Strategic Planning Accentuates
APS Bright Spots
APS Superintendent, Scott Elder
APS Superintendent, Scott Elder, says our school system does more than educate children.   At our last luncheon meeting he shared ways that our APS district not only directs, but helps children with their daily lives.  And he should know… he spent 25 years in the APS school system before accepting the position of superintendent.
The APS school district has approximately 73,000 students, 88 elementary schools, 28 middle schools and 20 high schools.  APS operates 370 buses that travel 6 million miles a year. Because  enrollment is declining, primarily because of a declining birth rate, there are plans to reuse and repurpose classrooms as early childhood centers.
One of the major initiatives for the coming year is the development of a strategic plan for the overall system. It will be done with input from students, staff, parents, and teachers.  Opinions and feedback will be solicited from the public in order to help develop the strategic plan goals.  
Some notable bright spots in APS, are accomplishing an 80% 4 year graduation rate,  award winning arts and music programs,  career enrichment and trade centers,  and a series of outdoor learning programs.  Mr. Elder concluded that APS is providing an environment of learning that will lead to success.
For more details regarding APS, including budgets and programs,  visit the APS website and  Dashboard for full disclosures.  

Rotary Del Norte Inducts

Two Members

It’s always a great day when we induct members into our club.  Wednesday, Past President Clarence Hughes inducted Mr. John Calcott and Ms. Sheryl Pedersent into  our club.

John, is a professed entrepreneur, and currently works with his wife in their business called  "The Blind Lady".  He has been involved with many organizations and committees in Albuquerque. 

Sheryl is a former Rotarian  who relocated here.  She was President of her club and was involved in many community outreach programs.  Her former club described her as an incredible asset, a hard worker and stated that “their loss was Del Norte's gain.”  

John was sponsored by Ken Abbott.

We can’t wait to get Sheryl and John involved in our club and our activities.

Turkey Visits the Club Before Thanksgiving

How many bird costumes does VP, Marty Padilla, have?  He appeared at the meeting this week wearing a turkey suit accompanied by gobble, gobble music.  Marty was promoting our annual Thanksgiving project for Saranam.  Cards were handed out to club members to volunteer to donate $85  for all of the ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner for a family.  The boxes of supplies are delivered to the families,  and they receive instructions on how to prepare Thanksgiving  dinner for their families.  This is a project that everyone loves to contribute to every year.  


2022-2023 Nominating Committee Members

Maria Montoya Chavez – President-Elect  
Clarence Hughes, Past President
Mark Rickert, Committee Member
Hass Aslami, Committee Member
Norm Liss, Committee Member
Rotary Club of Albuquerque Del Norte You Did it Again!
Rotary Club of Albuquerque Del Norte you did it again! The 2022 Walk to Defeat ALS was a HUGE success, raising over $191,000 in the state of New Mexico. Unfortunately, due to schedule conflicts, the Del Norte Team was not able to gather in-person and participate in the ALS walk on October 1; however, that did not stop our Team from rallying together and raising $4,625.00 to support the amazing work of ALS! Rotary Club of Albuquerque Del Norte can be proud of its commitment to and support of ALS again this year. Your true Rotary spirit continues to shine bright! Thank you!
Marilyn Strube
Blood Drive
I would like to thank our rotary club donors who showed up with smiles and arms full of blood.  Although we missed our goal by one pint, it was a very successful event.  Out next blood drive will be in Feb. and we will have a lot of give aways.  Thank you.
Fred Bryant
 Stand Down Thursday
Stand Down
Del Norte Rotarians
Need a Break?
Thank you to Monica Meyers. Dave Anderson, Marilyn Strube, Louise Romero, Bob Rausch, Jerry Becker and Fred Bryant  for volunteering to work Stand Down Thursday for homeless veterans.  Rotary Del Norte was well represented.
Rotarians at Work and Play
Pop Up Event
October 2022
Old Town Ghost Tour
Our Host
Maureen Anderson
Del Norte's RYLA Chair!
  RYLA is the acronym for Rotary Youth Leadership Award.  In our District the award is given by local Rotary clubs to incoming high school seniors who have displayed leadership potential in their communities.   This award comes in the form of an intensive week-long, all expense paid leadership training experience.   
 The mission of RYLA  is to help our youth shape lifelong leadership skills.  Rotarians are looking for youth in our communities who have established leadership skills in the community and/or school.  The awardees experience an all expense paid week of activities that help them step out of their comfort zones in order to build self confidence, enhance leadership potential, hone their skills, and develop an awareness of the rewards of serving others through volunteer work.  It  provides opportunities to see Rotarians at work and learn of both Interact and Rotaract.
As soon as the District announces the dates for 2023, Maureen, our Club’s RYLA chair, will be getting her committee together to  begin the process of  accepting applications for RYLA.  
What is there to do in the meantime?   Seek out a Rotarian who has been to camp (there are several in our club) and experience their enthusiasm and love of RYLA, and……..start looking, looking for young leaders for your 2023 RYLA camp.

Year-end Tax Planning? 

Donate to the Rotary Del Norte Foundation!

November is Rotary Foundation month.  What better way to impact thousands of needy people in our own community than by making a tax-deductible contribution to your Del Norte Foundation.   Contact Steve Becker to learn how at 505 292-8621 or


Just in from Inez Elementary
Upcoming Events
Del Norte Rotary Club Meeting
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
Nov 09, 2022 12:00 PM
Community Service Committee Meeting
Albuquerque Country Club
Nov 09, 2022 5:45 PM
Vocational Business Open House
Alzheimer's Association: New Mexico Chapter
Nov 10, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM UTC-07:00
Membership Committee Meeting
Kathie Williams' home
Nov 14, 2022 5:30 PM
Del Norte Rotary Club Board Meeting
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
Nov 15, 2022 5:30 PM
Del Norte Rotary Club Satellite Meeting
Marty Padilla's home
Nov 16, 2022 6:00 PM
Fundraising Committee Meeting
Kathie Williams' home
Nov 21, 2022 5:30 PM
Del Norte Rotary Club Meeting - Bring a Guest Day
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
Nov 30, 2022
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM UTC-07:00
Public Image Committee Meeting
Sandy Rausch's home
Dec 01, 2022 6:30 PM
Del Norte Rotary Club Satellite Meeting
Marty Padilla's home
Dec 07, 2022 6:00 PM
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President Mary Tieman

Greetings Fellow Rotarians:

The first quarter of our Rotary year has absolutely flown by, and we are already looking ahead to next year. When the board met in mid-October, the meeting was filled with our usual committee and club updates. I am always blown away and extremely proud of the amazing and wonderful things our club accomplishes each month. One of the highlights during our meeting was the introduction of the 2023-24 Board of Directors nomination committee. We know a new generation of great leaders is essential to our Rotary club’s future, and I encourage you to explore and learn more about how your professional expertise can contribute to the growth and sustainability of our great club. 


November is Rotary Foundation Month. I hope you will join me on Saturday, November 5th from 8:30am to 10:00am via zoom to learn more about the impact of the Rotary International Foundation. Then on November 30th Steve Becker will share highlights from our Del Norte Rotary Foundation. 


With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, I cannot express how grateful I am for the opportunity to serve as your president. Each one of you inspire me to live by our moto “Service Above Self.”  Life is full of change, so I hope you will reach out to someone today and share how grateful you are. 


Looking forward to seeing you soon!


Yours in Rotary Service,

Mary Tieman, President


Around the Club

Welcome back Rotarian,  Kim Helm!  We have missed you.


Keep celebrating World Polio Day, October 24!  We raised $3,500 for a great cause!


We had a visiting Rotarian from Rwanda, who complimented our club on his warm reception.


The Vocational Business Open House is November 10  from 5pm to 6pm at the Altzheimers Association Office. Call Ron Eppes for details @505 715-2380


Congrats to Jayne Figueroa’s son, Apolo, who is part of  Volcano Vista’s Marching Band.  The band  came in first in the competition over the weekend and he was accepted into the Honors Band.  


A special welcome to Satellite Member,  Hussam Amer, who joined us for lunch.


A special welcome back to long time Rotarian, Mike Creedon.  We were so happy to have you back with us.  


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