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We meet Thursdays at 7:00 PM
Heyday Inn
3 Wellington Cutoff
Wellington, NV  89444
United States of America
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RAFFLE
 
TRAEGER TAILGAITER 20 or ORIGINAL WATER COLOR PAINTING     $5 each
 
THEMED BASKETS     $3 each
 
Our lambs didn’t feed
Our Fun Days weren’t FUN
So, we’re trying to make up
For what’s been undone!
 
Baskets and Traeger or Painting will be luck of the draw!  
Tickets will be drawn 10/29/20
 
Thank you for your support and helping us do what we do for our community and our youth.
 
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contact Barb Brooks at (775) 560-2285
                 
AND MANY MORE
 
 
 
ROTARY CLUB OF SMITH VALLEY FUN DAYS EVENT CANCELLATION
 
Dear Rotary Supporters,
It is with great regret that I am announcing the cancelation of our Fun Day’s events scheduled for October 3rd and 4th.  This is a COVID 19 related issue.
Many months of planning to make this a safe event working with our Club Members and the board of health was nullified by circumstances beyond our control and after much discussion within our membership we came to the difficult conclusion that attempting to carry this forward was not a realistic option.
As with all charitable organizations, our events enable our programs to go forward.  Though this is the 3rd major fund raiser to be canceled this year we will continue to move forward to support the people, and especially the youth of Smith Valley but we will need your help.
Currently our events, along with the community and our membership’s generosity support:
  • Rotary Eighth Grade Leadership Program
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Program
  • Children’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
  • Annual First Grade Christmas Party
  • Scholarships for graduating seniors
  • Third Grade Dictionary Project
  • Grant Programs such as
    • Yerington Food Pantry
    • Community Hall Handicap Ramp
    • Historical Society Support
    • Dressler Park Projects
 
 
Our club is doing its best to come up with new and inventive events and projects to help fill in the void left by our fund raisers, but we are also asking for any support that the community would be able to offer. 
These are trying times for us all.  We thank you for any support you may provide us.
Sincerely,
 
Doug Williamson
President
Rotary Club of Smith Valley
Post Office Box 357
Wellington, Nevada 89444
925-812-6189
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
 
OUR ROTARY CLUB OF SMITH VALLEY BBQ AND DANCE 
 
If you missed our BBQ and dance you missed out.  This was an event where our Valley showed up to have a good time!  And they did!  This was the first time to hold this event and our club wants to thank everyone that showed up and gave very generously.  One of the themes of the event, other than fun, was to remind people that the money that comes into Rotary comes back to the community in so many ways.
People really enjoyed the music.  Monique De Haviland's Moz Motley Blues Band served up some real favorites from Hank to ZZ Top.  How good were they.......we couldn't get people to leave!  Fun stuff.
Bill Bolin himself handling the steak cooking. Bill owned our very own Heyday for many years and knows how to get the job done.  Our menu included choice sirloin, twice baked potatoes, salad, and Norma's famous pies, good wines for each table, and our bar.
 
 
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. 
 
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.

 

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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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