Welcome to the Rotary Club of Sparks!
Sparks

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Hidden Valley Country Club
3575 E Hidden Valley Dr
Reno, NV 89502
United States of America
Please join us for one of our weekly meetings. Visitors are always welcome!
A few minutes with George Tackett & Larry Champagne (& Swea Pea)
Sparks Rotary history with George Tackett and Larry Champagne. This is a real treat and worth watching. Grab some popcorn and be sure to watch until the very end!
Speaker Spotlight
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Academy
Feb 28, 2024
Rob McMullen, Director
Rob McMullen, Director

RYLA is an intense and incredibly challenging program, sponsored by California and Nevada Rotary Districts 5180 and 5190.  The program is open to all high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated leadership potential and will benefit from the program.  Attendance in RYLA is supported by fully paid scholarships from the 95 clubs in districts 5180 and 5190.
RYLA is located at the educational retreat, Grizzly Creek Ranch, outside of Portola California.  This one-week program gives 90-100 students the opportunity to participate in a character building program that focuses on leadership, communication, trust and cooperation, utilizing adventure and indoor/outdoor practical exercises including a ropes course.

Club Music Contest - TUESDAY March 5
Mar 05, 2024
at Music With Confidence studio - Diana Hoffman
Club Speech Contest
Mar 06, 2024
Randy Dorman, Josh Pollack
Honorable Chief Judge Lynne K. Jones
Mar 13, 2024
Second Judicial District Court
Sparks Rotary News
2023 Sparks Rotary Poker Tournament & Art School
We had a great turnout at Hidden Valley Country Club for our annual Poker Tournament/Fundraiser. The food and beverages were great and for those non-poker players among us we were pleased to have Painting With April on board this year. Art class was in session!
 
We would like extend a huge thank you to our poker tournament sponsors and players for helping out with this fundraiser. Having fun and giving back to the community is what it's all about at the Rotary Club of Sparks! Please click the button below to view all of the photos from this year's tournament.
Poker face
Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em
Art Class
SPARKS MARINA ALL ABILITIES PLAYGROUND
The Rotary Club of Sparks was instrumental in the design and funding for an "All Abilities Playground" recently completed at the Sparks Marina. Pictured here are members of Sparks Rotary at the park dedication ceremony. Please click the button below to read the official press release from the City of Sparks.
City of Sparks Mayor and longtime member of Sparks Rotary, Ed Lawson cutting the ribbon at the dedication ceremony.
Big shout out to Sparks Rotarian Don Welsh who led the way on this project. Shown here are Don and his wife Lori and their daughter Rebecca.
Thank you to the City of Sparks, The Reno Rodeo Association, The Ozmen Foundation and of course, the members of Sparks Rotary for making this dream a reality.
KIDS' FREE FISHING DAY - 2022
Kids' Free Fishing Day has been a tradition with Sparks Rotary going on 21 years! Every second week in June we host two separate days of fishing at the Sparks Marina. The first day is reserved for all area adaptive youth while the second day is open to all area youth. Our Rotarians and other members of the community provide coaching and support to area youth who would like to learn how to fish and spend some time in the outdoors of Nevada. All fishing gear and food is provided free to the participants. We'd like to extend a special thank you to the team from the Nevada Department of Wildlife for all of their support of this event!