Speaker Date Topic
No Meeting Feb 08, 2016
Mardi Gras Food and Wine Tasting Feb. 9th
No Meeting Feb 15, 2016
President's Day
Maria Sheehan and Charlie Dodson Feb 22, 2016
Panama Project Recap
Panama Project Recap

Our Reno Rotary Club and Rotarians and friends from two other Nevada clubs, Reno Central and Rotary Elko as well as the Rotary Club of Susanville Sunrise in California, recently returned from a trip to Panama to help with an orphanage renovation project.   

The founders of the project, an American couple, moved to Panamá to dedicate their lives to providing a safe and nurturing setting for the “least of the least” as the founders call them.  Casa Providencia when it opens will house severely disabled orphans while providing them with the therapy needed to thrive to the greatest extent possible.

The program will include an update on the Global Grant now under review by Rotary International as well as a view of the country of Panama and the orphanage renovation project.

Mark Curtis Feb 29, 2016
Author of Reno: A Fabled City Finds its Soul
Author of Reno:  A Fabled City Finds its Soul
Jim Marren Mar 07, 2016
Quality of Life and the Psychology of Aging and How Men and Women Retire Differently
Quality of Life and the Psychology of Aging and How Men and Women Retire Differently

Prior to pursuing his career as a financial advisor, Jim taught high school English and served as an assistant football coach in Las Vegas. This experience taught him that listening is as important as the ability to teach. Jim graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education in 1998 and established Reno Wealth Advisors, an independent firm aligned with Raymond James in Reno, Nevada in 2012

This presentation was developed with research from the MIT Agelab.  The MIT AgeLab blends innovation with technology to improve quality of life throughout expanding life spans. Founder Dr. Joseph Coughlin has assembled a team of researchers, business partners, universities, and members of the aging community to develop innovations that touch nearly all aspects of how we will live, work and play tomorrow including insights into healthcare, retail, automotive and financial services companies.


Robert C. Enlow Mar 14, 2016
Education Savings Accounts: Milton Friedman's Vision for School Choice in Nevada
Education Savings Accounts: Milton Friedman's Vision for School Choice in Nevada

Robert C. Enlow is the President and CEO of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the school choice legacy foundation of Milton and Rose D. Friedman. Robert has been an integral part of the Foundation since its founding in 1996, previously serving as fundraiser, projects coordinator, vice president, and executive director prior to being named president and CEO in 2009.

Under his leadership, the Foundation has become one of the nation’s most respected and successful advocates for school choice, working in dozens of states to advance its founders’ vision by disseminating research, sponsoring seminars, undertaking advertising campaigns, organizing community leaders, and providing grants.

Robert is the co-editor of “Liberty and Learning: Milton Friedman’s Voucher Idea at Fifty,” author of “Grading Vouchers: Ranking America’s School Choice Programs,” and co-author of “School Choice: A Reform that Works” and a chapter in “An Education Agenda: Let Parents Choose Their Children’s School.” His opinions have appeared in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Arizona Republic, National Review, and USA Today.

Elam Kott Mar 21, 2016
The Challenges Facing Israel in a Vibrant Reality
The Challenges Facing Israel in a Vibrant Reality

Elam Kott was appointed by the Governor to be Nevada's business liaison to Israel to insure that the agreements arrived at between Israel and Nevada would be implemented.. He was Commander of the Israeli army for 25 years and then in charge of Public Relations between the Israeli government and other nations.  He is owner and CEO of Isra-Connext, a unique company in Israel, providing special consulting and strategic plans for NGO and Municipalities in Israel and is a 7th generation Israeli and lives near Tel Aviv. He has been Vice President of the United States- Israeli Education foundation based in New York and has organized several high level conventions and conferences giving members of the U.S. Young Jewish leadership the opportunity to visit Israel for the first time.  Elam has close ties with the government as well as major leading organizations in Israel.  You only need to listen to him for 5 minutes to be fascinated with his place in history.  He is extremely knowledgeable in world politics and will be speaking on a very timely topic.

Dr. Kyle Yamamoto Mar 28, 2016
How to Look Younger Over Your Lunch Break

Dr. Kyle Yamamoto has devoted his career to plastic surgery specific to the face. His extensive training has led him to become the first full-time, fellowship trained, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Northern Nevada. He is an expert in the complex and intricate structures of the face, and offers a wide range of both surgical and non-surgical skills to rejuvenate, reshape, and repair. He is innovative in his approach to patient care and uses the latest technology to procure the best results.

Dr. Yamamoto grew up in Reno and attended Reno High School. He then became one of the few students to represent Nevada at Dartmouth College and graduated with a dual degree in Chemistry and Economics. Returning to Nevada, Dr. Yamamoto obtained his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the State University of New York-Buffalo and then was one of only 42 surgeons worldwide selected to gain further subspecialty training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He completed his fellowship at the prestigious Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Yamamoto was trained extensively by Louis DeJoseph, MD, one of the top facial filler injectors in the world. Dr. Yamamoto is an expert in short recovery time mini-facelifts, rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and brow lifts. He also specializes in all areas of the face including the eyelid, ear, chin, and neck.

Club Speech Contest Apr 04, 2016
High School Students Compete for Prize Money
Dr. Anthony Slonim Apr 11, 2016
Renown Health
Traci Davis Apr 18, 2016
WCSD Superintendent
WCSD Superintendent

Traci Davis is the Superintendent of the Washoe County School District, the second largest school district in Nevada serving over 63,000 students.  The Superintendent, as Chief Executive Officer, oversees the day-to-day activities of the District.  Ms. Davis provides support to the School Board and the Washoe County School District by managing the Strategic Plan in accordance with established goals. 

Superintendent Davis served as deputy superintendent of WCSD from September, 2012 to October, 2014, when she was named interim superintendent.  As interim superintendent, she continued to foster stronger relationships with the community and within the District, while maintaining an intense focus on improving academic performance and graduation rates and narrowing achievement gaps among student populations.  She provided a strong and supportive presence in Carson City as lawmakers debated and ultimately passed historic legislation in support of schools during the 2015 Legislative session. 

As a native Nevadan, Ms. Davis is committed to closing all achievement gaps for students in Washoe County School District.  Her motto is simple, “Achievement is not a place, it is a belief!”  Her strong belief is that we should have high academic expectations for all students so that by graduation they will be college or career ready.

Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Apr 25, 2016
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD May 02, 2016
No Meeting May 09, 2016
District Conference Week
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD May 16, 2016
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD May 23, 2016
Club Mtg: Dark (Memorial Day) May 30, 2016
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Jun 06, 2016
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Jun 13, 2016
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Jun 20, 2016
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Jun 27, 2016

Rotary Club Of  Reno

                    Club 567     District 5190     P.O. Box 1750  Reno, NV 89505     Email: info@renorotaryclub.org