Centennial Neighborhood News

POPPY FOUNDATION CAT CHARITY
TO BENEFIT FROM GOLF TOURNAMENT

The third annual Poppy Foundation Golf Tournament is planned for a
7:30 a.m. shotgun start Saturday at the Paiute Golf Club Resort, 10325 Nu-Wav Kaiv Blvd.

The cost is $75 and includes an awards luncheon. The Poppy Foundation is at the Bonanza Cat Hospital, 7550 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite 1, and cares for medically fragile felines.

For more information, call 525-4707 or email alambforthedogs@aol.com.

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR PLANNED SATURDAY AT CENTENNIAL HILLS HOSPITAL

Health information and free screenings are planned during Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center’s Summer Community Health Fair, planned for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the hospital’s main lobby, 6900 N. Durango Drive.

Screenings to be provided include glucose, cholesterol, peripheral artery disease, vision, bone density and more.

Free on-site massages and maternity tours may also be available. Local businesses are slated to provide healthy food samples.

The first 100 families to arrive are to receive a free family-size first aid kit. Face painting, balloon artists and games are expected.

Donations will be accepted to benefit The Shade Tree, a local nonprofit group that supports homeless and abused women and children.

For more information, visit centennialhillshospital.com or call 835-9705.

Councilman TO ATTEND HOA MEETINGS

Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross of Ward 6 is slated to attend the Meister Park North Homeowners Association meeting at 6 p.m June 12 at 7495 W. Azure Drive.

Ross also is set to attend the Elkhorn Community HOA meeting at 6 p.m. June 26 at the Centennial Hills Community Center YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

To have Ross attend a future HOA meeting, call Michelle Thackston at 229-6154.

YOUTH UNITED ACCEPTING MEMBERS

Students and parents looking to stay civic-minded this summer are encouraged to join Youth United, a service group conducted by Habitat for Humanity.

Volunteers ages 5 to 25 are welcome to join. The young people conduct monthly meetings, volunteer, sponsor and build a house with their local Habitat affiliate.

For more information, visit habitatlasvegas.org, email trisha@
habitatlasvegas.org or call 638-6477.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT
FOR WARD 6 FISHING DERBY

Experienced fishermen and women are needed to volunteer for the Ward 6 Fishing Derby, planned for 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road.

Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross of Ward 6 and the Department of Fish and Wildlife are set to host the event.

For more information, call 229-6154.

CENTENNIAL HILLS ROTARY CLUB DISBANDS

The Centennial Hills Rotary Club disbanded in March due to dwindling membership and financial support.

“It got to the point that with the few members we had, it wasn’t sustainable,” club president Ray Jansma said.

At its peak, the group had 27 members. Five members remained when the group disassembled March 15, Jansma said. Rotary International requires clubs to have a minimum of 25 charter members, or Rotarians.

The Centennial Hills Rotary Club was chartered in April 2008 and had weekly meetings and charity events, including Taste of Centennial Hills in May 2010 to benefit Three Square food bank and an annual golf tournament to benefit the Lili Claire Foundation. The group canceled its charity golf tournament planned for April 21.

Jansma said members moved away or left the group, and recruitment efforts weren’t fruitful. Jansma assumed the position of president when the elected official moved away. He was president-elect for 2012-13 prior to that.

NV ENERGY ANNOUNCES INCENTIVES
FOR SOLAR HOT WATER PROGRAM

A limited number of increased incentives are available for NV Energy’s solar hot water incentive program. The newly revamped program will offer incentives to residential customers with electric water heaters who purchase and install a solar hot water system, which can impact their monthly bill significantly.

Eligible customers can receive a one-time installation incentive of $2,250. NV Energy residential customers who own their own home and have an electric water heater qualify for the incentive.

Installation must be completed by an eligible program contractor. Reservation notices were issued on a first-come, first-served basis through June 1. If the program is oversubscribed, a lottery selection process will be utilized. For more information, visit nvenergycom and search “renewable incentives.”

Customers with gas-fueled water heaters served by Southwest Gas are also eligible for the incentives. For more information, visit swgas.com/efficiency/nv, call 855-743-1603 or email solarwaterheating@swgas.com.

FLIGHT OF FIRE HALF MARATHON
COMING SATURDAY TO RED ROCK CANYON

The Flight of Fire Half Marathon is planned for 7 a.m. Saturday at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive.

It will be the first half marathon on the trails of Red Rock Canyon, and there is a cap on participants. Registration packets can be picked up from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Fleet Feet Sports, 7575 W. Washington Ave., Suite 123. The registration fee is $75. Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a raffle ticket and a goodie bag.

For more information, visit elementalrunning.com.

WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS CLUB
TO MEET WEDNESDAY

The Westside Newcomers Club, a social group for women who have lived in the valley for 10 years or less or who have had life-changing events, such as retirement, plans to host a coffee event for prospective members at
10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane.

The event is held the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, visit westsidenewcomersclub.org or call 649-8536.

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