On March 29, the Rotary Club of Mammoth Lakes hosted its club-level competition, which featured four talented young musicians. Winner Ari Schuldt played Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in G Minor on the piano, while second place finisher Guy LaBorde played an original composition on the bass guitar. Melanie Moyer, who took third, played Gabriel-Marie’s La Cinquantaine on the violin, and Cardiff Smith played Haydn’s Surprise Symphony Variations on the trumpet.
All four competitors received prizes, and Ari Schuldt advanced to the next level of competition. The audience and judges were inspired and entertained by the music these young people created. Congratulations to all!
Good afternoon Rotarians and Friends,
I am very excited to announce the two newest Rotary scholarship recipients.
The first award was presented to a member of MLHS Interact Club. This award recognizes a graduating student who has been involved in the Rotary Interact Club while exhibiting high standards in leadership and community service, along with a strong academic performance.
Alexis Brode is our Interact scholarship awardee. Alexis has been an active member of Interact by participating in school and community (local and international) service projects during high school. She has helped raise funds for people in need. She exhibits strong leadership skills and is a pleasant young lady with great potential. Alexis lives the true spirit of Rotary.
The second award was designed to compliment the Mammoth Lakes Foundation Scholarships for MLHS students continuing to Cerro Coso Community College. Our scholarship provides an award to a student attending Cerro Coso with plans to continue onto a four year college. The award will FULLY pay tuition for the final two years of the degree at any Cal State or UC campus, or UNR.
Calvin Forsythe is our first recipient of this award. He has repeatedly given back to our community through volunteering to numerous sport and festival events, and at our local hospital. He has helped raise funds for various community service organizations. Calvin has an outstanding academic and athletic track record. He has been a role model to younger athletes. Calvin is a local kid with a local heart. We will likely see him back in our community after completing his degree. We can count of him to continue to give back in the true spirit of Rotary.
Congratulations to both of our awardees. And, a big thank you to our committee members and membership for their role in making these awards happen. We should feel very proud of these accomplishments.
Save the Date: District 5190 Conference Celebration, May 13-15, at the Atlantis Resort and Spa in Reno. Registration is available on the District website: http://www.rotarydistrict5190.org/. If you are interested in volunteering for the conference, please connect John Novak at email@example.com.
If you are interested in learning more about Rotary, please sign up for My Rotary on www.rotary.org, then click on My Rotary if you have not already created an account. It only takes about a minute to do.
We are less than ten weeks away from heading to Tecate to build a house! It is time to register with Corazon. You cannot go if you haven't registered with them.
If you have not previously participated in one of these projects, there is a two-step process. First, you must register with Corazon as a new volunteer. Once you do, you will get an email back from them saying that you are a registered volunteer. Then you must register for our project on April 9.
If you are new to Corazon, you need to do the following:
Go to "Corazon.org"
Click on "Volunteer Now", then "New Volunteer Profile"
Proceed to fill in the profile and complete all sections; when completed, select "submit"
Once you have registered, then go back to Corazon.org, select "Volunteer Now".
Click on "volunteer log in" instead of "new volunteer profile"
Fill in April 2016 in the space, or advance forward each month until you get to April.
There are several projects scheduled for April, 2016. Register for the one that is being sponsored by Mammoth Lakes Rotary, project number 00011581.
There are currently 14 Mammoth Lakes Rotarians/family and 25 South Pasadena Rotarians that have expressed interest to me in participating. So far only 15 people from both South Pasadena and Mammoth have registered. Currently, no Interact kids have registered from either Mammoth or Bishop. Joanne and Anneke – please update me on who will be participating, thanks.
PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL ONCE YOU'VE SIGNED UP FOR OUR PROJECT. I keep track of that and it lets me know a confirmed number.
Also, we need volunteers to drive to Tecate from the USA. Several have volunteered, I need a couple more to volunteer.
I have reserved a room at the Best Western Plus La Mesa, (619) 466-0200 or online at bestwestern.com. They have a limited number of rooms, first come first served. This location is pretty good, however you may stay anywhere you wish.
We will have a team dinner after the build on Saturday night at Por Favor in El Cajon.
I will be sending more information, list of what to bring, etc.
AND DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR PASSPORT OR PASSPORT ID (Note to self!) US Customs no longer allows entry without a valid passport.
Any questions, or if you have someone you'd like to add, or need to back out, please get hold of me.
Patrick A. Hayes, PE
Mammoth Community Water District
Tel (760) 934-2596, Ext. 238
Fac (760) 934-4080
1315 Meridian Blvd.
PO Box 597
Mammoth Lakes CA 93546
Emily Hartman, Interact treasurer, together with Joanne Hunt, shared money raised selling root beer floats at the high school for Polio Plus. Don Sage passed the hat to increase the funds to $210. Good job everyone for such a great cause.
Rotarians Ed Forstenzer, at the grill, and Linda Wright, with her "Dirt Pie" in a flower pot, serving dinner to participants of the Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra's annual Sierra Cycle Challenge event. The Dirt Pie is actually a desert, made with Oreo cookies and pudding. It was yummy!
Mammoth Lakes Rotarians served lunches to volunteers who set up the 26th year of the Mammoth Jazz event this week. These volunteers, mostly people who live here, help every year in getting the various venues prepared for the many attendee to this major summer music event.
This year, Rotarians from both the Noon and Sunrise parade marched in the Mammoth Lakes 4th of July Parade with Jim Clark's 1936 Dodge pickup truck decked out in the Summer Fun decorations. Announcers along the parade route helped advertise our Rotary motto, "Service Above Self" and the work we do in the community of Mammoth Lakes.
The Interact Club at Mammoth Union High School just received a Presidential Citation for Vicky Puliz, Govenor of Rotary District 5190.
Members from Mammoth Lakes Noon and Sunrise joined Bishop Noon and Bishop Sunrise together with members of Interact Clubs in Mammoth Lakes and Bishop to build a house for a deserving family in Tecate. Also joining the group was District 5190 Governor Vicki Puliz and her husband, together with a number of other Rotarians and other volunteers. This is the 3rd year in a row that we have done this. Checkout the great pictures taken by Kathy Watson on her web site here
The Interact Club decided to bring a top inspirational speaker to MHS for their school project this year. Tyler was one of the speakers at a leadership camp, RYLA, that they attended last summer. Tyler spoke to the high school, middle school, and community school. He also spoke to the parents at night with help from the Booster Club. Everyone got a lot from his presentations.
See more about Tyler at http://www.facebook.com/tylerspage
Mammoth Lakes Noon Rotary recognized Sabrina Clevenger as Academic Student of the Month for October for Science. Her teacher, Cheryl Hart said she is an outstanding student that has gone above and beyond basic requirements to take the most challenging classes offered at MHS. In her 4 years at MHS she has bee one of the top students in all of her honors and AP classes. One of Sabrina's characteristics that stand out most is her drive to understand a problem or concept rather than just getting the right answer. On a personal level, Sabrina is enthusiastic, curious, mature, giving, and helpful to staff and students. She is highly regarded by her peers and our teaching staff.
In 2010 the MAMMOTH HIGH SCHOOL Interact decided to create a picnic area on the island in front of the school. Since the students would sit on the large rocks, they thought it would be a great place for a patio. The first project was putting in area of pavers. Joanne & Byng Hunt presented the school with a beautiful bench built by Brian Jones. The next year they added to the project with steps and a walk way. Last year they purchased a picnic table. This year started off with artificial grass placed next to the patio. Interact students and Rotarians worked together to make this such a special project. Each year the Interact Club wants to continue to improve the patio project.
Our luncheon program today was about Mono County Department of Education's Choose Civility Initiative, given by Dan Watson and Bill Michael. For more information about this program, go to www.monocoe.org and, on the top bar, click on Choose Civility Initiative. This will take you to 3 other pages of information.
There is also a story on the home page by Dr. Stacey Adler, Ph.D, Superintendent of Schools, who's pictured below, about this program.
Here's our Mammoth Lakes Rotary Club entry in the 4th of July Parade. Carrying the "Rotarians at Work" banner are Bill Taylor (left) and Tony Taylor - (not related) on the right. Driving his 1936 Dodge pickup truck is Jim Clark, and riding in the truck bed is Gary Boyd, our new President for 2013-2014. Passing out candy to the kids are Sheryl Saari, in the red hat, and Fred Anderson.
Evening fun included Mental Olympics, a Candle light ceremony and Square Dancing. It was exciting to see the students learn how to square dance. The final night was regular dancing and signing autographs.
"Celebrating the Family of Rotary"
with our Group Study Exchange group from India!!!
GSE is an "international exchange program for young professionals"...
This delightful group of young professionals came to Mammoth on Saturday and
we've been showing them the sites and exchanging cultural knowledge and experiences....
Today we see them off...on their way to Bishop next, then back up to Reno Nevada..and home!!!
Picture and story borrowed from Kathy Watson's web site: www.mammothlakesdp.blogspot.com
Working with Corazon, Inc. for a 2nd year in a row, Mammoth Lakes Rotary Club (Noon) is planning to build a house in a day in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico on May 18, 2013, for a deserving family.
We need volunteers. Please contact Dan Watson, Project Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested. Read on for more details.