Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Newsletter

March 30, 2015


At the Meeting

Invocation: Adrienne Cox; Photos: Ted Henderson; Newsletter: Karl Maisner

Visiting Rotarian:

Patrick Carlton, Spring Mountain Club


Ron Reynolds son Mathew (Mac) Reynolds and Daylin, Manager of imagine dragons and other smaller bands.


Club Golf Outing: Adrienne Cox announced that the Club's golf outing will remain on Saturday, April 11 at Reflection Bay Golf Club. The cost should be around $100. A sign-up is in the book. She also thanked all those who attended the One Drop event last Friday night.

District 5300 Rotary Foundation Dinner: Ted Henderson reminded the Club that the District's annual foundation dinner will be held Saturday, March 28 at the Treasure Island and major donors, of which our Club has quite a few, will be honored. Ted will be in attendance with Aric Graham and anyone else who would like to attend. Tickets are $100. A sign-up is in the book.

Pledge Drive for Local News Radio: Ted Henderson will be live on the air Friday the 17th from 3pm - 5pm to help KNPR with their membership drive.  Rotarians are encouraged to call in to help Ted meet his goal.

Dan Stover Regional Competition: Mitchell Horst announced that this year's Dan Stover Regional Competition will be held April 26 at Anthem Country Club. A sign-up sheet will be placed in the book.


Joanne Blystone won gold at Golden Night - She has missed 8 weeks of meeting and was recognized $350.

Julie Johnston says business is great right now and she will be on a television reality show about UFC. It was her birthday last week and she was recognized $100

Doug Malan was recognized $100 for the Front Site donation to the Golden Evening. His contribution helped raise a substantial sum.

Hank Falstad has been busy working with Sean Tanko and was recognized $150 for all his hard work.

Ron Reynolds was recognized for his son being on the cover of Eagle Scouts magazine. All 8 of his sons were Eagle Scouts so no fine was given.

Marcia Rands got married last weekend to Marianne and they are off to Oregon for their honeymoon. Her wedding catered to 100 guests and was therefore fined $100.

Rebecca Collette shared a very long but entertaining golf/retirement themed joke to receive a recognition of just $5.

View the Image Gallery for pictures from this and previosu meetings.


Guest Speaker


Dr. Mark A Penn, MD, MBA

Founding Dean, Roseman University College of Medicine

Mark A. Penn, MD, MBA was named Founding Dean of the Roseman University College of Medicine in April 2014.

Dr. Penn came to Roseman with more than 30 years of experience in health care and medical education, including more than 25 years’ experience with graduate medical education.  After earning his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Dr. Penn established his own practice as a family physician in rural Ohio. He transitioned into health care education at Summa Health System in Akron and at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and served in a variety of academic roles at NEOMED, with responsibility for programs in undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education. He also served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Executive Associate Dean, and Acting President and Dean. 

Dr. Penn’s academic and administrative experience has included involvement with student affairs, admissions, faculty affairs, faculty development, continuing professional education, library, human resources, institutional effectiveness and research, and diversity and multicultural affairs.

In 2010, Dr. Penn led the development of a new educational partnership between NEOMED and Cleveland State University (CSU), as Special Assistant to the President and Vice Provost for Health A_airs at CSU, and Special Advisor to the President at NEOMED.

Dr. Penn has also received a variety of university and teaching awards. His scholarly activities have focused on curriculum development and interprofessional education as well as understanding health disparities in communities, and focusing on building partnerships to expand access to underserved populations.

Throughout his career, Dr. Penn has been a member of numerous professional, community and university organizations, taking an active role to support faculty, student, research and academic groups in health sciences. He is a member of the Nevada State Medical Association, Clark County Medical Society, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and the Nevada and American Academies of Family Physicians. He also has been actively involved with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), focusing on areas such as undergraduate medical and residency education, faculty affairs and diversity. 

Dr. Penn first joined Roseman in 2012 as Chancellor of the University’s South Jordan, Utah campus and Special Assistant to the President for Program Planning.  Since coming to Las Vegas Dr. Penn has joined the Clark County Medical Association and will be inducted onto their Board of Directors in the spring of 2015. He was selected to sit on the Governor’s task force for Graduate Medical Education in 2014 and was selected to sit on the executive board for the Nevada Chapter of the American Heart Association and will assist with the Las Vegas Heart and Lung walk in November 2015.

Dr. Penn speaks about the College of Medicine’s start-up, the role of graduate medical education in keeping our physicians in Nevada and the need for diversity in medicine to community groups such as the Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Indian Chamber, Clark County Magnet/CTA schools, Rotary groups and various other organizations which have asked him to share his expertise.

Upcoming Speakers:

April 20 -Dr. Shawn Gerstenberger, Dean of the school of the Community Health Sciences, UNLV

April 27 - Gard Jameson, President Interfaith Counsil of Southern Nevada, Author and Professor, UNLV


The Rotary Foundation Corner

The Objective of The Rotary Foundation is the achievement of World Understanding and Peace through International Charitable and Educational Programs.

We have encouraged all of our members to donate to the Rotary Foundation, giving a minimum of $100 a year, plus an additional $100 for PolioPlus, or more as we each are able. We know that for every $1,000 we get a Paul Harris Fellow award, either in our own name or in the name of a person we designate. You may legitimately ask just what your donations can accomplish as an individual donation, and how can it matter if it is not $1,000? Below are some of the things that can be done with our donations, small or large:

1. $50 can provide cataract surgery for two adults in India, or provide basic medications for a clinic in Indonesia.

2. $100 can provide two desks for an elementary school in Honduras, 50 mosquito nets for women and children in Tanzania, or one sewing machine for a vocational training school for the deaf in Tanzania.

3. $250 can provide two prosthetic limbs in Cambodia, or a playground in Thailand.

4. $500 can provide reading books for 150 elementary school children in South Africa, multiple training curriculums to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, or 10 beds for an orphanage in India.

5. $1,000 will provide one portable dental chair to help provide dental care for indigenous children in Mexico, complete prenatal care for 20 women in Nigeria, or 6 shelves of books for a library at a girl’s school in Uganda.

6. $10,000 will provide 2 school buses for rural communities in Mexico, bakery equipment for a vocational training center for disabled children in Sudan, or 2 water wells that serve villages in Haiti.

The Rotary Foundation is supported entirely by the donations we Rotarians, all across the world, make. Every dollar we give makes a difference in the lives of people we never meet and never know, truly an unselfish act, and the personification of Service Above Self.


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Yours in Rotary Service,

Josh Satterlee
President 2014-2015