Coming up Friday, June 21st
Changing of the Guard
Don't Miss it! 
Chair of the Day: Jill Slupe 
Invocator: Yolanda Hoffman 
Cashiers: Russ Iwan 
Sgt. at Arms: Bruce Cramer
Greeters: Kari Ketcham and Matt Molettiere
Secretary Nick Rosenberry Report

Omaha West Rotary Club Secretary Report for June 14, 2019:

This past Friday, we had a great meeting at Midlands. A big shout out to them. And because of this, it seems, we did not have any guests or visitors.

We did have some good news. Maryssa Brown said that the River City Mixed Chorus is having their 60th anniversary. Lucas Tieso’s sister just passed the exam to become a nurse practitioner. And Lori Benton said that Omaha West is going to leading the charge for the district when it comes to RYLA. We will be having an event at Camp Ketaki this summer. They have been averaging between 30 and 50 students. The camp can accommodate 88, so we want to hit that target. If you would like to help with RYLA, please see Lori.

Nick closed with a joke and wished everyone a good week.

Last Week at Rotary
Last week John Massih gave the invocation.   Tarina Cox- Jones and Ken Thomason served as Greeters. Bruce Cramer was Sgt. at Arms and Don Otis was Cashier.  Kari Ketcham introduced Dr. Don Coulter who presented on the rate of pediatric cancer in Nebraska.   Thank you to Midlands University for hosting us last week.  Chuck Schmaderer won a free lunch in the Bucks drawing.
For those who asked for Dr. Coulter's presentation, click HERE for the link. 
to Irv Veitzer who received his permanent badge from his sponsor and wife, Gail.
Family of Rotary Event 6/20 
Join us for a fun evening and Bonnie and Mark Gill's house. 8813 Harney Street. 5-7pm. Bring a guest for fun, food, and fellowship! 
Thursday, June 20th. 
Global Grant Information 
Nizar Mamdani worked with the in Rotary Club in Gwalior India and $72,047 was approved to support a watershed development in the Gwalior Region of Madhya Pradesh, India and to provide water conversation, hygiene education, effective agricultural practices and operation and maintenance trainings to participating villages.
Farmer Suicides, urban migration, crime in cities are some of the burning issues in drought prone regions of Central India. The major reason behind all these issues is agrarian distress caused due to improper watershed management. The problem increases manifold in years of insufficient rainfall.
Starting from Rotary Year 2015-16, Rotary Club of Nagpur and Rotary Club of Bombay Seacoast have successfully tackled this problem through various watershed development projects in Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra. These projects were executed through their Partners in Service - Dilasa Sanstha and Caring Friends Nagpur
Based on their success, Rotary Club of Gwalior has decided to take up a Watershed Project in Gwalior. A Watershed Map was created. A local organization (Parhit Samaj Seva Sanstha, Parhit in short) has been identified and members of Parihit have undergone a 5 day training at Dilasa Sanstha and fields where watershed projects were being executed by Dilasa Sanstha.
The project involves desilting of the stream of 3.1Km length and transfer of excavated soil for use in the farms.  The direct beneficiaries of this project will be approx 9589 villagers of Kuleth, Nayakpura, Bilpura, Milawali and Jigsoli villages and approx. 10,000 cattlehead.
The objectives of the project, which will be executed with Parhit, are creation of low cost and eco friendly water harvesting structure leading to creation of additional water storage of approx.  57,600 Cubic Meters, which will serve drinking needs of villagers and cattle and also serve irrigation needs. The water percolation is expected to be between 250,000 to 400,000 cubic meters, which will provide water to irrigate about 450 Hectares of land.
With the percolation of water, there will be a substantial increase in water table and water will be available to farmers for 9-10 months of a year. This will enable farmers to go for 2/3 crops per year, will increase the farm output leading to overall economic development of the currently distressed farming community.
Total Length of streams being treated: 3.1 Km
Total excavation from streams: 57,600 Cu. Mtr
New Member Proposals
Name: Kevin Wycoff 
Classification: Family Medicine/Retired 
Position/Company: Retired physician
Proposer: Butch Ethington 
Name: David M. Thompson
Classification: Attorney 
Position/Company: Carlson and Burnett 
Proposer: Jill Slupe 
 Any objections to these proposals must be in writing to the Board of Directors at by June 24th.
Club Vision Statement
We are a service organization with projects that support education and building understanding locally, nationally and globally.
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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, Vincenzo's, 15701 Pacific St.

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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