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Josephine Parker
Oct 11, 2019 12:00 PM
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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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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!
Last week Dan Lassek introduced us to new member Gunner Kennedy. Gunner Kennedy is originally from Onawa, IA.  He is a Iowa State Cyclones and Husker fan and works for Northwestern Mutual. He has been in the financial services business for four years and enjoys Omaha as his home for work and play.  Welcome, Gunner!
David Fanslau
City of Omaha Planning Director
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chair of the Day: Rich Secor
Invocator: Jim Gerner
Sgt. At Arms: Carl Philo
Cashier: Anne Fuhrman and Don Otis  
Greeters: Ben Kratz and Warren Whitted III
 
Last week John Kugler  gave the invocation. John Kugler and Dan Lassek served as Greeters.  Butch Ethington was Cashier and Deirdre Milobar was Sgt. at Arms.  We had several announcements  and presentations and a vocational talk from John Kugler as well. Joe Finnegan recognized Sybil Olson for her donations to our Foundation to support RYLA students. Lori Benton talked to us about the plans for the RYLA camp this year.   Josephine Parker, who attended RYLA last year, talked to us about her experiences there and future plans. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We need volunteers for two upcoming projects:
 
On Wednesday, October 16th we will be assembling care packages for homeless families transitioning to housing with help from Heartland Family Services.   3-5pm at Slate Architecture. Sign up by going to the calendar portion of our website and clicking on the event.
 
On Saturday, October 19th, we are partnering with Habitat for Humanity and Suburban Rotary for Rock the Block. 
You must sign up by clicking HERE so that you can complete the waiver, etc. 
 

This event is all about bringing communities together and promoting healthy neighborhoods!  Months before the event, our staff meets and surveys the existing neighbors in the areas we serve. With your help, we will assist these residents with a variety of tasks, which usually include light repair, clean-up, sanding, painting, staining, and a lot of landscaping. At the end of the day, the neighborhood shines a little brighter, and new relationships are formed.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as water to drink.  Volunteer check-in and breakfast starts at 7:30 AM.  We will kickoff at 8:00 AM with a brief introduction to Habitat and the Rock the Block program. Then the music will start pumping and the work begins!  When it is all finished, we celebrate the day’s success and show our gratitude by sitting down together for lunch.

Location- TBA- there are 2 shifts 8-11 and 11-2 

We need 1 more volunteer to represent our club at the District Business meeting on 10/17 via webinar at 7pm. Attendance credit will be given. Let Jennifer know if you can do this. 

 

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.