Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Stephanie Olson- Prospective Member Day
Oct 07, 2022 12:00 PM
at Core Bank Community Room
Don Bacon
Oct 14, 2022 12:00 PM
Tony Vargas
Oct 21, 2022 12:00 PM
Past Speakers
Steve Glenn
Sep 23, 2022 12:00 PM
The Ukraine Refugee Project
Upcoming Events
Officers
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 Polio Chair
Club Program Chair
Club Public Image
Club Service Projects
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
Biaggi's
13655 California St.
Omaha, NE 68154
United States of America
Home Page Stories
 
We were saddened to learn this week of the passing of one of our long-time members, Del Toebben.   
 
Del was a member of our club for 44 years, since 1978 and served as our President in the 1991-1992 Rotary year. The photo on this page is Del and his wife Phyllis receiving a Rotary Foundation Major Donor recognition.  
 
He was an active Rotarian during that time and we had been fortunate to have him join us regularly on Zoom during the last couple of years.   He was a wonderful Rotarian and friend and will be missed. 

Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.  Condolences can be sent to his wife, Phyllis at 1438 N. 132nd Ave. Circle, Omaha, NE 68154.
 
The visitation and funeral are currently delayed. Please watch the Heafey website for more information.    
 
Stephanie Olson 
"Having Multigenerational Conversations
in the Workplace"
 
Prospective Member Day- Core Bank Community Room 
17807 Burke Street
 
Chair of the Day: Karl Fick
Sgt. at Arms: Lindsey Vande Hoef
Cashiers: Anne Fuhrman and Kathy Wawers
Greeter: Nathan Morgan
Invocator: Judy Ackland 
Congressman Don Bacon
 
Back at Biaggi's 
 
Chair of the Day: Patrick Roy 
Sgt. at Arms: Tony Veland 
Cashier: Laura Greet
Greeter: TBA
Invocator: TBA 
 
Last week Dick Lerner introduced us to new member Pam Hagge.  Pam is the Owner and Founder of Marigold ONE11, an information technology consulting firm that helps businesses leverage technology for internal efficiencies and increased conversion and sales.
 
Prior to starting Marigold ONE11, Pam was a Shareholder and Principal for Harbinger Partners, a regional Information Technology Staffing firm (previously known as Bass & Associates) and prior to that was the Vice President and Director of Marketing for SilverStone Group, a local insurance brokerage.
 
Pam is passionate about connecting people and making a positive difference.  
She has served on numerous boards, including:
  • Owens Educational Services, a not-for-profit organization that focuses on providing education and life skills for youth that are in need of a second chance,
  • Omaha Health Underwriters and the Nebraska Association of Health Underwriters, where she served on the legislative committee and made several trips to Washington DC to meet with Senators and Congressmen regarding healthcare.
  • Pam also served two consecutive board terms for the Visiting Nurse Association, a local organization that provides shelter nursing, school health and hospice and palliative care.
  • Pam currently serves as a Steering Committee member for the AIM Advanced Tech Leaders Academy, which is designed to help tech managers round out their leadership skills.
  • She is also a current board member for the Women in Technology of the Heartland, a local program that focuses on attracting more women to technology.
 
Pam is a Nebraska native and has lived in Omaha for 36 years. She and her husband, Marty, have three children and three grandsons. They also have a rescue dog named Kaci.
 
Pam loves Omaha and her reason for joining Rotary is to meet other people that are also excited about making a positive difference.  Welcome, Pam!
 
37 years ago Rotary International started the Polio Plus program, whose goal was to eradicate Polio from the face of the earth.  We’re down to two endemic countries, but as the recent case in New York reminds us, the battle is not over until it’s completely won.
One of the biggest problems we’re facing right now is “Polio fatigue.”  Rotarians have been hearing about Polio Plus for decades and currently only 1 Rotarian in 10 is donating to Polio Plus.  This is creating a funding shortfall at the most critical moment in the battle.  This last little bit is the hardest part of the fight. 
 
Gary Bren wants to remind us all how important our engagement in this fight is.  He’s going to be riding 102.6 miles in the Ride to End Polio on November 19th.    His goal is to raise $30,000 for Polio Plus…but the fundraising doesn’t stop there.  Our Rotary District will match dollar for dollar up to the first $20,000.  The funds are then matched two for one by The Gates Foundation.   That means that if you donate to support this ride, your funds will be matched as much as three for one.  If you help Gary meet his goal of $30,000, through matches that will be $150,000 towards Polio Plus.
 
The Ride to End Polio is part of the Tour De Tucson, which is celebrating it’s 39th year on November 19th.  Rotary got involved in 2009 and since then Rotarians have raised over $18,000,000—$53,000,000 when the Gates Match is added in—for Polio Plus.
The course for 102 mile ride covers a good portion of the Tucson Metro area, with scenery varying from Downtown to the aircraft boneyard to desert and Saguaro cactus.  Gary will be live streaming his ride, so you’ll be able to virtually come along with him and see the sights.  He finished the ride in 6 hours and 30 minutes last year and his goal is to finish under six hours this year.
You can make a donation to support Gary at his Raise For Rotary page. Donations made through Raise for Rotary will be credited to your Foundation giving and added to your club’s total donations. 
37 years ago Rotary made a promise to the children of the world.  In those 37 years we have:
  • Reduced cases from 400,000 to 25
  • Eradicated polio from 123 endemic countries
  • Helped vaccinate 3.5 billion children
  • Prevented 18 million cases of paralysis and hundreds of thousands of deaths.
Please consider supporting this ride to help Rotary make good on it’s promise to finish this battle.
Members of the Ecology Committee have been cleaning up the gardens at Project Harmony. If you'd like to help, please reach out to Charles Shapiro. Thanks to those who helped last weekend!
 
 
Thank you to Dan Lassek/Merrill Lynch
for sponsoring our October 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 - 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 Garden Cafe in Rockbrook 
 
Wednesday: Omaha Downtown at Noon resuming hybrid meetings.  
                       Council Bluffs Centennial 7am at HyVee on Madison upstairs 
 
Thursday:  Omaha Suburban at noon:  in person, German American Society  also hybrid 
                    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.  CLICK HERE to pay online.