Notable Nevadans

HON. DEAN HELLER

OF NEVADA

IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE

February 25, 2012 

Mr. HELLER: Mr. President, I rise today to congratulate one of my home state’s finest community organizations, the Rotary Club of Carson City, for its 75 years of service to the Carson City community. 

The Rotary Club of Carson City has been committed to their ideal of “He Profits Most Who Serves Best” for three quarters of a century.  In 1937, Hans Jepson and Rev. John L. Harvey formed the Carson City Club with 25 members on their chapter roll.  Today, the Rotary Club in Carson City has grown to over 90 members who live by their motto “Service Above Self” while providing vitally important community service to the Carson City Area.

In addition, the Club has been committed to fostering and promoting the educational pursuits of students in Carson City.  Each year, they award a four-year college scholarship to a non-traditional student, as well as sponsor high school students to participate in an international youth exchange program. The Carson Rotary Club also recognizes excellence in the classroom and academic achievement by honoring a local student of the week and teacher of the month throughout each school year.

The Rotarians are an important example of the kind of dedicated service which makes our communities great.  Today, I ask my colleagues to join me in congratulating the Rotary Club of Carson City for 75 years of service to the people of Nevada.