Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Newsletter

May 4, 2015


At the Meeting

Invocation: Adrienne Cox; Photos: Ted Henderson; Mr. Mic: Chris Publow; Newsletter: Clinton Pope; Raffle Winner: Sean Tanko


Tina Past, guest of Pepe Charles

Mike Rogers, guest of Eric Colvin

Lisa and Ian Bobak, guests of Joanne Blystone


Feed The Homeless: Tom Martin announced that Feed the Homeless will be this 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.

Board Retreat: Mitchell Horst announced that the upcomming year's board retreat will be the last Saturday, May 30 at Anthem Country Club. Mitchell will be sending more information to those who will be attending.

Dan Stover Regional Competition: Mitchell Horst once again announced that this year's Dan Stover Regiona Musical Instrument Competition winner was our one and own Connor O'Toole and that the Club has provided the District winner four of the last five years.

Greenspokes: Mitchell Horst announced that the Club would like to conduct one more Greenspokes meeting before the end of Josh's year. He is currently seeking a volunteer to host in the Summerilin/Western part of the valley.

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta: Karen Strawn thanked Joanne Blystone for hosting the Club at her house for Cinco De Mayo the past Saturday. She said their was great food was really fun. Joanne mentioned that Keith Thomas posted on Facebook that he won the "costume contest" which apparently was nonexistent . . . and his shirt was from Guatemala.

LVSW Rotary Club Golf School: Shawn Callahan announced that he will be conducting a new round of golf clinics for Club members beginning May 19. A sign-up sheet will be in the book.


Hug or Fine . . . Keith Thomas was asked if he would rather pay $40 or receive four hugs from Ted Henderson as punishment for his posting on Facebook he had won the Club's fictional Cinco de Mayo costume contest. He chose the fine.

That's a mighty fine shirt you have on there . . . Aric Graham was recognized $57+$75 respectively for the number of guests at his wedding and the round he shot at the Club's golf outing at Reflection Bay. It was pointed out that not one soul from the Club was invited to his wedding on Ohau . . . and he made the mistake of wearing the hard to get Michael Jordan golf tournament shirt to the Club. Aric did say that he doesn't expect to play as much golf now that he is married.

Credit? What the . . . is that! Eric Colvin was given a $10 credit for who knows what . . .

Don't try to party with quilters, you just can't hang . . . Karen Strawn was asked about her exciting quilting conference she recently attended. She played down the fivorlity and vivaciousness of her fellow quilters but we know the truth. She was recognized $25.

Babies are SOOOOO much easier these days . . . Karl Maisner was asked how renewed fatherhood was. He said it is quite a bit easier than when he was younger, 18 years younger. He said that his wife is doing well as well as his new addition which is 18 weeks old. He said that his wife and he are double-teaming baby duty since she moved into his office. He was recognized $25.

 Anniversary (what day is that?) . . . Mitchell Horst was asked if a significant date has just past and he fessed up to the fact he and his wife celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary on April 21.  But that depended on what date you recognized as he was already married to Jessica before they had their ceremony in Las Vegas. The Club was asked who was invited to attend that wedding . . . silence. He was recognized $75.

The newt Tiger Woods (in a good way) . . . Shawn Callahan was asked about his brightest star student, Hannah, which he says is the most talented golfer he's personally seen since Tiger Woods. She is blowing the competition away by huge margins and remains a very grounded person. Keep an eye out for her.

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


Guest Speaker


Tony Sanchez, Head Football Coach,

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

UNLV's new head football coach, Tony Sanchez, spoke to the Club about the challenges and excitement surrounding the program. He outlined his vision for the program, embracing Las Vegas as part of the University's brand and updating the culture. Coach Sanchez also addressed the need to recruit and keep the best players coming out of Nevada and challenging the current team to accept his philosophy, which he said they have. He acknowledged the challenges the upcoming season will pose with the toughest schedule in the Mountain West but was optimistic that strides will be made to create a tradition of winning at UNLV.

Prior to joining UNLV, Coach Sanchez built Bishop Gorman High school into a national football powerhouse and accepted the head football coaching position at UNLV this past December.

Tony spent the past six seasons leading Bishop Gorman to an overall record of 85-5 and six consecutive state 4A championships and national top 25 ranking. His 2014 top-ranked Gaels squad finished 15-0 and won the “mythical” national championship.

Tony has been named USA TODAY’s All-USA Coach of the Year as well as the U.S. Army All-American Bowl National Coach of the Year and the Rawlings National High School Coach of the Year. His overall record as a head coach is 120-26 after having also spent five seasons leading California High School in San Roman, Calif., before coming to Southern Nevada. He also was part of Onate High School in Las Cruces, N.M., and Irvin High School in El Paso, Texas football staffs.

The winning head coach at the 2014 All-American Bowl in San Antonio, he saw 41 of his players earn collegiate football scholarships during his time in Las Vegas, including 31 to FBS programs.

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Upcoming Speakers:

May 11: Michael Samuel, Volunteer Coordinator, Court Appointed Special Advocate

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

May 25: Dark, Memorial Day

June 1: Pat Mulroy, former Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority head, senior fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institute

June 8: Joe Lombardo, Clark County Sheriff


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Yours in Rotary Service,

Josh Satterlee
President 2014-2015