Omaha West Rotary Readers at North Omaha's Skinner Magnet School


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Presiding Officer: Nuzhat Mahmood
Secretary: Matt McKeever
Chair of the Day: Deborah Neary
Invocator: Dwayne Brown
Cashier: Bonnie Gill
Sgt. at Arms: Carl Philo
Vocational Talk: Ray Kurowski
Greeter: Matt Molettiere

Albert Varas, Executive Director, Latino Center of the Midlands

Bio: Albert has dedicated his life to supporting the advancement of underserved youth and families. For nearly 20 years, his professional career and service work has focused in the areas of education, nonprofits, business, and public health. Albert’s experience spans from working in the foster care system and teaching special needs children, to developing and managing academic and career educational programming in partnership with higher education and the business community. In addition to serving the community as the Executive Director of the Latino Center of the Midlands, Albert serves on a number of community boards and committees to include the Omaha Public Schools Foundation and The Interface Web School Boards, and is the immediate past president of City Sprouts. Albert enjoys innovating and helping to build strategic relationships that deliver value to all participating stakeholders.

Presentation topic: For many decades, the Latino Center of the Midlands(LCM) has been improving the lives of thousands in the community through adult basic education classes, school-based programs at metro schools, character development support groups for students and parents, and social service assistance.   The organization currently serves over 2,500 of the metro area’s Latino population and has seen the issues affecting the community including how DACA laws are impacting future professionals, business owners, and heads of households. The new LCM Executive Director, Albert Varas, will share information on how LCM is improving lives in South Omaha for thousands of families.


Our club offers fellowship, fun and opportunities for community service locally and globally.  We seek members who will be actively involved and are community-minded.  Our traditions include inviting prominent and interesting speakers to club meetings with the purpose of educating, informing and (sometimes) entertaining members regarding our community.  We also engage in many service projects that serve unmet needs locally and globally, and recognize those who do good, ranging from our police and firefighters to high school seniors graduating with high achievement. Club members have opportunities to network with each other, at weekly club meetings and social events at our member’s businesses, along with an annual golf outing, quarterly "beer tasting" meetings and various socials throughout the year.  Ultimately, through fellowship, fun, community service and networking, we aim to achieve Rotary's goals of "doing good for humanity".  and create long term relationships with other Rotarians by supporting the international exchange of students. 


Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional and community leaders.  Members of Rotary clubs provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  There are more than 34,000 Rotary clubs located in more than  212 countries and geographical areas.  Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary's main objective is service - in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world.

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