Gary King, a member of the Moriarity, N.M. Rotary Club, is District 5520 Governor for 2019-20. He's shown here speaking to our club in November.

This year marks the 103rd anniversary of the Rotary Foundation. What began with a donation of $26.50 has become a $3 billion effort today by Rotarians here in our communities and around the world in support of humanitarian efforts.

 

Rotary International's goal of eradicating polio that began in 1984 is getting closer to reality each year. We're almost there.

Winners of the Rotary 2019 Four-Way Test Essay Contest joined us to read their essays. Dan Garrison (left) and Dr. Fred Pomeroy (right) are chairs of the New Generations Committee. L-R are Seth Gibson (first); Donna Booth (third) and Erika Scenna (second). All were from Valencia Middle School. Gibson went on to win the award for the best essay in all of District 5520.

Five finalists for our Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) summer leadership camp and $1,000 scholarships each made presentations to our members. They are (L-R) Neveah Dodge, Tony Sena, Kristopher Boone, Yarley Acosta and Yolanda Griego, all from Los Lunas High School.

Some 800 third graders in Los Lunas, Peralta, Tome and Bosque Farms receive their own dictionaries at the start of each school year to keep and use, courtesy of the Los Lunas Rotary Club. The Dictionary Project, now in its 11th year, is funded by donations from club members.

Los Lunas Rotarians meet some 80 children and families at Walmart each holiday season where each of 80 children choose winter clothing up to $100. The families are selected by Los Lunas Schools, based on need. The program is paid for by members, grants and proceeds from our "Pancakes For A Cause" breakfast.

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) training program is for juniors in high school entering their senior year. Our district RYLA Camp (one week each for boys and girls) emphasizes leadership, citizenship and personal growth. Camp is held at Manzano Mountain Retreat.

Los Lunas Rotary Club meets with and selects several students each spring from among numerous applicants attending local high schools. We award a $1,000 college scholarship to each, providing they successfully complete the camp experience, their senior year in high school, and are accepted to a recognized post-secondary school."

Eighth graders from area middle schools compete each year in the Los Lunas Rotary Club Four-Way Test Essay Contest. Winners receive cash prizes and compete with others across the district. Students write about how they might apply the values of the test to their future careers and personal lives. 

Our Rotary Club is the official chartering sponsor of Cub Scout Pack 828 of Los Lunas, the largest Pack in Valencia County.

The Club supports the Cubs when they need that support and the Cubs help with Rotary projects such as our Pancakes for a Cause breakfast..

©️2018. Rotary Club of Los Lunas (ID: 21543; Chartered Jan. 11, 1984) is part of Rotary District 5520 of Rotary International