Speaker Date Topic
Zack Cannaday Jul 22, 2019
Prema Farms
Prema Farms

The summer is here, and our local Community Supported Agriculture is in full swing!  An acronym for Community Supported Agriculture, CSA, commonly refers to a group whose members receive weekly shares of food from a certain farm or groups of farms in their region.   Each member is supporting their local agriculture - not through a retailer or market but directly with pop-up community locations to serve the pickup times, such as local markets, parks, or friendly farmers markets.

Zach Cannady is a local farmer.  He began farming just four years ago, inspired by his travels around the world, and has brought many agricultural traditions into his current operation.  He comes from the hospitality industry in Las Vegas where he was the youngest General Manager in IHOP history at the age of 18.  He moved to larger corporations and into many roles in the service industry.  His life experience pushed him to find ways to increase his quality of life, where he became firmly seated in the practice of yoga, ritual fasting, and food experimentation.  Zach’s path led him to grow his own food and eventually food for his community.  He currently owns a 1.5 acre farm 12 miles from Reno and successfully feeds hundreds of people in the Reno area.  Zach resides in Reno.


Pat Pinjub Jul 29, 2019
Horse Rich Dirt Poor
Robin Holabird Aug 05, 2019
NV Film
NV Film

Robin Holabird will share with the club, with her new book “Around the World in 80 Movies” which is the work of a film location mastermind and engaging travel companion who will delight and enlighten readers with her clever and piquant mixture of film lore and travel experiences.   “Around the World in 80 Movies” is a highly imaginative blend of film locations, memories, and colorful travel essays.  Robin offers an extensive and entertaining exploration of film locations far and wide, close to home, and everywhere in between.  She explores heights at a summit of Machu Picchu and King Kong’s adventures at the top of the Empire State Building.   Robin examines film noir sites in San Francisco, romance in Paris, art in the Nevada desert for Burning Man, and Provence in the South of France.  She takes her readers on epic journeys to Jordan, Scotland, and Egypt, among other exotic places, all the while providing insights and witty travel advice.

Robin honed writing skills with a degree in Journalism from Humboldt State University and reporting stints at KOLO, the Sparks Tribune and other media outlets. She earned certification and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Nevada-Reno and worked in public relations for the Washoe County School District before spending more than 20 years directing the Reno-Tahoe Branch of the Nevada Film Office.

Bill Stumbaugh Aug 19, 2019
Ecuador Global Grant Water Project
Ecuador Global Grant Water Project

Bill Stumbaugh, Ph.D., will deliver a presentation focusing on the progress of the Las Mercedes Community Water Project and other projects involving the Rotary Club of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.  He will describe the role and activities he performs as a Rotary Foundation Cadre and discuss the growing collaboration between Rotary and the Peace Corps.

Bill is bilingual in Spanish and has had a variety of successful experiences working with diverse groups of people. He is a charter board member of a community foundation to provide college scholarships for at‑risk high school students. Bill is a former Chairperson of community collaborative to enhance health and social support for children and families. 

Bill has been a very active Rotarian since 1985 serving in a variety of roles in many community and international humanitarian projects.  In 2016-2017, he served as club president in Bahia de Caraquez Rotary Club in Ecuador.  The following year, Bill served as Assistant Governor.  He is the project coordinator for several Global Grant projects.     

Bill earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Educational Administration from the University of California.  He recently retired after more than thirty years in progressively more responsible public school leadership positions: superintendent of two K‑12 systems, several years in central office administration, and twelve years as principal and teacher. 

(No Meeting) Club BBQ Aug 26, 2019
The Elm Estate
No Meeting Sep 02, 2019
Labor Day Holiday
Ray Swigart Sep 09, 2019
IB Director Wooster High School
Brian Crane Sep 16, 2019
RGJ and 'Pickles' Cartoonst
Career Bound NV/JOIN Sep 23, 2019
Student Internships
Eugene Hattori Sep 30, 2019
Anthropology of Indigenous People of Nevada
Anthropology of Indigenous People of Nevada

Gene Hattori is Curator of Anthropology at the Nevada State Museum.  He is a native Nevadan with life-long interests in Western historic and prehistoric archaeology.  Gene went to Sparks schools K-12, received a B.S. in zoology at UNR and his Ph.D. in anthropology from Washington State University.  He held numerous positions in archaeology with work experience throughout the West.  Gene has been with the Nevada State Museum since 1999 and was lead co-curator for the museum’s Under One Sky: Nevada’s Native Americans and Finding Fremont: Pathfinder in the West exhibits.


DG Randy VanTassel Oct 07, 2019
District 5190 Development