Scenes From Recent Rotary Club Meetings

Recipients of Rotary Community Funding Requests, Fall 2018, gathered recently at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos to receive awards of up to $500 for their nonprofit organizations. From left, Catherine Aguilar, Beverly Post and Steve Glick of the Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program; Chris Monteith and Shashi Charles of the Los Alamos Arts Council; Rotary Club President Vincent Chiravalle; LAMS student Nick of LAMS Computer Projects; David Sutton of Habitat for Humanity, Los Alamos and Española Valley; T.J. Bonzon of LAMS Computer Projects; and Jordan Redmond of the Los Alamos Family Council Youth Activity Center. Not pictured, Bill Wolf of the Civil Air Patrol and Yvonne Atencio of Habitat for Humanity. The Community Funding Requests program is chaired by Rotarian Natalia Tretiak. Representatives from area nonprofits may apply for funding of up to $500 every six months. Applications are selected by a Rotary committee and voted upon by Club members. The next round of applications will be accepted Jan. 14 to March 29, with funding awarded in early May. For the application form, visit Courtesy photo

Patrick Stewart, program advisor for the New Mexico Attorney General Offices, spoke at Rotary recently, providing consumer tips for shopping precautions during the holiday season when scammers and identity thieves are most active. Especially of note, be aware that small pieces of personal information, from banking papers, prescription and shopping receipts, social media, and even bumper stickers, can easily reveal ones personal data to career criminals. Courtesy photo