Sparks Rotary is made up of approximately 100 local business men and women. With help from our members and the community we are able to give back to our neighbors and the world via the following programs. The Rotary Club of Sparks has been serving the City of Sparks and surrounding areas since 1948!


 

A Youth Leadership Training Awakening for next year’s High School Seniors and tomorrow’s leaders.

 
Click here for more information: RYLA

 
 

The purpose of REGL is to provide high quality leadership training with a strong emphasis on ethics to selected 8th grade students who have demonstrated leadership skills. Our aim is to provide these selected students with tools for the difficult choices that they face as they move into high school.

Click here for more information: REGL

 
 
Sparks Rotary donates a free dictionary to every third grade student in Washoe County every year. That's 6,000+ dictionaries every year!

 
Sparks Rotary is a key sponsor of the Reed Rotary Track Meet
 
Click here for more information: Reed High School

 
 
Sparks Rotary is a Partner in Education with Diedrichsen Elementary School. One of our key projects with the school is a weekly book donation to their school library. We honor our weekly guest speakers with a book in lieu of a speakers gift.  
 
Click here for more information: Diedrichsen Elementary School

 
 
Achievement Beyond Obstacles (ABO Nevada) aims to provide support for and award scholarships to deserving high school seniors who have triumphed over hardships, demonstrated personal leadership and courage, and yet show academic improvement.
 
Click here for more information: ABO

 
 
Rotary clubs host exchanges for students ages 15-19 in more than 100 countries. Sparks Rotary is proud to sponsor an inbound and outbound student every year. 
 
Click here for more information: RYE

 
Annually, Sparks Rotary awards scholarships to area High School students.

 

Held every 2nd Saturday in June, this event is open to all kids in the community. At our most recent event we were host to over 1,200 youth from the Northern Nevada area. We have expanded Kids' Free Fishing Day to now include a separate day for special needs youth. 

Click here to see more Fishing Day photos: KFFD SPECIAL NEEDS DAY

Click here to see more Fishing Day photos: KFFD SATURDAY


 
 

Founded in 2011, the Maison T Ortiz Youth Outdoor Skills Camp is a weekend-long event designed to give youths outdoor skills training and a fun overnight camping experience.

Sparks Rotary is a partner with the Northern Nevada Chapter of Safari Club International, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited, and The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW)

Click here for more information: MTOYOSC


 
The Rotary District Youth Instrumental Music Contest is open to all high school students in Rotary District 5190 area. Sparks Rotary is honored to host students to compete at the local level. Winners of the local contest will move on to the District level competition.
 
Click here for more information: MUSIC CONTEST

 
The Rotary District Youth Speech Contest is open to all high school students in Rotary District 5190 area. Sparks Rotary is honored to host students to compete at the local level. Winners of the local contest will move on to the District level competition.
 
Click here for more information: SPEECH CONTEST