Speaker Date Topic
Merica Whitehall, Fontenelle Forest Feb 23, 2018 12:00 PM
A Treasure to Share
A Treasure to Share

Merica Whitehall is Executive Director of Fontenelle Forest, a nonprofit nature center and 2,000 acre forested greenspace bordering the Missouri River and located in the Omaha metro area. She grew up in a Nebraskan family that honored its connection to nature and where daily life incorporated art and creativity. Merica believes that strong, healthy communities are at the core of a just and sustainable society.

She has have over 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience including 9 years as a nationally touring artist and arts manager.Merica earned an Executive Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University where she also spent eight years as a faculty member in the Institute for Public Service in the College of Arts and Sciences. As a consultant and trainer she has advised numerous nonprofit organizations seeking to create capacity and achieve organizational goals.

Merica has served as the Executive Director at Fontenelle Forest since June of 2016. Fontenelle Forest includes Raptor Recovery, with a state-wide volunteer network to transport injured birds to the rehabilitation center in Elmwood, Nebraska; the Raptor Woodland Refuge, an exhibit of 12 raptor species native to Nebraska; conservation programs to preserve valuable ecosystems within the Fontenelle Forest properties; and an environmental education program that serves more than 40,000 metro-area students each year.

Jamie Summerfelt Mar 02, 2018
Visiting Nurses Association
Visiting Nurses Association
Doug Smith, Ervin & Smith Advertising Mar 09, 2018
New age workspace, modern day employee
 New age workspace, modern day employee

Doug Smith is the Founder, advertising executive, entrepreneur and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Started Ervin & Smith in 1983 with a commitment to outstanding client service and results-driven marketing.

Gene Klein Mar 16, 2018
An Update on Project Harmony- Our Community’s Child Advocacy Center
An Update on Project Harmony- Our Community’s Child Advocacy Center
Jon Pearson Mar 23, 2018
Quality Living Inc. (QLI)

Message from Past President Dan Ferris:

On March 23rd we have decided to support our fellow Rotarian and immediate past president, Kent Templien by holding our Friday Rotary lunch at Quality Living Inc., 6404 N 70th Plaza, Omaha, NE 68104.  Kent is a resident at QLI and loves the idea of us bringing Rotary to him.   The guest speaker will be Jon Pearson, director at QLI.
                                                                                                                                             
QLI is providing lunch at their cost.   In return, we will ask for voluntary contributions to QLI, certainly not mandatory.  But we do need to have everyone sign up in advance so that we know how many to plan for. Please register here.

 

Mayor Jean Stothert Mar 30, 2018
Street, sewer and public safety bond issue
Street, sewer and public safety bond issue
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