Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mammoth Lakes

Second and Fourth Thursday of the Month at Noon
Mammoth Lakes Foundation
100 College Parkway
Mammoth Lakes, CA  93546
United States
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Rotarians Sheryl Saari, Jim Clark, Lois Klein, Gary Sims and Dennis Brown were primed and ready to hand out refreshments to the over 1,200 runners in the 2019 Mammoth Half Marathon. Runners started this stunningly picturesque race through Northern California’s High Sierras at roughly 9,000 feet above sea level, and followed a route that ran along a combination of trails and mountain roads — including stretches around lakes and across a bridge.  This was the 6th annual running of the marathon.
Rotary members Jim Clark, Joanne Hunt, Bing Hunt and Luan Mendel support Mono County's Health and Safety Fair by cooking up some great free hot dogs and hamburgers for everyone. This event provides information about the community resources available about car seat installation training, bike rodeo, children’s bike helmets, children’s books, vision checks, face painting, music, and much more!
One of our auction items sold at the club's Gala Ball last October was the Children’s Fireman’s Birthday Party.  The winner, Noah, and 7 friends enjoyed a tour of the fire station directed by Chief Frank.  They had the opportunity to have a hands on experience of all the equipment and trucks. It was so fun to hear all the questions they had about the jobs of firefighters.   Then they enjoyed pizza and cake in the kitchen and lounge area of the fire department.
 
Our Club took the lead with the Water Station at mile 38 for the East Velo Pamper Pedal event this past Saturday. We provided snacks to 80 plus riders with club member Byng Hunt playing host as the riders came through.
 
President Luan Mendel presents Dennis Brown, Webmaster, with an award from District 5190 for Club Website SuperStar in the Small Club Division.
President Luan Mendel presents Dave Hines with his 5th Paul Harris sustaining award. He holds the record for our club. 
The club's Finance Committee met to develop the 2019-2020 Club Budget. Thank you Gary Sill, Amy Graham, and Luan Mendel.
Mathew O'Conner, Executive Director of Wild Iris, was our guest speaker today.  The organization has been serving the Eastern Sierra since 1981 and is dedicated to promoting a safer community by empowering and restoring the independence of those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Their vision is for non-violent relationships based on dignity, respect, compassion, and equality.
Tanya Bekandam, manager of the town's new Starbucks, spoke to us about her background and how she manages the new Starbucks and its involvement with the community.
 
Sheryl Saari and friends attended the Rotary Foundation Dinner at the Rotary Club of Bishop where she is collecting lots of
points in our Rotary Wheel contest
 
Luan Mendel presents the Paul Harris Award to first time recipient Sheryl Saari.
Mr. Mike Hammers' Mammoth High School Choir serenaded us today at the Rotary luncheon.
Jeremy Goico, owner of Black Tie Ski Rental Delivery, made a very interesting presentation to our Club about his business and his management style to provide a high level of customer service to local and visiting skiers and boarders in Mammoth Lakes. Jeremy was also Past President of the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce.
Luan Mendel presents the Paul Harris Award to first time recipients Dave Easterby and Jim Clark
The Master Craftsmen - First Lego League team, comprised of 4 students from Mammoth Unified School District, made a presentation to our Club about their development projects and their recent success in winning first place in a robot building & demonstration competition in Reno, NV. The team also showed us a demonstration of how their virtual reality tool could be used to assist astronauts to maintain physical and mental health while on board the International Space Station (ISS).
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Above are Owen Call, Jude Howell, Jack Leonard and Wade Perry and the display they used in their winning presentation.
Our Rotary Club presented to the Master Craftsmen – First Lego League team a check for $1,000 to help them continue with their development programs and future field trips and competitions.
Presenting the check is President Luan Mendel together with coaches and mothers Drea Perry, Cara Leonard, and Elise Howell.
Luan Mendel presents Rich Boccia with his first Paul Harris Award.
President Luan Mendel recently noted: "I believe I speak for all involved in saying the Diamond Masquerade Ball was a rousing success. The food and music were terrific, our celebration of Jack Copeland was a lovely moment for everyone present, and attendees successfully bid on an amazing assortment of silent and live auction items. Watching Chief Al Davis bump and grind as part of his sales pitch for "A Day at the Range with the Chief" was worth the price of a ticket all by itself. The event was also, of course, a fundraiser, and it appears from an early tally of income and expenses that we made in the neighborhood of  $6,000. Many thanks to Rich Boccia and his committee that planned event, to those who helped with set up and clean up and the event itself, and to all who attended. Well done, Mammoth Lakes Rotarians!"
 
Below of the left is Robert Sharp, Vice President of Eastern Sierra Community Bank, presenting a donation check of $2,500 to the event and on the right is Jack Copeland receiving this year's Service Above Self Award from the Rotary Club of Mammoth Lakes.
   
On Thursday, Mark Brownlie, CEO of Mammoth Resorts, gave a presentation on current and future projects at Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain.
 
Sheryl Saari presents a permanent badge to our newest member, Talene Shabanian, who is responsible for fundraising at Mammoth Hospital.
 
 
 
Lunch Meetings
Town Staff Chandler Van Schaack
Jul 25, 2019 12:00 PM
The Parcel
Sheryl Saari
Aug 01, 2019 5:30 PM
Board Meeting
Stuart Brown
Aug 08, 2019 12:00 PM
The State of Recreation In Mammoth Lakes
Mini Golf @ Rafters
Aug 15, 2019 5:00 PM
Club Social
 
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