Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Newsletter

March 27, 2017

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    April 10 Program    

Jessica Baldwin, Rotary Work In Africa

Jessica Baldwin, Chris Publow's daughter, recently made a trip to Africa where we helped a young woman start a business by providing start-up funds. Jessica will share her experiences and provide and update on our African outreach and support project.


March 27: TBD

April 3: Dark (Gold Raffle)

April 10: Jessica (Publow) Baldwin

April 17: Matt Engle, board chair, Las Vegas Natural History Museum

April 24: Rebecca Collett, jury foreman, Warmachine Trial

May 1: TBD

May 8: Norm Clarke, journalist/celebrity columnist

May 15: Tony Sanchez, head coach, UNLV Football

May 22: Rebecca C. Fritz, scholarship recipient, India NID Trip

May 29: Dark (Memorial Day)




Conducting: Rebecca Collett; Invocation: Keith Thomas; Photos: Ted Henderson; Mr. Mic: Paul Gustilo; Newsletter: Clinton Pope; Raffle: Unknown



(Unfortunately my notes were lost in an iPad update . . .)




Ted Henderson announced that we were just short of reaching our $2500 polio plus goal and asked who in the audience would be willing to give $100. No surprise, we quickly made our goal.

Eric Colvin and Ron Reynolds reminded everyone about the Gold Raffle to be held on April 6 at the Opportunity Village campus on South Buffalo. Invite guests!! Guests are free.  Sell tickets.  Have a good time.  Win lots of gold ($10,000!!!!)  And please sign up to provide auction items.

Karl and Jordana described the Happy Feet event on March 22nd where we provided shoes for 50 children. Photo can be found at the above link.

Karl reminded everyone that our next “Feed the Homeless” event will be on Wednesday, March 29 at Christ Church Episcopal on Maryland Parkway.  We still need clothes to hand out so please get that to Tom Martin. Be there at 5:00 p.m. Photos can be found at the above link.

Ron Reynolds reminded the Club that District Assembly will be held on April 22nd in Apple Valley, if you plan or are interested in attending, Ron will be organizing a car pool.

Eric Colvin announced that the West Club is sponsoring the Brett Memorial Gold Tournament on May 15.


Recognitions (everyone was recognized $50):

There were none.


Foundation Corner

The Mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance World Understanding, Goodwill and Peace through the improvement of health the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

The Rotary Foundation was proposed in 1917 by then President Arch C. Klumph with the purpose of “Doing good in the world.”  As Arch Klumph said, “There is no limit to the opportunities for Rotary to spread its field of service.  We should think of the Foundation as being not something for today or tomorrow, but think of it in terms of years and generations to come.  Rotary is a movement for the centuries.”  Its first donation was $26.50 from the Rotary Club of Kansas City, MO.  At the end of Rotary Year 2012-2013, total contributions were US$3.1 Billion.

The Rotary Foundation is the World’s oldest and largest non-profit, service organization foundation in the world.  It has a rating of A+ from the American Institute of Philanthropy, a maximum rating of 100 out of a possible 100  points on both financial health and accountability/transparency from Charity Navigator (in their September 1, 2016 report – previously it had been rated at 97 points) and has Full Accreditation from the Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau.

The Foundation is supported by the donations we as Rotarians make towards a Paul Harris Fellow award, either in our own name or in the name of someone we wish to recognize because of their service.  Our Club has to date named 564 Paul Harris Fellows since it founding in 1965, and we have donated $675,197.17. We encourage all of our members to continue this generous tradition of giving!


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).

Seth Alhorn, headmaster, Henderson International School

Seth provided an overview of the school, it's purpose and approach to education. To learn more please visit


Pass it on...

We encourage you to share this newsletter with your family, friends and co-workers or anyone whom you feel might be interested in Rotary and joining an organization dedicated to building a better world.

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