Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Newsletter

April 27, 2015


At the Meeting

Invocation: Doug Malan; Photos: Ted Henderson; Mr. Mic: Bryan Dziedziak; Newsletter: Clinton Pope; Raffle winner: Rick Colvin


Jordana Lane, guest of the Club

Lucy Li, guest of Scott Baranoff


Feed The Homeless: Tom Martin announced that Feed the Homeless will be the the last Wednesday, April 29. He asked that those who plan to volunteer be on site by 5:00 p.m. as food is served at 6 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church at 2000 South Maryland Parkway. A sign-up sheet can be found in the book.

Scholarship Interviewers Wanted: Adrienne Cox asked those who are interested to contact her to help interview and review this year's scholarship applicants. It will only take a Saturday afternoon worth of time to complete the process.

Debunking: Troy Lochhead would like everyone to save the June 22nd as the date for Josh' Satterlee's debunking. Information to follow.

District Conference Hospitality Suite: Josh Satterlee put out a request to Club members to help staff a hospitality suite at Green Valley Ranch during District Conference May 15 before and after dinner. A sign-up will be placed in the book.

Dan Stover Regional Competition: Mitchell Horst announced that this year's Dan Stover Regional Competition winner was our one and own Connor O'Toole.

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta: The Club was reminded that Joanne Blystone will be hosting a Cinco De Mayo party on May 2nd at her home. A sign-up can be found in the book or you can email Joanne at


Survey heaven . . .  Mitchell Horst reminded the Club that anyone who had turned in their Club survey before the meeting received a $10 Credit and were submitted to a prize drawing.

Birthday fun!  Both Scott Baranoff and Doug Malan were credited their age as both of their birthdays landed on the meeting day. Scott was credited $60 and Doug was credited $58.

8 Sapphire Pin: Both Scott Baranoff and Bruce Pope were awarded 8 Sapphire Rotary Pins for their consistent and significant contributions to Rotary Foundation.

Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary . . . Andy Katz was recognized $50 for each year MANPOWER has been in operation in Las Vegas. He said they had a party of which his mother participated and that they moved their headquarters downtown.

Retirement is niiiiiiiiccccceeee . . . Chris Publow was recognized $25 for taking up new found hobbies like gardening, reading and rocking in his rocking chair up in Michigan.

Baseball been berry, berry good to me . . . Sean Tanko was recognized $50 for not having to coach his son's baseball team. He now enjoys the games form the stands and says he doesn't miss it at all.

The one that got away . . . Megan Schimick took the hit for both Eric Colvin and herself for their joint family vacation to Mexico. Megan said that they went fishing and caught something but Eric let it get away. She was recognized $25.

These are the people in your neighborhood . . . Wally Emery was asked if his son has a new, undesirable neighbor and he volunteered Mitchell Horst recently bought a house in his son's neighborhood. He then was asked if he had an undesirable neighbor and he tried to avoid the question but ultimately admitted to is dislike of a certain political leader who recently moved into his neck of the woods. Wally was recognized $50.


Lucy Li was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow by Ted Henderson on behalf of Rotary Foundation contributions by Scott Baranoff.

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships.

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


Guest Speaker


Gard Jameson, PhD

President, Interfaith Council; Author and UNLV Professor

Former Club member Dr. Gard Jameson spoke to the Club about finding peace in a hot world. He spoke to how the political and interfaith environment is increasingly unstable and how we as citizens of both the United States and the world can work together to ease these tensions. He spoke a bit about meditation and how it helps balance out life and allows one to be more accepting of those with differing beliefs.

Dr. Jameson received his PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2005. He teaches Chinese and Indian philosophy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to his tenure at UNLV, Mr. Jameson spent 25 years practicing as a Certified Public Accountant and Director of Financial Planning at Piercy, Bowler, Taylor & Kern and Touche Ross. He is the author of three books, Footprints on the Sands of Time, the story of his mentor, Dr. Raymond M. Alf, Phaethon, Our Mythic Moment, an ancient Greek tale that illuminates our current predicament, and Monkey, Our Mythic Moment, the grand epic of China. Mr. Jameson helped found and chairs the boards of the Children’s Advocacy Alliance, the Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada and the Nevada Institute for Spirituality in Healthcare. He is the Treasurer and Cofounder of VMSN (Volunteers in Medicine in Southern Nevada). Mr. Jameson also helped found the Nevada Community Foundation. Mr. Jameson also serves on the board of the Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Development and the Alf Museum of Life in Clarement, California; and is a minister at the Grace Community Church in Boulder City, Nevada. Mr. Jameson has a BA in Religious Studies from Stanford University (1975). Mr. Jameson’s greatest joy is his wife, Florence and their two children, Michael and Julia.

Upcoming Speakers:

May 2: Tony Sanchez, UNLV Head Football Coach

May 11: Open

May 18: Archie McArthur, Executive Director, New Vista Ranch


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Yours in Rotary Service,

Josh Satterlee
President 2014-2015