Upcoming scheduled programs and events

Oct 29 - Jan Peterson with Elko Ghost Stories - Anita Franzoia
Nov 5 - Lynette Davis & Bruce Fisher from Elko High School - Steve Glaser
Nov 12 - Hankins, Helen - Emailed - Oct 23
Nov 19 - Hull, Dorothy - Emailed - Oct 23
Nov 26 - Thanksgiving
Upcoming scheduled programs and events Frans Yorgesen 2020-10-23 07:00:00Z 0

Let's meet on-line during the covid-19 shutdown!

For those who are unable to attend in person, or who are not comfortable
to attend a group meeting, we are broadcasting meetings on ZOOM: 
Join Zoom Meeting on the internet with the following link and passcode:
Passcode: 165065
... or join by phone by calling 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592 and entering the Meeting ID: 869 5535 2868
If you have any trouble getting in, Kerry's phone number is 775-397-1922 and she will watch for texts or calls to communicate any issues. 
Questions?  Feel free to call or email Kerry at 775-397-1922 or kerry.aguirre.gmail.com@clubrunner.email
Let's meet on-line during the covid-19 shutdown! Michael Mauser 2020-06-04 07:00:00Z 0

In Memory of John Collett

A few weeks ago, we lost a long-time friend and Rotarian, John Collett.
John joined our club as a charter member in 1989.  He was one of those guys who really lived the Rotary motto, “Service above Self”.  It was John who approached Southside Elementary in Elko as well as  Sage and Spring Creek Elementary schools and Spring Creek High School about flags for their gymnasiums.  It was John who brought up the idea of purchasing a tree at the Festival of Lights and donating it to a local family.  John was the guy who was there helping during our Brew Fests in the ‘90’s.  He initiated the “Taste of Elko” at Great Basin College one year.  For several  years, he spearheaded the collection, purchase, and distribution  of food from local grocery stores for families needing staples during the winter months.  John was a “get things done” guy.  John was club president 2002-03.  He was our friend and a wonderful Rotarian.  He is greatly missed.  More information can be found about John at:
The Board of Directors of the Elko Desert Sunrise Rotary Club voted May 13, to send a contribution to the Rotary Foundation in John Collett's honor. 
Individuals who would like to contribute to the Foundation in his honor may do so by 1) going to my.rotary.org and making a donation by clicking on DONATE in the upper right, or 2) contacting Jean Sloan (775-388-8822), or 3) by calling the Rotary Foundation (847-866-3000) directly.  Jean suggests choosing the Annual Fund as that was something John favored, but which fund is up to you.
In Memory of John Collett Helen Hankins 2020-05-13 07:00:00Z 0

Shelter Box Makes a Difference

Shelter Box USA is making a critical difference in people's lives and survival in natural disaster and war torn zones worldwide. Bill Tobin, long time Rotary leader and member and Shelter Box USA Rotary Relations Manager, gave an outstanding orientation to our club in early May. Check out the following short videos for more information:
ShelterBox: 20 Years of Impact (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kagua1_lLrs)
Kunyumba - The Story of Home | ShelterBox (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-11SdugQjU)
Shelter Box Makes a Difference Helen Hankins 2020-05-12 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary scholarship honors John Collett

The Rotary Club of Elko-Desert Sunrise Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of an Elko County High School who displays the qualities of high moral character, service, leadership, good academic standing and genuine desire to enhance his/her educational background. The scholarship is applicable at the college, university or trade school of the recipient’s choice. 

This year’s scholarship is in honor of one of our charter members, John Leask Collett, who passed away on April 5, 2020. John’s extreme passion and love for helping others will never be forgotten. We will forever miss his smile and he will live on in our heart’s as “Cowboy John Collett”. John’s favorite quote, “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” (Albert Pine). 

This scholarship will be awarded as a lump sum amount of $1,000.00. Students will be required to provide verification of enrollment at the school of his/her choice to receive the total scholarship amount. Enrollment must be on a full-time basis. 

Interested students can download the application here.

Rotary scholarship honors John Collett Michael Mauser and Jennifer Back 2020-04-28 07:00:00Z 0
Letter from our Outbound Rotary Exchange Student Abby Fellows Abbey Fellows 2020-04-23 07:00:00Z 0

Let's help out during the pandemic

Food will be distributed for those in need at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church on the fourth Thursday of every month between the hours of 10:00 am and 12:00 PM.  The church is located at 990 highland drive, Elko and the food is distributed behind the church on the C street entrance. 
Local groups are trying to get a distribution center organized where people can place an order for items such as eggs, butter, flour, beans rice (staples) and the items will be distributed from one location.  The order will be placed through Sysco and individuals will pay for the items they need at the discounted price. More details to follow.
Let's help out during the pandemic jean sloan 2020-04-19 07:00:00Z 0

Our Inbound Rotary Exchange Student from Spain

Our Club’s Spanish Son
Albert Schindler, our club’s Rotary Youth Exchange student from Spain is on the home stretch of his exchange year.  He has faced and overcome many challenges since his August 2019 arrival.  Improving English, taking classes such as Algebra with new vocabulary, playing soccer, and making new friends.  Three different host families (Jennifer and Curlin Archuleta, Aimee and Jordan Kendall, and Nikki and Gordon Fellows) have stepped up to provide Albert with hospitable homes and a perspective on American family life.  All of these pale, however, with the challenge provided by a March school closure due to the corona virus.  Albert has had to adjust to being home, without opportunity to interact with friends, and trying to figure out what to do.  For a 16 ¼ year old adolescent this has been tough.  Even with online classes, home chores and a caring family, it has been an unparalleled learning experience.  The willingness of the Fellows family to continue to host him during these times is greatly appreciated by all of us in the RYE program as well as by the club.  We will miss Albert when he returns to Spain at the end of the school year.
Helen Hankins, Mike Mauser and Albert Schindler at Hoover Dam
Our Inbound Rotary Exchange Student from Spain Helen Hankins 2020-04-17 07:00:00Z 0

Giving Children Hope for Life

Rotary Club of Elko Desert Sunrise is contributing funds to support a global grant that helps Ukrainian children with cancer. Our club is partnering with our sister club, the Rotary Club of Cherkasy Ukrainian and other clubs in Ukrainian and Miami Florida. One of the primary objectives of the grant is to purchase infusion equipment that will dispense chemotherapy drugs to children.
For more information and/or to donate, no amount is too small, please visit:
Giving Children Hope for Life Helen Hankins 2019-11-23 08:00:00Z 0

Bon Jour from France

Abby Fellows, our outbound RYE student to France sent this link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHEI7nWn0cw) to help recruit other students to participate in Rotary's high school foreign exchange program.
Check it out! It's amazing and creative!
Special thanks to Ross Eardley for suggesting this and to Nikki Fellows for facilitating this.
Bon Jour from France Michael Mauser 2019-11-20 08:00:00Z 0
Pictured from left to right are RYLA students Whitney Owen, Alexus Carter, Shayna Lamb, and Dekklan Albisu 2019-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
Bike Racks for Spring Creek Michael Mauser 2018-11-13 08:00:00Z 0

Programs for the future as yet unscheduled

Some as yet unscheduled presentations to look forward to.
Bill Tobin will talk about ShelterBox, an international disaster relief charity that provides temporary shelter and life saving supplies to displaced families. Bill joined the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills, California in 2004 and has been volunteering for ShelterBox since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. For more information see: http://www.shelterboxusa.org/
Laura Debenham will talk about what social work is, what a social worker does, and the UNR/GBC 3 +1 program. Laura is the Social Work Instructor/Coordinator at Great Basin College.  The University of Nevada School of Social Work in collaboration with Great Basin College (GBC), has developed a 3 + 1 program for students who reside in rural Nevada where students are able to complete the equivalent of the first three years of academic study at GBC and their final year as social work majors through the University of Nevada Reno (UNR).
Programs for the future as yet unscheduled Michael Mauser 2017-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
Polio Is A Crippling Disease with NO Cure. But we can ELIMINATE it! Michael Mauser 2017-06-19 07:00:00Z 0
Mike and Helen traveled to Guatemala to work with Stove Team Helen Hankins 2017-06-10 07:00:00Z 0
We are helping supply water filters to Baja California Michael Mauser 2017-06-10 07:00:00Z 0
We sent 7 students to RYLA camp - So what is RYLA? Mauser 2017-06-03 07:00:00Z 0
RYLA letters to Club Annette Hunt 0
RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Award Gary Back 0