Coming Up 10/4/19
Edward Kolb, Executive V.P. of Healthcare and Director
Boys Town Research Hospital & Clinics
Chair of the Day: Elizabeth Hallgren
Invocator: TBA
Sgt. At Arms: TBA
Cashier: Ron Niederhaus
Greeters: Mike Morey and Brett Wawers
Last Week at Rotary
Last week Suzan Rohrig gave the invocation. Elizabeth Hallgren and Nick Rosenberry served as Greeters.  John Morey was Cashier and Lori Benton was Sgt. at Arms.  We had several announcements.   Elizabeth Hallgren introduced Kathy Kemler from the Coalition on Human Trafficking who talked about the hotel/motel program, the District grant efforts, and showed new videos from the Coalition.
Congratulations to Mark Ellsworth who was recognized for a year of perfect attendance last week by Dan Lassek. 
Blue Badge 
Congratulations to Blake Martin who received his blue badge from his sponsor Kim Kuhle last week!
Family of Rotary 
Mark your calendars for our next event on November 4th at the Ronald McDonald house.  Cost is $10 for pizza we will eat with the families after a tour.   More details will follow.   
Upcoming Service Opportunities
We need volunteers for two upcoming projects:
On Wednesday, October 16th we will be assembling care packages for homeless families transitioning to housing with help from Heartland Family Services.   3-5pm at Slate Architecture. Sign up by going to the calendar portion of our website and clicking on the event.
On Saturday, October 19th, we are partnering with Habitat for Humanity and Suburban Rotary for Rock the Block. 
You must sign up by clicking HERE so that you can complete the waiver, etc. 

This event is all about bringing communities together and promoting healthy neighborhoods!  Months before the event, our staff meets and surveys the existing neighbors in the areas we serve. With your help, we will assist these residents with a variety of tasks, which usually include light repair, clean-up, sanding, painting, staining, and a lot of landscaping. At the end of the day, the neighborhood shines a little brighter, and new relationships are formed.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as water to drink.  Volunteer check-in and breakfast starts at 7:30 AM.  We will kickoff at 8:00 AM with a brief introduction to Habitat and the Rock the Block program. Then the music will start pumping and the work begins!  When it is all finished, we celebrate the day’s success and show our gratitude by sitting down together for lunch.

Location- TBA- there are 2 shifts 8-11 and 11-2 

We need 1 more volunteer to represent our club at the District Business meeting on 10/17 via webinar at 7pm. Attendance credit will be given. Let Jennifer know if you can do this. 

New Member Proposal
Name:  Gunner Kennedy 
Classification: Financial Advisor 
Position/Company: Northwestern Mutual 
Proposer: Dan Ferris 
 Any objection to this proposal must be in writing to the Board of Directors at by October 8th. 
Rotary Leadership Institute 
Engage and empower members . . .
Energize and strengthen your Rotary Club . . .
Provide Leadership Development for Members . . . 
Learn about Rotary and have fun!
That is the Rotary Leadership Institute experience!
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a facilitated program with active participation - not lecturing. Topics important to Rotary and Rotary Clubs such as Effective Service Projects, Membership Engagement, and understanding The Rotary Foundation are explored. You will discuss real challenges and exchange ideas.
Sign up yourself - you will be a more effective leader for your Rotary Club.
RLI is for everyone - Leadership is not a position, it is action.
October 19, 2019
Dundee Presbyterian Church - Omaha
Register by October 12 (logon or register for an account at
$85 paid in advance
RLI is not a repeat of other training available through Rotary and is not position specific.
The curriculum is designed using the learning spiral with sessions building on previous topics and experiences. Click here for the brochure.
Testimonial from a recent participant: RLI was a great opportunity to explore Rotary - really learn about this vast organization. This is the first time I truly understood that Rotary was not just about my Club - it extends beyond to other communities, states and the world. I feel that I can truly help my club with programs now that I have participated in RLI.
Roster Update -Deadline extended to 9/30
We will be producing a new printed roster this fall.  Consider advertising with us and supporting the cost of printing. We will be passing around a roster to update information or you can email your update to Jennifer.  Please contact Matt McKeever or Jennifer for more information or to place an ad. 
Club Vision Statement
We are a service organization with projects that support education and building understanding locally, nationally and globally.
Check Out Other Rotary Club's Weekly Speakers
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.
Need a Make-up?

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) 


Oct 04, 2019 12:00 PM
Director of Boys Town Research Hospital and Clinic
Oct 11, 2019 12:00 PM
Oct 18, 2019 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting at Werner Park
Oct 09, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Care Packages
Slate Architecture
Oct 16, 2019
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute
Dundee Presbyterian Church
Oct 19, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
West Foundation Meeting
Nov 01, 2019
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Family of Rotary Night at McDonald's
Ronald McDonald House
Nov 04, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Board Meeting at Champions
Nov 20, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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