The Wheel for January 26, 2017

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The Wheel


Scott Hunter- FBI

Scott HunterScott Hunter grew up in Southern California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton University.  Scott is married and has two children.  Scott followed in his brother’s footsteps and joined the FBI.  Scott spent 25 years as a Federal Agent, and retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in July 2016.  Scott is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Scott began his law enforcement career as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI).  At OSI, Scott worked a diverse spectrum of financial and violent crime matters.

For six years Scott served as the Supervisory Special Agent over all fraud matters in the FBI Las Vegas Office.  In 2008, Scott started the Southern Nevada Mortgage Fraud Task Force.  To date, this is one of most successful fraud task forces in the country.

Scott is the President of Hunter Investigative Group, a full service private investigations firm licensed in Arizona, California and Nevada (HIGPI.COM).

Message From The President

David ThorsonDear Rotarians,

Now that the election is over and the 45th President of the United States has been sworn in, I thought I would provide you with some
fun perspective on politics by some people you may have heard of:

Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.
~ George Carlin

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.
~ Groucho Marx

We have a deeply divided body politic. Half of our population believes our elections are broken, the other half believes they are fixed.
~ Steve Bhaerman (Swami Beyondananda)

Politicians are like diapers. They both need to be changed often. And for the same reason.
~ Tom Blair

I have learned that one of the most important rules in politics is poise, which means looking like an owl after you have behaved like a jackass.
~ Ronald Reagan

And finally, in the spirit of Rotary:

A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation.
~ James Freeman Clarke

Much has been given us, and much will rightfully be expected from us. We have duties to others and duties to ourselves;  and we can shirk neither.
~ Theodore Roosevelt, March 4, 1905.
David Thorson
President 2016 -2017
Las Vegas Rotary Club

Scribe – January 19, 2017

  • President David Thorson called the meeting to order.
  • Erik Astramecki gave the invocation. Jaime Goldsmith and Dr. Michael Williams led the club in singing the “Oh Beautiful.” The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the Sergeant-at-Arms was Lamar Marchese.
  • There were (2) International Rotarians, (2) Visiting Rotarians and (5) Guests of Rotarians were introduced.
  • The drawing began at $3,467.00 plus this week’s donations. The winner gets half the pot and half goes to the Las Vegas Rotary Foundation. Ticket Winner: President-Elect Michael Gordon who won $10! Lawry Bucks Winner: Deb Granda.
  • President David Thorson welcomed back Joan Murdoch and she informed us she is cancer free! Also welcomed back were Lamar Marchese from his round-the-world trip and Tom Thomas from his ascent of Mt. Vincent in Antarctica.
  • President Elect-Elect Ed Lepere updated us on the savings associated with our meeting water conservation project and asked for input.
  • Deb Granda encouraged the club to invite prospective new members to the club meetings. Our new member goal is (12) new members.
  • Erick Astramecki announced that there are still some spots left for the Superbowl Fundraiser. Half the pot will help achieve our $2.0 million Foundation goal.
  • President David Thorson announced that the next LV Rotary Foundation board meeting will be January 26, 2017 after the regular meeting. Everyone is invited to attend.
  • Michelle Wheatfell, Vice Principal for Bracken Elementary introduced (3) visiting teachers from Bracken, Long and Hollingsworth. She also announced several awards that the schools won including Bracken winning 1st place in statewide in reading.
  • Past President Mary Ann Avnet announced that there are openings for students to interview for the opportunity to attend RYLA on April 28-30, 2017. If you know any high school juniors that may qualify, please reach out to Mary Ann or Shawn Noorda.
  • President-Elect Michael Gordon announced that we need raffle prizes for the upcoming Rotary Car Show on April 23, 2017.
  • Marie Walsh announced that we need volunteers Breakfast with books on February 14, 2017. Marie also announced that she is looking for committee members for the valedictorian luncheon which will be April 20th.
  • Kirk Alexander announced that we need judges for the Dan Stover Music Competition on March 9, 2017. Please reach out if you or someone you know is interested.
  • Arleen Sirois announced that the next Wine to Water event will be held at Dr. Kaz Fathie’s home on February 22, 2017 at 6pm. Please bring an appetizer and a bottle of wine to share.
  • 25 Club President Chris Bennett reminded us of the 25 Club social Friday January 20th at the Linq.
  • Larry Tomsic introduced the speaker, Alan Chamberlain, a geologist specializing in the location of oil reserves. He has discovered the possibility of a large amount of oil in Nevada and Utah.
  • President David Thorson presented the speaker with a “Sole Power Award” and adjourned the meeting

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