Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Newsletter

October 10, 2016

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October 17 Program


Josh Griffin,
Proponent, Question 3/Energy Choice Initiative

The son of former Reno Mayor Jeff Griffin, Josh Griffin was born into politics. He served one term on behalf of the residents of Nevada State Assembly District 29 and worked former Congresswoman Barbara Vucanovich. As a lobbyist and president of Griffin Communications Group, Josh has represented gaming, healthcare, mining and transportation interests.

October 24: Steve Sisolak, Commissioner, Clark County

October 31: Steve Hill, Director, Governor's office on Economic Development

November 7: Joe Lombardo, Sheriff, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

November 14: John L. Smith, opinion writer/contributor, The Daily Beast/KNPR


Meeting Happenings

Conducting:  Rebecca Collett; Invocation: Ron Reynolds; Photos: Ted Henderson; Newsletter: Clinton Pope; Raffle: Ted Henderson

Visitors and Visiting Rotarians: Jim Colburn, Las Vegas Summerlin Rotary Club, Denise Bibin, guest of Jordana Lane, Kyle Booth, guest of Josh Satterlee



Andy Katz Memorial Golf Tournament: Jim Andres also announced that the Andy Katz Memorial Golf Tournament will be on 10/27/16 at Rhodes Ranch with proceeds to to to UNLV scholarships as Andy was a big UNLV fan. There are openings still open.

School Shopping: Jordana Lane announced that this Fall's back to school shopping event will be held Saturday, November 5 at 8 a.m. at Boulevard Mall's JC Penny Store. We will be providing school clothing for 30 children. Volunteers are needed so please sign-up in the book.

Magical Forrest: Jordana Lane announced that we will be working with Opportunity Village and their Magical Forrest this year. Please stay tuned for updates and information.

UNLV Tailgate: Eric Colvin annonced that he has found a spot for the tailgate, which will be on  October 22.

Holiday Party: Eric Colvin announced that the Holiday Party will be at his house on December 1st. More information to come.

Satellite LVSW Rotary Club: Karl Maisner announced that the Board has approved the creation of a Satellite Club which will be up and running by the end of January. More information will follow but the intention of the Club is to attract new members and those who do not have the time or means to meet on Mondays.


NO ROTARY EMBLEM!!! Marcia was the only person recognized $25 for not wearing their Rotary pin or a Rotary emblem.

Paul Gustilo: Paul was recognized $100 for his trip to Baltimore where he visited his son for parents weekend at Johns Hopkins University. They took in a baseball game at Camden Yard.

Wally Emery: Wally was not recognized by he did impart that he had spent a week in Hawaii enjoying a lot of sun and golf. He didn't get any jewelry for the president as it was too expensive.

Doug Malan: Doug was recognized $50 for what many would consider a pretty low-key weekend of working with pomegranates.

October 10 Program

Randolph Townsend, commissioner, Nevada Gaming Commission

Former Nevada State Senator and current Gaming Commissioner, Randolph Townsend spoke to the Club about the gaming commission, its review and ruling on daily fantasy sports which they designated as sports gambling. He also spoke to the issues of having a term-limited legislature and the lack of leadership within the state of Nevada.


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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,

Rebecca Collett
President 2016-2017