Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SGR Hears Guatemala Plans

Caballeros y Senoritas,
According to Dan Strobell who oversees SGR's international service project, another fantastic trip to Guatemala is in the works for May 27 - June 4, 2017. If you are interested in supporting St. George Rotary Club’s international service project – now in its 12th year – we are looking for additional funding or more “boots on the ground” helping us build stoves for Mayan women!
For your planning:
1. AreoMexico is the airline we recommend since it is – at about $400 roundtrip – almost $200 cheaper than any other airline. Just remember to get your boarding pass for Mexico City in Las Vegas. Flight numbers will be determined soon.
2. We will work in the villages and be done on Wednesday. Thursday through Sunday we will probably be in Lake Atitlan where there are zip lines, volcano hikes, nearby opportunities to explore Mayan ruins or you might prefer to take a Mayan cooking class we are told is excellent! You would get the chance to go to the market place where you buy the produce, then you learn how to cook it.
3. We are also considering renting a large house with a cook like we have done in the past (not the same house) but one on the lake where we can swim, kayak, etc.
4. Let us know if you have a special project we can help with so we can make any necessary arrangements. So far we will be involved in providing dentistry, training midwives on how to revive newborns, working at schools, eye exams and distribution of eye glasses as well as beans and rice to villagers.
Fernando (our driver) needs to know how many of us there will be so we can get a larger van, if needed.
If your club – or you individually – would like to contribute to this great Rotary project; or, if you would like to come along, please contact Dan Strobell at (435) 229-7194 or by email to strobelldan@gmail.com. 
Thank you in advance for your support. You are changing the world for the better.
Saludos a todos.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Oil Exploration is Topic of Monday Meeting

Alan K. Chamberlain, Ph.D, creator and director of Cedar Strat Corporation, spoke to SGR on Monday, January 23.  With a mission “to unlock the Hydrocarbon Resources (Oil & Gas) of the eastern Great Basin (Eastern Nevada and Western Utah)” Cedar Strat is committed to developing these resources to:

   Provide jobs for families
   Develop the first reliable and detailed comprehensive geologic survey of the Great Basin
   Bring economic stability to the United States from increased domestic energy production
   Help insure the independence of the United States, both politically and economically, from foreign entities that have undue influence through American dependence on their energy resources

Dr. Chamberlain told members of SGR, “man cannot affect climate change.  All this hype is just that … hype!”  He also noted, “the solution to brining economic stability to the US is oil.  In about 3 years, the worldwide demand for oil will exceed the supply, considering usage in China and the USA. Leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan said, ‘lift the embargo (on oil) or we’ll attack you’.”

“I’m here to tell you, there is enough oil in Nevada alone to meet the US’s demand for oil … and there are tarsands on the east side of Utah, the equivalent of 13 billion barrels in residual tar.  Shell Oil Corporation funded a stratigraphic database of the Great Basin, but oil companies – other than Exxon - no longer explore.”

“Obama formed a relationship with Trudeau to lock away 22% of the earth’s oil … and it is an unbreakable alliance,” said Chamberlain.  “And, Saudi Arabia owns Port Arthur, the USA’s largest oil refinery.”

Cedar Strat Corporation is based in Las Vegas, NV.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Committees Organized

SGR’s meeting of Monday, January 9 may signal the beginning of a new direction for our 86-year-old club.  During the meeting club members divided into 7 standing committees:

·               Socials
·               Membership recruiting and retention / New Member Orientation
·               Public Image
·               Foundation / Fundraising
·               Youth
·               Weekly Club Meetings
·               Service / “Signature” project

Chairmen were selected for each committee and each group was given a preliminary job description to guide their activities and encouraged to begin immediately to develop a plan for strengthening the club in their designated areas.

Those who were not in attendance will be contacted and every member will be assigned to the committee of their choice.