Reminder: We are Meeting at Champions Run
Champions Run is ready for the Omaha West Rotarians! We are meeting at Champions Run this Friday, January 19th. See you there!
This Friday at Rotary
Presiding Officer: Nuzhat Mahmood
Secretary: Matt McKeever
Chair of the Day: JR Kammandel
Invocator: Jeff Zeimba
Cashier: Dick Sturgeon
Sgt. at Arms: Carl Philo
Vocational Talk: Jim Olafson
Greeters: Greg Key and Pat Knowles
Speaker: HAL DAUB
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Harold John Daub Jr is a lawyer and politician who served four terms in the United States House of Representatives and as the 39th Mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. Daub was elected to the  Board of Regents of the University Of Nebraska system. He is a member of the Republican Party. Daub will speak about his role as Regent.
Last Week at Rotary 1/12/2018
Last week, President Nuzhat Mahmood presided the meeting held at Midland University. Bob Fell gave the Invocation. Michelle Kaufmann and Dwayne Brown served as Greeters, while Mark Ellsworth was Cashier. Carl Philo was Sgt. At Arms. President-Elect Jill Slupe was Chair of the Day. Jill introduced our speaker artist Aurora Robson who did an impressive presentation on Intercepting the Waste Stream. Aurora truly creates beauty from trash. 
L to R: Matt McKeever, Nuzhat Mahmood, Jill Slupe, & Aurora Robson
Next Week at Rotary
Next Week at Rotary, January 26, 2018
Van Deeb, Inspirational Speaker and Author
"You Can Choose to be Confident"
Latest Update on Kent Templien
Kent's wife Juli Templien sent us Kent's latest update: "Kent is now at QLI in Omaha located at 6404 N 70th Plaza. He is in house 6, room 7. Kent's name is on his door. He is open to visitors in the evenings and on weekends."
Lets keep Kent in our thoughts and prayers for his continued recovery. Kent's email address is:; cellphone # (402) 290-1500. Let's send Kent an email or text everyday. You may also send a card to Kent's business address at: 182 S 166th Street, Omaha, NE 68118. Your words of encouragement and well wishes will make a difference.
Meet our Newest Member Rebecca Miller
Rebecca Miller is the Owner and Managing Director of FixLexia, a clinic dedicated to the needs individual affected by dyslexia or other reading-related difficulties. As an Educational Consultant, she has collaborated with various school districts in the Omaha area.  Rebecca is also a Board Certified Educational Advocate allowing her to help parents navigate the special education process on behalf of their school-aged children. Before opening FixLexia, she co-owned and managed a private in-home tutoring company for 13 years serving nearly 3,200 Omaha area students. Rebecca's experience as an educational consultant and parent advocate have provided her with a unique opportunity to understand educational issues from varying perspectives.  Prior to working in the educational field, Rebecca was an Investment Broker for Wells Fargo Advisors. 
While a new Rotarian, Rebecca has been a long time Rotarian at heart as she has been helping Omaha West Rotary by providing her expert assistance for our Rotary Readers project. Rebecca's membership to West Rotary was proposed and sponsored by Don Otis.
Rebecca Miller
L to R: Don Otis, Rebecca Miller, & Nuzhat Mahmood
January Birthdays


January Birthdays
Dennis Hein 02   Kim Kuhle 08   Robert Kully 08   Patrick Knowles 09   Marsha Kubica 14
Diane Stewart 15   Dick Lerner 16   Nuzhat Mahmood 17   Greg Key 21   William Sutton 25
Rod Anderson 27   Jill Slupe 27   Richard Sturgeon 30



Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
The 2018 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Seminar will be held April 6-8, 2018 at Camp Kitaki near Louisville NE.  High school juniors are eligible to apply.  RYLA camp is an intensive 3-day training program for High School Juniors that helps participants think critically about important issues and share ideas with talented peers, earn how to coordinate and lead community service projects, discuss the importance of good governance and civil society to the world, and finally, learn to think globally and explore issues that transcend national borders. 

The camp, in its 6th year, focuses on youth leadership development.  Students learn about how to make a positive impact as emerging leaders in their communities as well as internationally.  One of the running themes of the camp is the “Country Challenge”. This unique group activity allows teams of students to conceive and develop model global humanitarian initiatives.  The teams discuss how to work cross culturally to develop sustainable projects.  They do research on assigned countries to determine needs and then design projects collaboratively with an international partner.  
Our RYLA Committee will be releasing more details soon to help facilitate in nominating high school juniors for RYLA.
Speed Up Your Check-in, Get a Punch Card
We are now offering 10 punch lunch tickets ($160) and 10 punch meeting-only tickets ($70) for sale at the meetings. Get one and don't worry about having cash or getting out your credit card! For sale at check-in. 
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BELLEVUE 12:00 PM (DJ's Dugout, 10308 S. 23rd St.)
NORTH 12:00 PM (Omaha Eppley Airport Conference Room)  

MILLARD 12:00 PM (German American Society, 3717 South 120th Street) - NO MEETING on Oct 9  

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

NORTHWEST 12:00 PM ( Effective August 15th Northwest Rotary will meet Tuesday's at noon at Jerico's, 11732 W Dodge Rd, Omaha, NE 68154.)

SOUTHWEST NIGHT 5:15 PM (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)  
Jan 26, 2018 12:00 PM
You can choose to be confident
Feb 02, 2018 12:00 PM
Feb 09, 2018 12:00 PM
Feb 23, 2018 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
West Rotary Luncheon
Jan 26, 2018
West Rotary Luncheon
Feb 02, 2018
West Rotary Luncheon
Feb 09, 2018
West Rotary Luncheon
Feb 16, 2018
West Rotary Luncheon
Feb 23, 2018
West Rotary Luncheon
Mar 02, 2018
West Rotary Luncheon
Mar 09, 2018
West Rotary Luncheon
Mar 16, 2018
West Rotary Luncheon
Mar 23, 2018
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