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Club of Rio Rancho
Tuesdays at Noon
Lunch Served
The Rio Grande Gracious Retirement Living Center

2331 Westside Blvd. SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Satellite Club Meeting
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
of the Month at 5:30 PM
No Meal Requirement - Purchase your own beverage!
1933 Brewery
3755 Southern Blvd SE

Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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District 5520 Best Large Club of the Year 2017 – 2018

Club Activities

Roots To Wings Ring Raffle Winner 

Rotary President Frank Rivera with Harris Jewelers Owners Karen Fitzpatrick and Mark Guerin presenting the ring to the winner Betty Gobielle.  

Installation of the 2019-2020 Officers & Awards Dinner 

Earl and Frank at A Park Above - Inclusion in Play Event
Frank and Earl - Inclusion in Play May 2019Jerry and Mayor Hull - Directing Traffic at the Inclusion in Play Event at A Park Above
Jerry and Mayor Hull - Inclusion in Play May 2019
Frank Rivera and Sue Townsend at the Rio Rancho Community Bike Rodeo on August 25, 2018

Bike Rodeo
Rio Rancho's Sunday is Funday on August 19, 2018

We just wanted to thank everyone who participated in the Cow Plop Bingo.  We were able to donate $924 to Galloping Grace and our Satellite club earned $210 that they can use for future projects.

Cow Plop Bingo
Cow Plop Bingo 2
Cow Plop Bingo 3
Our new President Frank Rivera takes office at the Installation Dinner and receiving his pin from his daughter on 6-26-18
Installation Dinner Frank Getting Pinned
New Officers getting sworn in!
Installation Dinner - 2018 Swearing In
Great speech by out going president Roger Nagel!
Installation Dinner - Roger
Rotarian of the Year!!!! - Lori Lowen
Installation Dinner - Rotarian of the year - Lori Lowen
Paul Harris Fellow - Earl Waid
Installation Dinner - Paul Harris Fellow - Earl Waid
Passing of the Gavel at the Installation Dinner!
Installation Dinner - Passing of the Gavel
Earl Waid and April Spaulding helping build a volleyball court at the Ask Academy!
April and Earl
Rotary Banner for the Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch
Banner 2

Dick Hillier Tutoring Program
Tutor with Students

Rotarians ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Hobby Lobby - December 2017
Salvation Army
Rotarians building a Chicken Coop at the Galloping Grace Youth Ranch.
Chicken Coop

The Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch is scheduled to open this
Sunday, October 1st! With the help of community partners like Rotary, they are able to provide a family friendly event for our community, raise funds to support our Agricultural Education Programs for youth, and bring PURE JOY to thousands of children. 

Here is a check for the Pumpkin Patch!
GG Funding

Vanessa Misquez, PB & J Program Director speaking about all the wonderful services to children through her agency.


Emily Stovel of the Albuquerque Museum's Casa San Ysidro
discussed the museum's educational programs and plans to expand the use of the space for more general public use outside of tours.

Casa San Ysidro

Presentation by Galloping Grace Youth Ranch on 9/20/17 on the upcoming Pumpkin Patch in Rio Rancho! Thank you to our Rotarian of the Day, Carmen Schell, for selecting such a wonderful speaker!
Galloping Grace Youth Ranch

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - Our Rotarian of the day was George Austin and he brought in an amazing presenter Dan Klinglesmith
an who has been an astronomer since he was 14. He worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for 30 years (1966 - 1996) and retired to Socorro in 1996.  He currently manages the Etscorn Campus Observatory and has research interests in asteroid light curves and shapes.

We were excited to have Boy Scout troupes 703 & 411 visit with us and tell us about their activities.

RYLA Polio Presentation-Manzano Day Camp
Earl Waid, presenting to the RYLA camp on July 25, 2017

Darryl, President of the Foundation Board presented a check to Deacon Steve Rangel, President/CEO of St. Felix Pantry.  Deacon Rangel gave an overview of the wonderful work there are performing that results in environmental stewardship for helping needy individuals by reusing food products and other items to help them with their daily needs.

Our Rotarian of the Day was April Spaulding.  She gave a most interesting presentation on the family services that Abrazos Family Services provides to this region.  Great Work!

President & CEO of the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce, Jerry Schalow give a very interesting program on how the chamber helps to grow the number of jobs and businesses in Rio Rancho.

Dr. V. Sue Cleveland from Rio Rancho Public Schools gives an update to the Club.
Dr. Cleveland from RRPS

Rio Rancho Rotary Club President’s Message                                                    2016 - 2017                                                               


It is with great pleasure that our new President will be installed on June 27, 2017.  Our President Elect Roger Nagel will start his term in Rotary year July 1, 2017 – 2018.  He has complete all of the District 5520 training and is anxious to continue the success that the Rio Rancho Rotary Club has experienced in the past.

Below is a photo of Carl and Roger that depicts their enthusiasm for the individuals that are interesting in helping all areas of the local area as well as the International needs.  


Carl Thornton, President

Rotary Club of Rio Rancho

Carl and Roger


2018 - 2019 Board of Directors


President - Frank Rivera

President-Elect - Kevin Beem

V.P./Membership - Gary Armijo 

Secretary - Bill Lowen

Treasurer - Marion DeVries

Community Service - Sloan Carr 
Club Service - Jerry Reeder
Vocational Service - Jim Maes
International Service - Carmen Schell
New Generations/Youth Services - April Spaulding
Sgt at Arms - Kevin Beem
Program Coordinator - Joe Roos
Immediate Past President - Roger Nagel