Tue, Jun 21|
Fernley Art Center (Community Center)
Fernley Chamber of Commerce Ambassador's Breakfast with guest speaker Clara Andriola – Executive Director Reno Rodeo
Please join us for our weekly Fernley Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors networking breakfast event this Tuesday, June 14th at The Fernley Art Center. Doors open at 7:00AM. We encourage everyone to arrive early so you are checked-in and seated by 7:30AM.
Time & Location
Jun 21, 2022, 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Fernley Art Center (Community Center), 10 N. Center St, Fernley, NV 89403, USA
About the event
Please join us for our weekly Fernley Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors networking breakfast event this Tuesday, June 21st at The Fernley Art Center. Doors open at 7:00AM. We encourage everyone to arrive early so you are checked-in and seated by 7:30AM. As always, EVERYONE is welcome to attend our weekly Fernley Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors" Networking Breakfast meetings...…even if you are not yet a member.
This week's speaker is:
Executive Director of the Reno Rodeo Foundation
Clara Andriola began as Executive Director of the Reno Rodeo Foundation in 2015.
A 34-year Reno resident, Andriola was a small business owner of the largest technology training company in the region and was the President & CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors Nevada Chapter. After many years in the business world Clara decided to dedicate her time to nonprofit work and became the Regional CEO of the America Red Cross Northern Nevada Chapter.
“I really wanted to do something to give back to the community,” said Andriola. “Everyone knows the Reno Rodeo. How can you be in Northern Nevada and not know the Reno Rodeo. It was just a perfect fit for me.”
“Clara is just an outstanding person,” said Mark Elston, 2015 President of the Reno Rodeo Foundation Board of Directors. “She’s been doing great things in the community for a long time and she’s going to be a great fit in this position.”
The Reno Rodeo was founded by community volunteers in 1919 and in 1986, the Reno Rodeo Foundation was founded by the Reno Rodeo Association leadership as a way to formalize the tradition of giving a portion of the annual Reno Rodeo net proceeds back to the community. While the Reno Rodeo Association and the Reno Rodeo Foundation are two separate entities, with two separate governing boards, the dedication to help Northern Nevada is equally shared through the heart and soul of member of the Reno Rodeo family.
Since its inception, it has contributed millions of dollars to college scholarships, youth charities, Denim Drive kids, and capital improvement projects. Among its capital projects was the building of an indoor riding facility for the special needs students at Marvin Picollo School and an activities center for the youngsters at the Kids Kottage. The foundation annually hosts the Reno Rodeo Denim Drive, which collects new clothing for children in foster care and protective custody.
Clara Andriola works with the Reno Rodeo Association volunteers, known collectively as Team 355, who participate and promote the rodeo at scores of events throughout the year. “It’s amazing when people are giving their time and their talents and serving the community just out of the kindness of their hearts. My focus is to continue to provide the community with all the great support the Reno Rodeo Foundation has given it and is looking for other opportunities to do more.”
Andriola is dedicated to supporting and serving the Northern Nevada community.
There will be Fernley Ambassadors to personally greet you at the front doors of The Golf Club at Fernley and guide you through the check-in process. The check-in table will feature 4 Fernley Ambassadors to assist you with the check-in process, including 50/50 raffle tickets, Bragging Bucks, etc.
Non-Chamber members are welcome to attend and learn about the many benefits available to you, your business or your organization as a Fernley Chamber of Commerce member.
If you are a business owner/operator, we strongly encourage you to bring a Door Prize for our raffle ticket giveaways at the end of the meeting. It will allow you and your business to maximize your exposure at the event.
WHERE: Fernley Art Center (The Fernley Community Center)
10 N. Center Street
Fernley, NV 89408
COST: $6 PER PERSON (BREAKFAST)
WHEN: Every Tuesday (doors open at 7:00AM)
Event begins promptly at 7:30am
Scheduled end time is 8:45am
+$0.15 service fee
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