The Four Way TestOf the things we think, say or do ...1. Is it the TRUTH?2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Service above Self
Welcome to the web site for the Rotary Club of Silver City! We hope this will be but one of many visits by you to this site, and that we will meet in person if you so choose.Rotary is the world's oldest and largest service organization, founded by Paul Harris in 1905. Our local Rotary Club was formed in 1923 and we will celebrate our 90th anniversary in November 2013. We are proud of our record of service to Silver City and Grant County and seek to expand our ability to make our community, our country and our world a better place for all to live. During the coming year, our key projects will include completion of an international service project to furnish an education center in Palomas, volunteer work throughout the community, empowerment of youth, and the conduct of our biennial fund-raising Rotary Gala and Auction which generates resources for support of local not-for-profit organizations.We hope you enjoy browsing our web site and we invite you to join us for a lunch meeting in the near future.Yours in Service,Sunny YatesClub President, 2013-14
Support for Local Non-Profit OrganizationsThe Club’s activities and contributions have provided support for numerous non-profit organizations in Silver City and the surrounding region. Among them are:Alimento Para El Nino (Backpack Program)The Bike Safety RodeoBorder PartnersEl RefugioThe Food PantryGRMC LabyrinthHabitat for HumanityThe Imagination Library of Grant CountyLiteracy Link LeamosThe Mimbres Region Arts CouncilThe Red Paint Pow WowThe Silver City Museum SocietyThe Volunteer CenterVolunteer Fire DepartmentsThe Wellness Coalition
2014 Rotary AuctionThe Club’s biennial benefit auction is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Grant County Memorial Veterans Business & Conference Center on Highway 180 in Silver City. The Club hopes to repeat or exceed the success of the 2012 auction, which raised $40,000 to support the efforts of local non-profit organizations. In particular four different organizations received $9,000 each for specific youth-oriented projects.This year’s beneficiaries have been chosen. They are:The Imagination Library of Grant CountyLiteracy Link LeamosThe Grant County Volunteer CenterAt this time, the Club is seeking auction and table sponsors and is collecting items for auction. We encourage individuals and organizations to contribute to this important community project. To become an Auction Sponsor, an individual or organization must contribute a minimum of $2,500 in cash or in kind. Table sponsors must contribute a minimum of $300, which will entitle them to ten tickets to the auction. Auction items should have a minimum value of $25. They may be in the form of services or tangible objects. The latter should be new or in mint condition. Donations of auction items can be made to any member of the Silver City Rotary Club or may be delivered to Leslie Bush at Western Bank in Silver City (388-3521). Each donation should be accompanied by a donation form spelling out the name and contact information of the donor, a description of the item being donated and the estimated value of the item. To download a Donor Form, click here.Auction tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from any member of the Rotary Club.