Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Newsletter

October 31, 2016

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November 7 Program


Joe Lombardo, Sheriff, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

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 (SWAT), 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. Additionally, he managed the build-out and implementation of the new Project 25 Simulcast Phase II radio system for the LVMPD. After 26 years on the force, Lombardo retired as a commissioned officer and was elected in 2014 as Sheriff of Clark County. 

In 2006, he completed his Masters of Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, as well as completing the 227th Session of the FBI National Academy. He is a 2013 graduate of the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) Police Executive Leadership Development Program. 

Sheriff Lombardo maintains professional affiliations to include Major City Chiefs Association (MCCA), Major County Sheriffs Association (MCSA), National Sheriffs Association (NSA), FBI – Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA), Nevada Commission for Homeland Security, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy Associates. 

He also has served as Board Member for the Board of Directors LVMPD Foundation (2007-2014), Board of Directors Goodwill of Southern Nevada (2007-2009), Committee Member for the NV Communications Steering Committee 2012-2014 and MCC’s representative to the Public Safety Advisory Committee (2012-2014). 

He currently serves as Board Member on three non-profit organizations, the Nevada Child Seekers, Make A Wish Foundation and After-School-All-Stars.


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

November 21: Dark (Thanksgiving)

November 28: Dark (Holiday Party, Dec. 1)


Meeting Happenings

Conducting:  Rebecca Collett; Invocation: Keith Thomas; Photos: Bruce Pope; Newsletter: Clinton Pope;  Mr. Mic: Josh Satterlee; Raffle: Unknown

Visitors and Visiting Rotarians: Jim Colburn, Las Vegas Summerlin Rotary Club; Evelyn Ellis, Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Tom Letiza, guest of Pepe Charles; Fafie Moore, guest of Joanne Blystone.

Meeting Photos


School Shopping: Jordana Lane announced that this Fall's back to school shopping event will be held tomorrow, 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 attend if possible.

Rotary Pin Presentations: Ted Henderson presented Jack Woodcock with his Sapphire 5 Pin and Adrienne Cox her Ruby Pin.

Breaking Away Cycling: Rebecca Collett announced that the Club had received a "Thank You" note from Break Away Cycling where we provided funds to help underpriviliged children access bikes and helmets.

Andy Katz Memorial Golf Tournament: Jim Andres thanked the Club and all that supported the first annual event.

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.

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

Gold Raffle: Gold Raffle is coming up quickly and raffle tickets are available.  See Ron (he is getting a real jump on it and is assigning tickets as we meet.)


PINS!!!! Only Paul Gustilo was in attendance without wearing his pin or a Rotary emblem. He was assessed $25. 

Pepe Charles, Josh Satterlee, Justin Kalb and Donnie Garritano: All were assessed $100 for committing to attend the Andy Katz Memorial Golf Tournament and not attending. Josh Satterlee said his TPC Summerlin location was closed for the PGA tournament being held there this week.

Jack Woodcock, Bryan Dziedziak, Tom Martin, Eric Colvin, Rebecca Collett were recognized for winning raffle items at the golf tournament. Tom received a NIKE golf shirt and slightly too small golf pants, Eric left with a five wood (not his apparently), Hank left with a bottle of vodka, Bryan left with rounds of golf at Taylormade Golf Experience and Jack left with a great bottle of cooking wine.

Rotary Foundation Corner:  

The Objective of The Rotary Foundation is the achievement of World Understanding and Peace through International Charitable and Educational Programs.

How is The Rotary Foundation Funded?

TRF is funded by the contributions we Rotarians make to it.  We can make either Designated or Undesignated donations – the latter is what we make to the Annual Fund–Share when we become a Paul Harris Fellow or make the contribution in a named designee.  Donations made to the Annual Fund–Share are split 50%/50% between our District Designated Fund and TRF World Fund – hence the name Share – and returned after three years.  2% of the donation goes towards administration costs; the funds are invested for the three years and the interest earned pays the rest of the administration costs.  Designated donations are those that are specifically designated to Polio Plus or the Permanent Endowment Fund.

What does the District do with the District Designated Fund?

The DDF is used for District Grants – Block grants that enable Clubs and Districts to address immediate needs in both our communities or abroad.  The DDF can also be used for Global Grants – grants that fund large-scale international humanitarian projects that have a budget of $30,000 or more, and involve another Club or District in the recipient country.  They may also be used for Vocational Training Teams or scholarships that have sustainable, measurable outcomes in one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus.

 What does The Rotary Foundation do with the funds deposited to The World Fund?

The funds that are deposited into TRF World Fund are used by TRF to match grant requests from Districts around the world, or go towards Packaged Grants, which are predesigned projects developed by TRF and its strategic partners, which are organizations that work in one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus and offer financial support, technical expertise or advocacy.

October 31 Program

Steve Hill, director, Governor's Office of Economic Development

Mr. Hill spoke to the benefits of both the proposed NFL stadium and convention center expansion which he supported and recommend to the Nevada State Legislature. He also gave an general overview of Nevada's economic development plan which includes targeting Silicon Valley companies expanding into Nevada, primarily for manufacturing support. To learn more about Mr. Hill and GOED please visit


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Yours in Rotary Service,

Rebecca Collett
President 2016-2017