Speaker Date Topic
Club Mtg: Sarah Toney - Music Therapy Aug 03, 2015
Note-Able Music Therapy
Note-Able Music Therapy

Sarah Toney joined Note-Able Music Therapy Services (NMTS) as the Development Director in May 2014. Sarah holds degrees in molecular and cell Biology, a master's degree in business, and she recently earned her certification in Integral Coaching. After working as a research scientist and later in marketing and business development in the biotechnology and robotics sectors, she launched her own café and catering company and was acknowledged as one of Reno’s top entrepreneurs by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (Reno) in 2012. After ten years of entrepreneurship, she successfully sold her company to explore new opportunities in community development and music. She brings a focus in marketing and strategic planning to help NMTS sustainably grow its impact in the community. In addition, she’s been a musician for the past 25 years, singing with many local classical groups including the UNR Symphonic Choir, the Philharmonic Chorus and The Reno Baroque Ensemble.

The Note-Able group will perform for our Club- Don’t miss it!  “Music is the difference”

Club Mtg: Dark Aug 10, 2015
RI President Ravi Visits Reno August 14th
Club Mtg: Congressman Mark Amodei Wash. DC Update Aug 17, 2015
What's new in Washington, DC
What's new in Washington, DC

Mark Amodei was elected to the 112th Congress on September 13, 2011. He is a graduate of Carson High School, the University of Nevada and the McGeorge School of Law.  His is a former Captain in the U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General Corps, 1983- 1987, President of Nevada Mining Association 2007-2008, and is a practicing lawyer sole practitioner 2009-Present.  He served in the Nevada State Assembly from 1996-1998 and the Nevada State Senate from 1998-2010.

Club Mtg: Dean Thomas Schwenk-UNR School of Med. Aug 24, 2015
UNR School of Medicine

Dr. Tom Schwenk has served as dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, vice-president of the University of Nevada, Reno, Division of Health Sciences and professor of family medicine since July, 2011.  As School of Medicine dean, he has focused on restructuring the school to enhance the health and health care of all Nevadans. He now is leading a recommitment to build the school’s Reno campus to a full four-year medical school enterprise, a growth initiative made possible by the enhanced funding recently provided by the Nevada Legislature.

Dr. Schwenk received his B.S. in chemical engineering and M.D. from the University of Michigan and trained in family medicine at the University of Utah.  He practiced for several years in Park City, Utah, before returning to the University of Michigan where he served as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine from 1986 to 2011.  Dr. Schwenk is board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine and was elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2002.  He is a frequent reviewer and editor of medical journals and presenter at national conferences.

Club Mtg: Mridul Gautam-UNR Innovation Center Aug 31, 2015
UNR Innovation Center
UNR Innovation Center

Dr. Mridul Gautam serves as the vice president for research and innovation and a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is an internationally recognized expert in the area of heavy-duty mobile source exhaust emissions, aerosol sampling, and particulate matter measurement, characterization, and control. 

As a member of the President's Council, Dr. Gautam advises on major policy issues affecting the University and serves as the Institutional Official.  He provides leadership for articulating and implementing a shared vision for research and addresses state and national issues of compelling interest to the research community. His office strives to support world-class research and discovery, innovation and commercialization. Furthermore, it provides faculty, students and staff with the highest quality of administrative services and a competitive infrastructure that will enable faculty to excel in their research, scholarly and artistic endeavors. The office is focused on building interdisciplinary collaborations, serving University faculty in their career development, and facilitating connections with industry. Dr. Gautam oversees the support organizations that assist University researchers both in obtaining and managing funding and in conducting research with integrity in a safe and healthy environment. The office is committed to creating an innovative ecosystem in the region and providing conditions that foster entrepreneurship and enhance economic development. Dr. Gautam strives to create an environment that will afford faculty to have career, personal and life balances.

He serves on several national and state advisory committees and on several boards of directors. Dr. Gautam received his doctorate in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University in 1989 and his master’s in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1984.

Club Mtg: Dark - Labor Day Sep 07, 2015
No meeting (Labor Day)
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Sep 14, 2015
Club Mtg: Dark (Barbecue) Sep 21, 2015
No Meeting
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Sep 28, 2015
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Oct 05, 2015
Club Mtg: Jim Rogers-Undercover Boss Oct 12, 2015
"Undercover Boss" Tells All
"Undercover Boss" Tells All

Jim Rogers’ career in the hospitality industry started nearly 40 years ago when, as a new graduate from the University of California-Berkeley, he came to Kampgrounds of America, Inc., as a management trainee in 1972.

In 1974, Rogers pursued additional training in finance and accounting and earned an MBA from UCLA in 1976. KOA sponsored his master thesis on corporate family vacation centers. In 1978, Rogers went to work for Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. At Harrah’s he served as senior financial analyst, the Vice President of Marketing in Atlantic City on the Harrah’s / Donald Trump development team, Vice President of Marketing for Northern Nevada, and in 1994 was named senior vice president and general manager of Harrah’s Reno.  He received Harrah's Corporate Management Excellence Award in 1994.

Rogers took a few years away from Harrah’s to pursue entrepreneurial interests and became CEO of Curtis + Rogers, Inc., a full-service advertising agency in Nevada, serving clients in the gaming, hospitality, medical and education sectors.

Rogers returned to KOA in January 2000 to become the president and chief executive officer of the company, which with nearly 475 campgrounds is the largest network of franchised family campgrounds in the world.  Rogers currently focuses on strategic partnerships and corporate growth as KOA’s chairman and chief executive officer. KOA was founded in Billings, Montana in 1962, offers more than 55,000 recreational vehicle, tent and Kamping Kabin sites in the U.S. and Canada, and hosts nearly 14 million guest nights each year.

Rogers and his three sons, Ben, Judd and Tyler, have all achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. In fact, there are 10 Eagle Scouts in two generations of the Rogers family. Rogers served as the President for the Western Region of the Boy Scouts of America from 2008-2010. Upon nomination by the Nevada Area Council, he received the Distinguished Eagle Award on Feb. 9, 2002. In 2010, Rogers was awarded the Western Region’s prestigious Silver Antelope Award. Rogers is currently President of the Nevada Area Council.

In January 2013, Rogers was featured in an episode of the award-winning CBS reality show “Undercover Boss.” The one-hour episode featured Rogers going “undercover” on four different KOA properties. Rogers interacted with employees and KOA owners using the fictional persona of Tim Bickford, an out-of-work accountant from San Francisco who was competing for an investor’s support of his new campground business.

The KOA “Undercover Boss” episode on CBS garnered the second-highest ratings of the show’s fourth season, finishing just behind the season’s premiere episode. The show also had a huge impact on Kampgrounds of America, attracting several potential new campgrounds to the KOA system, and exposing KOA to more than 9 million television viewers and potential campers.

Jim and his wife, Sandy, live in Reno, Nevada, but he continues to spend time both at the KOA Home Office in Billings, Montana, and on the road as a spokesperson for both KOA and the outdoors sector.

Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Oct 19, 2015
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Oct 26, 2015
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Nov 02, 2015
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Nov 09, 2015
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Nov 16, 2015
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Nov 23, 2015
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Nov 30, 2015
Club Mtg: Dark Dec 07, 2015
Christmas Party at Harrahs
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Dec 14, 2015
Club Mtg: Dark Dec 21, 2015
Club Mtg: Dark Dec 28, 2015
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Jan 04, 2016
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Jan 11, 2016
Club Mtg: Dark (MLK Day) Jan 18, 2016
Club Mtg: Speaker TBD Jan 25, 2016


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