Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Newsletter

May 8, 2017

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   May 15 Program    

Tony Sanchez, UNLV Head Football Coach

Tony Sanchez is University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ 11th head football coach entering his third season and came from Bishop Gorman, which built into a national football powerhouse.

While at Bishop Gorman he led the school to an overall record of 85-5 and six consecutive state 4A championships and national top 25 ranking. His 2014 top-ranked Gaels squad finished 15-0 and won the “mythical” national championship.

Tony has been named USA TODAY’s All-USA Coach of the Year as well as the U.S. Army All-American Bowl National Coach of the Year and the Rawlings National High School Coach of the Year. He also spent five seasons leading California High School in San Roman, Calif., before coming to Southern Nevada. He also was part of Onate High School in Las Cruces, N.M., and Irvin High School in El Paso, Texas football staffs.

The winning head coach at the 2014 All-American Bowl in San Antonio, he saw 41 of his players earn collegiate football scholarships during his time in Las Vegas, including 31 to FBS programs.

Tony is a graduate of New Mexico State University and lettered two seasons as a wide receiver for the Aggies before starting his coaching career at his alma mater as an undergraduate assistant during the 1996 season.

At UNLV, Tony has built one of the most respected and experienced coaching staffs and has changed the culture of the program in an effort to create a winning tradition.


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




Conducting: Rebecca Collett; Invocation: Ron Reynolds; Photos: Ted Henderson; Mr. Mic: Mark Rowley; Newsletter: Clinton Pope; Raffle: Clinton Pope



A gentleman from Silver Thorn Rotary Club which I forgot to write down his name and Kelly Blankley from the UK Louton Club in Las Vegas to get married to Daniel Brand at a nice little chapel on the Strip.



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!! Space is limited.

Greenspokes - Ron Reynolds announced that Bryan and Carol Dzeidzaik will be hosting Greenspokes at their home on June 7 at 6 p.m. More details forthcoming.

Desert Corale - Rich Bowler announced that he, and his fellow singers, will be singing at Artemus Ham Hall on Monday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. It will be a Memorial Day Extravaganza!

Satellite Club - Karl Maisner reminded the Club that the Satellite Club will be meeting at Sierra Gold (Jones/215) this Thursday to help put together hygiene kits. The meeting is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. In addition, the Club will be meeting the second and fourth Thursday at the same location each month. 

In memory of Howdy, please designate donations to
Please select ""Scripps Diabetes Care and Prevention"" from the drop down menu upon making donation. - See more at:
In memory of Howdy, please designate donations to
Please select ""Scripps Diabetes Care and Prevention"" from the drop down menu upon making donation. - See more at:


Foundation: Ted Henderson announced that the Club is currently at 100 percent Paul Harris Club and that the Club met the $2650 Polio Plus challenge.

In memory of Howdy, please designate donations to
Please select ""Scripps Diabetes Care and Prevention"" from the drop down menu upon making donation. - See more at:



Rotary Pin Check!!! Bryan Dziedziak was not wearing his pin but he agreed to host Greenspokes.

Robots Galore! Hank Falstad was recognized $100 as he explained our involvement with a local school robotics club which.


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).


We are a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club!

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

 Rotary Foundation Recognitions (Part 3 of 4 parts)

The Rotary Foundation has recognition pins that demonstrate the level of each Rotarian’s giving.  These Recognitions are:


A Benefactor is an individual who informs The Rotary Foundation in writing that he or she has made a provision for the Foundation in his/her estate plan or makes an outright gift of $1,000 or more to the Permanent Fund.  Benefactors receive a certificate and insignia to be worn with a Rotary or Paul Harris Fellow pin.

Bequest Society

The Rotary Foundation recognizes couples or individuals who have made commitments in their estate plans totaling $10,000 or more.  Donors may elect to receive an engraved crystal recognition piece and a pin commemorating the commitment at each new recognition level.

$10,000 to $24,999.99 — level 1

$25,000 to $49,999.99 — level 2

$50,000 to $99,999.99 — level 3

$100,000 to $249,999.99 — level 4

$250,000 to $499,999.99 — level 5

$500,000 to $999,999.99 — level 6

$1,000,000 and more — level 7



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Jack Woodcock, Realtor and long-time real estate expert,

"Real estate and economic effects of the new stadium"

Jack Woodcock provided an overview of the real estate and economic ramifications surrounding the new proposed NFL stadium. He provided background on how the selected site will affect surrounding real estate and how the stadium will, or will not, help spur additional economic growth. He provided a perspective that historically this type of project has little to no positive long-term economic impact beyond those involved with the project. To learn more about Jack or contact him for business purposes, please visit


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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