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The Rotary Club of Reno is very active in our community.
 
Current Community Service Committee Projects include:
1. LEMELSON STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING MATH) ACADEMY.
 
GOAL: Continue to support Lemelson, a Washoe County Title 1 elementary school
Total funding to $25,000.
The project is designed to promote student achievement and teacher effectiveness through an innovative approach to experimental science education in grades 4-6. Continue to encourage Rotarians to participate by assisting at school events and activities associated with the project.
providing financial support for ESL for the parents of children attending Lemelson. Rotarians may assist with the classes held at the school in the evening.
providing Rotarians weekly to serve as readers for children struggling with reading in grades 3 and 4.
 
2. WESTERN NEVADA SCIENCE ENGINEERING FAIR AND LEMELSON YOUNG INVENTORS CHALLENGE
Total funding: $2500
GOAL: Continue to support the Science Fair, a competitive venue for science projects for students in grades k-12 in 12 Nevada counties to be held on March 25 and 26, 2015 at Lawlor Event Center on the University of Nevada campus.
GOAL: provide financial support to be used for non-monetary awards such as certificates, ribbons and trophies.
provide Rotarians to act as judges and to assist on the day of public viewing

 
3. ROTARIANS AT WORK
GOAL: To seek out a community need that will require financial assistance and volunteer opportunities for Rotarians, friends and family on April 25, 2015.

4. CAREER COACHING
GOAL: to expose eighth grade students at Vaughn Middle School to potential job opportunities

5. ROLE MODEL SUMMIT
Budget:  $2,500
GOAL:  Continue ongoing support for the summit, a project that brings successful athletes such as David Wise, Shannon Waters, Sue Wicks and Frank Hawkins to talk to Washoe County high school students about values and to provide inspirational models of success.

 
6. FOOD BANK OF NORTHERN NEVADA AND THE SIERRA
Once a quarter, Rotarians will meet at the FBNN and prepare donation bags or do other needed labor.
 
7. NEVADA FIT is an intense, five day academic orientation program for freshman enrolled in  the University of Nevada for the first time that takes place just before the beginning of the fall semester.
Funding $1,750
GOAL:  To fund tuition for low income students who qualify for need-based financial aid and who would be unable to attend without the assistance.
 
8. CHALLENGER VOYAGE TO MARS MISSION PROJECT is a NASA space program operating at Sparks High School.
Funding $1,600
GOAL: to provide funding for two 6th grade classes from a Title 1 schools (the majority of families are low income) to experience a “Mars Mission” in order to increase science skills and to expose the students to the mysteries of space.  

In addition:
BELL RINGING FOR SALVATION ARMY
LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICE AWARD
EDUCATION SERVICE AWARD
LEAD TEACHER OF THE YEAR
VETERANS GUEST HOUSE
 
 
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