Rotary Club of Las Vegas Northwest
‘ROUND THE WHEEL
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Set up/Clean up – Steve LeMond
Greeter – Susan Scann
Pledge – Diane Cabral
Inspiration – Jim White
My fellow Rotarians,
In our Rotary Club, we have a host of unsung heroes and heroines (or Sheros?) These are the people who
keep our club running like the well-oiled machine that it is. In this piece I would like to recognize some of them.
The descriptions are only illustrative and not comprehensive.
Diane Cabral is our President Elect and a member of our current board of directors as well as being
Fellowship Chair. She is assembling her team for the 2010-11 Rotary year. In addition, she is in charge of
developing the club budget for the year. Diane is also planning a retreat, to be held before her year in office
starts on July 1st. This will be a planning session for the new club officers.
Donna Coonrad, our secretary, is also a member of our board, where she is responsible for writing and
distributing to the board the board meeting minutes. She is also responsible for keeping track of attendance
for the club and for submitting the required membership reports.
Lynn Mosier is continuing to serve as our treasurer and as a
member of our board. In this position, she produces monthly
financial reports for review by the board. She also receives and
deposits the monthly payments from members for dues and
meals And she prepares the checks to pay the club’s bills.
Jim Cady, our immediate past club president, serves on the board in the role of Elder Statesman where he
provides guidance to the other board members based on his Rotary experience. Jim is also currently serving
as Community Service Committee Chairman.
Dennis Filangeri is a Director, Chairman of the Administration Committee, and our Webmaster.
Susan Cooper is a Director, Chairwoman of our Fundraising Committee, and our Newsletter Editor.
Spencer Horn is a Director, and also Chairman of the Vocational Service Committee.
Ken Coonrad is a Director and also Chairman of the Rotary Foundation Committee.
Neil Roth is continuing to serve as a Director.
Angela Brooks has just started serving as a Director
Glenn Trowbridge is Chairman of the Projects Committee where he is responsible for guiding the Community
Service, International Service, and Vocational Service Committees.
Jerry Sligar is Chairman of the Membership Committee.
Jane Armstrong has recently taken over as Chairwoman of the Public Relations Committee.
Edmee Marcek is serving as Chairwoman of the International Service Committee.
Betty Mahalik is in charge of obtaining speakers for our meetings.
Guy Lynch is coordinating our Kideract program.
Ron Kirsh, our Sergeant at Arms, is our “Happy Bucks” man.
Lynn Peterson is our Service Team coordinator.
Dennis Ortwein is our song leader.
Steve LeMond conducts our weekly raffles.
Robert Bridel, one of our former club presidents, is serving at the District 5300 level as Group 11 Assistant
Finally, several of our members are serving our sister organization, the Las Vegas Northwest Rotary
Foundation, in responsible positions. All also serve on the TA2R Fundraising Committee
With all of these dedicated people and more in our club, we are happy to say that “The Future of Rotary Is In
Your Hands.” Richard Peterson, Club President 2009-2010
Always in fine voice.
LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM
Three Palo Verde High School Interact students competed in the
Four-Way Speech Contest. The winner will go on to compete
in the District Competition. The host was Spencer Horn and the
Judges were Joe Germain, Betty Mahalik and Ron Kirsh.
Senior. Cailey Gurule won our contest, receiving $250. She
moves on to compete further.
Andrew Jacobson and Courtney Clark were runners up and
received $100 each.
Fire Hurts-Red Cross
Report on Members – here and there
Jim Cady announced that Rebuilding Together has been cancelled for the 24th of April and that he is looking for
something else to fill Rotarian’s at Work Day.
Guy Lynch needs housing for 100 kids that are coming for retreat on the 9th and 10th of April. Joe Germain is
hosting 8 kids. He is asking both his congregation and his Rotary club to join in this effort.
Donna Coonrad– has a new position as project lead for the new computer team that will build and install the
new equipment. She has asked for a LOA from club meetings. Susan Cooper will take notes at Board
meetings and Jim White will sit at the reception table with the treasure to carryout her duties during meetings.
Happy Dollars and Anniversaries:
Guy Lynch and Judith Filangeri are celebrating their 3rd year in LVNW Rotary Club.
Ron Kirsh told us that he was honored to participate in the Kideract program and praised Guy for.
shepherding the flock. Guy does his thing and we stop into a disciplined group of kids ready to hear and to
Ron Kirsh’s daughter will be spending the summer in Washington. We think Ron is suffering a little empty
Betty Mahalik thanked Spencer Horn for including her in his Leadership Focus program
Joe Germaine thanked those of us on Face book for introducing him to the social network. He sold his car
Guy Lynch praised Ron Kirsh for being the highlight of Kideract. Ron taught kids and teachers alike to do 30-
second commercials. The children asked Ron if they could come on a field trip to a radio or TV station…he left
that decision to. Dr. Beverly Mathis
Mike Levy. Had three text messages from son Mathew before he was able to return the call that announced
his acceptance at SDSU’s Business School. Only 6000 out of 62,000 are accepted to this program. Mathew
will seek a degree in Accounting.
Cliff Marcek, put in a dollar for failure to show up to set up.
Edmee Marcek gave a happy dollar to be back from Chile. She reported that the
Punitaqui Rotary Club made her an honorary member that makes her the first
woman in that club.
Both Donna and Ken Coonrad put in happy dollars to say that her brother and his
brother in law and her mother and his mother in law were coming to visit
Susan Swann announced that her husband was playing with the Harry James in
Diane Cabral attended the Leadership Focus given by Spencer and Betty. She
learned accountability among other skills
Spencer Horn was praised for his articulation and handling of the 4 way speech
Jim Cady is one the district representatives to the Foundation for. Every Rotarian Every Year. He will be
working with two others on this endeavor.
Guests and Visitors
Cailey Gurule’s mother Caren Alexander came to listen and support her daughter, as did parents
Jennifer and Curtis Clark for Courtney.
Rosia “the adopted” daughter of Edme and Cliff Marcek, a teacher from Chile.
Coming Events and Activities
Friday and Saturday, April 9-10, 2010 is the District Assembly in Victorville. Some are going to the dinner on
Friday evening and others are carpooling on Saturday morning. The program Saturday morning begins at 8 am
so we will get a very early start on Saturday morning. Plans are to meet at the Starbucks at 5:00 am.
Saturday, April 17, 2010 there will be a Vision Facilitation session at TPC. All members are encouraged to
attend. A 4-member team, led by Roy York will help our club determine, among other things, what projects
interest us most and how we plan to go forward in implementing our ideas during the next several years. A
continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. with the planning session following from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 24, 2010. REBUILDING TOGETHER CANCELLED. Jim Cady is seeking another venue for
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 – BackPack for Kids at Three Square
May 8 or May 22, 2010 – The Club will hold a fundraising garage sale co-chaired by Betty Mahalik and Lynn
Mosier. Please begin to save your gently used items. Full participation is required for this event. So far the
following have signed up to work.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 – BackPack for Kids at Three Square
Don’t forget to Save the Date for the 2010 District Conference on your calendar right here in our area.
District 5300, 2010 Conference, Friday – Sunday, June 10-13, 2010
Green Valley Ranch Resort-SPA-Casino, Henderson, Nevada
QUOTE OF THE DAY
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. George S. Patton