Meeting Info
 
We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM       
Harrah's Reno 
219 N. Center St. 
Douglas Room, 3rd Floor
Reno, NV  89501
 
 

 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
Mardi Gras Update
     Wine. Beer. Spirits. Food. Fun. Dancing.
     Get it all at Reno Mardi Gras 2018 for $65.
     Early bird pricing only lasts until March 1!
     Get them while they last. http://tiny.cc/renomardigras18
 
 
Upcoming Programs
Harrah's V.P. and G.M. Lee Dillard
Feb 26, 2018
Business Update on Harrah's in Reno

Lee Dillard joined Harrah’s Reno as General Manager in August 2017, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to help guide the property as Reno experiences a true re-birth. 

Lee joined the company in May 2000 as the Assistant Director of Finance at Harrah’s Cherokee and was promoted to VP of Finance in March 2004.  During that time Lee led two casino expansions, improved service scores and helped achieved double digit growth in EBITDA. 

In May of 2005, Lee moved to Northwest Louisiana where he was the VP of Finance for Horseshoe Bossier City and Harrah’s Louisiana Downs.  During his 6 years in Bossier City, Lee held roles with respect to Casino Marketing and Operations for both properties where he gained a true understanding of the Horseshoe brand.  

In 2011, he re-located to Cleveland, OH to be GM of Thistledown and VP of Finance for the opening of Horseshoe Cleveland.  In October 2012, he moved to Tunica, MS to lead finance for the properties there.  While there, he was promoted to AGM in January 2014.  During his time in the Tunica market, the properties maintained the position of first in the market and exceeded goals in both financial and customer service results.  Lee currently serves as Chair of the state of MS Casino Association.

Lee and his wife Cyndi are active in the community with a passion for serving children’s hospitals.  Lee also has two daughters Jordan 22 and Natalie 19.   

Achievement Beyond Obstacles Students
Mar 05, 2018
Overcoming Adversity
High School Students Compete
Mar 12, 2018
Club Speech Contest
 
Projects Funded by Reno Rotary

Presented by the Reno Rotary Foundation and produced by the Rotary Club of Reno, Reno Mardi Gras is the club’s primary fundraiser. With the event’s proceeds and contributions from members, the club donated more than $193,000 between July 2016 through June 2017 to the following:

COMMUNITY SERVICE – DONATED MORE THAN $96,000

  • Reno Rotary Sculpture Park designed and built with City of Reno 
  • Lemelson STEM Academy reading programs, 5th graders at Grizzley Creek Ranch Camp via Sierra Nevada Journeys, Math contests via NNvMath, and more
  • Rotarians At Work Day
  • WCSD Science Fair and Role Model Summit
  • NV Fit for Education at UNR
  • Nevada Youth Empowerment Project for PIT Count for Homeless Youth
  • KNPB Young Writers Workshop
  • Community Service – Career Coaching, Bell Ringing for Salvation Army

VOCATIONAL SERVICE – DONATED MORE THAN $30,000

  • Vocational Scholarships (TMCC, UNR, others)
  • Teacher Recognition
  • Law Enforcement Recognition

YOUTH SERVICE - DONATED MORE THAN $24,000

  • Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
  • Music and Speech Contests
  • Middle School Program (REGL)
  • Achievement Beyond Obstacles (ABO)
  • Interact Clubs at Innovations & Reno High Schools
  • Rotaract Club for young adults (18 to 30)

GLOBAL SERVICE PROJECTS – DONATED MORE THAN $43,000

  • Panama Orphanage, to support abandoned and disabled children (Colon, Panama)
  • Neurosurgical operating instruments - Hotel Dieu (Beirut, Lebanon)
  • Clean water in Baja California and House building in Tijuana (Mexico)
  • Trained nurses in Nursing Education (Uganda)
  • Bought cows for a cow farm (Nepal)
  • Makang Thailand Scholarships - for girls to continue their education (Thailand)
  • RC Beirut Cosmopolitan School for the Deaf & Blind (Beirut, Lebanon)
  • Polio Plus, supporting efforts to eliminate Polio (worldwide)

 

 
Rotary's International Impact
While our Rotary club is active in our local community, here's a peek into the impact Rotary International has worldwide.
 
 
 
 
 
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