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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 15 – OCTOBER 5, 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)


                              “OCTOBER IS VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH”
                Fall Fundraiser                        THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM                                 President Jason introduced our speaker, William
Pres. Jason announced that our Fall Fundraiser                                                             Ziegler of Castle & Cook Mortgage Company. Bill
will be a “Run for Rotary” raffle. He will be running            Dr. Robert Picconi                        came to Las Vegas in 1993 from Las Cruces, NM.
                                                                                                           He was in the top 200 mortgage originators with
in the Las Vegas (Zappo’s) Marathon on December                “Einstein for Everyone”                     mortgages over $350,000 for over 10 years. He has
4th. Tickets will be $26 each (since a marathon is             (Arranged by Ivan Eisenberg)                been a licensed real estate agent in Nevada since
26 miles) or 5 for $100. First prize is a $5,000 Tag
Heuer watch donated by Ben Bridge. Over the next                                                           1993.
                                                                   Upcoming Programs                       Bill stated that everyone knows that the Las Vegas
two weeks, he needs another three or four nice raf-
fle prizes. He wants the club to sell tickets through October 12 – Michael Perry, Craft Talk               real estate market is in trouble. But, in actuality,
November and hopes to raise between $5-$10,000 October 19 – Jeremy Brooks, “Rotary Trip to Brazil”         there are more transactions now than during the
with the raffle.                                                                                           boom. There are 45,000 vacant homes owned by
                                                      October 26 - Tony Scodwell, a Big Band Leader        banks in the valley and Bank of America/Country-
        * * * * * * * * * *                                     (Arranged by PDG Al Slaggert)              wide own the majority with Fannie Mae owning a
Visiting Rotarians & Guests: Mike Angell, pro-
                                                                                                           large number as well. Approximately 75 of every
posed member; William Zeigler, our speaker.                             Club Greeters                      100 homes sold each month are sold by the banks.
Missing in Action: Dave Evans, Bruce Hendricks,                     October 5 – Latta Kadir                Two of the top ten real estate agents all over the
Michael Perry, Florence Rogers, Allen Vogel and                  October 12 – Jeremy Brooks                country in volume sold are in Las Vegas
Bill Wiedeman.                                                    October 19 – Michael Perry                                                              Bill
Leave of Absence: Dave Cabral, Mark Denton,                              October 26 -                                                                     noted
Charles Hunsberger, Toby O’Brien, Lia Roberts &                                                                                                           that he
Geri Rohrberg.                                             Remember to arrive for duty by 11:45 am                                                        retired
                                                                                                                                                          in 2007
                  Upcoming Events
                                                      AT OUR LAST MEETING…President Jason wel-                                                            but
   October 5 - Catholic Charities Food Drive
                                                      comed everyone to the meeting. PDG Al Slaggert                                                      came
   November 4-6 – Teen Leadership Camp                                                                                                                    back to
                                                      provided the Invocation; Latta Kadir led us in the
   November 9 – Project Homeless Connect              Pledge to the Flag, and Gordon Culp guided us                                                       Las
   November 12 - Roadside Cleanup                     through the Four-Way Test. Jeremy Brooks was                                                        Vegas
                                                      our Greeter.                                                                                        be-
                 ANNOUNCEMENTS                        Membership Chair Bill Copper said the greatest                                                      cause
Pres. Jason’s Vacation – Pres. Jason announced day in Rotary is when we induct a new member. He                                                           he saw
that Beatrice Lee will fill in for him on October 5th proceeded to induct our newest member, Mike An-                                                     a huge
and Bill Copper will fill in on October 12 th.
                                                      gell. Mike told us he is the owner of Las Vegas Le-                                                 oppor-
                                                      gal Forms and has lived in Las Vegas for twenty                                                     tunity.
Catholic Charities Food Drive – Nancy
                                                      years. Las Vegas Legal Forms has a paralegal on                                                     Inves-
Beckerbauer reminded everyone that our food
drive for Catholic Charities is next week. Non-       staff. Born in Michigan, Mike has been married for 4 tors from Canada, China and Eastern Europe are
                                                      ½ years and has an eleven year old child.            buying the large majority of the homes. Homes can
perishables and cash will be appreciated.
                                                                                                           be purchased for an average price of $80,000 at
Project Homeless Connect – Nancy also remin-                                                               auction. Rentals are at 96% occupancy. Bill feels it
ded everyone to start bringing in books for Home-                                                          will be another four years before the real estate
less Connect. We distribute books to the homeless                                                          market turns around. Right now there are 3,500
at this all-day event on Wednesday, November 9th .                                                         homes on the market in the Las Vegas Valley and
RI Presidential Nominee for 2013-14 – PDG Al                                                               there are five to ten offers on every property.
Slaggert announced that Ron Burton has been                                                                The commercial market in Nevada is about three
nominated as RI President for Rotary year 2013-14.                                                         years behind the residential market.
He retired as President of the Foundation of the                                                           The banks have caused a big slowdown in the sale
University of Oklahoma in 2007. He and Al served                                                           of property. New legislation will now give banks up
on several committees together.                                                                            to 30 days to respond after an offer is made on a
        * * * * * * * * * *                                                                                bank-owned property. In addition, banks can now
                          50/50                                                                            only come back after you for only six months. One
Freda Brazier had the winning ticket but chose the                                                         of the requirements in the Dodd-Frank Act passed
A♣. Next week there will be $74 in the pot and 50       President Jason Brown, Mike Angell, our newest in 2010, is that anyone in the mortgage business
cards in the deck.                                        member, and Bill Copper, Membership Chair        has to be educated in that field.
Currently it takes 30-90 days to get loan approval,                    WHERE TO MAKE–UP                                The 10th Annual Safety Officer Award Recognition
but by December, it will take 120 days.                   MONDAY                                                       event is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Southern
Bill spoke about “Operation Twist.” He said the gov-      SOUTHWEST          LAWRY’S THE PRIME RIB 12:15 PM            Nevada, and coordinated by the Rotary Club of Las
ernment now says we have a problem with the eco-          TUESDAY                                                      Vegas Summerlin. It was a moving event honoring
nomy. They are now taking short-term bond money           LV SUMMERLIN       TPC SUMMERLIN           7:15 AM           our selfless local heroes, a perfect event honor Vo-
and putting it back into securities. Mortgage rates       FREMONT            HUGO’S CELLAR REST. 12:15 PM              cational Service by safety officers in our community.
                                                          HENDERSON          FIESTA HENDERSON        NOON
on a 30-year fixed mortgage are 3.75% now. Most                                                                                * * * * * * * * * *
                                                          LAS VEGAS WEST CANYON GATE C.C.           12:15 PM
likely, they will be down to 2.5% by December 31st.                                                                             ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD MEMBERS
                                                          MESQUITE           NEVADA BANK & TRUST NOON
Las Vegas has had negative growth over the last           RED ROCK PROVISIONAL – O'Aces Bar & Grill 6:00 PM            PRESIDENT ........................................ JASON BROWN
twelve months losing 1,000 residents per month.           WEDNESDAY                                                    PAST PRESIDENT ................................ BEATRICE LEE
President Jason thanked Bill for his very informa-        MOAPA              OVERTON GYM, OVERTON 6:30 AM              TREASURER ................................... BOB HELLRIEGEL
tive program noting that we will be making a dona-        CENTENNIAL HILLS SILVERSTONE C.C.          7:15 AM           SECRETARY...................................... FREDA BRAZIER
tion in honor of his program to the PolioPlus pro-        BOULDER CITY       ST. JUDE’S RANCH         NOON             DIRECTOR .............................. NANCY BECKERBAUER
gram of Rotary International.                             CALIENTE           HANSEN’S FINE DINING 12:15 PM             DIRECTOR ............................................ BILL COPPER
         * * * * * * * * * *                              PAHRUMP VALLEY MOUNTAIN FALLS GRILL RM 6:00 PM               DIRECTOR ......................................... GORDON CULP
                                                          LAUGHLIN           HARRAH’S LAUGHLIN       7:30 AM
             Members’ Milestones                          THURSDAY
                                                                                                                                  FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Florence Rogers (10/14)                  B’LDR CITY SUNRISE B’LDR CREEK GOLF CRS 7:00 AM              PRESIDENT ........................................ JASON BROWN
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY – David & Diane Cabral                  GREEN VALLEY       WILDHORSE GOLF CLUB 7:00 AM               YOUTH SERVICE…………. .................. BEATRICE LEE
                         (10/19/91)                       LAS VEGAS          LAWRY’S THE PRIME RIB NOON                COMMUNITY SERVICE.............. NANCY BECKERBAUER
                                                          MESQUITE SUNRISE MESA VIEW REG.HOSP. 7:30 AM                 INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ..................... DAVID EVANS
ROTARY ANNIVERSARY – Bill Copper (10/12/95);                                                                           TREASURER ................................... BOB HELLRIEGEL
                                                          FRIDAY
       * * * * * * * * * *                                                                                             SECRETARY...................................... FREDA BRAZIER
                                                          LAS VEGAS NORTH PAINTED DESERT GOLF C 7:15 AM
           FINES & HAPPY/SAD BUCKS                                                                                                         COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Sgt-at-Arms Dick Weisbart didn’t collect any fines               *    *    *   *   * *       *   *    * *
                                                                                                                       PROGRAMS COMMITTEE ..................... JASON BROWN
   because everyone was wearing their pins.                   SOAR: Southern Nevada Heroes                             PROJECTS COMMITTEE ....................... BEATRICE LEE
Gordon Culp was happy because he has two new                          Recognized                                       MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE ..................... BILL COPPER
   jobs, one of them being in Hawaii.                                     by Gregg Townsend and Judith Filangeri       ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE ............ FREDA BRAZIER
Nancy Beckerbauer ($2) was sad because Bob                                         The Highlighter, October 2011       PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE .......... GORDON CULP
   Hellriegel is in the hospital; and happy because                                                                    FOUNDATION COMMITTEE ............... BOB HELLRIEGEL
   we had a good number of members at the Fire-                                                             A          DAN STOVER MUSIC AWARDS .................. DON KEMP
   side Chat.                                                                                               home-      FUNDRAISING .................................... JASON BROWN
Sae Lee was happy because he is going to Korea                                                              less       BIRTHDAY CHAIR ................................. ALLEN VOGEL
   for a visit in 2 weeks. He hasn’t been back to Ko-                                                       woman,     GREETER CHAIR ................................... BILL COPPER
   rea for several years.                                                                                   trapped    IT COMMITTEE/ ........... JEREMY BROOKS/LATTA KADIR
                                                                                                            inside a   SERGEANT-AT-ARMS ……………….DICK WEISBART
Jeremy Brooks ($2) was happy because he just
                                                                                                            con-
   returned from his trip to Brazil which was very                                                                          * * * * * * * * * *
                                                                                                            crete
   heavily Rotary oriented. He hopes to have a pro-                                                                      Don't Miss the Release of "Benda Bilili!"
                                                                                                            drain-
   gram prepared for us the third Wednesday in                                                                                     in the United States
                                                                                                            age
   October. He was sad that he’s back from Brazil.                                                                                       Rotary International News – 9/28/11
                                                          tunnel by a fast moving brush fire set by an arson-
Beatrice Lee was sad because Bob is sick in the           ist, is rescued, literally by her fingertips, by North       Rotary International is working with Staff Benda Bilili
   hospital. She talked with him briefly. She also        Las Vegas Police Officer Paul Manteufel and Las              and National Geographic Entertainment to raise
   went over to his house to pick up some Rotary          Vegas City Marshall M. Triplett. An SUV spins out            awareness of the polio eradication effort through the
   things for the club. It sounds like he is very sick.   of control, hitting the median and flipping over and         release of the documentary "Benda Bilili!" in U.S.
   Thoughts and prayers are needed.                       over. Nellis AFB's Airman Leroy Hudson, trained as           theaters in October. To view a trailer of the film and
Freda Brazier ($2) was sad because Bob is in the          a first responder, rushes to assist, saving the life of      learn more about the band , go to:
   hospital. She was happy because she and Mi-            the driver.                                                  http://movies.nationalgeographic.com/movies/benda
   chael spent the weekend in Laughlin.                                                                                -bilili
                                                          These are just three of this year's thirteen recipients
Don Kemp ($2) was happy because of the incredi-           of Safety Officer Award Recognition (SOAR). All              Staff Benda Bilili, which means “look beyond
   ble job Jason has done since becoming Presi-           branches of Law Enforcement, Fire and Fire Res-              appearances” in Lingala, is a band of eight former
   dent and revitalizing this club. He also offered to    cue, and the Military in the Southern Nevada nomi-           street musicians from Kinshasa, Democratic Repub-
   pay a Fine because his phone rang during the           nate an outstanding individual or small unit demon-          lic of the Congo. Five are polio survivors. Their song
   meeting last week.                                     strating:                                                    “Polio” speaks of the disease that changed their
Bill Copper ($3) was happy that Al had something                                                                       lives and urges parents to immunize their children.
                                                          -Exceptional acts of heroism in saving lives and/or
   to be happy about. Also, Bill spoke to Allen Vo-           property                                                 The band's debut album, Très Très Fort, won the
   gel who hopes to be back next week. He is still                                                                     2009 Womex Award for international music. French
   having some health problems.                           -Exceptional work with youth groups or service to            filmmakers Florent de la Tullaye & Renaud Barrett
                                                              the community                                            decided to create a documentary about the band
Dick Weisbart had the ‘displeasure’ of driving Bill
   to the picnic. He left his glasses in Dick’s car       -Exeptional training activities                              after hearing its music when they were in Kinshasa
   and Dick tried to sell them to Bill.                   Representatives of the Southern Nevada Rotary                in 2004, working on a movie about the city's music
                                                          Clubs recognized the heroic and community-minded             scene. The documentary premiered during the 2010
Jason Brown ($2) was sad because both Bob and
                                                          actions of our local heroes, presenting each with a          Cannes Film Festival and was nominated in the
   Allen are ill. He was ($1) happy about the picnic
                                                          custom designed pin, plaque, and trophy. The very            best documentary category for the 2011 César
   and his kids had a great time; He was ($2) hap-
                                                          well attended event was held in the Chambers of              Awards. The band is also part of Rotary's "This
   py because he will be missing 2 meetings while
                                                          the Clark County Commissioners.                              Close" campaign, which focuses on the need to
   he and his family vacation in Hawaii for 2 weeks.
                                                                                                                       finish the job of polio eradication.

				
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