Our newest Member, Rhoda Rhoda Thalman being inducted by President Leslie Adams. Rhoda was raised in Maui and a member of Interact for three years while attending Henry Perrine Baldwin High School. Among many other achievements she has a degree in Musical Theatre performance, B.A. from the University of Hawaii and is a licensed Insurance Agent. Rhoda currently is a Realtor with Chase International.  As our usual custom please welcome her to our family.  By the way Rhoda is our 40th member.  The little club that could is growing.
Courtney Pino made a great presentation along with Youth Services for promoting Interact Clubs.  RCS has started the Interact Club at Damonte Ranch High School.  We also have an established Club at Bishop Manogue.
This little boy is mine, "said member Scott Maylath." Josh brought the Christmas wreaths many of us  purchased from his Boy Scout Troop.  He also drew the winning ticket for Ralph Koss to get a shot at the red marble.  I think the marble may be a Christmas present.
We had many recognitions and bell ringing plus guests.  Patti and George visited us from The Rotary Club of Sparks along with Ariana from D.M.R. a former Interact Club member.  Past President Dennis McCormac, mentioned the full page ad in the RGJ thanking all Rotarians and their Clubs for all of the service we provide to the community.  The sponsor of this page was The Diamond Vault.  Ralph Koss informed us the Foundation will be receiving funds to purchase a lift for the Marvin Piccolo School.  This lift will allow the children to ride the horses they care for.  I believe also computers will be included in this grant.  
Our next Fund Raising meeting will be Dec. 13th at 5:00 lead by Mark Leiser our new Fund Raising Chair.  It will cover the Purple Pinkie Run and the Shamrock Shindig. Dec. 6th is our Christmas Party held at the Greater Nevada Field, Food Bank is this Sat., Salvation Army bell ringing Dec. 10th and Wreaths Across America Dec. 17th
Our percational talk was given by Past President Cindy Welch. I think her jester says did I really do all of that. Cindy was raised in a military family and was in the Navy herself.  She has worked in many industries, currently working in Health Care Insurance, plus.
The program/speaker for the evening was Stephanie Torrian, Volunteer Services Officer for the V.A. Hospital in Reno. The coverage area serviced by this hospital stretches from Susanville to Hawthorne. Volunteers are so depended upon to get enrollees to the hospital, doctor visits, therapy and much more.  The Hospital is getting a face lift, more parking and more services.  They have managed to cut their guaranteed service time less than thirty days.  When was the last time you saw a specialist with out waiting for sixty days?
The evening ended with Ralph drawing the white marble, free dinner is always appreciated.  See you all next Saturday for great fun and prizes.