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47 East Winnemucca Blvd.,
Winnemucca, NV 89445
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Posted by Tom Klein

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Golf Tournament

Join us at the Rotary Club of Winnemucca/Humboldt General Hospital 2-Person Best Ball Golf Tournament on May 3 & 4 at the Winnemucca Golf Course for your share of $40,000 in prizes. Hole in One prizes include a $10,000 cash prize sponsored by A and H Insurance, Inc. and a 2014 Polaris ACE sponsored by Sonoma Cycle. There will be a target drive for men and women sponsored by Recology, a longest drive sponsored by Turquoise Ridge Mine and closest to the pin sponsored by the Hycroft Mine each day with the winners receiving guns, jewelry, or money.  Everyone has a chance to win $10,000 cash in a putting contest sponsored by Newmont Mining on Saturday evening. Marigold Mine will sponsor lunch each day. The tournament raises funds for scholarships and youth activities in Humboldt County.  Entry fees are $130 per team with 100% payout. No more than a ten stroke differential between team members is allowed and we expect to have two full flights. Green fees for the two days are $104 per team and carts are $60 per team for the two days.  Players are encouraged to purchase up to 4 mulligans per team at a cost of $10 each.  There will also be a Calcutta on Saturday evening at the course after the putting contest concludes. Rooms are available by calling the Winnemucca Inn at 775-623-2565 or 800-633-6435. Spots are filling fast and we can only accept the first 60 paid teams! For further information call Tom Klein at 775-397-0624. Or,

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Posted by Tom Klein

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At the recent Rotary District 5190 Rotary conference, the Rotary Club of Winnemucca was awarded the district "Literacy Project of the Year" for medium sized clubs in the 54 club district which spans northern Nevada and northern California.

The Rotary Club of Winnemucca donated two hundred and eighty Literacy Kits for each child who participated in the annual Humboldt County School District Kindergarten registration held in April.  Each incoming student received a pencil, paper, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, chalk and a chalkboard, scissors, glue, crayons, an alphabet sheet, play dough, a public library card application, Unifix cubes for counting, nursery rhyme coloring books, a book to read, and a bag to keep all of their things in. 

Teachers or administrators at each school explained to parents how to help their child hold a pencil, how to print their name, how to use the alphabet sheets, how to count with their children, and how important it is to read to their children.  Using scissors and colors improves fine motor skills and eye hand coordination which is important for children who are learning to read and write when they reach school age.  Reading to children and learning nursery rhymes helps children learn the cadence of reading and also teaches them some of the most used words in our language.

The Rotary Club of Winnemucca is committed to making a difference for children in our community and wants parents and grandparents to know that it is never too early to read to a child.  The larger a child’s vocabulary is when they begin school the better student they usually become.

Posted by Tom Klein on May 17, 2013

Image Jeff Herzog is shown removing his ball from the #5 cup on Sunday morning as he aced the 162 yard hole sponsored by Sonoma Cycle.  In addition, to the hole in one prize, he also received $100 for being “Closest to the Pin” which was sponsored by Newmont Mining Corporation.  DiAn Putnam was closest to the pin on Sunday for the ladies and Marla Stafford was closest to the pin on Saturday.  Dean Vetter was the closest man to the pin on Saturday on #5 and each closest to the pin contestant was awarded $100 in pro shop merchandise.  Closest to the pin on hole #2 was sponsored by Hycroft Resources and Development and each winner received $200 dollars in the golf pro shop merchandise.  Saturdays men’s and women’s winners were Marla Stafford and Chris Dendary on hole #2 while Sunday’s winners were Kay Kludt and Chris Dendary. 

Barrick/Turquoise Ridge sponsored the longest drive contest.  Champoo Landt won a necklace and scarf for her drive and John Weber won a rifle for his long drive on Saturday.  Kay Kludt won a scarf and necklace for her long drive on Sunday and Chris Dendary won a pistol for his long drive on Sunday.

Recology sponsored a target drive competition and paid $300 in pro shop merchandise to the men’s and ladies winners each day.  Marla Stafford won the target drive on Saturday and Josh Shaver won the men’s portion.  Sunday, Heather Putnam won the target drive for the ladies and Frank Landt won the men’s side.

A & H Insurance sponsored a $10,000 cash prize for a hole in one on #2 and Goldcorp/Marigold Mining sponsored a $10,000 putting contest during the tournament.  Humboldt General Hospital was the title sponsor of the event this year.  Other major donors were Winners Inn Hotel Casino and Jim Dandy Productions.  This year’s tournament was very well attended with 51 teams participating on both days.  Proceeds of the tournament are used to sponsor youth events and activities in Humboldt County.

Gross winners in the first flight went to Dan Stewart and Brian Haslem with a score of 134, 2nd gross was Jake and John Webber, 3rd went to Jeff Carter and Jeff Patterson, 4th gross was won by Jeff Herzog and Mike Willey, and 5th gross was Cameron White and Justin Durant.   Net winners in the first flight were John Shorter and Jason Parola shooting a 121, 2nd net was won by Carl Rose and Brett Andreas, 3rd went to Ken and Kevin Mullins, 4th was Robert Velasquez and Mark Carlson, and 5th place was Chukuma Jones and Andrew Meyer.

In the second flight gross winners were Bill Barsanti and Dewey Guercio with a 155, 2nd place was Manny Esquivel and Mike Adams, 3rd went to Chris Aker and Matt Morgtan, there was a tie for 4th place between Frank and Chompoo Landt and the team of Scott Bullock and Micha Tolbert.  Net winners in the second flight were Paul and Michael Meckley with a score of 119, 2nd was Joe Leal and John Southall, 3rd place net was Karen and David Adams, and 4th net went to Dick Celio and Jim Jenista, 5th place was won by Timothy Trudell and Shane Havens.  American Ag Credit provided wine baskets for high gross in the first flight to Josh Stoker and Tyler Schoening, high net went to Marla Stafford and Steve Pierce.  In the second flight, high gross was won by Herb Ross and Raul Yott and high net went to Ken Graham and Rodd Stowell.

Posted by Tom Klein on Mar 03, 2013

Join us at the Rotary Club of Winnemucca/Humboldt General Hospital 2 Person Best Ball Golf Tournament on May 11 & 12 at the Winnemucca Golf Course for your share of $50,000 in prizes.   The tournament raises funds for scholarships and youth activities in Humboldt County.  Hole in One prizes include a $10,000 cash prize sponsored by A and H Insurance, Inc. and a 2013 Polaris RZR sponsored by Sonoma Cycle.  There will be a target drive, longest drive and closest to the pin contest each day with the winners receiving guns, jewelry, or money.  Everyone has a chance to win $10,000 cash in a putting contest Saturday evening.  There will also be a Calcutta on Saturday evening at the course after the putting contest concludes.  Entry fees are $130 per team with 100% payout.  No more than a ten stroke differential between team members is allowed.  We expect to have two full flights.  Green fees for the two days are $104 per team and carts are $56 per team for the two days.  Players are encouraged to purchase up to 4 mulligans per team at a cost of $10 each.    Raffle prizes will be available and Basque chorizos will be provided for lunch each day as part of the entry fee.  Rooms are available by calling the Winnemucca Inn at 775-623-2565 or Winners Inn Casino at 1.800.648.4770.  Spots are filling fast and we can only accept the first 60 paid teams!  This will be a great warm up for the District 5190 Rotary golf tournament the very next weekend in Sparks!  For further information call Tom Klein at 775-397-0624. 

Register NOW

Posted by Tom Klein

ImageThe Rotary Club of Winnemucca donated two hundred and sixty Literacy Kits for each child who participated in the annual Humboldt County School District Kindergarten registration held in April.  Each incoming student received a pencil, paper, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, scissors, glue, crayons, an alphabet sheet, play dough, a public library card application, Unifix cubes for counting, nursery rhyme coloring books, a book to read, and a bag to keep all of their things in. 

Teachers or administrators at each school explained to parents how to help their child hold a pencil, how to print their name, how to use the alphabet sheets, how to count with their children, and how important it is to read to their children.  Using scissors and colors improves fine motor skills and eye hand coordination which is important for children who are learning to read and write when they reach school age.  Reading to children and learning nursery rhymes helps children learn the cadence of reading and also teaches them some of the most used words in our language.

The Rotary Club of Winnemucca is committed to making a difference for children in our community and wants parents and grandparents to know that it is never too early to read to a child.  The larger a child’s vocabulary is when they begin school the better student they usually become.

Posted by Henry Kingman

ImageOn December 19th, 2012 the Rotary Club of Winnemucca held an evening of music with the Winnemucca Brass Quintet and the Swingin' Senior Choir at the Pleasant Senior Center.  The event was held to benefit the Pleasant Senior Center Kitchen Expansion fund, and netted $600.00.

 

Rotary President Lee Ann Morrell and Winnemucca Brass Quintet Director Mike Bumgartner were at the Center Wednesday to officially donate a check for the proceeds.  Pleasant Senior Center Board Members John Darre Jr. and Robert Osti happily accepted the check.  

 

In the photo at left (below), LeeAnn, Mike, and John look on as Robert colors in the donations thermometer - which topped the $19,000.00 mark today.  We are aiming high, at $50,000 that will form the match for a Community Development Block Grant application we have lodged with the City of Winnemucca.\

 

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Thank you!

Patricia Tindall
Director, Pleasant Senior Center
Senior Citizens of Humboldt Co. Inc.

Posted by Henry Kingman

ImageFeaturing:
Winnemucca Brass Quintet
(Mike Bumgartner; Ed Andrews;
Joan, Benjamin, and Dave Munk)
AND
The Swinging Seniors
Come join this festive event for a good cause!
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE SENIOR CENTER
KITCHEN REMODEL!

Santa will visit!
Dessert and Drinks for Sale
Bake Sale Items
Tickets available at the Senior Center, Computer
Tamer or call for information 625-0040 or 623-6211
Ticket cost $5.00 each—get yours today! Limited seating.
Sponsored by Rotary Club of Winnemucca
Holiday ConcertHoliday Concert
December 21, 7:00 p.m.
Senior Center—1480 Lay Street
Posted by Tom Klein

ImageThe Rotary Club of Winnemucca provided scholarships for five Winnemucca Junior High School students to attend a three day camp November 2-4, 2012 in Portola, California. One specific objective of the Rotary Eighth Grade Leadership experience is for the students to embrace the idea of creating a Caring Community at their school. During the three-day weekend at Grizzly Creek Ranch, the students developed and refined those skills and added tools to help in making choices, understanding themselves and being effective in a team situation. Our graduates are better equipped to be more effective communicators, to know themselves well and to make sound, ethical decisions in the coming years. These students are now catalysts for change in their school!

Participating girls include: 

Lucy Acevedo, Jessie Bell, Melanie Gomez, Jacy Urain and Annaleise Gabica.

Posted by Tom Klein

ImageOn Sept. 29, local Rotary got behind two good causes. Eight members supported the Winnemucca Domestic Violence Shelter's Try-Athlon, while four staffed the BBQ pit at the BLM's Water Canyon Clean-up.

Try-Athlon participants pictured include: (back row, l-r) Cody Bengoa, Tom Klein, Lyssa and Henry Kingman, Lee Ann Morrell, Jill Thomason, (front row, l-r) Adua Boyle, and Kay Eason. 



ImageMeanwhile, up in Water Canyon, Rotary volunteers were busy cooking up burgers donated by Newmont. Volunteers pictured included (l-r) Tom Klein, Mike Owens, Laurel Thomas and Kay Eason. Several hungry Try-Athlon participants also made their way to the Canyon to help clean up the left-over food... these included Henry, Lyssa and Amanda Kingman and Lee Ann Morrell.

Posted by Henry Kingman

ImageUndetected vision problems are a leading cause of poor scholastic achievement among young children. With the help of Rotary volunteers, local Doctor of Optometry Cody Bengoa (pictured) held a vision screening clinic at Grass Valley Elementary school yesterday. The clinic aimed to discover problems that, if left untreated, could lead to struggles in school and in life. 

About 30 families availed themselves of the free service. According to Bengoa, "many" children were identified as having problems.

The clinic was staffed by Rotary volunteers, who teamed up to administer a series of simple vision tests. After completing all tests, each student was interviewed and further tested by Bengoa.

Rotary volunteers included Victoria Dupuis, Trina Kleintjes, Tom Klein, Mike Owens, Kay Eason, Bob Shaw, John Siegfried, Lee Ann Morrell, Bob Himmelreich, and Barbara Sealy. 

Bengoa and the Rotary Club hold vision screening clinics several times each year. The next is set for Nov. 17th, from 8:30 to noon, at the Winnemucca Grammar School.

Click for more photos from yesterday's clinic. Or, visit the Vision Screening Image Gallery.

Posted by Tom Klein

The Rotary Club of Winnemucca held four Vision Screenings throughout the school year to help identify elementary age students in need of vision care.  The most recent screening was held at Sonoma Elementary School where thirty-one students were seen and twenty-one potential problems were identified.  Rotary Club members with training and assistance from Dr. Cody Bengoa of Northern Nevada Eye Care identified students with a variety of visual problems, including high amounts of astigmatism, farsightedness, color vision deficiency, focusing, tracking, depth perception and visual motor problems. Each student's results were sent to their teachers to help aid them in their classrooms, and those who did not pass the screening were recommended comprehensive vision examinations.  Bob Himmelreich from the Winnemucca Host Lions Club was also on hand to assist students in need with obtaining glasses.

Posted by Tom Klein on May 24, 2012

Raven Black and Katie Boyle have been selected to represent the Rotary Club of Winnemucca and Albert Lowry High School at the 2012 Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA).  The camp will last five days and is hosted a Camp Grizzly in Portola, California.  Both girls will be seniors next year at Lowry High School and are looking forward to this outstanding leadership opportunity.
Posted by Tom Klein on May 24, 2012

ImageThe Rotary Best Ball Golf Tournament held over Mother’s Day weekend had 44 teams entered and was won by Jim Whisman and Reuben Martin with a gross score of 134.  Jeff Carter and Jeff Patterson were second in the First flight with a 135 score.  Gabby Roman and Jerry Jakich placed third with a 141 and fourth place was won by Vince Mendiola and David Stoker with a 145 score.  The net portion of the first flight was won by Mark Carlson and Mike Blankenship with a 124.  Second went to Mike Grim and Chip Hanley with a 129.  Ken Mullins and Kevin Mullins took third with a 130 and 4th net was won by Clint Patterson and Kenny Moore with a 131.

First place gross in the second flight was won by Karen Adams and Dave Adams with a 161.  Manny Esquivel and Mike Adams placed second with a 162 while Dewey Guercio and John Moore placed 3rd with a 164.  Fourth place gross was won by Robert Velasquez and Lenny Jakich with a 168.  In the net portion of the second flight, Paul Meckley and Michael Meckley were first with a 122 score.  Karen Aldrich and Lori Wernert tied for second net with Shane and Tara Havens at 123.  Fourth place in the second flight net went to Wes Teague and Joe Leal with a 127.

Posted by Tom Klein

The Rotary Club of Winnemucca is currently searching for a boy and a girl at Lowry High School who are currently Juniors to attend a Rotary Youth Leadership Academy at Camp Grizzly in June.  Applications are available be contacting Ms. Dawson or Ms. Rebecca Hill at Lowry or by contacting Michelle Urain at the Winnemucca Convention Center.  Applications to attend the camp are due on April 1, 2012.  This is an opportunity for two Lowry High School students to attend an outstanding leadership camp to improve their leadership skills and meet new friends from Northern Nevada and California.
Posted by Tom Klein

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Twelve members of the Rotary Club of Winnemucca worked along with FFA members, Leo Club members, and students from the Family and Community Coalition to make the second annual Haunting Winnemucca a huge success.

The event was held Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on October 28 and 29. Over 400 community members went through a very scary haunted house experience.

Each year we add new elements to the haunted house and change what the guests expect to see and experience. We look forward to a bigger and better haunting next year!

 

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