Sep 22, 2014
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"Rotary Youth Exchange in Argentina"

Kristen grew up in Incline Village, NV where both of her parents were past presidents of the Rotary club of Incline Village. In 2003 she went to Argentina as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student. She returned and finished high school in Incline Village. She went to College at the University of Hawaii where she studied Political Science and Spanish. Afterward she went to law school at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.

Her experience through Rotary has led her to continue traveling and helping in the community. Kristen has traveled to over 45 countries around the world studying law, culture and politics. She is an Estate Planning Attorney licensed in Nevada, California and Hawaii and she is currently a candidate for US House of representatives in Nevada.

Sep 29, 2014
"Fire Prevention Week"

Sue Sadler is the Vice President & General Manager, Americas for Xtralis a manufacturer of early warning smoke & gas detection products.  Prior to Xtralis, she spent 15 years traveling internationally with Honeywell International in a variety of positions including sales, marketing, operations, manufacturing, acquisition and six sigma. 

Sue holds a PhD and Master’s Degree in International Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from The Ohio State University and University of Phoenix.

Sue will discuss the past, present and future of fire safety and smoke detection.  With more than 25 years experience in the industry, she will share the vast technologies and uses to protect our national treasures, financial facilities, the nation’s infrastructure and mission critical facilities. 

Oct 06, 2014
"District Governor 5190"

Annual update about Rotary and District 5190 from our new District Governor.

Oct 13, 2014
"Reno's Up and Coming Food Scene"

Mark Estee is a community leader and nationally recognized chef who is dedicated to building a thriving restaurant culture in Reno. Extending his footprint across northern Nevada and northern California, Estee owns and operates seven restaurants, where menu offerings encompass his philosophy of simple, seasonal, fresh and local. The atmospheres? Warm, lively and inviting. Just like him. 

Estee’s reputation for supporting local farmers and food suppliers is ingrained into each restaurant concept and used as an example within the slow food movement. He is often heard asking, “Do you know where your food comes from?” He is a staple among the food community and his business practices are recognized as progressive, thoughtful and direct. Continually developing new dishes based on his “Whole Hog” philosophy, Estee builds full-flavored food using every portion of every ingredient.

From menu items to cooking practices, Estee believes that his responsibility as a chef is to use culinary creativity to innovate how food is prepared and served. As an entrepreneur, not only is he spreading a message of sustainability and local significance, but also a deep-rooted passion for the city of Reno.