Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Newsletter

February 1, 2016

 

February 8 Program

Josh Satterlee, LVSW Rotary Club Immediate Past President

Public Speaking

Club Past President Josh Satterlee will provide insights into effective public speaking and connecting with your audience.

Upcoming Speakers:

February 15: DARK (President's Day)

February 22: TIna Kunzer-Murphy, Athletic Director, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

February 29: Past Presidents Day: Sig Rogich, political expert and consultant

March 7: 4-Way Speech Contest (Tentative)

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Meeting Happenings

Conducting:  Mitchell Horst: Invocation: Keith Thomas; Photos: Kieth Thomas; Ms. Mic: Jordana Lane; Newsletter: Clinton Pope; Raffle: Aric Graham
 
Announcements:
“George Hensel Essay Contest”: Tom Martin invited members to solicit contestants in the District 5300 essay contest.  Submission deadline is 3/31/16. Rotary International District 5300 George R. Hensel Ethics Essay Contest is designed to challenge high school students to analyze ethical issues and concerns confronting them in today's complex world. Because our fellow Rotarian, businessman, and philanthropist, George R. Hensel, Ph.D., privately funds this contest, there are no entry fees to pay. Students submit essays to their local Rotary Clubs and may, at the club's discretion, present their essays at a club meeting. Winners at the club level advance to the District Level and four winners at that level are awarded monetary prizes. The top three runners up are awarded cash prizes of $500 and the winner at the District Level receives $3,000. The overall winning essay is presented at the District Conference. Click here for more information.

Membership Meeting:  There will be a second meeting hosted by Tom Martin and Adrienne Cox to discuss membership at Adrienne Cox's home on Feburary 16.

FIRST Robot Competition: Hank Falstad spoke to the Club about our ongoing support of Jo Mackey Academy of Leadership and Global Communication FIRST Lego Robotics team and relayed their recent success at Southern Nevada Regional FLL Championship where they were awarded both 1st place for programming and the competition's Champion's Award.

Playoff Squares: Eric Colvin explained the squares concept for the Super Bowl which will cost $100 per square but works out to be two squares. The squares were sold-out so those who purchased a square are good to go.
 
GOLD RAFFLE: PIRATE BOOTY AND ALL THAT STUFF ON March 28th AT TREASURE ISLAND.  WEAR YOUR BEST PIRATE GEAR.  GUESTS ARE FREE!! Gold Raffle tickets are available through Rebecca Collett.

PAY YOUR BILL! It's really easy!: Reminder: It is your duty to keep up to date on invoices and up-to-date bills will be sent to all members. The Club recently instituted on-site credit card payment so any member can pay their bill at any meeting. If you don’t know how much you owe, just ask Elaine (she’s keeping a list and checking it twice).

Recognitions: 

Birthday Blues . . . Clinton Pope was assessed $75 for his father's birthday, whom was not in attendance. He said he gave his father some Denver Broncos gear and a gift certificate to Angel Park Golf Club. He said it was unfair to be assessed a recognition as it was his father's birthday but did say that he had not been recognized for his past two birthdays. That raised his recognition from $50 to $75.

The crazy world of quilting . . . Chris Publow was recognized $50 for bumping into Karen Stawn in Virginia at a quilting convention where he was stuck in the epic snow storm that gripped the East Coast. He had not trouble passing the time in his friend's wine cellar.

UNLV blues, education foundation and top honors for MANPOWER . . . Andy Katz was recognized $75 for his ongoing support of UNLV basketball, his long-time board commitment to Public Education Foundation and finding his company at the top of local staffing agency rankings. Andy questioned the rankings but said he'd take what he could get.

Text Bomb: Bruce Pope was the target of the text bomb where everyone said "Happy Birthday" and "Go Broncos."
 
Gifts for the President

Tom Martin gave a PBTK ball marker to Mitchell where he asked which Club member did this reference. Mitchell failed. The obvious answer was Rich Bowler. Hank Falstad gave a ball marker from his recent trip to Hawaii. Jack Woodcock gave a golf ball which they said must have been Chris Publow's due to what was written on it . . . it shall remain between them and those in attendance.

February 1 Program

Curtis Myles, CEO and President, Las Vegas Monorail

Curtis Myles gave an update on the monorail system, its finances and future expansion plans. He indicated that expanding to Mandalay Bay was the next step in that it connected the most convention space in the world and that they were in constant conversations with Sands Corp to place a station near Venetian and Wynn Resorts. After that, maybe if it becomes economical, the system may consider going to the airport which is more an issue of financing that want or will.

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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 http://lvswr.org/calendar/

Yours in Rotary Service,

Mitchell Horst
President 2015-2016