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The annual Rotary Club of Carson City Brewfest party is scheduled for June 22, 2024.  The event includes Brewers, Live band, Raffle items, and Food trucks.  The city will close Curry street between 2nd and 4th streets for this festival.  Tickets can be purchased from Rotarians or on line at www.capitalcitybrewfest.com.  
Each year the Rotary Club of Carson City awards a competitive educational grant to a Carson City Educator.  This year's award of $5,000 was earned by Carson School District K-12 Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator Brittany Witter. The grant facilitated the purchase of more than 500 historical fiction and non-fiction, age appropriate books to be used by students throughout the district.  At the Rotary club meeting of 5/7/2024, Ms. Witter explained the program's implementation and goals.  The Rotary Club of Carson City awards the annual grant as part of its commitment to supporting and recognizing educational achievements. 
The Rotary Club of Carson City continues its commitment to education.  This Tuesday Eagle Valley Middle School Teacher, Tara Rispin and her Principal, Lee Conley were invited to our lunch meeting.  During the meeting Ms. Rispin was honored for her exemplary efforts teaching science to eight grade students. During the school year the Rotary club presents an award to a Student of the week, and a Teacher of the month. The photo includes Carson School Superintendent A.J. Feuling, Waste Management District Manager Morgan Diell,  Teacher of the Month Tara Rispin, Eagle Valley Middle School Principal Lee Conley, and Rotary Club President Garrett Lepire.
The Rotary Club of Carson City generously donated $3,000 from the Carson City Rotary Foundation to support the Eagle Valley Middle School's Lego Robotics Team.  This money will assist the team to finance their trip to Houston, Texas for the national competition.  The Robotics team earned the right to compete at the national level after victories at the State and Regional levels.
On a beautiful Saturday morning, numerous members of The Rotary Club of Carson City gathered at the local Salvation Army building.  The crew used their electronic and construction expertise to create a new computer lab at the site.  The computers were financed by the Rotary Club of Carson City and Rotary District 5190.  They will be used by youngsters for learning and exploring the digital world under the supervision of the Salvation Army staff.  
The Rotary Club of Carson City has experienced phenomenal growth over the last few years.  Another wonderful member joined the club this week. Our newest member is Holly Beeson. Holly is a Captain and Corps member of the Salvation Army serving in Carson City. Her husband, Immanuel, is also a Captain and Corps member of the Salvation Army in Carson City.  Immanuel joined The Rotary Club of Carson City in September of 2022.  Perhaps Holly saw how much fun Immanuel was having and decided to join. Welcome to the club !
 
President Garrett Lepire, Holly Beeson, & Immanuel Beeson
The Rotary Club of Carson City shifted their weekly meeting to the Nevada State Museum.  This field trip included a tasty lunch, and a presentation about the Museum's outreach program.  The members were free to explore all the wonderful exhibits including the Dat So Lat See baskets, the coin displays, the walk through mine, and much more.
As an ongoing commitment to local educators, the Rotary Club of Carson City invited the Principal and a Teacher from Carson Montessori Charter School to join us for a lunch meeting.  Principal Jessica Daniels introduced First Grade Teacher Haley Kenyon, who was selected  as the December Teacher of the Month.  Ms. Kenyon was honored with a plaque and a check.  The Rotary Club of Carson City honors a Teacher of the Month and a Student of the Week throughout the school year.  This photo includes President Garrett Lepire, Teacher Haley Kenyon, Principal Jessica Daniels, and Carson City School Superintendent A.J. Feuling. 
 
 
  Nevada Assemblyman P.K. O'Neill was the speaker at the Rotary Club of Carson City meeting on November 21,2023.  Mr. O'Neill provided insights about the 82nd Nevada Legislative Session that was held between February 6, 2023 to June 6, 2023.  He also discussed the 35th Special Session that adjourned June 14, 2023.  Some of the bills that were discussed included: new healthcare liability regulations, portability of licenses for Doctors and Nurses, restrictions on balloons that may interfere with electrical lines.  Assemblyman O'Neill is greeted by Club President Garrett Lepire.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Once again,  Rotary Youth Exchange students were hosted by the Rotary Club of Carson City for the Nevada Day weekend.  Rotary Youth Exchange is a program in which local teenagers spend a year in a foreign country under the supervision of Rotarians.  In exchange, teenagers from around the world spend a year in the United States.  It is a life changing experience for each of these students.  Rotary clubs arrange for housing, education, and sponsor these lucky students.  Over Nevada Day weekend these international guests are invited to gather in Carson City under the supervision of the Rotary Club of Carson City.   The students visited Carson City and Virginia City. They joined local Rotarians in the Nevada Day parade. The Rotary District 5190 Governor, Stacy Graham, and District Governor Elect, Dennis Geare, joined the students this year. The teenagers made new friends and wonderful memories. As a result of the Rotary Youth Exchange program students learn leadership skills, become global citizens, and often learn a new language.    Learn more at www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/youth-exchanges

The Carson City School District's Professional Development Center grant proposal - "Literacy Development and Love of Reading through Social Studies," has been selected as this year’s Carson City Rotary $5,000 Education Grant recipient.  This project, submitted by Brittany Witter, includes purchasing of historical novels for each school site  for grades 3-8.  This project will also include instructional strategies to ensure project goals of developing student literacy skills are achieved. Ms. Witter will present an update on the grant’s progress and goal achievement at the Carson Rotary Club’s May 7, 2024 weekly meeting.

Carson City Rotarians returned to the historic Sutro tunnel site to assist its revitalization.  Rotary Youth Exchange student, Reon, joined the Rotarians for a morning of fun and hard work.  Non-historic cabinetry and brick flooring were removed from the Carriage house.  A warehouse wall and passage way were also removed to prepare for further restoration.
The Rotary Club of Carson City moved its meeting to the Salvation Army facility this Tuesday to better understand the value of this important organization.  Immanuel and Holly Beeson lead the Salvation Army in Carson City.  The organization serves Carson City, Douglas County, and Lyon county. They provide needed services including a morning and afternoon latch key program for children, a food bank for those in need, rehabilitation counseling, and assistance with life improvement.  If you wish to volunteer or donate to this worthy organization, please contact them at https://carsoncity.salvationarmy.org/ .
 
   The Rotary Club of Carson City was honored with a visit from the District 5190 Governor, Stacy Graham, on August 22, 2023.  Stacy's home club is Auburn Gold Country Rotary.  She has served as Area 5 Governor, District Conference Chair, Visioning Facilitator, and Club President for three terms! 
    Her financial contributions to Rotary has earned her membership in the Paul Harris Society, the Polio Plus Society, the Bequest Society, and she is a Rotary Major Donor.  Stacy received the Business Woman of the Year Award in Auburn, California in 2013-2014.
    During her visit she inducted new member, Corey Jenkins, into The Rotary Club of Carson City.
    Stacy's message to The Rotary Club of Carson City was that of advocating for mental health.  She advised members to ask people "how are you REALLY doing" rather than the more common greeting of  "how are you doing".  This small change communicates an interest to help those who need emotional assistance.  
 
   After twenty one hours of travel from his home town in Japan, Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Reon, is welcomed by members of the Rotary Club of Carson City.  Reon will spend 11 months in Carson City.  To receive such a student, the club also sponsored an outbound student.  This year that honor went to a young lady from Carson City who will spend 11 months in the Czech Republic.
   For more than 48 years, Rotary Youth Exchange has been one of Rotary’s best-known programs. As an official program, it dates to 1975, but by that time, Rotary clubs had already been sending students abroad for decades with the aim of promoting international understanding and friendship.
   What the program offers to, and asks of, participants is an openness to new ideas and experiences, a willingness to adapt and to gain new perspectives, and an opportunity to make new friends and learn new ways of living.  It is a life changing experience for these lucky adolescents. 
   If you would like to host an inbound student for three months, or if you know of a high school student who wants to spend 11 months in another country, contact us at carsoncitynvrotary@gmail.com .
 
Erik Brooks of the Brewery Arts Center was the featured speaker at the noon Rotary meeting on August first.  Mr. Brooks explained that the inaugural Carson City Murals & Music Festival will be held in Carson City on September 28, 29, & 30th.  Local, National, & International artists will create 19 murals on buildings in the downtown corridor. Multiple concerts will be held at the Brewery Arts Center and other locations near the murals.
Mr. Erik Brooks.
The General Manager of KNVC, 95.1 FM Radio, Steve Funk, was the featured speaker at the weekly Carson City Rotary meeting.  He explained that the station's operations began in 2017.  A few dedicated volunteers got it up and running.  Since then the station has grown in number of listeners and on-air personalities.  The station is on the air twenty four hours per day, and sixteen hours of daily entertainment are created by local volunteers. The programs include talk shows, music shows and news programs.  The music varies from Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Celtic, Retro, and Psychedelic genres depending on which local DJ is hosting.  Sierra Ally has recently partnered with KNVC to broadcast local news stories. The KNVC signal reaches Pleasant Valley, Washoe Valley, Eagle Valley, Carson Valley and Dayton Valley.  The shows can also be heard around the world, over the internet, at www.knvc.org .  It is easy to remember the station's call letters.  The radio station broadcasts from Nevada's Capital,...hence KNVC !
 
June 24, 2023 was a beautiful day for approximately 1200 friends and neighbors to join the Rotary Club of Carson City at their annual Brewfest.  The annual event started in 2015.  It was not held in 2020 due to Covid, or 2021 due to Covid restrictions. Once again, Curry street, between 2nd and 4th streets, was blocked off for the afternoon.  Instead of cars, the street was lined with 30 Brewers and four food trucks. Dancers enjoyed the music that filled McFadden plaza.  The band Wreckless Envy played from 3PM to 8PM. Adjacent restaurants and stores joined in the festivities.  Participants won great prizes from the Brewfest raffle. Don't miss the next Brewfest on June 22, 2024! 
  Non-Profit Organizations are invited to help raise money for the Brewery Arts Center, and their own organization, at the summer Levitt Amp  concerts.   The "Bucket Brigade" during intermission collects donations from those attending the free outdoor concerts.  On June 17, 2023, that invitation was accepted by The Rotary Club of Carson City.  However club members felt the Boys/Girl Scouts would benefit more from this fund raising effort.   Therefore,  members of the Rotary Club assisted those Scouts with the collection of funds that will be shared by the Brewery Arts Center and the Boy/Girl Scouts.
 On Saturday June 10, the Rotary Club of Carson City fielded a team at a benefit golf event held at the Eagle Valley Golf Course.  Joining the Rotary Club were teams from other civic organizations including Elks, Moose, and Kiwanis clubs.  The outing was a fundraiser to support the Meals on Wheels program through the senior citizen center, and the Carson City Search & Rescue team from the Sheriff's office.  The club members had a great time in support of two essential community programs.
   For the second time in a couple months, The Rotary Club of Carson City has donated large trees to beautify our city.   
   In April 2023, the Club donated 26 large trees that were planted in a new section of Lone Mountain Cemetery. 
   In May 2023, the Club donated another 26 large trees to a developing project in Carson City.  Friends In Service Helping is building a student housing complex on North Carson Street.  When completed, this complex will provide a supportive living environment for individuals to advance from minimum wage employment to a meaningful career. 
   Twelve trees were planted along the south side of this complex.  The other fourteen trees will be planted as the construction progresses.       The members of the Rotary Club of Carson City connected the trees to automated drip system on May 27, 2023.
The Rotary Club of Carson City held its second annual picnic at Genoa park on May 27, 2023.  The weather was perfect.  The barbecue duties were professionally handled by Paul Esswein and Jim Gray.  The other members brought a smorgasbord of side dishes and desserts.  We were treated to a history presentation by a Docent of the Genoa Museum.  We also toured the Genoa Museum and Mormon Station. Adults, children, and pets had a great time.  The picnic was adeptly organized by Peter "Snowshoe" Thompson. 
 
 
 The Rotary Club of Carson City, and Cap City Passport Rotary Club teamed up with  Carson City Parks and Recreation staff on a Lone Mountain Cemetery beautification project.  The Rotary clubs purchased twenty six large trees which were planted in a new, developing section of the cemetery.  The trees were planted in time for Arbor Day 2023.  This area in the northeastern section of the cemetery has a new drip system to nourish the new trees.   Curbing, sprinklers, and grass will be added over time.  
 
The Sutro Tunnel is an engineering marvel that was initiated by Adolph Sutro.  His plan was to create a near horizontal tunnel to reach the vertical mine shafts of the Virginia City Comstock.  This tunnel would drain water from the shafts, and infuse clean air for the Miners.  Construction started in 1869 and reached the first mine shaft in 1878.  The tunnel and the surrounding structures are being preserved by The Friends of Sutro Tunnel, a non-profit organization.  On April 8, 2023, with much effort, members of The Rotary Club of Carson City volunteered to help restore some of the buildings to original condition.  Jackhammers, crowbars, knives, drills, hammers, and chisels were used to remove a non-original brick and concrete floor from the Carriage House.  Plaster board walls and insulation were also removed.  In addition, soiled carpet, insulation, cabinets, and drapes were removed from a large residence. Over 3.6 tons of material were removed from the structures !
   
 
   The Rotary Club of Carson City, along with the Cap City Passport Rotary Club, sponsored the Student Speech Contest on March 7, 2023.  This is an annual Rotary event which allows local high school students to demonstrate their public speaking abilities. The topic assigned by Rotary this year was "How have you imagined working together to better the lives of others, and how did you implement your idea?" 
   The first place winner was Penelope Truell who is home schooled and participates in one class at Carson High School.  After receiving her award, Ms. Truell stated "The ability to diplomatically communicate allows us to have better opportunities within our everyday lives, and build a better future for generations to come."
  Ms. Truell will represent the Rotary Club of Carson City at the Rotary Area 9 Speech contest.  The winner of that contest will compete at the Rotary District 5190 Speech Contest in April. 
  Each month during the school year, the Rotary Club of Carson City honors a teacher with a plaque and a check. The deserving teacher is selected by virtue of the value they bring to their school and to their students.  The difficult decision is made by the Principal of their school. This month we honored Fremont Elementary Teacher, Laura Gentine, who received her awards at the Rotary luncheon.  
  Also during the school year, a Student of the week is selected by their teachers.  The student is selected on the basis of academic achievement and extracurricular endeavors.  The student is also treated to lunch and receives a check from the Rotary club.  The honor this week went to Pioneer Academy student, Madelyn Peachay.
  
Members of the Rotary Club of Carson City made the holiday season much brighter for twenty senior citizens this December.  The Rotarians coordinated with Carson City's Senior Service Network to select twenty deserving seniors to recieve gifts.  The Rotarians contacted the seniors to determine the appropriate gifts that would brighten their lives.  The Rotary Club funded the purchases with $100 per senior citizen. After shopping for the desired gifts, the Rotarians delivered the presents to the twenty senior citizens.  
 
   Each  year the Rotary Club of Carson City awards a grant to a local school.  This is a competitive process whereby teachers from local schools present a project that they want to pursue in their school. Past winners included schools that wanted to fund their robotics programs, their hydroponics program, etc.  Every year the Education Grant Committee of the Rotary Club of Carson City reviews the proposals and, with great difficulty, chooses a winner.  
 
   The winning project this year was submitted by Empire Elementary School teachers, Laura Ricks and Nancy Cole.  The grant this year was $5,000.  It will be used to enhance the school's Lending Library with Mathematics Learning Materials.  These books will be utilized by the teachers to increase math proficiency in students for years to come.  Members of the Rotary club surprised Ms. Nancy Cole in her classroom with the award.  
 
Peter Thompson, Joe Walls, Nancy Cole, Peter Fishburn, Principal Shelby Tuttle, School Superintendent A.J. Fueling
 
The Rotary Club of Carson City contributed to the purchase of a Greenhouse for Pioneer High School.  Over the period of a couple days members of the Rotary club contoured panels, climbed scaffolding, and assembled the greenhouse.  The greenhouse will now be used by Pioneer High School in agricultural endeavors for years to come.  

Rich Perry, Gary Collins, Jon Ruiter, and Joe Walls after assembly of the Pioneer High School Greenhouse
 
Rotary Youth Exchange is a program that allows local teenagers to spend a year in a foreign country.  In exchange, teenagers from around the world come to spend a year in the United States.  It is a life changing experience for each of these students. The Rotary Club of Carson City and other Rotary clubs arrange for housing, education, and sponsor these lucky students.  Over Nevada Day weekend these guests from around the world, are invited to gather in Carson City under the supervision of the Rotary Club of Carson City.  This year twelve students joined us for the weekend.  This year's teens were from Sweden, Denmark, Taiwan, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Austria, Brazil, Spain, and Germany.   They visited Carson City and Virginia City. They joined local Rotarians marching in the Nevada Day parade. The teenagers made new friends and wonderful memories. As a result of the Rotary Youth Exchange program students learn leadership skills, become global citizens, and often learn a new language.    Learn more at https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/youth-exchanges

OUR VISION - OUR MISSION
OUR CORE VALUES AS ROTARIANS

OUR VISION
We engage the New Generation to lift up our community through service, networking and friendship, by recognizing student leaders and supporting those who choose our organization to achieve their own philanthropic goals.
 
OUR MISSION
We provide opportunities for like-minded people to improve our communities through the Rotary platform.
INTEGRITY
Our Rotary 4-Way Test - 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned? 
PHILANTHROPY
Donating our time, money and/or expertise for the welfare and betterment of our local community and our neighbors, here and abroad
DEDICATION
Forming decade-long bonds with our fellow Rotarians in service and in commitments to education, leadership and our children's success
FRIENDSHIPS
We enjoy a good laugh and the company of our fellow club members, including those who have recently joined and participate in our projects
Why Rotary?
Carson Cancer Center Labyrinth
 
Carson Tahoe Health & Carson Rotary Celebrate Labyrinth Anniversary & Community Partnership
 
(Carson City, Nev.) November 6, 2019 – Today marks 13 years since the opening of the outdoor Labyrinth located at the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center. The unique space was made possible through a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Carson City. In 2006, under the leadership of past president Rafael Cappucci, the Rotary Club contributed $75,000 to build the Labyrinth, and gave another $200,000 in support of the Cancer Center project over a four-year period.
 

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