Coming up 10/1/21
Scott Miller
The Card Shop 
"The Sports Card Collecting World"  
Chair of the Day: Elizabeth Hallgren
Invocator: Mary Hiatt
Greeter:  Larry McChesney
Cashier: Anne Fuhrman
Sgt. At Arms: Warren Whitted III 
Paul Harris Recognition 
Congratulations and thank you to Deirdre Milobar and Deb Sepich who received their Paul Harris+2 recognition from Rotary Foundation Committee Chair, Martie Cordaro, last week for their donations of $3000.  The Intl. Rotary Foundation supports projects around the world (and here locally) to eradicate disease, promote literacy, peace, and economic security.
Congratulations to Jill Slupe (3 years), Rodge Bickerstaff (14), and Dick Lerner (27) who were recognized by Engagement Chair John Mlarnik last week for their years of perfect attendance.
Family of Rotary 
Please save the date for our October event.  October 13th at Bel Air Fashions hosted by Dick Lerner 
Invite a prospective member to get to know us!
Update your Information! 
Please make sure you have logged into the website (or informed Jennifer) of any changes to your contact information. Deadline is 9/24. Thank you! 
Rotary Leadership Institute
This is open to all members.  
Engage and empower members . . .
Energize and strengthen your Rotary Club . . .
Provide Leadership Development for Members . . . 
Learn about Rotary and have fun!
That is the Rotary Leadership Institute experience!
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a facilitated program with active participation - not lecturing. Topics important to Rotary and Rotary Clubs such as Effective Service Projects, Membership Engagement, and understanding The Rotary Foundation are explored. You will discuss real challenges and exchange ideas.
Sign up yourself - you will be a more effective leader for your Rotary Club.
Nominate members and they will naturally become more engaged because they will have a richer Rotary experience.
RLI is for everyone - Leadership is not a position, it is action.
There are two upcoming opportunities to participate in RLI.
You must participate in the full day to get credit.
We have been invited to join Rotary District 5520 (New Mexico and a few clubs in Texas). They have scheduled a Part 1 RLI session by Zoom as follows:
Saturday, October 16, 2021 by Zoom
8:15 AM - 2:30 PM Central Time
There are 2 breaks during the day
There is no cost - they will send materials by email
Space is limited - please let me know ASAP if you have members wanting to participate
(I will gather names - first come first served - and then provide registration details)
PARTS I, II and III offered - pending registrations
There will be a live session with our partner District in Iowa - District 6000
Saturday, October 30, 2021 Live
First United Methodist Church
309 North Main St
Mount Pleasant, Iowa   52641 (Southeast Iowa)
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Central Time
Lunch and breaks provided
Cost $85
Nicolette Klein, 
Chair - Rotary Leadership Institute - Heartland USA Division
Prospective Member Day 
Mark your calendar for Friday, October 8th and plan to invite someone to our meeting that day.  Our speaker will be Mike Kemp who is the Interim Athletic Director for UNO and will feature a fun meeting.   Who do you know that would enjoy service, social, and networking opportunities?
New Member Proposal
Name:  Ben Douglass
Classification: Entertainment
Company: Prairie Flower Casino 
Proposer: Mark Ellsworth
 Any objection to this proposal must be in writing to the Board of Directors at within one week. 
October Service Project 

Attention Red Badge Members: Little Libraries Community Service: Oct. 2021


Omaha West Rotary maintains several Little Libraries in the Skinner Magnet Elementary Neighborhood, 4300 north 33 St.

These libraries need restocking in October.

The plan is to restock them on a Sat morning, date to be determined (not Oct. 2)

We will pick up books from Bonnie Gill’s garage on 88th and Harney and distribute them to the Little Libraries. I hope that we can work in pairs.


If interested, please contact Kathy Wawers at

Let me know which Sat in Oct works best for you

A Challenge from the Membership Committee
Each One. Bring One.
Our club has so many opportunities for service. Yet if we take on these challenges, we need more members to help us do the work. Please consider bringing at least one potential new member to a Rotary meeting as your guest.
As our club grows, we can do more!
How to Join Us on Zoom
The Zoom link remains the same each week.  Please plan to join us this Friday at noon for our regular meeting.  Please make sure your name is on your Zoom profile so you get attendance credit.  
You can pay your Zoom fee or purchase a punch card by CLICKING HERE. 
Monthly Meeting Sponsor 
Thank you to Matt Merwald and Warren Whitted III of Mutual of Omaha 
for sponsoring our meetings for the month of October! 
 If you would like to sponsor a month and be featured on our website, newsletter, and at weekly meetings, please contact Jennifer.
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 - in person, no reservations required at the German American Society 
Tuesday:  Omaha Morning at 7:00 at Happy Hollow- hybrid meetings. Click here to register. 
                  NW Rotary at noon- at La Casa Pizzaria West. 
                  Lincoln 14,  at Noon at Embassy Suites in Lincoln/also hybrid 
Wednesday: Omaha Downtown at Noon resuming hybrid meetings.  Click here to register.
Thursday:  Omaha Suburban at noon:  in person, German American Society for July/August 2021
Sep 24, 2021 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
Family of Rotary at Bel Air Fashions
Oct 13, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Family of Rotary at Elizabeth Hallgren's
Nov 09, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Trustee Meeting
Nov 19, 2021
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
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Member Birthdays
William Cutler
September 1
Rebecca Miller
September 3
Matthew Merwald
September 4
Nick Heinzman
September 7
Matt Ross
September 9
Michelle Kaufmann
September 10
Mark Manhart
September 12
Andy Shim
September 14
Micki Pane
September 14
Dwayne Brown
September 15
Tim Neal
September 16
Candace Specht
September 17
Susan Thomas
September 20