March 30, 2021
Last Weeks Program - March 25
Elliott Parker,  Professor of Economics &
Associate Dean, University of Nevada College of Business:  “The State of Our Economy."
Dr. Parker is a well-regarded speaker and professor.  He earned a Ph.D., Economics, and M.A. at the University of Washington–Seattle, and B.B.A., Business Systems Analysis, University of Texas–Arlington.  He is part of Affiliated Faculty with the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies, and published Nevada's Great Recession in 2017. 
Among the many items discussed and explained about the impact of Covid-19 on the economy was that in Nevada:
  • 90% of the economic decline was  reduction in the service economy
  • unemployment worst in the country
  • The General Fund is down 15% relative to original financial forecast
  • Governor requested 12% across the board cuts
  • Pres. Biden's Covid bill was not designed to stimulate spending, but provide relief
  • Economic effects of the virus are bifurcated--those of least means hit hardest, most means receive gains.
More about the meeting:
Darrel Armuth contributed $100 in honor of his daughter who has begun running his office from their Austin location.  He alleges he will have more time for Rotary!
Invite Friends, Neighbors!!!!!
  APRIL 24 @ 4:45-6:15 P.M.  
Chef Demonstration and dinner!
Colin Smith attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and began his career as an apprentice in the kitchens of European chefs throughout the Bay Area. Colin came to Reno in 1994 and has done catering, special events and restaurants ever since. He is trained in the classical European style of cooking which shows in his technique and approach to unforgettable cuisine. 
Colin will demonstrate how to prepare a delicious Italian dinner.  You may watch, receive the recipe and cook along OR have a meal delivered (with wine!)  Dinner delivery capped at 60 meals - so be first!) 
This week's Program - April 1
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 April 1:  Alexis Hill, Washoe County Commissioner - What Can We Do About the Homelessness in Our Community?
Elected in 2020 as Washoe County Commissioner for District 1, Alexis Hill has a passion to ensure that local government improves community members’ lives. Alexis grew up Sparks and has called northern Nevada her home for most of her life. She worked public policy and city planning for more than a decade at the cities of Sparks and Reno. Alexis has also worked in the nonprofit sector at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and at Kids & Horses, a nonprofit for special needs children and adults. She holds a political science bachelors degree from Texas A&M and a graduate degree from UNR in public administration and policy. 
Commissioner Hill will answer questions on other topics of interest as well.  Let's welcome her to our club!                                                                                                                                                                 
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 Upcoming RSR Programs and Events
April 8:  Student Speech Contest and More
April 15: TBD
April 22:  DARK at NOON to prepare for fundraiser
April 24: RSR Fundraiser: Virtual Chef Demonstration and Real Dinner.
April 30-May 8:  RALLYE Week (District Conference) - Virtual - and inexpensive  only $59!
The District YouTube Channel has some short promo videos of our speakers and very short video clips that talk about the benefits of attending.
May 1:  Spring Community Service Project - Planting Trees!!  
May 15: Rotary Donors Celebration, Ian Risley keynote speaker on the new area of focus for Rotary:  the Environment.
Past President Kyle Whaley is pictured below receiving a very deserved thank you gift of brownies+ for obtaining an article about our own Achievement Beyond Obstacles program in Northern Nevada Business Weekly: 
Did you know that Rotary and Toastmasters International have formed an alliance to mutually serve both organizations:  Find out about at:
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