The Four Way TestOf the things we think, say or do ...1. Is it the TRUTH?2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Service above Self
The Rotary Club of Silver City welcomes you.•Fellowship & Opportunity for Service•Community Leadership •Civic Commitment•High Ethical Standards in all professions•Promotion of international understanding, goodwill and peaceThat’s Rotary. Learn more as you browse through these pages and then join us at one of our luncheon meetings to get to know us better.
Support for Local Non-Profit OrganizationsThe Club’s activities and contributions have provided support for numerous non-profit organizations in Silver City and the surrounding region. Since the establishment of the Silver City Rotary Foundation in 2015, contributions are being channelled through it. Among the organizations and projects supported are:Alimento Para El Nino (Backpack Program)The Bike Safety RodeoBorder PartnersEl RefugioThe Food PantryGrant County Community Concert Assn.GRMC LabyrinthHabitat for HumanityHarrison Schmitt Shop with a CopHigh Desert Humane SocietyThe Imagination Library of Grant CountyLiteracy Link LeamosThe Mimbres Region Arts CouncilThe Red Paint Pow WowSilver City Community TheaterThe Silver City Museum SocietySilver City Woman’s ClubSilver High National History CompetitionSouthwest Festival of the Written WordForward New MexicoThe Volunteer CenterVolunteer Fire DepartmentsThe Wellness CoalitionWNMU Rotary Scholarship Fund
In order to enhance its fundraising ability and to strengthen its charitable efforts, the Club has established its own charitable foundation, the Silver City Rotary Foundation. To learn more about the Club’s foundation or make a tax-deductible donation and thus contribute to the Club’s charitable work, click on the foundation’s name in this text or the Club Foundation tab above.
Service above Self
Important Information for High School Students2. For High School Seniors: The 2016 Silver City Rotary Scholarship competition is now under way. To apply for a $1,500 Rotary college scholarship, click on this College Scholarship Application link for detailed information about the application process and to start an application.The application deadline is March 15, 2016.1. For High School Juniors: Nominations for the 2016 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program are now being accepted. RYLA awardees get to spend a week in July at the Manzano Moutain Retreat in Mountainair to participate in an intensive leadership development camp. Candidates should be rising high school juniors. Students should talk to their high school counselor about being nominated for this exceptional program. Nominations and applications should be received by April 30, but earlier applications are encouraged because only a limited number of openings are available for this unique opportunity.For further information, go to https://ryla5520.shutterfly.com/ or call Kevin Cook at 575-912-5215 or Sunny Yates at 575-313-2200. Students should talk to their high school counselor about being nominated for this exceptional opportunity.
End Polio Reception/FundraiserA special reception and fundraiser to help in eradicating polioonce and for all is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th, at 5:30 pm at First New Mexico Bank on Highway 180 East.Everyone is invited to join us on Oct. 25, enjoy refreshments, talk to Silver City and Deming Rotarians about the End Polioproject, and contribute to this important effort. Past Rotary District Governor Kit Turpen will talk about the current state of the battle against polio. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a contribution, please issue a check to The Rotary Foundation and send it toSilver City Rotary Club, P.O. Box 867, Silver City, NM 88062.
Suzanne Kavanagh2016-17Club President
Announcing the 2017 Rotary AuctionThe next Silver City Rotary Gala & Charity Auction has been scheduled for April 29, 2017 in a location to be announced.Grant County non-profit organizations interested in participating in the auction as beneficiaries should propose a specific project to be funded that falls within on or more of Rotary focus areas including •peace and conflict prevention/resolution, •disease prevention and treatment, •water and sanitation, •maternal and child health, •basic education/literacy, or •economic/community development.For further information and a beneficiary application, click here.