June 2 - Final planning for 2020 Crab Feed/Crab Free

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The meeting for June 2 will be on ZOOM.  Members will receive a Zoom invitation.
 
Traditionally, the week before our annual fundraiser, the committee updates the club on the progress, and asks for volunteers for the final activities. The "21st Annual Reno Crab Feed - Crab Free" committee will be a panel and want your questions!  This year is definitely a new experience for us all, and we are excited to do something bold.  If you are not participating yet, this is the time to step on up!  Members, there is still much to do!!
 
The past twenty years of the Reno Crab Feed presented by Reno Central Rotary have been in-person events, with crab, and other delicious food, plus yummy beverages, Hawaiian shirts, and music.  This year, not only we have transitioned to on-line club meetings, but our committee has looked to technology for help.  It's all new for most of us, different, and maybe a little scary.  But the technology is available, and we are learning.  It's an exciting time for those who are willing to see a challenge as a positive thing. Isn't that what we tell the kids?  Try something new!  We, too, have opportunities for growth, creativity, and we get to remember the nervousness of a new job.  If you're still reading, maybe you agree that we are still "Crabby For A Cause!!!", even if it does not involve real crab this year.
 
Our club, Reno Central Rotary, has a BIG fundraiser, in one week!  Our membership seems to step up when the need is greatest for our community, youth, the world, and our fellow Rotarians.  If you are not doing something yet for our fundraiser, now is a great time to step up!  
Thank you!!!
 
 
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May 26: Teresa Walkerley - Get Confidence Now

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The meeting for May 19 will be on ZOOM.  Members will receive a Zoom invitation.
 
Our guest speaker is Teresa Walkerley, who will be speaking to us about "Get Confidence Now".  This is a timely topic while we are living with change and new challenges.  
 
Members are asked to participate by having a blank index card, or blank business card, and pen, ready to use during her talk!
You can prepare your card as follows:
On one side write in bold letters: "The Situation"
On the other side, write in bold letters: "The Solution"
 
Teresa is a Self-Confidence Coach, and Proctor Gallagher Consultant.
"As your self-confidence coach I live by concepts and ideas from many amazing people, including Earl Nightingale. I am here to talk with you about 3 principles based on Earl Nightingale’s material of how you can have the right kind of attitude. With so much going on, now is the perfect time to have the right kind of attitude." - Teresa Walkerley
 
Click the link below to get a preview of Teresa:
 
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May 19: Rotary Youth Exchange "My Year"

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The meeting for May 19 will be on ZOOM.  Members will receive a Zoom invitation.
 
First, our inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student will be saying "Goodbye" soon.  She will share with us some highlights of her past year's experience.
 
Second, our "21st Annual Reno Crab Feed - Crab Free" committee will be talking with us about the plans.  It is shaping up to be something truly special!!! Members, there is still much to do.  Volunteers are always welcome!
      
Due to precautions over the Corona Virus Pandemic, all May and June 2020 meetings will be held on-line.  Members will receive an invitation.  Members who wish to invite guests are asked to inform Carol Stiving, so that an invitation can be sent.
 
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May 12: Rich Rose - Secret Witness of Northern Nevada

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The meeting for May 12 will be on ZOOM.  Members will receive a Zoom invitation.
 
Our guest speaker is fellow Rotarian Rich Rose.  Too often in the past, vital information on crimes failed to reach the police because the people who held it feared retaliation or did not want to testify in court. Secret Witness was created to provide an avenue for community members to provide information on a crime, while remaining anonymous.
Rich has been a very active member of the great Reno area commerce, joining 7-Eleven and becoming a franchisee, served on several Advisory Boards for 7-Eleven, and the Presidents Leadership Council.  He is a founding member of several organizations, including Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, and UNR’s Pack Paws.  He is a charter member of both Secret Witness and the Rotary Club of Reno Central, and also served as President to each.  Rich is married to Linda, the proud parents of three, and grandparents of three.                  
 
Due to precautions over the Corona Virus Pandemic, all April and May 2020 meetings will be held on-line.  Members will receive an invitation.  Members who wish to invite guests are asked to inform Carol Stiving, so that an invitation can be sent.
 
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May 5: Doug Roberts, Reno Industrial Market

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The meeting for May 5 will be on ZOOM.  Members will receive a Zoom invitation.
 
Our guest speaker is Doug Roberts, Partner at Panattoni Development Company, Inc.  His talk will be about logistics and industrial development during the COVID-19 pandemic.  He will also discuss how the Reno industrial market in particular area will be effected by a shift in buying trends by consumers.  Reno has the distinction in the US of having the highest per capita industrial base per square foot per person.
 
Doug Roberts is currently the Partner for the states of Nevada and Arizona. As an equity partner, he is responsible for all aspects of the development of office, industrial and retail projects as well as the supervision of staff personnel in two offices within the region.  Doug brings nearly 30 years of knowledge and experience to Panattoni Development Company. His expertise is in overseeing development managers, during preliminary and ongoing stages of the budget and throughout the construction process.  Over his career, Doug has been involved in over 28,000,000 square feet of office and industrial development.
 
Due to precautions over the Corona Virus Pandemic, all April and May 2020 meetings will be held on-line.  Members will receive an invitation.  Members who wish to invite guests are asked to inform Carol Stiving, so that an invitation can be sent.
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April 28: On-line Meeting

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The meeting for April 28 will be on ZOOM.  Members will receive a Zoom invitation.
 
Our guest speaker is Laura Thorwarth, Regional Outreach Coordinator, Nevada Census 2020. Laura will talk about the importance of the census.
Laura can speak to leaders of organizations or different divisions about being “Trusted Messengers” about the importance of the census. 
 
One of the ways she has been working with some organizations is to empower them to set up a station, or booth, with technology available to patients/participants to fill out the census. She can provide training to trusted messengers about guiding people through the census. There is always a need for help to fill in the gaps in those hard-to-count communities.  Laura has Nevada-centric marketing materials that she can share with anyone who wants it.
 
Laura has traveled a lot, but Home still means Nevada, for her. 


 
 
Due to precautions over the Corona Virus Pandemic, all April and May 2020 meetings will be held on-line.  Members will receive an invitation.  Members who wish to invite guests are asked to inform Carol Stiving, so that an invitation can be sent.
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April 21: On-line Meeting

The meeting for April 21 will be on ZOOM.  Members will receive a Zoom invitation.
 
Prepare to be delighted with spectacular astronomical photographs taken by Oliver Grosz, our President Elect!  When we look up at the night sky, there is so much that we cannot see with the naked eye.  These photos will be best viewed on a laptop or tablet or iPad. 
 
 
 
Due to precautions over the Corona Virus Pandemic, all April and May 2020 meetings will be held on-line.  Members will receive an invitation.  Members who wish to invite guests are asked to inform Carol Stiving, so that an invitation can be sent.

 

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April 14: On-line Meeting

The meeting for April 14 will be on ZOOM.  Members will receive a Zoom invitation.
 
Due to precautions over the Corona Virus Pandemic, all April 2020 meetings will be held on-line.  Members will receive an invitation.  Members who wish to invite a guest are asked to inform Carol Stiving, so that an invitation can be sent.
 
Regretfully, Reno Central's 2020 Crab Feed has been canceled. The health of our members and guests is our paramount consideration, and we wish everyone safety and good health in these difficult times. 

 

 

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April 7: On-line Meeting

Due to concerns over the Corona Virus Pandemic, the meeting for April 7 will be on ZOOM.

Regretfully, Reno Central's 2020 Crab Feed has also been canceled. The health of our members and guests is our paramount consideration, and we wish everyone safety and good health in these difficult times. 

 

 

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March 31: Meeting Canceled

Due to concerns over the Corona Virus Pandemic, the Reno Central Board has canceled the March 31Meeting.

Regretfully, Reno Central's 2020 Crab Feed has also been canceled. The health of our members and guests is our paramount consideration, and we wish everyone safety and good health in these difficult times. 

 

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March 31: Meeting Canceled

Due to concerns over the Corona Virus Pandemic, the Reno Central Board has canceled the March 24 and March 31 Meetings.

Regretfully, Reno Central's 2020 Crab Feed has also been canceled. The health of our members and guests is our paramount consideration, and we wish everyone safety and good health in these difficult times. 

 

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March 17: Meeting Canceled

Due to concerns over the Corona Virus Pandemic, the Reno Central Board has cancelled the  March 17 Meeting.

Regretfully, Reno Central's 2020 Crab Feed has also been cancelled. The health of our members and guests is our paramount consideration, and we wish everyone safety and good health in these difficult times. 

 

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March 10: The Brewer's Cabinet

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Our meeting on March 10 will be dinner at The Brewer's Cabinet.  Our speaker will be the Headbrewer!  Making beer is as fascinating as it is fun to drink. And we get to drink it too! We will also have some special member recognitions!

Spouses and friends are very welcome to this special evening a the Brewer's Cabinet.  This will be one of the few meetings at which we can drink beer!  The program will be a Brewmaster, and there will be some special member recognitions too!!
 

Cost is $25 per person for a dinner buffet.  

Schedule:

5:00PM Doors open

5:30PM-7:15PM Buffet dinner and meeting

7:15-9:00 Socialize or move to the bar

See you there!!

 
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March 3: Rotary Club Level Music Contest

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Come on out and listen as the students compete in the Rotary Music Contest. This is the club level for these talented students. This is always a good meeting. Let's support our student musicians!
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Feb 25:  Rotary Club Level Speech Contest 2020-02-25 08:00:00Z 0


Feb. 11: Nadia Noel, Radon - What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You

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Nadia Noel is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, as well as a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. She has been the education coordinator for the Nevada Radon Education Program (NREP) for three years. Nadia teaches Nevadans about the health risk of radon, detecting it, and the process of reducing an elevated level of the gas. Nadia Noel is also a certified Radon Measurement Specialist. When not addressing radon issues, Nadia enjoys hanging out with her friends’ children, volunteering, listening to audiobooks, and planning events. She was born and raised in Las Vegas, and has lived in Reno for the past 13 years.
Feb. 11: Nadia Noel, Radon - What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You 2020-02-11 08:00:00Z 0

Feb. 4: Tosca Keppler, Rotary Global Grant Scholar

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We will meet Tosca Keppler, a Rotary Global Grant Scholar.  Tosca was born and raised in South Africa and relocated to Reno during her High School years.  She gained her Masters in Health Promotion at the National University of Ireland in Galway as the 2017/2018 Rotary Global Grant Scholarship Recipient, sponsored by Rotary Club of Reno, District 5190. She is licensed in Dietetics, Health Education and Yoga. Her passions have guided her studies and are rooted in enabling people, from all walks of life, to have autonomy over their mental, physical and spiritual health.
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Jan 28: Ty Cobb - How Should the United States Respond to the Middle East Crisis?

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Ty served on President Reagan's National Security Council staff from 1983-89, first as Director of Soviet, European and Canadian Affairs, and later as Special Assistant to the President for global issues. A native of Reno, he was commissioned into the Army from UNR and spent 26 years on active duty, including two tours in Viet Nam, three years in Italy, and two in Germany.
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Jan. 21: 21st Crab Feed - Planning

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All hands ON DECK for a planning session for the 21st Annual Reno Crab Feed and Beach Party!!!

This is our club's big fundraiser!  We need every member to help make this year's event another success story.  If you are on a committee, or unsure of which committee to join, be sure to attend this meeting, and support your club's work that helps others.

Chair:  Greg Raleigh

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Jan. 14: Rotary Youth Exchange Presentation

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Giovanna, Reno Central Rotary’s inbound exchange student from Limeira, Brazil, will be giving her “Presentation to her Host Club”.  We will hear about her home and her experiences since arriving stateside.
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Jan. 7, 2020: Garrett Barmore

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Happy New Year!
 
The guest speaker for our first meeting of 2020 will be Garrett Barmore, the curator of the Keck Minerals and Mineral Engineering Museum  at the Mackay School of Mines at UNR.  He will talk about the museum, the origins of the Mackay School, and its ties to the Comstock Lode. 
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Dec.17: Q2 Club Assembly

Reno Central Rotary - Club Assembly for Q2:

- Election for important 2020-2021 leadership positions.

- Report on club progress to goals.

- Fellowship

Attendance by all members is highly encouraged and appreciated!

Dec.17: Q2 Club Assembly 2019-12-17 08:00:00Z 0
Dec. 3, 2019 Program: Hug High School Jazz Choir 2019-12-03 08:00:00Z 0

Nov. 26: Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon at California Bldg., Idlewild Park

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  The Club’s lunch program for November 26 is the Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon at the historic California Building in Idlewild Park.  Reno Central Rotarians are honored to host this free event for local seniors, with the tremendous support of the Peppermill Casino Spa Reno, the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology (AACT), and the City of Reno Parks and Recreation.  The Interact Club of Wooster High School is providing goody bags for our seniors.
 
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Nov. 19, 2019: Kat Miller - Northern Nevada State Veterans Home

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Veterans Day Program 
Come hear about—and tour—the new Northern Nevada State Veterans Home. Recently opened, this 96-bed skilled nursing facility was created for veterans and their spouses who need 24-hour skilled nursing services. Its cutting-edge technologies and breathtaking architectural design make it a model for nursing care throughout the Nation. Kat Miller, Director of the Nevada Department of Veterans Services, will explain the services provided by the home, eligibility for residency, and opportunities for community involvement.
Nov. 19, 2019: Kat Miller - Northern Nevada State Veterans Home 2019-11-19 08:00:00Z 0

February 18: Regina Lockwood - Vocational Talks

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We will get to know more about our new and existing members and what they do and why! 
Do you want to know more than the first name of your fellow club members?  Regina Lockwood is a skilled interviewer!  We are sure to learn interesting and fun things about a few of our fellow Rotarians.
 
Regina Lockwood is a residential realtor who moved to Reno in 1988 after growing up in California and working previously in Medford Oregon. She originally came to town as a news reporter for Channel 4 and planed  to stay only a year or two. However,  she fell in love with the community and has been here for 31 years. After leaving the news business, Regina worked in broadcast advertising sales, selling commercials on KOH radio for a number of years. She went on to positions with the Chamber of Commerce and the American Heart Association before settling on real estate as her final occupation. Regina works for for Ferrari Lund real estate and volunteers as an ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce. She is also an active member of her church, Grace Church. Regina has been involved with Rotary for a number of years and is currently the club’s vocational services chair.
February 18: Regina Lockwood - Vocational Talks 2019-11-12 08:00:00Z 0
Nov. 5, 2019: Holly Walton-Buchanan, Historic Ranches of the Truckee Meadows 2019-11-05 08:00:00Z 0
Oct. 29, 2019: Brian Beffort and Climate Change 2019-10-29 07:00:00Z 0
Oct. 22, 2019: David Bianchi - Polio and PolioPlus 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0
Oct. 15, 2019: Pat Pinjuv - The Feral Horse Situation in Nevada 2019-10-14 07:00:00Z 0
Oct. 8, 2019: District 5190 Governor Visit  2019-10-08 07:00:00Z 0
Oct. 1, 2019: Crab Feed Planning Meeting 2019-09-27 07:00:00Z 0

Sept. 24, 2019: SAIWI Panama Project with UNR Hydrology Students

SAIWI Description
 
SAIWI's mission is to develop an understanding of global water issues and promote community empowerment through education and water resources development in developing countries. SAIWI seeks to provide a forum that fosters communication, enhances the dissemination of related information, and encourages the proper development of water resources primarily in underprivileged, developing nations where a great need exists for potable water supplies.
Sept. 24, 2019: SAIWI Panama Project with UNR Hydrology Students 2019-09-24 07:00:00Z 0
Sept. 17, 2019: Father Daughter Trek in Nepal 2019-09-13 07:00:00Z 0

Sept. 10, 2019: Community Foundation of Western Nevada

Posted on Sep 10, 2019
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Our guest speakers are Christopher Askin and Nick Tscheekar with the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.
 

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada was established in 1998 as a public charity, and has since distributed more than $120 million in grants and scholarships from 252 charitable funds to strengthen our Nevada home. The Community Foundation serves as a community leader, permanent charitable resource, and a philanthropic advisor in charitable giving. 

Sept. 10, 2019: Community Foundation of Western Nevada 2019-09-10 07:00:00Z 0
Sept. 3, 2019: Youth Services Committee - Panel Presentation Carol Stiving 2019-08-29 07:00:00Z 0
Aug. 20, 2019: The Rotary Foundation and the Reno Central Rotary Charitable Foundation 2019-08-16 07:00:00Z 0

Aug. 9, 2019: Northern Nevada HOPES

Posted on Aug 09, 2019
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Sharon Chamberlain will talk about homelessness in the community, the housing crisis,  HOPES, and the ongoing work in the community.
 
The August 13, 2019, club meeting location will be at the Northern Nevada HOPES facility in Reno, Nevada.
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July 2, 2019: Regina Lockwood - Vocational Talks

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Our program on July 2nd will be Vocational Services.  We will have a chance to get to know more about our new and existing members and what they do! Regina is a skilled journalist and sure to have interesting and fun things for all of us!
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April 10 - Professional Sports in Reno

Posted on Apr 08, 2018
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Capri 3 and 4
 
Our speaker today will be Eric Edelstein, President Reno Aces & Reno 1868 FC. Eric will be speaking about professional sports in Reno – Reno Aces, Reno 1868 FC and Greater Nevada Field.
 

Eric Edelstein is currently the President for the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Reno 1868 FC, the second division professional soccer franchise and top affiliate of the San Jose Earthquakes. With real estate magnate Herb Simon as managing partner, he supervises all business, baseball, and soccer operations of the franchises at Greater Nevada Field in Reno.

 

In his first four seasons at the helm, the Aces have achieved franchise records in the important revenue streams of sponsorship sales and group events.  In addition, the Aces have launched a significant non-baseball events plan, with a haunted house, ice rink, Nitro Circus and numerous other plans set to expand use of Greater Nevada Field into the future.  In March of 2016, Edelstein announced a landmark naming rights agreement, signing a 15 year deal with Greater Nevada Credit Union to put the first ever name on Reno’s downtown venue.

 

A native of Cleveland, OH, Edelstein earned a degree in sport organization management and a minor in marketing from Bowling Green State University.  He started his career in professional baseball in high school as an intern for his hometown team, the Cleveland Indians.  Over the course of his career, Edelstein has filled many rolls for several professional sports teams including the Buffalo Bisons and the Cleveland Lumberjacks Professional Hockey Club.
April 10 - Professional Sports in Reno John Jones 2018-04-08 07:00:00Z 0

April 3 - Noah's Animal House Reno

Posted on Apr 01, 2018
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be At The Peppermill, Naples 7
 
Our speaker today will be Marlene Richter from Noah's Animal House Reno.
 

Survivors of domestic violence now have the opportunity to keep their pets with them when they leave their abusers. Noah's Animal House is partnering with the Domestic Violence Resource Center so that survivors can have an escape plan that includes their pets.

Founder of Noah's Animal House Staci Alonso says survivors should not have to choose between leaving and leaving a pet behind.

"Pets are that unconditional love you need in good times and imagine them in bad," she says.

The first Noah's Animal House opened in Las Vegas in 2007. Since opening, it has helped more than 1,400 pets stay united with their families and has provided nearly 90,000 nights of safe boarding.

Noah's Reno broke ground in July 2017 and since then, 44 people opted not to enter the resource center's emergency shelter because it couldn't accommodate their pets.

Alonso named the facilities after her son, Noah. She says it's made a big impact on him.

Marlene Richter is a licensed Social Worker and has championed the development of programs to assist persons and families in crisis in Nevada for 22 years.  She is an Air Force veteran and is educated in social work and ethics and policy studies from UNLV.  With deep compassion for the communities in our state, Marlene served the rural community as Chair of The Substances of Abuse Task Force in Nye County, was a steering committee member of The Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force, a founding board member of the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, and an advisory committee member for the Saint Therese Center. She shares her experience in working with victims as an expert and has been a national speaker and trainer on the topic of Identifying and Serving Victims of Human Trafficking.  Currently she is the Executive Director of Noah’s Animal House, an Advisory Committee Member for Ethics in the Marketplace, and serves as Vice-Chair of the Las Vegas Community Investment Corporation Advisory Board. Previous leadership positions include Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, WestCare Nevada, and The Shade Tree.

 
April 3 - Noah's Animal House Reno John Jones 2018-04-01 07:00:00Z 0

March 27 - Our Annual Speech Contest

Posted on Mar 26, 2018
We Will Not Have Our Regular Meeting At The Peppermill Today
 
Our End-of-Month Rotary meeting, 27 March, is an EVENING Meeting  (5:30 to 7:30 PM) at the Atlantis, Emerald Rooms A & B.
 
This meeting is our annual Speech contest.  The students have worked very hard and we are excited to help them showcase their oratorical skills.  As always, you are welcome to bring guests; sometimes this is easier at our evening meetings given your work schedules. so consider bringing a spouse, significant other, or friend to tomorrow night's event.
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March 13 - Tray Abney, An Update on the Nevada Political Scene

Posted on Mar 12, 2018
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be At The Atlantis In Grand 7
 
Tray will be talking with us with an overview of the current Nevada political scene and an early lay of the land of the 2018 elections. Tray will also have a Q & A with us time permitting.
 
Tray Abney is a partner in the Abney Tauchen Group, a community and government relations firm.  Tray served as the Director of Government Relations for The Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce for over ten years.  He is still responsible for ensuring that the largest broad-based business organization in Northern Nevada has a voice at all levels of government, including city, county, state, and federal.  Tray has experienced six Nevada State Legislative Sessions (so far) and has been a key voice on business and taxation/government spending and efficiency issues in Carson City.  He has successfully helped steer critical bills to signature (and veto) and maintains great relationships with elected officials from throughout Nevada and on both sides of the political aisle.
 
Prior to joining the Chamber, Tray served as Legislative Director for Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons and spent four years working for Gibbons, including as a senior staff member in his Washington, DC congressional office.  During the 2007 Nevada Legislative Session, Tray was responsible for ensuring that the Governor’s agenda was approved by the Legislature and served as the Governor’s lobbyist in the legislative building.
 
Tray graduated summa cum laude from Missouri State University in 2003, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, with minors in Sociology and Public Administration.  Tray received his Master of Arts Degree in Political Management from the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University in Washington, DC in 2005.
 
Tray currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Reno Civil Service Commission and the Truckee River Flood Control Project Needs Committee.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of Jobs for America’s Graduates-Nevada and Bristlecone Family Resources.
 
Tray currently resides with his wife, Dawn, and their son, Noah, in Reno.  His daughter, Katelyn, is attending the University of Arkansas.
 
March 13 - Tray Abney, An Update on the Nevada Political Scene John Jones 2018-03-12 07:00:00Z 0

March 6 - Achievement Beyond Obstacles

 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be At The El Dorado Resort Casino in the Novi Lounge
 

Carol Stiving and Larry Burton have been working hard to bring Area Rotary clubs together for the Achievement Beyond Obstacles (ABO) Luncheon, hosted this year by our club.  

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Achievement Beyond Obstacles (ABO Nevada) is a scholarship program that aims to
provide support for and award scholarships to deserving high school seniors who have
triumphed over hardships, demonstrated personal leadership and courage, and yet show
academic improvement.
High school counselors select high school seniors who have faced enormous challenges in
their life, yet still find ways towards graduation. These students spend a leadership
weekend with facilitators Dean and Rochelle Whellams, obtain financial aid education and
help figuring out what their next step in life is. Rotary scholarships for selected students
range from $500 to $2,500.
This ABO luncheon is one of four Rotary luncheons honoring students from Washoe County
schools from various socio-economic backgrounds. We will hear a three-to-five minute
speech from some of them about where they have been and where they are going.
You won't want to miss hearing from these students, and the impact Rotary is having in their
lives.
Sponsors: Rotary Clubs of Reno South, Reno, Sparks, and Reno Central.
See more at http://www.abonevada.com
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Feb. 27 - Music Contest in Carson City

Posted on Feb 22, 2018
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be At 5:30pm In The Governors Mansion
 

Our meeting today will be in the Nevada Room of the Governor's Mansion in Carson City. Our meeting this evening will be the Annual Reno Central Rotary Music Competition.  The meeting will start at 5:30pm (bar opens), dinner at 6:00, and the students will begin performing at 6:30. The location is 606 Mountain St. Carson City.

Feb. 27 - Music Contest in Carson City John Jones 2018-02-22 08:00:00Z 0

Feb 20 - Melissa Holland, Awaken

Posted on Feb 18, 2018
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In The Capri Meeting Rooms
 

Melissa Holland serves as the Founder and Director of Awaken. She holds a Masters degree in Marriage Family Therapy from the University of Nevada, Reno. Melissa started as a counselor offering pro bono services to women affected by commercial sexual exploitation. In 2011 she and Jen Robinson co-founded Awaken, a nonprofit who’s mission is to increase awareness and education surrounding the issue of commercial sexual exploitation and to provide housing and restoration for its victims. Melissa believes strongly in responding to God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, and is passionate about uniting local churches and the NV community in the fight to end the sexual exploitation of women and children.

Feb 20 - Melissa Holland, Awaken John Jones 2018-02-18 08:00:00Z 0

Feb. 13 - Mike Alger, Channel 2 Meteorologist 

Posted on Feb 12, 2018
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6
 

Mike will be speaking to us on the progress of the Guatemala Clean Stoves Project. Our Club has contributed to this project.

Channel 2 Meteorologist Mike Alger joined KTVN-TV in May, 1989. Prior to that Mike had worked at KNDU-TV in Washington. Mike has provided northern Nevada "Weather Coverage You Can Count On" during the 1990 President`s Day Blizzard, the drought in the mid- 1990s, the New Year`s Flood of 1997 and the historic Snowstorms of 2005.
He has been recognized for outstanding weather coverage with the Associated Press Best Weathercast Award in 1995, and the Radio and Television News Directors Association Best Weathercast Award in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998 and 2001.
Mike has served as the consulting meteorologist to the Nevada Department of Transportation for their road sensor program. He serves on the board of directors for the Animal Ark. He also served as the past Director for the Reno/Sparks Crisis Pregnancy Center, the Board of Directors of the Truckee Meadows Law Enforcement Chaplaincy and volunteers countless number of hours to various events, schools and non-profit organizations.
Mike received his degree in Geology and Chemistry from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where he was a Rhodes Scholar quarter finalist.
He received his Certified Broadcast Meteorologist certification by the American Meteorological Society. Mike also has been elected to serve on the AMS Board of Broadcast Meteorology.
Mike has been married for more than 30 years and has two children. His hobbies include golf, music, biking, tennis, scuba diving, writing. He has written and published one novel and is working on a second.

Feb. 13 - Mike Alger, Channel 2 Meteorologist John Jones 2018-02-12 08:00:00Z 0

Feb 6 - Chuck Alvey, Problem Resolution

Posted on Feb 03, 2018
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Sorrento 2 - 4
 
Clarifying questions! They are the most overlooked tools in solving problems and exploring opportunities in peer group meetings. Some know it as the Socratic method! On Tuesday, for our Rotary program, I will facilitate a demonstration discussion with some of you that will be of benefit to all of you in your relationships as home, work and the community.
 

Chuck Alvey has over 50 years of business experience including president and chief executive level leadership in economic development, television and community organizations, with expertise in marketing, communications, strategic planning, facilitation, team building, business development and public speaking. He and his team at EDAWN worked with hundreds of CEO’s and companies, assisting with nearly 200 business relocations and expansions that helped generate over 6,000 new jobs. Nevada Business Magazine twice named him one of Nevada’s most respected CEO’s. Alvey has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, in the City of Phoenix and is a Certified Economic Developer Emeritus.

Feb 6 - Chuck Alvey, Problem Resolution John Jones 2018-02-03 08:00:00Z 0

Jan 30 - UM

Posted on Jan 28, 2018
 
We Will Not Be Meeting At The Peppermill Today
Our meeting today will be 5pm to 7pm at the Urban Market, 303 W. 3rd St. Downtown Reno
Denise and Dale Barcomb will be hosting Reno/Sparks Rotary Means Business.
Join us for a craft beer tasting, wine tasting, and local favorite foods!
 
Jan 30 - UM John Jones 2018-01-28 08:00:00Z 0

Jan 23 - HOPES, Sharon Chamberlain

Posted on Jan 19, 2018
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6
 
Sharon Chamberlain, CEO of Northern Nevada HOPES, will provide an overview of HOPES, their recent expansion from a small HIV clinic serving 700 clients to a fully integrated Community Health Center serving over 10,000 patients, and future plans for the organization. Sharon will also focus on the key challenges regarding homelessness, substance use, and mental health, and how HOPES is responding to and identifying solutions for some of the critical issues facing our community.
 
Sharon has served as the Chief Executive Officer at Northern Nevada HOPES since August 2011. Under Sharon’s leadership, HOPES has undergone a tremendous expansion, from a small HIV service organization serving 600 patients, to a growing community health center that serves over 10,000 men, women, and children in Northern Nevada. Most recently, Sharon oversaw the construction and opening of HOPES' new 38,000 sq. ft. integrated care facility – The Stacie Mathewson Community Wellness Center – which opened in 2016. Since then, HOPES has expanded its services to include pediatric primary care, x-ray and diagnostics, legal services, financial empowerment coaching, as well as having greatly expanded behavioral health, adult primary care, transportation, and medication delivery services. Prior to serving as CEO of HOPES, Sharon spent the past 20 years serving the HIV/AIDS community. In Santa Monica, California, she spent five years as Executive Director of Common Ground, during which time she was appointed County Commissioner on HIV by the L.A. Board of Supervisors. Before her time in Southern California, Sharon served as Assistant Executive Director for over five years at the HIV Alliance in Eugene, Oregon. Her professional focus on HIV prevention and care services in Oregon resulted in the establishment of the largest needle exchange in the state, the creation of a dental clinic for low income HIV-positive people, and the implementation of rapid testing in non-clinical settings. 
Jan 23 - HOPES, Sharon Chamberlain John Jones 2018-01-19 08:00:00Z 0

Jan 16 - Kurt Westerlund, the Generator

Posted on Jan 14, 2018
 
Our Meeting Today Will Be At The Peppermill In Naples 6
 
Our speaker today will be Kurt Westerlund who is a volunteer with the Generator. 
 

The Generator is a 36,000sf makerspace dedicated to engaging EVERYONE in the joy of creativity through mentorship, community, education, and access to every tool needed to build or create anything one can imagine.

Kurt will be telling us about their capital campaign to buy a professional-level CNC machine that, like all our other shops, tools and training, will be offered to the public. A bunch of our goals with this machine overlap with Rotary’s commitment to public service so I’d like your group to know about it.

I’ll be telling you about the type of machine we want, why it’s in demand as both a service and a workforce skillset, and what we’d intend to do with it. In a nutshell:

 

·        - Access for the entire community to an amazing fabrication technology.

·        - Free training to the community on the basics of CNC fabrication, a skillset in high demand in the Reno/Sparks area.

·        - Training program will use opendesk designs that will be given to other non-profits). As an example, we envision the Boy Scouts wanting to make a bench or desk for a homeless shelter or Animal Ark. We’ll provide all the material for free and our students will use an opendesk design and our machine to cut it. The Boy Scouts would likely come watch the last pieces being cut, then assemble the product and deliver it to their client.

·        - We’ll make The Generator more self-sustaining by cutting Burning Man projects for both the Burning Man organization and for visiting artist groups.

Jan 16 - Kurt Westerlund, the Generator John Jones 2018-01-14 08:00:00Z 0

January 9, Elisa our Exchange Student from France

Posted on Jan 03, 2018
 
<p>Photo: French street with Eiffel Tower in background</p>  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6
 
Our speaker today will be Elisa our Exchange Student from France.
Elisa will be telling us about herself, her country, and her experiences here in America.
January 9, Elisa our Exchange Student from France John Jones 2018-01-03 08:00:00Z 0

Reno Central Rotary Meetings

Posted on Dec 26, 2017
Reno Central Rotary will not have its' regular meetings on either December 26, 2017 or on January 2, 2018. See you on January 9, 2018!
Reno Central Rotary Meetings John Jones 2017-12-26 08:00:00Z 0

Dec 19 - Kevin Dick  District Health Officer

Posted on Dec 18, 2017
Our Meeting Today Will Be In Tuscany 6
 
Our speaker today will be Kevin Dick, Washoe County District Health Officer. 

Kevin will be speaking about preventable diseases and the recent Community Assessment results.  

Dec 19 - Kevin Dick  District Health Officer John Jones 2017-12-18 08:00:00Z 0

Dec 12 - Janet Phillips, Bikeway Founder

Posted on Dec 10, 2017
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6
 

About the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway

A “Bikeway” is defined in highway administration manuals as “a generic term for any road, street, path, or way that in some manner is specifically designated for bicycle travel, regardless of whether such facilities are designated for the exclusive use of bicycles or are to be shared with other transportation modes.”

Bikeway founder, Janet Phillips (at that time Carson), spent a year investigating the route for feasibility on the ground and then went public with the concept in November 2003. Thanks to immediate and enthusiastic support of both money and talent from many eager participants, the project was able to get off to a quick start with over 200 supporters and $30,000 in cash by year-end. In 2006 the Bikeway became a nonprofit organization.

In November 2003, Reno-Gazette Journal article about lack of bike routes from Reno to Verdi was headlined: “You can’t get there from here.” By May 2005, thanks to generous donors and supporters, we completed this first link in the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway, and turned it over to the City of Reno for long-term ownership and maintenance
 
Dec 12 - Janet Phillips, Bikeway Founder 2017-12-10 08:00:00Z 0

Dec 5 - We Will Not Have a Tuesday Meeting

Posted on Dec 01, 2017
 
  We Will Not Have a Tuesday Meeting at the Peppermill This Week
 
Instead we will be having the Reno Central Rotary Christmas Party on December 7th.
See you on December 12th back at the Peppermill.
Dec 5 - We Will Not Have a Tuesday Meeting John Jones 2017-12-01 08:00:00Z 0

Nov 28 - End of Month Offsite

Posted on Nov 22, 2017
   
 
We will NOT be meeting for lunch at the Peppermill. Instead, our end-of-month meeting on November 28th will be at 6:00 PM at the Rack, located at 111 N. Virginia St. Reno.  Order off a large and varied menu, enjoy the open bar and have fun with bowling, ping pong, foosball, darts, and an arcade with some old classics—or just hobnob with friends!  Guests are welcome; come learn more about Rotary!
Nov 28 - End of Month Offsite John Jones 2017-11-22 08:00:00Z 0

Nov. 21 – Club Thanksgiving Lunch Project for Seniors at Evelyn Mount Community Center

Posted on Nov 17, 2017
 
The Club’s regular lunch program for November 21 is participation in the Club’s annual Thanksgiving Lunch Project for Seniors at Evelyn Mount Community Center.  Please arrive at the Evelyn Mount Community Center at 11:30 am to help serve a Thanksgiving lunch to 185 seniors.  The Evelyn Mount Community Center is located at 1301 Valley Rd, Reno, NV 89512.  There will be additional parking in the parking lot on Valley Road used for the UNR Equestrian Center. The parking lot is on the east side of Valley Road and south of the Community Center. Jim Weston will be there directing parking.  See you there!
Nov. 21 – Club Thanksgiving Lunch Project for Seniors at Evelyn Mount Community Center John Jones 2017-11-17 08:00:00Z 0

Nov. 14 - Buzz Harris - Introduction To Valuing A Business

Posted on Nov 10, 2017
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6
 
Our Speaker today will be Buzz Harris who will be giving us an:
 

Introduction to valuing a business which will include:

 

Determining a BusinessCash Flow

Understanding a Business Multiple

Establishing a Business’ Value

Structuring a Business Sales Transaction

 

Buzz is a graduate of University of Nevada and 35 year resident of Nevada. He spent 25 year as a public affairs and government relations professional representing businesses in various sectors before joining The Liberty Group of Nevada. Buzz has owned, operated and managed several businesses giving him a strong business background and experience to understand and assist both buyer and sellers. Buzz is a licensed Business Broker in Nevada.

 

 

 

Nov. 14 - Buzz Harris - Introduction To Valuing A Business John Jones 2017-11-10 08:00:00Z 0

Nov. 7 - Veterans Day Program

Posted on Nov 04, 2017
 
           
Our Meeting Today Will Be In Tuscany 1
Our program recognizing all the Veterans who have served our great Country will a Joint Presentation by Jon Yuspa of Honor Flight Nevada and our own Bob Jacobson. Let's all be there to honor the Veterans from Reno Central Rotary, our great state of Nevada, and all of America.
 
 
Nov. 7 - Veterans Day Program John Jones 2017-11-04 07:00:00Z 0
Oct 31 - Dark for Halloween, see you on Nov 7th 2017-10-29 07:00:00Z 0

Oct 24 - Jerry Hall, Update on Polio Eradication

Posted on Oct 21, 2017
 
Our Meeting Today Will Be In Tuscany 5
 

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).

            Jerry and his wife Tasha participated in a Polio National Immunization Day in Ghana, West Africa, an orphanage project in Romania, a rural hospital project in Uganda, two house-build projects in Mexico and led a Vocational Training Team to Uganda in May, 2014, to assist in the startup of the new Uganda Nursing School, Bwindi. 

Jerry and his wife Tasha have hosted 13 exchange students including a second generation student, the son of a student hosted 22 years earlier.  He and his wife Tasha are Rotary Foundation Level 2 major donors and members of the Bequest Society.  Jerry is the recipient of the Rotary International Foundation Distinguished Service Award, the Citation for Meritorious Service and the Rotary International Service Above Self Award. 

            A registered professional engineer (retired) Jerry served as Executive Director of the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County for 18 years and was responsible for RTC funded highway design and construction,  and creation of the Citifare (now RIDE) and Citilift (now Access) public transit systems.  After his retirement as Executive Director, the RTC renamed the 6.7 acre RTC administrative and operations complex the “Jerry L. Hall Regional Transportation Center.” 

            Jerry was the first consultant hired by the City of Reno to work on the Reno Railroad relocation in downtown Reno, served as Deputy Project Director for the environmental assessment on the project and worked on the design build team.  Jerry also served as an interim general manager of Sun Tran, the Tucson, Arizona public transit system.

Jerry has been active in his community serving in leadership roles including past chair and member of the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority, member and vice-chair of the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority and the Washoe County District Board of Health.  He is a recipient of the University of Nevada President’s Medal for service to the community and higher education. 

Oct 24 - Jerry Hall, Update on Polio Eradication John Jones 2017-10-21 07:00:00Z 0

Oct 17 - Theatrical Makeup

 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In The Peppermill Tuscany 2
 
Our Speaker today will be Brit Loken who will talk with us about the theatrical makeup business. In addition, Brit will have some surprises for us in preparation for the upcoming Zombie Crawl.
 

Brit was born and raised here in the Biggest Little City - which inspired the name of her nail art business, BLC Nails. Brit feels an immense amount of pride in the care she takes for the health of her clients’ nails and in the unique art style she has worked to develop. She has been a licensed nail technician for two years and has taken nail classes from specialized nail artists like Fariha Ali (@nailjob), Belinda Fountain (@sohotrightnail), and Sabella Snyder (@sweetbcreations). Her interest in nails sparked after seeing the nail industry literally transform into an art outlet on social media sources like Instagram and Tumblr. Her extra care and attention to nail health came from feeling a lack of consideration from techs while she was on the other side of the chair as a client for years before going to nail school herself. Brit has been skiing since she could walk and she and her two pooches love to hike. 

Oct 17 - Theatrical Makeup 2017-10-15 07:00:00Z 0

Oct. 10 - Dr. Thomas Schwenk - National Policy Direction on Medical Care

Posted on Oct 07, 2017
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Atlantis Grand Ballroom 7
 
Our speaker today will be Dr. Schwenk who will be talking on national policy direction on medical care, the situation with the ACA and his thoughts on that policy. Also Dr. Schwank will provide us an update on the UNR School of Medicine and the exciting happenings here.
 

Thomas L. Schwenk, MD

Professor of Family Medicine

Dean, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Vice President, Division of Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno

 

Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk is dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. He has served as dean of the School of Medicine, Vice President of Health Sciences of the University of Nevada, Reno and professor of family medicine since 2011. 

 

Dr. Schwenk received his 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 for 25 years.  

 

Dr. Schwenk was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2002.

 
Oct. 10 - Dr. Thomas Schwenk - National Policy Direction on Medical Care John Jones 2017-10-07 07:00:00Z 0

October 3 - Carol Stiving and Her Team

Posted on Sep 30, 2017
 
   Our Meeting Today Will Be In Tuscany 6
 
Our Speakers today will include Carol Stiving, Youth Services Co-Chair, and folks from her team as well as some of the students that are involved with Interact and RYLA.
This will be a great opportunity to hear from some of the students as to how they view the benefits of being in activities that are associated with Rotary and our Club in particular.
In addition, we will hear from our own Club members regarding the interaction they have with these students and how these activities are mutually beneficial to the students and our Club.
October 3 - Carol Stiving and Her Team John Jones 2017-09-30 07:00:00Z 0

September 26 - We Will Not Meet At The Peppermill

Posted on Sep 23, 2017
 
We will not be meeting at the Peppermill on Tuesday September 26
Instead of the regular meeting at the Peppermill, we will be touring the Tesla Gigafactory.
Signup in advance is required for this event.
September 26 - We Will Not Meet At The Peppermill 2017-09-23 07:00:00Z 0

Sept. 19th – Chemane Rene’, Raising Awareness…Preparing to Care for our Aging Loved Ones

Posted on Sep 14, 2017
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6

Chemane Rene’ Gerontology Specialist, Co-Founder and Director of Wellness & Advocacy for LifeMap, Plan Your Story, will share key findings from her evidence-based research on the effects of family challenges and its impact on employee productivity and the bottom line.  Her work with the University of Nevada Sanford Center for Aging along with the Northern Nevada Regional Planning Committee ensures her wellbeing experiences are rooted in the most relevant scientific evidence and best practices.

This event includes data to help you understand why your employees may not be working at optimal levels and discover ways to address this growing problem.  It helps you shift focus away from dollar-driven return on investment to other, more relevant forms of currency, like increased employee engagement and productivity.

She encourages people NOT to wait not for an unexpected crisis to overwhelm their family while providing forward thinking leaders a clear path toward encouraging their workforce to have these challenging ‘aging conversations’ with family members.  

Educational and entertaining, the LifeMap presentation raises awareness, educates, inspires and motivates.

Chemane is passionate about helping others and lives in Reno with her fiancée and business partner Steve Fine.  Between the two of them they have 4 children, 2 grown, and 2 teenage boys.  When they are not spreading the word about LifeMap they are spending time with family, bike riding, skiing & snowboarding, hanging out by the river and enjoying everything the lovely Truckee Meadows has to offer.

Sept. 19th – Chemane Rene’, Raising Awareness…Preparing to Care for our Aging Loved Ones John Jones 2017-09-14 07:00:00Z 0

Sept. 12 - Diane Barone, Literacy in a Changing Society

Posted on Sep 08, 2017
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6
 

Diane Barone is a foundation professor of literacy studies at the University of Nevada. Her research focuses on children’s literacy development and instruction. Recently, she has worked with fifth grade students to better understand their written interpretations of various genre and their visual interpretations of film and novels. Diane has served as Editor of Reading Research Quarterly and Editor of Editor of The Reading Teacher. She became a member of the Reading Hall of Fame in 2015. She has served on the boards of the Literacy Research Association and the International Literacy Association. She was President of the International Literacy Association.

Sept. 12 - Diane Barone, Literacy in a Changing Society John Jones 2017-09-08 07:00:00Z 0

Sept 5, 2017 - Dr. Elliott Parker - Nevada's Great Recession

Posted on Sep 04, 2017
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6
 
Elliott Parker is professor of economics at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), where he has made a home since 1992. He earned his doctorate at the University of Washington, and has taught comparative and international economics, and the principles of microeconomics, to many thousands of Nevada students. He has served as coeditor of the China Economic Review, president of the Northern Nevada International Center, chair of the faculty senate, chair of the Department of Economics, and director of the university Core Curriculum.,  He is currently associate dean for undergraduate programs and administration in the College of Business, and a member of the Advisory Council for the Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities. He has two children from a prior marriage, Reuben and Maya, and he married Kate Marshall in 2014.
Sept 5, 2017 - Dr. Elliott Parker - Nevada's Great Recession John Jones 2017-09-04 07:00:00Z 0

August 31 - Bocce at the Renaissance Hotel

Posted on Aug 25, 2017
There will be no Lunch Meeting at the Peppermill on August 29
                                                                                            Note the Date and Time for this event
 
The Reno Central Rotary "Last Week of the Month" social meeting will be held on Thursday, August 31st, 6pm, at the Bundox Bocce party room at the Renaissance Hotel (1 Lake St, Reno, NV).  Our club does not meet at the Peppermill on the last Tuesday of the month—instead our club members get together to engage in a fun, interesting social event.  Families and guests are most welcome.  If you are interested in learning more about Rotary, you are also welcome to attend!
 
The Bundox is a 22,000 square-foot facility including seven indoor and two outdoor Bocce courts, a restaurant, full bar, skee ball, darts, and shuffleboard.  A light dinner will be provided and there is an open bar.  Event cost: $25.00
August 31 - Bocce at the Renaissance Hotel John Jones 2017-08-25 07:00:00Z 0

August 22 - District Governor Doug McDonald

Posted on Aug 15, 2017
 
Our Meeting Today Will Be At The Renaissance Hotel
 

Doug McDonald - District Governor

Rotary District 5190 - (2017-2018)
 

 Doug was raised in Petaluma, CA and earned a BA at Stanford University and MBA at the University of Santa Clara. He spent the majority of his professional career as a professional staff member with the Boy Scouts of America, serving as a member of the National staff, as well as Executive Director in Stockton, San Jose and Sacramento and ending his career as the Chief Operating Officer for the local Scout Council serving San Bernardino and Riverside Counties headquartered in Redlands. His duties included volunteer recruiting and management, board development, fundraising, membership development, program delivery, and staff management.

He has been a member of Rotary in communities where he was assigned to serve with Scouting, including Pacifica, Menlo Park, Los Altos, Burlingame, Stockton, San Jose and Sacramento. He joined has first Rotary club in 1972 and has been active in Rotary for most of the time since then. His family has been involved in Rotary for many years, and his father and two brothers are all past club presidents. His first introduction to Rotary was as a Scout when his Rotary-sponsored troop visited the Rotary Club of Petaluma annually to provide a program during Scout Month. 

He has held many club offices such as newsletter editor, sergeant-at-arms, treasurer, and administration chair. He was president of the Penn Valley club in 2010-11. He was a founding officer of the Penn Valley Rotary Foundation. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society Member, and Benefactor Member and has served the district as an assistant governor and trainer.

Doug has been active in his community as a Sheriff's volunteer, board member for Habitat for Humanity and Western Sierra Medical Clinic, and with his church. He continues to be an active Scouting volunteer on a Regional level.

His wife, Karen, is 2016-17 co-president of Penn Valley Rotary. She is a retired Catholic school educator and currently an adjunct professor for the University of San Francisco School of Education. They have lived in Lake Wildwood community for the last seven years. Their daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter live near Riverton, Wyoming, where he is president-elect of his Rotary Club. Their son and daughter-in-law live in San Francisco.  All are Paul Harris Fellows. 

 
August 22 - District Governor Doug McDonald John Jones 2017-08-15 07:00:00Z 0

August 15 - David Crumbley, Bridges Out Of Poverty

Posted on Aug 11, 2017
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6
 

David is a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist who is driven to create positive change in the world around him.  An early riser, David's passion for his family, his company and its employees and his love of exploring Northern Nevada are what gets him out of bed at 5am every morning.  On weekends, he can often be found with his best friend and wife, Susan cycling somewhere on the Tahoe-Pyramid Bike Trails.

Always happy to roll up his sleeves, David has helped build churches in Mexico, coordinated relief efforts after hurricane Katrina, been a house-parent at a Christian Children’s Home for abused/troubled kids and through a Rotary project has helped to provide clean water to villagers in Gondar, Ethiopia. 

David challenges himself and those around him to pursue excellence and balance in both life and work. David is a proud past-president of the Reno Central Rotary Club, a wicked competitor at Backgammon and corn-hole and a total marshmallow when it comes to babies, puppies and kids.

David became involved with the Bridges Out of Poverty program after interviewing many of the Reno-Sparks non-profit leaders to “find an area of greatest need”, for a local Area 8 joint Rotary project for the 2016-17 Rotary year.  Since then he has worked with his fellow Rotarians, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and the Reno Housing Authority to grow the Bridges program, and to help make a positive impact on families living in poverty in the Reno/Sparks area.

August 15 - David Crumbley, Bridges Out Of Poverty John Jones 2017-08-11 07:00:00Z 0

August 8 - Bob Burke, The Mountain Man

 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 3 - 5
 
Bob Burke will be our speaker today and will be talking on  "The Mountain Man". He will be telling us why the Mountain Man man went to the mountains, how he survived, why the era came to an end, plus much more.
 
Bob was born and raised in Santa Rosa California. He obtained his BS degree in Wildlife Management from Humboldt State University
He then worked 30 years as a California State Park Ranger. 24 of those years were at Emerald Bay, DL Bliss and Sugar Pine Point State Parks at Lake Tahoe.
Bob is currently retired and living in Washoe Valley.
August 8 - Bob Burke, The Mountain Man 2017-08-05 07:00:00Z 0

August 1 - Manny Lamarre, Governor's Office of Workforce Innovation

Posted on Jul 29, 2017
  Our Meeting This Week Will Be at the Peppermill, check the board
 

Our speaker today will be Manny Lamarre, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation for a New Nevada.  Manny is a super speaker, and will share Nevada's plan for workforce development, and talk about the industries we anticipate coming to Nevada. He will also discuss the professions and skills needed to support these new industries

 Background of The Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN)

Executive Director, Manny Lamarre

OWINN will help promote a skilled, diverse, and aligned workforce in Nevada by building cooperation and collaboration among all entities focused on workforce development.

 

Manny’s background includes teaching and coaching, grants and project management, and policy advising. Manny holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wittenberg University and a Master’s in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he was the recipient of the Class Marshal Award for leadership, service, and being an exemplary representative of the Harvard community.

 

Fun Facts: He also holds a design patent for an invention and enjoys writing poetry and working out.

 

·       In March of 2016, Governor Sandoval issued Executive Order 2016-08 creating OWINN within the Office of the Governor using federal funds reserved for statewide workforce investment activities from the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA).

·       The creation of OWINN is aligned with WIOA’s vision of a seamless workforce system that helps job seekers access employment, education, training, and other support services.

·       Among other objectives, OWINN will provide leadership in creating career pathway strategies for Nevada in the fields of information technology, advanced manufacturing, education, and healthcare.

·       The office will administer grants to help carry out its mission, support the Governor’s Workforce Development Board and industry sector councils, offer strategy in supporting the state in its implementation of WIOA, and enhance cooperation and collaboration among all entities engaged in workforce development.

August 1 - Manny Lamarre, Governor's Office of Workforce Innovation John Jones 2017-07-29 07:00:00Z 0

July 25 - Evening Meeting at The Peppermill

Posted on Jul 20, 2017
  Our Meeting This Week Will Be At 6pm, Capri 1 and 2, at the Peppermill
 
We will have an evening of dining and drinks and good company—with spouse and dates encouraged! Cost will be the same as a regular meeting. 
There is a possibility we will have entertainment as well, stay tuned!
As it turns out, we will have a very interesting speaker:
Ms. Karen Hyatt-Miner is the owner of Vino 100 in Reno—the only Vino 100 franchise west of the Mississippi.  Karen was a realtor for Caldwell Banker and Liberty Realty and when the bottom fell out of the Northern Nevada housing market, she took the daring leap into entrepreneurship. She has a great story to tell about the challenge and benefits of independent business ownership in the Truckee Meadows, and about how the Vino 100 model offers a new way to buy wine.  Karen and her staff work to make wine, and wine buying, easier, more enjoyable and more accessible to buyers. The New York Times described the Vino 100 approach as "turning a purchase requiring special knowledge into something for everyman, everywhere." …a user-friendly wine store." 
July 25 - Evening Meeting at The Peppermill John Jones 2017-07-20 07:00:00Z 0

July 18 - The 79th Legislative Session and the "New Nevada"

Posted on Jul 14, 2017
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 7
 

Our speaker today will be Matt Morris, Legislative Director, Office of Governor Brian Sandoval, who will be speaking on the 79th Legislative Session and the "New Nevada"

 

Matt received his law degree from UNLV’s Boyd School of Law, and graduated with honors from Nevada State College where he was an editor of the college newspaper. Prior to his tenure in Governor Sandoval’s office, Matt served as a Speechwriter and Research Assistant in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Senator Dean Heller, and he previously worked in Las Vegas as a representative in Heller’s local Congressional and Senate offices. Matt has been recognized with the 2017 Young Alumni Award from the Boyd School of Law, and is active in his community, serving on the Board of Directors for Jobs for America’s Graduates and as a volunteer with Northern Nevada Literacy Council.

July 18 - The 79th Legislative Session and the "New Nevada" John Jones 2017-07-14 07:00:00Z 0

July 11th – What's on President Kat's Agenda for the New Rotary Year?

Posted on Jul 06, 2017
  Our Meeting Today Will Be At The Renaissance Hotel
 

Meet President Kat and the Reno Central Rotary Committee Chairs at the first meeting of the 2017-2018 Rotary Year!  Because the Peppermill has some space challenges this week, we will be meeting at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel (Address: One South Lake Street, Reno).  The meeting will begin at 12:15 PM.  Come join us and learn more about Rotary—where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.  

 

Colonel (U.S. Army, Retired) Katherine Miller was raised in Reno and served 34 years in the United States Army. She culminated her military service with assignments as a military police brigade commander serving in the United States and in Afghanistan; and as the Commander of the Department of Defenses' largest correctional organization. After retiring she taught at the University of Maryland and at the University of Nevada, Reno.  In 2013 she was appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to serve as the Director of the Nevada Department of Veterans Services.  Her education includes a Master's of Science Degree from the U.S. Army War College and a Masters of Public Administration from Roosevelt University in Chicago.  She and her husband Colonel (Retired) Bill Long enjoy hiking throughout the State in search of interesting rocks and minerals, and working as Pet Therapy Volunteers with their German Shepard "Rocky."   Her daughter Mica works for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and is a veteran of the Virginia National Guard and her son Noah is currently serving in the United States Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

July 11th – What's on President Kat's Agenda for the New Rotary Year? John Jones 2017-07-06 07:00:00Z 0

No Meeting on the 4th of July

Posted on Jul 03, 2017
            July 4th, 2017
There will not be a regular meeting on the 4th of July, 2017.
Enjoy your Independence Day Celebration!
See you at the Meadow View Farms NNCCF Charity Horse Show on the 7th and 8th.
No Meeting on the 4th of July John Jones 2017-07-03 07:00:00Z 0

Meadow View Farms Charity Horse Show

Posted on Jun 28, 2017
                          JULY 8 and 9, 2017
 
This Event is to Benefit the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation.
To purchase tickets, please go to: mvfcharityhorseshow.com
One of the Live Auction Items on Saturday Evening will be a Burning Man Package which includes a single ticket plus much more. See the poster below for details.
 
 
 
Meadow View Farms Charity Horse Show John Jones 2017-06-28 07:00:00Z 0

June 27 - Candee Candler - Donor Network West

Posted on Jun 25, 2017
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 3 - 5
 

Candee Candler will be speaking to us today about Donor Network West. Donor Network West is the federally-designated Organ Procurement Organization in northern Nevada, facilitating the recovery and transplantation process from heroic organ and tissue donors to those on the national transplant waiting list. This presentation will provide an overview of the organs and tissues that can be transplanted, how someone becomes a donor, the incredible need for donors nation- and statewide, the personal story of someone with a relationship to donation, dispelling of popular myths, and the answering of questions relating to the recovery and transplantation of organs and tissues.

Candee's background:

·        Native Nevadan; graduate of Sparks High School and the University of Nevada, Reno where I earned a B.A. degree in Journalism.

·        Over a decade of experience in marketing and communications including numerous years at the Reno-Tahoe Open, now known as the Barracuda Championship, the PGA TOUR event; Sinclair Broadcast Group; and now, for Donor Network West, the area’s federally-designed organ procurement organization.

·        At Donor Network West I am northern Nevada’s Community Development Liaison. I work closely with volunteers, develop partnerships with businesses, faith groups and health organizations, and provide community education about life-saving organ and tissue transplantation to create a culture of donation within the communities of Washoe County and Carson City.

·        In addition to organ and tissue education, I am also a member of the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada.

June 27 - Candee Candler - Donor Network West 2017-06-25 07:00:00Z 0

June 20 - There is no meeting today

Posted on Jun 20, 2017
June 20, 2017 - we do not have a meeting today. Everyone had a great time Saturday, Thank You Denise!
Our next meeting will be at the Peppermill on June 27th. This will be David's last meeting as President so let's all be there to give him a rousing farewell and a rousing welcome to Kat!
June 20 - There is no meeting today John Jones 2017-06-20 07:00:00Z 0

June 13 - Steve Mestre, Giving Trail

Posted on Jun 11, 2017

                                              Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6

Steve Mestre is a past president of the Rotary Club of Reno 2011-2012.  During his year as president, in the heart of the recession, the club received 48 applications for new members.  With lessons learned, Steve spent 3 years developing the website GivingTrail.org to help Rotary clubs grow membership and raise money. 

 

Steve is a recipient of the District 5190 Club Builder Award and will be District Membership Chair in 2017-2018.   Steve was also District Youth Service Chair in 2013-2014.  He and his wife Greta have hosted 5 RYE kids.  Both their kids were outbound students.  Their son Jake, a mechanical engineer, went to Italy and their daughter Anna, a City of Reno firefighter, went to Belgium.

 

Steve will present a creative way to use crowd funding to fund our club projects with a focus on attracting other people’s money.  More importantly, there is a not so obvious but very effective critical path to attracting new members.  Several clubs in district 5190 have used GivngTrail.org with great success.

June 13 - Steve Mestre, Giving Trail John Jones 2017-06-11 07:00:00Z 0

June 6 - Jason Geddes,  WCSD Energy & Sustainability Programs

Posted on May 31, 2017
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 3
 

Jason will discuss WCSD energy and sustainability programs. This includes utility consumption monitoring, energy & water conservation management, recycling management, and education of students, staff & the public in sustainability practices.

Regent Geddes was appointed by Gov. Kenny Guinn to serve on the Board of Regents in 2006 and was retained in the 2008, 2010 and 2016 elections as the representative for District 11. He currently serves as chair of the Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee. He served two terms as Board Chairman.

Prior to joining the District, Jason served as the Environmental Services Administrator for the City of Reno, where he led the Green Team, implemented action plans and communicated with the public. During his tenure, the City of Reno was able to reduce energy use by 40%, reduce energy costs by 30% and add 20% renewables. He also negotiated the single stream recycling program on behalf of the City.

 

Jason received his BS in biochemistry and Ph.D. in environmental chemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has served as the senior petroleum chemist with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Affairs Manager at the University of Nevada, a member of the Nevada New Energy Industry Task Force, and Chair of the Nevada Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Task Force. He was elected to serve in the Nevada State Assembly in 2002 and while serving was an active member of the Education, Judiciary, and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining committees.

 

Jason and Cindie (his wife of 30 years) are enjoying the adventures brought by the ever changing experiences of their 16-year-old son, Joe.
June 6 - Jason Geddes,  WCSD Energy & Sustainability Programs John Jones 2017-05-31 07:00:00Z 0

May 30 - Chuck Alvey, Bring Your Memories

Posted on May 28, 2017
   Our Meeting Today Will Be In Tuscany 12
 
Memorial Day is about honoring the men and women who died while serving in the US military. This day after Memorial Day let's take a look at another group that is worth memorializing. Like those fallen military heroes, we are often disconnected to the real contributions made to our lives and those contributions we make to others: the ripple effect! I will start with two personal stories, one of someone who impacted my life and one who claims I impacted theirs. Bring your stories of such heroes in your life and be ready to share.
May 30 - Chuck Alvey, Bring Your Memories John Jones 2017-05-28 07:00:00Z 0

May 23 - Fayth Ross, Urban Roots

Posted on May 20, 2017
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Capri 1 & 2
 

Our speaker today will be talking about: "Growing healthy minds and bodies: an introduction to Urban Roots".
Urban Roots works in pre K-12 schools and operates two teaching farms, Urban Roots is sowing the seeds for academic achievement, healthy eating, and environmental stewardship all through the lens of gardening. Join us to learn more!

 

Fayth Ross is the Executive Director of a local non-profit, Urban Roots. She became acquainted with Urban Roots during her time at the Desert Research Institute and was one of the first mothers to enroll her children in Urban Roots' Farm Camps. Fayth has two decades of experience in marketing and technical communications, and is a seasoned instructor, having taught at university, private college, and community college levels. Fayth and her husband are entrenched in the chaos of having three children in three different schools and are on a 12-year plan for paying college tuition in the not-so-distant future. Fayth also serves as the Recorder for the Nevada Women's Fund Board of Directors and is the President-Elect of the Sierra Chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals.

May 23 - Fayth Ross, Urban Roots John Jones 2017-05-20 07:00:00Z 0

May 16 - No Regular Meeting

Posted on May 15, 2017
Just a reminder that there will be no regular meeting this week at the Peppermill.
Enjoy the Tuesday off and the District Conference this weekend, Thursday through Sunday.
May 16 - No Regular Meeting John Jones 2017-05-15 07:00:00Z 0

May 9 - Reno City Councilman David Bobzien

Posted on May 07, 2017
 
   Today's Meeting Will Be In Capri 1 & 2
 
Our speaker for today is Reno City Councilman David Bobzienv.
Following is David's pledge to the citizens of Reno as Councilman:
·        To work for policies that further Reno’s resurgence and support jobs
·        To continue reducing the City’s debt and improving our fiscal standing and resiliency for the future
·        To build upon Reno’s strengths as a base for outdoor recreation, the arts, and technology
·        To further Reno City Council support for our children’s schools
·        To continue the City’s leadership on sustainability and drought planning
·        To always be accessible and to listen to your concerns and ideas
 
 

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May 9 - Reno City Councilman David Bobzien John Jones 2017-05-07 07:00:00Z 0

May 2 - Great Basin Brewery

Posted on Apr 27, 2017
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In the Great Basin Brewery Map Attached
 
Our host today will be Tom Young of Great Basin. Our lunch will be buffet-style featuring items made with beer (all alcohol is driven off during the cooking process, so all entrees are "non-alcoholic". Beverages will be beer, water and sodas. Steve will be collecting the customary lunch fee at the door.

Great Basin Brewing Company started out as a dream for Tom Young. His love of homebrewing and the decline of the mining industry in the early nineties lead to that question of “Why not?” Why not put it all on the line when there is a chance to live a dream? Luckily for all of us, he did.

Tom faced many obstacles, including laws that prohibited beer production and a lack of banks unwilling to give a loan because they believed beer would not be popular. Today, Nevada’s oldest brewery is possible partly because Tom helped to get legislation passed that allowed the production of beer. Opening in 1993, Tom and his wife Bonda learned through many trials and tribulations how to run a restaurant and brewery. As the years passed, popularity grew and Great Basin became the local place to go for great beer, great food, and a great time.

To help with rising demand of great local craft beer, Great Basin opened the second location in Reno in July 2010. Opportunities allowed Great Basin to open the Taps & Tanks location in 2012 as a production facility and taproom. Great Basin is distributing several of our beers to Northern Nevada, Southern Nevada, Northern California, and looking forward to expanding even further. Over twenty years later, it still feels like a dream that has come true over and over again.

Great Basin is proof that dreams can come true, especially with a great community following. We love the Reno-Tahoe area and are proud to represent the state of Nevada as the oldest and the most award-winning brewery, having won numerous medals at the prestigious Great American Beer Festival® and even more prestigious World Beer Cup®. The dream lives on…

May 2 - Great Basin Brewery John Jones 2017-04-27 07:00:00Z 0

April 25 - Water Protection in Washoe County

Posted on Apr 23, 2017
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6

Source Water Protection for Public Water Systems in Washoe County

Our speaker today will be Lynn Zonge who will describe this program and what the public and community leaders can do to help protect their drinking water sources.

 

Lynn Zonge is a fluvial geomorphologist with Resource Concepts, Inc. in Carson City Nevada.  As a member of the RCI team working on a contract with the NDEP, she has helped 4 counties to complete Source Water Protection plans over the past 5 years.  Ms. Zonge draws from more than 20 years of experience with environmental permitting, watershed analyses, and land planning. She specializes in fluvial geomorphology, surface water hydrology and geology of the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin regions and community outreach.

April 25 - Water Protection in Washoe County John Jones 2017-04-23 07:00:00Z 0

April 18 - Club Assembly for Crabfeed Workshop

Posted on Apr 16, 2017
 
Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6
Crabfeed workshop. Bring all your current status reports, questions, concerns, offers to help, and anything else you would like to contribute!
April 18 - Club Assembly for Crabfeed Workshop John Jones 2017-04-16 07:00:00Z 0

April 11 -  Granting Wishes and Changing Lives

Posted on Apr 10, 2017
 
Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6
   Our speaker today is Theresa Gerhart, Senior Director of Development,
for Make-AWish®Northeastern California and Northern Nevada

 

Theresa has been with Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada for over six years and has 13 years of experience in nonprofit development. In her current role as Senior Director of Development, Theresa oversees the Development Department, with her main responsibilities including cultivating and stewarding stakeholders throughout the entire 37-county Chapter region.  In the last fiscal year, Theresa successfully brought in over $2.8 million within the Northeastern California and Northern Nevada communities through working closely with local individuals, corporations and foundations.  Prior to joining Make-A-Wish, Theresa worked for the American Heart & Stroke Association and ran their Train To End Stroke and Go Red For Women Campaigns for over 5 years.
April 11 -  Granting Wishes and Changing Lives John Jones 2017-04-10 07:00:00Z 0
April 4 - Crabfeed Workshop John Jones 2017-04-03 07:00:00Z 0

March 28 - Rotary Youth Exchange

Posted on Mar 26, 2017
                                    Our Meeting Today Will Be In Capri 3 & 4
 
We are excited to have guests from the Rotary Youth Exchange Program attending and presenting at our meeting on March 28th.
 
Chesa Keane, District 5190 Inbound Coordinator & Host Family Coordinator will introduce  host family members, an outbound,  an inbound student and  a rebound student.  They will share their experience with the Rotary Youth Exchange program. 
 
 WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR Rotary Youth Exchange -Think about the following actions:
  • Get to know your club’s inbound student
  • Encourage parents and students to explore the outbound program
  • Talk about the program too family, friends, influencers - strangers even
  • Host a student / host an event / find a host family / be a host family / support your counselor / invite your student to join you (camping, golf, dinner, movie, etc.)
March 28 - Rotary Youth Exchange John Jones 2017-03-26 07:00:00Z 0
March 21 - Crabfeed Workshop John Jones 2017-03-19 07:00:00Z 0
18th Annual Reno Crabfeed John Jones 2017-03-17 07:00:00Z 0

March 14 - Our Annual Speech Contest

Posted on Mar 11, 2017
 
   Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6
 
Our program today will be our Annual Speech Contest.
Come on out and hear these current and future orators speaking to us regarding the values in the 4 Way Test.
This will be a great program so lets all support these superb students with their very timely speeches.
March 14 - Our Annual Speech Contest John Jones 2017-03-11 08:00:00Z 0

March 7 - Achievement Beyond Obstacles

Posted on Mar 04, 2017
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6 & 7
 

 

The program will start promptly at 12:15PM.

 

It is recommended that members try to arrive at 11:45AM.  We are expecting a larger than normal group, and suggest eating before the speeches start. 

 

Achievement Beyond Obstacles - Nominated Students Tell Their Story

Achievement Beyond Obstacles is a joint youth program that the Rotary Club of Reno and two other local Rotary Clubs sponsor.  High School counselors select high school seniors who have faced enormous challenges in their life, yet still found a way to graduate.  These students spend a leadership weekend with facilitators Dean and Rochelle Whellams, obtain financial aid education and help figuring out what their next step in life is.  Rotary scholarships for selected students range from $500 to $2,500.  This ABO luncheon is one of three Rotary luncheons honoring students from Washoe County schools from all different socio-economic backgrounds who have achieved success despite the obstacles in their way.   Every nominated student is invited to attend and bring a guest and we will hear a 3 minute speech from some of them about where they have been and where they are going.  You won't want to miss hearing from these students and the impact Rotary is having in their lives.

March 7 - Achievement Beyond Obstacles John Jones 2017-03-04 08:00:00Z 0

Feb 28 - Our Annual Music Contest

Posted on Feb 25, 2017
 
   Our Meeting Today Will Be In The Edge Restaurant In The Peppermill
 
Come on out and listen as the students compete for great prizes in the Reno Central Rotary Annual Music Contest. Will be a good time for all. Let's support out student musicians! 
Feb 28 - Our Annual Music Contest John Jones 2017-02-25 08:00:00Z 0

Feb 21 - Margaret Crowley, The Impact of Conflict on Your Brain

 

 

Posted on Feb 18, 2017
 
  Our Meeting Today Will Be In Capri 1 and 2
 

Margaret M Crowley Esq. will be speaking with us on The Impact of Conflict on Your Brain.

Margaret has been licensed to practice law in Nevada since 1991.  For over 15 years, Margaret served as a Civil Deputy District Attorney for Washoe County (Reno), Nevada.  During that time, she practiced in multiple areas, including labor/employment law, contract law, litigation and administrative law, and in multiple settings such as mediations, arbitrations, administrative hearings and state and federal courts.  Margaret has extensive training and experience as a mediator, enabling her to use her expertise in conflict resolution to help people define and resolve issues.

Margaret holds degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno (B.A. Literature, with distinction) and the University of California, Davis, School of Law (Juris Doctorate).

"After many years of practicing law in areas such as contracts, human resources and litigation, I have now become a mediator. I am utilizing my expertise in conflict resolution to assist parties in settling disputes outside the courtroom thorugh mediation and arbitration. I believe that mediation especially is a better method for resolving disputes than using the traditional legal model. Although arbitration is more like conventional dipute resolution, it allows for a much faster result than using the court system."

Feb 21 - Margaret Crowley, The Impact of Conflict on Your Brain John Jones 2017-02-18 08:00:00Z 0

Feb 14 - No Meeting Today

Posted on Feb 13, 2017
We will not have our regular meeting at the Peppermill today. In lieu of our Tuesday meeting we will have our annual Valentines Dinner on Monday evening at So Do's. If you would like to attend but have not already signed up, please contact Lance to see if he still has room.
Feb 14 - No Meeting Today John Jones 2017-02-13 08:00:00Z 0

Feb.7 - Clara Andriola, Reno Rodeo Foundation

Posted on Feb 04, 2017
 
   Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6
 

Clara Andriola is the executive director of the Reno Rodeo Foundation, the charitable arm of the city’s longest-running special event. A 27-year Reno resident, Andriola was previously CEO of the Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross. “I really wanted to do something to give back to the community,” said Andriola, “Everyone knows the Reno Rodeo. How can you be in Northern Nevada and not know the Reno Rodeo. It was just a perfect fit for me.”

The Reno Rodeo Foundation is committed to enhancing and enriching the lives of Northern Nevada families by aiding children with extraordinary needs, building community partnerships, providing grants and scholarships to eligible Northern Nevada high school graduates.

The organization annually assists students with undergraduate educational scholarships at universities and colleges in Nevada, or out-of-state if the degree is not offered in Nevada, provides thirty to forty local non-profit organizations with well-deserved grants to support their programs, chooses a child with critical illness or physical/mental impairments to receive a special “Rodeo Wish,” conducts a “Denim Drive” in 14 Northern Nevada counties each November/December to clothe neglected, abused and abandoned children rescued from unsafe homes and serves as the anchor for large capital projects to improve the lives of children. The Reno Rodeo Foundation is committed to leveraging community partnerships, putting financial resources to the highest impact use possible and establishing an identity as a major supporter for local children’s services in Northern Nevada.

Feb.7 - Clara Andriola, Reno Rodeo Foundation John Jones 2017-02-04 08:00:00Z 0

Jan 31 - Chris Gimenez  Professional Baseball

Posted on Jan 27, 2017
 
    Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6 
 
Our speaker today will be Chris Gimenez, professional Baseball player, who will be talking about changes in his career "From injury in spring training to game 7 of the World Series – Just another year in Major League Baseball"

Chris was drafted his junior year from UNR in 2004 by the Cleveland Indians and worked his way through the minor leagues until he reached the Major Leagues with Cleveland in 2009.  Little did Chris know that his travels would lead him back to the Indians in 2016, ending with the American League Championship and a 7-game World Series.

Jan 31 - Chris Gimenez  Professional Baseball John Jones 2017-01-27 08:00:00Z 0

Jan 24, 2017

Posted on Jan 19, 2017
 
    Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6
 
Our speakers today will be Judge Egan Walker, Presiding Judge, Second Judicial District Court, State of Nevada, Washoe County and Joey Orduna Hastings, Chief Executive Officer, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
 

Judge Walker was appointed by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to serve as the presiding judge in Department 2 of the Second Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada on March 10, 2011. He was thereafter elected to serve the remainder of Judge Hardy's former term in 2012, and was elected for a six-year term again in 2014. He is currently responsible for the Juvenile Division, which includes both the Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Dependency business units.

 

Prior to taking the District Court bench, Judge Walker worked as a Family Court Master, a position he held from January 3, 2009 until his appointment by Governor Sandoval. As a Court Master, Judge Walker re-worked the child support dockets to increase both the volume of cases heard in court, and the total number of cases resolved without a court hearing. He also assisted in the development of the Self Represented Litigant program, a program designed to better manage cases in which at least one of the parties appears without counsel.

 

Judge Walker is a board director of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, board member of the Children's Cabinet, a past Rotarian and a student in graduate judicial education at the University of Nevada/National Judicial College.

 

Joey Orduna Hastings returns to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) as chief executive officer, having started her career in 2001 as a model court liaison and manager, positions she held during her tenure.

She most recently held the position of assistant county manager of administration and finance for Washoe County, where she oversaw Technology Services, Human Resources, the Comptroller’s Office and the Registrar of Voters Office.

Orduna Hastings has a wide-ranging experience at the Second Judicial District Court, where she was the court administrator and clerk of court, which included oversight of court operations, programs, policy development and fiscal responsibilities. She was integral in communicating with city, county and state officials about various issues facing our region.

She also served as the legislative coordinator for Governor Brian Sandoval in 2011. She worked with the Governor’s staff to communicate and coordinate legislative matters and research. Orduna Hastings is a graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law and the University of Nevada, Reno. She is currently the vice chair of the Nevada Women’s Fund.

 

Jan 24, 2017 John Jones 2017-01-19 08:00:00Z 0

Jan 17 - 2017, Are You Ready? -  Aaron R. Kenneston, CEM

Posted on Jan 16, 2017
  Our Meeting Today Will be In Capri 1 and 2
 
Our speaker today will be Aaron R. Kenneston, CEM .
 

Aaron is the Director of the Washoe County Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.  He works at the Regional Emergency Operations Center (REOC) in Reno, NV.  His responsibilities include leading the Washoe County region (50 different agencies and jurisdictions) in planning, training, responding, mitigating, and recovering from all hazards.

 

Mr. Kenneston served on active duty in the Army National Guard for almost 25 years and retired as a Colonel.  During his career in the military he performed many emergency management roles.  He responded to floods, fire, civil unrest, Y2K activities, State-level security events, as well as search and rescues.  As Nevada’s military support officer he was a member of the State Search and Rescue Board, worked closely with the Division of Emergency Management (DEM), and ran a military Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

 

As the Washoe County Emergency Manager he has also served during many declared emergencies- the Andrew Fire in 2004, the Snow Emergency of January 2005, the Katrina Evacuation of 2005, the New Year’s Flood in 2006, the Hawken Fire of 2007, the Air Race Emergency of 2011, the Caughlin Fire of 2011, Washoe Drive Fire of 2012, the Washoe Fires of 2016, and the Flooding of 2017.   He has also planned, coordinated, and participated in several major disaster exercises with Regional agencies and jurisdictions. 

 

He is the Project Director for Nevada’s Disaster Recovery  Initiative, serves on the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee, and has worked on several special Task Forces for the State Homeland Security Commission.

 

Aaron has Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, two Masters Degrees, and is a graduate of numerous emergency management courses taught by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security such as the National Emergency Management Executive Academy.  He serves as Associate Faculty for University of Phoenix.  He is also a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, serves as an assessor for the national Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), and is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM).

Jan 17 - 2017, Are You Ready? -  Aaron R. Kenneston, CEM John Jones 2017-01-16 08:00:00Z 0

Jan 10 - Christi Cakiroglu, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

Posted on Jan 09, 2017
   Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 7
 

Our speaker today is Christi Cakiroglu, the Executive Director at Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful.

KTMB has made great strides programmatically and administratively during Christi’s tenure as Executive Director. Hired as Executive Director in December 2002, Christi grew up in Washoe Valley and has over 20 years of management experience ranging from business to nonprofit. After graduating from the University of Oregon and teaching overseas, Christi returned home to northern Nevada and was happy to combine her passion for community involvement with employment. Recognized as one of the Reno Gazette-Journal’s “Ten in 2010″, Christi’s ultimate goal is for the Truckee Meadows to be America's Cleanest Community.
Jan 10 - Christi Cakiroglu, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful 2017-01-09 08:00:00Z 0

Dark on Dec 27 and Jan 3

Posted on Dec 26, 2016
We will not have a meeting on either December 27th, 2016 or on January 3, 2017.
See you on January 10, 2017.
Happy New Year!
Dark on Dec 27 and Jan 3 John Jones 2016-12-26 08:00:00Z 0

Dec. 20 - 2017, The Economic and Market Outlook

Posted on Dec 18, 2016
 
          
          Brent Cunningham                     Brian Loy                               Steve Fonda                           Greg Raleigh
 
                                                     Our Meeting Today Will be in Naples 6
 
On December 20, we will have a panel of our very own financial experts give us some insight as to their views regarding the 2017 economic forecasts and the financial markets. We will have time for some Q & A after their thoughts so, come loaded with all your questions and concerns.
 
 Brent Cunningham

Brent has been in the financial services industry since 2008 and joined Merrill Lynch in 2011. His focus is on developing strategies and recommendations for high-net-worth individuals, their families and their businesses to help them meet their financial goals.

Brent's approach to wealth management is consultative, objective and committed to excellence. First, he takes the time to listen to and review client financial situations, preferences and goals. Second, he offers recommendations for asset allocations designed to accurately reflect each client's income and growth expectations. And third, he follows up with discussions covering a wide range of opportunities, including investments, retirement, estate planning services and philanthropy.

Brent graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a BA in Economics and earned an MBA in finance from the University of Nevada, Reno. He holds a series 7 and 66 FINRA REGISTRATIONS

Brian Loy

Brian believes in living life on purpose, rather than “just showing up.” As a junior at the University of California, Berkeley in the late 1970s, Brian’s professional goals changed. For many years, Brian wanted to become a doctor. While his desire to “cure” people remained, he changed his undergraduate degrees so he could bring “financial wellness”. Brian still finds it ironic that many of Sage’s clients are what he, at one time, aspired to become--health professionals.

 

For the past three decades, Brian has helped small to medium-sized business owners (serious business builders) address these and other financial issues. A business owner himself, Brian is highly-qualified to understand the needs of his entrepreneurial clients. He has dedicated his career to furnishing his clients—including business owners, health professionals, executives and retirees—with the specialized financial services they need.

 

In 1992, after spending 17 years in the Bay Area, Brian and his wife, Georgia, returned to Northern Nevada (they were both raised in Carson City) to start a family and to enjoy the quality of life that the Reno/Tahoe Area affords. For two years, Brian was a Financial Consultant for Shearson Lehman Brothers in Reno. During that time, he was also an officer for the Reno chapter of Certified Financial Planners, and met the then-Director of Investments for a Reno-based investment management firm specializing in orthodontic clientele. In 1994, Brian joined that firm, and in 1995, acquired that investment advisory business and formed Sage Financial Advisors.

 

Brian earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Finance from University of California, Berkeley in 1980, and he holds two of the highest financial professional designations, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (1986) and Chartered Financial Analyst (1991).

This community has been great to them, so Brian is “returning the favor.” He promotes financial literacy through support and participation “It’s Your Money” adult education series, maintains active membership in WIN, EDAWN, is past president of Rotary Club of Reno Central, past president of Estate Planning Council of Northern Nevada, board member of the Planned Giving Roundtable of Northern Nevada, and is a member of UNR Planned Giving Advisory Committee. Brian is also a board member of a community hospital as well as its health plan management subsidiary.

 

Georgia and Brian have been married for more than 30 years and are blessed with a lovely daughter. He enjoys the outdoors (including fishing, camping, skiing, abalone diving, cycling and golf) in addition to travel and entertainment.

 
Steve Fonda

Steve began his financial services career in 1991. He has worked with several investment and banking companies, including Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney, among others. He prefers what the independent platform at Waddell & Reed offers for his clients.

Steve has seen many platforms and products over the past twenty years. He takes pride in finding the best products to recommend to his clients, as he works to assist and guide them along the way to their financial goals.

Steve loves the Eastern Sierra and Northern Nevada. He enjoys hunting and fishing while exploring the back roads and trails of Nevada. He and his wife, Patty, also love to hike and ski the Eastern Sierra. They have two grown children, son Jim and daughter Lindsey, and three grandchildren.

Greg Raleigh

Greg Raleigh was born in Seattle, Washington and graduated with a degree in Quantitative Economics in 1993 from Stanford University. Greg started his career in finance as an investment banker in New York in Citicorp's High Yield Bond department and later moved back to Seattle working in Keybank's Merger and Acquisition division. Prior to joining Waddell and Reed in December 2013, Mr. Raleigh pursued a career as a PGA golf professional running resorts and Private Clubs in Southern California and Northern Nevada. Greg has a daughter, Devin who is 12 and has been together with his girlfriend, Melissa Davis, for 4 years. Greg enjoys skiing, golf, bowling and boating.

Dec. 20 - 2017, The Economic and Market Outlook John Jones 2016-12-18 08:00:00Z 0

Dec 13 -  A Rotary Evangelist’s View of Rotary Youth Exchange

Posted on Dec 11, 2016
       Today we will be meeting in Naples 6
 

On December 13, 2016, our speaker will be Chesa Keane talking with us about the Rotary Youth Exchange.

 

RYE in Area 8 is one of many youth programs that Rotary clubs give to the Truckee Meadows community. While challenging at times, the value of this program is unsurpassed in its value to the young people who are to become our future. How, as a Rotarian, can you become involved? If you think it is only as a host family or if you think there is a single demographic only that could host a student, you are missing the other aspects that make this program better than any other exchange program available to students between the ages of 15 and 18. It is my goal to educate and inspire every Rotarian to be a part of Rotary Youth Exchange.

 

Chesa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Arizona State University, graduating summa cum laude. She has been self-employed from age 22 in various businesses with a very few brief stints at working for others.

 

In Reno since 1983, her company, TAO Consultants, deals with almost every aspect of Internet and computer consulting, applications development and training and focuses on promoting businesses online presence.

 

Chesa’s first contact with Rotary was in 1996 when she was a Group Study Exchange (GSE) team member going to India. That began her Rotary-Evangelist attitude and at that time she determined to join Rotary and lead a team to another country. In 2013, she again was selected for a GSE exchange, this time as team leader, again going to India.

 

As secretary for her Reno Centennial Sunset Rotary Club for several years, her greatest focus is Youth Services, primarily Rotary Youth Exchange. As chair of Truckee Meadows Rotary Youth Exchange (TMRYE), she has been instrumental in administering the Area 8 RYE inbound and outbound students and counselors, creating structure and policy for this great program. She is now Inbound Coordinator and Host Family Coordinator on the District 5190 RYE Committee and the country contact for three countries.

 

Chesa is occasionally a computer correspondent for KRNV News Channel 4. And for seven years, also had a weekly computer correspondent spot in the Channel 8 Morning News. She is best recognized as the Computer Goddess®.

 
Dec 13 -  A Rotary Evangelist’s View of Rotary Youth Exchange John Jones 2016-12-11 08:00:00Z 0
December 6 - No Regular Meeting Today John Jones 2016-12-05 08:00:00Z 0

Nov. 22 - Seniors Thanksgiving Lunch

Posted on Nov 20, 2016
On Tuesday, November 22, the Rotary Club of Reno Central will be hosting it's annual Seniors Thanksgiving Lunch at the Evelyn Mount Center. We will not be having our regular meeting at the Peppermill.
 
Some pictures from last years event:
 
       L to R: Lunch enjoyed by everyone, Servers hard at work, Entertainment,
Some of the many Reno Central Rotary volunteers.
Nov. 22 - Seniors Thanksgiving Lunch John Jones 2016-11-20 08:00:00Z 0

Nov. 29 -

 Bring It All Home – University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Posted on Nov 20, 2016
 
            Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6
 
Our speaker today will be Thomas L. Schwenk, MD, Professor of Family Medicine He is also Dean, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, and Vice-president, Division of Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno
 
Dr. Schwenk will be giving us an update on the many exciting developments in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine as it develops a full clinical, educational and research campus.
 
Dr. Schwenk received his M.D. from the University of Michigan and trained in family medicine at the University of Utah where he also completed a Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Development fellowship.  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 for 25 years.  His recent research has focused on depression and stigma in medical students, residents and physicians.
 
Dr. Schwenk was elected to the National Academic of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies) in 2002, and also served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine from 2000-2005.  He is the Deputy Editor of Journal Watch.  He was appointed dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and vice president of the University of Nevada, Reno Division of Health Sciences in 2011 where he is also a professor of family medicine.
Nov. 29 - Bring It All Home – University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine John Jones 2016-11-20 08:00:00Z 0

November 15 - Rotary Foundation Month Program

Posted on Nov 13, 2016
      Nov. 15 - we will be meeting in the Peppermill's Edge nightclub
 
Our speaker this week will be our Rotary Foundation Chair - Joanie Bumpus. Joanie will be discussing all things Rotary Foundation including: Our Club goals for the 2016/2017 year, what are Foundation Recognition points and how you can put those to good use, and what is Rotary International's "Giving Tuesday". She will also be showing a great video depicting all the good things you are doing through your support of The Rotary Foundation.
Let's all come out and support Joanie in all the great work she is doing as our Rotary Foundation Chair!
November 15 - Rotary Foundation Month Program John Jones 2016-11-13 08:00:00Z 0

RCR Charitable Foundation

Posted on Nov 05, 2016
The Rotary Club of Reno Central Charitable Foundation (RCRC Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) public charity established by the Rotary Club of Reno Central (Rotary Club) to serve as the Rotary Club’s charitable organization administering contributions and gifts that serve our community. For more information, go to www.renocentralrotary.com.  Contributions to the RCRC Foundation may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of Internal Revenue Code Section 170(c). 
RCR Charitable Foundation John Jones 2016-11-05 07:00:00Z 0

Nov 8 - Veterans Day Program

Posted on Nov 05, 2016
 
       We Will Be Meeting In Tuscany 11
 
Our speaker today will be our own President Elect Kat Miller.
Kat will be hosting our Veterans Day program and will have many pictures and stories regarding Veterans that are in our club and their family members who are also Veterans.
This will be a great opportunity for us all to recognize the service and sacrifices that these folks provided to help assure the way of life that we all enjoy in the past, today, and in the future.
So, COME ON OUT AND SUPPORT OUR VETERANS!!!
Nov 8 - Veterans Day Program John Jones 2016-11-05 07:00:00Z 0

Nov. 1 - Tray Abney, Election  and 2017 Business Outlook

Posted on Oct 28, 2016
 
         Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6
 
Our speaker on November 1 will be Tray Abney who will be filling us in on " The Election Outlook and What 2017 Holds for the Business Community in Carson City".
 
Tray Abney has served as the Director of Government Relations for The Chamber of Reno, Sparks, and Northern Nevada for nine years.  He is responsible for ensuring that the largest broad-based business organization in Northern Nevada has a voice at all levels of government, including city, county, state, and federal.  During the four previous Nevada Legislative Sessions, Tray worked with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and other business groups to pass much needed long-term spending and education reforms into law.
 
Prior to joining the Chamber, Tray served as Legislative Director for Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons.  Tray spent four years working for Gibbons, including as a senior staff member in his Washington, DC congressional office.  During the 2007 Nevada Legislative Session, Tray was responsible for ensuring that the Governor’s agenda was approved by the Legislature and served as the Governor’s lobbyist in the legislative building.
 
Tray graduated summa cum laude from Missouri State University in 2003, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, with minors in Sociology and Public Administration.  Tray received his Master of Arts Degree in Political Management from the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University in Washington, DC in 2005.
 
Tray currently resides with his wife, Dawn, and their son, Noah, in Reno. 
Nov. 1 - Tray Abney, Election and 2017 Business Outlook John Jones 2016-10-28 07:00:00Z 0

October 25 - Bob Mutchler, Polio Plus

Posted on Oct 24, 2016
            Our Meeting Today Will Be In Tuscany 12
 

Bob Mutchler, or Motorcycle Bob, as he is known in the Rotary world and to the media around the world has been riding his motorcycle with the sole goal of raising awareness of The Rotary Foundation and, more specifically, PolioPlus since 1998. He has ridden to every state capitol in the United States, every Canadian Provincial capitol, every Australian state capitol and many other riding events on his motorcycle in order to bring about public awareness of PolioPlus. He has been featured on network television, talk radio, newspapers and magazines as he expresses the message of PolioPlus and The Rotary Foundation. Bob continues to be a featured media attraction two or more times every month somewhere around the world. This allows local Rotary clubs a wonderful opportunity to request donations from non-Rotarians who have seen, read or heard about Rotary through the media generated by Bob's motorcycle rides.

 

Bob has been a featured speaker in Africa, Europe, Canada, Australia and the United States at the club level as well as Interact and Rotaract clubs around the world. He has been a keynote speaker at District Conferences and PETS in Africa, Canada and the United States. He has received numerous awards and Legislative Proclamations, including the Rotary Citation for Meritorious Service, the Regional PolioPlus Service Award and the International Award for PolioPlus.

 

Bob currently serves as the Rotary Club of Folsom's Foundation Chair as well as serving as a Folsom City Commissioner.

 

Bob has also been speaking to RYLA campers since 2000 organizing a program called "Pennies for Polio" which is a program that allows high school students to raise money for PolioPlus. Bob's motorcycle is part of his presentation to the RYLA campers and it has been said that his talk is one of the most inspirational programs at the RYLA camp.

 

Bob is married to Patti and has four children. He has been a Rotarian since 1970, has perfect attendance, is a member of the Rotary Club of Folsom and is a past president of the Rotary club of North Sacramento. He is a Major Donor, Foundation Bequest Society member and Benefactor of The Rotary Foundation. In his spare time, he is a successful fourth generation piano tuner/technician who plays keyboards and sings in a rock and roll band.

October 25 - Bob Mutchler, Polio Plus John Jones 2016-10-24 07:00:00Z 0

October 18 - Mike Alger, The Clean Stove Project

 
   Our Meeting Today Will Be In Tuscany 8
Our meeting on October 18th will feature Mike Alger, speaking about The Clean Stove Project in Guatemala. Mike will be sharing about and showing some pictures and videos of the trip he took to Guatemala which was partly financed by the generosity of the Reno Rotary clubs, including Reno Central Rotary. He will also talk about the possibility of doing future trips.
 

Channel 2 Meteorologist Mike Alger joined KTVN-TV in May, 1989. Prior to that Mike had worked at KNDU-TV in Washington. He has provided northern Nevada "Weather Coverage You Can Count On" during the 1990 President's Day Blizzard, the drought in the mid- 1990s, the New Year's Flood of 1997 and the historic Snowstorms of 2005.

Mike received his degree in Geology and Chemistry from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where he was a Rhodes Scholar quarter finalist.

He received his Certified Broadcast Meteorologist certification by the American Meteorological Society. Mike and has been elected on the AMS Board of Broadcast Meteorology. Mike's words of weather can also be found daily in the Reno Gazette-Journal on their weather page.

Mike has been married for more than 30 years and has two grown children. His hobbies include golf, music, biking, tennis, scuba diving, writing. He has written and published one novel and is working on a second. He is also a narrator of several audio books, and his work can be found on Audible.com.


 
October 18 - Mike Alger, The Clean Stove Project John Jones 2016-10-16 07:00:00Z 0

Oct. 11 - Patti Meals, CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada

Posted on Oct 07, 2016
          
                                                                                             
                                                                                     Our Meeting Today Will Be In Capri 1 & 2
 
Patti is the Executive Director of CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada.

Born in Billings Montana, Patti moved here shortly afterwards when her dad was transferred with YMCA as the Athletic Director. She attended Echo Loder, Vaughn, Wooster, UNR and both Carson & Truckee Meadows Community Colleges. Her career is diverse, from bookkeeping, insurance & media sales, restaurants to nonprofit industry with a national organization.  She was hired at CARE Chest in 1992 & have seen an incredible community supported effort grow from helping 334 that year with medical equipment to more than 8,000 annually served by 6 different programs.  What an amazing adventure all around!

Her family is here mostly and in May she became a Grandma, which is exciting! Hobbies include golf, outside festivals; music, food & other and Rotary functions. Patti am a 21 year Sparks Rotary member & has visited our club  many times over the years. Our own Harry Parsons has been involved with CARE Chest from the beginning as well.

CARE Chest is a Northern Nevada nonprofit agency serving individuals in need by providing medical resources, free of charge.

Their programs include -

  • Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Prescription Assistance
  • Diabetic Supplies
  • Medical Nutrition
  • Independent Living and CARE Loan
  • Wellness Education
For more than 25 years, CARE Chest has been re-using durable medical equipment, putting our community's resources into action. They have provided over 127,000 individual services in Northern Nevada and been a reliable resource for individuals who find themselves facing medical poverty.

They are a community-driven organization. Over 85% of their funding is private, and 100% of donations to the agency stay in Nevada.  For more information see: www.carechest.com

 
 
Oct. 11 - Patti Meals, CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada John Jones 2016-10-07 07:00:00Z 0

Oct. 4 - District Gov. John Sullivan

Posted on Oct 02, 2016
   Our Meeting Today Will Be In Naples 6 
 
Please join us in welcoming our 2016 - 2017 District Governor John Sullivan. John will be talking with us regarding what our Club is achieving as well as his plans for District 5190.
About District Governor Sullivan:

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.

 

For five years, John was employed by two medium size law firms and focused his efforts on civil litigation. Thereafter, John formed his own firm and emphasized civil litigation and contract preparation and review.  John retired from the active practice of  law in 2010. Sandy, who had for many years worked in the retirement compliance area of several financial institutions retired at the same time.

 

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, Major Donors, and members of the Bequest Society and he is a member of the Paul Harris Society.

Oct. 4 - District Gov. John Sullivan John Jones 2016-10-02 07:00:00Z 0

Sept 27 - Shirley Folkins- Roberts and Debbie Strickland

Posted on Sep 23, 2016
                                                                            OUR MEETING TODAY WILL BE IN CAPRI 1 & 2
 

Debbie Strickland will tell us of the wonderful activities of the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation.

"At the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, we want families to focus on getting their child better because fighting cancer is not easy. That is why we take care of the little things so they can do just that.

We give assistance for medical copays, mortgage or rent, travel for treatment, household utilities and so much more so that families can focus on what matters most, getting their child healthy."

Shirley Folkins-Roberts will be making the Meadow View Farms Charity Horse Show check presentation. 

 
Sept 27 - Shirley Folkins- Roberts and Debbie Strickland John Jones 2016-09-23 07:00:00Z 0

Sept 20 - Jim Hartman, The Recreational Marijuana Initiative

Posted on Sep 16, 2016
  Our Meeting This Week Will Be In Capri 1 & 2
 
Mr. Jim Hartman - Ballot Question 2--Why the Answer should be 'No'  (the Recreational Marijuana Initiative)
 
Following Mr. Hartman's presentation, Mr. David Ward will present a position in favor of the Initiative.
 
Jim Hartman has been a licensed California Attorney for 40 years. He has resided in Genoa, Nevada since 2013 and is President of Nevadans for Responsible Drug Policy, an IRS qualified 501 (c) (4) non-profit corporation.  NRDP has a stated purpose of informing and educating Nevadans on current drug policy issues.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Hartman served for 13 years as Legal Counsel and Vice-President-Administration of Up-Right, Inc., a Berkeley, California-based international manufacture of work platforms and grape harvesting equipment. During that time, he was a member of the Berkeley Rotary Club as well a director of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce and Alameda Taxpayers' Association.

Beginning in 1992, Mr. Hartman had a 23 year association with the law firm of Glaspy & Glaspy in Walnut Creek, California where he specialized in civil litigation on behalf of defendants. Jim and his wife Mary retired in 2013 from full time employment and relocated from the Bay Area for long contemplated retirement in Genoa.




 
Sept 20 - Jim Hartman, The Recreational Marijuana Initiative John Jones 2016-09-16 07:00:00Z 0

Sept. 13 - Girls on the Run, Julie Mathews

Posted on Sep 11, 2016
Our speaker for the September 13 meeting will be Julie Mathews from: Girls on the Run - Sierra.
 
Our Meeting Today will be in Capri 1 and 2

Girls on the Run Mission:
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Girls on the Run Vision:
We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Girls on the Run believes that every girl:
can embrace who she is,
can define who she wants to be,
can rise to any challenge,
can change the world.
 

Julie Mathews
Development Director - julie.mathews@girlsontherun.org

Julie Mathews was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Master of Education in Student Development from Seattle University. After a decade of working in international education with college students, she decided to shift her focus to youth development and is thrilled to be able to contribute to an organization that develops strong, empowered, and confident women. Julie is an avid traveler and lover of cultures and has lived in Spain, Argentina, and Chile. She enjoys running, cycling, and spending time in the outdoors with her husband Ben and two sons, Jackson and Lucas.

Sept. 13 - Girls on the Run, Julie Mathews John Jones 2016-09-11 07:00:00Z 0

Sept 6 - Nothing To It

Posted on Sep 05, 2016
       THIS MEETING IS SOLD OUT
 
The Reno Central Rotary meeting for September 6, 2016 will be an off-site meeting at The Nothing To It Cooking School. The meeting will start at 12 noon. We will follow our normal meeting protocol. Nothing To It will be giving us a presentation on new trends in food, along with a fantastic lunch.
 
Nothing To It!
225 Crummer Lane
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 826-2628

Nothing To It! Culinary Center is located just two blocks from hwy 395, right off South Virginia Street. Heading south on South Virginia Street, Take a right on Crummer Lane, 1 block past Barnes and Noble. You'll find us on the right at the end of Crummer Lane.

Our  speaker today will be: Chef Lara Ritchie

Culinary Director & Cooking Teacher

Nothing to It! Culinary Center, Reno, Nevada

 

·         Grew up in the South Bay Area

·         Education : B.S. in Social Work from Arizona State University and Culinary Degree from the New England Culinary Institute in Essex, Vermont

·         Restaurant Resume: La Folie in San Francisco, the Flying Fish in Seattle, and the Four Seasons in Seattle and Atlanta. 

·         Lara’s food styling has appeared in such magazines as Art Culinaire and she has had the honor of cooking at the James Beard House in New York on several occasions. 

·         Lara has hosted the Delicious by Davita television cooking segment series, is a contributing chef on FOX TV, and a frequent guest and judge  at a variety of food and wine festivals. 

·         Lara is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and the International Association of Culinary Professionals

·         Became the culinary director of Nothing to It! in 2002 and has since had the pleasure of teaching over 50,000 home chefs the secrets of cooking like a pro. 

 
Sept 6 - Nothing To It John Jones 2016-09-05 07:00:00Z 0

Aug. 30 - Joe Hart, KRNV Channel 4 NBC

Posted on Aug 26, 2016
   Our meeting this week will be in Naples 6
 
Lessons learned from being on Air in Northern Nevada for 20 years
 

Joe Hart first came to News 4 in 1997.

Since starting out as a reporter, he has climbed his way up through the ranks to the main anchor position. Joe is a Bay Area native, but his career has taken him from Santa Rosa, California, up to the Pacific Northwest, and down to Las Vegas. Now, he's settled in Reno -- which he calls a perfect fit for him -- with his two children, Will and Emilee.

Joe has covered a number of major stories over the years. He was selected to witness and report on an execution while working as an anchor in Washington State, an experience he says he'll never forget. He also covered President Clinton's visit to Lake Tahoe in 1997 and the controversial poisoning of Lake Davis that same year. On the lighter side, Joe had the pleasure of flying in an Air Force fighter jet out at Fallon (no, he didn't get sick) and being selected as a Torchbearer for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Recently, Joe was honored for his work with several prestigious awards, including the Edward R. Murrow Award, the NorCal RTNDA Award for best news writing, and a local Emmy nomination for investigative reporting.

In August of 2007, Joe was recognized for his years of achievement and dedication to the Reno community when he was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.

When he's not at work, Joe enjoys golfing, boating and spending time with his children.

Joe makes it his mission to get to the bottom of the issues that affect you, and does his best to hold officials accountable. If you have a story that Joe should look into -- or a question for his Ask Joe segment -- reach out via email or on his Facebook page.

Aug. 30 - Joe Hart, KRNV Channel 4 NBC John Jones 2016-08-26 07:00:00Z 0

Aug 23 - Karen TenBroeck, Your Travel Bucket List

Posted on Aug 17, 2016
      On August 23rd, we will be meeting in Tuscany 6
 

 On August 23rd, we will be talking with Karen TenBroeck and hearing what could/should be on our travel bucket list.

Karen has been in the travel industry since the mid 70's after acquiring a BBA in Marketing. Karen has been with AAA Travel for over three years in Reno earning an elite status in the Circle of Excellence Platinum Club. Karen owned her own travel agency for over 20 years in Northern Nevada; her travel experience includes airline, corporate, and management.  Karen’s exceptional customer service and attention to detail sets her apart in the travel industry.  Karen appreciates the opportunity to speak with us on the top 10 Baby Boomer Bucket list vacations (or your list if like me, you missed out on being a Boomer).  

Aug 23 - Karen TenBroeck, Your Travel Bucket List John Jones 2016-08-17 07:00:00Z 0

Aug 16 - Tom Taormina (Rocket Tom)

Posted on Aug 14, 2016
      On August 16th, we will be meeting in Naples 6
Tom Taormina has amassed an extraordinary wealth of knowledge and experiences over his 50 year career. Beginning with the foundation of 14 years at Mission Control Houston during Gemini and Apollo, he was one of the pioneers of the discipline of Quality Control Engineering.
He ran several manufacturing companies before becoming a consultant, facilitator and trainer. He has worked with more than 700 companies, written 12 books and continues to champion business organizational excellence.
His professional certifications include Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence and Certified Management Consultant. He is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality. He lives and works in Virginia City.
Aug 16 - Tom Taormina (Rocket Tom) John Jones 2016-08-14 07:00:00Z 0

Aug 9 - Bob Barone, The Economic & Investment Environment

Posted on Aug 05, 2016
                          The Meeting This Week Will Be In Naples 6
Please join us on August 9, 2016 to hear from Robert Barone of Universal Value Advisors. He will be discussing the current economic and investing environment. Robert Barone, along with Joshua Barone, founded Universal value Advisors (UVA) in 2005.  He is currently the firm’s economist as well as a wealth and portfolio manager. Mr. Barone holds a Ph.D. in economics (Georgetown University) and is nationally known for his blogs, many of which are posted on TheStreet.com, at the Minyanville blog site, or at Forbes.  He is often quoted in the financial press, and writes a column every other week for the Reno Gazette Journal.
Aug 9 - Bob Barone, The Economic & Investment Environment John Jones 2016-08-05 07:00:00Z 0

August 2 - No Meeting at the Peppermill

Posted on Jul 30, 2016
We will not have our regular meeting at the Peppermill this week. Instead we will be at the Atlantis on Monday August 1 to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Rotary Club of Reno. See you there!
August 2 - No Meeting at the Peppermill John Jones 2016-07-30 07:00:00Z 0

July 26 - Doug Knuth, Wolf Pack Athletics

 
     Our Meeting On July 26 Will Be In The Tuscany 12 Meeting Room
 
 
Today our speaker will be Doug Knuth, Special Assistant to the President and Director of Athletics at UNR.
 
The 2015-16 season will mark the third year as athletics director at Nevada for Mr. Knuth. In two seasons at Nevada, he has overseen significant growth in the department's academic successes, investment in facilities and resources and has balanced the department's budget while producing the school's first conference championship as a member of the Mountain West Conference.

Doug became Nevada's eighth director of athletics in April of 2013. As special assistant to the president and director of athletics, he brings more than 20 years of professional experience and achievement in athletics administration.

Nevada's student athletes continue to thrive and grow and there's no greater evidence than the results in the classroom. The overall grade-point average for all Wolf Pack student athletes has risen to a 3.121 during the spring semester of 2015. During University Commencement ceremonies in December and May, a total of 99 Wolf Pack student athletes earned undergraduate degrees from Nevada.

He started his career in athletics administration and fundraising at the University of Connecticut and also spent time at the University of Massachusetts and Ohio University.

Mr. Knuth earned his bachelor's degree in business administration at the University of Connecticut in 1994 where he was also a four-year letter winner and captain on the men's tennis team. He holds master's degrees in sports administration and facility management from Ohio University (1998) and business administration from Northwood University (2002).

A native of Fairfield, Conn., Doug and his wife, Marilyn, have a daughter, Gabby (7), and a son, Lance (5).
July 26 - Doug Knuth, Wolf Pack Athletics 2016-07-22 07:00:00Z 0

Dr. Bill Andrews - Sierra Sciences, Curing the Disease of Aging

Posted on Jul 16, 2016
          Note - Our meeting on July 19 will be in Tuscany 4
 
Sierra Sciences, LLC, a Reno biotech company, is staffed with people experienced in Protein Chemistry, Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology, High-throughput Drug Screening (HTS) and Pharmaceutical Drug Development.
Their lab is located in the middle of Northern Nevada's technology district! With over 10,000 square feet, the lab is a prominent state-of-the-art research center in the Reno area.
"I want to cure my aging," Andrews says, "my friends' and family's aging, my investors' aging, their friends' and families' aging, and make a ton of money. And I want to cure everybody else's aging too—I put that probably equal to making a ton of money."
Sierra Sciences has discovered over:
259,474 Synthetic Compounds, and 11,469 Natural Extracts
Dr. Bill Andrews - Sierra Sciences, Curing the Disease of Aging John Jones 2016-07-16 07:00:00Z 0

President David - Stories From the Attic, 30 Years of Club History

Posted on Jul 11, 2016
This will be our new President David's first meeting for his year heading up RCR. The program today will be your chance to meet and hear from all of our past Presidents and our Charter Members. They will have us sitting on the edge of our seats with exciting and thrilling tales of Rotary and especially Reno Central Rotary from the past 30 years. This is a meeting you will not want to miss! Come on out and maybe have a chance to add your tales during this very interesting history lesson.
 
President David - Stories From the Attic, 30 Years of Club History John Jones 2016-07-11 07:00:00Z 0

July 5 - Meadow View Farms Charity Horse Show

Posted on Jul 03, 2016
On July 5th 2016, we will not have our regular meeting at the Peppermill. Instead, all members are invited to support the 5th Annual Meadow View Farms Charity Horse Show to benefit the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation. Hope to see you there!
July 5 - Meadow View Farms Charity Horse Show John Jones 2016-07-03 07:00:00Z 0

June 28 Meeting

Posted on Jun 24, 2016
For June 28th, we will not have a lunch meeting at the Peppermill. Instead, we will be having President Chuck's Demotion Party at the Galaxy Theater in Sparks.  Please be there by 5:30 so that you can get some food and we can have the party before the movie starts at 7pm. Chuck has chosen Independence Day 2 as our movie.  If you have not signed up and would like to attend, please contact Lance Newlin our esteemed event coordinator. See you there! 
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June 21 - Why It's Time to Save Our Schools: WC-1 and the November Election

      Abbi Whitaker                 Alex Bybee             Shaun Carey, CM
 
Please join us this Tuesday, June 21 to hear from Abbi, Alex, and Shaun regarding "Save Our Schools" and the November election.
 
Washoe County is facing a crisis. Our schools are severely overcrowded and in critical need of repair. Children are packed into buildings that have asbestos, leaking roofs, and failing ventilation. A third of our schools have not been renovated in over a generation. One in five schools have more students than they can handle, forcing classes into hallways. The time to act is now — and the solution is half a cent away. We are a grassroots coalition of parents, teachers, business owners, and community leaders working to save our schools by advocating for passage of WC-1.
 
 
June 21 - Why It's Time to Save Our Schools: WC-1 and the November Election John Jones 2016-06-17 07:00:00Z 0

June 14 - Brian Polian, The Future of Nevada Football

Posted on Jun 11, 2016
 

               Todays meeting will be in the Naples meeting room

After guiding Nevada football to consecutive bowl games and unheralded academic honors, head coach Brian Polian’s blueprint for the program continues to yield positive results both on and off the field. Polian enters his fourth season at the helm with optimism for the future and a drive to bring a Mountain West championship to Reno.

Polian has guided Nevada to back-to-back bowl games, continuing the Wolf Pack’s elite bowl streak; Nevada is one of 18 teams in the FBS, and one of just four teams from outside the Power Five, to play in 10 bowl games in the past 11 seasons. Nevada won the inaugural 2015 NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl in thrilling fashion last season, as Polian guided the team to its fifth all-time bowl win in program history. In three seasons at the helm, Polian has led Nevada to 18 wins, two bowl appearances and 21 individual All-Mountain West honors.

Nevada’s academic prestige under Polian’s guidance has been just as noteworthy. After the bowl victory, Nevada had a program-record 21 student-athletes earn Academic All-Mountain West honors for the 2015 season. Senior Jordan Dobrich was inducted to the 2015 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, which is the most prestigious scholar-athlete award in college football. Nevada also earned a team GPA of 3.05 in the 2015 spring semester, setting a new team record. Polian has helped guide Nevada to 41 Academic All-MW honors in his tenure.

Excitement surrounds the program for the upcoming 2016 season, which will mark Polian’s fourth year at the helm. Nevada will be playing at a newly renovated Mackay Stadium while also returning a talented and veteran squad. Returning from last year’s bowl victory are 15 starters and five All-MW players.

June 14 - Brian Polian, The Future of Nevada Football John Jones 2016-06-11 07:00:00Z 0

June 7 - A Video Journal of Hope and Healing: 12 Years of The Solace Tree

Posted on Jun 04, 2016
    Our Meeting This Week Will Be In Tuscany 5/6
On June 7th we will hear from Emilio Parga, Executive Director at The Solace Tree. The Solace Tree has been providing Grieving Support for children, teens, and adults for the past 12 years. The mission of The Solace Tree is that all children, teens, and adults have the freedom to express their feelings associated with loss in a safe and loving environment. We believe that through our peer support programs and educational opportunities for schools and the community, children and teens will learn to cope and adjust to the changes in their lives.

 

June 7 - A Video Journal of Hope and Healing: 12 Years of The Solace Tree John Jones 2016-06-04 07:00:00Z 0

May 31 - Sgt. Wade Clark, The Homeless Situation

Posted on May 28, 2016
         OUR MEETING THIS WEEK WILL BE IN THE TUSCANY TOWER
On May 31 we will have an interactive discussion with Sgt Wade Clark from the Reno Police Department. Tim Ruffin will be our moderator.

Sgt. Clark is a member of the core planning team for the One River Initiative. He has direct hands on experience with the homeless issue on the Trucker River and downtown. This will be an interactive discussion about the homeless issues in Reno. Please bring your best questions about the homeless.

May 31 - Sgt. Wade Clark, The Homeless Situation John Jones 2016-05-28 07:00:00Z 0

May 17 - Tad Dunbar - Reflections on a Television News Anchor

 
Tad Dunbar will be speaking on his career in television. As a news anchor, Reno, and especially, Channel 8 viewers, have been well served.
There's always been a core of news people here who stayed and became part of the community. That gave their work a perspective others, regardless of their talents. couldn't match. No one fit that description better, longer than Tad Dunbar.
He was born in east Texas, broke into broadcasting as a radio D-J at age 15. But at 19 started doing news and it clicked. He became News Director of a Abilene television station at 22, then worked his way through other Texas markets.
1969 found him contemplating a possible offer in Denver. Then came a call from Reno.
"Like everyone else in this business I'd moved every two years through my 20's," says Dunbar, "and when I got to Reno, I fell in love with it and said 'This is it. I'm not going anywhere.'"
The Reno he found was a change from Texas, smaller than it is today, but as it has always been, what people in the business call and "good news town."
 
"It's certainly less true now than it was then, but in those days if you wanted to talk to the governor, you picked up the phone and talked with the governor or you went down there and got your sound bite. Everyone was more accessible."
And it kept Dunbar and his small staff busy.
"I regularly did maybe three stories a day from the field like that. I know I once did six stories in one day. You'd go out on your way to something, see something else and shoot it."
 
 
As time passed, newscasts became more complicated, tying him to the newsroom to produce and write. There he had few equals.
"His greatest talent I think is as a wordsmith and knowing a news story when he sees it," remembers former KOLO News Director John Howe..
In 2007 Tad and the station parted ways. There was a final broadcast, followed by a party across town and in Las Vegas a month later a lifetime achievement award from the Nevada Broadcasters Association.
His presence is still felt. There is still today a plaque in our newsroom that reads in part "Thank you for 38 years of leadership and service to the people of northern Nevada." It was an extraordinary run
"You begin to feel over the years like you know everybody in town and everybody knows you. And I don't know if I could live somewhere where that wasn't true. I've become so used to it," says Dunbar.
"I would back up and relive it from the beginning in a second. It was so much fun."
May 17 - Tad Dunbar - Reflections on a Television News Anchor 2016-05-12 07:00:00Z 0

May 3 - Volunteer for The Barracuda Championship

Posted on Apr 29, 2016

Join us on May 3 to hear Andrea Quiruz fill us in on this years Reno PGA event!

As Marketing Director of the Barracuda Championship, Andrea is fortunate enough to work for a nonprofit organization and professional sporting event rolled into one.  "Our yearly charitable contributions combined with our love and passion for bettering the community make working with the PGA TOUR and Barracuda Championship a dream.  As a 501 C3 nonprofit organization, the Barracuda Championship is perpetually striving to grow our volunteerism and volunteer leadership, which continues to be one of my primary missions while working with the tournament".

Here are the basics about the Barracuda Championship:

• Reigning Champion: J.J. Henry (2012 & 2015 Champion)
• Dates: June 27 – July 3, 2016 (18th Consecutive Year)
• Host Venue: Montrêux Golf & Country Club
• Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
• Course Stats: Par 72, Yardage 7,472.  This makes Montrêux the third longest course on the PGA TOUR and it has also rated the 6th most difficult course      among all PGA TOUR events.
• Live Television Coverage: The Golf Channel
• Purse: $3.2 Million
• FedExCup Points: 300
• Format: Modified Stableford, the only of its kind on the PGA TOUR
• Field: 132 PGA TOUR Members with a cut to the top 70 on Saturday of tournament week

The Barracuda Championship is operated by the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and has a significant economic impact for the Reno/Tahoe region and highlights this stunning region as a world class golf destination through national and international media coverage.

Please join us and experience world class golf and special events!

May 3 - Volunteer for The Barracuda Championship John Jones 2016-04-29 07:00:00Z 0

April 26 - ALZHEIMER’S TOP TEN CAUSES

Posted on Apr 21, 2016
 
 
Dr. Rubin will explain dementia using simple and accessible terms and discuss the most common causes of Alzheimer’s dementia. His presentation will offer considerations for best diagnostic and treatment approaches for preventing or modifying the disease course.
 
Steven Rubin M.D. is a Nevada licensed physician specializing in dementia, with an emphasis on common sense assessment and management practicalities.  He graduated from Southern Illinois School of Medicine in 1988, interned at Duke University and completed residency training at the University of Virginia in 1992. Dr. Rubin is a double board-certified as an Independent Medical Examiner and Adult Psychiatrist.
Dr. Rubin’s website offers public service videos and information. Please visit www. Gerolescence.com or contact him through srubin56@gmail.com.
 
April 26 - ALZHEIMER’S TOP TEN CAUSES John Jones 2016-04-21 07:00:00Z 0

April 19 - Final 2016 Crabfeed Planning Meeting

Posted on Apr 17, 2016
 
 
This Tuesday, April 19, we will have our final planning meeting prior to the 2016 Reno Crab Feed which is this coming Saturday, April 23! This will be our final full club readout regarding status of all the various activities that everyone has been so busy with to assure our event's success. Hope to see everyone there to help make sure we are ready!
April 19 - Final 2016 Crabfeed Planning Meeting John Jones 2016-04-17 07:00:00Z 0

April 12 - Sustainable Nevada

Posted on Apr 10, 2016
 
EcoStudents is Nevada’s first Science, Technology, Engineering, Applied Arts and Math (STEAM) ecological literacy program. It represents the next level in education, the integration of: 1) classroom curriculum, 2) the renovation of the school campus, and 3) business and community involvement. EcoStudents is composed of four pillars:
 
  1. A Sustainability Curriculum that uses ecology and the environment to teach the science behind green community design
  2. The renovation of the school campus that results in: 1) green school buildings that reduce operating costs and provide students with a healthy learning environment; and 2) indoor and outdoor gardens that provide the community with access to fresh, locally grown food
  3. Linked Learning, a program that connects what students learn in the classroom to community professionals and internships that place students on engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and design career pathways, all high demand careers for Nevada’s future workforce
  4. Sustainable Learning Communities, an outreach program that helps other schools implement their own EcoStudents program.
EcoStudents is a partnership between Sustainable Nevada and High Desert Montessori School.
 

Jeneane Harter was the founder of Nevada’s first renewable energy consulting firm. She served as the consultant to the Nevada Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Task Force and to the Governor’s Office of Energy under Governors Kenny Guinn and Jim Gibbons. She has served as the Chair of the Nevada Conservation League C-4 Board of Directors and was the Executive Director of the Nevada Wilderness Project.

 

She is currently a member of the Nevada chapter of the United States Green Building Council, Green Schools Committee, the Carson City School District Sustainability Action Team and serves on the board of directors for the Nevada STEM Coalition

 

Marisa Cooper is the Science Coordinator, Adolescent Science Guide, STEAM Fair Director and Science Curriculum Writer for High Desert Montessori School. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from U.C. Davis and a Master’s in Education and Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has been a science teacher for 11 years and has taught grades seven through twelve. Marisa is the recipient of the 2015 USGBC Educator Award.

 

Marisa currently teaches Middle School Science in the Star Peak Classroom at the High Desert Montessori School.

April 12 - Sustainable Nevada John Jones 2016-04-10 07:00:00Z 0

March 29 - Jokes and Crabfeed

Posted on Mar 23, 2016
Two longtime golf buddies were standing on a tee box overlooking a river, getting ready to hit their tee shots. One golfer pointed down the river, turned to the other golfer and said, "Look at those idiots fishing in the rain!"
 
Now, I know all of you can top that one, so, let's see who has the best joke this week!
 
In our spare time, we will have an update on the Crabfeed AND we will be preregistering for the Auction at the Crabfeed. Don't forget your credit card!
March 29 - Jokes and Crabfeed John Jones 2016-03-23 07:00:00Z 0

March 22 - Panama’s Abandoned, But Not Forgotten

Posted on Mar 18, 2016
---- The Meeting on March 22 will be in Capri 1 ----
 
Craig will be providing a description of his recent Rotary Panama trip and a discussion of an international project to help Casa Providencia in their quest to assist the forgotten children of Panama.
 
Craig Wesner is the CEO of Lumos & Associates;  a Nevada based Consulting Firm providing Civil Engineering Design, Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geotechnical Investigations, Construction Services, and Construction Materials Testing throughout northern Nevada and California. 
Craig graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1984 with an Associates of Science in Architecture and in 1986 with Bachelors in Science, Civil Engineering.  Craig spent a portion of his career in public service as an Air Force Officer in the Nevada Air National Guard, retiring in 2010 as a Lieutenant Colonel.  Craig’s full time career started with 12 years in public service with the Federal Government and the State of Nevada.  He joined Lumos & Associates in 1998 as an Engineering Manager working his way up to his current position as CEO.  Craig’s engineering focus has been centered on helping rural Nevada communities deliver clean, safe, and reliable drinking water supplies to their customers.  More recently, as an avid cyclist, Craig has been guiding his firm to be active with the design of bicycle paths and pedestrian facilities.  As a past Board member of the Truckee Pyramid Bikeway he was actively involved with the Bikeway’s most recent project, the link between Fleisch Dam and the Floriston Interchange.
Craig is an active member of his community having served on a number of professional organizations including serving as the President of the American Society of Engineers, Truckee Meadows Branch (1989-1990), and the Nevada Section (2002-2003), and President of the American Public Works Association (2009). 
He is very active with the Rotary Club of Reno currently serving on the Board of Directors’ and has been selected to be the Club’s President in 2016-2017. 
Craig resides in Reno, Nevada, with his wife Debbi.  He has two adult daughters and a son-in-law;  Sasha Wesner, Trisha and Jon Buescher, as well as two granddaughters, Emery and Abigail Buescher.  In his free time, Craig enjoys photography, skiing, cycling, hiking, and when time permits, fly fishing.
March 22 - Panama’s Abandoned, But Not Forgotten John Jones 2016-03-18 07:00:00Z 0

March 15 - Club Assembly

Posted on Mar 13, 2016
March 15 we will have a club assembly to discuss where we are with the 17th Annual Reno Crab Feed. Hope to see all of you there to talk over any issues that remain to be taken care of and to recognize everyone who has contributed so much toward making this years event a success.
March 15 - Club Assembly John Jones 2016-03-13 08:00:00Z 0

March 8 - The Annual Student Speech Contest

Posted on Mar 06, 2016
Come on out this Tuesday for the Annual Student Speech Contest. Let's support these great students who are vying to move on to the next level of competition! See you there.
March 8 - The Annual Student Speech Contest John Jones 2016-03-06 08:00:00Z 0

March 1 - Music Program

 
The Music Contest is an annual event held by Reno Central Rotary which invites music students from areas High Schools to perform in front of our club.  Several members of the club serve as judges of the performances and the winner of the contest is eligible to compete at the next level of competition, which includes the winners from the eight Reno-Sparks Rotary clubs. The winner of the Reno-Sparks contest will compete at the Rotary District Conference in May.
 
Each contestant will play a piece that must be a minimum of three and maximum of eight minutes in length. Our Music Contest is a great opportunity for these young musicians to perform. It is also a great opportunity for Rotarians to hear some amazing performances by these high school students - you don't want to miss it!
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March 1 - Our Annual Music Contest

 
The Music Contest is an annual event held by Reno Central Rotary which invites music students to perform in front of our club.  Several members of the club serve as judges of the performances and the winner of the contest is eligible to compete at the next level of competition, which includes the winners from the eight Reno-Sparks Rotary clubs. The winner of the Reno-Sparks contest will compete at the Rotary District Conference.
 
Each contestant will play a piece that must be a minimum of three and maximum of eight minutes in length. Our Music Contest is a great opportunity for these young musicians to perform. It is also a great opportunity for Rotarians to hear some amazing performances by these high school students - you don't want to miss it!
March 1 - Our Annual Music Contest 2016-02-29 08:00:00Z 0

February 23 - Rotary Youth Activities

Posted on Feb 19, 2016
 
                   
 
Bill Boon                                      Scott Pearson
 

Most Improved Student /Achievement Beyond Obstacles

 

The program is about helping Seniors in High School who have had incredible life challenges and are still graduating from high school.  We are also looking for students that also have the potential of continuing their education.  These youth indeed have experiences and challenges that would keep most of us from reaching our goals and yet they continue to succeed.  The program includes Leadership Weekend, FAFSA/scholarship Forum, speaking at Rotary Club Luncheons, and scholarships.  We are developing a mentoring program currently.
 
Bill Boon:
I have been a member of Reno Rotary since I retired to Reno 9 years ago and have been involved and active the whole time including International Service Projects Committee, Mardi Gras Fundraiser, Community Service Projects, Board member, Open World program, Youth Service and other small roles.  Currently am District Youth Service Chair and President Nominee.  Have been active volunteering in many ways including SCORE and Eddy House.
My career was in the chemical industry where I did everything from applied research to leading a business to building new businesses based on new technology.  I worked for Goodyear Tire, Shell Oil, and Reliance Industries (largest private sector company in India).  During our 2 years in India, we worked with our pastor to support several small churches in the slums.
My education includes BS from William & Mary, PhD in chemistry from University of Massachusetts, and many business classes at different universities.
 
Judge Pearson:

Judge Scott Pearson was elected to the bench in the November 2010 general election. Judge Pearson currently serves as the Chief Judge of the Reno Justice Court overseeing the operation and administration of the six departments and employees. Judge Pearson also is the presiding judge of the Reno Justice Court Compliance Program, the fourth largest problem solving court in the State. The program helps misdemeanor defendants address their substance abuse and mental health issues. Judge Pearson also created the first Community Court in Nevada which provides a diversion from the traditional criminal justice system for first time offenders.

For several years now Judge Pearson has served as a judge in the area’s high school mock trial competition and the We the People constitutional program for both high schools and elementary schools. Judge Pearson also chairs the Reno South Rotary Most Improved Student scholarship committee which honors two students from each of the eighteen area high schools that have overcome the greatest obstacles to graduate. Several of these students are then selected to receive leadership training and scholarships to college.

In his free time Judge Pearson has coached youth sports teams in leagues for the Boys and Girls Club, Great Basin Youth Soccer, Sky Tavern, Sparks Recreation Flag Football, and the Reno Continental Little League where he sits as a board member. Judge Pearson has been married to Kristy Pearson, a local school teacher, since 1998 and has two boys he enjoys exploring the great state of Nevada with.

February 23 - Rotary Youth Activities John Jones 2016-02-19 08:00:00Z 0

Feb 16 - No Meeting Today

Posted on Feb 15, 2016
Just a reminder, there will be no meeting today. The Club Valentines Dinner will be Monday evening, Feb.15, in lieu of the regular meeting.
Feb 16 - No Meeting Today john jones 2016-02-15 08:00:00Z 0

Feb, 9 - Nicole Frosini, United Blood Services

Posted on Feb 07, 2016
 
 
Nicole Frosini grew up in Las Vegas and is a second generation Nevadan. In high school, Nicole was an avid debator and competed at a national level. She also started an Interact chapter at Coronado High School. Nicole has now lived in Reno for the last ten years, and is a graduate of The University of Nevada with a degree in Communication Studies. During her time at UNR, she participated in the University Study Abroad Consortium and studied in Spain. Nicole enjoys learning about other cultures and languages.
 
Nicole is employed by the United Blood Services as a Donor Recruitment Representative. In her position she helps businesses and organizations plan blood drives from Reno to Wells Nevada. Through her work with United Blood Services, Nicole is able to help facilitate the critical process of blood collection.
Feb, 9 - Nicole Frosini, United Blood Services John Jones 2016-02-07 08:00:00Z 0

Feb. 2 - Vocational Service

Posted on Jan 31, 2016
Vocational Service with Our Own Regina Lockwood
 
Our program on February 2 will be Vocational Service where we'll have a chance to get to know more about our new and existing members and what they do! Regina is sure to have interesting and fun things for all of us!
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Jan 26 - Chris Gimenez, UNR to Major League Baseball

Posted on Jan 22, 2016
 
The road from the University of Nevada to the majors:
 
Chris was drafted his junior year from UNR. Little did he know the adventure he would be on fulfilling his dream to play Major League Baseball. But after 12 full seasons in pro ball, Chris has learned what it takes both physically and mentally.
Jan 26 - Chris Gimenez, UNR to Major League Baseball John Jones 2016-01-22 08:00:00Z 0

Jan 19 - Update on the Regional Residential Real Estate Market

Posted on Jan 17, 2016
 

For Rotarians, by Rotarians

 

This week we will have a panel discussion featuring Lesley Veach, Regina Lockwood, Gary Macdonald & Craig Schriber

 

Craig Schriber, Dickson Realty – General trends in the local marketplace

Regina Lockwood, Ferrari-Lund – The effect of rising interest rates on the market

Lesley Veach, Ferrari-Lund – Distressed properties and shadow inventory

Gary MacDonald, Dickson Realty – New construction

Jan 19 - Update on the Regional Residential Real Estate Market John Jones 2016-01-17 08:00:00Z 0

Jan. 12 - Post-War Reconstruction In Croatia

Posted on Jan 10, 2016
Our speaker this week will be Mojra Hauenstein, Architect, LEED Neighborhood Development, Business Facilitator | Washoe County Community Services Department.
Mojra has a great presentation for us showing the ravages of war on Croatia, how the population coped with the devastation, and the reconstruction efforts underway.
See you there!
 
Jan. 12 - Post-War Reconstruction In Croatia John Jones 2016-01-10 08:00:00Z 0

Jan. 5 2016 - Mat Sinclair, Discovery Museum

Posted on Jan 03, 2016
 
Our speaker on January 5, 2016 is Mat Sinclair, Executive Director of the Discovery Museum.
 
To visit the Museum website go to: http://www.nvdm.org/
The mission of the Discovery Museum:
The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring lifelong learning in science, technology, engineering, art, math, and the world around us.

As northern Nevada continues to grow, the region's cultural and educational offerings must also expand in order to keep young minds thriving. The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) is designed not just to meet this need, but to raise the bar for fun, family-based learning throughout our community. The museum also aims to provoke new aspirations and collaborations among children, parents and educators. The Discovery is a place of open eyes, open minds and open horizons. A place where tomorrow's dreams win their wings.
 
 
The Terry Lee Wells Foundation was established in 1999 by Terry Lee Wells, a native of Reno. During her lifetime, Terry supported organizations in northern Nevada that help to improve the quality of life for the underprivileged, with a special emphasis on women and children. She created the Foundation to carry on her philanthropic legacy and fulfill her dreams of "Reaching Out, Touching Hearts, Changing Lives."
The Foundation does not operate any programs, but makes grants to private, non-profit organizations and public agencies to carry out projects that address the medical, educational, and quality-of-life issues faced by the underserved population of northern Nevada. The Foundation is especially interested in helping rural areas become more self-sufficient and enable them to offer a wider range of services to residents in these small communities.
To date, the Terry Lee Wells Foundation has given more than $6.2 million to the museum, providing much needed support for a variety of museum programs and initiatives.
Jan. 5 2016 - Mat Sinclair, Discovery Museum John Jones 2016-01-03 08:00:00Z 0
December 22 and 29 - No Meetings John Jones 2015-12-18 08:00:00Z 0

December 15 - RCR Annual Meeting

Posted on Dec 10, 2015
Reno Central Rotary will be having it's annual meeting!
  1. The club's annual meeting will occur at the regular weekly meeting on Tuesday, December 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Peppermill.
  2. Nominations are open for the following positions for 2016-2017:
    1. President (note: President-Elect is David Crumbley)
    2. President-Elect
    3. Vice President/President-Elect-Nominee
    4. Secretary
    5. Treasurer
    6. Three Directors
December 15 - RCR Annual Meeting John Jones 2015-12-10 08:00:00Z 0

Christmas Party

 
Wednesday, December 9th
6:00pm
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
 
1860 Dickens Theme attire suggested!
Costume contest, Wine auction, Raffle, Musical Entertainment provided for your enjoyment.
 
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
 
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Vocational Service - December 1, 2015

 
 
 
The concept of vocational service, as defined by Rotary International, is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
      1.The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

      2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

      3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;

      4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business professional persons united in the ideal of service.
 
Immediate Past President, Regina Lockwood, and current president, Chuck Alvey wll be discussing the importance of vocational service in our Club and what it means to serve your community.
Vocational Service - December 1, 2015 Chuck Alvey 2015-11-29 08:00:00Z 0

November 24 - Rotary Senior Thanksgiving Lunch

Posted on Nov 20, 2015
 
We will not be having our regular meeting at the Peppermill on November 24th as we will be hosting our annual Rotary Senior Thanksgiving Lunch at the Evelyn Mount Community Center.
 
If you have not yet signed up to help and would like to participate, please contact Elizabeth Fielder at elizabeth@fielderlawltd.com
November 24 - Rotary Senior Thanksgiving Lunch John Jones 2015-11-20 08:00:00Z 0

Nov. 10 - Veterans Day Program

Posted on Nov 07, 2015
Please join us in the Edge at the Peppermill on November 10 our Veterans Day program. We will hear from some very special Veterans to tell their story as well as learn who in our Club are Veterans and what type service they performed for out great country.
 
The directions to the Edge are as follows: From the front entrance or from the parking garage, go to the guest registration area. From there,

a)      You will see the Bell Desk;

b)      Turn LEFT, then a quick RIGHT heading toward the VIP desk

           i.     the hotel registration desk will be on your left.  

c)      To the LEFT of the VIP desk area, there is a set of elevators;

d)      Take those elevators to the SECOND FLOOR;

e)      Get off the elevators and head towards the set of double glass doors, the entrance to the swimming pool     

         i.     If you see the Catering & Wedding Sales office door, you have turned the wrong way.

f)       Turn RIGHT before the swimming pool glass doors, (do not enter the pool area) and walk about 50 steps

          i.     A glass enclosed area with exercise equipment will be on your right side;

g)      Immediately turn LEFT and go through the set of double glass doors. That is the entrance to Bimini, our Steakhouse.

h)      Once inside, turn to the right and you will see a small elevator.

i)       Take that elevator (up) to EDGE.

Nov. 10 - Veterans Day Program John Jones 2015-11-07 08:00:00Z 0

Nov 3 - Cheri Hill, Idea Networking

Posted on Oct 29, 2015
 
Meeting Location - Naples Room #7
 
Cheri S. Hill, the “Wealth Protection Diva” has been a successful entrepreneur, business owner and premier business strategist for the past 22 years as President & CEO of Sage International, Inc. She is a bestselling author, an in-demand nationally acclaimed speaker on financial education, business development and wealth protection strategies who has reached audiences throughout the world.  She hosts the weekly Cheri Hill Radio Show (www.CheriHillShow.com) on 99.1FMTalk Radio and is a Certified NxLevel Instructor for the Nevada Small Business Development Center.
 

Some of you may be thinking: “I’m a good networker. But I’m not particularly innovative.” That may well be true. But it’s probably because you are like most successful executives who are what we call resource networkers, rather than idea networkers. Most executives network to sell themselves, their companies, or to build relationships with people who possess desired resources.

 

Do you know how to generate innovative, even disruptive, business ideas?

If you’re interested in developing your creative spark, Cheri will share with us the principles of idea networkingas opposed to resource networking, which starts with one fundamental practice: You have to consistently act different to think different.
Nov 3 - Cheri Hill, Idea Networking John Jones 2015-10-29 07:00:00Z 0

October 27 - Eaton Dunkelberger, Sierra Nevada Journeys

Posted on Oct 25, 2015
Sierra Nevada Journeys - Achievement through Outdoor Science
 
Eaton, the CEO of Sierra Nevada Journeys, is a US Marine Corps veteran, and served as an Infantry Platoon Commander in Iraq in ’03. He earned an MBA at London Business School, BS in Biology from Stanford University, and was a researcher at the Brookings Institute. Eaton serves on the Board of the Marines’ Memorial Association. He lives in Reno, NV with his wife Kate, children Pete and Alice, and is an avid fly fisherman and cross country skier.
 
Using science education to build the next generation of Northern NV’s leaders, Sierra Nevada Journeys (SNJ) is an education non-profit committed to building career and college ready students.  SNJ addresses the lack of science education in elementary schools by providing children of all backgrounds high-quality science education opportunities.  Annually, SNJ sees 15,000 students in our region with life changing education opportunities.
October 27 - Eaton Dunkelberger, Sierra Nevada Journeys John Jones 2015-10-25 07:00:00Z 0

Oct 20 - Camille Williams, UNR Womens Basketball

Posted on Oct 15, 2015
 

Camille Williams enters her eighth season with the Nevada women's basketball program in 2015-16 and her third as an associate head coach.  Williams spent three seasons, 2005-08, as an assistant coach at UC Santa Barbara prior to coming to Nevada. During her time with the Gauchos, she assisted with guard and post player development and defense, served as the co-recruiting coordinator and oversaw UCSB's academic development.  Prior to UCSB, she served as an assistant coach at Cal from 2000-05.  While at Cal, she was also the academic coordinator, strength and conditioning liaison, film exchange director and director of team camps. She helped her team attain at least a 3.0 GPA for two-and-a-half years.  Williams served as the head coach at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wis., in 1999-00 where she was responsible for the day-to-day operations for the basketball program including recruiting, fundraising, player management and development, scouting, team travel and scheduling. She has also spent time coaching at the high school level, serving as an assistant coach at Madison Memorial High School from 1998-99 and the girl's freshman coach at Middleton High School from 1996-98.  She played basketball and competed in track and field at the University of Wisconsin from 1991-96.

Oct 20 - Camille Williams, UNR Womens Basketball John Jones 2015-10-15 07:00:00Z 0

October 13 - The One Truckee River Initiative

Posted on Oct 09, 2015

Christi Cakiroglu, Executive Director, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

Lynda S. Nelson, Acting Project Director, Nevada Land Trust

 

We will be meeting in Tuscany 7 and 8 this week. 

 

On October 13, 2015 we will hear from Christi and Lynda regarding the The One Truckee River Initiative.

 

The One Truckee River Initiative was established as a partnership of Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and Nevada Land Trust to develop a comprehensive plan to protect and provide stewardship for the Truckee River across all jurisdictional boundaries. KTMB and NLT are acting as the lead agencies with the assistance and cooperation of a large group of Truckee River Stakeholders. This One River collaboration includes public and private partners working together to realize a Truckee River that flows clear and clean, quenches our thirst ,sustains the river's natural ecology, cultural resources and wildlife, and connects residents and visitors to unparalleled opportunities for recreation and regeneration.

 

Website: http:www.onetruckeeriver.org/

October 13 - The One Truckee River Initiative John Jones 2015-10-09 07:00:00Z 0

October 6 - Betsy VanDeusen, MA, Immunize Nevada

Posted on Oct 04, 2015
 
Prevention Is Our Mission: Immunize Nevada is a diverse coalition of individual, business and organization partners committed to improving and protecting the health of children, teens, adults & seniors in Nevada. What began in 1995 in northern Nevada as a group of citizens concerned about Nevada’s immunization rates being the lowest in the country, is now a statewide 501c3 nonprofit coalition working together to help improve the health of Nevadans through vaccination.
We help keep Nevadans healthy and educated about immunizations by:
  • Supporting healthcare professionals by providing education opportunities, conferences, office tools and incentives.
  • Collaborating with regional, state and national partners to develop immunization projects and programs.
  • Serving as an expert resource to community members.
  • Providing outreach and education about the benefits of immunizing and the risks of not doing so.
  • Advocating for pro-immunization policies.
    Learn more about Immunize Nevada's evolution from a small grassroots organization, to an award winning, statewide immunization coalition.
October 6 - Betsy VanDeusen, MA, Immunize Nevada John Jones 2015-10-04 07:00:00Z 0

September 29, 2015 - Chas Macquarie, Whats up with Climate Change

Posted on Sep 24, 2015

What’s Up with Climate Change?

A Citizen’s Perspective
A presentation by Chas Macquarie

Chas' presentation explores the basic problem of global warming – that too much carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gasses (GHG) are being put into the atmosphere; he will talk about some of the consequences if we do not take action soon; notes the effect of inaction on some of Rotary’s international programs; describes one approach to achieving the required GHG reduction goals in a way that is technically feasible, economically affordable, and politically viable; and talks about recent progress in CO2 reduction leading up to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, which takes place in December in Paris.

Chas Macquarie is a member, and past president, of the Rotary Club of Carson City and has been a Rotarian for 15 years. He is active in Rotary Youth Exchange at both the club and district levels, and is a past chair of the District RYE Committee. He is a Paul Harris Fellow.
 
Chas is a civil engineer by profession and is the former CEO of Lumos & Associates, a local civil engineering, planning, surveying, and materials testing firm. He still works part time for Lumos, focusing on bicycle and pedestrian projects.
 
Chas is active in the Carson City community. He is a founding member of Muscle Powered, Citizens for a Walkable and Bikeable Carson City, and is a recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nevada Governor’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board in honor of his work supporting bicyclists and pedestrians.
 
He has been a climber and mountaineer for almost half a century and his interest in the natural environment prompted him to put together this presentation on climate change in order to increase awareness about the issue.
September 29, 2015 - Chas Macquarie, Whats up with Climate Change John Jones 2015-09-24 07:00:00Z 0

September 22 - Vocational Service

Posted on Sep 18, 2015
Vocational Service   
 
Naples 3 & 4
Our meeting on September 22, 2015 will be on Vocational Service. President Chuck will be asking for Club Member stories about how you find your integrity in business. Should be a great way to find out more about our fellow members. Bring your story!
September 22 - Vocational Service John Jones 2015-09-18 07:00:00Z 0

September 15 - Glenn Booth, FBI

Posted on Sep 13, 2015

Naples 7

Our speaker on September 15 will be Glenn Booth from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Glenn has been a Special Agent with the FBI for approximately 17 years. He was first assigned to New York City from 1998 through 2003, before being transferred to Reno. He investigates criminal matters in both northern Nevada and northern California.

This week's presentation is a look at 9/11 from the perspective of an FBI agent who was at the World Trade Center on that tragic day.

You will not want to be late as Glenn's presentation will be starting at 12:40 as he has a lot of information to cover. 

September 15 - Glenn Booth, FBI John Jones 2015-09-13 07:00:00Z 0

March 31 - Emergency Preparedness and Response: Get Trained with CERT!”

Posted by John Jones on Mar 29, 2015
Disasters can strike anywhere, anytime. We have seen from recent experiences that, the bigger the event, the more likely that first responders may be busy elsewhere, unable to respond for  hours or days. One of the most important missions of the Community Emergency Response Team is to educate as many people as possible, both to prepare for disasters and to respond to emergencies. We provide instruction in how to make a Go-kit and a plan. We teach people how to handle some basic emergency situations, including medical crises, knowledge that may help to save someone’s life. The courses are taught by staff, CERT volunteers and Subject Matter Experts. The training is free, and there is no requirement to become a volunteer.

Shirlee Rhodes is a former hydrogeologist, with a BS Degree in Geology and a Master’s in Hydrology. She spent nearly 20 years as a consultant in water resources planning and management before turning her focus to emergency planning. In 2011, she joined the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) as a volunteer, participating in the Air Races crash, and both the Caughlin and Washoe Drive fire emergencies within her first year. Ms Rhodes now works for the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office managing the Citizen Corps Program (CCP). This Program consists of three different teams, with a total of about 260 volunteers.

March 31 - Emergency Preparedness and Response: Get Trained with CERT!” John Jones 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z 0

March 17 - Amanda Coulson and the Reno Irish Dance Co.

Posted on Mar 15, 2015
 

Meeting Location - March 17th
Naples 7

The Reno Irish Dance Company (RIDCo) is the original Irish/Celtic Performance Company headquartered in Reno Nevada U.S.A.. The company was conceived in 1997 by Artistic Director and Choreographer, Amanda Coulson, who is the Director of Dancin! Performing Arts Center.
The Reno Irish Dance Company is a highly successful entertainment entity of Dancers, Vocalists and Musicians with a diverse following. The Company, incorporated in 2000 as a 501-(c)3 (non profit) corporation, is funded through grants, donations, show ticket sales, and fundraising events. 
The performers range in age from 5 years and Up! 
The company provides a platform for young aspiring, pre-professional dancers, singers and musicians in the performing arts, in a professional environment. 
The Company has evolved into a level of performing arts that incorporates diversity in music and dance.
Their Mission in the community is to reach, educate and entertain all ages with the traditional and the new age of Irish and Celtic Music and Dance.  

There are more photos on the website: www.renoirishdanceco.org and on FaceBook, Reno Irish Dance Company.

 
 
March 17 - Amanda Coulson and the Reno Irish Dance Co. John Jones 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0

March 10 - The Annual Speech Contest

Posted by John Jones on Mar 08, 2015
Meeting Location - March 10th
Capri Room #1/2
 
Come on out this Tuesday for the Annual Speech Contest. Let's support these great students who are vying to move on to the next level of competition! See you there.
March 10 - The Annual Speech Contest John Jones 2015-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
February 17 - George Cusack, Director, Dream It Do It Nevada John Jones 2015-02-16 00:00:00Z 0

Valentine's Day Dinner

 
Don't forget! Tonight is our Valentine's Dinner!
SoDo Restaurant
275 Hill Street, Reno
6:00-9:00 pm
 
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
 
**There will be NO regular meeting this week**
The Valentine's Dinner will take place of our regularly scheduled meeting!!
 
Valentine's Day Dinner Regina Lockwood 2015-02-09 00:00:00Z 0

Feb 3 - Guy Clifton, The Jackass that Kicked Back

Posted by John Jones on Feb 02, 2015
           
 
 
NOTE: The meeting will be in the CHI restaurant in the Peppermill

“The Jackass that Kicked Back: How a Reno newspaper cartoonist inspired the The Fight of the Century.” How history almost lost the contributions of Art Buehl.

Guy Clifton is a senior reporter and columnist for Reno Gazette-Journal specializing in stories about Nevada and Nevadans. He grew up in the central Nevada mining town of Gabbs and attended the University of Nevada, Reno to study journalism. He is a former editor of the Gardnerville Record-Courier and Tahoe World and has been with the RGJ for 21 years.

In addition to his newspaper writing, he has written seven books: a history of the Reno Rodeo; two volumes of You Know You’re A Nevadan If…; Dempsey In Nevada about former heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey’s days in the Silver State; Johnson-Jeffries: Dateline Reno, a look at the 100th anniversary of the famous heavyweight title fight; Reno, a photographic history of Reno for Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America,” series; and The Prospectors’ Club of Reno: A History.
Feb 3 - Guy Clifton, The Jackass that Kicked Back John Jones 2015-02-03 00:00:00Z 0

Mid Year Club Assembly led by President Regina

Posted by John Jones on Jan 20, 2015
 
 
This meeting is a Membership Drive meeting and everyone is strongly encouraged to bring guests to hear about our club and Rotary.  To help with this, Echo Loder Elementary Principal Dina Ciaramella will speak about the value of the ongoing support that her students receive from Reno Central Rotary and how they make use of the funds that we donate.  In addition, a parent of an RYE student, Sandy Walters, will speak about the invaluable positive affect her son experienced from his year as a Rotary Exchange Student in Japan.  Other club business such as finances, scholarships and fundraisers will be briefly reviewed.
 
A short demonstration will also be given on how to log in and proactively use Club Runner. Answers to all of our Club Runner Questions will be answered during this session.
Mid Year Club Assembly led by President Regina John Jones 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0

January 20 - The Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows

Posted by John Jones on Jan 18, 2015
January 20, 2015
Meeting Location - Naples 7
 
We will be joined by the The Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Mike Wurm and special guest Eric Cruz. Mike will talk about the Club and some of the programs available for youth in our community including the LIT (Leaders In Training) Program, what it is and what it does. We will then hear from Eric and his experience with the Club.
 
Mike is the Chief Professional Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.  He manages a top-notch staff and a devoted Board that all work in harmony to serve nearly 10,000 kids in Truckee Meadows.  The company is an eighteen site, 5.2 million dollar organization that has been recognized as the leading youth serving agency in Northern Nevada since 1976.
 
Prior to his appointment as CPO, Mike was the Director of Operations at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, a position he first took in March 1995.  During his tenure, the organization saw many changes and had many successes.  For 10 years, he oversaw all programming, facility management, and day to day operations of the Club and played an integral role in growing the organization from a single site, 800 member organization to the organization we have today.   
 
 
Eric Cruz and his two older sisters were raised by a single dad.  Although their mom would occasionally appear in their lives, she was never a consistent influence.  Tragically, when Eric was six years old his dad passed away.  Without a mother to rely on, the three children shuffled between relatives’ houses until his aunt and uncle legally adopted them.  This series of events took its toll on Eric, who became very introverted and quiet.  Seven years later, a chance encounter with a Boys & Girls Club staff member at the grocery store changed all that.  He and his sisters jointed the Boys & Girls Club’s Sun Valley Teen Center when Eric was 13, and he began to make connections with staff and peers.  Soon after, he joined Leaders in Training (LIT) where he worked as a junior staff member, running programs and working with younger children. 
 
Today, the once shy and quiet boy is a leader and a mentor.  Eric continues to work as an LIT at the Boys & Girls Club, even earning a paycheck for his work during the summer.  He is a senior at Coral Academy of Science where he has a 3.6 GPA, is in the top 15 in his class and is one of the senior class presidents.  Next year, Eric plans to attend the University of Nevada where he will study to become an emergency services nurse.
January 20 - The Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows John Jones 2015-01-19 00:00:00Z 0

January 13 - Museum of Art

Posted by John Jones on Jan 06, 2015
Our next meeting on January 13 will be at the Nevada Museum of Art. This offsite lunch meeting will be in place of our regular meeting.
There will not be a meeting at the Peppermill on the 13th.
January 13 - Museum of Art John Jones 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0

January 6 - Rotary Foundation Month

Posted by Regina Lockwood on Jan 02, 2015
Happy New Year and welcome to our first meeting of 2015!
 
We have planned exciting updates for you on our Superbowl Raffle, the Crab Feed fundraiser, and our Foundation Goals. Looking forward to seeing you all for the first time in the New Year!
 
**Don't Forget our January 13th meeting will be our Offsite meeting at the Nevada Museum of Art. We will not be at the Peppermill next week!
January 6 - Rotary Foundation Month Regina Lockwood 2015-01-03 00:00:00Z 0

December 16 - Holiday Program

Posted by John Jones

Holiday Music and YOU sharing Holiday Stories! Bring your favorite traditions, your funniest holidays, the best give you ever received, the best gift you ever gave, and any other great Holiday stories! Holiday fellowship!

December 16 - Holiday Program John Jones 2014-12-13 00:00:00Z 0

December 9 - Our Annual Christmas Ball

Posted by John Jones on Dec 12, 2014
See pictures from the Christmas Ball under "Photo Albums"
 
We will not have our regular meeting at the Peppermill today. In place of the weekly meeting we will have our Annual Christmas Ball at the Atlantis Resort Casino. Hope to see everyone there!
December 9 - Our Annual Christmas Ball John Jones 2014-12-13 00:00:00Z 0

Reno Central Rotary supports The Challenger Learning Project

Posted by John Jones on Dec 01, 2014
Today the Reno Central Rotary Club presented a check for $1500 to Dan Carnes for The Challenger Learning Project, which teaches kids about science and math through replicating a trip to space. These funds will support two classes of students and two club members participating in a session.
Reno Central Rotary supports The Challenger Learning Project John Jones 2014-12-02 00:00:00Z 0

December 2 - Karen Barsell for United Way and Kristen DeMara for Head Start

Posted by John Jones on Nov 30, 2014
 
Karen was hired by United Way in 1991, Karen has held most of the key positions in the organization prior to becoming the CEO in 2007.  During this period, completed a Nonprofit Management Certificate of Professional Development, has won several awards for her work in our region including: Nevada Women’s Fund’s Woman of Achievement and UNR School of Social Work Field Instructor of the Year. Karen completed her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Nevada, Reno.  After graduation, she did post-graduate study to become a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Nevada. 
 

Kristen DeMara from Head Start to which we have donated a book-a-week for years. She brought a poster from the kids saying "thank you."

December 2 - Karen Barsell for United Way and Kristen DeMara for Head Start John Jones 2014-12-01 00:00:00Z 0

November 25 - Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors at Evelyn Mount Community Center

Posted on Nov 18, 2014
 
We will not have a regular meeting at the Peppermill this week. In place of that meeting we will be hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner for Reno and Sparks seniors at the Evelyn Mount Community Center.
 
Thank you to all who have contributed food, materials, and your time to make this event a success!
November 25 - Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors at Evelyn Mount Community Center 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z 0

November 18 - Club Assembly - Regina Lockwood

Posted by John Jones on Nov 16, 2014

At the assembly, we will be reviewing club business such as our calendar for the remainder of the year, our budget goals and progress, and the election of new Directors for our board.  It’s a great meeting to improve one’s understanding of how the club works and to ask questions/address concerns about the direction of the club and, specifically, how we’re managing our funds. 

Hope to see you all there to continue to make RCR the club we are all proud of

November 18 - Club Assembly - Regina Lockwood John Jones 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z 0

November 11 - Veterans Day Program to honor our Nations Veterans

Meeting Location: Capri Room 3/4

 

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We will be having a special program today to honor all of the Veterans that have served to protect our great country and to help assure the way of life we all enjoy today and our children and their children may enjoy in the future.

Please attend to show your support and respect for all the men and women who have, or are currently, sacrificing some, and in many cases, all of their lives for the United States of America.

Our featured speaker is former Sparks Police Chief and State Senator Bill Farr.  
Sergeant Bill Farr landed on Omaha Beach during the Normandy invasion in World War II, then pursued the Nazis through the Battle of the Bulge and the Siegfried Line.  Farr and his platoon also marched in the parade commemorating the Liberation of Paris, alongside General Charles de Gaulle's Free French Forces.
 
We will also have two special guests: 
  • Rudy Cervantes is a nationally acclaimed trumpeter and bugler. He coming all the way from San Diego to play some patriotic music, a fanfare-call to arms and taps.  http://www.heavenlytrumpet.com.  
  • Hannah Echert, a sophomore at Damonte Ranch High School. She currently leading the cast of My Fair Lady at Western Nevada College in Carson City. 
November 11 - Veterans Day Program to honor our Nations Veterans John Jones 2014-11-05 00:00:00Z 0

October 28 - Justice Hardesty, The Need for a Court of Appeals in Nevada

Posted by John Jones on Oct 26, 2014

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Justice James W. Hardesty was born and raised in Reno, Nevada.  He has been married for 43 years to his wife, Sandy, and together they have two children and five grandchildren.

Justice Hardesty attended the University of Nevada, Reno where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in May 1970.  While attending the University of Nevada, Reno, he was elected President of the Student Body and was named outstanding senior graduate.  After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, Justice Hardesty enrolled in the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law where he obtained his J.D. in May 1975.

Upon graduating from McGeorge School of Law, Justice Hardesty returned to the Reno/Sparks area and entered private practice as a sole practitioner.  He remained in private practice from 1975 through 1998.  He received the highest rating of AV by Martindale-Hubbell, a nationally recognized publication of lawyer ratings.

In November 1998, Justice Hardesty was elected District Court Judge for the Second Judicial District Court of Washoe County, Reno, Nevada.  He took the bench in January 1999 where he served through December 2004.  In November 2001, while serving as a District Court Judge, he was elected by his fellow judges to serve as Chief Judge of the Second Judicial District Court, a position to which he was reelected in November 2003.  He received the highest ratings on judicial performance in the Second Judicial District Court by the Washoe County Bar Association.  Chief Justice Hardesty also served as President of the Nevada District Judges Association in 2003

In November 2004, Justice Hardesty was elected a Supreme Court Justice for the Nevada Supreme Court.  He was sworn in on January 3, 2005.  Justice Hardesty served as Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court in 2009.  In June 2013, Justice Hardesty was unanimously nominated by his colleagues for William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, a nomination that was supported by the Chief Judges for the Second and Eighth Judicial District Courts.

 

October 28 - Justice Hardesty, The Need for a Court of Appeals in Nevada John Jones 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0

October 21st - Ann Silver, Executive Director, JOIN Inc.

Posted by John Jones on Oct 14, 2014

The Workforce Investment Act and Job Training in Nevada

Ann is the Executive Director of JOIN, Inc. and ProNet, a 501(c)(3) non-profit serving 13 Nevada counties with free job preparation skills, career training, and job placement services through its offices in Reno, Carson City, Fernley, Fallon, Winnemucca, Elko, and Ely.

For more information on The Workforce Investment Act: http://detr.state.nv.us/worforce_investment_pages/workforceinvestment.htm

October 21st - Ann Silver, Executive Director, JOIN Inc. John Jones 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0

October 7 - LOGAN: The Honorable Life and Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman

Posted by John Jones on Oct 01, 2014

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Award-winning author Jackie Boor will discuss what she calls “the adventure of a lifetime” gathering material for the newly released book she wrote about her great-grandfather titled, “LOGAN: The Honorable Life and Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman.” First elected as Nye County, NV sheriff in 1899, Tom Logan found himself caught between the lawlessness of the Old West and the rise of 20th century justice.     Available in hardback and paperback, LOGAN has nearly 100 photos, over a dozen period poems, and embodies all that was intoxicating and perilous about the Old West. From the travails of the early pioneers to the grueling rigors of the mining boomtown years, Tom Logan’s story also spotlights several colorful historical figures with whom he interacted, such as: Jim Butler, Tasker Oddie, George Wingfield, “Diamondfield Jack” Davis, John Sparks, the Pittman brothers, and Wyatt Earp—whose Tonopah saloon, The Northern, was just a stone’s throw from The American, Tom Logan’s saloon.

October 7 - LOGAN: The Honorable Life and Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman John Jones 2014-10-02 00:00:00Z 0

September 30 - The Latest in Healthcare

Posted by John Jones on Sep 28, 2014

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Don Kowitz and Sherri Rice will be discussing the latest developments in the health care industry, including an update on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

Don is a retired senior executive with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare and health insurance industries.Don retired as the Chief Executive Officer of Saint Mary’s Health Plans (SMHP) in May of 2014.  SMHP (now Prominence Health Plan) currently serves over 65,000 Nevadans with a full range of health insurance, administrative and wellness services.  Don is an active member of the Reno community and currently serves on the Board of KNPB, Reno's PBS affiliate.  He is also a member of the Boards of Community Health Alliance Foundation and Health Insight Nevada, and is a member of the City of Reno Financial Advisory Board.

Sherri Rice, CEO of Access, will tell us how Access has developed a Personal Health Assistant program that is paired with an insurance plan that an individual acquires through the exchange. Access (formerly Access to Healthcare Network) is an organization that assists low income and disadvantaged people obtain health care services.  Prior to exchanges, Access offered a medical discount plan that individuals subscribed to for a monthly fee.  For that fee, they would get substantial discounts from local physicians and hospitals.  They would also get the services of Access as a Personal Health Assistant helping them to negotiate the health care system.  With the ACA, many of Access' medical discount plan members became eligible for a subsidy to purchase insurance on the exchange.  In order for Access to continue the connection with its members, it partnered with Saint Mary's Health Plans and worked to enroll its members with SMHP through the exchange.  Access continued the Personal Health Assistant (formerly Care Coordination) services for those people.  Their service is especially useful for those who have complex care needs and are confused about how to navigate the health care system.

September 30 - The Latest in Healthcare John Jones 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0

Sept. 23 - David Carter, UNR Basketball

Posted by John Jones on Sep 17, 2014

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David Carter returns for his fifth season as head coach at the University of Nevada in 2013-14 and 15th season overall with the Wolf Pack. In four seasons he has posted a record of 74-58 and led the Pack to a pair of 20 win seasons. The 74 wins ranks ninth in school history and he is just the second Nevada coach to post two 20 win seasons leading the Wolf Pack. The first was his predecessor Mark Fox who Carter was associate head coach for during Fox's five seasons.


In his first and third years he guided the Pack to postseason play in the National Invitation Tournament. After capturing the 2012 Western Athletic Conference title he was named the Don Haskins Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and received a five-year contract extension that runs through June 2017.


The 2012-13 squad posted a 12-19 overall record and went 3-13 competing in the Mountain West for the first time. Pack junior Deonte Burton was named the All-MW third team and received a roster invitation to compete for spot with Team USA this past summer.
Carter led the Wolf Pack to one of its most successful seasons in 2011-12 as Nevada went 28-7 overall record and won its sixth WAC regular season championship with a 13-1 mark. It was the fourth outright WAC title for Nevada. Nevada advanced to postseason for the ninth time in 10 years and the NIT for the second time in three years under Carter. The Pack posted a couple of NIT firsts reaching the quarterfinals and winning a home game in the tournament, downing Bucknell 75-67.


The 28 wins tied the 1945-46 team for the second most wins in school history. The Pack put together a 16-game win streak that tied the school record set by the 1965-66 squad that went 21-6.
 

Sept. 23 - David Carter, UNR Basketball John Jones 2014-09-18 00:00:00Z 0

September 16th: Dave Archer, Business and Financial Resources for Small Businesses

Posted by John Jones on Sep 13, 2014

Dave Archer

NCET’s Dave Archer will be discussing the wide range of business and financial resources available to help Northern Nevada’s small businesses and entrepreneurs, along with a brief description of NCET’s programs including the upcoming NCET Small Business Expo. to be held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Grand Ballroom, Friday, Sept 26, 10 am to 5 pm.

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September 9: Celia Kupersmith - 9-11 on the Golden Gate Bridge

Posted by John Jones on Sep 03, 2014
September 9: Meeting Location Capri Room 1-2
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9-11 on the Golden Gate Bridge:
Reno Central Rotary Club  Member Celia Kupersmith was General Manager/CEO of the Golden Gate Bridge on 9-11.  
 
On the 13th anniversary of these tragic events, hear her tell the story of what happened that day, and over the following months, as the realities of the "new normal" were incorporated into daily operations at this world famous icon.
September 9: Celia Kupersmith - 9-11 on the Golden Gate Bridge John Jones 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0

Learn why we join Rotary, why we need new Rotarians, why we stay in Rotary, and why you should invite someone to join Rotary

Posted by John Jones on Aug 23, 2014

Our August 26th meeting:  Our  Membership Drive MC will be Tim Ruffin, Past President and Past District Membership Chair. This meeting will offer a presentation focused on the origins and purpose of Rotary, why we all enjoy being Rotarians, and why we need new Rotarians. Members are strongly encouraged to bring non-Rotarian guests who would be open to the possibility of joining the Reno Central Rotary Club and who would be valuable additions to Rotary.  We will have extra seating so feel free to brings several guests.  Club literature and membership applications will be available at our meeting.

Learn why we join Rotary, why we need new Rotarians, why we stay in Rotary, and why you should invite someone to join Rotary John Jones 2014-08-24 00:00:00Z 0

August 19th - The Revisit Korea Tour

Posted by John Jones on Aug 15, 2014

Our program on August 19th will be presented by our own Bob Jacobson.                                                    

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The Revisit Korea Tour

The Korean government has been carrying out the Revisit Korea program that, since 1975, invites Korean War Veterans from 21 countries participating in the Korean War. The purposes of this program is to express the gratitude to those who sacrificed themselves to preserve freedom, peace, and democracy on the Korean peninsula and to promote friendship with those 21 countries. Many of the participants may recall the old Korea ruined and destroyed during and soon after the Korean War. However, what you see today is a surprise and a new country of contrast. Continued support from the 21 countries and hard working Korean people have made Korea grow fast and become a responsible member in the global community. Looking back at the early 1950s, when Korea and her people were attacked by the communist North and China, you came to a unknown country and fought courageously for the people you never met before. The tour began at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

 

August 19th - The Revisit Korea Tour John Jones 2014-08-16 00:00:00Z 0

August 12: Surviving Afghanistan - Aimal Halim

Posted by Regina Lockwood on Aug 11, 2014

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Aimal will be speaking with us of his involvement with the U.S. Military, the Afghan- U.S. relations, and the future of Afghanistan.

Aimal Halim was born and raised in Afghanistan.  Aimal graduated from the University of Nevada with a degree in political science. Growing up in Afghanistan, Aimal endured the brutal civil war that engulfed the country after the exit of the Soviet Union. He also experienced first hand the subsequent rule of the Taliban Regime. Aimal learned to speak English and was fortunate to find a job as a translator and cultural advisor for the U.S. Armed Forces. After numerous missions over a three years peirod, Aimal received a student visa from the United States in 2010. He has been living and studying  in Reno ever since. Aimal speaks frequently about his life experiences, his work with American Military, and the future of Afghanistan. Aimal has applied for the 2015 Rotary Peace Fellowship and is awaiting for the result to be announced this November.

 

August 12: Surviving Afghanistan - Aimal Halim Regina Lockwood 2014-08-12 00:00:00Z 0

August 12 Program: Aimal Zabitullah, Afghanistan - U.S. Relations

Posted by John Jones on Aug 04, 2014

 Aimal will be speaking with us of his involvement with the U.S. Military, the Afghan- U.S. relations, and the future of Afghanistan.

Aimal Halim was born and raised, in Afghanistan.  Aimal is a graduate of the University of Nevada with a degree in political science. Growing up under the brutal civil war that engulfed Afghanistan after the exit of the Soviet Union and the subsequent rule of the Taliban Regime Aimal learned to speak English and happened upon a job as a translator and cultural advisor for the U.S. Armed Forces. After numerous missions and over 3 years later, Aimal received a student visa from the United States in 2010 and has been living in Reno ever since. Aimal is a frequent speaker on his life experiences, his work with American Military and the future of Afghanistan. Upon graduation, Aimal has applied for the 2015 Rotary Peace Fellowship and is awaiting for the result to be announced this November.

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August 12 Program: Aimal Zabitullah, Afghanistan - U.S. Relations John Jones 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0

August 5: Uganda Presentation: Impacting the World

Posted by Regina Lockwood on Aug 03, 2014

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Uganda Presentation: Impacting the World
{Rotarians Pictured Above: Pat Horgan, Kim Mesares, Regina Lockwood, Gloria Arriaga, Kevin LeVezu, Linda Barrett, Melia Lockwood, Hunter Lockwood, Laurie Leonard}

Lions and Tigers and Giraffes...OH MY! Join the "Uganda Trekkers" on a digital tour of their experience while traveling to Uganda to witness the dedication of the Rotary funded Bwindi Nursing School in Bwindi, Uganda. You'll hear stories of travel adventures, breathtaking wild animal encounters, and of course, the heartfelt dedication and ribbon cutting of the brand new and very modern Bwindi Nursing School.

Reno Rotarian, Jerry Hall, has played a key role in securing an international grant from Rotary International to support the efforts of Dr. Scott Kellerman who is assisting the Batwa Pygmies. Jerry's efforts calumniated in the official dedication ceremony on May 21st, 2014 with 7 Reno area Rotarians in attendance. Tuesday's program will feature the recollections of these travelers including their favorite photos from the trip. The presentation will also include a short video, created by Kevin LeVezu, entitled "After the Bell Rings" which highlights Rotary's contributions to Uganda and the Kellerman Foundation.

August 5: Uganda Presentation: Impacting the World Regina Lockwood 2014-08-04 00:00:00Z 0

July 29 - Special Program: Parents Day Celebration

Posted by Regina Lockwood on Jul 27, 2014

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Parents Day, celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July, promotes the message that the role of the parent is important in human development, which requires investment, focus, and commitment.

Signed into law in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, this day affords a wonderful opportunity for communities and organizations to honor exemplary parents and to encourage families everywhere to invest time in themselves.

Bring your kids and/or grandkids to a unique and fun filled Membership Meeting as we celebrate Parent's Day. Please come prepared to share stories how how your parents influenced you in being the person you are today.

July 29 - Special Program: Parents Day Celebration Regina Lockwood 2014-07-28 00:00:00Z 0

July 22 - Brian Polian, Head Coach University of Nevada, Reno

Posted by Regina Lockwood on Jul 20, 2014

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Brian Polian, Head Coach
University of Nevada, Reno

Brian Polian, 25th head coach in the history of the Wolf Pack Football program, joins us to share his vision as he begins his second season.

Polian is one of the youngest head coaches at the FBS level. He brought to Nevada an impressive football pedigree including seven bowl games in his career: 1996 Aloha Bowl (Michigan State); 2005 Fiesta Bowl (Notre Dame); 2006 Sugar Bowl (Notre Dame); 2008 Hawai`i Bowl (Notre Dame); 2010 Orange Bowl (Stanford); 2011 Fiesta Bowl (Stanford); and the 2012 Cotton Bowl (Texas A&M).

The 2014 season looks bright with 16 starters returning on offense and defense and a pair of Polian-led recruiting classes that have expanded the Wolf Pack's turf to Texas, the South and elsewhere.

Come to hear his exciting presentation and bring your questions....See you all in your Silver and Blue!

July 22 - Brian Polian, Head Coach University of Nevada, Reno Regina Lockwood 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z 0

July 14 - District Governor Joe Zarachoff - "Light Up Rotary"

Posted by Regina Lockwood on Jul 13, 2014

This week's meeting location: Naples 4

 

District Governor JImageoe Zarachoff, District 5190

Joe Zarachoff, Rotary 5190 District Governor, will be joining us at our Tuesday, July 15th meeting to further discuss what "Light Up Rotary" means to our district, and how together we will light the world! He will be going over our plans for the coming Rotary year, our grant applications, and our ideas for community service projects and international projects.

"District 5190, as we know it today, was formed in July 1991, but the Rotary Club of Reno (the first in Nevada) was chartered on August 1, 1916, explains DG Joe. "How did Rotary survive in our District for a century? How will District 5190 thrive for another 100 years?".

Joe will lead us in his vision for the coming year, and may even have some fun recognition to give away. 

July 14 - District Governor Joe Zarachoff - "Light Up Rotary" Regina Lockwood 2014-07-14 00:00:00Z 0

July 8 - Club Membership Meeting: Phil Nevin, Reno Aces Manager

Posted by Regina Lockwood on Jul 06, 2014

Phil Nevin, Reno Aces Manager 

Phil Nevin is the current manager of Reno's popular AAA baseball team, the Reno Aces. He's only the second manager in franchise history and will speak about his experiences and plans for the team as well as his celebrated career as a major league baseball player.

Nevin's baseball career started in 1992. He was selected as the number one overall pick by the Houston Astros in the amateur draft out of California State-Fullerton, where he was awarded the Golden Spikes Award and was named the College Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America. Nevin went on to spend 12 seasons in Major League Baseball with Houston, Detroit, Anaheim, San Diego, Texas, Chicago (NL) and Minnesota. While with the Padres in 2001, Nevin earned a National League All-Star bid, and finished the season ranked seventh among NL batters in home runs (41) and RBI (126).

2014 marks Nevin’s first season in Diamondbacks organization, and sixth overall season as a manager in professional baseball.

 

July 8 - Club Membership Meeting: Phil Nevin, Reno Aces Manager Regina Lockwood 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z 0

July 1 - Club Membership Meeting: Lucile LaPorte

Posted by Regina Lockwood on Jun 29, 2014

July 1 Club Membership Meeting: Lucile LaPorte, Rotary Youth Exchange Student

ImageLucile LaPorte, our 2013-2014 Rotary Youth Exchange Student (RYE) will be joining us to share her experiences from the last year. Lucile came to Northern Nevada in July 2013 and has spent the year attending McQueen High School and learning about Northern Nevada and the United States. Lucile was graciously sponsored by Reno Central Rotary Club member Holly Walton-Buchanan but has enjoyed time with two other host families. She is set to return to her home country of France in the very near future but would like to share some of her photos and insights with the Club. Lucile's mother and two sisters will also be in attendance at the meeting.

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July 1 - Club Membership Meeting: Lucile LaPorte Regina Lockwood 2014-06-30 00:00:00Z 0

"It was a fun year!"

Posted by Michael Rainey on Jun 19, 2014

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Boy, did this Rotary year fly by!

Geri and I had a great time as your President and First Lady. Thank you so much for the honor and trust you gave us during the year.

We had our successes and fun along the way.  Any club success certainly is attributable to all the members who contributed their “Time, Talent, and Treasure” to the events and activities during the year.

Of all the goals we met and surpassed this year that we can be proud, four stand out…

  • Membership growth: 13 new members and total membership of 70.

  • Total Rotary Foundation contributions by members of $17, 540 with almost $2,500 directly to Polio Plus.   This represents a $205 per capita total contribution which is one the highest among the 58 clubs in District 5190.

  • Our fundraiser this year netted over $50,000

  • And we had some great parties, the Mystery Bus Trip (beer tasting), the annual Christmas Party, Valentine’s Dinner (beer tasting, again), and the Demotion Party (more beer!)

So, at this point of the year, the “club crown and scepter” have already been passed to President Regina. She did a super job as president-elect and leading the fundraiser to great success.  I know we’re in very capable hands for next year.

The “reign” of the Rainey’s (thank you, David Ward!) is ending, but Geri and I will take away such fond memories of our presidential year.

Yours in Service,

Mike and Geri

"It was a fun year!" Michael Rainey 2014-06-20 00:00:00Z 0

June 24 Club Membership Meeting: Paul McFarlane, Nevada's First NASA-Based Challenger Learning Center

Posted by Michael Rainey on Jun 19, 2014

ImageAt our next membership meeting discover the best-kept secret in Nevada: how a small group of scientists, educators and community leaders have worked for seven years to bring the first NASA-based Challenger Center in the state to the students, teachers and citizens of Reno-Sparks! Starting this summer, participants of all ages will be able to explore science, technology, engineering and math by becoming astronauts and mission controllers on simulated missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond!

Paul McFarlane, Lead Flight Director, Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada, has taught K-12 students and faculty for over 20 years and currently serves as Chair of the Reno Air Racing Foundation Education and Outreach Committee. With formal and informal education and training from Challenger Center, NASA Houston and as far afield as Oxford University and the University of London, McFarlane is responsible for Challenger Center programs, development, and technology for our state, while taking Nevada students of all ages on educational simulations to the Moon, Mars and beyond!

Out of a field of over 900 candidates worldwide, McFarlane was one of just 200 educators from 41 states and 27 countries selected as 2013 Honeywell Educators at Space Academy--the only candidate selected from Nevada. For the program McFarlane spent part of the summer at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the US Space and Rocket Center in simulated astronaut training. During the course of the Academy, he was also selected as one of just seven Shuttle Commanders. The good news: his mission was a success and he piloted the Atlantis space shuttle to a safe landing at Kennedy Space Center.

 

June 24 Club Membership Meeting: Paul McFarlane, Nevada's First NASA-Based Challenger Learning Center Michael Rainey 2014-06-20 00:00:00Z 0
Goodbye, President Mike...Hello, President Regina! Michael Rainey 2014-06-13 00:00:00Z 0

June 17 Club Membership Meeting: Tony Rucci, "Just Another Day at the White House...9/11/2001"

Posted by Michael Rainey on Jun 12, 2014

ImageTony Rucci is a military veteran and experienced security and counter-intelligence professional who will share his life changing experience on the fateful day of September 11, 2001 where he serve as the counter-intelligence operations officer for the White House director of security and while under the attacks moblized an immediate security response for the First Lady.

Tony has over 30 years of counter-intelligence and security experience and is a retired counter-intelligence special agent and US Army Warrant Officer (retired after 21 years of service) and currently owner of Root Technology, a cybersecurity company located here in Reno. Before leaving the White House in 2004, he was lead counter-intelligence officer for over 70 presidential visits to 90 foreign countries.

Tony and his wife, Pam, are "proud empty nesters" with adult son, Antonio II and live in, as he puts it, "Sunny Reno."
 

June 17 Club Membership Meeting: Tony Rucci, "Just Another Day at the White House...9/11/2001" Michael Rainey 2014-06-13 00:00:00Z 0

From Youth Service Committee Chair, Vic Delossantos: Driver Needed for RYLA Campers

Posted by Michael Rainey on Jun 05, 2014

The first RYLA Summer Camp happens on Monday, June 16, and a driver is needed to take 2-3 RYLA campers and arrive by 11:30am.  A driver is also needed to pick them up on Saturday, June 21 at 1pm...

If you're interested in "chauffering" these folks either day or both days, please contact me, vic.delossantos@bankofamerica.com or Lisa Read, lisaread@me.com...

Thanks.

Vic

From Youth Service Committee Chair, Vic Delossantos: Driver Needed for RYLA Campers Michael Rainey 2014-06-06 00:00:00Z 0

June 3 Club Membership Meeting: Club Assembly, Strategic Planning

Posted by Michael Rainey on May 29, 2014

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We're getting ready for the new Rotary year with some strategic planning at our next membership meeting. It will be a Club Assembly. No guest speakers.

Club Vice President Chuck Alvey will lead us through the planning process.  Here's what we'll be doing during the meeting:

A board member-director-committee chair will facilitate at each table.  Each person at the table will be asked for one idea based on the ten high interest areas that came from member survey of a couple of weeks ago that we might consider implementing during the coming years.  The facilitator will list that item with the member's name on an easel and ask for a show of hands for those who agree with or like the idea.

After everyone at the table, including the facilitator has offered at least one idea, the facilitator will let each member vote for his or her top 3 ideas on the list.  The total votes will be tallied and the top three ranked.

Then the facilitator from each table will report to the entire group their top ideas.

All ideas will be taken to the Board Retreat!

June 3 Club Membership Meeting: Club Assembly, Strategic Planning Michael Rainey 2014-05-30 00:00:00Z 0

Club Looking for a Laptop Donation

Posted by Michael Rainey on May 22, 2014

We have a laptop computer that we use exclusively for the fundraiser to manage the auction software which was generiously donated by a member six years ago.

With Microsoft no longer supporting Windows XP, this laptop needs to be replaced.  If you have a laptop (business or personal) that uses Windows 7 and would like to donate it to the club, please contact President Mike.

Club Looking for a Laptop Donation Michael Rainey 2014-05-23 00:00:00Z 0

Club Members Victorious at 2014 District 5190 Conference Golf Tournament!

Posted by Michael Rainey on May 22, 2014

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Yes, here, they are, the champions of the 2014 District 5190 District Conference Golf Tournament, club members, Greg Raleigh, Mike Vance, Lance Newlin, and Mark Miller!

This talented foursome beat a pretty competitive field by one stroke!

Team Captain Greg gives all the credit to his team who battled on each and every hole.  He also, gives a "tip of the cap" to Mike Hix of the Sparks Club who organized a great tournament.

Great job, Guys!

Club Members Victorious at 2014 District 5190 Conference Golf Tournament! Michael Rainey 2014-05-23 00:00:00Z 0

May 27 Club Membership Meeting: Pedro Martinez, WCSD Superintendent

Posted by Michael Rainey on May 22, 2014

ImageOur guest speaker for this week's club membership meeting is Pedro Martinez, the superintendent for the Washoe County School District, who oversees the success of the District’s 93 schools and the reform efforts in Envision WCSD 2015 – Investing In Our Future. Martinez previously worked for WCSD between 2009 and 2011 as deputy superintendent when he was at the forefront of the development and implementation of the District’s strategic plan.

Prior to becoming WCSD superintendent, Martinez served as the deputy superintendent of the Clark County School District (CCSD), the nation’s 5th largest school district serving 310,000 students. He oversaw the district’s 357 schools and academic departments. Under his leadership, CCSD implemented academic reforms across all levels, including the largest graduation initiative in the District’s history that resulted in all 49 high schools making gains and the District surpassing its graduation rate goal.

Previously, Martinez served as a regional superintendent of Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the nation’s 3rd largest district serving 409,000 students. He also was the chief financial officer for CPS for six years overseeing a $5.2 billion operating budget and a $1 billion capital budget, the director of finance and technology at the Archdiocese of Chicago and also an audit manager at Deloitte & Touche and Price Waterhouse Coopers. He is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree with highest honors in business administration from DePaul University. Martinez is a graduate of the 2009 class of The Broad Superintendents Academy.

May 27 Club Membership Meeting: Pedro Martinez, WCSD Superintendent Michael Rainey 2014-05-23 00:00:00Z 0

May 20 Club Membership Meeting: Anjeanette Damon, RGJ, Surveying the Reno Mayoral Candidates

Posted by Michael Rainey on May 15, 2014
ImageWith Reno mayoral election coming up next month, Anjeanette Damon, RGJ reporter, will be sharing her perspective of the 18 mayoral candidates from her article that appeared in the RGJ last month at our next membership meeting.
 
Anjeanette  is the government watchdog reporter for the Reno Gazette-Journal. She has been covering local, state and national politics in Nevada for nearly 15 years. She is a graduate of the Reynolds School of Journalism at UNR and has a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
May 20 Club Membership Meeting: Anjeanette Damon, RGJ, Surveying the Reno Mayoral Candidates Michael Rainey 2014-05-16 00:00:00Z 0

May 13 Club Membership Meeting Moved to May 16: District Conference Luncheon

Posted by Michael Rainey on May 08, 2014

This week's club meeting on Tuesday, May13, has been moved to Friday, May 16, to the District Conference Luncheon.

We are not "Dark" this week.  Just moving the date and location.

Come join the fun and meet other Rotarians from Northern Nevada and California at District 5190's Annual Conference at The Nugget, Sparks

To attend the conference luncheon or any of the other conference events, you must register and pay through the District 5190 website:
(There is no walk-in registration or payment)

www.rotarydistrict5190.org

 

 

                                                                                              

 

 

 

May 13 Club Membership Meeting Moved to May 16: District Conference Luncheon Michael Rainey 2014-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Fun Photos from the Fundraiser! Michael Rainey 2014-05-02 00:00:00Z 0

May 6 Club Membership Meeting: John Maher, RGJ, Fact or Fiction, Death of Newspapers.

Posted by Michael Rainey on May 01, 2014

ImageJohn Maher, President RGJ Media and Publisher, Reno Gazzette Journal will be presenting at this week's club membership meeting on the future of newspapers.

In the early days of the new millennium, “common wisdom” would have it that newspaper companies were on their way out of business. Yet here we are in 2014, with new tools, new content, a new look and a bright future.  What is different – and what’s next in the business of local media and journalism?

John was named President of RGJ Media (a division of Gannett Co., Inc.) and Publisher of the Reno Gazette-Journal in April, 2011.  In this role, John is responsible for Gannett’s operations in Northern Nevada, managing a portfolio of products which includes the Reno Gazette-Journal, RGJ.com, Reno.com, Cars.com, Homefinder.com, Reno Magazine, and Deal Chicken.  John also has oversight responsibility for Gannett’s media operations in Dayton, Fernley and Mason Valley.

Originally from Milwaukee, John’s media career began with the Kansas City Star, where he held a variety of business positions including Director of Consumer Marketing.  He joined the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 2001, and was named Vice President, Director of Marketing in 2002.  In November, 2005, John returned home to Milwaukee to join the Journal Sentinel as Vice President, Business Development

From 2006 -2011, John was Publisher of the Journal Star in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Under John’s direction, the Journal Star won a Lee Enterprises’ President’s Award for Innovation every year from 2007-2010, and was a finalist for Enterprise of the Year in 2008.  The Journal Star won the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award for news coverage in 2010.

John is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Washoe K-12 Foundation, the Reno/Sparks/Northern Nevada Chamber of Commerce, High Sierra Industries/WARC, the Nevada Military Support Alliance and the RGJ Foundation.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, John and his wife, Cynthia, live in Reno, Nevada, with their four children, Emily, Owen, Grace and Sophie

 

May 6 Club Membership Meeting: John Maher, RGJ, Fact or Fiction, Death of Newspapers. Michael Rainey 2014-05-02 00:00:00Z 0

April 29 Club Membership Meeting: Eric Edelstein, Reno Aces, Creating Nor NV Community Gathering Center

Posted by Michael Rainey on Apr 24, 2014

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Eric Edelstein is currently the EVP/COO for the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks owned by SK Baseball. He supervises all business and baseball operations of the franchise at Aces Ballpark in Reno.

Edelstein, 35, joined the aces in June, 2013, after 10 years with the Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, working in Wichita and Northwest Arkansas. Prior to the 2008 Naturals inaugural season, Edelstein orchestrated a smooth transition to Northwest Arkansas by overseeing the construction of the ballpark, sales, marketing and community relations.

Recent sponsorship by Naturals owners Rich Products of the Bedlington Terriers Football Club in Northern England gave Edelstein an opportunity to spend two months consulting with the club during the fall of 2011.  He advised on all areas of the operation including event presentation, sales and marketing, and organizational structure.
 
Before moving to Wichita, Edelstein served as General Manager of the Jamestown Jammers in Jamestown, NY.  The team’s parent club, the Florida Marlins, won the World Series in 2003, earning Edelstein a World Series ring.
 
A native of Cleveland, OH, Edelstein earned a degree in sport organization management and a minor in marketing from Bowling Green State University.  He started his career in professional baseball in high school as an intern for his hometown team, the Cleveland Indians.  Over the course of his career, Edelstein has filled many rolls for several professional sports teams including the Buffalo Bisons and the Cleveland Lumberjacks Professional Hockey Club.

Awards:

Northwest Arkansas

Business Journal 40 under 40 - 2008

Texas League Executive of the Year - 2008

Northwest Arkansas Public Relations Society of America Communicator of the Year - 2010
KC Royals Matt Minker Award; Outstanding Minor League Employee – 2011

Texas

League Organization of the Year – 2012

Baseball American Freitas Award for Organizational Excellence – Double-A - 2012



April 29 Club Membership Meeting: Eric Edelstein, Reno Aces, Creating Nor NV Community Gathering Center Michael Rainey 2014-04-25 00:00:00Z 0

Doug Roberts Recognized as Major Donor to Rotary Foundation

Posted by Michael Rainey on Apr 17, 2014

ImageRecently, the Rotary Foundation and our club recognized, past president, Doug Roberts, as a Major Donor to the foundation. Doug's commitment to both the foundation's good work and his leadership at the club level is truly exemplary.

Pictured above are, left, Bob Jacobson, Foundation Chair, middle, Doug Roberts, right, past president and Doug's membership sponsor,Tim Ruffin.

Congratulations, Doug, from the entire Reno Central Rotary membership!

Doug Roberts Recognized as Major Donor to Rotary Foundation Michael Rainey 2014-04-18 00:00:00Z 0

April 22 Club Membership Meeting: Club Assembly, Getting Ready for The Big Fundraiser!

Posted by Michael Rainey on Apr 17, 2014

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We're in the final week of preparation for one of the area's biggest fundraisers, the 15th Annual Crab and BBQ Beach Party!

This week's meeting will be a Club Assembly devoted to going over the final organizational and logistical details for the fundraiser.  Event committee chairs will be going over the tasks and making assignments to the committee members.

It's important that all members attend this week's Club Assembly.

Also, members, please, bring to the meeting any raffle sales and/or unsold raffle tickets.

Members are reminded that everyone is needed for Friday night and Saturday morning set-up at the Boys and Girls Club.

Proceeds from the event fund local youth college scholarships, youth leadership programs and warm clothing and coats for our local elementary schools, vital dental services for our local veterans, community service projects and international campaigns such as polio eradication, rural health clinics in Uganda, and clean water projects in El Salvador and Panama. 

There are still a few seats still available for this fun and entertaining event.

To purchase tickets, go to

www.margaritaville2014.com

 

April 22 Club Membership Meeting: Club Assembly, Getting Ready for The Big Fundraiser! Michael Rainey 2014-04-18 00:00:00Z 0

April 15 Club Membership Meeting: Spanish Springs High School Sports Medicine Program

Posted by Michael Rainey on Apr 10, 2014

ImageImageAt this week's membership meeting, Jason Klonicke and Shelly Germann will discuss a new career program at Spanish Springs High School, Sports Medicine.  Your board of directors recently approved a $400 donation to help the program.

The Sports Medicine Program is designed to provide a well-rounded and challenging academic experience for students interested in the Sports Medicine Field including athletic training, physical therapy, exercise science, medicine, nursing, or any other allied health or paramedical profession.  In this year-long program, students will learn and understand how to examine the different areas of the body through application of anatomical, physiological, kinesiological, and biomechanical concepts learned in class.

Jason is currently in his 14th year as a teacher and Certified Athletic Trainer in Northern Nevada.   He currently teaches Sports Medicine and works as the Athletic Trainer at Spanish Springs High School.  Jason started the Sports Medicine program last year at Spanish Springs High School and this year started a HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) chapter for students interested in a career in the Health and Medical fields.  Jason works as the Lead Athletic Trainer for the Washoe County School District.

Originally from Minnesota, Shelly graduated from North Dakota State University with a BS in Athletic Training.  Graduated from University of Idaho with a MS in Exercise Physiology.   Came to the University of Nevada in April of 1999 as an Assistant Athletic Trainer and worked with variety of sports throughout my career.  Have been the Director of the Sports Medicine department for the University of Nevada since 2008. 

April 15 Club Membership Meeting: Spanish Springs High School Sports Medicine Program Michael Rainey 2014-04-11 00:00:00Z 0

Latest Update to eBulletin Live auction on Tuesday 2 tickets for opening night at the production “ I Love Lucy” at the Pioneer Center

Posted by Karen Burton on Apr 03, 2014

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Live auction on Tuesday 2 tickets for opening night at the production “ I Love Lucy” at the Pioneer Center Friday April 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm. 

 

The Pioneer Center had sent us a voucher for the same show in May but the production was rescheduled to April and we can’t use it at the Crab Feed.  Please help us generate some additional funds for the fund raiser with your bids on Tuesday! Value $100

 

 

Latest Update to eBulletin Live auction on Tuesday 2 tickets for opening night at the production “ I Love Lucy” at the Pioneer Center Karen Burton 2014-04-04 00:00:00Z 0

April 8 Club membership Meeting: Mark Foree, TMWA, Our Water Supply - The Impact of the Drought and Other Water Issues

Posted by Michael Rainey on Apr 03, 2014

ImageMark Foree, General Manager, Truckee Meadows Water Authority

At our April eighth club membership meeting, Mark will give an overview of our water system and talk about our area’s water supply, a topic of interest to all residents given our dry winter and the third consecutive dry year our region has experienced. 

Mark Foree, a professional Civil Engineer registered in Nevada and California, has more than 30 years of experience in the local water industry, including planning, design, operation and maintenance of complex water treatment and distribution systems. Since 2008, he has served as General Manager of Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA).

TMWA is a not-for-profit, community-owned water utility overseen by elected officials and citizen appointees from Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. TMWA serves more than 330,000 residents throughout the Reno and Sparks area.

Mark is responsible for overseeing all operations at TMWA, including engineering and planning for new facilities; renewal and rehabilitation of existing facilities; water treatment; water quality; customer service; Truckee River operations; and hydroelectric operations.

April 8 Club membership Meeting: Mark Foree, TMWA, Our Water Supply - The Impact of the Drought and Other Water Issues Michael Rainey 2014-04-04 00:00:00Z 0

From the Reno Rotaract Club

Posted by Michael Rainey on Mar 27, 2014

Ract-2c-gdThe Annual Rotaract Fundraiser for Polio is April 6th, 2014 called The Polio Purple Pinkie Run and is held at Rancho San Rafael Park

5K ($25 per person) and

10K race ($35 per person)

REGISTER AT:  WWW.RENOROTARACT.ORG

This is a wonderful trail run and benefits 100% Polio Plus

From the Reno Rotaract Club Michael Rainey 2014-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
April 1 Club Membership Meeting: Everyone Bring a Joke to Share! Michael Rainey 2014-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
March 25 Club Membership Meeting: REMSA: "Anatomy of an EMS Call...from 911 to the Hospital" Michael Rainey 2014-03-21 00:00:00Z 0

From Our Fundraiser Chair, Regina Lockwood: April 1st Deadline for Auction Items and Raffle Ticket Sales

Posted by Michael Rainey on Mar 19, 2014

Hi, Everyone...

We're just about in the final lap toward Margaritaville: Crab and BBQ Beach Party

Everything is coming together nicely. The fundraiser and auction committees are working very hard to make this the best event ever.

To keep the ball rolling, we need to have the auction items you've received or pledged turned into Lance or Shirley by the club meeting on April 1st.  Also, please turn in your raffle tickets and sales on April 1st, too, to Gloria Arriaga.

Our goal is $75,000 in auction items and $15,000 in raffle ticket sales, so keep getting those auction items and selling those raffle tickets!

Regina

From Our Fundraiser Chair, Regina Lockwood: April 1st Deadline for Auction Items and Raffle Ticket Sales Michael Rainey 2014-03-20 00:00:00Z 0

We've Added Three New Members In March!

Posted by Michael Rainey on Mar 19, 2014

ImageClub member sponsors Elizabeth Fielder, Jack Eastwick, and Greg Raleigh along with Club Membership Chair Chuck Alvey stand with our newest club members right after they were inducted into the club on March 18th.

Our new members are Celia Kupersmith, Rick Carpenter, and Richard Mantei.

Welcome, All!

We've Added Three New Members In March! Michael Rainey 2014-03-20 00:00:00Z 0

Annual Youth Music Contest a Big Hit

Posted by Michael Rainey on Mar 13, 2014

ImagePictured above are the four talented and entertaining Wooster High School students from the school's band and orchestra programs who participated in the recent club Rotary Youth Music contest along with Past President Greg (and event organizer), and Wooster High music teacher, Jonathan Phillips.

The winner of the contest, Maanasi Naikolson (piano), will continue on to the District 5190 semi-finals presenting Reno Central Rotary.

The other participants are Tyler Grubbs (Clarinet), Mckenna Oh (Viola), and Maya Dimitrff, (Violoncello).

 

Annual Youth Music Contest a Big Hit Michael Rainey 2014-03-14 00:00:00Z 0

March 18 Club Membership Meeting: Tim Crowley, NV Mining, Producing, Employing, and Contributing to the Ecomony

Posted by Michael Rainey on Mar 13, 2014

ImageTim is the president of the Nevada Mining Association.  He accepted that position in December 2008. 

Over the previous five years, he ran his own lobbying firm with his longtime friend and business partner, Josh Griffin.  Prior to co-founding the Griffin Crowley Group, Tim was the director of public affairs for the Nevada Resort Association, and before that served as the director of government and community relations for the Nevada Mining Association.

Tim is a native of Reno and graduated from the University of Nevada in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

NOTE: This week's meeting will be held at the Cie Restaurant located on the casino floor.  

March 18 Club Membership Meeting: Tim Crowley, NV Mining, Producing, Employing, and Contributing to the Ecomony Michael Rainey 2014-03-14 00:00:00Z 0

From Our Youth Service Chair, Vic Delossantos: Applications Now Available for RLYA Camp

Posted by Michael Rainey on Mar 06, 2014

Hi, Everyone...applications for this summer's RYLA camp are now available...

If you know a high school age relative, neighbor, kid of a friend, or any young person you think might benefit for this great experience,    get applications from Lisa Read or me...applications are due at the end of the month...

We'll be sponsoring at least three RYLA campers this summer.

Vic

From Our Youth Service Chair, Vic Delossantos: Applications Now Available for RLYA Camp Michael Rainey 2014-03-07 00:00:00Z 0

March 11 Club Membership Meeting: Five Marketing Lessons You'll Not Find in Textbooks

Posted by Michael Rainey on Mar 06, 2014

ImageMarketing is everywhere.  In addition to the obvious role it plays in every business, we all, as individuals, “market” ourselves all the time - looking for a job; when on a date; or even when discussing and promoting our ideas to our closest friends and family. 

At this week's meeting,  Atul Minocha, will share some real-life examples of unconventional marketing that many organizations have used very successfully.  In fact, some of these techniques are so unconventional that many marketing textbooks recommend not doing these!

Atul Minocha is a member of Chief Outsiders,  a national firm offering “fractional” Chief Marketing Officers to small-to-medium sized companies.  He has over 25 years of marketing experience in large corporations like Toyota, Cummins, Honeywell, Kodak and Covance.  He has also co-founded a series of hedge funds based on his analytical model and is an active member of Sierra Angels at Lake Tahoe. 

He has taught at Sierra Nevada College since 2009 and currently teaches graduate students at internationally ranked Hult International Business School in San Francisco.

Atul has a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India and an MBA from Yale University in the United States.

March 11 Club Membership Meeting: Five Marketing Lessons You'll Not Find in Textbooks Michael Rainey 2014-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
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Last Year's VIP Table Being Auctioned Off!

Posted by Karen Burton on Feb 27, 2014

Fellow Rotarian's,

It was recently announced the winners of last years VIP Table will not be able to attend this year. So, they have graciously allowed the club to auction it off at our March 4th Meeting. This VIP table will be unlike any other table this year because it will be decorated with flair and pizazz.  Bidders Get Ready!

Thanks,

Karen Burton

Last Year's VIP Table Being Auctioned Off! Karen Burton 2014-02-28 00:00:00Z 0

March 4 Club Membership Meeting: Renee Romero, "An Interesting Case with a Super Bowl Ending"

Posted by Michael Rainey on Feb 27, 2014

We've invited Renee Romero of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Forensic Science Division who will present an actual case where forensic evidences was key to determining the guilty party. We'll learn about DNA, fiber, and physical match evidence.  Is the real forensic science world like CSI?

Renee has been with WCSO Forensic Science Division since 1989. She has a BS in Chemistry from Michigan State and a Master's degree in Biology from UNR. She was a member of the FBI's Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods for 13 years and has been board chair of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors. She has been the director WCSO Forensic Science Division director since 2008.


March 4 Club Membership Meeting: Renee Romero, "An Interesting Case with a Super Bowl Ending" Michael Rainey 2014-02-28 00:00:00Z 0

February 25 Club Membership Meeting: Annual Rotary Music Contest

Posted by Michael Rainey on Feb 20, 2014

ImageAt our upcoming February 25th club membership meeting, we'll be holding our annual youth music contest.  The winner moves on to represent the club at the District 5190 level competition and those winners perform in the finals at the District Conference in May.  This is always an entertaining event to see the musically talented young people from a couple of our local high schools.

Reminder: Bring your bottles of wine for our Wheel Barrow of Wine!

February 25 Club Membership Meeting: Annual Rotary Music Contest Michael Rainey 2014-02-21 00:00:00Z 0

Annual Youth Speech Contest: Winners All!

Posted by Michael Rainey on Feb 19, 2014

ImageAt our February 18 club membership meeting, six members of the Hug High School debate team presented their thoughts on Rotary and community service at our annual Rotary youth speech contest. All the participants did a great job and the judges had a most difficult time determining the winner.  Jennifer Kilburne, a senior,  was declared the winner and will represent our club at the District 5190 youth speech contest.

In the photo above with President Mike and Past President Greg (and event organizer) are the participants:

Samantha Suen
Arturo Ruvalcaba
Charlene Johnson
Jennifer Kilburne
Cristy Kelly
Marily Aguilar
Lauren Ford, Hug High Principal
Jana Moyer, Debate Club Advisor

Congratulations to all for a great program! 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Youth Speech Contest: Winners All! Michael Rainey 2014-02-20 00:00:00Z 0

February 18 Club Membership Meeting: Annual Rotary Speech Contest

Posted by Michael Rainey on Feb 13, 2014

ImageIt's that time of year again when we send to the District 5190 annual youth speech contest the winner of our club's contest.  Our contest will be held this coming Tuesday, February 18, as part of our regular club membership meeting.  We usually have 4-5 contestants from Hug and/or Wooster high schools who will speak about what Rotary and service means to them.  It's great to see our talented young people in action and their participation adds to their skills and self-confidence.

Reminder: Start bringing your bottles of wine donations for the fundraiser wine wheel barrels! 

February 18 Club Membership Meeting: Annual Rotary Speech Contest Michael Rainey 2014-02-14 00:00:00Z 0

February 11 Club Membership Meeting: Scott Kellerman, Ugnada Nursing Project

Posted by Michael Rainey on Feb 06, 2014

ImageDr. Scott Kellermann and his wife Carol began serving as medical missionaries to the Batwa in 2001. The Kellermann Foundation was created to support and expand their work, empowering the Batwa to break the cycle of poverty through the Batwa Development Program, providing healthcare through Bwindi Community Hospital and soon, educating nurses at the new Uganda Nursing School, Bwindi. These  programs make a daily difference in the lives of the Batwa and other residents of this remote corner of Uganda.

The new nursing school is an affiliate of Uganda Christian University and will be closely associated with Bwindi Community Hospital. Construction was completed by fall of 2013. UNSB will provide the only RN-level nursing education in the entire region. Nurses who complete the program will change the face of health care delivery by providing care to the large under-served population in southwest Uganda, one of the poorest, most isolated areas of Africa.

Scott will once again join us at this week's meeting to help recognize Rotary's World Understanding Month.  Scott will be joined by Jerry Hall, Past District Governor and RI Director.  Both will give us us an update to the progress of the nursing school and the Rotary Global Grant that is financing the equipment and training necessary to outfit the school.

Our club has been an ardent supporter of Scott and the Kellerman Foundation in their efforts in serving the health needs in this remote part of the world.  We contributed $2,500 ($1,500 from the club and $1,000 from individual members) to the recently approved the Rotary Global Grant. 

 

February 11 Club Membership Meeting: Scott Kellerman, Ugnada Nursing Project Michael Rainey 2014-02-07 00:00:00Z 0

February 4 Club Membership Meeting: Members' Valentines Stories

Posted by Michael Rainey on Jan 30, 2014

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To get to know one another even better this week's program will focus on the upcoming holiday of Valentine's Day. Chuck has been asking for stories about sweethearts - how you met, blind dates, clever valentine's gifts or anything fun and romantic, under 2 minutes each.  Be ready to tell us your heartfelt story.


February 4 Club Membership Meeting: Members' Valentines Stories Michael Rainey 2014-01-31 00:00:00Z 0

From Steve Erger, Schoarships Chair: Club College Scholarship Applications Now Available

Posted by Michael Rainey on Jan 29, 2014

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Annually, our club offers two, $4,000, four-year, and two, $2,000, two-year college scholarships to graduating seniors from Hug, Wooster, and ACCT high schools.

Our scholarship application process is run by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada (CFWN) and the application is done online.  Applications are due by March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2014, for the Bill Winks Memorial Scholarships.  

The CFWN website is at nevadafund.org and application information can be accessed by clicking on "Receive"on the website header.

For questions or more information, please contact, Dani Lutzow at CFWN, 775.333.5499 or info@nevadafund.org.

Steve Erger
2013-14 Scholarship Chair

From Steve Erger, Schoarships Chair: Club College Scholarship Applications Now Available Michael Rainey 2014-01-30 00:00:00Z 0

January 28 Club Membership Meeting: Dr. Ron Lichter, Fixing a Bad Back or Living with It

Posted by Michael Rainey on Jan 23, 2014

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Club member, Dr. Ron Lichter is our guest speaker this week. Ron has 62 years of medical experience, is Board Certified and Fellow in Orthopedics, a father, a husband, scientist, organizer, ex-marathoner, happy to help, donates free service in orthopedics.

Ron will be discussing stopping neck pain by yourself and save on doctor visits.  From his book, "Stop Your Neck Pain and Headache Now" Ron will highlight cervical problems and ways to cure them. 

 

January 28 Club Membership Meeting: Dr. Ron Lichter, Fixing a Bad Back or Living with It Michael Rainey 2014-01-24 00:00:00Z 0

January 21 Club Membership Meeting: Jay Johnson, UNR Baseball Coach

Posted by Michael Rainey on Jan 16, 2014

ImageWe are really pleased to have as our guest speaker, Jay Johnson, UNR varsity baseball head coach at our club membership meeting this week. Jay spent the last eight seasons as associate head coach at the University of San Diego. He began his duties at Nevada on July 1, 2013.

While at San Diego Johnson helped the Toreros make six trips to NCAA postseason (2006-08, 2010, 2012-13) and capture four West Coast Conference titles in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2013. He coached the 2013 Dick Howser Award winner which honors the college baseball player of the year in third baseman Kris Bryant. Bryant, a native of Las Vegas, was the number two selection in the 2013 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs.

In 2007 and 2008 the Toreros posted back-to-back 40-win seasons including a school record 44 in 2008. The 2012 squad recorded the third 40-win season in schoo Johnson spent the last eight seasons as associate head coach at the University of San Diego. He will begin his duties at Nevada on July 1.l history. The 2008 USD team finished second in the Long Beach, Calif. regional and the 2013 club was send in the 2013 Los Angeles regional. Both times the Toreros finished second in the regional to the eventual College World Series Champions.

Johnson earned a degree in physical education at PLNU in 2001 and later acquired a master's degree in physical education at Azusa Pacific University.

January 21 Club Membership Meeting: Jay Johnson, UNR Baseball Coach Michael Rainey 2014-01-17 00:00:00Z 0

Only 13 Squares Left in the Super Bowl Pool!

Posted by Michael Rainey on Jan 14, 2014

Only 13 squares left on our Super Bowl pool.  $5 per square might get you $100 with the right final score or $50 for the right score at the end of each quarter.

$250 of the pool proceeds is going to the Rotary End Polio $1,500 Challenge.

Check in with Bob Jacobson at the membership meeting this week and buy a couple of squares for a great cause...eradicating polio.

 

Only 13 Squares Left in the Super Bowl Pool! Michael Rainey 2014-01-15 00:00:00Z 0

January 14 Club Membership Meeting: Courtney Pino, The Rotaract Club of Reno

Posted by Michael Rainey on Jan 09, 2014
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Courtney attended the University of Nevada, Reno from 2007-2011. She joined the Rotaract Club of Reno in August of 2008, and has continues to hold various positions in the club today. Courtney has served as Community Service director, Vice President, President, Past President, District Rotaract Representative, and is currently serving as International Service Director. 

During Courtney’s last semester at Nevada, she obtained a Human Resource internship at Applied Business Solutions due to her active participation in Rotaract. She attained her Professional in Human Resource certification in May 2013, and is currently working at Applied as a Human Resource Business Partner.

Courtney will be sharing with the us how the Rotaractors of Reno are serving our community and the importance of local Rotary clubs to support Rotaractors as they are the Rotarians of the future.

Rotaract clubs are great "stepping stones" for Rotary Clubs to recruit new members.  If you know a 18-30 year old who might be interested or would be a good candidate in joining Rotaract, invite them to this meeting.  The club host the $20.00 lunch fee for your guest. 

 

 

 

January 14 Club Membership Meeting: Courtney Pino, The Rotaract Club of Reno Michael Rainey 2014-01-10 00:00:00Z 0

January 7 Club Membership Meeting: Historic Barns and Ranches of the Truckee Meadows

Posted by Michael Rainey on Jan 02, 2014

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Our club member and recently published author, Holly Walton-Buchanan, grew up in Nevada.  Her father's family has been involved in ranching for over 100 years.  Holly was an educator in the Washoe County School District and the Nevada Department of Education. A long-time historic preservationist, Holly has written three previous books about Reno's history: Years of Teacher Education at the College of Education, University of Nevada, Reno, 1887-2004; Historic Houses and Building of Reno, Nevada; Mackay Memories: The First 100 Years of the Mackay School of Mines. 

At our meeting she'll be previewing her latest book, Land of the Buckaroo: Historic Ranches of Western Nevada.

Holly will be joined in her presentation by Jack Hursh who collaborated with Holly providing the wonderful photos in the book. 

Jack is an award winning photographer with photos depicting rugged sagebrush landscapes, rural life and colorful historical architecture and his photos have been published in RLife Magazine, Nevada Magazine, Range Magazine, and many other community related publications.  He is co-founder of the non-profit Project Truckee Meadows Remembered and is the author of the booklet, Truckee Meadows Remembered. A native Renoite, Jack is a cartographer for the NV Bureau of Mines and Geology at UNR.

January 7 Club Membership Meeting: Historic Barns and Ranches of the Truckee Meadows Michael Rainey 2014-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
December 31 Club Membership Meeting: We're Dark This Week Michael Rainey 2013-12-27 00:00:00Z 0

Making One Family's Christmas a Merry One!

Posted by Michael Rainey on Dec 19, 2013

ImageImageMembers of the Christmas Ball Committee, President Mike, Karen Burton, and Lance Newlin went shopping for gifts for our Boys & Girls Club Holiday Help family.

With over $1,600, the net proceeds of the silent auction and raffle at our Christmas Ball, Mike, Karen, and Lance loaded up three shopping carts of clothes, toys, and other goodies for our adopted family, a single mother with three daughters, ages 6, 3 and 3 months.

The B&G Club Holiday Help program provides Christmas gifts and holiday meals to families in need.  The children who receive aid all come from low-income families. Some families are homeless and nearly all live in single parent families. All the children are enrolled at the B&G Club and the families are pre-screened before applying to the program.

A big "thank you" to everyone who helped out and those who participated in the silent auction and raffle.

Making One Family's Christmas a Merry One! Michael Rainey 2013-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
December 24 Club Membership Meeting: We're Dark This Week Michael Rainey 2013-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Lots of Fun at Our Christmas Ball! Michael Rainey 2013-12-13 00:00:00Z 0

December 17 Club Membership Meeting: Mark Lander, CEO, SpecTIR, "Where Remote Sensing and GIS Collide"

Posted by Michael Rainey on Dec 12, 2013

ImageMark Landers is the Chief Executive Officer of SpecTIR responsible for the overall leadership, management and strategic planning for hyperspectral, polarimetric and advanced GIS technologies. He is directly involved with DoD, Civil Agencies, Academia, and Private Sector to advance hyperspectral and polarimetric design, development and operational application. After taking the reins in 2002, he expanded SpecTIR from a small engineering firm to an internationally recognized leader in hyperspectral imagery collection and analysis to include sensor sales, multi-sensor collection, exploitation and advanced GSI products.

Mark will be discussing SpecTIR's hyperspectral technology and the potential of advanced "big data" integration.

December 17 Club Membership Meeting: Mark Lander, CEO, SpecTIR, "Where Remote Sensing and GIS Collide" Michael Rainey 2013-12-13 00:00:00Z 0

Calling All Skiers!

Posted by Michael Rainey on Dec 05, 2013

ImageDewey Struble, the team captain of the club's ski team, is recruiting for the 38th Annual Dick Linkey Ski Challenge sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tahoe City which is billed as the "World's Largest Gathering of Skiing Rotarians in the World Promoting Rotarian Fellowship."

The event will be held on March 7, 2014 at Northstar.

This is an annual event that the club participates in and Dewey says you don't have to be a great skier to join the team, "just come out and enjoy the day with fellow Rotarians."

If you're interested, contact Dewey.

Calling All Skiers! Michael Rainey 2013-12-06 00:00:00Z 0

Club's Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon Serves Over 150 Seniors

Posted by Michael Rainey on Dec 05, 2013

ImagePictured are over 150 local senior citizens enjoying a Thanksgiving luncheon at the Evelyn Mount Community Center provided by our club, the Peppermill Hotel and Casino, the AACT Culinary program, and our Reno High School Interact club.

AACT students did the cooking of turkey, ham and all the trimmings. Club members donated all the turkeys, ham, and pumpkin pies and did the carving and serving to all of our guests. The Peppermill provided the paper goods and condiments. The Interact students created over 50 gingerbread houses that were raffled off to the seniors. The Community Center provided the colorful centerpieces for each table.

A big thank you goes to all the members who donated the food and who helped out at the event, the AACT and Interact students, the Peppermill, and the Evelyn Mount Community Center.  A special thank you goes to Steve Fonda, the chair of the event for his leadership and organization of the event.

Club's Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon Serves Over 150 Seniors Michael Rainey 2013-12-06 00:00:00Z 0

Club and District Donates $4,000 to Adopt-A-Vet Dental Program

Posted by Michael Rainey on Dec 05, 2013
ImageFrom left to right Gary MacDonald, Club Past President & Assistant District Governor for Rotary District 5109; club member, Dr. Jim Garol ; Linda Haigh, AAVD Executive Director ; Elizabeth Fielder, Club Secretary and Community Service Committee Chairperson; Dr. Merrill Mensor, Community Service Committee member present a check for $4,000 to Linda and AAVD.  The club contributed $2,000 and received a $2,000 matching grant from District 5190 to assist AAVD in their efforts to provide dental services to local veterans. 

Reno Central Rotary has been an ardent supporter of the Adopt A Vet Dental Program (AAVD) since its start three years ago.  This is the second time Reno Central Rotary has contributed to this organization that provides a pathway for  full-service dental care donated as a pro bono service for low-income disabled military veterans who do not have a “service connected” dental loss or injury covered by the Veterans Administration.

The majority of the dental services are donated by the dental community (dentists, dental Laboratories and dental supply companies) coordinated by Washoe County Dental Society and AAVD with the Rotary contributions to AAVD overseen for Reno Central Rotary by two club members, former veteran U.S. Navy dentists, Dr. Jim Garol and Committee Member Dr. Merrill Mensor (Ret).

Club and District Donates $4,000 to Adopt-A-Vet Dental Program Michael Rainey 2013-12-06 00:00:00Z 0

December 10 Club Event: Christmas Black, White & Red Ball

Posted by Michael Rainey on Dec 05, 2013

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We're celebrating the holidays with our annual Christmas party: The Black, White & Red Christmas Ball!

Fabulous dinner menu, no-host bar, dancing,  and the ever popular Ugly Tie Contest!

Silent auction with proceeds to a Boys and Girl Club family.

December 10th

Festivities start at 6 pm

Atlantis Hotel Resort Spa-Emerald Room
3800 S. Virginia St.

December 10 Club Event: Christmas Black, White & Red Ball Michael Rainey 2013-12-06 00:00:00Z 0

Club Klothes for Kids Donates $5,000 to Echo Loder Elementary School

Posted by Michael Rainey on Nov 28, 2013

ImageKlothes for Kids Committee Chair, Ray Oster, presents a check for $5,000 to Echo Loder Elementary School Principal, Dina Ciaramella.  The donated funds were from the proceeds of our annual spring fundraiser, Margaritaville, Crab and BBQ Beach Party.  Echo Loder is one of the school district's schools with a high percentage of low income students.  The funds will be used to subsidized school uniforms for students.

Club Klothes for Kids Donates $5,000 to Echo Loder Elementary School Michael Rainey 2013-11-29 00:00:00Z 0

December 3 Club Membership Meeting: David Carter, UNR Head Basketball Coach

Posted by Michael Rainey on Nov 28, 2013

ImageDavid Carter, current head basketball coach at the University of Nevada is in his 15th season overall with the Wolf Pack. In four seasons he has posted a record of 74-58 and led the Pack to a pair of 20 win seasons. The 74 wins ranks ninth in school history and he is just the second Nevada coach to post two 20 win seasons leading the Wolf Pack. The first was his predecessor Mark Fox who Carter was associate head coach for during Fox's five seasons.

Carter came to the Wolf Pack in 1999 after spending two seasons as an assistant at his alma mater, Saint Mary's College, in Moraga, Calif. He also had coaching stints at Eastern Washington University and Diablo Valley Community College. In three years at Diablo Valley, Carter helped the team to its first Final Eight appearance.

Carter played high school basketball at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, one of the most prominent programs in the country. In three years at Crenshaw, his teams lost only five games and won state championships in 1983 and 1985.

He received his bachelor of arts in liberal studies from Saint Mary's in 1989.

Carter and his wife, Kimberly, have a daughter, Alexis (15) and a son, Cameron (13).

December 3 Club Membership Meeting: David Carter, UNR Head Basketball Coach Michael Rainey 2013-11-29 00:00:00Z 0

Message from Foundation Chair, Bob Jacobson

Posted by Michael Rainey on Nov 21, 2013

From The Rotary Foundation:

A Vocational Training Team of eye surgeons traveled to Guinea, West Africa to perform much needed cataract surgeries on a trip that was coordinated with our strategic partner, Mercy Ships. While there, the team performed 65 life-changing surgeries, donated 16 ophthalmoscopes and trained 17 medical graduates. The trip had a lasting impact on those involved.  The team leader remarked how serving as a volunteer is a truly rewarding and exciting experience and one of the local eye surgeons was so moved that he is now interested in becoming a Rotarian. 

By supporting OUR Rotary Foundation, you’re able to:

·         Send volunteers with skill and expertise to part of the world in need

·         Align your project with our strategic partners for double the impact

·         Educate and train those you work with- the key to sustainability

·         Donate items that are too costly or not available in certain parts of the world

·         Inspire others to join you in Rotary- increase membership and in turn, support of YOUR Rotary Foundation

·         Provide life-changing experiences both for the volunteer and the recipient

This is a very powerful story about how your support of The Rotary Foundation can work in so many ways. I am thankful and grateful to be able to help you do this day in and day out.

Happy Foundation Month to all!

Message from Foundation Chair, Bob Jacobson Michael Rainey 2013-11-22 00:00:00Z 0

November 26 Club Membership Event: Thanksgiving Luncheon for Seniors

Posted by Michael Rainey on Nov 21, 2013

ImageThe Evelyn Mount Community Center will be the site of our annual Thanksgiving luncheon for over 150 local senior citizens.  We'll partner with the AACT culinary arts students and the Peppermill Hotel and Casino to provide all the the turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, rolls, and of course, pumpkin for the seniors to enjoy! The AACT students will do all the cooking and Club members will do all the carving and serving to the assembled crowd.

         For entertainment we'll have a DJ on hand and for the finale, we'll raffle off dozens of gingerbread houses created by our own Interact members from Reno High School.

         Festivities start at noon. This is regularly scheduled club meeting for members. We're not dark. We've just moved the meeting location from the Peppermill to the Evelyn Mount Community Center, 1301 Valley Road, Reno.

 

November 26 Club Membership Event: Thanksgiving Luncheon for Seniors Michael Rainey 2013-11-22 00:00:00Z 0

November 19 Club Membership Meeting: Ty Cobb, The Emerging Sunni-Shia Divide: Implications for U.S. Policy

Posted by Michael Rainey on Nov 14, 2013

ImageThe U.S. has intervened in conflicts on behalf of Muslims more than seven times in the last 15 years, from Bosnia to Afghanistan to Somalia, Iraq and Libya. Have these interventions proved worthwhile? In view of the internecine wars between various adherents of Islam, what should American policy be going forward? How serious is the divide within the Muslim world between Sunnis and Shias? Given continuing U.S. interests in the Mideast, to include assisting in relieving the humanitarian disaster in Syria, what is the best course of action for the United States?

        Dr. Cobb will address, at our next meeting,  these critical issues by analyzing the continuing conflicts in this resource rich but conflict-ridden part of the world, and with the help of Rotarians present, will try to devise a cogent American policy.

        Dr. Tyrus W. Cobb served as Special Assistant to President Reagan for national security affairs from 1983-1989. He initially served as the Director of Soviet, European and Canadian Affairs, and from 1987-89 as Special Assistant to the President for International Security Issues. He was the Executive Secretary for President Reagan's summits with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva (1985) and Reykjavik (1986).

        Ty was born in Reno, Nevada, and received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University, his Masters degree from Indiana University, and his Bachelors degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

         He is currently the CEO of the Northern Nevada Network. Ty was appointed to be the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) on July 8, 2005, where he represents the Secretary in the state on defense and national security issues.

November 19 Club Membership Meeting: Ty Cobb, The Emerging Sunni-Shia Divide: Implications for U.S. Policy Michael Rainey 2013-11-15 00:00:00Z 0

Club Donates $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club

Posted by Michael Rainey on Nov 07, 2013

ImageOur club has been and continues to be a long time supporter and partner with the Boys & Girls Club.  President Mike presents a check for $5,000 to Mike Wurm, Chief Professional Officer, of the Boys & Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows at our November 5 membership meeting.

The $5,000 comes from the proceeds of our annual fundraiser, Margaritaville, held each spring at the Boys & Girls Club facility in Reno.  The facility is an excellent venue for the 700 guests who come and enjoy king crab, ball tip steaks, and bid on wonderful live and silent auctions. The proceeds from the event goes to  organizations like the Boys & Girls Club to continue their outstanding work in the community.

Our 15th annual Margaritaville, Crab and BBQ Beach Party, will be held on April 26, 2014 at 5:30 at the Boys & Girls Club in Reno.

Club Donates $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club Michael Rainey 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z 0

November 5 Club Membership Meeting: St. Mary's Health Forum, Eating Healthy

Posted by Michael Rainey on Oct 31, 2013

ImageAt our November 5th membership meeting we'll hear a presentation and see a cooking demonstration from St. Mary's Health Forum members on eating healthy.

Meeting room change this week: Tuscany 6

Note: Rotary International has launched a new logo for club use. The new logo above will be integrated into our club's branding.

November 5 Club Membership Meeting: St. Mary's Health Forum, Eating Healthy Michael Rainey 2013-11-01 00:00:00Z 0

Club Receives Matching District Grant for Veteran's Dental Program

Posted by Michael Rainey on Oct 29, 2013

ImagePresident Mike receives a $2,000 check from the District 5190 matching grant fund  from current Assistant District Governor and club past president, Gary MacDonald for the Adopt-A-Veteran Dental Program (AAVD).

Our club requested $2,000 matching funds from Rotary District 5190 which will provide up to $72,000 in delivered dental services to qualified veterans.  The majority of the dental services are donated and the remainder is paid at significantly reduced rates negotiated by AAVD using private donations and grants. For every $1 raised by AAVD, is matched by $17.90 in donated services. Total cash funding for the project is $4,000.

The funding will provide for free dental care to low-income military veterans who do not qualify for dental care at the Reno VA and cannot afford to pay for their own dental treatment. In addition, two club members who are dentists, Merrill Mensor and Jim Garol, will provide, pro bono, assessment and dental work along with monitoring the progress of the project.  

Club Receives Matching District Grant for Veteran's Dental Program Michael Rainey 2013-10-30 00:00:00Z 0

Club Members Recognized During District Governor Visit

Posted by Michael Rainey on Oct 22, 2013

During the recent visit to our club by District 5190 Governor Vicki Puliz several club members were recognize for their leadership and commitment to Rotary, the Rotary Foundation, and our club.

Energizer Award: Chuck Alvey  

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         Chuck is a Rotary Club past president and brings to our club energy, a understanding of Rotary and commitment that started on the first day of his induction. During our annual search for future leaders, Chuck immediately stepped forward to place himself in nomination for vice president and committed to running for president-elect in 2014-15.

          As vice president this year, he volunteered to chair the membership committee knowing how strategically important member recruitment and retention are to our club’s future. From his past Rotary leadership experience, he knew the connection between successful membership recruitment and retention, and interesting and compelling weekly programs, Chuck volunteered to be Programs Chair. To date, it’s been Chuck’s energy and commitment that has brought six new members into the club with two more under consideration.

Quiet Rotarian: Dewey Struble 

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       The Quiet Rotarian is a member who continues to make contributions to our club and Rotary without the want for recognition.

         This year the Quiet Rotarian award goes to one of our charter members and past president, Dewey Struble, who for over thirty years could be counted on to always say “yes” to whatever has been asked of him to contribute to our club and Rotary.  Every year he leads one of your popular fellowship activities the annual ski competition.

         Recently, Dewey has faced some serious health issues, but even after taking a leave of absence, he continues his club responsibilities and attends meetings and activities as his health permits.  With his leave of absence, he is able to maintain his 30 years of perfect attendance.

         Dewey is a “one of a kind” Rotarian whose dedication, commitment, and courage is exemplary. We are all very proud of Dewey as a club member.

District Foundation Service Award: Bob Jacobson 

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        Bob has put new life into your Foundation efforts with great organizational talents and commitment.  Since becoming Foundation Chair he has attended all the District training and with his efforts your club exceeded last year’s contribution goals by almost 30%. He is very diligent in making sure members are recognized for their contributions and provides timely information on the good work of the Foundation

Paul Harris Fellows Honored

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         First time Paul Harris Fellows, Vic Delossantos and Brian Beffort, along with multiple pin recipients, Mark Miller, past president Greg Krause, and Bob Jacobson receive their pins from District Governor Vicki Puliz.

Club Members Recognized During District Governor Visit Michael Rainey 2013-10-23 00:00:00Z 0

October 29 Club Membership Meeting: Envirolution: Empowering Youth Sustainability Leaders

Posted by Michael Rainey on Oct 22, 2013

ImageThis week's guest speaker is Alex Gamboa and will share with us how Envirolution is working with local youth to help prepare them for careers in sustainability while guiding them to make a positive impact on their communities.

Alex Gamboa is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Envirolution.  In this role, Alex has overseen the development of the existing Envirolution energy efficiency curriculum, along with a wide array of other modules associated with sustainability. He has led the development of all the programs in Nevada, and he has assumed the administrative oversight for the Envirolution New York City office and assisted in the growth of the main job training and placement program in NYC.  He is on the Board of Directors for the Sierra Kids Foundation, the Board of Directors for the Education Alliance of Washoe County, and serves on the Technical Advisory Committee for the Governor of Nevada’s New Energy Industry Task Force.

October 29 Club Membership Meeting: Envirolution: Empowering Youth Sustainability Leaders Michael Rainey 2013-10-23 00:00:00Z 0

Tim Ruffin Selected As Reno Central Rotarian of the Year

Posted by Select Member on Oct 20, 2013

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Reno Central Rotarian of the Year: Tim Ruffin

The Reno Central Board of Directors unanimously selected Tim Ruffin as our Rotarian of the Year and nominee for the Area 8 Rotarian of the Year.    Tim has served as Club Secretary, President Elect, and President. He started the Reno Central Margaritaville Crab Feed as President Elect in 2000. Tim served on the RYE selection committee for three years. Tim was  also recognized as the Quiet Rotarian for Reno Central. Tim is a major donor and major donor benefactor for the Rotary International Foundation.

Tim Ruffin Selected As Reno Central Rotarian of the Year Select Member 2013-10-21 00:00:00Z 0

October 22 Club Membership Meeting: Vicki Puliz, District Governor

Posted by Michael Rainey on Oct 17, 2013

ImageWe have the honor this week to have our District Governor, Vicki Puliz, as our guest speaker at the October 22nd club membership meeting.

Vicki has had a long time commitment to and involvement with RotaryShe has served as president of the Sparks Rotary and was involved in important District committees, including RYLA, RYE, RMSL, chair of the New Generations Service, and a member of the Paul Harris Society since 2005.

She is a native Nevadan, raised on a ranch, attended Reno schools, received her BS from the University of Utah, and her MBA from UNR.  After a successful professional career and business owner, Vicki is now retired.

Vicki and her husband, Tim, have a blended family of seven children, six grandchildren and three RYE daughters.