Upcoming Speakers
Senior Recognition
Apr 26, 2024
DeMoine Adams
May 10, 2024 12:00 PM
Teammates Mentoring
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Tony Vargas
Apr 19, 2024 12:00 PM
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Welcome to Omaha West Rotary! 
Omaha West

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Charlie's on the Lake
4150 S 144th St
Omaha, NE 68137
United States of America
Home Page Stories

Last week Brad Hess introduced us to his son and our newest member, Adam Hess. Adam grew up in Omaha.   He studied Criminology and Psychology at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and was hired by the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) in York, Nebraska after graduation. He worked there for two years and then at Douglas County Communications as a 911 dispatcher.  

With his father’s mentorship, Adam transitioned to the financial industry. He was hired by TD Ameritrade and was soon promoted to the New Client Consultant role. Last year, in June, Adam started with Morgan Stanley as a Financial Advisor.  

Adam enjoys philanthropy and was a mentor at Boys Town while in college. He's also been involved with Habitat for Humanity. After Hurricane Katrina hit, Adam traveled to New Orleans to help rebuild damaged homes. He also helped build a home for a family in Tecate, Mexico.  Welcome, Adam!

Senior Recognition Luncheon 
Featuring Key Note Speaker Randy J. Goodwin
Champions Run- Please note arrival time of 11:30 
State Senator Tony Vargas
“Vision for Nebraska" 
Chair of the Day: Gary Bren 
Invocator: Dick Lerner
Sgt. at Arms: Bob Gerseny
Cashiers: Butch Ethington and Yolanda Hoffman
Greeter: Scott Shelbourn
Please register for our biggest meeting of the year! During Senior Recognition Luncheon we will honor 32 seniors from Omaha-area schools for their scholarship and service.  It will be held at Champions Run on Friday, April 26th at 11:30.   Cost is $25.  You MUST be pre-registered for this event. 

Keynote speaker will be Actor, Producer, Writer Randy J. Goodwin.   CLICK HERE to register. 
Last week Tony Veland introduced us to new member Tyrin Ferguson.   Tyrin’s interest in commercial real estate (CRE) began in childhood. He grew up around the construction blue collar workers and real estate investors mastering their trades in the city of New Orleans, LA.
Tyrin started his career in CRE in 2019, during his final year of collegiate football at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).  Tyrin graduated from UNL in 4 years majoring in Communication Studies and Business Administration. Since then, Tyrin has been working full time in the commercial real estate brokerage industry, helping his clients acquire CRE assets as a part of their existing portfolios and sell assets to diversify. Tyrin knew that becoming a broker with Colliers International of Omaha would build a strong foundation to advance his career, building toward his goal of becoming a developer.
Tyrin is a partner with a Omaha local investment firm, KL Capital Investments. The group goes out into the marketplace to acquire NNN commercial real estate properties to own and they bring family and friends in to partner alongside the general partners. Tyrin has been awarded with the Tom Osborne Citizenship Award 4 years in a row and was also a leader for the Inner Circle Entrepreneurship Group with Life Skills in the UNL athletic department. Tyrin has also won the President’s circle award for his production at Colliers in 2022. Tyrin is a member of the 42 Club which is a part of Northstar360 Foundation. Tyrin has spent his most valuable resource, time, in pursuing excellence in his community and within himself.  Welcome, Tyrin!
Family of Rotary event will be held at the Luminarium on Thursday, 4/18 from 7-10pm.
 The Luminarium asks groups to purchase tickets online in advance. For our adult-only nights on Thursday evenings, tickets are $20 per person. There is a $5 discount for members.
Referred to as Night Light, The Luminarium offers provocative programming encouraging guests to unlock their curiosity one exhibit at a time. Night Light is every Thursday evening-- doors open at 7:00 pm with the weekly event lasting until 10:00 pm. 
From Lindsey VandeHoef who is organzing a team: 
Let’s come together for a great cause and some fun! On Saturday, May 11 @ Miller’s Landing, Omaha West Rotary will be walking to save lives!  It’s FREE to sign up for the American Heart Association Heart & Stroke Walk, but you can also help fundraise to move the mission of the AHA forward.  Bring your family, friends & fur babies too!  My goal for this year is to have 100 people from our club to show up for our 100th Anniversary of AHA.  My whole family will be there, and I hope yours is too!   Click the link to go to our Team Page!  You can donate if you like, just sign up to walk, or both. 
Thank you to Jill Thomas/ Hurrdat Sports Bar
for sponsoring our April  Meetings!

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 -  at the German American Society 
                 Bellevue Papillion Rotary Club meets at DJ’s Dugout in Bellevue on Mondays at noon.  
Omaha Morning Rotary- Wheatfields 7am 
Northwest Rotary-noon- Sand Point  655 North 114th Street, Omaha, NE.
Wednesday: Omaha Downtown at Noon at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (Temporary Location) 113 N 18th St.
                       Council Bluffs Centennial 7am at HyVee on Madison upstairs 
Thursday:  Omaha Suburban at noon:  Legends (6920 Pacific St.) 
                    Council Bluffs at noon- Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center
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 - The Garage 
  • Lincoln South Rotary Club - Fridays noon - The Venue Private Dining Rooms - 4111 Pioneer Woods Dr
Please pay your Rotary dues by June 1st. Everyone should have gotten an emailed invoice.  If you need a copy of the invoice, please contact Jennifer.  Dues are $390 for the 23-24 year. If you'd like to pay other things, please add them to you total and send Jennifer an email with how to apply those funds. 
CLICK HERE to pay online.