Speaker Date Topic
Career Bound NV/JOIN Sep 23, 2019
Student Internships
Student Internships

JOIN Inc., a 501(c)(3) community benefit organization and workforce development solution agency for Nevada, is changing the workforce development landscape through a ground-breaking new initiative that connects motivated young people with local businesses through paid work experiences and a variety of other work-based learning activities.  Two of the driving forces behind the launch of Career Bound NV, a Division of JOIN Inc., will showcase the launch of a new career development pilot program that is moving high school students one step closer to a high-skill, high-demand, and living-wage career pathway.  Learn how students are applying their classroom knowledge and learning critical employability skills...while getting paid!  

Denise Castle, JOIN Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer, has spent the past 14 years working for non-profit organizations in Nevada which sparked her passion for workforce development. In her role, Castle advocates for innovative training and employment solutions that help Nevadans get on a pathway to prosperity.

Dr. Dana Ryan, principal of KMG Strategies, has a breadth of experience in industry, non-profit and education. As a strong voice for workforce development programs that strengthen Nevada's skilled talent pipeline, Ryan is involved in many community initiatives that help translate employer needs into training and opportunities for Nevada’s youth.

Castle and Ryan will discuss why work based learning is a crucial model for Nevada’s economic prosperity and how Career Bound NV is the workforce development solution Nevada needs.



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
District 5190 Development
Randy was born in Boise, Idaho, graduated from Monrovia High School and received a BA in accounting and economics from the College of Idaho.  He married Christine (Chris) in June of 1971 while working in the Los Angeles office of an international CPA firm; he then took a position as the CFO for a chain of furniture stores followed by CFO for a chain of department stores. He purchased a small tax practice in Bishop, California in November of 1984. 

Randy joined the Rotary Club of Bishop in 1987. He served the Club in a variety of positions serving as President at turn of the century (2000-2001). He became involved at the District level when District 5260 was dissolved and the two Bishop and two Mammoth Lakes Clubs became part of District 5190. He served as the first Assistant Governor for Area 13 and has served in a variety of District positions including chairing the District Audit Committee, Co-Chair of the District Conference, District Annual Fund Chair, and is currently the District Secretary.

The Rotary Foundation is very important to Randy. In addition to serving as the District Annual Fund Chair he is a member of the Paul Harris Society and a Major Donor. Randy was part of the exploratory team that led to the Chiapis Global Grant project.
“Service Above Self” has strong meaning to Randy with his service to the Community of Bishop and the Eastern Sierra outside of Rotary. He has served in many community based organizations in a variety of roles.
Ann Wolfe and David Walker Oct 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Nevada Museum of Art (at Silver Legacy)
Brent Boynton Oct 21, 2019
Reno Housing Authority
No Meeting Oct 28, 2019
Halloween Fundraiser Oct. 26th
Wynn Spiller District Foundation Chair Nov 04, 2019
Kick-off Foundation Month
No Meeting Nov 11, 2019
Veteran's Day
Andy Gebhardt Nov 18, 2019
Truckee Meadows Water Authority
John Kenney Nov 25, 2019
Great Basin Observatory
No Meeting Dec 02, 2019
Club Christmas Party at Napa Sonoma South
Edward Estipona Dec 09, 2019
"Just the Positive"
Kay Salerno and Shila Morris Dec 16, 2019
Bridging the Generational Gap
Informal Social Meeting Dec 23, 2019
No Speaker
Informal Social Meeting Dec 30, 2019
No Speaker
Margo Memmott Senior Archiologist Jan 27, 2020
Virginia City