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2881 State Route 208
Wellington, NV 89444
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March 26, 2020
 
As with everything around the world today, our Smith Valley Rotary Club is being heavily impacted by the Novel Coronavirus. We have canceled club meetings, our Easter Egg Hunt and Board Meetings for now and are evaluating our plans going forward on a week to week basis.
 
Planning for our future events including our May Spring Barbeque and Memorial Day cleanup, August Lamb Feed, and Fundays events will go forward though flexibility may be required.
 
Things will return to normal and our life routines will begin again as soon as they may. Our Rotary Club will remain vibrant. Let’s hold our families, our friends and neighbors and our struggling local business' close in our thoughts and help whenever we can.
 
Sincerely,
 
Smith Valley Rotary
 
2019 ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to Abbie Acciari, Haylee Horton, Tanner Balda, Melissa Lackore, Melody Justice and Makala Yonehiro who will be attending our Rotary Youth Leadership workshop. Our RYLA students gain life skills that will help them to be the confident leaders that our communities need!
 
 
 
2018 Smith Valley Kindergarteners Christmas Party
 
 
The Rotary Club of Smith Valley held our 2018 Kindergarteners Christmas Party.  The party includes craft time for the kids, burgers and fries, and a visit from Santa himself, of course!  
ROTARY CLUB OF SMITH VALLEY
50TH ANNUAL FUNDAYS EVENT
 
Our 50th Annual Fundays Event was a great success again this year.  Saturday was a little wet in spots for the tractor pull but that didn't slow the participants at all.  This years event included something for everyone on Sunday opening with our Grange kids Pancake Breakfast, the afternoon Steak Barbecue, Equestrian trial and Poker Run, Dog Agility, Pine Needlers Quilt Show, numerous craft and information booths, Trap Shoot, Martin's Show and Shine Car Show, and a great Horse Drawn Vehicle Display with participants in dress from the era of their vehicle. 
THE ROTARY CLUB OF SMITH VALLEY'S 50TH ANNUAL LAMB FEED
 
Our Smith Valley Rotary Club held it's 50th annual Lamb Feed event this week.  It was a great success and very well attended.
 
A rub and a marinade and lots of help with skewering and lots of lamb to BBQ
 
 
A well attended event.  The raffle is under way.
 
 
As with all of our events, our Grange Kids are such an integral part.  Thank you for the help and energy you bring to all of our events!
 
 
The folks of Smith Valley relaxing and having fun!
We would like to thank everyone that attended the event!
 
A special thanks to all of the people that come out to help put this event together.  Bonnie Chelone who pulls order out of chaos, our Grange kids and all of the extra hands who help do the lifting to make this event, and all of our events, possible.
THE ROTARY CLUB OF SMITH VALLEY 2018 SPRING BRUNCH
On April 29th The Rotary Club of Smith Valley held their 2018 Spring Brunch including our Desert Auction/Raffle, Silent Auction, and door prize.
  
 
Relaxing and enjoying the moment and showing off one of the great deserts for auction.

Smith Valley School's 2nd Graders Host Rotary for Earthday 2018

The Rotary Club of Smith Valley donated a large Red Maple tree to the 2nd grade class to plant on the school grounds. 

 
Club President Lorie McMahon talking with the kids about Earthday
KIDS MURAL WALL AT SMITH VALLEY SCHOOL
 
 
The mural wall preparation for the kids play area was completed on April 14th and 15th.  Special thanks to Louie, Steve, Sandy and Mike!  A special shout out to Steve for organizing and offering a lot of hard work and Mike who saved us all by making his pressure washer available at the very last minute!!
 
Smith Valley Rotary is eagerly anticipating the final mural by our kids.
 
SMITH VALLEY ROTARY CLUB SUPPORTS THE YERINGTON FOOD KITCHEN
The members of the Smith Valley Rotary Club were given an opportunity through a matching grant from their District to support the food bank.  Money’s became available through our Covid grant process producing $1000 between District 5190 and funds from Smith Valley.  Members of the club added an additional $900 out of their own generosity.
It was gratifying to see donations go directly from money to food for those that need it in one day.
 
Here are some quotes from thank you notes to our Smith Valley Rotary
 
"best week of my life"
"I can let my fear of being left out not control me anymore"
"when I let people in I learned that I can make a deeper connection"
"I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart"
"everything I learned here at RYLA has shown me how great I can make my life and my community"
"I will take what I've learned back home and impact the lives of the people in our community"
"This is how I plan to show SERVICE OVER SELF"
 
This is why we do what we do!! 
 
NEVADA COPPER VISITS OUR ROTARY CLUB
Tim Dyer, Vice President of External and Government Relations, and David Swisher, Senior Vice President of Operations for Nevada Copper were kind enough to come in and speak with us.  They went over current operations as well as where they see further growth at their Yerington operation.  The growth in operations will result in new jobs for the Yerington area in general and will be a boon to our local businesses.
Thank you for your time!
SMITH VALLEY DAIRY HOSTS TOUR AND DINNER
 
 
Our Smith Valley Rotary Club was given the opportunity to be given detailed tours of our largest local business, the Smith Valley Dairy.  
 
NEVADA HIGHWAY PATROL SAFETY PROGRAM
 
 
The Rotary Club of Smith Valley was honored to have our NHP representatives come in for a tremendously informative and well received program.  A special thank you to officers:
 
Doug Kassebaum
Richard O'Dowl
Emmett Lerg
Mark Foxx
 
Their presentation spanned many topics including safety, trends within the state of Nevada, specific areas problems and needs, and how they want to inform the public of their role and approach to their policing activity.
 
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT
BARTEK KUSIO
 
Congratulations and thank you to RYLA attendee Bartek Kusio who visited our club and thanked us for his sponsorship. RYLA is a program offered to select students.  This is an important program that teaches participants to:

·        Build communication and problem-solving skills

·        Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community

·        Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors

·        Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action

·        Have fun and form lasting friendships

 

Our RYLA students gain life skills that will help them to be the confident leaders that our communities need!

 
CONGRATUALATIONS TO OUR PAUL HARRIS AWARD WINNERS FOR 2018
 
Many thanks and congratulations to multi year Paul Harris award winner Greg Hunewill, and our newest winner President Elect Steve Boller.  This prestigious award goes to those that have generously given to the Rotary International Foundation.  Thank you Greg and Steve!
The Rotary Club of Smith Valley Celebrates the Year 2018
 
Our rotary club celebrated a very important event with the change of President beginning July1 2018.  
 
 
Our new President figuring out what he got into....again.  Our past President enjoying the moment.
 
OUR SMITH VALLEY ROTARY CLUB IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WON THE DISTRICT 5190 MEDIUM CLUB DIVISION PROJECT AWARD FOR OUR "PENNIES FOR POLIO" PROJECT AS WELL AS THE AREA 10 PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD THANKS TO DAN SMITHS LITTLE RED TRACTOR.
PENNIES FOR POLIO WAS A GREAT SUCCESS
 
Our Rotary Club of Smith Valley was in a friendly competition with our Yerington Club to see which club could collect the most change to fight polio!  Check this out in our Stories section.

 

RYLA-3c
 

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship
 
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