The Wheel for November 15, 2018
Listen to Dorian Stonebarger – Three Square, Program Director
Dorian Stonebarger – Three Square, Program Director
Dorian Stonebarger is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and a Master of Arts in Urban Leadership. She is currently the Program Director at Three Square Food Bank, working on developing internal leadership programs while overseeing all childhood nutrition programs that give kids access to food outside of school hours combined with nutrition education. She implemented one of Three Square’s newest school catering entities, which has become a social enterprise for the food bank. A native of Las Vegas and a lifelong advocate of proper nutrition, Dorian worked on local initiatives that improved Nevada’s food systems such as the reclamation of unopened food from Clark County School District schools, the passing of Senate Bill 503 which ensures that Nevada’s most at-risk students have access to breakfast every morning, and joined the Nevada Department of Education and other panelists in creating the current nutrition education standards for high school students. Dorian is an active member of the Junior League of Las Vegas, a women-focused organization, serving on the Board as Vice President of League Operations. She has also served on the Grow/Feed Subcommittee of the Governor’s Council on Food Security.
Message From The President
On November 19, 1863 the Gettysburg Address was delivered by Abraham Lincoln. Although it was only 272 words, it was one of President Lincoln’s greatest speeches.
“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
James A. Kohl
Scribe – November 8, 2018
Las Vegas Rotary Club Meeting: November 8, 2018
President Jim Kohl called the meeting to order following the posting of colors by the Palo Verde High School ROTC Honor Guard in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Armistice (Veteran’s) Day. PP David Thorson gave the invocation. Arlene Sirois led the club in singing Our National Anthem, followed by leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Sergeant at Arms was Tina Bishop.
- There were (1) International Rotarians, (0) visiting Rotarians and (3) Guests of Rotarians introduced including sales and marketing team members, and others of the LV Aces.
- President Jim encouraged members to share the live stream of our meeting on social media to share our message and our Club with others;
- Randy Capanale, Larry Rouse and PP Michael Gordon discussed revisions to the LVRF By-Laws concerning the selection process of Board members, election vs application process, which was unanimously passed, noting no other substantive changes were made;
- President Jim presented a check for $5,000 to Opera Las Vegas on behalf of the LVRC and Howard & Howard to Jim Sohre, General Director of Opera Las Vegas and Stephanie Buntin of Howard & Howard;
- PP Michael Gordon was selected for Assistant Governor for Area 14 for the 2019-20 Rotary year, assuming the AG position currently held by PP David Thorson;
- PP David Thorson announced 4th Quarter Wetzel Awards are scheduled for 11/29; Marie Walsh and Beckley ES Vice Principal Cheryl Trupp reminded members Breakfast With Books is 11/13; Michael Cudiamat reported the great work of the Tau Omega Mu International Project in which he was involved in the Philippines over a 5 day period, bringing significant medical care and services to those in need; Rosalee Hedrick reminded the New Member Orientation will be held 11/13; PP Jim Hunt announced the ‘race’ is on for volunteers for Santa Clothes on 12/6 and requested social media not be used to announce the project for safety concerns; Jaime Goldsmith reminded members Wine2Water at Total Wine is 11/15 and SOAR High Tea at Andres is 11/17; a reminder the Holiday Party is 12/6 at Treasure Island; Luci Parodi reminded the Canned Food Drive lunch with the Kiwanis is 11/21 and to get the cans with coins back by 11/15; and Michael Williams encouraged participation in the Magical Forest 12/20;
- The weekly drawing began at $3,756 plus this week’s donations. The Ticket Winner was Janice Lencke, who pulled the Ace and received a prize of $50, and the Lawry’s Bucks Winner was Rosalee Hedrick;
- Ted “Captain Ahab” McAdams introduced our program speaker, Col. Cavan K. Craddock, Commander. We were provided the mind-blowing extent of what happens at Nellis and Creech AFB, the groups and squadrons work and effort provided from installation support, communications, logistics, security, mission support, surveillance to training, describing Red Flag and Green Flag work, all to support ‘the mission’ of protecting the USA;
- President Jim presented our speaker with a “Share What You Can” award to benefit a veteran in need;
- Ted “Captain Ahab” McAdams invited the Palo Verde Color Guard to perform the Retirement of the Colors ceremony, then adjourned the meeting.