Upcoming Speakers
Bob Cryne
Dec 13, 2019 12:00 PM
Omaha Crimestoppers
Holiday Party at Anthony's
Dec 20, 2019 12:00 PM
Happy Holidays! No Meeting
Dec 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Past Speakers
Annual Club Assembly
Dec 06, 2019 12:00 PM
Upcoming Events
Club President
Club President-elect
Immediate Past Club President
Executive Director
Club Secretary
Club Treasurer
Club Foundation Chair - TRF
Club Membership Chair
Club Polio Chair
Club Public Relations
Club Information

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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Last week Engagement Chair Dan Lassek introduced us to the new "Game Changer" award that he will be giving out quarterly during this Rotary year.   I
  • It is based off 4 categories, each weighted 25%
    • 1. Attendance
    • 2. Recruitment
    • 3. Community Service Project/Social Events
    • 4. Club Meeting Service (Greeter, Cashier, Invocation, Vocational, Sgt at Arms, Chair of the Day)
  • The First Quarter Winners (TIE – each won a gift card to Hy-Vee) were: 
    • Jill Slupe
    • Deirdre Milobar
    • Mark Ellsworth  
  • Congratulations!  
We are participating in Christmas Tree Recycling out at Tranquility Park on December 28/29 and Jan 4/5.   Looking for volunteers to help people unload their cars on these days.  Come get to know your fellow Rotarians better while helping out the community.   
The below spots are still open- let Jennifer know if you would like one:
Dec 28- 10am-noon (1)
Dec 28 2-4 (1)
Dec 29 10am-noon (1)
Dec 29 2-4 (1)
Jan 4 12-2 (1)
Jan 5 10am-noon (1)
Jan 5 12-2 (2)
Jan 5 2-4 (1)
Join us and bring a guest to our Annual Holiday Luncheon.  It will be at Anthony's Restaurant on Friday, December 20th and will feature a special lunch and dessert with entertainment by the "Piano Man" David Gerard. You must be pre-registered and pre-paid to attend. Cost is $20 pp. You can sign up at a Friday meeting or online by CLICKING HERE. 
Several generous members were recognized for their support of the Intl. Rotary Foundation by Committee Chair JR Kammandel. 
Thank you to all of you! 
Bev Karrer was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for her contributions of $1000.
Don Otis was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow +6 for contributions over $7000.  
Carl Philo was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow +6 for contributions over $7000
Last week Martie Cordaro announced the Slate of Officers as selected by the Nominating Committee. Additional nominations can be made in writing with 10 signatures through 12/31.  The club will vote on the Officers on January 17th. 
President Designee: Michelle Schrage (to serve 21-22)
To serve with President Dwayne Brown (20-21):
Treasurer: Mark Ellsworth 
Secretary: Warren Whitted III 
Dan Lassek, Jim Gerner, Ken Thomason
Bob Cryne
Omaha Crimestoppers 
Chair of the Day: Jim Gerner 
Invocator: Gunner Kennedy 
Greeters: Gail and Irv Veitzer and Starla Waite
Cashier: Jill Slupe 
Sgt. At Arms: Carl Greiner
A/V: Maryssa Brown 
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 David Thompson gave the invocation. Carl Greiner and Pat Knowles served as Greeters.  Butch Ethington was Cashier and Starla Waite was Sgt. at Arms.  Nick Rosenberry took care of a/v for us.  We had several announcements.  Michelle Schrage introduced Beth Ostdiek Smith who told us of how they have built a non-profit business to rescue food waste and feed hungry people in Omaha. 
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.