Speaker Date Topic
No Meeting Aug 01, 2016
Club 100th Anniversary Party
Kim Toulouse- NDOW Aug 08, 2016
Wildlife Conditions in NV
Wildlife Conditions in NV

Kim Toulouse has worked for the Nevada Department of Wildlife for the last 30 years, working in or with each of the 7 agency Divisions except operations.  He is currently the Staff Conservation Educator, managing the education and volunteer programs on a statewide basis.

He attended Reno High School and earned a B.S. degree in Wildlife from the University of Nevada, was active duty USAF and served 10 years with Nevada Air National Guard.  He is a Licensed Private Pilot, enjoys fly fishing, hunting, wildlife and nature photography (photos have been published in NY Times, Associated Press and numerous publications and magazines) , and dog training for waterfowl.  He is married with two children; one in college and one in high school.

Richard Jay Aug 15, 2016

Richard Jay is an Investment Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors. Since 1994 Richard has helped clients address their financial concerns and develop sound strategies by focusing on each individual’s specific needs.

Richard began his career as a Financial Advisor with Prudential Securities in 1994 at the Reno office, where he developed his fundamental investment knowledge. In 2003 Prudential Securities merged with Wachovia Securities a predecessor firm of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC.  

Away from the office, Richard is very involved with youth organizations.  He served as President of Great Basin Youth Soccer League for 4 years while coaching a state champion boys’ soccer team.  Richard is on the Board for Nevada Youth Soccer Association as Commissioner.   In June of 2015 the City of Reno Mayor and City Council appointed Richard to the City of Reno Financial Advisory Board.  Richard is a member of Sparks Rotary Club, Past President of the University of Nevada Alumni Association College of Business, Chamber of Commerce and past member of the Boy Scouts of America.  He is active planning new flat fields for the youth of Northern Nevada. 

Richard leads the Business Council for SOSWashoe, a group of volunteer citizens working to convince voters to vote yes on WC-1.  

WC-1 is a Washoe County ballot question that provides a local solution to a local problem: a half-cent increase in sales tax to adequately fund the capital needs of Washoe County schools. With this money, we can build 15 new schools and make critically needed repairs to our existing older schools including fix leaking roofs and failing ventilation, and remove asbestos. Currently, there are schools in Washoe County that are more than 30 years old and are in significant need of repair.

Guy Clifton Aug 22, 2016
The Jack Dempsey in Reno Story
Bruce Breslow Aug 29, 2016
Governor's Office of Business
No Meeting Sep 05, 2016
Labor Day
John Sullivan Sep 19, 2016
District 5190 District Governor Visit
District 5190 District Governor Visit

While John was born in Maine, he grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles. John attended California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and received a degree in Social Science with an option in Economics.  After college, John served in the United States Army and attended the Defense Information School.  John was assigned to Army Headquarters in Vietnam. There John was the Assistant Editor and a Combat Correspondent for The Army Reporter, a weekly newspaper.  As part of this assignment, John worked at the Stars and Stripes printing plant in Tokyo supervising the production of his newspaper.  During his military service, John met Sandy, whom he married in 1970. 

After completing his military service, John was employed for nineteen years by a Fortune 100 company in a variety of management positions. During this time period, John returned to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and received his Masters of Business Administration degree.  Thereafter John attended Southwestern University of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate, cum laude.  During his last seven years with the Fortune 100 Company, John was an Associate Counsel and served as chair of a company-wide contracts committee. 


John joined his first Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of Placentia, in 2001 after being impressed by their wide-range of projects he learned about at a "Reverse Raffle" dinner. During his four plus years with the Placentia Club, John served as Club Secretary and participated in a home building project in Mexico.
When John and Sandy were getting ready to move to Pine Grove, CA he attended a make-up meeting at the Rotary Club of Jackson. Then DG Dave Bianchi was making his Club visit that night and discussed club activities. Impressed with these activities, John joined the Rotary Club of Jackson in 2005. John served as Club Secretary and during 2011-2012 was the Club President.

At the District level, John served as District Secretary for five years from 2009 to 2014 and has been a member of the District's training team. As part of the training team, he has been a trainer at District Assemblies, Rotary Leadership Institutes, and Grants Management Seminars. John also chaired the Technology Committee in 2013-2014 and chaired of the Grants Sub-committee  in 2014-2015.

John and Sandy are both Paul Harris Fellows and members of the Bequest Society and he is a member of the Paul Harris Society.


Picnic Sep 26, 2016
Nate Person Oct 03, 2016
Building His TrainerRoad Business
Building His TrainerRoad Business

Nate Pearson is the Co-Founder and CEO of TrainerRoad, a manufacturer of software dedicated to making cyclists faster. In just four years, they have grown their bootstrapped company from 3 employees to 50, generating half of their revenue internationally in over 100 countries. Nate is a graduate of the University of Nevada and worked as a web developer for IGT before starting TrainerRoad. He is an avid triathlete and cyclist, husband and father of two. His training is fueled by great coffee, BBQ and pie.



Maureen McKissick & Brianna Wolf Oct 10, 2016
Reimagine Reno
Reimagine Reno

Maureen McKissick is Reno’s Assistant to the City Management and a member of the City’s Executive Team. As part of the Team, Maureen oversees a wide variety of projects and programs, including the City’s federal legislative affairs and annual priority setting, downtown initiatives, and economic development projects. She is currently heading up the City of Reno’s Master Plan update (ReImagine Reno), the implementation of the Reno Accelerator Fund, the redevelopment of the ReTRAC covers in downtown Reno, and the City’s upcoming engagement with the Urban Land Institute.    

Maureen joined the City in early 2004 and since that time has worked on several highly challenging multi-year projects, including the construction and operation of the Community Assistance Center, a new $25-M campus of homeless services and public shelters; the administration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; the historic preservation of a wide variety of City facilities; and the implementation of Congressionally-funded special projects. In 2012, she secured a prestigious IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant for Reno, attracting national media and industrial attention to the Reno area.   

She received the AFP’s Cornerstone Award for Fundraising Professional of the Year in 2008 and the Soroptimists’ Making a Difference for Women Award in 2009 for her work on the Community Assistance Center. She frequently participates in grant-review panels for various regional entities and provides grants training for allied agencies and local non-profits. 

Prior to her time at the City, Maureen worked for a wide range of regional non-profit agencies. She has served on the boards of local non-profit agencies and volunteered for the Girl Scouts and the Washoe County School District. As a Nevadan by choice and the mother of four sixth-generation Nevadans, Maureen is passionate about preserving the quality of life that makes Reno the greatest Biggest Little City in the World.

Ronele Dotson Oct 17, 2016
Ignite Sparks
Dylan Gray Oct 24, 2016
Student, Veteran and Hero
Sandra La Nae Oct 31, 2016
Ghosts and Historic Paranormal
Ghosts and Historic Paranormal

Blessed at birth with the Gift to foresee the future, Sandie is an Intuitive Psychic who uses her own uniquely devised visionary reading method, Stones along with 117 different minerals for intuiting.  She aims to give positive and encouraging Readings of what a client’s future holds or to give suggestions on dealing with present day issues.  Sandie is also Spirit Sensitive which means she has the ability to see, hear and communicate with those who are deceased and can receive and send messages to and from the spiritual world.

As a lifelong Spirit Seer, Sandie has many years of experience dealing with ghosts and entities.  She is a member of the paranormal investigations group titled Thin Veil Investigators, established in 2005. This ghost hunting team has conducted investigations in private and public buildings, as well as exclusive locations.  Sandie is also a  ‘Remote Viewer’, meaning she is able to visualize places far away in detail.   La Nae works with law enforcement agents, as well as ghost hunting teams around the United States, remote viewing their investigations with amazing accuracy.

La Nae has also authored several books in the genre of what she terms, "Historic/Paranormal." The books describe the history of a particular building, and the paranormal findings she, and Thin Veil Investigators, have discovered.

Jerry Hall Nov 07, 2016
Maria Sheehan Nov 14, 2016
Panama Project Update
Mike Alger Nov 21, 2016
Being a Weatherman and the Stoves Project
TBD Nov 28, 2016
Sculpture Garden
No Meeting Dec 05, 2016
Holiday Party
Alan Olive Dec 12, 2016
NNMC Developments
TBD Dec 19, 2016
No Meeting Dec 26, 2016