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Published: 09/14/2010
CONTACT(s):
Rick Akins, 505-235-9024

Albuquerque to host Rotary International Zone Institute September 14-19, 2010

Albuquerque has been honored to host the Rotary International Zone Institute for the area district this year taking place September 14th through 19th at the Embassy Suites.  The Zone Institute educates Rotary Governors - district, past, elects, plus shares information about what’s new in Rotary.  12 states and 22 districts will be in involved and approximately 400 attendees are expected. RI Director 2010-12 Noel Bajat and Sis wants to extend to Rotarians a hearty invitation to attend the Zone 21b-27 Rotary Institute. The theme for the Albuquerque Institute is "Follow the Rotary Winds to Albuquerque" and it promises to be an enriching, rewarding, and informative Institute.

President Elect Kalyan Banergee will be attending and will be involved with a local Rotary project at the Road Runner Food Bank on Saturday September 18th from 2:00-3:00 pm. The Youth Exchange from our area will be helping as well as local and out of town Rotarians.

Albuquerque boasts 6 Rotary clubs plus two in Rio Rancho. There are approximately 600 Rotarians in our area.

Mayor Richard J. Berry will be welcoming everyone on Friday the 17th.

Log onto http://www.rotaryzones21b27.org/institute10/ for more information.

Or contact Rick Akins at 505-235-9024 if you would like to report on any of the events taking place during the week.

What is Rotary?
Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

Mission                                                                                                                                  
The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

The Four-Way Test                                                                                                            
This test has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions: Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Our Members                                                                                                                
R
otarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives. A Rotary club contains a diverse group of professional leaders from the community that the club serves.

How To Join                                                                                                                         
Log onto rotary5520.org and click on contact us. Someone will contact you about membership options.

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