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Coming Up 11/10/23
 
 
Jay Miralles
CEO of 50 Mile March
 
 
 
Chair of the Day: Michelle Schrage
Cashiers: Brett and Kathy Wawers
Sgt. At Arms: Tim Calabro
Greeter: Candy Specht
Invocator: Micki Pane 
Welcome New Members! 
Last week Kaleb Duncan introduced us to new member Lydia Johnson.  Lydia is originally from Columbus, Nebraska.  Lydia graduated in 2023 from UNO with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate and Land Use Economics. This is serving her well at Sage Capital Real Estate as a Commercial Real Estate Associate.
 
Lydia is an active community volunteer.  In a remarkable initiative called the 'Hunger Farm' project, Lydia donated an impressive 1,080 pounds of fresh vegetables, valued at $2,200, over three consecutive summers. This generous act helped provide essential access to fresh produce for those experiencing food insecurity in Columbus.  She has been on several church mission trip and was active in  Alpha Xi Delta raising funds for charities.   
 
In her free time, Lydia enjoys nature and Chamber events. Welcome, Lydia!
 
 
Last week Ron Niederhaus reintroduced us to returning member Rob Walker.   Rob is the CEO/President of Max I. Walker, a dry cleaning and uniform rental business.  Rob was previously a member of our club from 1988 to 2015 and we are thrilled to have him back. 
 
Rob is married to Donna and is very involved in giving back to the community through such initiatives as the Ultra Chic Prom Boutique fundraiser and Bikes for Kids.   Welcome back, Rob!
 
 
November is Rotary Foundation Month
Please consider a donation to the Intl. Rotary Foundation during the month of November.   Rotary Foundation funds go around the globe to better the lives of people.   Some of this money comes back to our club in the form of District Grants for local Projects.  You can donate HERE.   $100 annually makes you a Paul Harris Sustaining Member.   You can give $10 a month automatically as well to make the annual goal easy. 
 
Volunteer Opportunities
We have lots of ways for you to make a difference in the next couple of months.  
 
Career Day: On Tuesday, November 14th, Omaha West Rotary will host a Career Day for about 100 4th and 5th Grade students at Skinner Magnet School.    Rotarians and others representing different professions will discuss their careers with the students from 1-3:30. 
 
We need volunteers to represent their careers.   Please send your contact information to Denny Duer at denny.d@proassoc.net 402-670-3378.
 
Salvation Army Bell Ringing- Saturday, November 25th from 11am- 4pm at Baker's at 132nd and Maple CLICK HERE to sign up. 
 
Salvation Army Winter Night Watch- meet at headquarters by 5:30 (10755 Burt St) Various dates available beginning on 11/27. CLICK HERE to sign up.  Warm clothing donations are being accepted by Bel-Air clothing
About Winter Night Watch: For a couple of hours, come and help the Salvation Army at 10755 Burt Street feed and clothe some of our community's most vulnerable population. Two of you will be in the back of a Salvation Army truck beginning at 5:30, fully equipped with hot food and much need clothing items to serve the least amongst us. You should be back at Salvation Army and in your car by 8 p.m. Please help Omaha West make the most difference with your service and time in our community. 
Happy Hour for November 
 
The next Happy Hour will be at the Granary in Ralston on November 9th from 4:30-7 p.m. Mark your calendar! 
 
New Member Info Meeting 11/10
For Red Badgers who have not yet attended one of these, please mark your calendar for November 10th right after the meeting for an orientation meeting.
 
About Us
Dick Sturgeon's wife, Jeanie, moved back to Madonna on Monday of last week and seems to have stabilized, she is doing her third day of therapy’s today, which is huge milestone. She overall has made some great progress in spite of some setbacks. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers. 
 
Monthly Meeting Sponsor 
Thank you to our November/December Meeting Sponsor.
Gretchen Radler/ Bloom Companion Care 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Nov 10, 2023 12:00 PM
Nov 17, 2023 12:00 PM
CEO of Boys Town
Nov 24, 2023 12:00 PM
Dec 01, 2023 12:00 PM
President of Nebraska Pro Volleyball
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Upcoming Events
RMD Meals
Nov 06, 2023
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Happy Hour
Nov 09, 2023
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Skinner Career Fair
Nov 14, 2023
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
Board Meeting
Nov 15, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Bakers
Nov 25, 2023
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Winter Night Watch Starts
Nov 27, 2023
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Cirque de Soleil
Nov 30, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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Sponsors
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Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Trudy Bredthauer
November 1
 
David Fulton
November 2
 
Warren Ford
November 7
 
Matt McKeever
November 9
 
Tim Calabro
November 19
 
Andrew Galardi
November 20
 
Jennifer Bumsted
November 20
 
Elizabeth Hallgren
November 21
 
Mark Ellsworth
November 21
 
Carl Philo
November 25
 
Michelle Schrage
November 27