Club Officers

President :
Freda Brazier

Louisa Mendoza

Sharon Spann

Foundation Director
Robert Hellriegel

President Elect 2017/2018
Gary Harlon

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Presidents Message: Oct.15, 2014

As the fall season progresses our club has several chances to help children from at risk families and schools. To help brighten the lives of young children, Opportunity Village has started a new program to take these children to their Magical Forest to help instill in them the magic and wonders of Christmas. The cost to send 50 first grade children comes to only $500.00 which includes transportation and supervision for the students. This program is sponsored by groups such as Rotary and other private civic organizations.
Another program is The Santa Cloths project which is supported by all the Rotary Clubs in the Las Vegas valley, this takes at risk students selected by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas cloths shopping at J.C. Penny’s with an adult to help them in the shopping. The club members pay up to $100 to sponsor each student selected, more than 300 children are served through this project annually. Because J.C. Penny is also a sponsor in this program the children receive almost $150 in merchandise for the $100.00 spent.
Last but far from least is the Candle Lighters Project in which we as a club sponsor a family who has a child with either cancer or some other life threating illness. The club is provided with the information on the family such as their sizes, ages and sex to assist them in their shopping for each family member. After the shopping a group of club members will get together and wrap the presents and arrange a date and time to deliver the gifts to the family. This is one of those feel good projects yet still pulls at your heart strings when you think about what the family and child are going through.
This is also a great time to think about helping to re-stock some of the local food banks such as Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army to name a few, we can collect can goods and money also for donation to these groups. There seems to be an endless supply of groups and people in need of a helping hand in our community, let us each do what we can to help those less fortunate then ourselves.

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