Upcoming Speakers
Dr. Susan Reay-UNO School of Social Work
Aug 19, 2022 12:00 PM
Mental Health
District Governor Barbara Bartle
Aug 26, 2022 12:00 PM
No Meeting- Happy Labor Day
Sep 02, 2022 12:00 PM
Past Speakers
Dr. Christopher Kratochvil
Aug 12, 2022 12:00 PM
Global Center For Health Security
Upcoming Events
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
13655 California St.
Omaha, NE 68154
United States of America
Home Page Stories
Dr. Susan Reay
Omaha West Rotary and UNO Partner to Improve Mental Health Services 
Chair of the Day: Rebecca Miller 
Greeter: Laura Greet
Invocator: Glenn Greet
Sgt. at Arms: TBA
Cashier: Brett Wawers 
A/V- Warren Whitted III
Last week Gary Bren introduced us to new member Christian Kloster.    Christian is an Iowa native who attended Wartburg College. 
Christian is married to Elise and they have 4 kids; Ethan: 21, Tyler: 19, Aidan: 16 and Ava: 15
For 20 years, Christian managed various secondary marketing desks for mortgage companies and banks (set daily interest rates, hedged interest rate risk, managed loan products and traded mortgage assets in the capital markets).   In 2011, Christian moved to Omaha to work for First National Bank.  In 2017, he left First National to focus full time on land development with business partner, Tom Falcone (Falcone Land Development).  Falcone Land Development acquires open ground, does all entitlement and infrastructure (streets, sewer, water, and power) and sells residential lots to builders.
Christian currently owns or is a part-owner in 12 different businesses/partnerships including homebuilder, Edward Custom Homes.
Christian is a member of Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Metro Omaha Builders Association, Omaha Area Board of Realtors and past member of Suburban Rotary.  He is also Treasurer for the Aquatic Club of Elkhorn (ACE) – Non profit swim club for youth.
In his free time, Christian enjoys  CrossFit,  golf, skiing, boating, and football tailgater (Ethan a senior at University of Iowa “Go Hawks!” and Tyler a sophomore at Colorado University “Sko Buffs!”).
With only 2 kids left at home Elise and Christian look forward to more entrepreneurial opportunities (maybe not Elise) volunteering opportunities and traveling.  Welcome, Christian!
Last week Mark Ellsworth introduced new member Tony Veland.   
Sports have always been a passion of Tony’s because of the competition, but he has grown to appreciate it more over the years because of the lessons learned, and the platform it’s provided him: an attentive ear, which helps him speak into the lives of others. As an advisor for a number of years, he has helped individuals to become better stewards of their finances. As a coach, he has helped kids to become better athletes, but more importantly, he’s taught life lessons and instilled traits and habits that lead to success in the future.

Now, as Director of Business Development at Omaha not-for-profit AIM Institute, he helps provide resources to affect change in the community where it is needed most. Due to the number of ways AIM helps in the community, working at the nonprofit gives him the chance to lead a team that is focused on changing lives through tech education and career development.
Welcome, Tony!
The annual Police and Fire Luncheon where we recognize an outstanding Omaha Police Officer and Firefighter will be held on Friday, September 9th at Werner Park.   Lunch will be a chicken wrap, chips, and cookie.    You must pre-register to attend.  Cost is $20
You can let Jennifer know you will use your lunch ticket or pay online with a card here:
Congratulations to Laura and Glenn Greet who received their blue badges last week! 
Also, Save the Date: 
Suzan Rohrig's house.  
Thursday, September 22 5-7pm 
Each year we produce a printed roster that is supported by ad revenue for printing and mailing.  Consider advertising your business! 
Please make sure your information is updated in clubrunner.   If you'd like to know more, please contact Warren Whitted III or Jill Slupe.
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.

The 15th annual golf scramble is coming up and we need your help!
The annual Omaha West Rotary golf scramble is being held September 29, 2022 at Pacific Springs. 
Here are the details:
-11am Sign In
-12pm Shotgun Start
The link to sign up is now active! 
All the proceeds will go to support the Omaha West Rotary Foundation.
Here is where we need your support:
-Sign up a team
-Sign up for a sponsorship - plenty of opportunities (I already covered the "Keg Sponsor" which means FREE BEER to start the event.)
-Sign up to donate a raffle prize
-Sign up to volunteer - I need 6 volunteers. Please contact me via email at ampearson10@gmail.com
Last year we had our most successful golf outing yet and we look to continue that momentum this year! We even had a $10,000 hole-in-one last year! Thanks to Joe Finnegan, they are no longer offering that has a package haha. That was pretty special though. Our goal is 128 players (32 foursomes). 
The Fundraising Committee is looking forward to your help in making this a success!
Thank you! Alex Pearson 
Thanks to our August meeting sponsor Gary Bren with Turner Technology!
 If you would like to sponsor a month and be featured on our website, newsletter, and at weekly meetings, please contact Jennifer.

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.