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Paul Netzel Nov 30, 2015
The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation

A member of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles #5, Paul A. Netzel has served as president of the fifth club chartered in Rotary and as District 5280 Governor in 1997-98. Paul served as director of Rotary International 2007-09, as Chair of the RI Executive Committee 2008-09, is currently a trustee of The Rotary Foundation (2014-18), Vice Chair of The Rotary Foundation and Chair of TRF Fund Development Committee.  Paul has recently been elected to serve as Chair of The Rotary Foundation 2017-18.

Paul is founder and chair of NETZEL GRIGSBY ASSOCIATES INC., a leading management consulting firm specializing in work with nonprofit organizations and institutions throughout the western USA. He and his company received the “Entrepreneurial Spirit Award” by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce for being an “outstanding example of the entrepreneurial spirit of our region.” Paul served as Mayor and city council member of Culver City, CA and President of Culver City's Board of Education during the 1970s-1980s. He has held leadership positions on numerous local and national professional societies and not for-profit boards, including AFP, the Boy Scouts, Goodwill Industries, United Way, YMCA, and the advisory boards of Habitat for Humanity and the Auto Club of Southern California. 

A Rotarian since 1968 with 47+ years of perfect attendance, Paul has held numerous Rotary leadership roles. In addition to those noted above, Netzel has served as International Assembly moderator and chair, RI training leader, zone institute chair and convener, delegate to three Rotary Councils on Legislation, task force zone coordinator and as chair of numerous Rotary committees.  Netzel has received The Rotary Foundation's Citation for Meritorious Service. Both Paul and his wife, Diane, are charter members of the Arch Klumph Society, Major Donors, and Paul Harris Society.

No Meeting Dec 07, 2015
Christmas Party at Harrahs
Jerry Hall Dec 14, 2015
Uganda Nursing School Bwindi
Uganda Nursing School Bwindi

The Rotary Club of Reno developed a global grant project to assist in the creation of a new nursing school in Southwest Uganda.  The school is affiliated with Bwindi Community Hospital, located near the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and Uganda Christian University in Kampala.

Reno Rotary’s involvement focused on acquiring and installing all furnishings and equipment necessary for the operation of the school.  Approximately $250,000 has been invested and/or committed to the school and the project is nearing completion.  This presentation will review the highlights of the project, a few of the important changes that were made to the original grant concept and the financial status of the grant.

Many individuals within the Rotary Club of Reno contributed directly to the project and should take great pride in this accomplishment. The school is a shining example of the good Rotarians can accomplish when working together.  More importantly, the project demonstrates the difference a project like this can make in the lives of people in an impoverished land.

Jerry has been a member of the Rotary Club of Reno since 1977, served as president in 1987-88 and District 5190 Governor in 1993-94.   Jerry served as Rotary International Director (2005-07) and Vice President (2006-07).

No Meeting Dec 21, 2015
No Meeting Dec 28, 2015
Asma Aimal Jan 04, 2016
Life of an Afgan Woman
Life of an Afgan Woman

Asma was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan. As an Afghan woman, earning a high school diploma was a big step for her. Despite her success in high school Asma was not encouraged to pursue a higher education.   It is a cultural norm in Afghanistan for Afghan girls to be married by the age of 16 and they are expected to stay at home.  Asma never stopped dreaming about pursuing a university education. Asma was introduced to Kay Dunham through Aimal in 2013 by using Skype and email. They soon became friends and Kay offered Asma an opportunity to come to the U.S to pursue her dream of a university education. After five tries, Asma was finally granted a student visa (1 of 2 women and 7 total students who were issued U.S. visas in 2014 for the entire country of Afghanistan). Asma arrived to the U.S.  December, 2014. Asma is currently studying at the University of Nevada where she is pursuing her degree in Political Science.  Asma also has a strong interest in a nursing career with the goal of returning to her country one day.  She is passionate about helping improve the lives of Afghan women who have been affected by war and oppression.  Asma believes education is the pathway to equality for all women so they may understand their rights and help in the rebuilding of their country. 

Caleb Cage Jan 11, 2016
Homeland Security
No Meeting Jan 18, 2016
Traci Davis Jan 25, 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.

Mark Curtis Feb 01, 2016
Author of Reno: A Fabled City Finds Its Soul
No Meeting Feb 08, 2016
Mardi Gras Food and Wine Tasting Feb. 9th
No Meeting Feb 15, 2016
President's Day
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Rotary Club Of  Reno

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