Serving the Children of the World

August 2017 Message from Our President

Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque Members,

I am very honored to have been your representative for the past 10 months and look forward to finishing out my term with the help and support from you all.

We have the second annual Fairways to the Future Golf Tournament coming up on the 8th of September. Please put together a foursome and come out to support the kids in our community while having fun at the great Sandia Resort.

Our 100th Birthday Party and Induction Banquet will be held at Elena Gallegos / Kiwanis Picnic Grounds on September 16th. There will be fun and games for kids from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and the Induction for Mr. Rowe and the incoming officers and Board from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Our Club built the Picnic Shelter as the Presidential Project of Pete Dinelli in 1987-88.   It is located at the End of Simms Park Rd. east of Tramway Blvd.

We have already started registration of "kiwanisfiestaworkers" for our biggest fund raiser, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  We hope to have all shifts assigned prior to the 15th of September, so sign up to get the shifts you want. 

I want to take a moment to mourn the passing of the stellar Past President and balloon fiesta organizer Michael Williams. His attitude and energy will be missed. Please keep his widow Sunny in your thoughts and prayers.

I hope everyone has a great August and our planning and project preparedness progresses smoothly.

Mark W. Haley

100th President

Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque


July Message from Our President

Fellow Kiwanians,

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.