2015-02-25, Four Way Test Essay Contest Winners

Bill Harty rang the bell to begin our meeting at 12:15 pm. Mary Ellen McKay gave the invocation, and Pres. Harty led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Janet Green led the club in singing “School Days.” We circulated in the room and greeted one another with gusto (so much so that Bill’s bell ringing went unheard). Lya was the post-hoc mystery greeter.  We had two visiting Rotarians, and ten guests. Four of our high school students were present.

Happy dollars were procured from Patty Groth, Mel Parish, David Yaryan, Ana Mangino, Steve Loman, Ross Ramsey and Bill Harty.  Announcements: 1) Picacho Middle School playground yard supervision Monday March 2 at 7:55 am. 2) Taste of Las Cruces meeting March 6, 11:30, at Le Rendezvous.

High school student monthly speeches—Kirsten Paz from Centennial High is planning for a career in Electrical Engineering. Hannah Alexander from Las Cruces High is planning on a career in Nursing. Douglas Brandt, Mayfield High, predicts a future as a community oriented doctor. Similarly, Joshua Prichard from Oñate High hopes to serve his community with music and dentistry. 

Kirsten Paz   Douglas Brandt

Hannah Alexander   Joshua Prichard

The Program:  Four Way Test Winners

Michele Murphy introduced each of our test winners.  Given that these are 8th graders, they presented thoughtful essays for us to hear.  Third place winner, Malachi Foreman received a check for $125 for his essay.  The second place winner was Ryan Deming.  His award was $150.  The first place award of $250 went to Kieran Binkley. The club always enjoys listening to how 8th grade students apply our 4-way test. 

Kieran BinkleyRyan DemingMalachi Foreman

After the Program:  One of our high school students of the month, Doug Brandt, won the raffle. The can collected $100 for Boy Scouts of America.

The meeting was closed with the 4-way test. 

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Guests of Rotarians

Guest 

Host

Kaitlyn Ponder

Richelle Ponder

Enrique Vigil

Ana Mangino

Dennis Montoya

Ana Mangino

Mike Cheney

Gary Aschbacher

Cindy Deming

club

Maria Sanchez

club

Visiting Rotarians

Rotarian

Home Club

Chub Foreman

Rio Grande

Ken Binkley

Rio Grande

Student Guests

Guest 

School

Hannah Alexander

Las Cruces

Douglas Brandt

Mayfield

Joshua Prichard

Oñate

Kristen Paz

Centennial

Make-ups

Rotarian

Date

Club

none

   

Birthdays-March

Member

Birthday

Craig Tharp

March 3

Dinus M. Briggs

March 5

Harry Hansen

March 14

Howard Ness

March 14

Jake Redfearn

March 22

Arlyn Kriegel

March 26

Wedding Anniversaries-March

Member

Spouse

Wedding Anniversary

Years

Lynford Ames

Judith

March 23

25 years

Club Anniveraries-March

Member

Club Anniversary

Tenure

James H. Bullock

March 1

35 years  

Charles Townley

March 1

24 years

Denton Holmes

March 3

11 years

Bill Wheeler

March 3

16 years

Philip Braker

March 5

1 year

Arlyn Kriegel

March 5

35 years

Julie Maager

March 5

1 year

Mark Santiago

March 21

8 years

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