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Luncheons & General Meetings

    • May 26, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Atlantis Casino Resort, 3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, 2nd Floor


    Nevada Transition From A Silver State to a Lithium State

    Global transition to green energy has increased the demand for critical elements.  One of those elements is lithium, which is a key element in lithium-ion  batteries for energy storage.  

    Currently, Nevada is the only state in the US which has an active lithium production mine.  The mine known as Albemarle's Silver Peak Mines produces around 5,000 tons of lithium every year in Clayton Valley. Nevada also has the largest lithium sedimentary deposit in North America at Thaker Pass in Humboldt County, and several other sedimentary deposits near Clayton Valley.  Lithium can also be recycled from spent lithium-ion batteries.  

    In this presentation, Dr. Pengbo Chu will provide a general overview of the current state of the lithium mining projects and of the lithium-ion battery recycling companies. 

    Kathy Walton, Program Director



    Fresh Garden Salad, Tomato, Cucumber, and Carrots

    Raspberry Vinaigrette and Ranch Dressing


    Pasta Atlantis.  Grilled chicken, roasted red peppers

    asparagus, bow tie pasta, creamy garlic sauce


    Quinoa Stuffed Portabella Mushroom, Baby Kale, Tomatoes,

    Kalamata Olives with Pesto Vinaigrette

    Dutch Crunch Rolls and Butter


    Fresh Seasoned Fruit Tart

     Iced Tea and Water

    (Coffee, Decaf and Specialty Teas on request)

    Additional Information

    • Price: $27.00 per person.
    • Reservations are required.
    • Reservations are due by May 20.
    • Cancellations after May 20 will not receive a refund.
    • Indicate which entrée you want.
    • Indicate "yes" if this is your first luncheon.
    • Include your full name with your reservation and clearly indicate your nickname if it differs from the name on the check. 
    • Seating is OPEN so plan to arrive by 10:30 am if you need to seat a large group.

    Pay by credit card on our website or send a check to

    NNCNN, PO Box 11163, Reno, NV 89510

    Dietary Questions?  Special Requests will only be considered before May 20.

    Contact Carolyn Avanzino, Venue Director, at or (714) 329-2214.

    Reservation Questions? Contact Maureen Hernandez, Reservations Director, at

                      or (530) 828-2342.


    • 10:30 am  Social Time, Raffle Ticket Sales Begin
    • 11:30 am  President's Welcome
    • 11:35 am  Introduce First-time Attendees
    • 11:45 am  Luncheon is Served
    • 12:30 pm  Program 
    •   1:00 pm  Raffle and Cash Drawing


    • Parking is available on the northwest corner of Virginia and Peckham.
    • There is also parking on the east side of the building.
    • There will be no valet parking due to COVID-19.
    • If you need a wheelchair, please call the concierge at 775-825-4700 the day before the luncheon.
            • June 09, 2022
            • 10:00 AM
            • Gold 'N Silver Restaurant 790 W. 4th Street, Reno, NV

            Board of Directors Meeting

            9 a.m. Hosted breakfast

            10 a.m. Meeting Begins

            Board Reports (used as agenda)

            Note to Directors and Chairs: Please update your Board Report no later than Tuesday June 7, 2022 by 5 p.m.

          Tips for Online Registration

          • Registering for our events requires that you use the email address you provided us for your member contact information. The exception is our annual special event which is open to the public.
          • For 2-member households, you may register using the email address of either co-member (assuming that you provided us with an email address for each of you).
          • Guests may be another member or a non-member. To add a guest to your registration, simply click on the "add guest" button on the registration form.
          • If you already registered and paid for a luncheon but now wish to bring an additional guest, simply start a new registration and replace your pre-filled name on the registration form with that of your guest. You can add more guests using the "add guest" button.

          About Our Luncheon

          Newcomers and Neighbors holds a monthly social luncheon or evening Mix & Mingle for members and their guests that also serves as the Club’s general business meeting. It is often held on the fourth Thursday of the month, except for October, November and December, when it's held the third Thursday.  At each event, we have entertaining programs featuring local talent or a speaker and a basket raffle. Events are generally held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, but may occasionally move to other locations during the year.  At $27 per person, it is an outstanding value for great food, great company, and great entertainment. New members and members attending for the first time are seated together in a front row table and will be introduced by Hospitality.

          Except for our annual special event, you must be a club member to register for a luncheon.  You may have up to 5 guests (your guests do not have to be members).

          How Do I Make Reservations?

          Newcomers and Neighbors luncheons are open only to members and their guests (exception: our annual Special Event is open to the public). Your paid luncheon reservations must be received by the Thursday prior to the luncheonYou may bring up to five non-member guests.

          For online reservations: Click on the reservation button above or the link provided in your monthly email invitation (if you provided an email on your membership form).

          To send your reservation by U.S. mail: Send a check for $27 per person payable to Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Northern Nevada or NNCNN to the following address:

          Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Northern Nevada
          Attention: Reservations, P.O. Box 11163
          Reno, NV 89510

          Please indicate your menu choice of Regular or Vegetarian Diet. If this is your first luncheon, write "1st event" on your check.

          Luncheon Location: Atlantis Resort & Casino

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          There are no strangers here—only friends we have not met.

          At Your Fingertips

          Newcomers and Neighbors is a 501(c)(7) 

          non-profit organization

          Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Northern Nevada
          P. O. Box 50044
          Sparks, NV 89435-0044
          Hotline: 775-881-2040

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