Rotary Club of Yerington

Rotary Club of Yerington

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Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Yerington, Nevada USA.  We are a group of civic minded residents of this area and are proudly affiliated, since 1935, with Rotary International.  Our primary emphasis is on improving our community, but we have also been involved in international projects.

Some of our early local projects include work on the old wooden bleachers at the high school football field, landscaping around the downtown Post Office building and work at the Wilson Canyon Rest Area (including installing a pump to provide water for picnickers and protecting trees from beavers).  When the state highway department paved the center of Highway 208 (better known as Main Street) Rotary took care of oiling on both sides of the center concrete strip.  In 1994 we were instrumental in acquiring some of the land for our present airport.

In 1985 we began a scholarship program that has grown to annually offer three 4-year scholarships and two 2-year scholarships (total annual cost of $14,000).  We also sponsor several other programs for local high school students.  Our Student of the Month program honors two students chosen each month by high school faculty.  Our RYLA program provides a week long leadership training experience for several local high school students during the summer before their senior year.  Our RYE program sends local students to live for a year in a foreign country and brings foreign students here to live for a year.

In 2000 we completed one of our most ambitious projects, the transformation of an eyesore unkempt area into the Bridge Street Park next to the long term care facility at the local hospital.  In 2003 we hauled tons of trash from a canyon near town that had been abused for years as a dump ground.  In 2007, as part of the Yerington centennial celebration, we purchased and installed the clock in front of the downtown post office.  In 2009 we installed the arched “Gateway to the Jeanne Dini Cultural Center” sign at Main Street and Littel Avenue.

Internationally we provided a van for an orphanage in Ecuador, we have contributed to several home building projects in Mexico and we have done a couple of projects with a Rotary Club in Dharwad, India where clean drinking water and school desks were provided for students there.

Our annual “Rotarians at Work” day has provided cleanup, painting and upgrading at park facilities and the local cemetery.  In 2010  we built a small storage shed for the hospital auxiliary group.