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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.

2017-12-14, Holiday Party

Our second annual holiday party was a great success!

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.

2017-11-08, Chris Jans, NM State Men's Basketball

The regular meeting of the Las Cruces Rotary was opened at 12.10 by Lya Jordan, president.  Steve Loman gave the invocation and John Pickett led the singing of “God Bless America”.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  The following guests were introduced:  Dan Jones from the Marietta, Ohio, club;  Bill Barker, guest of Jim Maxon;  Judy Jones, sister of Sue Groth;  David Medina, guest of Daniel Payne.  A visiting International Exchange Student Kyla Myers was present as were student guests Eva Perez and Jenisa Tilley.  Don Dresp was the mystery greeter for the Meet and Greet.

2017-11-01, Marci Dickerson, Revolution 120

President Lya Jordan called the meeting to order; Jim Parks provided the invocation; the pledge was given; and John Pickett led the group in singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in honor of the World Series.  November birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and club anniversaries were read and the group sang “Happy Birthday.”

Guests were introduced.  John Davis was with his grandfather Bobby Rankin.  Marci Dickerson and Sumer Rose-Nolan were here for the program.  Eva Perez, from LCHS, was welcomed.

Jeff Brown, a past-president returning to our club, was presented with his blue badge by Lya.  Welcome back, Jeff.

2017-10-25, Tamanda Chabvuta, NMSU student from Malawi

President Lya rang the bell about 10 minutes past noon.  She invited Steve Loman to give the invocation.  This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  Fran distributed: “Ghost Riders in the Sky.”  She and Charlotte led us in singing it.  President Lya introduced the visiting Rotarians and asked Rotarians with guests to introduce them.  President Lya in

2017-10-18, Belkis Jacquez, NMSU Study Abroad Ambassador

Rotarians and guests were enjoying a tasty La Posta lunch with fajitas and extra spicy red enchiladas when “time to call the meeting to order” rolled around.  President Lya rang the bell and asked Ana to give the invocation.  President Lya led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Fran distributed a song entitled: “The Thing” from her Wacky, Weird & Wonderful Songbook.  The song was definitely “wacky and weird;” however, the group, with lots of help from Fran, Charlotte and Patty, sang it well (at least in the opinion of this author!)  President Lya introduced the visiting Rotarians, guests of Rotarians and our high school student guest.  There was a lively “meet and greet.”  Charlotte was named the mystery greeter.  Those who did not greet her were fined! 

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