This year the Yale Club of NV created the Yale Day of Service NV Award for high school students that exemplified the spirit of the Yale Day of Service. Students were asked to submit community service projects that made a positive impact to their local community. We received dozens of applications and we are excited to announce the two finalist projects. We had a tie vote so we’re giving the award to both projects. Awards will be given on Yale Day of Service at the site location for each project.



Olivia Vogel (sister is a Yalie) & Michelle Reiss (Faith Lutheran HS) - Teens Night Out – provides homeless youth a fun night out that includes the details of salon services, clothes, dinner etc through coordinated partnership donations and volunteers.


Ariann Sanford & Samika Tara (Coronado HS) - Tome Trade – Used book library and book exchange program for after care services such as the Girls and Boys Clubs. Tome Trade will also read books to children.

Both of these programs are expected to continue after the Yale Day of Service date. These girls are making a difference in Las Vegas. THANK YOU Olivia, Michelle, Ariann, and Samika. Congratulations!

If you would like to volunteer on May 7, 2016 The Tome Trader project needs your help. Bring your books, help clean and sort.

May 7, 2016 – Anthem Park (2256 Reunion Dr, Henderson, NV 89052) from 11-2 pm

Michelle Reiss & Olivia Vogel

Ariann Sanford & Samika Tara

Whiffenpoofs performing at the

Hard Rock Hotel on April 26.

Full details here:


View an excerpt from the event:

Dr. Allan Krill (Ph.D. Yale 1980) is offering a lecture and a one-day field trip for the Yale Club. No matter what you do or don’t know about geology, these events will be interesting and informative. They will help you to enjoy and understand the rocks better when you take future hikes in the Las Vegas area.

Deserts are ideal for observing and learning about rocks and geology. There is little soil and vegetation, and the rock layers readily display their colors, textures, and geological history. The desert mountains and valleys of Las Vegas are ideally situated between the Grand Canyon and Death Valley, two of geology’s world-class “textbooks.” And in many ways, the local Las Vegas geology is even better.

Part 1: April 10, 2016  - Private Lecture for Yalies at Boardroom of Sahara West Library (9600 W. Sahara Ave.) from 2:00 to 3:30pm

Part 2: April 24, 2016 at 9am.

Dr. Allan Krill (Ph.D. Yale 1980) has been a professor of geology at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway since 1988. For each of the past four years he has brought about 25 NTNU master students over to the US, for a geological field trip during their spring break. The itinerary includes the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and Death Valley. The trip has been led mostly by local expert, Professor Steve Rowland from UNLV. At present, Allan is spending an academic year ‘on sabbatical’ here in Las Vegas, hiking and studying the local geology.

Part 2: April 24. Time to be determined during the lecture with attendees. Most likely will be in the morning.

The field trip will be just east of town, starting at the “Great Unconformity” at the base of Frenchman Mountain, and progressing eastward into Rainbow Gardens. Here you can get a look at some of the things we will see and discuss:

This event is a free event to Yalies and students. Donations of any amount are welcome to defray the cost event room rental.