We’re Officially 100% Paul Harris!

April 14 was a very special meeting when District Governor John Chase, and District Foundation Chair Susan Johnson presented the Spring Mountains Rotary Club with it’s official 100% Paul Harris standing. We are approaching our club’s fifth anniversary, and to date, we have contributed $109,942 to Rotary Foundation!

In addition to the letter, we received a banner so we can proudly let everyone know our distinguished status!

The April 10 Meeting

Our weekly meeting brought guests and a special speaker.

Virginia Knudsen from NextGen Evolution kept everyone riveted with facts about our workforce, where it was, where it is, where it’s going.


Longtime friend to the Spring Mountains Rotary, Anita Lappe (aka Skeeter) has spent the winter as president Helen Arnold’s house guest. Last night was her last meeting until next September. What Skeeter didn’t know is that the would be awarded with a Paul Harris Fellow. Safe travels Skeet.


Job1 Launch




March 16, 2019 was the very first Job1 session, meeting with 10 clients at St. Jude’s Ranch, all of whom were anxious to get started.

The three-hour session was informative, lively and informal. Our goal is to equip young adults with tools and handy information to make the process of looking for a job a bit easier, less scary and definitely more accessible. If this first session is indicative, we have a hit on our hands! 


The Boys and Girls Clubs, as well as the Southern Nevada Housing Authority are interested in Job1. And, St. Jude’s wants to book another! The best part, all were engaged and expressed their confidence that they left with some valuable information.


Every attendee received comprehensive information in a bound  book and on a flash drive, both were theirs to take away. Computers were available for them to work while in session, and any work they did was saved on the flash drive for later use.


A Very Special Meeting

March 13th was a special meeting, and a big surprise for our members. Along with four guests, our speaker and highlighted guest was Susan Holland Johnson, District 5300 Rotary Foundation Chair, and member of the Green Valley Club. Everyone expected the meeting to focus on Rotary’s Foundation. And, it did, to an extent.

The surprise was that three of our members received their first Paul Harris pins, making our club a 100% Paul Harris Club.

President Helen teased us by setting a fantastic cake on the table, without telling us what was coming!





Foundation Chair Susan Johnson explains the intricacies of the Rotary Foundation to our members and guests.









Secretary Jan joins President Helen and Susan Johnson award Paul Harris Fellows to Kelly, Alison and Gary. Certainly something to celebrate!

Spring Mountains Members are Honored

District Governor John Chase

Awards Members

Recently, at a November meeting, District Governor John Chase visited and recognized two of our own.

Longtime Rotarian Jan Carlson received the People of Action Award for her outstanding and continuing service to Rotary and our club.


Helen Arnold received her Paul Harris Plus One. 


Spring Mountains Rotary Participates in Santa Clothes

Years ago, another local Rotary Club established a project called Santa Clothes. It started with about 30 kids,       and is now over 300! Rotarians from so many Las Vegas clubs and their friends meet at participating JC Penney locations to help underserved kids shop for themselves. Thanks to donations, each child gets a substantial amount to shop, with the fabulous help from Penney’s. They may not shop for siblings, parents, games, or anything other than clothes for themselves.

Reeta, one of our own, had the privilege of taking this young lady around for her shopping trip.

Afterwards, all the kids are taken to UNLV to enjoy a pizza lunch and hang with the athletic department.

Student of the Month

Spring Mountains Rotary Continues to Honor Special High School Seniors

Recently, we awarded October and November’s Senior Students of the Month at Green Valley High School.  Working with teachers and administrators, our club is proud to recognize these outstanding students.

Dr. Reeta Kaul Thukral

Spring Mountains Member Receives Her

First Paul Harris Fellowship


Dr. Reeta Kaul Thukral, club member and founder of Global Charities Foundation, received her first Paul Harris Fellow on the day she gave her Craft Talk. Presenting Reeta was Green Valley Rotary Club’s Susan Johnson, District’s Rotary Foundation Chair. Susan is at Judge at the Eighth Judicial District Court,in and for Clark County, Nevada. Reeta, incorporating her Foundation with Spring Mountains Rotary, is instrumental in the club obtaining it’s Global Foundation Grant.