Upcoming Event: Our Biggest Project of the Year
The multi-club meal packaging project, led by Omaha West Rotary this year, is happening on February 9, 2019, Saturday, 8:00 am to 12:45 pm. This project requires 115 volunteers, and we are looking for just 15 more volunteers. Please sign up now for only 1 hour and 15 minutes of your time, CLICK/TAP HERE or sign up with Jennifer at the meeting. Questions, please contact Brett Wawers at (402) 672-6070. 
February is Peace & Conflict Resolution Month
February is Peace and Conflict Resolution Month for Rotary International and Rotarians, led by Carl Greiner and Kim Kuhle, will gather to discuss Lincoln's Second Inaugural address.  This will be a chance for everyone to share their views and values as well as fellowship.   Everyone is invited to participate.  The copies of the inaugural address will be provided, but each Rotarian pays for their own meal. Register now, CLICK/TAP HERE. Questions, please contact Carl Greiner or Kim Kuhle.
This Week at Rotary February 1, 2019
Presiding Officer: Jill Slupe
Secretary: Nick Rosenberry
Chair of the Day: Deb Neary
Invocator: Manny Paz
Cashier: Russ Iwan
Sgt. at Arms: Dan Lassek
Greeters: Martie Cordaro & Butch Ethington
Speaker: Moniki Gunn-Cannon

Moniki Gunn-Cannon
, Director of the Step Up Omaha! 
PRESENTATION:   Step Up Omaha! Is one of the largest programs in Omaha that is closing the employment gap by investing in tomorrow’s workforce.  This is a program of the Empowerment Network that works in collaboration with Mayor Jean Stothert and the City of Omaha.  Moniki will share information regarding the success of this program, and explain how local companies can utilize this resource to add to their own summer workforce.

BIO: Moniki Gunn-Cannon is the Director of the Step Up Omaha! Program for the Empowerment Network.  She is also a  national speaker, development coach and consultant with Gunn & Cannon Empowerment Group where she focuses on helping people and teams increase their performance.   Prior to starting Gunn & Cannon Empowerment Group, Moniki was a District Human Resources Manager at Kiewit Corporation where she was also trained as a Certified Gallup Strengths Performance Coach.  Cannon holds an undergraduate degree in Human Resources Management and graduate degree in Organizational Leadership. Read more about Moniki HERE.
Last Week at Rotary
Last week, Past President Susan Thomas presided the meeting. Bob Fell gave the Invocation. John Morey and Matt Molettiere served as greeters. Andy Shim was Sgt. at Arms. Tim Neal was Cashier. John Philo introduced new member Tony Schultz, and Kendall Scheer introduced returning Omaha West Rotarian Bob Kardell. Michelle Schrage received her Blue Badge from her Rotary sponsor Yolanda Hoffman. Brett Wawers sponsored the visit of 10 members of the Future Business Leaders of America from Skutt Catholic High School. Deb Neary hosted and introduced our speaker OPS Superintendent Cheryl Logan. We had a record of nearly 100 in attendance. Thanks to our PR & Publicity Committee, the meeting was covered by the Omaha World-Herald, and you can read the news article  here.
Susan Thomas, Superintendent Cheryl Logan & Deb Neary
Welcome Back, Bob Kardell
Last week, Kendall Scheer introduced returning Omaha West Rotarian Bob Kardell. He left Rotary years ago due to a work transfer. Bob Recently joined the Goosmann Law firm as a cybersecurity attorney after retiring from the FBI after 26 years.  Bob was born and raised in Omaha but has lived Chicago and Washington, DC. He is married to Mary Lynn Riley for 25 years, and they have three children. Welcome back to Omaha West Rotary!
Bob Kardell with his sponsor Kendall Scheer
Welcome to Rotary, Tony Schultz
Last Week, John Philo introduced Tony Schultz as a new member. Tony is the General Manager of Perkins Properties, a commercial Real Estate company. Tony is active in the community through his volunteer and service club activities: Member of Third City Sertoma 16 years, Third City Sertoman of the Year 2011, President 2008/2009, Hall County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board Chair 2018, Grow Grand Island Executive Board 2016-2018, Junior Achievement Volunteer Teacher, ABCDD Girls Softball Volunteer Coach. Welcome to Rotary, Tony!

Tony Schultz with his sponsor John Philo
Michelle Schrage Received Her Blue Badge
After completing the requirements for transferring Rotarians, Michelle Schrage received her Blue Badge from her Rotary sponsor Yolanda Hoffman. Michelle was one of the key movers of the inaugural Bloody Mary Jazzfest, a new fundraiser for our club in November 2018. Michelle is the Senior Strategist, Event Content & Executive Visibility at TD Ameritrade. Congratulations, Michelle!
Michelle Schrage with Yolanda Hoffman
Secretary Nick Rosenberry Report

Omaha West Rotary Club Secretary Report for January 25, 2019: 

This past Friday, we had several guests!  Jill Slupe invited Elizabeth Kish and Kevin Loberg.  Susan Thomas brought her husband Steve Hutchinson.  Skinner Elementary Principal Tarina Cox-Jones was present.  John Philo brought Tony Schultz (who is now a new member!).  Kendall Sheer brought Bob Kardell (who is also now a new member!).  Kim Kuhle brought Brent Crampton and Juan Sandavol.  Matt McKeever invited Emily Nitcher from the Omaha World Herald.  Luke McNeese was joined by Ryan Pickett.  Ben Kratz brought Mark Edwards.  And Deb Neary invited Yesivia Valenzuele, Susan Maybeyn, Marisa Casillas and Ann Meysenburg. Brett Wawers invited members of the Future Business Leaders of America from Skutt Catholic High School. 

For good news Bob Lovren’s wife recently had a successful hip replacement.  Tara Bowne and her husband are expecting a baby girl!  Carl Greiner’s daughter Alison was just promoted.  And Bob Kully announced that author Joe Starita (Warrior of the People) will be speaking to our club in March. 

Nick ended with a joke.  

Traveling Rotarians
While we have negative temperatures in Omaha, Nizar Mamdani, Bill Sutton, and Mike Shrier decided to have a Rotary satellite meeting in warm and sunny Florida with one agenda, that is to celebrate Bill Sutton's birthday.
Millard Rotary's Texas Hold 'Em Tournament
Millard Rotary is inviting Omaha West Rotarians to its 2nd Annual Texas Hold 'Em Tournament. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends. Please register HERE.
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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
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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 (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
Multi-Club Meal Packaging Project
Omaha Against Hunger
Feb 09, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Honoring President Abraham Lincoln
Panera Bread
Feb 12, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Omaha West Rotary Board Meeting
Feb 20, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 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
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