15th Annual DeGroot-Akins Nursing Scholarship Gala

January 27, 2024
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
Jemez Canyon Dam Road
Silent Auction / Wine Pull / Dinner / Nursing Scholarships
The Rotary Club of Rio Rancho Sunrise awards scholarships and support to Nursing Students who intend to return to Rio Rancho after they complete their studies. Through the gracious support of local businesses, individuals, medical groups, and higher learning organizations more than $175,000 in scholarships have been awarded so far. The goal for this year is to award $25,000. Candidates submit applications and meet specific criteria. Qualifying applications are reviewed and those selected are interviewed by a panel of club members, nursing professionals and previous award winners. The panel then recommends scholarship amounts based on the results. Please join us in recognizing these fine students at our Gala Dinner!
15th Annual DeGroot-Akins Nursing Scholarship Gala Richard Bruce 2023-09-11 06:00:00Z 0

Rio Rancho Rotary Sunrise Community COVID-19 Support Grant

The Rio Rancho Rotary Sunrise Club was granted permission to modify its district grant to become the Rio Rancho Rotary Sunrise Community COVID-19 Support Grant which proposed the use of the existing approved $2,973 in grant funding combined with an additional $750+ in club funding for a total of $3,723+ to be used to purchase prepackaged/boxed meals for distribution to healthcare workers at 3 local hospitals in the Rio Rancho area (Presbyterian Rust Medical Center, Lovelace Westside Hospital, and Sandoval Regional Medical Center).
These meals were purchased from 2 local small businesses/restaurants in the Rio Rancho community.  Lily and Liam Bistro and Alicea's New York Bagels & Subs.
Rio Rancho Rotary Sunrise Community COVID-19 Support Grant 2020-05-01 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary at Work!!

Posted on Mar 26, 2020
Rio Rancho Sunrise Rotary giving back.
Rotarian Lee Butler initiated a Rotary Sunrise Club response to our local healthcare workers by purchasing 288 Hershey chocolate bars that Rotarian Susan Fox will deliver in this time of need.
Susan with Megan from Lovelace Westside.
Rotary at Work!! Sean Simonsen 2020-03-26 06:00:00Z 0
The Governor and Nursing Scholarship Awardee Were Here! Sean Simonsen 2020-03-11 06:00:00Z 0
February Student and Staff Member of the month from Lincoln Middle School Sean Simonsen 2020-02-19 07:00:00Z 0

Nursing Scholarship Awardee

Posted on Feb 12, 2020
Nursing Scholarship Awardee Marilena Knapp.
Pictured are Rotarian Rick Akins, Susan Fox, Award Winner Marlina Knapp and Rotary Club President Richard Bruce.
Nursing Scholarship Awardee Sean Simonsen 2020-02-12 07:00:00Z 0
Rio Rancho Mayor Hull in the House! Sean Simonsen 2020-02-05 07:00:00Z 0

DeGroot - Akins Scholarship Banquet is a Success!

Posted on Jan 25, 2020
The 2020 DeGroot - Akins Nursing Scholarship Banquet is in the books!  
Each member of our club contributed something to this year's gala.  Our silent auction items were big hits!  Many of our donors brought something home.
DeGroot - Akins Scholarship Banquet is a Success! Sean Simonsen 2020-01-25 07:00:00Z 0
January Student and Teacher of the Month from Rio Rancho Elementary Sean Simonsen 2020-01-15 07:00:00Z 0
December Student and Teacher of the Month from Sandia Vista Elementary School Sean Simonsen 2019-12-04 07:00:00Z 0
November Student & Teacher of the Month from Eagle Ridge Middle School Sean Simonsen 2019-11-20 07:00:00Z 0
Sally Reeves 2016-11-16 00:00:00Z 0