September 19, 2014 - Phoenix Rotary 100

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friday, september 19, 2014 | volume XC | no. 11 | rotary100.org
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today’s program
Matt Nisbet
My Life Finding WMDs
PROGRAM INTRODUCTION: ALYCE ABBOTT
For the last 30 years Matt Nisbet’s had a diverse career
in explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), high threat
protection, security and project management. He
served 22 years in the military, completing 18 years as
an EOD soldier, retiring as a master EOD.
While as an EOD tech, his experiences included
routine, emergency and WMD EOD responses.
Nisbet is very knowledgeable in areas of foreign and
domestic ordnance; nuclear, chemical and biological
munitions; sophisticated improvised explosive
devices; specialized EOD tools, training and equipment; and WMD test programs and equipment.
Nisbet deployed both stateside and overseas for
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five years with the Nuclear
Emergency Search Teams
(NEST) and three years
working as the West Coast
National Response team
leader for chemical and
biological accidents and
incidents. He deployed to
Iraq as a UN weapons inspector supporting
all agencies associated with the UN Special
Commission. During these years he completed
three missions supporting the US Secret Service
at the White House as EOD support.
Nisbet’s next assignment was at the Pentagon
as a test and program manager for the Special
Joint Test Project Office. As a first sergeant he
deployed and redeployed the full unit twice to
the Southwest Asia Area of Operations. He
completed a tour in Kuwait in support of
Enduring Freedom and was deployed to
Operation Iraqi Freedom where he led his unit
to completing over 2,500 explosive-related
incidents with over 250 of the incidents
involving IEDs.
Thank you to
Ken Young and
Phoenix Flower Shops
for the beautiful flowers
at our meetings
each week.
Phoenix Flower Shops: (602) 393-5053
Nisbet retired with a
Legion of Merit, Bronze
Star, multiple Meritorious
Service Medals and other
awards and decorations.
Upon retiring, he worked
as a contractor in support
of the military overseas.
He was the team leader
and site supervisor for a
cache destruct team that moved throughout the
southern part of Iraq for seven months. Other
trips to Iraq included working as the companies’
safety manager, project manager and PSD and
convoy team member vehicle commander. His
last trip was with the high threat protection team
at the US Embassy – he was the senior EOD advisor to the ambassador and Department of State.
While working stateside Nisbet developed a fourhour IED awareness course that is approved by
DHS grants and training. He helped develop
scenarios and run exercises for numerous
government and military agencies.
Mike Nisbet can be reached at
[email protected]
ATTENDANCE REPORT — September 12, 2014
Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Membership Absent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Membership Present. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Guests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Total Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
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calendar
program previews
Each week we feature an excerpt from “Paul Harris,
Selections from My Road to Rotary.” After “five years
of folly” Paul goes to Chicago to practice law.
September 25 – Phoenix Theatre Reception
Join your fellow Rotarians for a cocktail reception
at Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell, Phoenix,
Thursday, September 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m. with a
cash bar, raffles and more. We will also introduce
Rotary Day at Phoenix Theatre on Sunday,
December 28th at 2 p.m. Bring the family to
see “Mary Poppins.” Tickets discounted 25 percent at the reception; 10 percent discount after.
September 26, 2014
Mark Svejda
What is Warka Water?
Program Introduction:
Terry Gilberg
A Shingle is Hung Up
I spent considerable time about the Courts
in order to familiarize myself with their practices and I read law cases and precedents into the
late hours of the night, but as for clients, there
continued to be none. How I managed to get a
small law practice started, which eventually grew
into a partnership and later other partnerships of
which I was always the head, is a long story and I
need not go into it here, but, in course of time the
wheels began to turn, at first slowly then more
rapidly.
However, after five years of folly it was difficult at first for the boy, now a young man, to
settle down and become wise. He was dreadfully
lonesome particularly on holidays and Sundays.
He pondered the question of finding a way to increase his acquaintance with young men who had
come to Chicago from farms and colleges, who
knew the joys of friendliness and neighborliness.
The impulse to review the scenes of his boyhood became pressing and I finally set a day for
my departure. Uncle George, to whom I owed so
much, met me at the railway station in Rutland
and drove me to his home in a phaeton drawn
by a successor of bay Billy. Uncle George was
still continuing his practice but his heyday had
passed; he was taking things easier at last. The
impressive enclosed station had burned and in
its place had been built an unimpressive open
station.
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September 27 – St. Luke’s at the Mountain
Please help distribute food on the second
(6 a.m.) and fourth (noon) Saturdays of every
month at 848 E. Dobbins Rd., Phoenix. Contact
Bob Withers with any questions, 480.607.3348.
October 4 – Feed My Starving Children
We’re going to have a FMSC packing session on
Saturday, October 4 from 7-9 p.m. at 7965 S.
Priest Drive, Suite 106, Tempe. To sign up, call
Beth at 602.604.8221.
October 16 – Project C.U.R.E.
Your help is needed packing medical supplies
on the third Thursday of every month from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 2100 W. 14th St. T3, Tempe.
Contact Jim Soudriette if you have any questions,
602.544.8587.
November 1 – Diamonds Are Forever Gala
Our annual fundraiser will take place at
The Venue Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Avenue,
Scottsdale, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a James
Bond theme. We’ll have silent and live auctions,
as well as a casino and entertainment.
October 3, 2014
Dr. Cheryl Nickerson
Disease in Space:
When Astronauts Get Sick
Program Introduction:
Andrea Moseley
October 10, 2014
Attorney General Debate
October 17, 2014
Comedy Impressionist
Brad Zinn
A One Man Play:
The Great Comedians
Program Introduction:
April Miller
October 24, 2014
Fred DuVal’s Perspective on
Arizona’s Top-20 Issues
October 31, 2014
Dark due to our Diamonds
Are Forever Gala on Nov. 1
November 7, 2014
Carl F. Petersen
PHX 100 Club Assembly
November 14, 2014
Bob Solis
Open Arms Africa
November 21, 2014
Mike Nealy
Road to the Fiesta Bowl:
New College Football Playoff
System
December 12, 2014
Don Henninger, former
Publisher, Phoenix Business
Journal, A Look Back
40 Years of Business Stories:
A Look Back
November 28, 2014
Dark for Thanksgiving
December 19, 2014
Scottsdale (All Women’s)
Chorus
Holiday Program:
A Barbershop-style Christmas
December 5, 2014
To Be Confirmed
December 26, 2014
Dark: Christmas
Please donate silent
and live auction items!
You may bring items to a meeting,
drop them by the Rotary office
at 501 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix,
or call Joe and Patricia Wolfe at 480.585.0587
for pickup.
Have your heels or ballet slippers blinged by
Salon Eclectic and PHX 100 will receive a
20 percent donation. Must be ordered by 9/30.
Call Kahley McFadden, 623.551.1262
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President Clef Peterson called to order the
10th meeting of our 101st year. Ted Taylor led
the invocation and prayer. Patriotic Song Chair
Randy Long led us in “God Bless America,”
accompanied by PP Chuck Emerson, who was
also reporter for the day. Nancy Teff was our
photographer.
Secretary Allister Adel
gave the announcements and turned the
meeting over to the
Table Ambassadors. PP
Howie Simon spoke
of the importance of
contributing to the
Rotary International
Foundation. He had three Paul Harris Fellow
presentations to make, but the awardees were
not present.
Clay Janson gave a
Paul Harris Fellow
award to his sister
Stephanie Davis of
Colorado in honor of
her exemplary service
to her community.
Allister Adel surprised our executive director,
Beth Baldacchino with a bottle of custom “Beth”
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wine, thanking her for all she does for our club.
Rooster Finer Jos Anshell,
using his well known
humorous “sniglets,”
fined Phil Geiger, Cindie
Hubiak and PDG Craig
Wilson.
Jos also acknowledged Dave
Howell’s birthday, and
Barry Patterson did honors
for Von Hallauer’s and
Anne Lynch’s birthdays.
Our new auctioneer for the Diamonds are
Forever Gala on November 1, Josh Levine, gave a
rousing promotion of the Gala, and said he would
do “anything” to make it a success.
Andy McMillan introduced our speaker for the
day, Kelly McCullough,
general manager of
Channel 8, Arizona PBS
since October 2008. Prior
to that, he was associate
general manager of marketing and development
for Eight and worked in PBS for much of the past
30 years.
McCullough’s topic
was: “This Is Not
Your Father’s PBS.”
Channel 8’s mission
is Life-Long Learning—KAET—Arizona
Educational Television, which broadcasts
on three full service
television channels
with no commercials. It serves 85 percent of Arizona’s households, the 11th largest TV market in
the country, and attracts 40-50,000 visitors each
month. Eight Magazine has 46,000 subscribers,
and PBS is the most trusted media in America.
In our state it is operated by the Arizona Board of
Regents with a $12 million budget, including $2
million in pledges. KAET is also Arizona’s largest
preschool service, largest history museum and
largest performing arts venue.
Following a brief question and answer period,
President Clef adjourned the 5,040th meeting of
Phoenix Rotary 100 on time.
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1. President Clef Petersen opens the 10th
meeting of our 101st year.
2.President Clef exchanges banners with one of
our youth exchange students, Jakub Szyja from
Poland.
3.Clay Janson presents a Paul Harris Fellow to
his sister, Stephanie Davis, who was visiting
from Colorado.
4.Auctioneer Josh Levine speaks about the
online portion of our Diamonds Are Forever
Gala silent and live auctions.
5.A bit of fun at the end of the meeting with
speaker Kelly McCullough.
Rotary International does not
endorse political candidates and
prohibits clubs from endorsing
political candidates. However,
this should not prohibit candidates from speaking at club
meetings. It is the responsibility of Rotarians to be informed
about the issues affecting their
local community, state and nation.
Rotary clubs throughout the
world include members who
have many different religious
beliefs and values and yet are
united by their service to humanity. Each Rotary club uses
its own judgment in conducting
its meetings in a manner that
Phoenix Rotary 100 Officers 2014-2015
President: Carl F. Petersen
Vice President: Rajesh “Tony” Kakar
Secretary: Allister Adel
Treasurer: Nicole Pudney
Sergeant-at-Arms: Greg Pafford
Immediate Past President: Jerry A. Oliver, Sr.
Executive Director: Beth Baldacchino
Directors
Lori Cameron, Terry Gilberg, Clay Janson,
Randy Long, Ken Mangum, Jay Murphy,
Garry Walters, Joe Wolfe
reflects Rotary’s principle of
tolerance.
For Phoenix Rotary 100 Article
XII, Community, National and
International Affairs, please see
page 55 of the roster pertaining
to: Section 1 – Proper Subjects;
Section 2 – No Endorsements;
Section 3 – Non-Political; Section 4 – Recognizing Rotary’s
Beginning.
Phoenix Rotary 100 is not
responsible for any speaker’s
final presentation. Members
are requested to contact the
speaker(s) directly at the
information provided in the
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2014-2015 Governor District 5490
Chuck Fitzgerald
Home: 623.229.7674
E-mail: ch[email protected]
2014-2015 President Rotary International
Gary C.K. Huang
Rotary International
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201.3698
Phone 847.866.3000
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