This Week at Rotary- April 12th 
Chair of the Day: Susan Thomas 
Invocator: Ken Thomason 
Cashier: Don Otis 
Sgt. at Arms: Bob Lovgren 
Greeters:  Tarina Cox- Jones and Ben Kratz 

Brandon Grimm- UNMC College of Public Health 
"Leadership for the Public's Health"  
Last Week at Rotary
Last week, President Jill Slupe presided along with Secretary Nick Rosenberry. Russ Iwan gave the Invocation and  Greg Key served as Cashier.  Bob Lovgren was Sgt. at Arms.  Mark Ellsworth and Laura Thomas served as greeters. District Governor Julie O'Hara was in attendance.  We had several announcements and presentations.  Susan Thomas introduced Jesse Bell who talked about how climate change is affecting Nebraska. 
Secretary Nick Rosenberry Report

Omaha West Rotary Club Secretary Report for April 5, 2019:

This past Friday, we had two visiting Rotarians including Julie O’Hara, our District Governor. We also had Mark Taylor from Suburban. For guests, Del Toebben brought his wife Phyllis and Kim Kuhle invited Blaine Hellman.

April Birthdays include Randy Parks (5), Randy Kathol (6), Richard Diamond (7), Martie Cordaro (8), and Brad Rohrig (9), Rodge Bickerstaff (11), Ron Niederhaus (17), Bob Walker (21), and Laura Thomas (30).

For good news, Dick Lerner is helping local churches with clothing donations for those effected by the flooding. If you would like to donate some gently used clothing, please drop it off at Belair Fashions and Dick will see that it gets to those who need it. Ben Kratz’s company, McCarthy’s One Hour Heating and Air, is also helping those effected by the flooding by offering free inspections and 10% of proceeds to charity. Rebecca Miller’s company, Fix-Lexia will be donating $25 for each referral to charity. Martie Cordaro said that the Omaha Potholes night is set for April 24th. The Storm Chasers will be donating some of the proceeds to DC West, Bellevue, and Fremont to help rebuild ball fields.

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

to Del and and Phyllis Toebben who were recognized as Major Donors to the Intl. Rotary Foundation by District Governor Julie O'Hara.  Major Donors have contributed $10,000 to the Rotary Foundation which supports projects around the world to promote education, literacy, and disease eradication.  Thank you for your generosity and congratulations!
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 
Through the generosity of donors and Evan Olson's family, his memorials to Rotary were donated to sponsor 10 students to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp last weekend.  Here are comments from a student (names removed for privacy) who attended last weekend:
I just wanted to let you all know that________________came into my office at 7:30 AM today with the most positive outlook on life. Her words: "Mrs._____________, I just had the most amazing weekend of my life" She went on to tell me how she has never had such an impactful and meaningful experience. She was so very grateful and super excited about everything she learned and experienced. ____________hasn't always had the easiest life growing up and in fact, many would be in disbelief of some of the barriers she has overcome because she hasn't let it get in the way of her success. I just want to say thank you to all of you involved for providing this amazing opportunity for our youth. Summer definitely had an outstanding experience, and I believe this was a pivotal point in her life. Thank you and God Bless all that you do for our youth.
School Counselor
A Rotary 5650 District High school
About Us 
President Jill talked to Bob Fell on Saturday and he is feeling better. He thinks he will be in the hospital a while longer and is getting better.  He is not accepting visitors at this time and will let us know when he is.  He appreciates the cards, positive thoughts, and prayers.  He sounded perky and on the mend.   If you would like to send Bob a card, please direct it to his home at: 11308 Pine Plaza, Omaha, NE 68144
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. 
Announcements from Other Clubs 
When: Saturday April 13
6:15 pm Registration
6:30 pm Start
Where: Ashland Golf Club
16119 HWY 6
2 miles SW of Ashland
Free-Will Entry: $40 Donation $20 Rebuy for Funding Rotary Projects
Cash Prizes Based On # Of Entries, Guaranteed $100 First Place Winner
Email or text me if you have any questions.  Thanks for helping spread the word.
God bless,
Rev. Gary Coulter
Ashland Rotary Club, Executive Secretary  
cell: 402-202-3782
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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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UNMC CEO and UNO Chancellor
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Omaha West Rotary Board Meeting
Mar 20, 2019
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Mar 21, 2019
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Rotary Leadership Institute
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Mar 23, 2019
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Omaha West Rotary Board Meeting
Apr 17, 2019
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Skinner Skyhawk Awards
Apr 19, 2019
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Omaha West Rotary Task Force Meeting
Apr 24, 2019
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Tree Planting Project
Apr 27, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
63rd Annual Senior Recognition Day
May 03, 2019
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