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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 7 – AUGUST 10, 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)


                           “AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP & EXTENSION MONTH”
President’s Message….Hello Las Vegas Central             THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM                                was caused by a real estate bubble. It is improbable
Rotary Club! This week I would like to point out how                                                        that we will be out of this in a short time.
wonderful it is to have guest speakers every week.
These busy business professionals take valuable
                                                                          Lu Torres                         We had a lot of bad things happen in the past year:
                                                            “Putting Nevada Back to Work”                   $4/gallon gasoline; Japan’s earthquake and tsunami
time out of their very full schedules to come and of-                                                       which slowed down manufacturing; the debt ceiling
fer us a glimpse of their industry and services avail-            (Arranged by Pres. Jason)
                                                                                                            issue. There was also a problem with the European
able through their presentation.                                                                            Union: Greece and the Euro. The private sector
                                                                     Upcoming Programs
Help me honor their participation by bringing a                                                             loaded up on debt. Then the debt went from the in-
friend to see what they have to say. Next week (Au- Aug 17 - John Bear, Consultive Sale Inc., “How to       dividual to the banks, to the federal government.
gust 17th) is “bring a friend week”. The person with             Outsource your Employees” (Arranged by
                                                                                                            We haven’t solved the problem yet. We just pushed
the most friends at next week’s meeting may even                 Pres. Jason)
                                                                                                            the debt onto a different balance sheet. WE have to
win a prize..…                                        August 24 - Mark Miller, Crawford Oil (Arranged by    either raise revenues or cut expenditures. Joe was
                                                                 Ivan Eisenberg)                            nervous when the White House had a higher GDP
Jason
                                                      August 31 – Leslie (Les) Harris, Heartland Payment expectation than any of the finance people. The
GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE                                             Systems “Durbin Legislation” (Arranged by problem won’t be solved by only cutting expendi-
                                                                 Pres. Jason)                               tures or only raising taxes. We have to do both.
We need your club to help District 5300 identify
people between the age of 25-40 to participate in a   September 7 - William Zeigler, The Zeigler Team       Tailwinds – Very low interest rates – This is meant
Group Study Exchange to District 4320 Northern                   Mortgage Company (Arranged by Pres. Ja- to spear economic growth. The job of the Federal
Chile. The exchange will occur March 17 - April 22,              son)                                       Reserve is to provide liquidity. They have done all
2012. Most expenses are paid by The Rotary            Oct 5 – Dr. Robert Piccioni, “Einstein for Everyone” they can do. There are very strong corporate profits.
Foundation. The team members must have worked                    (Arranged by Ivan Eisenberg)               Corporations will cut jobs if they see they need to in
in their vocation for at least two years, cannot be a                                                       order to remain profitable. Their costs have come
Rotarian or descendant of a Rotarian, and must live                       Club Greeters                     down; they are refinancing their mortgages at the
or work in District 5300. Applications can be found                                                         lower rate. Corporations are doing financing here
                                                                     August 10 – Dick Weisbart
at: http://www.district5300.org/gse/index.html.                                                             but selling off overseas.
                                                                      August 24 – Carol Jule
Deadline for receipt of the applications is August                                                          Companies are doing more with less. The US can
31, 2011. In-person interviews will be conducted            Remember to arrive for duty by 11:45 am         squeeze out more work from one person than any
September 24, 2011. Contact: Charles Barr at                                                                other country. We need to find an industry that is
pdgcharlesbarr@gmail.com or 909-921-6606.             AT OUR LAST MEETING…President Jason wel- going to hire more people. We need innovation in
        * * * * * * * * * *                           comed everyone to the meeting. Bob Hellriegel         that area. Clean energy may be that company.
Visiting Rotarians & Guests: Edwin Joe Harris,        provided the Invocation; Don Kemp led us in the       (I had to leave the meeting early so didn’t hear any
our speaker.                                          Pledge to the Flag; Gordon Culp guided us through more of the program.)
                                                      the Four-Way Test and Nancy Beckerbauer was
Missing in Action: Jeremy Brooks, Dave Evans,
                                                      our Greeter.
Bruce Hendricks, Florence Rogers, Allen Vogel and
Bill Wiedeman.                                        We were all very happy to have Toby O’Brien at
                                                      our meeting today.
Leave of Absence: Dave Cabral, Mark Denton,
Charles Hunsberger, Toby O’Brien, Lia Roberts &       Pres. Jason introduced our speaker, Edwin “Joe”
Geri Rohrberg.                                        Harris, Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Advi-
                                                      sor, LLC. Joe has lived in Las Vegas since he was
                 Members’ Milestones                  born in 1971. He is a graduate of Bishop Gorman
                                                      HS and received his BS in Economics from Long
   Happy Anniversary – Don & Dorie Kemp               Beach State. He has been in the financial industry
        (8/7/60)                                      since 1995 and has worked in the same office for
   Rotary Anniversary – Dick Weisbart (8/1/78);       fifteen years. His father was a financial advisor for
        Freda Brazier (8/1/95 – Lenape Valley,NJ)     over thirty years.
                                                                                                             President Jason thanked Joe for his interesting
                           50/50                      Joe talked about market volatility and uncertainty.   program and presented him with a Certificate of
Bob Hellriegel had the winning ticket but he chose The debt ceiling caused a lot of uncertainty.            Appreciation noting that we will be making a dona-
the 3♥. Next week the pot will be $663 with 17        We have about 3,000, 000 empty homes right now tion in honor of his program to the PolioPlus pro-
cards remaining.                                      in the US. The current problems were caused by a gram of Rotary International.
                                                      real estate bubble just as the “Great Depression”
             WHERE TO MAKE–UP                         submitting a proposal, plan to develop a strong                          "This region has been battered and torn by civil war
MONDAY                                                network of prospective members in at least three                         and recent election violence. The health needs of
SOUTHWEST          LAWRY’S THE PRIME RIB 12:15 PM     countries. You can start by posting your idea on the                     the population are tremendous," says Kedzierski,
TUESDAY                                               list of Suggested Rotary Fellowships.                                    noting the country's one-in-five mortality rate for
LV SUMMERLIN       TPC SUMMERLIN           7:15 AM                                                                             children under age five. "Half of that is due to
                                                      While Rotary Fellowships operate independently of
FREMONT            HUGO’S CELLAR REST. 12:15 PM                                                                                malaria. It's endemic in this region."
                                                      Rotary International, they must receive official
HENDERSON          FIESTA HENDERSON        NOON
                                                      recognition from RI’s Board of Directors and                             The volunteers drove through 38 villages, announ-
LAS VEGAS WEST CANYON GATE C.C.           12:15 PM
                                                      operate in accordance with Rotary policy. If you are                     cing the availability of free nets over a loud speaker,
MESQUITE           NEVADA BANK & TRUST NOON
                                                      interested in organizing a prospective Rotary                            and provided them to pregnant women and mothers
RED ROCK PROVISIONAL – O'Aces Bar & Grill 6:00 PM
                                                      Fellowship, please contact RI staff for guidance.                        of children under five. "Once we showed up, women
WEDNESDAY
MOAPA              OVERTON GYM, OVERTON 6:30 AM       Following are a few of the many Rotary                                   ran out of their huts and through fields to get their
CENTENNIAL HILLS SILVERSTONE C.C.          7:15 AM    Fellowships:                                                             mosquito nets. They were tremendously excited
BOULDER CITY       ST. JUDE’S RANCH         NOON                                                                               and grateful," says Kedzierski. Club members also
                                                      Amateur Radio, Antique Automobiles, Cycling, Doll                        distributed nets to a pediatric ward, orphanage, and
CALIENTE           HANSEN’S FINE DINING 12:15 PM      Lovers, Environment, Home Exchange, Gourmets,
PAHRUMP VALLEY MOUNTAIN FALLS GRILL RM 6:00 PM                                                                                 elementary boarding school.
                                                      Fishing, Computer Users, Chess, Canoeing, Travel
LAUGHLIN           HARRAH’S LAUGHLIN       7:30 AM                                                                             The group partnered with Handicap Sans Fron-
                                                      & Hosting, Scouting, Singles, Wine, Motorcycling
THURSDAY                                                                                                                       tières, a nongovernmental organization that aims to
                                                      and Marathon Running.
B’LDR CITY SUNRISE B’LDR CREEK GOLF CRS 7:00 AM                                                                                address medical needs and provide employment
GREEN VALLEY       WILDHORSE GOLF CLUB 7:00 AM                 * * * * * * * * * *                                             opportunities to teenagers with disabilities in Côte
LAS VEGAS          LAWRY’S THE PRIME RIB NOON                    ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD MEMBERS                                  d'Ivoire. The organization, well-known locally, pro-
MESQUITE SUNRISE MESA VIEW REG.HOSP. 7:30 AM          PRESIDENT ............................................. JASON BROWN      vided free transport of the nets by helicopter. Mem-
FRIDAY                                                PAST PRESIDENT ..................................... BEATRICE LEE        bers of the Rotary clubs of Daloa Centre-Ouest,
LAS VEGAS NORTH PAINTED DESERT GOLF C 7:15 AM         TREASURER ....................................... BOB HELLRIEGEL         Côte d'Ivoire, and Versailles, Yvelines, France,
                                                      SECRETARY .......................................... FREDA BRAZIER       were part of the distribution team.
                  Upcoming Events                     DIRECTOR ....................................NANCY BECKERBAUER
                                                                                                                               Because malaria is often misunderstood, says
                                                      DIRECTOR ................................................. BILL COPPER
                                                                                                                               Kedzierski, "we also wanted to take advantage of
    August 17 – Bring a Friend to Lunch day           DIRECTOR .............................................. GORDON CULP
                                                                                                                               the women’s enthusiasm by educating them on
    August 24 – Board Meeting at 1:15 pm                            FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS
                                                                                                                               malaria prevention." Club members hired a nurse,
    August 27 – Building Blocks for Building          PRESIDENT ............................................. JASON BROWN      who taught the women how to use the nets.
       Clubs @ UNLV Law School 8:30 am                YOUTH SERVICE…………........................ BEATRICE LEE
                                                      COMMUNITY SERVICE....................NANCY BECKERBAUER                   In the months after the project, the nurse made
    September 11 – Miss Kitty’s Jeans to Jewels       INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ...........................DAVID EVANS             follow-up visits to homes in each of the villages. The
    November 4-6 – Teen Leadership Camp               TREASURER ....................................... BOB HELLRIEGEL         survey revealed that 341 out of 350 homes were
    November 5 - Roadside Cleanup                     SECRETARY .......................................... FREDA BRAZIER       properly using and maintaining the nets. The project
                                                                             COMMITTEE CHAIRS                                  supported Rotary's disease prevention and
                                                      PROGRAMS COMMITTEE .................................................     treatment area of focus.
              . Rotary Fellowships                    PROJECTS COMMITTEE ............................ BEATRICE LEE             "The rate at which children in Africa are dying
                                                      MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE .......................... BILL COPPER              because of malaria is unacceptable," says
Rotary Fellowships are                                ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE ................. FREDA BRAZIER                 Kedzierski. "Rotary is the right organization to focus
autonomous, international                             PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE ............... GORDON CULP                   on the solutions."
groups of Rotarians, Rotarian                         FOUNDATION COMMITTEE .................... BOB HELLRIEGEL                         * * * * * * * * * *
spouses, and Rotaractors                              DAN STOVER MUSIC AWARDS ........................DON KEMP                             FINES & HAPPY/SAD BUCKS
who join together to:                                 FUNDRAISING .......................................... JASON BROWN          Sgt.-at-Arms in Dick Weisbart didn’t collect any
                                                      BIRTHDAY CHAIR ...................................... ALLEN VOGEL
 Share a common interest in worthwhile                                                                                        fines today as everyone was wearing their pins.
                                                      GREETER CHAIR ........................................ BILL COPPER
  recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.)     SERGEANT-AT-ARMS ............................. DICK WEISBART                Toby O’Brien was really, really happy to be here.
 Further their vocational development through               * * * * * * * * * *                                               Forget all of the travels with living in a motor home.
  acquaintance with others of the same profession          Rotarians from France, Côte d'Ivoire                                If she’s up, it’s a workday. This past week she was
                                                           Distribute Bed Nets to Fight Malaria                                in Manitoba and then Colorado. She went to her old
 Make new friends around the world                                                                                            club while there and 10 Rotarians from her old club
                                                                       By Ryan Hyland - RI News – 7/18/11
 Explore new opportunities for service                                                                                        were there.
                                                      Thousands of mothers in western Côte d'Ivoire                               Bob Hellriegel was happy. Today is 25 / 19.
 Have fun and enhance their Rotary experience        rushed out of their homes to receive insecticide-
                                                                                                                                  Freda Brazier was sad as she has to leave early.
Learn more about Rotary Fellowships.                  treated bed nets during an 11-day antimalaria cam-
                                                      paign initiated by French Rotarians near the town of                        Pres. Jason was happy to be here & happy that
                How to get involved?
                                                      Man in November. The effort was part of a €56,300                        his good friend, Joe Harris, is going to be our pre-
Consider joining a Rotary Fellowship that addresses                                                                            senter today. Jason also displayed a photo of Gor-
                                                      (US$79,500) Rotary Foundation Matching Grant
your interest. To get started                                                                                                  don Culp and his wife, Anne Smith, taken at Mike’s
                                                      project sponsored by the Rotary clubs of Garches-
 View complete list of Rotary Fellowships.           Marnes-Vaucresson, Hauts-de-Seine, France, and                           5 Bar at Mandalay Bay. It was a gathering of the
                                                      San Pedro, Côte d'Ivoire.                                                Alumni Group from the University of Kansas.
 Consult the Rotary Fellowship Directory to get in
  touch with group(s) you're interested in.           John Kedzierski, project coordinator and a member                           Gordon Culp was happy to pay $5 for the photo.
                                                      of the Garches-Marnes-Vaucresson club, joined                               Sae Lee was very happy. He has been walking 5
 View a list of Suggested Rotary Fellowships and                                                                              or 6 evenings a week since January for 4 hours..
                                                      Adriana Rossetto Di Salvatore of the Rotary Club of
  offer to help organize a prospective fellowship.
                                                      Versailles, Yvelines, France, and eight other volun-                        Beatrice Lee was happy because she is almost
   How to organize a new Rotary Fellowship?           teers in distributing 17,600 nets, which were treated                    done reading her new book (The Help!). She rec-
Forming a new Rotary Fellowship takes a lot of        to repel the mosquitoes that carry the parasitic dis-                    ommended that everyone read the book. Bob
work, but as Rotarians who have established a         ease. The project benefited more than 50,000                             Hellriegel suggested another book to read: Of
group will attest, the effort is worthwhile. Before   people.                                                                  Thee I Zing by Laura Ingraham.

				
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