July Message from Our President
As we begin the Fourth Quarter of our club year I want to take a moment to thank everyone on our team for the effort and enthusiasm you all have shown for the events this year. I cannot express enough gratitude for everything you all have done and are doing to make this year a memorable one.
We have a very busy Fourth Quarter ahead of us with the Freedom Fourth Parking project, Social Events for July and August, the Second Annual Fairways for the Future charity golf event on September 8th and our 100th birthday party and induction banquet on September 16th.
We are already in preparation for the events of the first quarter of Mr. Rowe’s presidential year with sign-ups underway for the 46th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and the terrific fund raising opportunity that event provides.
We are working hard to resolve our general meeting venue and menu issues. We want to be sure we have the best interests of the entire club in mind as we search for a solution. As we prepare to make significant changes in Q4 of 2017, I ask you all to consider the more distant future: be prepared to give your ideal description of our Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque ten years from now.
Whether it is a legacy you are leaving, a tradition you are continuing, or a future operational roadmap you are creating, it’s all about your vision of the Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque and the opportunity it provides to fulfill your life and the lives of others through the gift of your time and talents.
Have a safe July,
Mark and Terry Haley, and Leeloo
A Message from our 100th President (June 2017)
“Save the Date”
As you may know, October 3, 2017 is our official 100th birthday. Due to the whirlwind of activities surrounding the Balloon Fiesta each year, we are planning on having our official birthday party in conjunction with the induction banquet for the 101st President, Mr. Jeff Rowe. The event is planned for September 16th at the Elena Gallegos Kiwanis Picnic area.
We plan to have the Service Leadership organizations in the AM and early PM hours for picnic and games and the early evening hours for the actual induction banquet. We will have photos of our past presidents, their projects and information about the club over the years spread around the area for all to see and even a telescope pointed at the Kiwanis Cabin so it can be seen during the event.
We will be sending out a “Save the Date” notice to all members just after the first of June.
Mark W. Haley, Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque, 100th President and very proud of it.