Speaker Date Topic
Fire Chief Charles Moore Jan 22, 2018
Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District
Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District

Charles Moore is the Fire Chief for Truckee Meadows Fire District in Washoe County.  Truckee Meadows Fire District serves the unincorporated portions of our region with 130 paid employees, 60 volunteers and 15 reserve firefighters. He has 39 years of experience in the fire service and 30 years of experience as a Fire Chief. He began his career in Colorado in 1979 as a volunteer in Colorado and became a career firefighter in 1980.  Chief Moore came to Nevada in March of 2012 when the Board of County Commissioners hired him to start up Truckee Meadows Fire as a standalone agency after the Commissioners negated the contract for services with the City of Reno. (Fire Divorce)

He has established Truckee Meadows Fire District as a high performance advanced life support agency that employs highly skilled paramedic firefighters in 11 career stations in a service model that is financially sustainable.

Chief Moore has managed fire departments through 3 significant recessions and managed the department through one of the most active wildfire seasons in the region’s history. 

Reno Aces/ AZ Diamonbacks Team Executives Jan 29, 2018
Hot Stove Luncheon

WHO: Arizona Diamondbacks Executive Vice President and General Manager Mike Hazen is going into his second season with the D-backs. Hazen joined the D-backs from the Boston Red Sox where he spent the previous 11 seasons, which included World Championships in 2007 and 2013. Mike Bell enters his 12th season with the D-backs, 26th in professional baseball and first as Vice President, Player Development. In his current role, Bell oversees and maintains relationships with the organization's affiliates, manages the coordinators and coaching staffs, and handles player acquisitions and transactions.

WHAT: The Rotary Club of Reno will host the fourth annual "Reno Aces Hot Stove Luncheon" on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at Harrah's Reno. A buffet-style lunch will be served before Aces radio broadcaster Ryan Radtke leads a baseball roundtable with the D-backs executives.

District Attorney Chris Hicks Feb 05, 2018
Overview and Update of Washoe County D.A Office
Overview and Update of Washoe County D.A Office

Washoe County District Attorney Christopher Hicks has devoted his professional career to achieving justice and promoting public safety.  Chris joined the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office in 2005 after having served the citizens of Carson City as a prosecutor from 2002 until 2005.  He served Washoe County as a Deputy District Attorney and Chief Deputy District Attorney until his successful election in 2014. 

During his tenure, Chris has successfully prosecuted thousands of cases including such notable cases as State of Nevada v. Chaz Higgs the murderer of Nevada’s elected State Controller Kathy Augustine, and State of Nevada v. James Michael Biela who abducted and murdered Brianna Denison and sexually assaulted two other University of Nevada students.

As District Attorney, Chris has outlined the office's priorities into four categories:  Victim Services, Public Safety, Public Outreach, and Increased Efficiencies.  As such, during his administration he has initiated several successful new victim services programs, created a Specialty Court Team, increased prosecutions against the worst offenders, and instituted new and modern outreach methods, just to name a few.

Chris serves on the Nevada Attorney General's Prosecutor Advisory Council and is the President-Elect for the Nevada District Attorney's Association.  He also serves on several other criminal justice boards and Nevada Supreme Court Appointed Committees.  He is active in the community volunteering as a Youth Mentor at the Maison T Ortiz Outdoor Youth Skills Camp, judging local high school mock trial competitions, and coaching youth soccer and basketball.

Chris was born and raised in Reno, Nevada.  He is a fifth generation northern Nevadan.  He attended the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and was a member of the inaugural graduating class of the Boyd School of Law in Las Vegas.  He is a loving father of a son and three daughters, and a devoted husband to his wife Nicole, a prosecutor who is the Director of Washoe County’s Child Advocacy Center. 

Christopher Hicks was sworn in as the 37th District Attorney in Washoe County on January 5th, 2015.

Ralph Whitten Feb 12, 2018
The Air We Breath and How To Make It Safe
The Air We Breath and How To Make It Safe

The air around us is filled with chemicals.  Some are good chemicals like the smell of baking bread and some are harmful like a natural gas leak or the formaldehyde coming from the cushions of our furniture.   Many people don’t know that the “clean” outside air in an average US city contains 70 chemicals, many of which cause illness.  Futhermore, the US Environmental Protection Agency has documented that the “clean” air in our homes is often five times worse than the outside air due to the chemicals that emanate from the materials in our homes.  Worldwide approximately 7M people die each year as a direct result of air pollution.  Until now, there has been no economically viable means of detecting hazardous chemicals. 

NevadaNano has solved this problem by developing a silicon chip that analyzes and identifies the chemicals in the air.  Using silicon allows the system to be inexpensive and suitable for use in our workplaces, offices, homes, cell phones and distributed across our cities as part of the Internet of Things.  Measurement of these chemicals allows the user to improve the air quality through filtration or remediation of the source of contamination thereby improving our health and safety.  

Ralph Whitten is President and co-founder of NevadaNano, based in Sparks, NV.  Ralph is a veteran of the semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley, with previous experience with four innovative start-up companies, specializing in the field of MEMS – MicroElectrical Mechanical Systems that have enabled devices like miniature microphones in cell phones, air bag sensors in our cars and position sensors in the Wii games.   He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  He has two grown children and lives in Reno with his high school sweetheart and wife of 37 years.   

No Meeting Feb 19, 2018
President's Day Holiday
Harrah's V.P. and G.M. Lee Dillard Feb 26, 2018
Business Update on Harrah's in Reno
Achievement Beyond Obstacles Students Mar 05, 2018
Overcoming Adversity
High School Students Compete Mar 12, 2018
Club Speech Contest
Katie Morales Mar 19, 2018
Children in Transition
No Meeting Mar 26, 2018
Mardi Gras Fundraiser
Alan Olive- CEO Northern Nevada Medical Center Apr 02, 2018
Healthcare Currents
Professor Debra Moddelmog UNR Apr 09, 2018
Education and Liberal Arts
Mridul Gautam V.P. of Research & Innovation UNR Apr 16, 2018
Danyelle Musselman Apr 30, 2018
Business Owner and Wife of Coach Musselman
Robert Kamugisha May 07, 2018
Masters in Nursing Science Scholar
Ed Friedrichs May 14, 2018
West 2nd Street Project and Downtown Development

Ed Friedrichs completed his undergraduate degree in pre-architecture at Stanford University in 1965 and received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968.  He joined Gensler in San Francisco in 1969 (at that time with 20 people; now the largest and most respected architecture, design and planning firm in the world), opening the firm’s Los Angeles office in 1976. In 1995 he was appointed President and, in 2000, Chief Executive Officer of the firm, leading its development as one of the most successful and influential design firms in the world, growing the firm from 7 offices in 8 cities, primarily in the US, to 25 offices and 2,400 people around the world when he retired from Gensler in 2003.  Two of his protégés, Andy Cohen and Diane Hoskins, lead the firm today, growing it to 44 offices and over 3,500 people in all parts of the world.

Ed completed a book on leading a Creative enterprise titled Long-Cycle Strategies for a Short-cycle World in 2004 and formed Friedrichs Group to work with architectural and engineering firms to guide them based on his experiences in leading Gensler.

Since moving to Reno in late 2014, he is working as a development partner on the West 2nd District, led by the Don J Clark Group (www.west2nddistrict.com).

He is a co-chair of the Reno Streetcar Coalition, which is providing leadership to construct a streetcar line connecting the University of Nevada Reno with downtown, mid-town and the convention center along Virginia Street. 

Ed is also a member of the Northern Nevada Network.

No Meeting May 21, 2018
District Conference Week
No Meeting May 28, 2018
Memorial Day Holiday
Mike Higdon Jun 25, 2018
Reno 365 Photography Project