THE ROTARY CLUB OF LAS VEGAS WEST

V OLUM E 2, NUM BE R 38 (WITH GAP)

W E S T E R N
FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010

VOLUME 2, NUMBER 38 (WITH GAP)

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The Voice of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas West

INSIDE: Tom Lott reports on Corazon Super-Build
Doubling up on debunking

Staying tuned
Does more than one Tom Axtell
exist? Does he have a clone to help shoulder his workload? Tom Axtell of Homeland Security and emergency response departments. And oh yes, it also houses all PBS departments. Tom will be our guest speaker Tuesday, June ??? To tell us all about it. Educational Technology Campus. The campus, which houses the valley’s Virtual High School and Educational Media Center, also is ground zero for the local folks It’s about our final chance to grab him as a speaker before he adds bricks to his load by becoming president of that other club — you know, the one Pat Carlton visits us from. In addition to his role as general manager of the Las Vegas PBS channel, Tom is president-elect of the Las Vegas Rotary Club — the big one. He’s also active in local community activities and played a critical role in the establishment of Clark County School District’s

Look who’s talking:

Segal

Halvorson

Soon, we won’t have President Steve Segal to kick around anymore. And it’s been a long time since we’ve had the other guy to kick around. Come to think of it, what was the name of the other guy? Oh, yeah: Steve Halvorson. Ending the era of two presidents named Steve is the aim of frivolities planned for this weekend: The double debunk celebration scheduled Saturday night, June 5, at Bilbo’s Bar & Grill, 8699 W. Charleston Blvd. Debunk chairman Ken Cox says he needs an RSVP — if you haven’t done it, do it. And he wants everyone to be on time for the 5 p.m. opening ceremony. We’d better make sure we’ll there. This is almost a oncein-a-lifetime event. After all, Ken’s been planning it a long time: More than a year, in fact.

Once more unto the breach, dear friends
Coming soon, to a gambling
hall near you — the irrepressible Brett Grant and his breakfast schtick. Brett is our man at the District Conference — if you don’t count Dist. Gov. Tom Novotny. morning guest appearance by motivational speaker John O’Leary. Las Vegas West Rotarians also will want to make sure to be on hand for the noon lunch that day for the final level of the Dan Stover music contest.

Brett will be doing his thing as

master of ceremonies for one of Our club’s winner, the talented The conference is scheduled Thursday, June 10 through Sun- the key Rotary moments of the Shana Kim, is bound to blow day, June 13 at the Green Valley away the competition. conference — the Saturday Ranch.

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South of the border
Pictures and a report from the intrepid adventurers who once again set foot in southern climes for the Corazon Super-Build mission
TOM LOTT reports
Dateline: Tecate, Mexico

Ken Cox have made all four. Ken can really swing a hammer, and is qualified to be a lead builder, so he is relied upon heavily. Robin and I painted, and this year DG Tom laid down his hammer to strut around as the properly inspired royalty he is.

Lucky I was filming or I might have shed a tear or two. She was just awesome.

The 2010 Super-Build was the
best I’ve attended in three years of going. It also was the most satisfying and gratifying Rotary Moment for me. Corazon Super-Build, in which teams of Rotarians erect houses for families in a deprived Mexican village, is the official District 5300 International project. Our club has participated for four years. I’ve attended three, as I said. Tom and Robin Novotny and

Our photographic tour on these pages includes a view of Tom an Ken taking in the view from our overnight accommodation on the ocean at San We built a house for 12 family members living in an Diego, then on to Tecate. We were a few miles adjacent shack, with an outhouse a few feet from south I think. the blanket-door covering. Four will move into the new Corazon house. Rotarians from our district built two other houses, one by the South Pasadena club with help from a Grandma gave a heart-felt thank you, then went around and shook every hand with a kiss to all the few Pahrump Valley members. workers.

Tom — on the phone, of course — and Ken relax before work.

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down Mexico way

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