Rotary Club of 
Service above Self
Community Service School Gardens Project: In 2016-17 participated with the Volunteer Center in constructing school gardens at local elementary schools. The project was supported by a District 5520 Community Grant. Fairgate: Each year, Club members participate in staffing the entrance gates at  the Grant County Fair once again in 2014. The picture at right shows Kate Watson and William Knuttinen at the West Gate during the Fair. Food Pantry: Members of the Club continue to volunteer at the Food Pantry. Shown here are Beth Selva and Peggy Hutchinson helping with food distribution on July 31, 2013. The Club sometimes uses social occasions to generate support for local non-profit organizations. A dessert auction at the 2012 Christmas party raised $600, of which $300 was donated to the Volunteer Center for the Food Pantry, and $300 was contributed to a Christmas food drive organized by The Children of Grant County. Also, a Valentine’s Dinner held on February 16, 2013, raised over $2,000 from a silent auction. $1,900 of that amount was donated to tthe Volunteer Center for the Alimento Para El Nino (Backpack Program), which provides food for needy school children in Grant County. The accompanying picture shows Becky Nell Young,  chairperson of the Volunteer Center board accepting the check from Mark Richard, the organizer of the Valentine’s event. Charity Auction: The 2012 Charity Auction in April was a big success, raising over $40,000 and making it possible to distribute $9,000 each to the Literacy Link Leamos for the Let’s Read Program, the Mimbres Region Arts Council for the Youth Mural Project, the Silver City Museum Society for the History Kit project, and The Wellness Coalition for furnishing The Spot youth space in their Bullard Street facilities. Bike Safety Rodeo: Members of the club again joined with members of the Kiwanis Club to sponsor the 2012 Bike Safety Rodeo for kids in conjunction wtih the Tour of the Gila. Food Pantry: Members of the club periodically volunteer to help distribute food at  the Silver City Food Pantry. Shown here are William Knuttinen, Sunny Yates and Christie Miller at the Food Pantry on a chilly December 3, 2011. County Fair and Gila Monster Challenge: Silver City Rotarians had an active weekend from September 28th to October 2, 2011, working at the Grant County Fair and helping to staff the Gila Monster Challenge Fun Ride. Shown here are Dick Markley and Bill Harrison selling tickets at the Fair Gate, and Judy Wheeler at one of the Gila Monster Challenge rest stations. More pictures can be found by clicking on the Galleries tab above.
Interested in becoming a Rotarian? Click here