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.

President’s Welcome for the Year 2018/2019

Be the Inspiration!

The Las Vegas Spring Mountains Rotary Club has begun our 2018/19 Rotary Year – and it’s going to be a great one!

Past support of our community through participation with Project-150, the Spring Valley High School ‘Student-of-the-Month’ program, Opportunity Village volunteers, the Global Charity Foundation, and Hearts Alive continue stronger than ever.

Our newest youth program is the Employment Mentoring Program currently in development and scheduled to be implemented in February of 2019. The program is designed to help Project-150’s homeless student population learn the basics about the work world, develop a resume, practice the all-important job interview, and ultimately obtain their first job on their career path.

The Employment Mentoring Program will need the support and encouragement of the Las Vegas business community, so if you’ve ever wanted to lend a hand in overcoming homelessness – especially among our most vulnerable youth population – please contact us. Better yet, join us in our regular Wednesday evening meetings and see how you can become a contributing member with Rotary, one of the most successful service organizations you’ll ever find.

Our regular meetings are held Wednesdays and feature speakers on a variety of interesting subjects. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, our speakers will address topics like Estate Planning, Trusts and Wills, Medical Development in Las Vegas, Master Gardening, Solar Energy and more. The speakers at our 4th Week meetings each month provide us an opportunity to have informal conversations with the people who make our Las Vegas community one of the greatest places to live; people like The Thunderbirds from Nellis AFB, the Development Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs, UNLV and the Smith Center, plus many more.

Come meet with us Wednesday evenings at…

The Den
9837 W. Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89148
5:30 – 7:00 pm

Come as our guest; leave as a Rotarian! When it comes to serving our community, join the Las Vegas Spring Mountains Rotary Club and…

Be The Inspiration!

Will Dresser
President
Spring Mountains Rotary Club

Visiting Rotarians

Husband and wife Lin Hsi Ching and Hui Chun Sung attended our July 26 meeting, along with their son. They are from different Rotary clubs in Taiwan, where Hui is President Elect of her club. They will be traveling throughout the States, and hope to return to Las Vegas before heading home. This delightful family enjoyed our meeting as much as we enjoyed having them!

CRAFT TALKS

In order to get to know our fellow Rotarians, the Las Vegas Spring Mountains Rotary Club will focus on Craft Talks. These are a few minutes devoted to a specific member at each Program/Dinner meeting. Check back for updates.

August 1 – Reeta Thukral

September 5 – Alison

October 3 – Patrick

November 7 – Jerry

December 5  – Gloria

February 6. 2019 – Carrie

March 6 – Helen

April 3 – Jan

May 1 – Kelly

June 5 – Will

Honoring the Spring Valley High School Student of the Month

Our first Student of the Month from Spring Valley High School (pictured 3rd from right) was honored in October of 2017. We continued these monthly awards throughout the school year, and will continue this when school reconvenes.

To show our appreciation, each recipient receives a framed certificate, and assorted goodies, such as movie tickets, gift cards, and other useful items.

If this is our future, we’re in good hands!