This Week at Rotary- April 5th 
Chair of the Day: Susan Thomas 
Invocator: Russ Iwan 
Cashier: Greg Key 
Sgt. at Arms: Bob Lovgren 
Greeters:  Volunteers needed 

Jesse Bell- UNMC College of Public Health 
"Why Climate Change Matters to Nebraska" 
Last Week at Rotary
Last week, John Morey filled in as President.  Along with Secretary Nick Rosenberry, he presided over the meeting.  Ben Kratz gave the Invocation and  Butch Ethington served as Cashier.  Carl Philo was Sgt. at Arms.  Yolanda Hoffman and John Massih served as greeters. We had several announcements, presentations, and a new member introduction.  Bob Kully introduced John Starita who gave some history about Native Americans in Nebraska. 
Secretary Nick Rosenberry Report

Omaha West Rotary Club Secretary Report for March 29, 2019:

This past Friday, we had several visiting Rotarians including Gary Bren from Downtown, Nizar Mamdani from Naples, and Roxy Orr  and Mark Taylor from Suburban. We also had many guests! Butch Ethington brought Dr. John Kugler. Lori Benton invited Heidi Kelly. Mark Ellsworth brought Jaren Tate. Joe Finnegan invited Noah Hoffman. Bev Karrer brought her husband Dr. Bill Karrer. And finally, Deirdre Milobar brought several guests – Colm Breathnach, Leon Milobar, Barb Levitan.

For good news, Lori Benton passed part 1 of the Rotary Leadership Institute. She also convinced her father to enter his 1929 Ford pickup into the upcoming Rotary auto show. John Philo’s son is going to be attending the University of Tulsa this fall. Carl Greiner’s daughter is going to be the Director of the ICU at the University of Minnesota. His son is going to be the Director of cardiovascular department, also at the University of Minnesota. Yolanda Hoffman was glad to be back at Rotary and her medical condition has improved tremendously. Martie Cordaro is glad that the exhibition games are over. They set an attendance record with 9,300. The regular season also starts on April 9th. Blake Martin is also glad that Yolanda is back. Nizar Mandami on behalf of UNMC just signed a MOU to help build a cancer hospital near Shanghai, China. Holly Gillespie’s brother is in China to adopt a 3 year old daughter. Her sister was also diagnosed with cancer, but the latest tests shows the cancer is gone!

Nick taught everyone the Heimlich maneuver and wished everyone a good week.

Welcome Deirdre Milobar! 
Last week Bonnie Gill introduced us to new member Deirdre Milobar.  Deirdre was born and educated in Ireland.

She attended St. Patrick's College of Education at the National University of Ireland & Majored in Special Education.  She then taught in Dublin and Cashel for 9 years.

Deirdre received a Rotary Fellowship to study at UNO. She earned a Masters' of Reading Diagnosis and Remediation as well as a Master's in Learning Disabilities.  She went on to earn her PhD in Educational Administration-Special Education. 

She became a Reading Specialist with Council Bluffs Community Schools until 1998. She also served as Principal of Madonna School Omaha (Special Education) 1998-2003 and then worked for Omaha Public Schools Special Education until retirement. 

Deirdre is an active community member having served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA Maple St, Community Alliance, and the Omaha Education Association.  She currently serves on theCommunity Alliance Committee for their annual fundraiser "Breaking the Silence".

She is also a Past President of Irish American Cultural Institute & the Nebraska Association for Disabilities.  She is married to Leon Milobar.  He is District Director of Small Business Administration.

In her free time, Deirdre enjoys traveling, reading, walking, quilting, lunching with friends and sampling good wine.  Welcome, Deirdre! 

Paul Harris Recognition 
Last week Bonnie Gill recognized Butch Ethington as a Paul Harris Fellow +1 for his donations of $2000 to the Rotary Intl. Foundation.   Ron Niederhaus was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow +3 for his donations of $3000.  Congratulations and thank you to you both! 
to Dwayne Brown who completed the Rotary Leadership Institute course two weeks ago and received his certificate from Past District Governor Gary Bren.
Join the West Rotary Task Force! 
Please consider being part of the Omaha West Rotary Task Force meeting on April 24th at Champions Run from 12-1 to look into the future and brainstorm about future projects the club can  develop and execute to make Omaha a better place.  The Board would like this Task Force to identify projects, needs, volunteers and resources.  We want your ideas, passions, and support.  Cost is $16 for lunch.  Please click HERE to register.  
Questions? Please contact President Jill Slupe. 
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Please note changes to the SW Rotary Night Club:

We are now known as the Omaha Rotary Night Club! Our meeting time has also changed, we now meet the first, third, and fifth Tuesdays of the month at 5:30 pm at DJ's Dugout at 176th & Q.  Starting April 2, 2019, we will be changing all future meetings to Vincenzo's, 15701 Pacific St.

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BELLEVUE 12:00 PM (DJ's Dugout, 10308 S. 23rd St.)
MILLARD 12:00 PM (German American Society, 3717 South 120th Street) 

MORNING 7:00 AM (Happy Hollow Country Club, 1701 S. 105th St.)    

NORTHWEST 12:00 PM (Jerico's, 11732 W Dodge Rd, Omaha, NE 68154)

OMAHA NIGHT 5:30 PM on first, third, and fifth Tuesdays of the month (DJ's Dugout at 17666 Welch Plaza, northeast corner of 180th & Q streets) 

COUNCIL BLUFFS CENTENNIAL 1st Wed 7:00 AM; 3rd Wed floating event; no meeting other weeks (Hy-Vee in Mall of the Bluffs, I-80 Exit 5)
DOWNTOWN 12:00 PM (Field Club, 3615 Woolworth Ave.)

COUNCIL BLUFFS NOON 12:00 PM (The Center, 714 S. Main St.)  

SUBURBAN  12:00 PM (Anthony's, 7220 F St.)   

WESTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY 7:00 AM (Elkhorn Common Ground Community Center, 1701 Veteran's Drive)

WEST 12:00 PM (Champions Run, 13800 Eagle Run Drive) 


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Why Climate Change Matters to Nebraska
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