This Week at Rotary- March 1st 
Chair of the Day: Bob Kully 
Invocator: Michelle Kaufmann
Cashier: Russ Iwan 
Sgt. at Arms: Carl Philo
Greeters:  Carl Greiner and Blake Martin 

Bob Wolfson
"Water, Water everywhere" - Israeli innovation and implications for the rest of the world
Last Week at Rotary
Last week, Past President Jill Slupe and Nick Rosenberry presided over the meeting. Russ Iwan gave the Invocation and  Bruce Cramer served as Cashier.  Dan Lassek was Sgt. at Arms.  Dwayne Brown and Maryssa Brown served as greeters. We had several announcements as well as a vocational talk by Mike Morey.  Kendall Scheer introduced Jim Reiff who talked about the Nebraska Enterprise Fund and the opportunities they've given to small businesses in their first 25 years. 
Secretary Nick Rosenberry Report

Omaha West Rotary Club Secretary Report for February 22, 2019: 


This past Friday, we had two visiting Rotarian - John Massih, who should be a new member soon!  And Chuck Sederstrom from Northwest.  We also had a few guests.  Kim Kuhle brought Gabriel Ruiz.  Rodge Bickerstafff brought his wife Katherine.  And Starla Waite invited Rebecca Kennedy. 

For good news, all of the donations went into the Dick “the head turner” Lerner lock box.  Dick must have a secret admirer because we had an anonymous donor for last week’s naming rights. 

We started with some not good news.  Lori Benton’s mother passed away recently.  Also, Bob Ames seems to be in bad health.  Please reach out to both members.   

In good news, Luke McNeese’s child has a new phrase of the week, “wuv you”.  Dick Lerner’s son is opening an office in India.  And Kim Kuhle said that she recently spoke with Nizar Mamdani.  He is still in physical therapy but says hi to all. 

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

Little Library Progress 
Thanks to all those who helped with the Little Library building at Mark Manhart's last weekend.  We continue to work on this project with a combined District Grant and West Rotary Foundation funds.  Volunteers are needed to build libraries THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND in Council Bluffs. Sign up at Friday's meeting or email to sign up. 
Rotary Leadership Institute 
The next session of Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) will be:
March 23, 2019 - Dundee Presbyterian Church - Omaha
(You can also attend March 2, 2019 in the Iowa City Area)
Register by March 18 (logon or register for an account at
$85 paid in advance through PayPal or by check
Rotary Leadership Institute is for everyone and anyone. The curriculum is designed using the learning spiral with sessions building on previous topics and experiences. 
Sign up yourself - you will be a more effective leader for your Rotary Club.
Rotary Leadership Institute is a facilitated program with active participation - no lecturing. Topics important to Rotary Clubs and Members such as Effective Service Projects, Membership Engagement, and understanding The Rotary Foundation are explored. You will discuss real challenges and exchange ideas.
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.
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. 
About Us 
Condolences to Lori Benton as her mother passed away last week. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.  Her address is 11115 Hilltop Avenue, Omaha, NE 68164.
(If you have information for the About Us section, please let Jennifer know.) 
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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.
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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Upcoming Events
After Hours at Slate Architecture
Slate Architecture
Mar 14, 2019
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Omaha West Rotary Board Meeting
Mar 20, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute
Dundee Presbyterian Church
Mar 23, 2019
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Omaha West Rotary Board Meeting
Apr 17, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Skinner Skyhawk Awards
Apr 19, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Omaha West Rotary Task Force Meeting
Apr 24, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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