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					     R.I. President                           LAS VEGAS COUNTRY CLUB, 3000 JOE W. BROWN DRIVE, LAS VEGAS, NV
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    Kaylan Banerjee                           WEDNESDAYS @ 12:15 P.M. - VOLUME 9, ISSUE 29 – FEBRUARY 15, 2012
    District Governor                       EDITOR: FREDA BRAZIER, TEL.: 467-3442, E-MAIL: freda_brazier@yahoo.com
    Douglas Fowler                                                  www.lvcentralrotary.com
                                       “Reach Within To Embrace Humanity”
                                                                        “
                                                        Jason Brown, President (2011-2012)


                         “FEBRUARY IS WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH”
                                                            THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM                               Chris said that most businesses fail in America.
                 Upcoming Events                                                                              1. 80% of all individually owned businesses fail
                                                           Gail Romero, Cleveland Clinic                         within five years.
     February 23 – Rotary’s 107th Birthday
                                                                     (arranged by Bob Hellriegel)
     February 24-26 – PETS                                                                                    2. 75% of all franchises succeed in five years be-
     March 14 – Dan Stover Music Awards                                                                          cause they already have a proven system.
                                                                       UPCOMING PROGRAMS
     April 14 – District Assembly, Victorville, CA                                                            3.Walmart sells $36 million every hour of every
                                                        2/22 – Suzanne Chabre (arranged by PDG Al                days. It’s bigger than Home Depot, Sears,
                                                               Slaggert)                                         Krugers, Target, Costco and K-Mart combined.
            FINES & HAPPY/SAD BUCKS
                                                        2/29 – Vitor Silveira, New Generations Visitor from      Chris said it is all about distribution.
Sgt. at Arms Dick Weisbart collected $2 from Sae
                                                               Brazil – trip findings, perspective (arranged  Chris told us that McDonald’s is #11 on Dow Jones.
   Lee who had forgotten to wear his pin today.
                                                               by Jeremy Brooks)                              When Ray Krug started McDonald’s, he had a big
Dave Evans ($20) happy bucks. While in China on                                                               dream but little money. There are now over 30,000
   Thanksgiving holiday, his wife was diagnosed         3/7 – Linda Bertuzzi, Dist. 5300 Super-build (ar-
                                                               ranged by Beatrice Lee)                        stores around the world. Ray built the first food pro-
   with very slow acting breast cancer. It was found                                                          totype and he expanded it in 1960 when he sold
   through x-rays. She had surgery on February 1        3/14 – Dan Stover Music Awards
                                                                                                              franchises for $900 each. They now cost over $1
   and is in recovery now.                              3/21 – West Prep (arranged by PDG Al Slaggert)        million each. The federal government once tried to
Bob Hellriegel (50¢ / 50¢) has to have an endos-        3/28 – Shari Storm, “A Humorous Look at Managing put McDonald’s out of business because they said
   copy tomorrow afternoon and hopes nothing is                People” (arranged by Jeremy Brooks)            McDonald’s was becoming a monopoly.
   wrong. He was happy that he is turning 67 on
   Super Bowl Sunday.                                                         Club Greeters
Mitch Hungerpiller reminded everyone that 420
                                                                  February 15th – ________________
   people died from tornadoes in Alabama last
   year. They are looking for whatever help they               Remember to arrive for duty by 11:45 am
   can get to aid in their recovery.
Carol Jule ($2) was sad because someone tried to AT OUR LAST MEETING…President Jason
   break into her home and because her cat had
                                                        welcomed everyone to the meeting. Bob Hellriegel
   surgery but is doing fine now. She was happy
                                                        provided the Invocation, Carol Jule led us in the
   because no one got into her house.
                                                        Pledge to the Flag and Latta Kadir guided us
Freda Brazier ($3) was happy to be here after
                                                        through the Four Way Test. Dave Evans introduced
   missing the last two weeks.
                                                        our guests.
Sae Lee was sad. He is turning 65 this year and
   has been practicing medicine for forty years. He John Applegate, of the Blue Ash/Montgomery, OH
   and his wife have decided that he will be taking club, told us his wife loves to make-up at Rotary         Chris said that Primerica Financial Services is the
   every Wednesday off from the office so they can      clubs. Blue Ash, which is fifteen miles from Cincin- largest financial services marketing organization in
   do things so he is leaving our club. He became a nati, has 75 members. Camp Enterprise is one of           North America and is listed on the New York Stock
   Rotarian in 1995, has really enjoyed being a Ro-     their big projects. Eighty high school students come Exchange as (PRI). It has been in business since
   tarian and hates to leave. If he gets more time      to their hotel where they learn about the free enter- 1970. They have more than 6 million clients. It has
   off in the future, he will come back. He’ll miss us. prise system.                                         developed to this size with “0” dollars in advertising.
Mike Angell was sad as he will be missing a lot of      Mitch Hungerpiller, incoming President of the Bir-    Primerica was the best performing IPO of 2010.
   meetings as it is tax time. He is also president of mingham Sunrise, AL club, said he is visiting Las      Some of their top investors are: Warburg Pincus,
   Abingdon Books.                                      Vegas at a legal convention for CPA’s. There are      Morgan-Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Invesco and Bar-
Jason Brown ($5) had an Ooops buck because he 150 members in his club. Their major international              on Capital.
   called on Latta instead of Dave as greeter. He       project is a clean water project in Equador. Mitch    People made the wrong financial decisions because
   was sad because Dr. Lee will be very missed.         was happy to be here today as he is tired of con-     of a lack of financial education. A recent survey was
   Two of his dollars were happy for both of the        ventions.                                             conducted on 100 people between the ages of 25-
   Chris’s who are here today. Jason called at the Pres. Jason introduced our speaker, Chris Howard, 65 years old. They found that:
   last minute and it happened to work out.             President of Primerica Financial Services. A native 1. 54% were dependent on the government – so-
        * * * * * * * * * *                             of Las Vegas, Chris has been with Primerica for            cial security & welfare
                         50/50                          twenty-eight years. He is Senior National Sales Di- 2. 36% were still working
Florence Rogers won the chance for a chance but rector. Married for twenty-four years, he is the father 3. 5% were deceased
she drew the Q♥. Next week there will be $140 in        to three daughters and one son. Chris said he         4. 4% had a net worth of over $1 million
the pot and there will be 46 cards in the deck.         would speak about “How to Win in Business.”           5. 1% were wealthy (worth $5 million or more)
Primerica’s mission is to “Help Families become                           Rotary Clubs Worldwide Meet US$200                     tive fundraising projects, such as a fashion show in
properly protected, debt free and financially inde-                          Million Fundraising Challenge                       California that raised $52,000, benefit film screen-
pendent.                                                                RI News -- 17 January 2012                               ings in New Zealand and Australia that netted
Pres. Jason thanked Chris Howard for his very in-                                                                                $54,000, and a pledge-supported hike through Kili-
formative program. He presented Chris with a cer-                                                             Jeff               manjaro, Tanzania, that brought in $38,000. Many
tificate noting that the club will be making a dona-                                                          Raikes,            events were planned around 24 October, widely
tion to Polio Plus in honor of his presentation.                                                              CEO of             observed as World Polio Day.
         * * * * * * * * * *                                                                                  the Bill &
                                                                                                              Melinda            To date, Rotarians worldwide have contributed
           ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD MEMBERS                                                                                          more than $1 billion toward the eradication of polio,
                                                                                                              Gates
PRESIDENT ............................................. JASON BROWN                                                              a cause Rotary took on in 1985. In 1988, the World
PRESIDENT-ELECT ............................... JEREMY BROOKS                                                 Founda-
                                                                                                              tion (left),       Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers
PAST PRESIDENT ...................................... BEATRICE LEE                                                               for Disease Control and Prevention joined Rotary as
TREASURER ........................................ BOB HELLRIEGEL                                             shakes
                                                                                                              hands              spearheading partners of the Global Polio Eradica-
SECRETARY .......................................... FREDA BRAZIER
                                                                                                                                 tion Initiative. More recently, the Gates Foundation
DIRECTOR.................................... NANCY BECKERBAUER                                                with Ro-
DIRECTOR................................................. BILL COPPER                                         tary               has become a major supporter. In 2007, the Gates
DIRECTOR............................................... GORDON CULP     Foundation Trustee John Germ during the                  Foundation gave Rotary a $100 million challenge
              FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS                                  fourth plenary session of the International              grant for polio eradication, increasing it to $355 mil-
PRESIDENT ............................................. JASON BROWN     Assembly. Rotary Images/Alyce Henson                     lion in 2009. Rotary agreed to raise $200 million in
YOUTH SERVICE…………. ....................... BEATRICE LEE                                                                          matching funds by 30 June 2012.
COMMUNITY SERVICE ................... NANCY BECKERBAUER                 Rotary International has succeeded in meeting the        Reaching children with the oral polio vaccine in the
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ........................... DAVID EVANS           Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s US$200 million         disease’s remaining strongholds is labor- and re-
TREASURER ........................................ BOB HELLRIEGEL       match in funding for polio eradication, raising more     source-intensive due to a host of challenges,
SECRETARY .......................................... FREDA BRAZIER      than $202.6 million as of 17 January. “We’ll cele-       including poor infrastructure, geographical isolation,
                      COMMITTEE CHAIRS                                  brate this milestone, but it doesn’t mean that we’ll     armed conflict, and cultural misunderstanding about
PROGRAMS COMMITTEE ........................... JASON BROWN              stop raising money or spreading the word about           the eradication campaign.
PROJECTS COMMITTEE ............................. BEATRICE LEE           polio eradication,” Rotary Foundation Trustee John
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE .......................... BILL COPPER
                                                                                                                                        * * * * * * * * * *
                                                                        F. Germ told Rotary leaders at the International
ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE ................. FREDA BRAZIER                                                                         Visiting Rotarians & Guests: John & Karen Ap-
                                                                        Assembly in San Diego, CA. “We can’t stop until our
PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE ................ GORDON CULP                                                                          plegate, Blue Ash/Montgomery, OH; Mitch
                                                                        entire world is certified as polio-free.”
FOUNDATION COMMITTEE ..................... BOB HELLRIEGEL                                                                        Hungerpiller, Birmingham Sunrise, AL; Exec.
DAN STOVER MUSIC AWARDS ........................ DON KEMP               The fundraising milestone was reached in response        Asst. Gov. Pat Carlton, Las Vegas; Chris
FUNDRAISING .......................................... JASON BROWN      to $355 million in challenge grants awarded to The       Thonas, our speaker, and his son, Chris Thomas.
NEWSLETTER ................... FREDA BRAZIER / CAROL JULE               Rotary Foundation by the Gates Foundation. All
                                                                        funds have been earmarked to support polio immu-         Missing in Action: Jeremy Brooks, Bill Copper,
BIRTHDAY CHAIR ...................................... ALLEN VOGEL
GREETER CHAIR........................................ BILL COPPER       nization activities in affected countries where the      Bruce Hendricks, Don Kemp, Beatrice Lee, Mi-
IT COMMITTEE ............... JEREMY BROOKS / LATTA KADIR                vaccine-preventable disease continues to paralyze        chael Perry, Al Slaggert, Allen Vogel & Bill
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS ............................. DICK WEISBART            children.                                                Wiedeman.
        * *       * * * * * *                         *      *          “In recognition of Rotary’s great work, and to inspire   Leave of Absence: Dave Cabral, Mark Denton,
                   ANNOUNCEMENTS                                        Rotarians in the future, the [Gates] foundation is       Charles Hunsberger, Toby O’Brien, Lia Roberts
                                                                        committing an additional $50 million to extend our       & Geri Rohrberg.
Executive Assistant Governor Patrick Carlton                            partnership,” said Jeff Raikes, chief executive
said he attended Presidents’ Advance a couple of                        officer of the Gates Foundation. “Rotary started the
                                                                                                                                       * *    * * * * * * *                     *
weeks ago and Pres. Jason did not attend. Las                           global fight against polio, and continues to set the                 WHERE TO MAKE–UP
Vegas Central Rotary Club got the most awards for                       tone for private fundraising, grassroots engage-         MONDAY
Southern Nevada. Pat presented the following                            ment, and maintaining polio at the top of the agenda     SOUTHWEST          LAWRY’S THE PRIME RIB 12:15 PM
awards to Pres. Jason:                                                  with key policymakers.” Raikes also addressed            TUESDAY
1. We made contributions in the amount of $8,400                        Rotary leaders at the International Assembly.            LV SUMMERLIN       TPC SUMMERLIN           7:15 AM
   to PolioPlus since 2007. Our club received a                                                                                  FREMONT            HUGO’S CELLAR REST. 12:15 PM
                                                                        The new $50 million grant from the Gates Founda-
   Certificate from the President of the Rotary                                                                                  HENDERSON          FIESTA HENDERSON        NOON
                                                                        tion is not a challenge grant. Since 1988, the
   Foundation.                                                                                                                   LAS VEGAS WEST CANYON GATE C.C.           12:15 PM
                                                                        incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99
2. 1,550 clubs around the world became “Every                           percent, from about 350,000 cases annually to            MESQUITE           NEVADA BANK & TRUST NOON
   Rotarian, Every Year” clubs because they make                        fewer than 650 cases reported so far for 2011. The       RED ROCK PROVISIONAL – O'Aces Bar & Grill 6:00 PM
   $100 contributions per capita for every active                       wild poliovirus is now endemic in only four coun-        WEDNESDAY
   member of their club. We received a banner for                       tries: Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan.        MOAPA              OVERTON GYM, OVERTON 6:30 AM
   this award.                                                          However, India on 13 January marked a full calen-        CENTENNIAL HILLS SILVERSTONE C.C.          7:15 AM
3. 880 clubs around the world became 100% Rotary                        dar year without a case, paving the way for its          BOULDER CITY       ST. JUDE’S RANCH         NOON
   Foundation Sustaining Member Clubs because                           removal from the endemic list.                           CALIENTE           HANSEN’S FINE DINING 12:15 PM
   100% of all active members personally contribute                     But other countries also remain at risk for polio        PAHRUMP VALLEY MOUNTAIN FALLS GRILL RM 6:00 PM
   to the Annual Programs Fund. We received a                           cases imported from the endemic countries. In            LAUGHLIN           HARRAH’S LAUGHLIN       7:30 AM
   banner for this award.                                               Africa in 2011, Chad and the Democratic Republic         THURSDAY
Dave Evans presented a banner from the Rotary                           of the Congo had significant outbreaks. Also in          B’LDR CITY SUNRISE B’LDR CREEK GOLF CRS 7:00 AM
Club at Incline Village at Lake Tahoe. He was there                     2011, a small cluster of polio cases in China, which     GREEN VALLEY       WILDHORSE GOLF CLUB 7:00 AM
traveling and skiing.                                                   had been polio-free for a decade, was traced to          LAS VEGAS          LAWRY’S THE PRIME RIB NOON
                                                                        Pakistan.                                                MESQUITE SUNRISE MESA VIEW REG.HOSP. 7:30 AM
        * *       * *        *      * *         *     *      *          Rotary club members not only reached into their          FRIDAY
                                                                        own pockets to support the Gates challenge, but          LAS VEGAS NORTHPAINTED DESERT GOLF C 7:15 AM
                                                                        also engaged their communities in a variety of crea-

				
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