The Rotary Club of Yerington had its annual Spring Picnic Dinner & Dance at the Lyon County Fairgrounds, Saturday, May 21, 2016. It was well attended. The Picnic included lots of barbecued food and beverages. An auction was conducted and a lively dance with the Night Hawks performing. Jim Sanford presented a tribute to the “two Joe's” (Joe Frade, Joe Giomi) who were Rotary members who have passed on this year.
Linda Edwards & Wayne Bowman
Linda Edwards & Wayne Bowman and Gary & Beverly Hansen
Peggy & Ken Bitler and Mike & Val Breckenridge
Carrol & Maria Masini and Linda Edwards & Wayne Bowman
Carrol & Maria Masini and Peggy & Ken Bitler
Linda Edwards & Wayne Bowman
Carrol & Maria Masini
Peggy & Ken Bitler
Gary & Kay Hardesty
John Deckman & Lynda Boody conducted the auction and raffle drawings
Items auctioned were a beautiful handmade quilt by Jan Recanzone, an Ace Pedal Car from Giomi Ace Hardware, 50 gallons of gas or diesel from Menesini Petroleum, Dinner for four at the Mason Valley Bowman’s Space Needle, an Italian Dinner for 6 from the Bitler’s, and an airplane ride with Gary Hardesty
The Joe’s Memorial Joe Giomi & Joe Frade
James Sanford presented a memorial speech on the “Two Joes” --Joe Frade and Joe Giomi. (See the Joe’s obituaries at the bottom of this post)
Peggy Bitler Judy Price
Wayne Bowman & Linda Edwards
Ted Rudolph & James Schreiber
Kelly and Skip Bolton & Cindy Nunez
Tony Gullick & Alec Boody
Mike & Val Breckenridge
Walt & Shari Tibbals and Gary & Beverly Hansen
Ardy Schrock , SherryTibbals, & ???
Gary & Kay Hardesty
Lisa Sanford & Judy Price
???, Motty & Ted Emens
John & Mrs. Deckman
We meet Tuesdays at 6:30 PM Dini's Lucky Club in Giuseppe's Steak House. 45 N. Main St. Yerington, NV 89447 yeringtonrotary.org/
Over 75 years of service to Mason Valley.
Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Yerington, Nevada USA. We are a group of civic minded residents of this area and are proudly affiliated, since 1935, with Rotary International. Our primary emphasis is on improving our community, but we have also been involved in international projects.
Some of our early local projects include work on the old wooden bleachers at the high school football field, landscaping around the downtown Post Office building and work at the Wilson Canyon Rest Area (including installing a pump to provide water for picnickers and protecting trees from beavers). When the state highway department paved the center of Highway 208 (better known as Main Street) Rotary took care of oiling on both sides of the center concrete strip. In 1994 we were instrumental in acquiring some of the land for our present airport.
In 1985 we began a scholarship program that has grown to annually offer four 4-year scholarships and two 2-year scholarships (total annual cost of ($20,000). We also sponsor several other programs for local high school students. Our Student of the Month program honors two students from YHS and one from ROP each month chosen by the school faculty. Our RYLA program provides a week long leadership training experience for several local high school students during the summer before their senior year. A similar program deals with middle school students at the beginning of their 8th grade year. Our RYE program sends local students to live for a year in a foreign country and brings foreign students here to live for a year.
In 2000 we completed one of our most ambitious projects, the transformation of an eyesore unkempt area into the Bridge Street Park next to the long term care facility at the local hospital. In 2003 we hauled tons of trash from a canyon near town that had been abused for years as a dump ground. In 2007, as part of the Yerington centennial celebration, we purchased and installed the clock in front of the downtown post office. In 2009 we installed the arched “Gateway to the Jeanne Dini Cultural Center” sign at Main Street and Littel Avenue.
Internationally we provided a van for an orphanage in Ecuador, we have contributed to several home building projects in Mexico and we have done a couple of projects with a Rotary Club in Dharwad, India where clean drinking water and school desks were provided for students there.
Our annual “Rotarians at Work” day has provided cleanup, painting and upgrading at park facilities and the local cemetery. In 2010 we built a small storage shed for the hospital auxiliary group.
Yerington Rotary Tops Scholarships with $30.000 for YHS Students
(Excerpts from Mason Valley News May 25, 2016)
The Yerington Rotary topped the list of local scholarship presenters at the recent Yerington High School Awards Night by providing a total of $30,000 in scholarships to the YHS class of 2016.
The Rotary Scholarship Committee takes several factors into account in extending scholarships to students planning to attend colleges or universities as well as trade and vocational schools. Some of those factors include academic standing, financial need, ambition, integrity, community service, and in one case, even athletic excellence.
The largest scholarship award in terms of dollars is reflected in the Malcolm Rountree Memorial Scholarship, which offers $5,000 to students planning a course of study in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. This year, the Rotary Club was abe to expand the number of recipients of this scholarship to three.
The Rotary Club lost two valued members this year --Joe Frade and Joe Giomi -- and $4,000 memorial scholarships were named after them.
Two two-year John Giomi Memorial Scholarships for $2,000 a piece were also awarded.
Other scholarships awarded were The Michael Hardesty Memorial Vocational Scholarship for $2,000 and The Manuel Barcellos Memorial Scholarship for $1,000.
Yerington Rotary Club also awards scholarships to Right of Passage graduates.
Rotary International History
Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated human rights purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a secular organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 member clubs worldwide. 1.2 million individuals called Rotarians have joined these clubs.
Rotarians usually gather weekly for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to fulfill their first guiding principle to develop friendships as an opportunity for service. "It is the duty of all Rotarians, " states their Manual of Procedure "outside their clubs, to be active as individuals in as many legally constituted groups and organizations as possible to promote, not only in words but through exemplary dedication, awareness of the dignity of all people and the respect of the consequent human rights of the individual." The Rotarian's primary motto is "Service Above Self"; its secondary motto is "One profits most who serves best."
The first Rotary Club was formed when attorney Paul P. Harris called together a meeting of three business acquaintances in downtown Chicago, USA, at Harris's friend Gustave Loehr's office in the Unity Building on Dearborn Street on February 23, 1905. In addition to Harris and Loehr (a mining engineer and freemason), Silvester Schiele (a coal merchant), and Hiram E. Shorey (a tailor) were the other two who attended this first meeting. The members chose the name Rotary because initially they rotated subsequent weekly club meetings to each other's offices, although within a year, the Chicago club became so large it became necessary to adopt the now-common practice of a regular meeting place.
Joseph Anthony Frade
December 19, 1930 - January 18, 2016
Joseph Anthony Frade was born on December 19, 1930 in Yerington, Nevada. He was the oldest child of Antone and Anna Frade. He graduated from Yerington High School and attended the University of Nevada, but after one year he was called back home to help with the Ranch.
Joe married Lola Savini on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1950. They were High School classmates. In their junior year Lola become his sweetheart. They were married in the Catholic Church and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this past New Year's Eve, unfortunately while Joe was in I.C.U. at Renown Medical Center.
Joe owned and operated Frade Ranches, Inc., Valley Dairy, Inc., and Valley Beverages, Inc., until his retirement in 2015.
On December 22nd, Joe and Lola were traveling to Spring Creek, Nevada to spend the holidays with their grandchildren. Tonja Gill was driving them when they were hit by a drunk driver 10 miles west of Lovelock, NV. Joe and Lola were both taken to Renown Medical Center by CareFlight. Tonja and her son, Cy, were transported by ambulance. Unfortunately Joe took the brunt of the injuries. He put up a good fight, but on January 18, 2016 he succumbed to his injuries with his wife and son by his bedside.
The last month of Joseph's life did not define the wonderful life he had. He was loved and respected by many. He was very active in numerous clubs: 20-30 Club, Rotary, Hope Lodge, Eastern Star, and the Pizen Switch Shriners. He also served on the Lyon County School Board. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and family.
Joseph is survived by his loving wife. He is also survived by his son Matt (Debbie) Frade, a daughter Toni Jean Garms and family, grandsons Joe (Tonja) Gill, Scott (Dondi) Gill, Ty (Holly) Frade and grandaughter Kacie (Eldon) Buckley. He had 6 great grandchildren: Regina, Cy Mylee, Harper, Spencer and Skyler. Joe is also survived by his sisters, Louise Barton and Maryanne Roberts, his brother Bill Frade, and their families. He was also very close to Teresa Nesmith and Gino Savini, Lola's sister and brother.
Per Joe's request there will not be a service. He wished to be cremated and have his ashes spread over the Ranch. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to one of the many service clubs he was so proud to be part of.
Arthur Joseph Giomi
(September 4, 1947 - February 17, 2016)
Well-known Yerington/Smith Valley businessman Arthur Joseph Giomi passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer.
Joe was born September 4, 1947 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno and moved to Smith Valley at the age of 3 with his parents John and Jere Giomi. He attended Smith Valley Schools, where he was an outstanding athlete competing in basketball, football and track. He graduated from SVHS in 1965. Following high school, Joe attended UNR, Shasta Junior College and Chico State University, earning a degree in accounting and economics. He also received a teaching certificate and taught classes in Reno for a couple of years before returning to Yerington as a substitute teacher. Joe and his father purchased Ace Hardware from the previous owners and opened the store under their management on February 11, 1972. Joe continued to operate Ace Hardware until the time of his death.
Joe became a father from the first time on August 13, 1979 when his daughter Cheryl was born, and a second daughter, Carrie, was born later. Both girls were Yerington High School graduates, with Cheryl going on to attend Pacific University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology; and Carrie attending Lassen Junior College where she picked up an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts. Both daughters later joined Joe in the family business.
Joe was very active in the Smith Valley and Yerington communities where he supported local education – something that was “super important” to him. He was also a member of the Yerington Rotary Club where he owns more Paul Harris Awards that any other Rotarian here and also served as president 3 times. In his earlier years, Joe was also a member of the Yerington Lions Club and a board member and president of the Mason Valley Chamber of Commerce. The Knights of Columbus was another organization to which he belonged. He was a member of the Yerington/Mason Valley Fire Department, a MV Fire District board member, and was recently honored as a Lifetime Member. Golf was Joe’s love when it came to sports but he also played slo-pitch softball locally, and he coached Little League.
Joe was preceded in death by his mother Jere and father John, his sister Patti, uncle Dorman and uncle and aunt Joe and Annabelle Giomi. Survivors include his daughters, Cheryl Giomi-Hawkey (Jay) of Yerington and Carrie Giomi-Lippert (Ryan) of Bismarck, ND; brother John Giomi of Topaz; grandchildren Brynn and Morgan Hawkey of Yerington; ex-wife Debby Giomi of Yerington; best friend Sherry Tibbals of Yerington; nephews Dominic Smith (Dena DeAngelo) of Hawthorne, CA and Trevor Smith of Gardnerville; aunt Ginny of Reno; and numerous cousins.
A Rosary is scheduled for Friday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m.; and a Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m. – both at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Yerington. Burial will follow in the family plot at Valley View Cemetery also in Yerington. A full Firefighter Funeral Service will be conducted in honor of his service. Honorary pallbearers for Joe will be Byron Bryan, Max Cutright, Dave Dwyer, Fred Hall, Paul Infantino, John Landa and Jim Sanford
Freitas-Rupracht Funeral Home, 25 Hwy 208 Yerington, NV 89447 (775) 463-2911 is in charge of arrangements. Family and Friends are invited to sign his online guest book at www.FRFH.net
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Yerington Rotary Club or the Smith Valley Rotary Club’s John F. Giomi Scholarship.