Our program Tuesday was hearing from our RYLA kids about their experiences at Camp RYLA. The attending participants, all from Bishop Manogue, were Miranda Ossio, Chad Crow, Madeline Wettig and Cameron Shonnard. Our Club couldn't get enough of hearing their enthusiasm.
John Arnold and wife Barbara, brother of our late Rotarian Bruce Arnold, presented Madeline Wettig with the plaque for the most improved and sharing student from our group. Bruce Arnold left a legacy to our Club to continue sponsoring a student each year to attend the RYLA Camp.
How about the proud parents of Maddie Wettig.
Another one of our Rotary moments. Our long time Rotarian John Milliken pledged $1000.00 to Paul Harris Society and $1000.00 to sustaining member. But wait there is more. Not having a fund raiser for President Duane's year our members have been asked to donate to the Club in lieu of buying tickets and auction items. John said he would match donations up to $200.00 each for one week.  What a gift to our well being.  So if you can now would be the time.
Other announcements include our UNR tailgate party and game on Oct. 3rd.  Be sure to contact Lynn Johnson if you plan to attend.  The food is to die for and we are playing our arch rival UNLV, go Pack. Past President Shelley Johnson, our Vocational Chair, selected the date of November 17th for our Clubs turn at hosting Rotary Means Business. The event will be held at the offices of EPIC Insurance Brokers, 245 E. Liberty St. Ste 110, Reno. Our own Courtney Pino is a broker at EPIC. Our Community Service Chair, Ralph Koss let us know December 9th will be the toy drive held by the Truckee Meadows Boys and Girls Club. Ralph will star collecting soon. No way, get this, Dave Zybert is finally a convert. He now watches NFL Football, I am sure he agrees football makes pizza, beer and popcorn taste better. On Friday September 18th all eight Rotary Clubs chipped in $50.00 each to buy a booth at the Small Business Expo held at the Atlantis. Our Assistant Governor, Joel Muller checked in on the volunteers through out the day.  My shift was noon until 2:30. We had a great interest in Rotary and we will be seeing seriously interested people showing up at our meetings. I also was able to make contacts for future speakers. Dennis from Reno Central suggested the Clubs participate and I have to agree it was a success.  Many members attended the Edible Pedal bicycle event on Saturday. Our Club will probably participate next year with sharing in their fund raising.
With our meeting ending by Past President Shelley Johnson drawing the white marble for a free dinner, all left with love in our hearts  for our great members and guests.
Our speaker next week will be Season Lipiccolo, President of Noble Studios along with her Senior Client Engagement Manager, Kimberly Kuntz. This company is the fastest growing web designing business spreading to San Francisco and Las Vegas.  Hear the new innovations and where this industry is heading. Bye the way she calls me Grandma Reno, now that might make you curious!!
See you all next week,