What Makes Us Different What Makes Us Different? Our distinct point of view and approach gives us unique advantages: We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways. We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues–and find unique solutions. We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change. We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe. District 5300 Super Build This is an annual District 5300 program. Various clubs donate dollars towards a home build in a very rural village outside Tecate, Mexico. Each three room home costs just over $8,000 with a portion of the proceeds going to scholarships to ensure the children complete high school. The family benefiting from the build are required to work 2,000 community service hours and provide a lot with a fully completed foundation. Many of our members provide hands on labor to build a home in one day for a deserving family. Easter Seals Garden The construction and maintenance of the two garden areas has been a club favorite since the 1980’s. The gardens provide shade, seating, and safe areas for the handicapped visitors who use the facility daily. This is part of our Rotary at Work Day every year. Soar Safety Officers Award Recognition is a Southern Nevada Rotary Program which we have been continually involved in since its inception. On a morning in September dozens of sworn and civilian honorees from various law enforcement agencies, fire departments, military, Clark County School District, and emergency responders are acknowledged for their outstanding service. Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Soccer Tournament This International program was started 11 years ago by our Past President Roger Tabor. Our members and other Rotarians from Southern Nevada provide housing, transportation, and meals to our sponsored teams. This is the largest International Soccer Tournament in the US with over 15,000 players participating and bringing in over $20,000,000 to our community. Kermit R. Booker Jr. Elementary School For over 25 years we have been an honored partner with this local elementary school. 11 years ago we started the Booker Thanksgiving program, where we serve nearly 600 elementary school children traditional Thanksgiving Feast. With the partnership of Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain who prepare the food Rotarians and the Dawson Honor Society students serve Booker Elementary School students and staff from pre-k to fifth grade. The kids’ smiles are infectious and this remains our club’s most favorite service program. Santa Clothes The annual Southern Nevada Rotary program provides a shopping spree for underprivileged children selected by various youth organizations and elementary schools. Rotarians are paired up with the students to shop for clothing items at JC Penney. After the shopping spree the kids are transported to UNLV where they enjoy lunch and spend the afternoon with the athletes. A large number of our members participate and anticipate this project each year. Operation Christmas Child Through the non-profit, Samantha’s Purse, our members and their families, including our children, pack 200 shoeboxes with school supplies, toiletries, and a few toys. The boxes are shipped during the Christmas holiday to children in need in various parts of the world. The most appreciated gift in the box has been the toothbrush and toothpaste.