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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 Auction Being PlannedPlanning for the 2014 Rotary Charity Auction and Gala has begun. A date of Saturday, April 26, 2014 has been set for the Auction, and it will be held once again at the Grant County 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. The Club is now soliciting applications from non-profit organizations that are interested in participating in the auction and becoming auction beneficiaries in 2014. In order to be considered for participation, an organization must submit a proposal following the application guidelines contained in the Club’s Request for Proposals. The RFP, together with an Application Cover Sheet can be downloaded in either .pdf or MS-Word format:PDF FormatWord FormatApplications must be received by September 27, 2013.At this time, the Club is seeking auction and table sponsors and is also beginning to collect 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.Tickets for the Auction will be $20 each and will go on sale in the fall of this year.
Banner Design ContestDesign a new banner for the Club and you may win up to $500Click on Rules to learn more