Upcoming Speakers
John Knape
Nov 15, 2019 12:00 PM
NET-Nebraska's PBS and NPR Stations
No Meeting- Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 29, 2019 12:00 PM
Past Speakers
Michelle Kaiser
Nov 08, 2019
The Omaha Bakery
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Club President-elect
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Executive Director
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Club Foundation Chair - TRF
Club Membership Chair
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Welcome to Omaha West Rotary! 

Omaha West

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Champions Run
13800 Eagle Run Drive
Omaha, NE  68164
United States of America
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John Knape 
NET- Nebraska's PBS and NPR stations 
Chair of the Day: Don Otis 
Invocator:  Frank Phillips 
Sgt. At Arms: Starla Waite
Cashier: Mark Ellsworth 
Greeters: Jim Otis and Warren Whitted III
A/V: Nick Rosenberry 
Our goal is for 100% of our members to make a donation to the International Rotary Foundation this year. The easiest way is to go to the Rotary website at myrotary.org and create an account to give online.  A $100 donation makes you a 19-20 Sustaining Member. Cumulative donations of $1000 make you a Paul Harris Fellow.
The Rotary Foundation money we give comes back to us in the form of District and Global grants allowing to us to support local projects like the meal packaging, care packages for the homeless, and a new laundry room for Skinner Magnet School. 
You can also bring a check made out to the Rotary Foundation to the meeting on Friday and Jennifer will send it in for you. 
Last week Don Otis gave the invocation. Bob Fell and Rebecca Miller served as Greeters.  Russ Iwan was Cashier and Elizabeth Hallgren was Sgt. at Arms.  Nick Rosenberry took care of a/v for us.  We had several announcements including the presentation of the 2018-2019 Presidential Citation to the club by Past District Governor Julie O'Hara.  Kim Kuhle introduced Mike Bunach who talked to us about how to protect the environment with proper e-recycling.
Presidential Citation 
Martie enjoying Gretchen's joke 
We are looking for volunteers for the Skinner Magnet School Career Fair.
The event will take place on November 21st (Thursday) from 1:00 to 3:30 at the Skinner Magnet School (4304 N. 33rd Street).  If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer, please contact Nick Rosenberry. 
If you haven’t attended this event in the past, below is some general information:
Format:  You will be set up at a table where small groups (6-7) of 4th/5th graders will rotate every 5 to 10 minutes.  There should be about 125 kids in total.
Attire: Wear the attire that you normally wear to work.  This way students can get a feel for what you do and how you need to dress for your job.
Purpose: We ask you to show them the "tools of your trade" so they could relate to how this helps them earn a living, helps them to be of service to other people, research that helps humanity at large, etc.  Our goal is to inspire them to do well in school, to understand why making an extra effort in their education is good for their future, and perhaps to believe that “I can do it, too”.  Whatever you can do to help achieve that goal for these kids is very much appreciated!
We will also be participating in Salvation Army Bell Ringing on Saturday, November 30th from 10am to 4pm at HyVee at 3410 N. 156th St.  Please mark your calendar. We will have sign ups at the meeting Friday. 
For the 2018-2019 Rotary year only 4 clubs in the District earned the Presidential Citation including Omaha West Rotary who received the citation with Gold Presidential Distinction. Congratulations to Past President Jill Slupe and the entire club for all of your hard work last year!

We are a service organization with projects that support education and building understanding locally, nationally and globally.

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.

To find out about speakers at other Rotary Clubs in the area,  you can conveniently see the list of Club websites here. Then click on the home icon to the left of the club name. The list of speakers are listed on their Homepage.