Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Newsletter

June 8, 2015

June 15 Speaker


Joseph Lombardo

Clark County Sheriff

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a police officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). He was promoted to the position of Police Sergeant in 1996. During his time as a Sergeant, Sheriff Lombardo was awarded the Meritorious Service Award for outstanding service to the Las Vegas community.

Sheriff Lombardo was promoted to the position of Lieutenant in 2001 and served the department in various capacities at this rank, including Patrol Lieutenant, Executive Lieutenant to the Sheriff, and Search/Rescue Commander. Sheriff Lombardo was promoted to Captain in 2006 and served as the Bureau Commander for the Southwest Area Command and subsequently, the Bureau Commander for Homeland Security.

In 2008, Sheriff Lombardo was appointed as a Deputy Chief, serving as Division Commander of Support Operations, and he eventually became the Division Commander of the Patrol Division. His tasks included overseeing special weapons and tactics, canine units, traffic, air support, and vice/narcotics programs.

Sheriff Lombardo was promoted to the position of Assistant Sheriff in 2011, where he was responsible of the Law Enforcement Services Group. This position manages the Administrative and Sciences, Professional Standards, and Technology and Support Divisions. After 26 years on the force, Lombardo retired as a commissioned officer and was elected in 2014 as Sheriff of Clark County. 

Upcoming Speakers:

June 22: Dark - Debunking

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

July 6: Dark - July 4th observance

July 13: Randy Pote, District governor, Rotary District 5300


Meeting Happenings

Invocation: Adrienne Cox; Photos: Ted Henderson; Mr. Mic: Adam Bowler; Newsletter: Clinton Pope; Raffle Winner: Wally Emery



Rotarians: Maria Serna from Brownville Sunrise, Texas

Guests: Tom Keating, guest of Pepe Charles


Debunking: Troy Lochhead would like to remind everyone that Josh Satterlee's debunking will be at 6 p.m. at Red Rock Country Club, Monday, June 22nd. Everyone should have or will be receiving invitations in the mail.


A host to everyone . . . Pepe Charles was credited $20 for all the guests he brings to the Club.

Welcome to the Club! LVSW Rotary newest member, Jordana Lane, was recognized $10 to break her into the Club routine. She gave Keith Thomas a run for his money with the sad story she recounted as she has been living in a hotel for the past week due to a leak in her house.

Marathon man trumped . . . Outgoing LVSW Rotary President Josh Satterlee was sure he'd come to this week's meeting being the most physically accomplished Rotarian in the room as he ran a marathon in San Diego the week prior but Sean Tanko took that title away with his cycling ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles which took seven days and rose money for AIDS research. For showing up the president, Sean was recognized $54.50 for his ride and $26.20 for the distance Josh ran.

Things looking up? Mark Rowley was recognized $30 for indicating that he had bought two houses at auction the past thirty days and said that things have especially changed in the market the past 30 days.

Ramblin' Man . . . Tom Martin was recognized $50 for his 5850 mile, eight state, one province tour of the American Northwest. He said he had a great time and visited everywhere from the Grand Tetons to Crater Lake.

Shoes and houses . . . Donnie Garritano was recognized $75 for his recent happenings (going to the Goodie2Shoes fundraiser and moving to Hootervil . . . I mean, Henderson).

Presidential Gifts:

Tom Martin gave Josh Satterlee a had from Yellowstone and Eric Colvin and Troy Lochhead gave a gift bag from the Ely Rotary Golf Tournament.


Richard Bryan

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

Former U.S. Senator and Governor for Nevada, Sen. Bryan spoke to the Club about the recent happenings and outcomes at the Nevada State Legislature. He spoke to the benefits and costs associated with the various legislative actions and focused a great deal on the Governor's education and tax package of which he said he is not sure a Democrat could have achieved. He spoke to the struggles of the Assembly Republicans and thought that their in-fighting set the tone for a relatively moderate session.


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Yours in Rotary Service,

Josh Satterlee
President 2014-2015