Coming up 6/2/23 
Aaron Hanson
Douglas County Sheriff
Chair of the Day: Jennifer Bumsted 
Invocator: Kathy Wawers  
Greeter: Dan Lassek 
Sgt. at Arms: Volunteer Needed 
Cashier: Bonnie Gill 
Dues are Due June 1st
Please pay your dues by June 1st so we can pay Rotary Intl. on your behalf.  If you need a new invoice, please contact Jennifer.  Payment can be made online HERE. 
We need lots more volunteers, please grab a friend and sign up HERE. 
Social Events 
The next Happy Hour will be at Jams Midtown from 4:30-7 p.m. on June 8th.   Save the date!
Also, save the date for our next Family of Rotary event.  
Rotary Night at the Storm Chasers 
Rotary Night on Thursday, June 29th.   Gates open at 6pm and the first pitch is at 7:05.  CLICK HERE to order tickets. 
Offer Code: ROTARY.   Tickets are $17.  
Omaha Storm Chasers vs. Iowa Cubs
The First Pitch will be Raffled to a Lucky Rotarian.    $6 from every ticket will go to Polio Plus.  
Volunteers needed this Summer 
Salvation Army Kids Crusin' Kitchen uses the same trucks as Winter Night Watch to provide meals to students when they are out of school. West Rotary is taking the shifts one one truck every Wednesday this summer. Two volunteers are needed from 10 am to 2:30 pm.   CLICK HERE to sign up.  
Project Harmony Gardens
Thanks to our awesome gardening volunteers!
Message from NBDC to West Rotary 

Omaha West Rotary Club,

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is grateful for your financial support and participation of our annual Minority Small Business Summit featuring a pitch competition.  We are very excited to be giving business owners the opportunity to grow their business and receive funds that they might not have otherwise had access to.  The summit will be taking place on June 8th however, space is limited at the venue.  We would like to invite Omaha West Rotary the chance to watch and participate in the practice round.  UNO will be hosting the practice pitch on Thursday June 1st from 8-9am at Mammel Hall, Room 162.  If you could please take a couple of minutes to fill out this RSVP form ( to indicate to us if you will be attending that would be great.  Additional details about parking will be provided at a later date. 

Thank you again for your support.  We are looking forward to the event!

About Us
Matt Ross is happy to report that he is going home. He will continue his therapy at Madonna but gets to live at home.  Please keep him in  your thoughts and prayers.    
Please keep Tim and Moira Neal in your thoughts and prayers.  Moira's father passed away last week.  Their address is 1231 S. 121st Plaza #211, Omaha, NE 68144.
Arrangement information is as follows: 
Visitation for John Gerety 
Thursday June 1 at Reichmuth Funeral Home - Elkhorn 
21901 W Maple St.
Friday June 2 - Funeral at Lord of Life Lutheran Church - Elkhorn
20844 Bonanza Blvd
(If you have information for the About Us section, please let Jennifer know.) 
Get to Know your Fellow Rotarian 
Each week we will feature a different member so you can get to know him/her better!  
This week's Rotarian is Jeri Engen
Occupation: Group Account Representative/Mutual of America 
How long have you been a member of West Omaha Rotary: 2 months
Why did you join? To meet new people, get involved in Rotary Service, giving back 
What do you get out of Rotary? So far I've met some really great people. Have learned a lot about our community from the speakers. 
Children’s Names: Meryl and Bryan 
Grandchildren: Jaelyn (13), Anthony (12), Alyana (2) Wyatt (1) 
Hobbies: Gardening, Bicycling, Skiing, Kayaking 
Would you rather spend a week on the beach or in the mountains: One week in each place! 
Favorite Vacation Spot: Copper Mountain, CO and Jupiter Island, FL 
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mango Sorbet 
Favorite Movie:  Steel Magnolias
If you were not in your occupation, what would be your dream job? Being retired. 
What’s one thing that is on your bucket list: Going to Napa, CA to a winery that offers accomodations in small Shasta Campers on the vineyard 
One thing that no one knows about you: Lived a year in Finland as an exchange student and have run 4 marathons 
Monthly Meeting Sponsor 
Thank you to our June Meeting Sponsor!
David Fulton/ FDI Consulting 
Visit Other Clubs 
Keep engaged and entertained while attending Rotary Club meetings from around the Metro/District online or in-person. 
Monday:  Millard at Noon -  at the German American Society 
                 Bellevue Papillion Rotary Club meets at DJ’s Dugout in Bellevue on Mondays at noon.  
Omaha Morning Rotary and Northwest Rotary are holding joint meetings at a new location - the First Responders Foundation, 10605 Burt Circle, Omaha, NE 68114.
Update on Weekly Rotary Meeting:
As a result of the recent Club Assembly, Omaha Morning and Omaha Northwest will continue to merge meetings and will be alternating the meeting time on a monthly basis as follows:

February 2023 - Morning
March 2023 - Lunch
April 2023 - Morning
May 2023 - Lunch
June 2023 - Morning
Unless requested by the speaker, Omaha Morning will continue the meeting in hybrid format. This means Morning meetings will be available both in person and in zoom.
Wednesday: Omaha Downtown at Noon at the Field Club
                       Council Bluffs Centennial 7am at HyVee on Madison upstairs 
Thursday:  Omaha Suburban at noon:  in person, German American Society  also hybrid 
                    Council Bluffs at noon- Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center
In Lincoln:
  • Lincoln #14 Rotary Club - Tuesdays Noon - Embassy Suites 1040 P Street
  • Lincoln Giving Spirits Evening Rotary Club - Every-other Tuesday 6:00 PM) - JCMF Children's Charities 8445 Executive Woods Dr Ste B Lincoln
  • Lincoln East Rotary Club - Wednesdays at 11:45 AM - The Garage 
  • Lincoln South Rotary Club - Fridays noon - The Venue Private Dining Rooms - 4111 Pioneer Woods Dr
Jun 02, 2023 12:00 PM
Douglas County Sheriff
Jun 09, 2023 12:00 PM
Project Harmony
Jun 16, 2023 12:00 PM
The Future of Social Security
Jun 23, 2023 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
Cruisin' Kitchen
May 31, 2023
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Bloody Mary Fest
Werner Park
Jun 04, 2023
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Happy Hour
Jun 08, 2023
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Board Meeting
Jun 14, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Outlook Enterprises Family of Rotary
Jun 21, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Happy Hour
Jul 13, 2023
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Happy Hour
Aug 10, 2023
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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