Serving the Children of the World

September 2017 President’s Message                                                             


Fellow Volunteers,

I am sad to say this is my last monthly update. It has been a good year all around. We have some new smiling faces and we are in the midst of the busiest time of our year.

Please join me September 8th at the Sandia Golf Resort for our 2nd Annual Fairways to the Future Golf Tournament. Since I came in dead last in last year’s event I get to be Course Marshall this year. See you on the links.

We have our 100th Anniversary Celebration and induction banquet coming up on September 16th at Elena Gallegos Kiwanis Picnic Pavilion. Fun and Prizes for all. Mr. Rowe will take the parking meter for the next year and his competent leadership is greatly anticipated.

We are in the process of signing up our volunteer army for the 46th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and we can use all of you out there as ambassadors for our club, Kiwanis International, Albuquerque, New Mexico and The United States of America. Your smiling faces welcome all to the event so come on out and join in the fun at our biggest fund raiser of the year.

I want to thank all who helped me during my year as president. It is a tough job and it takes a team like I had to make it a success. Please continue to support Jeff Rowe as he takes the parking meter and all who succeed him. Kids Need Kiwanis and Kiwanis Needs YOU!

Let’s Wake ‘em up this next year!



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