International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace. In 2015, Nevada City Rotary is hosting an Open World delegation of entrepreneurs from Kazakhstan.
Rotary's International Polio Plus campaign is committed to the eradication of polio which now only endemic in 3 countries.
One of the best examples of this is the "On To Uganda" project. Inside of a 23,000-pound shipping container, Rotarians built a complete x-ray lab and dental suite. To maximize the shipment, the container was fully loaded with two generators, 120 bags of clothing, and 40 bags of towels and bedding. The $100,000 worth of equipment and supplies took approximately two months to travel from Nevada City around the world to the Bwindi Medical Centre in Buhoma, Uganda to assist the Batwa Pygmies.
A delegation from the Rotary Club of Nevada City traveled to Baja, Mexico for 2015 Rotary at Work Day to partner with Los Barriles Cabo Este Rotary Club. In the small communities around Los Barriles, young elementary and high school students live in albergues, or dormitories, during the week.Their homes are too far from school for a daily commute over the dusty roads that crisscross the area. While the children were home for the weekend, the two Clubs worked together to scrub, scrape, and repaint the boy's dorm at La Ribera Albergue. Bright, fresh colors were chosen by the students for their weekday home. Once the paint had dried and the rooms detailed, the Clubs hung matching curtains throughout. During the trip, NC's John Hensley was presented his 8th Paul Harris Award which included 8 generous sets of art materials, school supplies and books. The packages and other supplies were presented to Josoe Delgado, Director of La Ribera. Penn Valley Rotary supported with a cash donation.
Another example is our support of the Paolo Escopeda School near San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. The rural school and dormitory has been an annual project for our club since 2001. Children are carpooled to school on Monday mornings and picked up Friday afternoons simply because it is less expensive to house the students in the dormitory than it is transport students everyday. Rotarians have replaced dilapidated dormitory beds, constructed a well for clean water, repaired a leaky roof, and most recently installed solar panels to give the school electricity.