​​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): Ongoing - Providing oversight for the construction, repair and maintenance of the Alturas Rotary Youth Park.

Attic Sale (TBD, Chair):  Spring 2019 - 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 (Cathleen Williamson and Dianna Bass, Co-Chairs):  September 15, 2018 - 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.

71th Annual Fish Derby (Mike Mason, Chair):  June 2019 - 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, 2019 - 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 (Dianna Bass and Danny Koetsier, Co-Chairs):  7 July 2018 - 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 (Mike Mason, Chairs):  28 July 2018 - 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.

Modoc High School Block M Tournament (Alturas Sunrise and Alturas Rotary Clubs):  December 2018 - 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 (Cathleen Williamson, Chair):  December 2018 -  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 earned the Rotary International Presidential Award for service in 2016 and 2017.  

Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening (RYLA): Summer 2019 - 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 14-16 & September 21-23, 2018 - 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 2019.  The REGL graduates often join the Interact Club to further develop their leadership skills.

Rhonda Haslip Invitational:  May, 2019 - 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 2019 - 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 District Fair

  • Senior Lunches at Modoc District Fair

  • Modoc County Senior Center Lunches

  • Rotary International Rose Bowl Float


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)

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 (Sandy Stevenson, Chair)July 2019
  • District 5190 Governor visit with Alturas Sunrise Rotary Club:September 4, 2018
  • Christmas Luncheon with family, friends and local Rotary clubs:December 18, 2018
  • Area 12 Foundation Dinner with Alturas Sunrise Club:To be determined
  • Dinner with Alturas Sunrise and Lakeview Rotary Clubs:  To be determined


Club of Alturas

  • Project to be Determined (Alan Cain)

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.




  • Beautification of Alturas Rotary Youth Park