Emmy Award winner, Donaldson stepped down from ABC News after 47 years with the network in 2013.
Sam Donaldson - The Press, The President, and the Public  2017-08-21 06:00:00Z 0

Ollie Allred's Obituary

Ollie grew up in Alabama, moving to New Mexico in college, in search of air that he could breathe easier. Shortly after arriving, he met his future wife, Patty at First Baptist Church in Albuquerque. Starting in the mail room at Albuquerque National Bank, Ollie's hard work and people skills eventually landed him as Vice President of Sunwest Bank, in charge of the Trust Department.
Ollie Allred's Obituary 2017-08-14 06:00:00Z 0

Be a Monday Rotary Lunch Sponsor

RCA Lunch Sponsorships Are Here!
Every Rotarian brings something distinct and valuable to our community, through their perspective, personality or passion.
Share your talents and passion with us at our next RCA Monday Lunch!
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This year's generous RCA Lunch Sponsors:

LEGACY Sponsor
RCA Rotarian Bert Parnall
Making A Difference Sponsor
RCA Rotarian Cathy Waseta
Be a Monday Rotary Lunch Sponsor   2017-07-31 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Program Monday, July 17, 2017 - Rachel Moore


Rachel is a member of the Hopi Tribe and was brought up enjoying the outdoors hiking in the Jemez and Sandia Mountains throughout the summer months. Always having an interest in cultures, Rachel received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Archaeology focusing on the Fremont culture, contemporaries of the Anasazi.  She then went on to receive her Master's in Museum Studies from Arizona State University, where her research focused on sacred objects in museums and museum representation in film. 
Rotary Program Monday, July 17, 2017 - Rachel Moore 2017-07-24 06:00:00Z 0

A celebration of Shirley's life will be held on Saturday, July 29.

The Rotary Club of Albuquerque sends its condolences to the family & friends of RCA Rotarian Shirley Sinkey. She was born a farmer's daughter on January 25, 1936, in Cherokee, Iowa. Shirley moved to Albuquerque in 1960 with her husband and sons, Greg and Tim. After working 18 years for Xerox she retired in 1986 to begin a new career as the owner of Innovative Ideas and as a realtor for Scott Patrick Homes. Shirley loved the real estate world and became lifelong friends with many of her customers. 
A celebration of Shirley's life will be held on Saturday, July 29. 2017-07-24 06:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0