• Modoc High School Library Enhancement:  Partnership with Alturas Sunrise Rotary


Let us share a little bout the services and projects that we are involved in.  This list touches on some of our upcoming and ongoing 2017-18  activities.

Alturas Little Free Library (Carol Sharp & Elizabeth Cavasso, Co-Chairs): Ongoing - Take a book, return a book.  Since its inception the Little Free Library has been heavily used by the community and travelers.  This project was created through a partnership with the Rotary Club of Alturas, Friends of the Modoc County Library, and the Niles Hotel.

Alturas Youth Park (Jim Cavasso, Dick Read & Michael Anderson): 

Attic Sale:  This fundraiser, made possible by the generous donations of local citizens, brings in a reputable sum of money for community and international service projects.

Dinner in the Park (Dianna Bass, Chair):  September 17, 2016 - A fundraiser to raise funds for community service projects.

Financial Literacy (Walt Davis):  Seniors at the Modoc High School are learning about investing, developing diverse portfolios, and the outcome of their short- and long-term financial decisions.

70th Annual Fish Derby:  June 2018 - Alturas Rotary is proud that the fish derby remains  as it was originally intended - to provide a day for families to get together and have a good time.

Junior Livestock Show and Sale (Bobby Ray):  June, 2018 - This event is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Alturas.  Local 4-H and FFA  members exhibit their beef, goat, horse, poultry, rabbit, sheep, and swine projects in breeding, market and showmanship classes and participate in a livestock judging contest.  Market animals are sold at an auction after the Awards Ceremony and buyer's barbecue.

Fandango Days Parade Float (Amy Foster, Chair):  2 July 2017 - The Rotary Clubs of Alturas joined together to create a float celebrating the accomplishments of Rotary in our community, country and the world.

Golf Tournament and Dinner (Fritz Barclay & Bobby Ray, Co-Chairs):  13 August 2017 - Teams will participate in a great day of golf, socializing, and fundraising for youth projects and scholarships. Local businesses and individuals supported the event, including young future Rotarians.

2017 - 2018 Rotary Tree Planting Initiative (Carol Sharp):  October 2017 - Alturas Rotary clubs are joining together to accomplish the challenge offered by Rotary International President 2017-18 Ian Riseley who has asked every rotarian to plant a tree in order to make a significant statement about the importance of building a sustainable environment and addressing climate change.

Modoc High School Block M Tournament (Alturas Sunrise and Alturas Rotary Clubs):  December 2017 - Since 1956, Modoc has offered the tournament as a quality experience for competing teams and spectators.  The tournament has been run by the Alturas Rotary Clubs since 2007.

Modoc High School Reports (Karen Shimamoto, Chair):  Monthly - Students attend club meetings to update members about current classroom and extracurricular activities at the high school.

Holiday Tea Social (Jeanne Cain, Chair):  December 2017 -  Guests join together to celebrate the holiday season and savor a relaxing atmosphere and traditional high tea eats.  Impressive raffle items  draw in funds for reoccurring service projects.

Modoc Middle School Interact Club (Elizabeth Cavasso, Dianna Bass and Alan Cain, Advisors):  Take action, build international understanding, and make new friends around the world.  Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self.  Our Interact Club has earned the Rotary International Presidential Award for service in 2016 and 2017.  

Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening (RYLA): Spring 2018 - Camp RYLA is a youth leadership training camp for next year’s High School Seniors and tomorrow’s leaders. Attendance at Camp RYLA is by scholarship only.  Our club sponsors 3 students each year.

Rotary Eighth Grade Leadership (REGL): September 15-17 & September 22-24, 2017 - a special youth leadership program to selected 8th grade students.  Attendance is by scholarship only; students are selected by their principals.  The Alturas and Alturas sunrise Rotary Clubs are sponsoring 10 students from Modoc Middle School for 2017.  The REGL graduates often join the Interact Club to further develop their leadership skills.

Rhonda Haslip Invitational:  May 2018 - Modoc County's version of the "Special Olympics" is well attended by local and surrounding area athletes.  It is an honor to help empower and celebrate accomplishments with these talented men and women.

Rotarians at Work Day:  April 2018 - Each year, our Club identify a hands-on project that all members can participate in to help our community. The day is a great way to revitalize our Club, bring in new members and generate publicity for Rotary.


The club provides financial and hands-on  support to youth, seniors, and Rotary International projects.

  • Modoc Middle School Interact Club

  • Boy Scout Troop 49 Charter

  • Modoc County Children's Fair

  • Rhonda Haslip Invitational

  • Modoc County Little League Team

  • Modoc County Fair

  • Senior Lunches at Modoc County Fair

  • Modoc County Senior Center Lunches

  • Rotary International Rose Bowl Float


Our energetic service organization is dedicated to improving our community and the world


On a local level we sponsor many youth activities, senior programs, promote literacy, send youth to leadership camps, and provide scholarships to high school seniors.  Annually we sponsor the high school Block M Basketball Tournament, a holiday tea social, a high school speech and music contest, a golf tournament, and much more.  On an international level, we participate in the End Polio Now campaign, and provide support to other needy causes. 

While we keep busy with projects throughout the year, we also have fun working together and are grateful knowing that the work we do is important in making a positive difference in the world.


Club of Alturas

  • East Cape Clean Water Project (Alan Cain): Our club is joining with other Rotary clubs (Club Rotary Los Barriles, Fair Oaks, Tahoe Douglas, and Alturas Sunrise) to bring healthy water to nearly 13,000 families of Baja and the Mexican States of Sonora and Sinola




Rotary is a serious organization but not a solemn one.  Our club understands the winning combination of having fun while we serve.  We take time for fellowship and enjoyment during these annual events.

  • President's Demotion Party with Alturas Sunrise Rotary Club:             July 8, 2017 
  • District 5190nGovernor Fireside Chat wit Alturas Sunrise Rotary Club:    July 19, 2017
  • Christmas Luncheon with family, friends and local Rotary clubs:December 2017
  • Area 12 Foundation Dinner with Alturas Sunrise Club - April 14, 2018
  • Dinner with Alturas Sunrise and Lakeview Rotary Clubs:                          To be determined


The point of exposing students to diverse people and ideas early is that it may positively impact what they do for the rest of their school years and beyond.

  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

  • Rotary Eight Grade Leadership Program (REGL)

  • Modoc High School Graduating Seniors

  • Modoc High School Financial Literacy

  • Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)