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2017-09-06, Erek Fuchs, Elephant Butte Irrigation District

Our meeting began with Jim Parks’ invocation highlighting those affected by Hurricane Harvey.  After President Lya led the Pledge of Allegiance, Charlotte Brockway and Fran Boldt led us in singing “When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You).”  President Lya introduced guests, including our first high school students of the new academic year.  We met and greeted before Lya announced this month’s birthdays, wedding anniversaries and club anniversaries. 

2017-08-30, Club Assembly

Ana Mangino worked the Rotary crowd at La Posta selling “lottery” tickets before the meeting started while Fran entertained us with various tunes including “Volare”.

2017-08-23, Buffy Johnson, Home Instead Senior Care

President Lya called the meeting to order sometime around 12:14 pm at La Posta Restaurant.  Mary Ellen McKay gave the invocation.  Lya then led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Daniel Payne led us in "Home On The Range."  

2017-08-16, Fran Boldt & Ellen Saige, Dyslexia Institute of Southern NM

President Lya Jordan called the meeting to order at 12:05.  Mary Ellen McKay provided a thought provoking invocation.  Lya led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.  “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” was led by Daniel Payne.  Following the singing, Lya introduced guests and visiting Rotarians.  The Meet and Greet followed.  There was no mystery greeter.

2017-08-09, Rosie Goodson & Mel Godby, Sister Cities Visit to Nienburg

President Lya Jordan called the meeting to order at 12:07 and Mary Ellen McKay welcomed everyone with a reading of the Prayer of St. Francis for Unity in these troubling times.  Lya led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Daniel Payne led us in singing America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee).  We then sang Happy Birthday to all those Rotarians with birthdays in August!  Lya recognized all our guests and we mingled to say hello to each other.  Kristi Granados was the mystery greeter. 

2017-08-02, Terra Winter, Community Foundation of Southern NM

President Lya called the meeting to order sometime around 12:10 pm at La Posta Restaurant.  Mary Ellen McKay gave the invocation and asked us to remember Ana Mangino’s husband, Pistol, in our prayers.  Lya then led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Daniel Payne led us in two verses of Battle Hymn of the Republic.   We had two guests and two visiting Rotarians.  Trina Davis, Bobby Rankin’s daughter, is becoming a regular and we enjoy having her with us from Springer, NM.  Marty Swafford, Richelle Ponder’s husband, received lots support from the club!  Gary and Charlotte Brockway from La Grande, Oregon joined us again and are considering membership in our club!

Everyone enjoyed the meet and greet which ended with the announcement that Patty Groth was the mystery greeter.

2017-07-26, Club Assembly: The Rotary Foundation

President Lya called the meeting to order at 12:17 PM.  Trina Davis gave the invocation.

2017-07-19, Wylene Saunders, Gospel Rescue Mission

President Lya Jordan called the meeting to order at 12:10. Dinus Briggs gave the invocation. This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Daniel Payne led the members in singing “America, the Beautiful.” Meet & Greet followed. We had no guests of Rotarians and one visiting Rotarian.

2017-07-12, Bill Harty, Pocket Change

President Lya Jordan called the meeting to order at 12:10. John Pickett gave the invocation. This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Daniel Payne led the members in singing “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” Meet & Greet followed. We had four guests of Rotarians and one visiting Rotarian.

2017-07-05, Joe Alvarez, EMI Technologies

President Lya Jordan called the meeting to order at 12:10. Mary Ellen McKay gave the invocation. This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Earl Phillips led the members in singing “God Bless America.” We sang Happy Birthday to Jim Scott, Bob Rankin, and Steve Loman who had birthdays this month.

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