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					                                              LAS VEGAS COUNTRY CLUB, 3000 JOE W. BROWN DRIVE, LAS VEGAS, NV
     R.I. President                          WEDNESDAYS @ 12:15 P.M. - VOLUME 9, ISSUE 14 – SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    Kaylan Banerjee                         EDITOR: FREDA BRAZIER, TEL.: 467-3442, E-MAIL: freda_brazier@yahoo.com
                                                                    www.lvcentralrotary.com
    District Governor                  “Reach Within To Embrace Humanity”
    Douglas Fowler                                     Jason Brown, President (2011-2012)


                                “SEPTEMBER IS NEW GENERATIONS MONTH”
President’s Message…… I want to thank all the            THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM                                 even 24k gold jewelry. The demand for gold jewelry
participants in our 1st annual Rotary picnic. We had                                                         in India and China is more than in the US.
a great time fishing, feeding ducks, and enjoying the
beautiful lakes and fellowship. The hotdogs and
                                                                      William Zeigler                        Investment demand is what has made the gold
                                                                                                             miner what it is today. China’s investment demand
hamburgers were grilled by the president Scott           “Las Vegas Real Estate and Lending                  is up 2000% and India’s demand is up 159%. The
Maggie, and everyone brought something yummy. I                 (Arranged by Pres. Jason Brown)
                                                                                                             UK and Russia sold off their gold and bought dollars
cant wait for next years picnic, I know it will be big-                                                      instead. Now the central banks are buying gold.
ger and better with all of you attending.                            Upcoming Programs                       China’s gold market is the largest in the world. Most
Pres. Jason                                             October 5 – Dr. Robert Piccioni, “Einstein for Eve-  of the gold mined in Nevada is in China. India is the
                                                             ryone” (Arranged by Ivan Eisenberg)             second largest gold market. All brides’ gifts are in
                                                        October 12 - Tony Scodwell, a Big Band Leader        gold. Thirty-five percent of the sales at Cartier in
                                                                                                             City Center are Mainland China residents.
                                                                   (Arranged by PDG Al Slaggert)
                                                                                                             Barrick Gold has 350 vacancies in the job market in
                                                                           Club Greeters                     Northern Nevada. They have 4% unemployment in
                                                                  September 28 – Jeremy Brooks               four counties in Northern Nevada. Barrick invests
                                                                                                             $2 billion a year with Nevada vendors. Over 950
                                                                       October 5 – Latta Kadir
                                                                                                             jobs have been added in Nevada since the reces-
                                                                    October 12 – Jeremy Brooks               sion started in 2007.
                                                                    October 19 – Michael Perry               To learn more about Barrick, log on to
                                                             Remember to arrive for duty by 11:45 am         www.barrick.com.
      Rotary Picnic at Floyd Lamb State Park                                                                 President Jason thanked Michael for his very in-
                                                                                                             teresting program noting that we will be making a
                                                      AT OUR LAST MEETING…President Jason wel-
                                                                                                             donation in honor of his program to the PolioPlus
Visiting Rotarians & Guests: Anne Smith (Gor-         comed everyone to the meeting. Michael Perry
                                                                                                             program of Rotary International.
don Culp’s wife); Michael Brown, our speaker.         provided the Invocation; Gordon Culp led us in the
                                                      Pledge to the Flag, and Latta Kadir guided us                   * * * * * * * * * *
Missing in Action: Jeremy Brooks, Dave Evans,                                                                            FINES & HAPPY/SAD BUCKS
Bruce Hendricks, Florence Rogers, Allen Vogel and through the Four-Way Test. Sae Lee introduced              Sgt-at-Arms Dick Weisbart didn’t collect any fines
Bill Wiedeman.                                        our Guests.
                                                                                                                 because everyone was wearing their pins.
Leave of Absence: Dave Cabral, Mark Denton,           Pres. Jason introduced our speaker, Michael J.
                                                      Brown, of Barrick Gold. He spoke about gold in the     Michael Perry was happy because he just com-
Charles Hunsberger, Toby O’Brien, Lia Roberts &                                                                  pleted an eight-day fast. He is very happy to eat.
Geri Rohrberg.                                        Silver State. A member of the Ohio House of Rep-
                                                      resentatives from 1979-381, Michael is married and Bill Copper was happy because he has extended
                                                      the father of two daughters adopted from Siberia by        his personal record to 7 ½ weeks of not running
                  Upcoming Events                     him and his wife. A graduate of Ohio State, Michael        into his garage door.
   October 5 - Catholic Charities Food Drive          has worked at the Department of Treasury and the Freda Brazier ($5) was happy because she won
   November 4-6 – Teen Leadership Camp                US Mint, among other jobs. He has just moved to            the 50/50 last week and she already gave her
   November 9 – Project Homeless Connect              Utah after nearly thirty years in Washington, DC.          church 10% of her winnings.
   November 12 - Roadside Cleanup                     When miners first came through Nevada, they could Beatrice Lee ($2) was happy because she is back
                                                      not find any gold because it was too microscopic.          on the program. She had a one pound weight
                 ANNOUNCEMENTS                        Instead they mined silver and copper. The modern           loss last night. She was sad because she is real-
                                                      gold mining industry came back to Nevada in the            ly trying to get into the computer age. She is not
Catholic Charities Food Drive – Nancy                 80’s. Americans couldn’t own gold privately until the
Beckerbauer announced that we will be having a                                                                   having much luck at it. Latta has agreed to help
                                                      Ford Administration.                                       her.
food drive on Wednesday, October 5    th. Every year
                                                      There is a lot of gold in Nevada. In fact, Nevada is
we do a food drive for Catholic Charities. Please                                                            Bob Hellriegel was happy that we have a bunch of
                                                      the 6th largest gold producing place in the world.
bring your food donations on the 5th. Cash dona-                                                                 people and hopefully more will come to the Fire-
                                                      There are no gold veins or gold bars; it is all micro-
tions will also be accepted if you don’t have time or                                                            side Chat this evening.
                                                      scopic. The gold mines in Nevada move 425 thou-
don’t wish to shop.                                                                                          Gordon Culp was happy that Anne Could come to
                                                      sand tons of rock a day to extract 20 thousand tons
       * * * * * * * * * *                            of ore then run it through a processing facility and       the meeting today. She will be representing him
                        50/50                         get 10 thousand ounces of gold (which equals the           when he is out of town.
Ivan Eisenberg had the winning ticket but chose       size of 15 loaves of bread).                           Jason Brown ($5) was happy because he just got
the 7♦. Next week there will be $60+ in the pot and In the United States, most gold is made of 14k gold,         back from a Managers’ Retreat in Huntington
51 cards in the deck.                                 but in India and China they deal in 18k, 22k and           Beach with his company. His other happy dollar
   is because his vacation is getting closer. He is     Register for Member Access - Rotarians who                          had worked in the agricultural industry before her
   looking forward to going on vacation on October      register for Member Access by 14 October are eli-                   fellowship. "The strategic platform brings capacity
   1st to Hawaii for 16 days with his family.           gible to win 1,000 extra Rotary Foundation recogni-                 building to peasants in the countryside, and has had
        * * * * * * * * * *                             tion points. Registrants will be entered into a draw-               significant results for conflict alleviation in
                WHERE TO MAKE–UP                        ing, and the winner will be announced after mid-                    Colombia."
MONDAY                                                  October. Read more about the drawing and                            Each year, the Rotary Peace Centers train future
SOUTHWEST            LAWRY’S THE PRIME RIB 12:15 PM     increased Member Access benefits.                                   leaders who have a demonstrated commitment to
TUESDAY                                                          * * * * * * * * * *                                        peace, preparing them to promote national and
LV SUMMERLIN         TPC SUMMERLIN            7:15 AM              ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD MEMBERS                             international cooperation and the successful
FREMONT              HUGO’S CELLAR REST. 12:15 PM       PRESIDENT ........................................ JASON BROWN      resolution of conflict. Fellows earn a master's
HENDERSON            FIESTA HENDERSON         NOON                                                                          degree in international relations, sustainable
                                                        PAST PRESIDENT .................................BEATRICE LEE
LAS VEGAS WEST CANYON GATE C.C.              12:15 PM                                                                       development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or
                                                        TREASURER .................................. BOB HELLRIEGEL
MESQUITE             NEVADA BANK & TRUST NOON                                                                               related fields, or a professional development
                                                        SECRETARY ..................................... FREDA BRAZIER
RED ROCK PROVISIONAL – O'Aces Bar & Grill 6:00 PM                                                                           certificate in peace and conflict studies.
                                                        DIRECTOR ...............................NANCY BECKERBAUER
WEDNESDAY
MOAPA                OVERTON GYM, OVERTON 6:30 AM       DIRECTOR ............................................ BILL COPPER                 Working to promote peace
CENTENNIAL HILLS SILVERSTONE C.C.             7:15 AM   DIRECTOR ..........................................GORDON CULP      Your generous support of the Rotary Peace Centers
BOULDER CITY         ST. JUDE’S RANCH          NOON                  FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS                               Major Gifts Initiative ensures the program’s future,
CALIENTE             HANSEN’S FINE DINING 12:15 PM PRESIDENT ........................................ JASON BROWN           providing opportunities for new classes of peace
PAHRUMP VALLEY MOUNTAIN FALLS GRILL RM 6:00 PM YOUTH SERVICE…………....................BEATRICE LEE                            fellows, and empowering the more than 600 alumni
LAUGHLIN             HARRAH’S LAUGHLIN        7:30 AM   COMMUNITY SERVICE ..............NANCY BECKERBAUER                   already working to promote greater tolerance and
THURSDAY                                                INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ......................DAVID EVANS             cooperation.
B’LDR CITY SUNRISE B’LDR CREEK GOLF CRS 7:00 AM         TREASURER .................................. BOB HELLRIEGEL
GREEN VALLEY         WILDHORSE GOLF CLUB 7:00 AM
                                                                                                                            In honor of the International Day of Peace, 21 Sep-
                                                        SECRETARY ..................................... FREDA BRAZIER       tember, we asked former peace fellows how the
LAS VEGAS            LAWRY’S THE PRIME RIB NOON                             COMMITTEE CHAIRS
MESQUITE SUNRISE MESA VIEW REG.HOSP. 7:30 AM                                                                                program equipped them for their current work in the
                                                        PROGRAMS COMMITTEE...................... JASON BROWN                field:
FRIDAY                                                  PROJECTS COMMITTEE ........................BEATRICE LEE              "The Rotary Peace Centers program provided
LAS VEGAS NORTH PAINTED DESERT GOLF C 7:15 AM           MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE ..................... BILL COPPER                  me with the confidence to walk through the halls
        * * * * * * * * * *                             ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE ............ FREDA BRAZIER                     of the U.S. Congress, seek a position as a
    Recognition Point Changes and Other                 PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE...........GORDON CULP                        foreign policy adviser, and know that I have
                Foundation Updates                      FOUNDATION COMMITTEE ............... BOB HELLRIEGEL                     something to offer which members of Congress
            Rotary International News – 9/19/11 DAN STOVER MUSIC AWARDS ..................DON KEMP                              desire in an aide -- knowledge, experience, and
                                                        FUNDRAISING ..................................... JASON BROWN           chutzpa," says Shai Tamari, a 2006-08 fellow at
Starting 1 October, Rotary Foundation recognition
                                                        BIRTHDAY CHAIR ................................. ALLEN VOGEL            Duke University and University of North Carolina
points will be awarded for contributions to the
                                                        GREETER CHAIR ................................... BILL COPPER           at Chapel Hill, USA.
Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the sponsor
                                                        IT COMMITTEE................................ JEREMY BROOKS
portion of a Foundation grant. One Foundation                                                                                "As a U.S. diplomat, the knowledge and
                                                        SERGEANT-AT-ARMS ……………….DICK WEISBART
recognition point will be given for every U.S. dollar                                                                           experience I gained as a peace fellow have had
contributed to these funds, which can then be                    * * * * * * * * * *                                            a direct impact on my work with international
extended to others to help them become a Paul            Peace Fellows Discuss What Rotary Peace                                organizations in Libya, Somalia, and Yemen,"
Harris Fellow. Donors will no longer need to be a           Centers Program Has Meant to Them                                   says Tim Haynes, a 2004-06 fellow at Sciences
Paul Harris Fellow themselves before Foundation                         Rotary International News – 9/20/11                     Po, France.
recognition points are awarded.
                                                                                                                             "I have been working for the German
Improved Foundation reports - Updated and                                                                                       development cooperation on its climate
streamlined reports will be available to club and       Shai Tamari,                                                            protection program, where I am able to work with
district officers on Member Access by the end of        a 2006-08                                                               developing countries to help them address their
September, including the following:                     Rotary Peace                                                            development challenges in the face of climate
 Benefactor Report                                     Fellow, in a                                                            change. I have been granted a bird's-eye view
                                                        Palestinian                                                             into the issue as a member of the German
 Club Recognition Summary Report                       refugee                                                                 delegation to climate negotiations," says Sallie
 Donor History Report                                  camp outside                                                            Lacy, a 2005-07 fellow at the University of
 Every Rotarian, Every Year Eligibility Report         Amman,                                                                  Queensland, Australia.
                                                        Jordan.
 Monthly Contribution Report                           Photo
Upcoming enhancements include forms for new             courtesy of
Rotary Foundation Contributions, Recognition            Shai Tamari
Transfer Requests, and additional contribution
reports. In addition, donor recognition processing      The Rotary Peace Centers program provided
time and associated costs will decrease as the          Alejandra Rueda Zarate, of Bogota, Colombia, with
benefits of a new system are fully realized.            skills that she’s now using to help poor villagers in
Experience these improvements by contributing           her nation’s countryside.
online at www.rotary.org/contribute. With your          "Thanks to the program, I complemented my years
important and generous financial support, The           of work experience with international knowledge
Rotary Foundation is fulfilling its promise of a polio- and learning, allowing me to start my own initiative
free world, helping children and families live          on rural development and poverty alleviation," says                 Rotary Peace Fellows from the University of
healthier lives and creating a more peaceful future. Zarate, a 2010 graduate of the Rotary Peace                            California, Berkeley. Photo courtesy of
                                                        Center at the University of California, Berkeley, who               Alejandra Rueda Zarate

				
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