Upcoming Speakers
Jordan Fletcher
Dec 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Eileen Wirth, Professor Emeritus
Dec 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Historic Houses of Worship in Omaha
Annual Holiday Luncheon
Dec 17, 2021 12:00 PM
Past Speakers
No Meeting-Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 26, 2021 12:00 PM
Club President
Club President-elect
Immediate Past Club President
Club Executive Secretary/Director
Club Secretary
Club Treasurer
Club Foundation Chair - TRF
Club Membership Chair
Club Public Image
Club Polio Chair
Club Foundation Chair - Club Foundation
Club Information
Welcome to Omaha West Rotary! 
Omaha West

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 12:00 PM
Embassy La Vista Conference Ctr.
12520 Westport Pkwy
Omaha, NE 68128
United States of America
Home Page Stories
Jordan Fletcher
"What is CASA and Why Powerful Child
Advocates are Needed" 
CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates - is a non-profit organization that trains, empowers, and inspires volunteer advocates to improve the lives of abused and neglected children. Their goal is to provide a CASA Volunteer to every child in foster care who needs one. This Friday CASA recruitment coordinator Jordon Fletcher will explain why more powerful voices are needed to advocate for the best interest of each child in the Douglas County welfare system.  Click here for a video preview. 
Chair of the Day: Kathy Wawers
Greeter: Grace Kouassi
Invocator: Dwayne Brown
Cashier: Butch Ethington
Sgt. at Arms: Dick Sturgeon 
Last week Dwayne Brown introduced us to new member Stephen Alloy.  Stephen has 40 years’ experience in the legal and insurance industries.  Steve practiced law in Chicago for 20 years, focusing in the areas of estate planning, business succession and real estate.  In 2000 he combined his law practice with an insurance and financial services practice and for several years conducted public seminars on estate and financial planning.  Bringing his legal background into the insurance industry, he carved out an expertise in advanced markets.  After time as a sales manager for a national company and as director of advanced markets for an independent agency, Steve came to Mutual of Omaha in 2008 as an Advanced Markets Specialist.  He has taught many continuing education courses for agents as well as advanced concept, product and sales training.
Steve has earned the following academic credentials:  B.A. in English/ Creative Writing from the University of Iowa in 1978; J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1981, MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University in 1989; Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) from The American College in 2015.  Additionally, he holds the CLU and ChFC designations from The American College. He is insurance licensed (life, health and P&C) and also holds the following FINRA licenses: Series 7, Series 63, Series 65 and Series 26. Steve also serves as a member of the LIMRA Advanced Sales Committee.
Stephen is married to Theresa and they have three adult children. In his free time, he enjoys improv comedy.   Welcome, Stephen!
Last week Yolanda Hoffman introduced us to new member Julie Sanford.  Julie is the  Development Coordinator for The Set Me Free Project.  The Set Me Free Project is a non-profit that was locally founded and has been operating for 7 years.  Their mission is to "Bring prevention education to youth and families to stop trafficking before it starts."
She was born and raised in Omaha, NE  and three years ago moved to Bennington with her family. Julie is married to Doug Sanford and they have three daughters.   Julie holds a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from UNO and her work background includes 11 years of service to the Sarpy County Sheriffs office as a Deputy Sheriff, and many years in the private security industry specializing in Security Management of schools and churches. 
Julie's passions include a new-found energy toward cooking with whole foods, and revamping her family's eating habits so they can all live healthier with more energy, trying to get rid of all the weeds in her lawn (an ongoing battle), and spending time with her family and making new friends all the time!  
She loves to volunteer and help out the community when time allows.  Welcome, Julie!
Each year we collect donations to go to the most urgent needs of families at our Adopt-A- School partner, Skinner Magnet School.  Past collections have gone towards warm clothing, utilities, groceries, and gas.   You can drop off check or cash at any of our next 3 meetings or give online by CLICKING HERE.  Thank you for your generosity!
Thank you to everyone who helped with bell ringing this year! You can see more photos on our Facebook page.  Be sure to share and like.  
A December/January meeting sponsor is needed. Since we have a few weeks off for the holidays, you get 2 months for the price of one $125.  Please contact Jennifer to be the sponsor. We also have sponsor opportunities for Feb-June 2022. 
 If you would like to sponsor a month and be featured on our website, newsletter, and at weekly meetings, please contact Jennifer.

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.

Keep engaged and entertained while attending Rotary Club meetings from around the Metro/District online or in-person. 
Monday:  Millard at Noon - in person, no reservations required at the German American Society 
Tuesday:  Omaha Morning at 7:00 at Happy Hollow- hybrid meetings. Click here to register. 
                  NW Rotary at noon- at La Casa Pizzaria West. 
Wednesday: Omaha Downtown at Noon resuming hybrid meetings.  
Thursday:  Omaha Suburban at noon:  in person, German American Society  also hybrid 
In Lincoln:
  • Lincoln #14 Rotary Club - Tuesdays Noon - Embassy Suites 1040 P Street
  • Lincoln Giving Spirits Evening Rotary Club - Every-other Tuesday 6:00 PM) - JCMF Children's Charities 8445 Executive Woods Dr Ste B Lincoln
  • Lincoln East Rotary Club - Wednesdays at 11:45 AM - Currently Rotating - see website
  • Lincoln South Rotary Club - Fridays noon - The Venue Private Dining Rooms - 4111 Pioneer Woods Dr