Members of the Los Alamos High School Interact Club, a Rotary-sponsored student service club, joined together on Saturday, February 12 to assist with the annual Crab Fest fundraiser held by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos at Cottonwood on the Greens, a curbside event once again. Pictured are, front row, from left, Nyla, Yun, and Ming; Back row: Brian, Pippa, Gabrielle, Naomi, and Taylor. Photo by Kateri Morris
BY LINDA HULL
Rotary Club of Los Alamos
The members of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos would like to thank our many community supporters for making this year’s annual fundraiser, Crab Fest, another success during a second pandemic year. The event was sold out, and the Club is now able to add $15,000 to its 1312 Foundation account which will provide funding for hunger relief in northern New Mexico, student financial awards and recognitions, polio eradication, and service projects in Mexico, Guatemala, and the Navajo Nation. These are only a few local and international projects we support; others are already under consideration for the new Rotary Year which begins July 1, 2022. Stay tuned!
Special thanks go to our sponsors Cottonwood on the Greens, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Century Bank, New Mexico Bank & Trust, Zia Credit Union, Mary Deal Realty, Jemez Agency Insurance, Wiemann Wealth Strategies, TRK Management, J & L Self-Storage and Vans, Kate and Jim O’Donnell, Arthur B. Montoya, DDS, and Phil Dabney, PC.
In addition to Rotarians, we thank others in the community who donated auction items: Bathtub Row Brewing, Blue Window Bistro, Flowers by Gillian, Los Alamos Co-op, Los Alamos Daily Post, Liddie Martinez, Metzger’s Do-It-Best Hardware, Oasis Landscape, Pig and Fig, and Radiant Salon.
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos, through its Club Foundation, is a 501(c)3 non-profit and one of over 34,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary, which now has 1.5 million members, was founded in 1905; the local Club was chartered in 1966. Rotary areas of focus include promoting peace; fighting disease, particularly polio; providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; supporting education; saving and enhancing the lives of mothers and children; growing economies; and protecting the environment.
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets in person Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00, in the Community Room, Cottonwood on the Greens, at the golf course. A Zoom option is available by contacting Linda Hull, Rotary Club vice-president, 505-662-7950. Hull is also happy to provide information about the Club and its humanitarian service.
Gabrielle, Naomi, and Taylor photo by Kateri Morris
LAHS Interact student Taylor, right, assists Interact Club mentor Sandy Tobin as they pack meals at Cottonwood on the Greens for the February 12 Rotary Club Crab Fest. Photo by Kateri Morris
LAHS Interactors deliver curbside crab and prawn dinners to Rotary supports during the February 12 Rotary Crab Fest. Photo by Kateri Morris
Interact students check bags with Rotary Crab Fest dinners at Cottonwood on the Greens for the February 12 fundraiser. Photo by Kateri Morris
Carnations from Flowers by Gillian accompanied every Rotary Crab Fest dinner. Photo by Kateri Morris
Interactors welcome special guests for curbside delivery during the Rotary Crab Fest fundraiser held on February 12 Cottonwood on the Greens. Members of the Club and supporters in the community donated over 25 dinners to first responders working that Saturday shift. Photo by Kateri Morris