A Year in Review


Wow I can’t believe how many events and gala’s that Northern Nevada has had since last year and more are coming up.

This weekend starts Art town, which has over 400 events thought the month of July. The Miss Nevada and Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen pageant is this weekend. Will a Northern Nevada girl be named Miss Nevada or Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen? 4th of July Northern Nevada will be popin!! So many fun events going on for independents day!! July 17th though 22nd Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe at Edgewood Golf Course. Talk about a fun event!!
August will be hopping with the Reno Tahoe Open the first week in August. Hot August nights will be back. Along with the Balloon and Reno Air races!! The Black and White Ball that benefits Northern Reno HIV and Aids.
Northern has so many fun and exciting events and galas to go to. The only problem is, which one to go to. I’ve been to all of them and I can’t tell you that one better then another. There all so much fun. Try to hit as many as you can!! You won’t be sorry!!

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Wow I can’t believe how many events and gala’s that Northern Nevada has had since last year and more are coming up. 

This weekend starts Art town, which has over 400 events thought the month of July. The Miss Nevada and Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen pageant is this weekend. Will a Northern Nevada girl be named Miss Nevada or Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen? 4th of July Northern Nevada will be popin!! So many fun events going on for independents day!! July 17th though 22nd Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe at Edgewood Golf Course. Talk about a fun event!! 
August will be hopping with the Reno Tahoe Open the first week in August. Hot August nights will be back. Along with the Balloon and Reno Air races!! The Black and White Ball that benefits Northern Reno HIV and Aids. 
Northern has so many fun and exciting events and galas to go to. The only problem is, which one to go to. I’ve been to all of them and I can’t tell you that one better then another. There all so much fun. Try to hit as many as you can!! You won’t be sorry!!

What Goes on into an Event or two

Check out my fun video “Making of Suits N Sneakers and Coaches vs. Cancer” http://animoto.com/play/rTDcylWpQVANvv1uJtl3XQ

What goes into an event or two?  Let’s just said a lot of hard work.  In 2009 I was very lucky to have been involved with the American Cancer Society.  It’s was actually one project that was for Bret’s BADM 720 class. He asked us to do volunteer work.  I picked Saint Mary’s and they put me with the American Cancer Society.  I would volunteer my time by going into the rooms of patients that were newly diagnosis with cancer.  I would talk about what the American Cancer Society had to offer them and help that they may need.

 When I received the job with the Governor, I was always in contact with Rachael and Misti. In fact I told Misty that I wanted to be more involved in 2011, in which she put me on the committee.  This was my last event for getting the Governor involved.  I had the Governor have his children decorating a pair of sneakers to auction off at the events.

 December 2011 Misti called me up and asked if I wanted to be Auction Donation Chair for Suits N Sneaks 2012, and of course I said yes.  We had meeting once a month, then every two weeks, and then in March every week.  I’m not going to lie it was hard working 50 hours a week, taking two graduate classes, being on other boards and committees and on top of that my mom got really sick. In April the doctors thought that my mom had lung cancer, for two weeks we lived with not knowing.  At the end of April, we found out that it was not cancer.  In which I only missed one meeting.

 It takes countless calls, mailing out over 500 letters, asking everyone you know and don’t know if they would like to donate.  I heard the word NO so many times that it wasn’t even funny.  Many night that I felt like I was letting the American Cancer Society down. I not only chaired the Auction items, I also helped with the VIP party.  We started putting this together on Thursday night with a last meeting and Friday night at 4:00pm we started setting up for the event.  We put together goodie bags, setting up games, moving tables around and unloading all stuff for the event like decorations, centerpieces, and all the auction items.  Saturday morning at 9:00am we were all back at it again.  I didn’t leave until 2:15pm and had to be back there for the UNR cheerleader practice at 3:30pm at Edge.  The VIP party started at 4:30pm which Brittany, Angie and I were on that committee.  The main event was at 6:00pm.  Suits N Sneakers didn’t get over under 10:30pm.  It was so worth it at the end.  Suits and Sneakers was very successful again!!

Not even two weeks later it was time for Coaches vs. Cancer.  Coach Carter hosted yet again another event for American Cancer Society.  This time it was a little less stressful then Suits N Sneakers.  Teams of fours enjoying playing at Redhawk on the Hills course.  This event took place on Thursday, May 31 at an early wake up call of 7:00am.  Yep we had to be at the course at 6:30am.  This was another successful event for the American Cancer Society

The Reno Rodeo 2012

Watch my fun and exciting video of the Reno Rodeo: http://animoto.com/play/cy8vf21ylEq2Lqdy9PCChQ

Talk about fun and wild for almost 10 days in Reno.  You know it’s Rodeo time in Reno when everyone pulls out their cowboy boots and hats.  The whole town embraces this time.  I went three times for this years rodeo.  And all three times that place was packed.  I remember going in 2005 and there were a lot of seats available but not now.  I say for next year don’t be late of you wont have a seat at the Wildest Richest Rodeo in the West. 

 This was another successful year for the Reno Rodeo.  Everynight the rodeo was packed with fun-loving people to cheer on their favorite cowboy or cowgirl.  There was so much to do at the rodeo.  From the first Thursday that this event truly started with the crowd favorite Xtreme Bulls, bull riding, Bareback, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc, Team Roping, Tie-Down Ropingand WPRA Women’s Barrel Racing.  There was shopping, amazing rodeo food, the Jack Tent for the adults, and of course carvial rides for the kiddo. 

 My favorite part of the Reno Rodeo has to be the Mutton Bustin’.  This event lets the kiddos get into the action by trying to stay on the back of a sheep. This year I did notice that the sheer had more wool.  They didn’t sheer them, which gave the children a better advantage. Another fun event that gets the community more involve is the Businessman Steer Decorating. This event has two people from that businesses team try to tie a bow on the steer’s trail.  Yep that’s right; it’s a hilarious event that has the crowd laughing.

The Reno Rodeo is also one the biggest contributors to giving back to the community. They have been doing this for the last 26 years.  They have a Denim Drive, which you can get you company to participate in.  Below I have include what the Reno Rodeo does for our area and different that you and your company can help.  The Reno Rodeo not only is it tons of fun for all ages, it also help our community. 

  The Reno Rodeo Foundation

“For 26 years, the Reno Rodeo Foundation has been making a difference to children and families in Northern Nevada.  Started as a private foundation in 1986 with the sole purpose of distributing the proceeds from the annual Reno Rodeo through scholarships and community grants, the Reno Rodeo Foundation is now a 501 (c) (3) public charity offering a much broader range of support to those in need in our community.

 Provided $50,000 in merit-based scholarships to students from rural Nevada to attend the University of Nevada, Reno for the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters.

 Distributed over $100,000 to community organizations who offer direct services to children and families with extraordinary needs in our community.

 Facilitated a highly-successful Reno Rodeo Denim Drive to provide new jeans, new socks and new underwear to children and teens who have been rescued from abusive homes.  The Reno Rodeo Denim Drive serves youth in 13 Northern Nevada counties.

 Developed and launched a life and career coaching program for aging-out foster youth.

 Partnered with the Reno Rodeo Association to develop and implement a new literacy program for first grade students in Washoe County – the Reno Rodeo Reading Roundup.

Participated in dozens of community events through our “Team 355” partnership with the Reno Rodeo Association.

 The Reno Rodeo Foundation is the heart of the Reno Rodeo and we are always looking for new friends.  Whether you want to volunteer or offer support in other ways, we would love to have you join us as we reach out to those in need.

 If you’re interested in volunteering with the Foundation or with the Reno Rodeo, please complete and submit a Wrangler Application or contact us at info@renorodeofoundation.org to be added to our volunteer list.

 We also hope you’ll show your support by selecting the Rodeo State Charitable License Plate for your vehicle and by bringing your friends and family to the 2012 Reno Rodeo, June 14 – 23. 

 The Reno Rodeo is more than just 10 days of world-class entertainment in June, it is an event that provides behind-the-scenes support to thousands of children and families each year.  

 Thanks for visiting and we’ll see you at the Rodeo!”

This information is from their website: http://www.renorodeofoundation.org/

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Please watch my video for this event: tI4e5IN0PI1b8gMJNfemMA

Last Friday night was another fun and fluffy event!! The Nevada Humane Society had their annual SHINE event at the Beach at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.  This event started at 6:00pm and went on until 9:00pm.  It was an all-white event.  No amount of wind nor earthquake could ruin this night for the animals.

 The Nevada Humane Society had a goal of raising some money and getting their homeless pets adopted. Their five to seven dogs on hand to show off their stuff and see if they could found their new loving home.  Two of those dogs found new homes that night.   Ren and Stimpy which were sibling were adopted that night by two women who were related.  Ren and Stimpy were not going to be separated; they will get to see each other.  That was only one story with a happy ending.

 Alicia Gardener was the one who has been highly involved The Nevada Humane Society.  She asked if I wanted to volunteer with her on Friday night.  We were paired with Fluffy, this gorgeous shepherd collie mix who had a little bit a Dalmatian mix too.  He was 8 years old and was homeless.  Such a well behave dog with perfect manners. Very lovable and got along with other dogs and cats and love all people. At the end of the night this nice couple was falling in love with Fluffy.  The guy couldn’t stop talking about Fluffy and hanging out with Fluffy.  They said that they were going to go down the next day and adopt Fluffy. Talk about a very successful event.  They had a good turn out even though there were tons of other events going on. 

 SHINE: Cuisine, Spirits, Fashion to Benefit Nevada Humane Society’s

Homeless Animals on June 22

You’re invited to join Nevada Humane Society for SHINE: Cuisine, Spirits, Fashion, a one-of-a-kind White Dress Event at The Beach at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. This is the second year this fabulously fun event has benefitted homeless pets. It will be held on Friday June 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

SHINE is a unique food and cocktail party event featuring food by Charlie Palmer Steak, Briscola, and Cantina along with some of the finest spirits in the world by National Champion Master Mixologist Armando Rosario. Guests will enjoy a cutting edge fashion show provided by Sarah Resnick, showcasing Concepts by Fine and Funky Boutique. As Reno’s only White Dress Event, guests are asked to dress in all white attire and a casual style is permitted. Adorable cats and dogs from Nevada Humane Society will also make an appearance at SHINE, even

walking down the runway during the fashion show. They will be looking for loving, new homes and are ready to show off their best assets to the crowd.

SHINE is a very fun, upbeat event with the laid-back atmosphere of a beach party. Everyone had a great time last year and this year’s event promises to be even more fun!” said Kimberly Chandler, Communications Manager for Nevada Humane Society. “Proceeds help homeless pets which means you can have a great time while doing a good deed at the same time.”

Tickets for SHINE are $45 in advance and $55 on the day of event and proceeds benefit Nevada

Humane Society. The price of the ticket includes samples of all edible offerings as well as signature cocktails. The event is sponsored by Southern Wine and Spirits and Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Tickets are available at Nevada Humane Society or Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (Ticket Office 789-2285 or http://www.grandsierraresort.com).

When: Friday, June 22

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: The Beach at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

2500 E. Second St., Reno

Nevada Humane Society is located at 2825 Longley Lane in Reno and is open for pet adoptions

Sunday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and an hour earlier on Saturday. For more

information, call 775-856-2000 or visit NevadaHumaneSociety.org.

BBQ, Brews and Blues festival

Guess what time it is?  It’s Eldorado’s BBQ, Brews and Blues festival.  Here is another fun event that you can go to before the other events in Reno.  This is the Eldorado 17th year putting this fun event on.  It start on Friday and ends on Saturday, the time are 12:00pm until 8:00pm for both days.

 I have been to this event, in which I have had a blast.  This is something for everyone, even if you don’t drink beer.  The food was out of this world. There was so many different types of food to choose from.  The music that the Eldorado picks is amazing; it makes you want to dances in the streets. 

 This is a great festival.  I’m not a big beer drinker, but it gives you a to chance to try different types of beers and see what you like and don’t like.  They have over 40 different types of microbreweries on hand for you to try.  This is a great time to call your friends and head on down to the Eldorado’s BBQ, Brews and Blues festival.  You won’t be sorry. 

 This information Eldorado website:  http://www.eldoradoreno.com/reno-entertainment/Great-Eldorado-BBQ-Brews-and-Blues-Festival/

Wow 100!!!

Girls Scouts of America is celebrating their 100th anniversary! Can you believe it’s been 100th years, helping and teaching girl’s leadership, confidence, courage and values. This organization has been around since our grandmothers, great-grandmothers and even great-great grandmothers. Ourselves, a family member or even friends that we know have been a part of this organization.

We have all help out the Girl Scouts at one point or another; I can say I do every year by buying my favorite cookies. I bet all of you guys and girls do too!! Everyone loves the girls scout cookies and you can find them everywhere in mid-spring time when their cookies sales come out. I think I brought 10 boxes this year and gave some away in gift baskets.

The Girls Scouts of the Sierra Nevada is having a celebrating for their 100th Anniversary. It’s going to be at Peavine Pavilion in Reno starting at 9:00am. This is an all-day even which goes on until 5:30pm. They are having so many fun events, that if you can go in the morning, you can catch some of their events in the afternoon.

What is Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada?
The goal of Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada is clearly stated in our mission — to help girls build courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. To accomplish this goal, we work every day to provide a quality leadership experience for girls and volunteers, so that we can all contribute to the advancement of young women. Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada is the preeminent organization for and leading authority on girls, serving over 4,500 girls with assistance from 2,000 volunteers in 23 counties in northern Nevada and eastern California.

In partnership with committed adults, girls develop the values that will serve them throughout their lives; strong ethics, community service and a conviction about their self-worth.

So come and explore our site. We hope you decide to become a Girl Scout!

Wow! Girl Scouts is turning 100! Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada is excited about all of the possibilities that the 100th Anniversary holds for our council, and we look forward to celebrating with our Girl Scout family!
Upcoming Events:
Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada 100th Anniversary

Round Up!
Do not miss this very special, once-in-a-lifetime event! We have planned a day to celebrate the past, present and future of Girl Scouts. From Campfires and s’mores to science projects and rock climbing, there is something for every girl. This is an amazing opportunity to connect with other Girl Scouts in your community and from across the GSSN council. Click here for just a few of the more than 30 activities planned for the day.

When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Schedule of the day’s events!
9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony @ Peavine Pavilion
9:15-11:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast @ Peavine Pavilion
(tickets pre-sold in advance only)
9:00 a.m. Activity Booths Open
(More than 30 hand-on activities provided by GSSN and our Community Partners.)
10:00 a.m. Dutch oven cooking demonstration
11:00 a.m. Bridging Ceremony (pre-registration required)
11:30 a.m. Teen (13-17) Geocaching
12:00-5:00 p.m. Campfire Program
1:00 p.m. Dutch oven cooking demonstration
2:00 p.m. Bridging Ceremony (pre-registration required)
2:30 p.m. Teen (13-17) Geocaching
3:00 p.m. Dutch oven cooking demonstration
5:00 p.m. Activity Booths Close
5:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony and GS Vortex

Where: Rancho San Rafael Park ,1595 N. Sierra St. Reno, NV 89503
Click here to see a map of the event.
Who: Girl Scouts, volunteers, family members, friends, alumnae, supporters and our community!!
Cost: FREE!! Registration is still requested.
Register: Help us plan adequately for the event by calling 775.322.0642 ext 222 to RSVP.
Deadline: May 31, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. After this date, no additional patch orders, pancake breakfast tickets or Bridging Ceremony participants will be accepted.

All information is provided by Girls Scouts Sierra Nevada website: http://www.gssn.org/100thyear/celebrations

RJG did a great article on this event: http://www.rgj.com/article/20120618/LIV/306170006/Girl-Scouts-celebrate-100-years?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs


Did your Candidates win last Tuesday?

Last Tuesday was the primary elections today! The poll started at 7:00 am and close at 7:00pm. This was the day that you can exercise your right to vote and make a change. This is your chance to make a difference by picking you want to be in office.

Did your favorite candidate win last Tuesday? I know three of my friends lost their primary elections. In this blog I have listed the candidates that won and who the will be facing in the November elections.

Now from November is your chance to do the research and pick the right person to represent you in your city and District. Go and meet with the candidates. Pick their brains and tell them your concerns. You have five months to really get to know your candidate and to pick the right one. Make November count and go out and VOTE!

Washoe County 2012 Primary Election Results
• DEM – Democratic Party
• REP – Republican Party
• IA – Independent American Party

Ward 1
• Brekhus, Jenny
• Carter, Bernie

Ward 3
• Delgado, Oscar
• Young, Cliff J.

Ward 5
• Jardon, Neoma
• Jung, Kitty K.

• Schieve, Hillary
• Ward, David

U.S. Senator
• Berkley, Shelley (DEM)
• Heller, Dean (incumbent) (REP)

U.S. Representative, District 2
• Amodei, Mark (incumbent) (REP)
• Koepnick, Samuel (DEM)

State Senate, District 13
• Martin, Kathy (REP)
• Smith, Debbie (DEM)

State Senate, District 15
• Brower, Greg (REP)
• Leslie, Sheila (DEM)

State Assembly, District 24
• Bobzien, David (DEM)
• Waterman, Heidi (REP)

State Assembly, District 25
• Hickey, Pat (REP)

State Assembly, District 26
• Kirner, Randy (REP)
• Petzak, Rodney R. (DEM)

State Assembly, District 27
• Benitez-Thompson,Teresa (DEM)
• Larkin,Yvonne (REP) (withdrew before election)

State Assembly, District 30
• Lightfoot, Ken (REP)
• Sprinkle, Michael (DEM)

State Assembly, District 31
• Daly, Richard “Skip” (DEM)
• Espinosa, David (REP)

State Assembly, District 32
• Hansen, Ira (REP)

State Assembly, District 40
• Dunn, Rich (DEM)
• Livermore, Pete (REP)

Washoe County Commissioner – District 1
• Diss, Andrew (DEM)
• Kachurak, Skyler (DEM)
• Berkbigler, Marsha (REP)

Washoe County Commissioner – District 4
• Hartung, Vaughn (REP)
• Gutierrez, Jesse (REP)

This information can be on: http://renotahoe.about.com/od/votingelections/a/Primary-Election-2012-Results-Reno-Washoe-County-Nevada.htm

For more information about candidates and the November election please visit these websites: http://www.co.washoe.nv.us/voters/12OfficesUp.html
And Ross Mill, Secretary of State Website: http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=1075

Miss Reno Rodeo is?

Well it’s rodeo week in Reno and what perfect way to talk about it in blogs. As you all know I grew up in a big city and knew nothing about rodeo. But after living here half my life I have learned about The Wildest Richest Rodeo, here in Northern Nevada.

Today blog, we are going to talk about Miss Redo Rodeo. This is not your regular beauty pageant. These girls work really hard for this pageant. It takes more then a pretty face to be Miss Reno Rodeo.

What does it take to be the next Miss Reno Rodeo? There’s horsemanship, written test, speech, commutation, appearance, personality and photogenic. This is no easy pageant. Once they win it’s even more work. But these girls love what they do and are very dedicated to the Rodeo. This year winner who was crowned on Friday night was Tara Bowlby.

When you go to the rodeo this and see these women don’t think oh another Beauty Queen, go other and congratulated them. They work just as hard as the bull riders if not harder.

“Miss Reno Rodeo
2013 Queen Pageant
June 5 – 8, 2012

Tuesday, June 5
Community events and sponsor visits
Judges reception and contestant orientation

Wednesday, June 6
Horsemanship Competition and interviews
KOLO TV interviews
Community events

Thursday, June 7
Personality interviews
Rodeo Luncheon
Impromptu speeches
Written exam-Rodeo knowledge
Community events

Friday, June 8
KBUL 98.1 FM / KOH 780 AM / Wild 102.9 and Magic 95 FM media interviews
Queen’s luncheon, modeling, speeches and Impromptu Coronation Dinner- Peppermill”

This information was found at the Reno Rodeo website: http://www.renorodeo.com/content/view/60/67/
Here’ s the website of all the rules and regulars for Miss Reno Rodeo:


Here’s the website about the 2013 Miss Reno Rodeo from rgj: