Rotary Club of Las Vegas Northwest
‘ROUND THE WHEEL
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Set up/Clean up – Lynn Peterson
Greeter – Glenn Trowbridge
Pledge – Jim Cady
Inspiration – Betty Mahilik
Inspiration – Lynn Peterson
Rotary Club of Las Vegas Northwest Newsletter May 9, 2010
My fellow Rotarians, Betty M.
Our Rotary District’s 2010 District Conference is coming up on June 10-13, 2010. The meeting location is the
Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino in Henderson, Nevada. The Green Valley Ranch Resort is
approximately 25 miles and 30 minutes driving time from TPC Summerlin. Information on registering for this
conference is found on the District 5300 website.
According to AAA, this four diamond resort’s 490 “guest rooms are elegant and spacious.” Also, there are 4
heated outdoor pools and many other amenities. The District 5300 website states that “Hotel Registration
must be made through the resort at 1-866-782-9487. Deadline for Hotel Reservations is May 15, 2010.
Single/double $149.01 includes tax of 13%.”
The detailed agenda for the meeting can be found on the District 5300 website. Some highlights follow:
On Thursday, June 10, there will be a golf tournament at the Wild Horse Golf Club starting at noon and
followed by a golf dinner.
On Friday, June 11, starting at 9:00 AM there will be a leadership development seminar. Luncheon at noon
will include the Four-Way Test Speech Contest. Starting at 2:15 PM there will be three plenary sessions
featuring award presentations in various categories. Hospitality Suites will be open starting at 5:00 PM,
followed by dinner at 7:00 PM. Hospitality Suites will again be open starting at 9:00 PM
On Saturday, June 12, at 8:00 AM there will be breakfast with special guest speaker, John O’Leary. Additional
awards will be presented at Plenary Session 4, starting at 10:15 AM. Plenary Session 5, at 11:15 AM, will
feature the outgoing and incoming GSE Teams. Luncheon with the Dan Stover Music Competition will start at
noon. Attendees will have free time from 2:15 until 6:00 PM. Hospitality Suites will be open starting at 5:00
PM From 6:00 until 9:00 PM there will be a block party at Kennedy’s and Al’s Garage in The District. Finally,
the Hospitality Suites will reopen at 9:00 PM.
On Sunday, June 13, there will be a nondenominational church service at 8:30 AM. This will be followed by
brunch at 9:00 AM. The conference will close at 12:00 PM.
I hope that you will participate in this educational and Rotary fellowship conference.
The Future of Rotary Is In Your Hands.
Club President 2009-10
May 11, 2010, 7:15 a.m.
Dr. Joe Heck
What Does Health Care Reform Mean? --The Medical Perspective
Last week’s program
May 4, 2010, 7:15 a.m.
Doug Fowler, Dist. 5300 GSE Chair
Group Study Exchange 2010 GSE-Turkey
Doug Fowler, District Governor Elect. Group Study Exchange. Lead a Group Study Exchange to
Turkey in 2008 from May 5 – June 8. He shared great experiences with us through a slide show,
stories and a geography lesson. They visited a large number of diverse communities and were
hosted by Rotarians throughout the country. They visited banks, an armament factory, law
enforcement agencies, other government offices, the Barilla pasta factory and schools. They ate
sheep intestines and drank tea. Turkey is about the size of our State of Texas. The GSE team,
which consisted of the team leader, 3 women, and a man, was given VIP service everywhere they
went and they were always greeted with Tea. Serving as GSE Team Leader is an opportunity of a lifetime and
is offered each year.
Guest and Visitors
Speaker Doug Fowler, Rotary GSE 2008
Reports from Members
Betty, Lynn, Ken and Susan reported on the preparations for the Garage Sale
Susan Cooper reported that The Affair to Remember is now scheduled for Friday, October 15, 2010 in
the Valencia Room at the JW Marriott on Rampart. Now is the time to begin to collect silent and live
auction items. Talk to Jim Cady and Neil Roth.
HAPPY DOLLARS AND ANNIVERSARIES
Susan Cooper and Steve LeMond celebrated birthdays this week.
Ron Kirsh will be in Washington DC with his wife for Mother’s Day to be with daughter Briana who has
finished two years of college.
Ron Kirsh had brunch at the Four Seasons with Conan O’Brien.
Edmee Marcek praised husband and attorney Cliff Marcek for the favorable outcome in a recent trial.
Donna Coonrad put in a Happy Dollar for Susan Cooper’s birthday party
Betty Mahalik’s son pitched a winner; unfortunately he also got bonked on the head. He was wearing
Cliff and Edmee have taken numerous trips on their motorcycle. Recently they went to Death Valley.
Mike Levy after an arduous day or two found an apartment in California for his son.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 – 5:00 – 6:00 BOARD MEETING (all are welcome)
Saturday, May 15, 2010 – 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. President Elect Diane Cabral is hosting her retreat at TPC
Summerlin, followed by lunch at her home.
Thursday, May 20, 2010 – 7:00 pm. Blue Man Group outing for Polio Plus at the Venetian. For tickets and
information contact Michael Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets priced for Rotarians at $80
discounted from $142
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 – BackPack for Kids at Three Square
Thursday – Sunday, June 10-13, 2010 - District 5300, 2010 Conference, Green Valley Ranch Resort-SPA-
Casino, Henderson, Nevada
ROTARIAN’S AT WORK TOGETHER IN SERVICE.
Three Square Team, April 27, 2010. Next opportunity for service, June1
(Photo by Patricia Johnson)