Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Newsletter

June 1, 2015

June 8 Speaker


Richard H. Bryan

Former Nevada Governor, U.S. Senator and current Director at Fennemore Craig

Former U.S. Senator Bryan focuses his practice on government relations at the federal, state and local levels, particularly in the area of public land use issues.
Senator Bryan began his legal career in 1964 as a Deputy District Attorney in Clark County, Nevada. Two years later, he was named Clark County’s first Public Defender. In 1968, Senator Bryan was elected to the Nevada State Assembly and re-elected in 1970. He was elected to the State Senate in 1972 and re-elected in 1976. The former prosecutor won his first statewide election as Nevada’s Attorney General where he played a major role in successfully defending Nevada’s gaming regulatory structure in the Federal Courts. In 1982, Senator Bryan was elected to his first of two terms as Governor. Under his leadership as Nevada’s Governor, economic diversification and the attraction of new businesses to Nevada became a priority. In 1988, he was elected to the first of two terms in the U.S. Senate. He was the only Senate member to simultaneously serve on the following U.S. Senate Committees: Finance; commerce, Science and Transportation; and Banks, Housing and Urban Affairs.

Upcoming Speakers:

June 15: Joe Lombardo, Clark County Sheriff

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: Pepe Charles; Newsletter: Clinton Pope; Induction presenter: Jack Woodcock; Raffle Winner: Mitchell Horst


Rotarians: Steve Dakin from Iowa and Russ McCracken from Santa Rosa, California.

Guests: Matthew Baranoff, guest of Scott Baranoff; Curtis and Kaylee Lane, Franchesca Gilbers and Scott Fehler, guests of Jordana Lane

New Member Induction:

Jordana Lane
Realtor-Salesperson, Team Leader
The Gilbert Team
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Jordana has been practicing in real estate home sales since 2000, beginning her career in Northern California. She relocated in the Las Vegas valley in 2006, and have worked with Berkshire Hathaway (formerly Prudential Americana) since that time.  She married Curtis Lane, the brother of one her childhood best friend whom she's known since she was 16 years old, eight years ago, and they have a 5-year old daughter, Kaylee who is a huge country music fan like her mother and father. In addition to her professional and family activities and obligations, she has had the pleasure of volunteering with community services in the Las Vegas valley and other states including: Santa Clothes and Goody 2 Shoes - with the Las Vegas Rotary Club; American Cancer Society – 4 years as Team Leader; Habitat for Humanity – building houses in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina; Charity Golf Tournament Co-Chair – 3 years with the Yuba City Realtors Association.


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

Happy Feet Pictures


Name the Rotarian:

The Club was asked a number of questions about fellow Rotarians.

Ron Reynolds: Was born in Hawthorne, Nevada and would like to be a full-time author. Aric Graham guessed correctly for a $25 credit.

Karl Maisner: Grew up in Long Beach, would love to learn how to play the drums. No one guessed correctly.

Rick Colvin: Favorite place to visit is Alaska and wished he could spell better. Eric Colvin answered correctly

Marathon Man . . . President Josh Satterlee was recognized $92 for being absent while running a marathon in San Diego. It was said that a 92 year old finished the race and it was agreed upon that it happened before Josh finished.


Patricia Mulroy

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and former GM of both the Southern Nevada Water District and Las Vegas Valley Water District

Pat spoke to the Club about the mounting stresses in water resource management in the Western United States. In a very pointed presentation, she was adamant about the issues with lack of water in Lake Mead as it relates to Nevada, California and Arizona. She mentioned that California, most notably Southern California, have been in extreme denial as the realities facing the Colorado River system. She defended the Inland Empire growers as they have been asked to shift crop rotation before and have responded only to be asked to do it over again. She said that Southern Nevada's efforts to conserve and reuse water have placed it in a good place in relation to bankable water. Two-thirds of water is returned to the Colorado River system, which now is being recognized nationally and internationally as a example of great water resource management. But she did follow with the fact that the entire region needs to recognize that they are part of a system and not independent of each other.

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Yours in Rotary Service,

Josh Satterlee
President 2014-2015