Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Newsletter

June 29, 2015

July 13 Speaker


Randy Pote

District Governor 2015-16, District 5300

Randy Pote’s professional career included owning fundraising companies in Denver and Las Vegas where he helped schools, church groups and sports teams raise funds for field trips, uniforms, etc. He enjoyed early careers in sales and professional soccer team management. He was a jazz-soul disc jockey and sports writer in Anchorage. His favorite interview was with Ray Kroc, McDonald’s founder and then owner of the San Diego Padres.

Randy joined Rotary in 1989 and served as President of North Las Vegas 1993-94. While in Las Vegas, Randy joined the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation as Vice-President and the board’s first male member. He was President from 2000-02 and oversaw the Southern Nevada Affiliate and The Race for the Cure. While President of the Centennial, CO. Rotary Club 2010-11, he banded several Clubs together in a “Santa Clothes project” which he modeled after the successful program in Las Vegas. Randy is especially fond of his 2012 India NID experience, which he recommends to all. Randy supports the Foundation as a multiple PHF, Benefactor and member of the Bequest Society.

While decorating the 2013 Rotary Rose Parade Float, Randy met his fiancée Beth Anderson, long time Rotarian and current President of Burbank Sunrise Rotary. They will marry in October and will reside in the Antelope Valley where they will continue to enjoy their families while being ‘A Gift to the World.

Upcoming Speakers:

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

July 20: Club Assembly

July 27: Michelle Layton, Downtown Las Vegas Achieves

August 3: Dr. Barbara Atkinson, Dean, UNLV School of Medicine


Meeting Happenings

Invocation: Fred Fukumoto; Photos: Ted Henderson; Mr. Mic: Adam Bowler; Newsletter: Elaine Vinson/Clinton Pope; Raffle Winner: Visitor, Nathan Adkins



Rotarians: Nathan Adkins, Las Vegas Rotary Club

Guests: Lindsay Harper, guest of Karl Maisner; David O'Brien, guest of Rebecca Collett


"I have a dream" Garden Project: Lindsay Harper attended the Club and received a check in support of her community garden.

Debunking fun . . . Josh Satterlee gave thanks to Eric Colvin for helping out at the debunking. He was credited $50.

Where is the in-coming President? Mitchell Horst was recognized $1000 for not attending either the debunking nor Josh Satterlee's last meeting.

San Diego Fun . . . Howdy Wells shared with the Club that he will be going to San Diego for a 10 day trip where he expects a lot of shopping with his wife. Josh said that Wells Cargo did a great "paint job" on his neighborhood and credited Howdy $50.

Another San Diego trip . . . Megan Schimick shared that she went on vacation to San Diego but unfortunately did not go to a nude beach but did go to a Padres game and Sea World. She was credited $50.

No trips for you . . . Karen Strawn said that she didn't expect to take any trips this year but was sending the 4th to Salt Lake City. She was credited $50.

Sage advice . . . Josh recognized Fred Fukumoto for all his great advice this past year.

Wedding bliss . . . Bryan Dziedziak was recognized $10 for attending his nieces' wedding in New York.


Dr. Nancy Brune

Executive Director, The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities

Dr. Brune spoke to the Club about the works of the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities and their recent activities at the Nevada State Legislature including the new tax for education.

The Guinn Center is a nonprofit, bipartisan, think-do tank focused on independent, fact-based, relevant, and well-reasoned analysis of critical policy issues facing the state of Nevada. The Guinn Center engages policy-makers, experts, and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas, and analysis to advance policy solutions, inform the public debate, and expand public engagement.


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Yours in Rotary Service,

Josh Satterlee
President 2014-2015