April 6, 2021
Last Weeks 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 is passionate about ensuring that local government improves community members’ lives. Alexis grew up Sparks lived in northern Nevada most of her life. She has substantial experience in public policy and city planning  and 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 updated us on the many new initiatives to address our communities' homeless problem, including (but not all of the info):
  • Our Place - a women & children's center for 138 women and 37 families
  • The need and planning for a living facility to address mental health care for women and children
  • The new CARES center at the Spaghetti Bowl, built by all 3 local governments with Covid grants and other funding.  It will include a safe camping area, a place for pets and wrap around services
  • Operated by Volunteers of America and Washoe County taking the lead for the Continuum of Care
  • Closing the facility on 4th Street
This barely skims the surface of information.  Alexis was kind enough to send the power point--so if you are interested, let me know and I will forward it in PDF form.
More about the meeting:
Adam Heuer paid $25 in honor of a getaway, but really it was for his April Fool's Brussell sprout popsicle disguised with chocolate and sprinkles.  Yum!
Invite Friends, Neighbors!!!!!
They can attend virtually from out of town!!!
  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 8
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April 8:  Student Speech Contest and Update by ABO law student Jen Rogers.  Jen participated in ABO as a senior in 2014-15, graduating from Damonte in 2015 and UNR in 2019.  She has participated in the scholarship program throughout college and will begin law school this year.  Jen will give an update on how ABO has impacted her college career and life.
Adam McKown and Caspian Crano are Wooster students participating in the ABO program this year.  They are also RSR's nominees for the Area 8 District Speech Contest.  We will view their video submissions of the speeches about how Rotary transforms lives.
You are sure to enjoy this program, which demonstrates the impact of Reno South Rotary and the program we initiated--Achievement Beyond Obstacles.                                                                                                                                                                   Join Zoom Meeting:
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 Upcoming RSR Programs and Events
April 15: Chantel Dominguez, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation 
April 22DARK at NOON to prepare for fundraiser
April 24: RSR Fundraiser: Virtual Chef Demo and Real Dinner (for locals).
April 29:  RSR Social Event
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 13: Rotary Donors Celebration, Ian Risley keynote speaker on the new area of focus for Rotary:  the Environment. (note date correction from May 15)
Did you know that Rotary and Toastmasters International have formed an alliance to mutually serve both organizations:  Find out about at:
Help Our Community Beat Covid
Area 8 Rotary Clubs are partnering with Immunize Nevada to provide vaccinations.  You can assist by:
  • Volunteering remotely to assist in answering phone calls and responding to emails about the COVID-19 vaccine distribution.  FAQ information is provided, of course
  • Volunteer in person at mass vaccination clinics mainly through the WC Health District site near E 9th Street: screening patients, assisting the vaccinator, traffic management, monitoring for adverse reactions.  All activities outside and PPE equipment provided.  Volunteers in frontline positions are eligible for vaccines
  • Tallying data M-F any time between 8am and 5 pm.  Inside a conference room, socially distances and wearing masks.  Computer provided.  Repetitive and time-consuming, but much needed.
  • Contact Jonnie for details at 240.3426 or jonnie.pullman@gmail.com.
NOTE:  If you have comments or suggestions, please email Jonnie Pullman  jonnie.pullman@gmail.com   
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