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Meeting summary – Wed., Nov. 4

November 4, 2015, Author: dkwelker

Wow!  If you missed today, you missed a great time and a very productive meeting.  Thanks to the very professional guidance by Kevin Robnett, our very own Angel Fire Computer Guy, we put several of our members’ businesses on the Map – in less than 20 minutes!  Affordable Auto, Angel Fire Home Care, United Church of Angel Fire, and Aspen Financial Management are just a few of the businesses who can now be found on the Map and who have accurate information posted to Google.  And this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Kevin has other events planned to teach us all how to become social business animals leveraging Linked IN, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to grow our businesses.  We might even be able to communicate to our children and grandchildren again.

We also communicated several important announcements:

  • It’s time to think about new officers for the 2016-2017 Rotary Year.  New officers take office on July 1 but we must elect them by the end of December so our voting will be at our annual meeting scheduled for December 9.  If you cannot attend the Dec. 9 meeting you can vote electronically be sending an email to Cathe Moon ( before the meeting on Dec. 9. The slate of candidates for Secretary, Sergeant-at-Arms, President-Elect and Director-at-Large will be communicated by December 2.  The Nominating Committee is Bret Wier, Dennis Edwards and Debby Welker so if you want to run or have a candidate to nominate, please speak to one of these three people.
  • The Interact club is sending two teams of three students each to the Taos TEN Teen Challenge to present business plans on Nov. 14.  The winning team will win $ 500 for their school and each student on the winning team will get a tablet.  The TEN group is still looking for Mentors since there will be one Mentor for each team.  Bret Wier has volunteered to be a Mentor.  If you want to be a Mentor, contact Melissa McNulty ( right away and and she will send you the materials.
  • November is Rotary Foundation month.  Think about how you are going to sell all your cruise raffle tickets this year so our club can again participate in the Every Rotarian Every Year challenge and how else you can contribute to the Foundation thought programs like Rotary Direct.
  • We will be sponsoring Enchanted Christmas again this year on Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Cove Arts Building in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce.  If you want to help with the planning for this event, please let Debby Welker or Donna Holman know.  We will be inviting no more than 10 non-profits to sponsor a tree.
  • Anyone who has any ideas for a “Fun” event we can easily pull off before Christmas, please let anyone on the Board know and we will help to plan for it and promote it.  You all deserve to celebrate all that Rotary has accomplished over the past several months.
  • The Events Committee, chaired by Bret Wier, will meet at Debby Welker’s house at 5:30 on Thursday, Nov. 12.  Our first order of business will be to plan for Enchanted Christmas and to communicate the calendar for the year which has already been advertised “In the Mountains” magazine.
  • The Girl Scouts are sponsoring a coat, gloves and hat drive.  Articles can be dropped off at the Candy Store or United Church of Angel Fire among many other locations around town.
  • Linda Ford will take any donations you want to make of new childrens’ shoes or boots that she will deliver to the ABQ Republican Party Office on Nov. 19.
  •  Finally, one announcement I forgot to mention at the meeting is that the Holy Angels Catholic Church is looking for another teacher for English as a second language.  You do not need to know Spanish.  Contact Joann Layden at 377-2743 for more information or if you are interested.

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