Reno, NV 89501
Achievement Beyond Obstacles is a joint youth program that the Rotary Club of Reno and two other local Rotary Clubs sponsor. High School counselors select high school seniors who have faced enormous challenges in their life, yet still found a way to graduate. These students spend a leadership weekend with facilitators Dean and Rochelle Whellams, obtain financial aid education and help figuring out what their next step in life is. Rotary scholarships for selected students range from $500 to $2,500. This ABO luncheon is one of three Rotary luncheons honoring students from Washoe County schools from all different socio-economic backgrounds who have achieved success despite the obstacles in their way. Every nominated student is invited to attend and bring a guest and we will hear a 3 minute speech from some of them about where they have been and where they are going. You won't want to miss hearing from these students and the impact Rotary is having in their lives.
In the past year, our club has donated $155,000+ and hundreds of volunteer hours.
Members of our club volunteered at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to package 4500 pounds of frozen green beans. (Dec. 2016)
From July 2015 to June 2016, our club gave out $94,000+ to various projects in our local community, including $21,000 to Lemelson STEM Academy (Title 1 elementary school), and $40,000 in higher ed and vocational scholarships, with the remainder to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, science fairs, RYLA and exchange students, and awards for teachers and law enforcement.
Rotarians, families, and friends filled filled 100 backpacks with food and books for children who face food insecurities during the Christmas school break. The backpacks were delivered to Anderson and Libby Booth elementary schools the next day. (December 2016)
||INTERNATIONAL IMPACT - We gave out $61,000+ to 7 projects around the world, including:
PANAMA - Our club, with support from other Rotary clubs, is undertaking a major project for an orphanage for disabled children in Panama.
NEPAL - The Cow Farm Project, has produced milk sales revenue of almost $600 to date. Profits from the project will help sustain BTF’s maternal/child wellness and education efforts in the remote Humla District of northern Nepal. They will conduct two 5-day Safe Motherhood classes in November educating a total of 50 women.
Mardi Gras Tables Available!
Feb 28, 2017
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mexico House Build International Project
Tijuana, MexicoMar 11, 2017
Rotary Club of Reno - BOD
Lumos & AssocMar 16, 2017
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Vinton Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Show
Sierra Valley Grange HallMar 17, 2017
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Volunteer at Food Bank
Mar 18, 2017
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM