Community Service

Community Service, Director Jodie Brdecko

Don’t Meth With Us, Chair Jodie Brdecko

  • Members:  Mel Parish, Richelle Ponder, Charles Townley
  • The Don’t Meth With Us project is modeled closely on a project of the San Juan Rotary Club in Farmington discussed in a recent issue of The Rotarian.  It is a joint effort of the Las Cruces and Rio Grande Rotary clubs to bring presentations about the harmful effects of methamphetamine use to schoolchildren. 

Great Day of Service, Chair Jodie Brdecko

  • Members:  Mel Parish, Bob Seaton, David Yaryan
  • This committee leads the club in an annual project to benefit the local community.  It is generally scheduled in the spring of the year, and varies annually at the discretion of the current board of directors.  The 2013 project cleaned up the schoolgrounds at Washington Elementary.  The previous project involved beautifying medians on West Picacho Avenue. 

Taste of Las Cruces, Chair Jodie Brdecko 

  • Members:  Jackie Becker, Barbara Nelson, Richelle Ponder, David Yaryan
  • The Taste of Las Cruces event raises funds to support designated charities by bringing the community together to sample the wares of over two dozen local restaurateurs.  Originally a project of the Rotary Club of Las Cruces, it has now grown to include the other two local clubs.  The 2014 event, was held at the Las Cruces Convention Center on June 12, bringing together over 400 people to support the Roadrunner Food Bank. 

Club Project, Chair John Pickett

  • Members:  Bill Harty, Tessa Valadez
  • This new committee will be working to plan a community project which we hope will grow enough to eventually seek a global grant. 

(updated May 22, 2016--please contact me if you see errors or omissions)