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leader in global real estate offering comprehensive services to investors,
property owners, tenants and developers around the world. Colliers is located in 62 countries with 482
offices encompassing over 13,500 people.
Each year since 1999 the Colliers
Team has presented an Annual Commercial Real Estate Recap and Forecast to sum
up the trends seen in the previous year and help predict what could transpire
in the coming year giving their clients an upper hand in decision making. This year’s presentation will be in the form
of Commercial Real Estate Jeopardy.
Tim Ruffin, SIOR, the office’s
Managing Director and Executive Vice President will play Alex Trebek, along
with three knowledgeable professionals as the contestants: our Club’s own, Melissa Molyneaux, who
specializes in office properties, Rick Casazza who is a retail property
specialist and the newest member of the Colliers Team, Jason Rothe, who will be
covering industrial properties.
Melissa has been with Colliers
since 2005 and has been president of the local Commercial Real Estate Women
(CREW) Chapter and holds the prestigious CCIM designation. She is a proud graduate of UNR and was named
their outstanding Young Alumni in 2009.
Rick has over 30 years of experience in the shopping center industry. He and his partner Roxanne Stevenson are the
most tenured retail brokers in the market.
Jason joins Colliers from Seattle Washington where he comes from a
family of commercial real estate brokers and owners.
Karen Fontaine has been a nurse for over 30 years, and
involved in nursing education for many of those. She was the Director of Nursing at Truckee
Meadows Community College for eight years, and has currently returned to
teaching for Carrington College in Sacramento.
She has experience in both administration of nursing programs and
curriculum development for nursing education having led the TMCC nursing
program through a major update of their program while she was Director
there. Most recently she helped
Carrington College revise their associate degree nursing program curriculum and
developed their performance improvement plan.
Her involvement with the Uganda Nursing School Bwindi began
when TMCC’s President, Maria Sheehan, asked the program if they could help with
the development of the curriculum for UNSB.
Karen volunteered to travel to Uganda on behalf of a sponsor to gather
data for the grant process and to help with the curriculum, equipment and
new nursing school is a proud affiliate of Uganda Christian University and will
be closely associated with Bwindi Community Hospital. UNSB will provide the only RN-level nursing
education in the entire region. Nurses who complete the program will change the
face of health care delivery by providing care to the large underserved
population in southwest Uganda, one of the poorest, most isolated areas of
School competitors from McQueen, Reno and TMCC High School will present a 5-7
minute speech to the entire club. The
theme for 2014 is: Engage Rotary, Change
Lives---Living a Life of Service Above Self.
club members will serve as judges. Susan
Mayes-Smith, Speech Contest Chair, will introduce the judges and each
speaker. After the judges tally their
individual responses to each speaker, Susan will announce the third, second and
first place winners.
level awards are 1st place $250, 2nd place $100, 3rd
place $50. All others receive $25 just
for competing. Winners of the club-level
contest will participate in the Area contest at The Nugget on April 16th. The winner of the Area contest will compete at
the District level during the District Conference at the Nugget on May,
17th. Cash awards for Area and District
competitions are as much as $1000.
Rotary Club of Reno is one of several Area clubs that sponsors an annual speech
contest for high school students. The
effort is part of Rotary’s outreach to the educational community. The clubs that host a speech competition are
assigned different high schools to assure that all high school students have a
chance to compete and that no two clubs are trying to compete with each other
to get participants. McQueen, Reno, and
TMCC High School are assigned to Rotary Club of Reno for both speech and music
competitions each year.
Mayes-Smith is Principal of TMCC High School, an early college high school for
degree-seeking 10th, 11th and 12th grade
students on TMCC’s Dandini campus. She
encourages her students to compete each year but is not involved in the
information about the speech contest can be found on the District 5190 website
under “vocational education”.
Marily Mora, is the President
and CEO for the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, and is responsible for leading and
directing the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), and the Reno-Stead
Airport (RTS), with an operating budget of $46 million. Formerly the Assistant Director of Aviation
for Oakland International Airport, Ms. Mora was recently named the new CEO of
the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority following a five-month long nationwide search.
Mora brings 25 years of airport
management experience from three international airports including San Jose,
Oakland and Reno-Tahoe International where she served as Chief Operating
officer for 12 years before moving to Oakland in 2011. Marily Mora is a true aviation professional
and is prepared to lead both Reno-Tahoe International and Reno-Stead Airports
in to the future. Marily understands the
importance of strengthening air service and pursuing service organization.
Her community involvement
includes past Chair of the Washoe County Human Services Advisory Board, Past
Board Member of the Nevada Women’s Fund, and past member of the Development
Committee of the Reno Air Racing Foundation. She is a graduate of the 2003
Reno-Sparks Leadership Class and a 2002 Nevada Women’s Fund Woman of Achievement. Mora is an Accredited Airport Executive and
has a B.A. in International Relations from the University of California-Davis
and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
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