Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mammoth Lakes

For mail: P.O. Box 7484, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Mammoth Lakes Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Bistro at Snowcreek Athletic Club
51 Club Drive
Mammoth Lakes, CA  93546
United States
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 The Rotary Club of Mammoth Lakes is now accepting applications for the 2018 Youth Instrumental Music Contest. The local contest is open to high school students (grades 9-12) or home-schooled students ages 14-18. Students may choose any musical selection and play it on the instrument of his or her choice. Our local contest will be held on Thursday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the music room at Mammoth High School. Cash prizes are award for first, second, and third places, and the winner advances to the area and district level competitions. Contact Luan Mendel at lmendel@gmail.com for more information and entry forms.
 
At the 129th Annual Rose Parade, the Rotary float was awarded the Princess Award for the most outstanding floral presentation among entries 35 feet and under in length. Rotarians from District 5190, including Mammoth Lakes, participated in making the float and walking in the parade. 
Judy Bornfeld, President of the Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary, presents a 2nd check to Rich Boccia for $8,000 to be distributed to other local Rotary clubs to give to victums of the various California wild fires. This money came from the 1 day sales of  the Castoff thrift store and was more than matched by the Auxiliary. With Rich and Judy is Rich's wife, Diane.  The presentation was made at the club's annual Christmas Party at Nevados Restaurant in Mammoth Lakes.
Rich Boccia accepts a check for $10,000 from Judy Bornfeld and Karen Curry of the Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary who donated the proceeds from their Hurricane Relief Fundraiser. This fundraiser was comprised of 2 days sales at the Castoff thrift store and the Auxiliary then matched those monies. The Auxiliary chose our Rotary club to forward these funds to the local Rotary clubs in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico to distribute them to those people most in need who were devastated by the hurricanes.
Luan, Lois, Dennis, Gary & Sarah get ready to serve up the goodies at the Gran Fondo cycle event. Our illustrious leader, Rich, is behind the camera.
District Governor Doug McDonald and his wife Karen on a hike with Byng & Joanne Hunt at Convict Lake.
 
Replies from Doug and Karen after the trip:  Doug said "So enjoyed our time with you and the Club! Rotary with Altitude on the Edge of Greatness!" and Karen said "Thank you Rotary Club of Mammoth Lakes - it was wonderful to make new Rotary friendships! A great visit with you, looking forward to our paths crossing again."
Bill Taylor receives the Service Above Self Award from Doug McDonald, during his District Govenor's visit to our Club.
Jim Clark receives the Quiet Leadership Award from Doug McDonald during his District Govenor's visit to our Club
Rotarians manned the aid station at Hidden Valley Rd. for the Mammoth 1/2 Marathon on Fathers Day morning.
Thanks to our fantastic volunteers who came out last Thursday and cleaned up Highway 203♥️
 
Allison Robinson of Bishop Rotary, Hope Reeves, junior MHS and Luan Mendel, President Elect, Mammoth Noon Rotary. Congratulations to Hope who won the speaking contest. She now advances to the District 5190 competition on May 20th in Reno. Congratulations Hope and Good Luck! — with Luan Beaty Mendel.
 
Each spring Rotary clubs around the world invite young musicians to participate in a series of competitions that begin in their local clubs and progress to a national event. These instrumental music contests were created to give young people opportunities to develop and showcase their exceptional musical talents. 
On March 29, the Rotary Club of Mammoth Lakes hosted its club-level competition, which featured four talented young musicians. Winner Ari Schuldt played Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in G Minor on the piano, while second place finisher Guy LaBorde played an original composition on the bass guitar. Melanie Moyer, who took third, played Gabriel-Marie’s La Cinquantaine on the violin, and Cardiff Smith played Haydn’s Surprise Symphony Variations on the trumpet. 
All four competitors received prizes, and Ari Schuldt advanced to the next level of competition. The audience and judges were inspired and entertained by the music these young people created. Congratulations to all!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Urdi, Executive Director of Mammoth Lakes Tourism, is today's speaker.
Kevin Kian presents today's program about his new position as Executive Director of the Mammoth Lakes Foundation.
Robert Sharp, our newest member, Vice President of Eastern Sierra Community Bank, receives his Rotary pin and badge from Lois Klein.
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Don Sage receives his Paul Harris Level 4 award from President Sheryl Saari
 
 
 
 
Mammoth Lakes Rotarians exchanging flags with our new friends from Belgium - fun stuff!
 
 
 
 President Sheryl Saari and District Governor John Sullivan presenting the Quiet Rotarian award to Luan Mendel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
President Sheryl Saari and District Governor John Sullivan presenting the STAR award to Don Sage
 
 
 
Our incoming President, Sheryl Saari, invited past Mammoth Lakes Noon Rotary Presidents to attend our luncheon and tell us about their experiences and accomplishments as Presidents.
 
Starting in the front & center are Bob Tomko, our club's founder in 1981, and his wife Bea. Then from left to right are Neil McCarroll (2005-2006), Don Sage (2001-2002), Michael Bornfeld (1998-1999), Rodger Guffy (1992-1993), Chuck Tomajko (1997-1998), Bill Taylor (2014-2015), Nancy O'Kelly (1996-1997), Byng Hunt (2003-2004), Sandra Hageman (2015-2016), Linda Wright (2011-2012), Rick Liebersbach (1986-1987) and Rick Phelps (2012-2013).
 
This is 35% of the club's Presidents spanning 35 yrs. of existence!
 

 

Good afternoon Rotarians and Friends,
I am very excited to announce the two newest Rotary scholarship recipients.

The first award was presented to a member of MLHS Interact Club. This award recognizes a graduating student who has been involved in the Rotary Interact Club while exhibiting high standards in leadership and community service, along with a strong academic performance.

Alexis Brode is our Interact scholarship awardee. Alexis has been an active member of Interact by participating in school and community (local and international) service projects during high school. She has helped raise funds for people in need. She exhibits strong leadership skills and is a pleasant young lady with great potential. Alexis lives the true spirit of Rotary.

The second award was designed to compliment the Mammoth Lakes Foundation Scholarships for MLHS students continuing to Cerro Coso Community College. Our scholarship provides an award to a student attending Cerro Coso with plans to continue onto a four year college. The award will FULLY pay tuition for the final two years of the degree at any Cal State or UC campus, or UNR.

Calvin Forsythe is our first recipient of this award. He has repeatedly given back to our community through volunteering to numerous sport and festival events, and at our local hospital. He has helped raise funds for various community service organizations. Calvin has an outstanding academic and athletic track record. He has been a role model to younger athletes. Calvin is a local kid with a local heart. We will likely see him back in our community after completing his degree. We can count of him to continue to give back in the true spirit of Rotary.

Congratulations to both of our awardees. And, a big thank you to our committee members and membership for their role in making these awards happen. We should feel very proud of these accomplishments.

 

 

 

 

 
Wonderful fireside chat with a great group of people. Thank you to our hosts, Tony and Sheryl Taylor❤️
 
 
Tony Taylor and Sandra Hageman introduce our newest members; Sierra Bourne, Craig Burrows, Casey Piercey and Kevin Lian
Welcome friends❤️
 

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Our speaker this week is Stacey Corless.  Stacey, a former Rotarian, runs the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation and will bring us up to date on its mission and activities.  
 
 
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