This Week at Rotary- March 8th 
Chair of the Day: Michelle Schrage 
Invocator: Warren Whitted III
Cashier: John Morey 
Sgt. at Arms: Carl Philo
Greeters:  Anne Fuhrman and Robert Kardell 

Greg Cutchall
Restaurateur- "The Story of a Start-Up" 
Last Week at Rotary
Last week, Past President Jill Slupe and Nick Rosenberry presided over the meeting. Michelle Kaufamann gave the Invocation and  Russ Iwan served as Cashier.  Carl Philo was Sgt. at Arms.  Carl Greiner and Blake Martin served as greeters. We had several announcements and presentations as well as a vocational talk by Warren Whitted III.  Bob Kully introduced Bob Wolfson who talked about how Israel manages their water resources for efficiency and conservation. 
Paul Harris Recognition 
Last week Bonnie Gill recognized Rich Secor, Denny Duer, and Gail Veitzer as Paul Harris Fellows+2 for their donations of $3000 to the Rotary Intl. Foundation.   Congratulations and thank you to all of you!
Mark your Calendar for March After Hours 
Join us for fun, food, attendance credit, and networking at three After Hours events this month:
THIS Thursday 3/7  Buy the Big Wheel Rotary Networking event.  Free.  Player's Club at Deer Creek 12100 Deer Creek Dr.  4-7pm 
Next Thursday 3/14  Slate Architecture After Hours    3624 Farnam Street  4-7pm 
Thursday 3/21   Abraham Lincoln Group at Joslyn Art Museum   2200 Dodge Street  6:30 pm 
No excuse to not be social in March! Bring a friend or family member and introduce them to Rotary.  
Secretary Nick Rosenberry Report

Omaha West Rotary Club Secretary Report for March 1, 2019: 

This past Friday, we had several visiting Rotarians - John Massih (soon to be new member). Larry Johansen from Downtown. And Jim Leslie ,Dave Laferla,  and Howard Epstein from Suburban.  We also had a few guests including Kevin Loberg.  Jennifer Jirak-Brungardt brought her parents. 

March Birthdays include:  Nick Rosenberry (9), Warren Witted III (11), Denny Duer (12), Maryssa Brown (26), John Philo (28), Deb Sepich (30), and Dan Farris (31). 

For good news, Lori Benton wanted to thank everyone for the card, e-mails and well wishes.  Dan Lassek’s business partner is up for Man/Women of the year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Luke McNeese has a new member on his team.  Bob Kully’s son is (officially) working for Jay Inslee’s presidential campaign.  Martie Cordaro shared that the Storm Chasers documentary will be playing at the Aksarben Cinema on Wednesday (March 6).  Martie also mentioned that the new hospitality club is open.  Steve Levinger’s daughter is getting married in one week.  Finally, Matt Molettiere’s wife was recently named a partner in her dental practice. 

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.   
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. 
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Check Out Other Rotary Club's Weekly Speakers
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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.

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
Buy the Big Wheel
Player's Club at Deer Creek
Mar 07, 2019
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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
Abraham Lincoln Group Meeting
Joslyn Art Museum
Mar 21, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 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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