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!

Project 150: High School Is Tough Enough

Brooke Allen-Bernstein Project 150

Last night’s program, Project 150, rang of all kinds of resonant chords.  It seems to us that Project 150 is a group our club might really partner with.


Just to recap, Project 150 was created “to offer support and services to homeless high school students so they have what they need to continue school and be successful in life.”

Why do we think Project 150 is a good match for our club?

One major need these kids have is hygiene essentials, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, deodorant, tooth paste, tooth brushes…. Does this sound familiar? We’re already doing personal care kits.

We’re a club without deep pockets, but with members willing to put in some sweat equity on the right project.

Another major need these kids have is clothing, school clothing in the autumn, perhaps prom clothing and job interview clothing in the spring.  How hard would it be for a few of us to head up a clothing drive? 

Project 150 also has opportunities for the club to volunteer time as a group – another good sweat equity match for us that builds fellowship while serving the community.


The new Rotary Year is coming up fast.  We’d like to encourage our incoming president, Patrick, to include Project 150 as a worthwhile focus for community service in his board’s plan and budget for RY 2016-17.