Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Newsletter

May 18, 2015

June 1 Speaker


Patricia Mulroy

Former General Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority and current Senior Fellow for UNLV's Brookings Mountain West

Patricia Mulroy is a nonresident senior fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program. In addition, she serves as the senior fellow for climate adaptation and environmental policy at UNLV’s Brookings Mountain West. Mulroy has accumulated decades of experience in water resource management. She previously served as the general manager for the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

Mulroy also serves as the program lead for water resources and technology at the Desert Research Institute. She is a founding chair of the Western Urban Water Coalition, and she was a founding member of the Water Utility Climate Alliance. She served on the Board of Directors for the National Water Resources Association and with the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies first as Treasurer (2009-2011) and then as President (2011-2013).

At Brookings, Mulroy collaborates with Brookings scholars in Washington DC and the overseas centers in Doha, New Delhi and Beijing to improve water policy. In Doha, she is working to provide policy analysis to help improve Middle East water management. Through these efforts, she is working to deliver a global impact by modernizing water policy where it is most critically needed.

Upcoming Speakers:

June 8: Joe Lombardo, Clark County Sheriff

June 15: TBD

June 22: Dark - Debunking

June 29: Dr. Nancy E. Brune, Executive Director, Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities


Meeting Happenings

Invocation: Fred Fukumoto; Photos: Ted Henderson; Mr. Mic: Karl Maisner; Newsletter: Elaine Vinson/Clinton Pope; Raffle Winner: Howdy Wells (AGAIN!!!)


Rotarians: Page Carter from Olympia, Washington

Guests: Caryll Dziedziak, guest of Bryan Dziediak


District Conference: Mitchell Horst reported to the Club that District 5300's District Conference was the past weekend at Green Valley Ranch and six of our members attended and the Club won six awards including awards for our website, Service (Back to School program), vocational, membership and extraordinary foundation (Ted Henderson). In addition, Fred Fukumoto was recognized by the District Governor for his leadership on One Drop.

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

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.


Great Website! Karl Maisner was credited $50 for his leadership and work on the Club's new website: Http://

The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plains . . . Fred Fukumoto was recognized $75 for his "fair weather" trip to Spain. He said he and his wife had a great time.

Angler! Mitchell Horst was spotted on Facebook with a 9 1/2 pound bass in his hands after a sure-fire successful fishing trip on his in-law's private pond.  Needless to say the kids were scared. The Big Catch put Mitchell back $75.

Gifts for the President:

Rebecca Collett gave a "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign and Mitchell Horst gave garlic hot sauce from Tennessee.


Archie McArthur, Executive Director, New Vista 

New Vista Ranch executive director, Archie McArthur spoke to the Club about all the great things New Vista is doing and to show his gratitude for all the support the Club has provided over the years. New Vista is committed to providing the intellectually challenged of all ages with equal opportunities and support so they may experience life to the fullest.” The overall goal of New Vista is to empower people through a better quality of life. Our skilled staff works to improve each individual’s ability to be independent and to build self-esteem through obtaining their goals.

New Vista was founded in 1986 by parents of intellectually disabled individuals who were concerned what would happen to their loved ones when they were gone or could not care for them. Out of this need the first program “New Vista Ranch” was created. In 1987 the Gilcrease Brothers donated 15 acres of land to the charity which gave New Vista the platform to build the first 4 homes.  Today, New Vista has over 21 homes and growing in the Las Vegas area.  Additionally, New Vista supports individuals with intellectual challenges still living at home with their families by providing in-home skilled staff that assist with their loved ones needs.

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Yours in Rotary Service,

Josh Satterlee
President 2014-2015