Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Newsletter

September 21, 2015

September 28 Program


Dylan Shiver
Nevada Mining Association

Dylan Shaver has been the Nevada Mining Association’s lead lobbyist for four years.  Prior to joining NVMA, Dylan was a Director at the Perkins Company where he represented diverse clients, ranging from gaming interests like Wynn Resorts, to Organized Labor, and even a few mining companies.  In total, Dylan has worked in Nevada Politics for fifteen years and will provide the Club an update on the status of Nevada’s fifth-largest industry.

Upcoming Speakers:

October 5: TBD

October 12: DARK

October 19: Chris Powell, President/GM, Las Vegas Motor Speedway

October 26: Jack Woodcock, Las Vegas Real Estate Expert


Meeting Happenings

Invocation: Adrienne Cox; Photos: Ted Henderson; Mr. Mic: Unknown; Newsletter: Elaine Vinson/Clinton Pope; Raffle Winner: Hank Falstad

Rotarians: Frances Gilbert, Las Vegas Rotary Club

Guests: Phiip Zhang, guest of Pepe Charles; Chris Schlafeman, guest of Rebecca Collett



Boy's Nite Out: Aric Graham announced that LVSW Rotary will be sponsoring 5 spots for Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada's "Boys Nite Out" which will be October 15. Please see/call Aric for more details. A sign-up can be found in the book.

One Drop Walk: Mitchell Horst announced that One Drop's Walk for Water will be October 17. A sign-up can be found in the book.

Football Squares: Eric Colvin announced Mike Rogers and Ken Cox were the $150 awardees for the week.

Tailgate: Eric Colvin announced the tailgate will be November 7 as UNLV hosts Hawai'i. We will be sharing the space with the Las Vegas West Rotary Club. Sign-up can be found in the book.

Credit Card Processing: Mitchell Horst announced that anyone with an overdue or due bill can pay at the meeting through a new credit card processing system. See Mitchell after the meeting to pay.

Text-a-thon: Everyone texted Tom Martin who was recovering after surgery. Also had everyone text Joanne birthday wishes.


Fashionista extraordinaire . . . Ed Guthrie was recognized $100 for his posing with models at an Opportunity Village fashion show.

Hawai'i dreams . . . Troy Lochhead was recognized $162 for her recent trip to "The Islands" where she enjoyed 9 rounds of golf and was threatened by three hurricanes.

Yellowstone is gonna blow! Hank Falstad spoke about his trip to Yellowstone and then asked to identify a Rotarian: Fav book - Hope Floats, Gone with the Wind; From Marysville; loves the ocean and wants to have better social skills and the ability to speak publicly. Hank guessed but was helped by Eric Colvin, Eric was assessed $20.

Guest Speaker:

C. J. Coolidge, Motiviational Speaker, Management Consultant

CJ Coolidge is an author, keynote speaker and Business Performance Advisor of 25 years. His success stems from his core belief that any and all business problems are, at their core, people problems. People cause, or affect, every situation in business. With this perspective, CJ has helped corporations and individuals all over the country discover breakthroughs in profitability, productivity and life satisfaction by adopting the principles of a People Driven Business


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Club meetings are Monday's from 12:00pm - 1:30pm at Lawry’s The Prime Rib located at 4043 Howard Hughes Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89169. Please check the Club’s website for meeting times and events at

Yours in Rotary Service,

Mitchell Horst
President 2015-2016