Nov 03, 2014
"Lemelson STEM Academy and Panama Orphange Project Update "

Lemelson STEM Academy:

Jonna AuCoin is currently in her 8th year as the principal of the Lemelson STEM Academy. The Title 1 elementary school serves an amazing community with on average 450 students. 80 percent of the population are second language learners and 90 percent of the families live in poverty. Since converting to the STEM Academy, she has seen great growth in test scores, in student engagement and daily behaviors. Jonna attributes a great deal of the school’s success to their partnerships with Sierra Nevada Journeys and Reno Rotary.

Panama Orphanage Project:

Casa Providencia (Divine Providence Home) will be the first orphanage in Panama that is designed to focus on children with special needs. The facility will be used to meet the country’s greatest orphan related needs by providing full-time care of exceptional quality for disabled orphans. At completion, the facility will employ 65 staff members and house a maximum of 55 children.



Nov 10, 2014
"Reno Rotary’s Vocational Training Team"
Nov 17, 2014
"The Rotary Foundation in Action"
Nov 24, 2014
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"Most Improved Student Project "

Judge Scott Pearson was elected to the bench in the November 2010 general election. Judge Pearson currently serves as the Chief Judge of the Reno Justice Court overseeing the operation and administration of the six departments and employees. Judge Pearson also is the presiding judge of the Reno Justice Court Compliance Program, the fourth largest problem solving court in the State.  For several years now, Judge Pearson has served as a judge in the area’s high school mock trial competition and the We the People constitutional program for both high schools and elementary schools. Judge Pearson also chairs the Reno South Rotary Most Improved Student scholarship committee which honors two students from each of the eighteen area high schools that have overcome the greatest obstacles to graduate. Several of these students are then selected to receive leadership training and scholarships to college.

Dec 01, 2014
"Holiday Party"