Coming up 3/13/20
Mike Kelly
with accompanist Judy Sealer 
"Saint Patrick's Day Song Fest" 
Chair of the Day: Bonnie Gill 
Invocator: Zane Parkhurst 
Greeters: Gail and Irv Veitzer
Sgt. at Arms: Brad Rohrig
Cashiers: Anne Fuhrman and Tim Neal 
A/V: Maryssa Brown 
Pricing Changes 
A reminder that meal prices on March 1 went to $18 and meeting only prices to $10.   If you have a lunch or no lunch punch card, you can bring extra dollars for each week or make a single payment with check, cash, or card to upgrade your ticket. 
Last week at Rotary 
Last week Elizabeth Hallgren served as Sgt. at Arms.  Pat Knowles served as Greeter. Mark Ellsworth gave the invocation. Bruce Cramer was the Cashier, and Yolanda Hoffman was a/v specialist.  Nuzhat Mahmood filled in as President.   Mark Manhart Sr. introduced us to Professor Charles Johanningsmeier who talked about Willa Cather and her legacy to Nebraska and literature. 
Women of Rotary 
Last week Deb Sepich announced an event featuring Rotary called "Equality for Education" held in Washington, D.C. If you would like to watch the video CLICK HERE. 
Deb is posting this great photo of West Rotary women Rotarian's to the Women of Rotary Facebook page. 
Welcome Package Assembly 
Thanks to those Rotarians (and Dwayne Brown for offering his space) who assembled Welcome Packages for families leaving homeless shelters to housing.  This project was sponsored by our club by use of a District Grant (and your generosity to our Foundation).
Please see the thank you letters below that we received:
To whom it may concern, 
I have been working with Heartland Family Service for the last six months to get help stabilizing my life 
and reconnecting with my family.  They were able to quickly find me a suitable apartment but income 
was still a struggle.  I tried applying for jobs but wasn’t having any luck and couldn’t find the right fit.  
During that time I finally had a place to sleep and prepare food but with the lack of income, wasn’t able 
to buy the things I needed for the apartment.  That was when my case manager brought me a move in 
kit that she told me she got from your club.  It had all the tools I needed to prepare food, get a good 
night’s sleep, and focus on finding a job.  Now I am fully employed and able to get the things I need on 
my own.  Without your generous donation I could have fallen back into despair and depression.  Thank 
you so much for the boost I needed to get my life back on track! 
A very grateful person
Generous people, 
My case manger asked me to write something about how much your donations meant to me.  I will start 
by saying that all the help I have received from this community has been amazing.  I am originally from 
Louisiana and I can tell you that the people here in this community are really special.  The kind of help I 
received since arriving here a couple months ago has been truly amazing.  I was connected to a housing 
program through the shelter that I was staying at.  My case manager at Heartland Family Service has 
been amazing.  I went from sleeping under a bridge in Denver to having my own apartment here in 
Omaha in a matter of five months.  Now that I have my own place I have been able to get my health care 
taken care of and my case manager is helping obtain the benefits I need to get by on my own.  When I 
first moved into my apartment I was scared about the responsibility I was taking on and was extremely 
concerned on how I was going to get the things I needed to cook, clean, and live an independent life.  
My case manager brought me one of the move in kits that you amazing people donated and it had 
everything I needed to get a head start and get me by until other benefits kicked in.  Thank you so much 
for the household items I needed and without you amazing people I would probably be sleeping under 
another bridge tonight.  God Bless You All!!! 
A very lucky and thankful person 
Family of Rotary- St. Patrick's Day Party
  Please mark your calendars for March 17th for a St. Patrick's Day party hosted by Janet Wallace and Deirdre Milobar.  It will be at the Wallace pub at 226 N. 119th St. from 5-8 and feature traditional food and drink. Bring $10 pp to the event. Wear your green and invite a guest! 
Congratulations President Martie Cordaro! 
Last week our President Martie Cordaro missed our meeting so that he could receive recognition in Kansas City as the 2020 George Brett Award for Comittment recipient from the ALS Association Mid-America Chapter.  CLICK HERE for a video of our very humble President talking about the award.  Congratulations! (and bring your fine money, Martie). 
Get your Tickets for Bloody Mary Jazz Fest! 
New Member Proposals
Name:  Adriana Ullrich
Classification: Residential Construction
Position/Company: Valley Construction 
Proposer: Yolanda Hoffman
Name:  Candace Specht
Classification: Insurance
Position/Company: Candy Specht State Farm
Proposer: Ken Thomason
 Any objection to these proposals must be in writing to the Board of Directors at within one week. 
RYLA Sponsorship and Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you to Omaha West Rotary who is the Gold RYLA sponsor.  Your generosity makes this possible!
Sponsors for the Annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp coming up in April are needed. We are also in need of volunteers. Click HERE to volunteer. 
Monthly Speaker Sponsor 
Thank you to Gretchen Radler/Bloom Companion Care for sponsoring our speaker lunches for the month of March. If you would like to sponsor a month and be featured on our website, newsletter, and at weekly meetings, please contact Jennifer.
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.
Nominate members and they will naturally become more engaged because they will have a richer Rotary experience.
RLI is for everyone - Leadership is not a position, it is action.
March 28, 2020* - Omaha
Dundee Presbyterian Church - Omaha
$85 paid in advance
RLI is not a repeat of other training available through Rotary and is not position specific
Club Vision Statement
We are a service organization with projects that support education and building understanding locally, nationally and globally.
Announcements from Other Clubs 
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) 


Mar 13, 2020 12:00 PM
St. Patrick's Song Fest
Mar 20, 2020 12:00 PM
Developmental Language Disorder
Mar 27, 2020 12:00 PM
Special Dental Surgery
Apr 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Author of "The Spirit of Nebraska: A History of Husker Game Day Traditions"
Apr 10, 2020 12:00 PM
President of LoLo's Angels
Apr 17, 2020 12:00 PM
A History of Omaha West Rotary
Apr 24, 2020 12:00 PM
President & CEO of Methodist Hospital Foundation
May 01, 2020 12:00 PM
May 15, 2020 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
West Foundation Meeting
Feb 28, 2020
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Board Meeting at Werner Park
Mar 11, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day Party
Wallace Pub
Mar 17, 2020
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting at Werner Park
Apr 08, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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