If children were involved and a call was made for volunteers, Betsy Rhodes arrived first. A primary school teacher by profession, a wife and mother by choice and a leader by involvement, Betsy has made effective action in the community her life’s work.
In 1977, Betsy Rhodes was the organizing chairman of Assistance League’s Operation School Bell, helping Clark County School District children with needed school clothing; thus, increasing school attendance, academic performance, and self-esteem. Operation School Bell has received acclamation as one of the community’s finest outreach projects.
For forty years, Betsy Rhodes has been a community leader devoted to education and philanthropic advances. Service League, Junior League of Las Vegas, Fantasy Park and Playground Development, Assistance League of Las Vegas, Operation School Bell, Dental Auxiliary, Council of Social Agencies, Junior Mesquite, Clark County Board of Domestic Violence, Junior Tennis Patrons, State Advisory Board on Children’s Nutritional Education, Block Grants, Consumer Advocate on the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy, Cotillion, PTA, Boy Scouts and Christmas Benefits all symbolize Betsy’s spirit as a volunteer for the community.
Betsy Rhodes exemplifies the motto of the school that bears her name. She is a shining example of how someone can “Soar to Success.”