Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Newsletter

May 1, 2017

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    May 8 Program    

Jack Woodcock, Realtor

Longtime Las Vegas realtor and real estate leader, innovator and expert Jack Woodcock will speak to the dynamics of the real estate market as it relates to the new stadium and the Raiders moving to Las Vegas.

Upcoming:

May 15: Tony Sanchez, head coach, UNLV Football

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

May 29: Dark (Memorial Day)

June 5: Brian Wolf, Branch Manger, Manpower

June 12: Norm Clarke, celebrity journalist and columnist

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MEETING HAPPENINGS

MEETING PHOTOS

Conducting: Rebecca Collett; Invocation: Ron Reynolds; Photos: Ted Henderson; Ms. Mic: Marcia Rands; Newsletter: Clinton Pope; Raffle: Tom Martin

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VISITING ROTARIANS:

Robert from Hayward, California; John and Jane Newcomer from Marco Island, Florida

GUESTS:

Yves Mombeleur guest of Keith Thomas; Jeanie Ride, guest of Rebecca Collett and Shar Pittman guest of the Club

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Spring Shopping - Jordana Lane gave a report on the Spring Shopping which happened Saturday, 4/29 at JC Penney’s in the Boulevard Mall where we helped buy new clothes for 21 students from Dean Peterson Elementary School.

Top Golf - Tom Martin again announced the club social to be held at Top Golf on 5/26 in the evening. It will be the last social of President Rebecca’s year, so LET’S CELEBRATE!! (Wishful thinking?  Or mourning the too soon departure of our beloved leader?)

Greenspokes - Ron Reynolds asked if anyone was willing to host Greenspokes as Troy Lochhead's renovation has not gone as planned and will not be ready before the next date. If you are interested, please contact Ron.

Howdy Wells - Longtime Las Vegas Southwest Rotarian and Club Past-President Howdy Wells passed away on April 25, 2017. His services will be held at Canyon Ridge Church at 6200 Lone Mountain Road, Thursday, May 4 at 1 p.m. Howdy was a friend to many and an inspiration to all as he was one of the most dedicated and longest standing members of the Club. He will be missed immensely. For those not familiar with Howdy and his amazing life, his obituary can be found here.   In memory of Howdy, please designate donations to https://secure.entango.com/donate/ScrippsHealth?_ga=1.199258221.2136442556.1493655453. Please select ""Scripps Diabetes Care and Prevention"" from the drop down menu upon making donation.

In memory of Howdy, please designate donations to https://secure.entango.com/donate/ScrippsHealth?_ga=1.199258221.2136442556.1493655453
Please select ""Scripps Diabetes Care and Prevention"" from the drop down menu upon making donation. - See more at: http://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj/obituary.aspx?n=howard-a-wells-howdy&pid=185239122&fhid=12179#sthash.1B73Ae8E.dpuf
In memory of Howdy, please designate donations to https://secure.entango.com/donate/ScrippsHealth?_ga=1.199258221.2136442556.1493655453
Please select ""Scripps Diabetes Care and Prevention"" from the drop down menu upon making donation. - See more at: http://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj/obituary.aspx?n=howard-a-wells-howdy&pid=185239122&fhid=12179#sthash.1B73Ae8E.dpuf

Robotics Team - Hank Falstad gave an update of the robotics team which we helps sponsor. This was the first year they failed to win their regional competition but they were invited to the UK to compete in another competition due to their impressive showing.

In memory of Howdy, please designate donations to https://secure.entango.com/donate/ScrippsHealth?_ga=1.199258221.2136442556.1493655453
Please select ""Scripps Diabetes Care and Prevention"" from the drop down menu upon making donation. - See more at: http://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj/obituary.aspx?n=howard-a-wells-howdy&pid=185239122&fhid=12179#sthash.1B73Ae8E.dpuf

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RECOGNITIONS: 

Rotary Pin Check!!! Rich Bowler was the only Rotarian in attendance without his pin, he was given a reprieve.

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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).
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GIFTS FOR THE PRESIDENT:

Bruce Pope gifted the president a jar of jewelry he "bought" at a garage sale and Clinton Pope brought Venetian glass jewelry back from his trip in Italy.

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SPEAKER:

Shari Bridges, Director, Philanthropy, Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada

Shari Bridges gave an overview of the programs and areas of support VMSN provides the community. She outlined the type of individuals they have helped and what they are planning to provide in the future. To learn more, please visit https://www.vmsn.org/.

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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 http://lvswr.org/calendar/.

Yours in Rotary Service,

Rebecca Collett
President 2016-2017