Welcome to the Rotary Club of Sparks!
Sparks

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Hidden Valley Country Club
3575 E Hidden Valley Dr
Reno, NV 89502
United States of America
Please join us for one of our weekly meetings. Visitors are always welcome!
2024 Poker Tournament - Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for our annual Poker and Painting event. This year's event will be held at Hidden Valley Country Club on June 1, 2024. Please click the button below to learn more and register for this exciting event.

 
 
A few minutes with George Tackett & Larry Champagne (& Swea Pea)
Sparks Rotary history with George Tackett and Larry Champagne. This is a real treat and worth watching. Grab some popcorn and be sure to watch until the very end!
Sparks Rotary News
Speaker Spotlight
Exploring the Universe
May 22, 2024
Paul McFarlane, Director Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center
Paul McFarlane, Director Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center

Paul studied astronomy and astrophysics at UNR, Department of Physics, doing coursework and research using the MacLean Observatory telescopes at the Redfield Campus.  Paul also trained at Johnson and Kennedy Space Centers with aerospace and NASA experts in astronomy, engineering and planetary science.  His work experience includes the Challenger Learning Center of N. Nevada.  Paul says "I work in the coolest classroom on the planet, it's a place of endless wonders.  It continues to innovate and inspire."

COP28 UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai
May 29, 2024
Dr. Karin Hilgersom
Pony Express - LIVING THE RIDE
Jun 05, 2024
Gwen Clancy, Documentary Filmmaker
Washoe County
Jun 12, 2024
Eric Brown, Washoe County Manager
Upcoming Events
2023 Sparks Rotary Poker Tournament & Art School
We had a great turnout at Hidden Valley Country Club for our annual Poker Tournament/Fundraiser. The food and beverages were great and for those non-poker players among us we were pleased to have Painting With April on board this year. Art class was in session!
 
We would like extend a huge thank you to our poker tournament sponsors and players for helping out with this fundraiser. Having fun and giving back to the community is what it's all about at the Rotary Club of Sparks! Please click the button below to view all of the photos from this year's tournament.
Poker face
Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em
Art Class
SPARKS MARINA ALL ABILITIES PLAYGROUND
The Rotary Club of Sparks was instrumental in the design and funding for an "All Abilities Playground" recently completed at the Sparks Marina. Pictured here are members of Sparks Rotary at the park dedication ceremony. Please click the button below to read the official press release from the City of Sparks.
City of Sparks Mayor and longtime member of Sparks Rotary, Ed Lawson cutting the ribbon at the dedication ceremony.
Big shout out to Sparks Rotarian Don Welsh who led the way on this project. Shown here are Don and his wife Lori and their daughter Rebecca.
Thank you to the City of Sparks, The Reno Rodeo Association, The Ozmen Foundation and of course, the members of Sparks Rotary for making this dream a reality.
KIDS' FREE FISHING DAY - 2022
Kids' Free Fishing Day has been a tradition with Sparks Rotary going on 21 years! Every second week in June we host two separate days of fishing at the Sparks Marina. The first day is reserved for all area adaptive youth while the second day is open to all area youth. Our Rotarians and other members of the community provide coaching and support to area youth who would like to learn how to fish and spend some time in the outdoors of Nevada. All fishing gear and food is provided free to the participants. We'd like to extend a special thank you to the team from the Nevada Department of Wildlife for all of their support of this event!