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2018-01-31: Club Assembly

President Lya Jordan opened the meeting at 12:09 PM. John Pickett had triple duty; opening prayer, leading the singing of the Star Spangled Banner (last verse) and leading the song “Happiness is”, an original by Fran Boldt. “Meet and greet” time was skipped, however our many visitors were introduced. Richelle got the happy dollars going by celebrating her almost 2 year anniversary when she introduced her husband Marty. Jay was happy for Richelle & Marty. Patty gave happy dollars for the honorees as well as the” impressiveness” of the club.

2018-01-24: Charles Townley, Adventures in the South Pacific

President Lya Jordan opened our meeting at 12:12 pm. Ana Mangino did the invocation. This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. John Pickett led us in singing “Zippadee dueh dah,” or something like that.  We had no meet & greet session. We had one visiting Rotarian, five guests of Rotarians, and two high school students.

2018-01-17, Kristi Granados, Implications of the New Tax Law

President Lya Jordan opened our meeting at 12:10 pm. Ana Mangino did the invocation. This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. John Pickett led us in singing “Oh Fair New Mexico.” We had no meet & greet session. We had one visiting Rotarian, four guests of Rotarians, and three high school students. (below left: club flag exchange with Dale Woodley from Pflugerville, Texas.  below right: guest Larry Candelaria and host Jim Maxon)

2018-01-10, Jo Galvan, LCPS Bond Election

President Lya Jordan opened our meeting at 12:10 pm. Ana Mangino did the invocation. This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. John Pickett led us in singing a famous Johnny Cash song (I’ll Walk the Line)…with Brother Pickett's reckless alterations to the original verses. We had no meet & greet session.

2018-01-03, Jim McKinney, Academy for Learning in Retirement

In Lya’s absence, Bill Harty opened our meeting at 12:12 pm. Ana Mangino did the invocation. This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. In memory of Ross Ramsey, John Pickett led us in singing “Auld Lang Syne.” After our meet & greet session, Bill Harty noted that we had only one Rotarian with a birthday in the month of January.

2017-12-20, District 5520 Governor Doreen Fox Kelsey

President Lya called the meeting to order at 12:10. John Pickett gave the invocation. This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Earl Phillips led the members in singing “God Bless America.” Patty & Fran followed by leading us in singing a spiced up version of “We wish you a Merry Christmas.” Our guests were introduced by Pres.

2017-12-06, Paul Harris Fellow Presentations

President Lya Jordan opened the meeting at 12:07 PM. John Pickett offered the invocation, a heart-warming prayer for a brisk day. After the Pledge of Allegiance. Earl Phillips led the group in a rousing rendition of “White Christmas” followed by “Jingle Bells.” President Lya recognized December birthdays, wedding anniversaries and club anniversaries.

2017-11-29, Club Assembly

Lya Jordan called the meeting to order at 12:05.  The Pledge was given; Jim Scott offered the invocation; and Earl Phillips gave background and led the singing of “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”. Guests were introduced. (right: Fran Boldt at the piano)

2017-11-15, Brooke Atkinson, NM State Women's Basketball

Lya Jordan, president, called the meeting to order at 12:05.  Jim Parks provided the invocation giving thanks for many blessings in this Thanksgiving season.  The Pledge was given.  With great solemnity, the group sang “Albuquerque, He’s My Turkey,” a tradition for the Rotary Club of Las Cruces.

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