January 27, 2020
Fayth Ross, of Urban Roots provided the club with an informative and colorful presentation.  Urban Roots isn't just about planting a community garden.  In their 11th year of operation, Urban Roots has 4 goals for the children participating in their "learning through gardening" program:  (1) academic achievement (2) healthy living (3) Environmental Stewardship (4) community service.
They use their 1+ acre lost on Gould near the Renown campus to provide outdoor classrooms and raised garden beds.  The local programs, which include Day Camps and school gardens are the only ones in the state funded (partly) with a USDA grant.  The curriculum supports science learning, and is available to local schools.
Some local Rotary clubs have adopted a school garden to help it get started and provide assistance.
More About the Meeting
Sgt at Arms:  Holly Bromley
Pledge:  Burnell Reliford
4-Way Test: Ann Potts
Thought(s) of the Day:  Ann Potts and Jonnie Pullman
Holly Bromley celebrated the expansion of her career as a high school wrestling referee. She now travels all over the western US because of the great reviews of her skills.
John Howe rang the bg bell in honor of his 55th wedding anniversary!!!!
Member News:
 Is anyone interested in restoring the RSR wine trip in May or June?  Contact Press or Kent--if there is enough interest, we'll launch!
Rotary Moment
Prez Kyle announced a continuation of the 2-1 match of Rotary's Polio Plus campaign by the Bill Gates Foundation--with a video.  It's great to have a tech-savvy president...
RSR Upcoming Events & Programs:
January 28th 7:30 a.m.– Board Meeting at Jacks Coffee Shop. located at the northwest corner of  6th and Wells Streets. All are invited and welcome! 
Jan 30 - Thursty Thursday- an informal event at the Depot, 325 E 4th Street – 5:30-7:30 PM.  DARK AT NOON.
Feb 6 - Chris Askin - Community
Foundation of Western Nevada
Feb 13 - Valentine's Program - make a date now with your significant other!
Feb 20 - Anjeanette Damon - Investigative Reporter for the Reno Gazette Journal.
Mar 12 - 4:00 p.m. gathering at the Discovery Museum.  Dark at noon.
August 1 - Annual picnic at the Lake.  Get it on your calendar!
Additional Activities & Announcements
March 18 (Wednesday).  Rotary Means Business convenes at High Sierra Industries, with special activities and refreshments.  Please plan to attend this evening event and support Rotary and our 3 Rotarians who are a part of HSI.
Rotary Donations for Australia Fire Relief
Rotary District 9570 is experienced severe need due to massive fires and drought.  Farmers are especially hard hit, which then affects other businesses and homes.  Donations to assist in purchasing water and food for affected livestock is requested for those who wish to participate:
Rotary Club of Pioneer Valley
Sarina Community Bendigo Bank
Acct Number: 154790984
P.O. Box 46 (41 Mary Street)
Miranim 474, QLD, Australia
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