Coming up 11/26/21
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Welcome Stephen Alloy
Last week Dwayne Brown introduced us to new member Stephen Alloy.  Stephen has 40 years’ experience in the legal and insurance industries.  Steve practiced law in Chicago for 20 years, focusing in the areas of estate planning, business succession and real estate.  In 2000 he combined his law practice with an insurance and financial services practice and for several years conducted public seminars on estate and financial planning.  Bringing his legal background into the insurance industry, he carved out an expertise in advanced markets.  After time as a sales manager for a national company and as director of advanced markets for an independent agency, Steve came to Mutual of Omaha in 2008 as an Advanced Markets Specialist.  He has taught many continuing education courses for agents as well as advanced concept, product and sales training.
Steve has earned the following academic credentials:  B.A. in English/ Creative Writing from the University of Iowa in 1978; J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1981, MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University in 1989; Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) from The American College in 2015.  Additionally, he holds the CLU and ChFC designations from The American College. He is insurance licensed (life, health and P&C) and also holds the following FINRA licenses: Series 7, Series 63, Series 65 and Series 26. Steve also serves as a member of the LIMRA Advanced Sales Committee.
Stephen is married to Theresa and they have three adult children. In his free time, he enjoys improv comedy.   Welcome, Stephen!
Welcome Julie Sanford! 
Last week Yolanda Hoffman introduced us to new member Julie Sanford.  Julie is the  Development Coordinator for The Set Me Free Project.  The Set Me Free Project is a non-profit that was locally founded and has been operating for 7 years.  Their mission is to "Bring prevention education to youth and families to stop trafficking before it starts."
She was born and raised in Omaha, NE  and three years ago moved to Bennington with her family. Julie is married to Doug Sanford and they have three daughters.   Julie holds a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from UNO and her work background includes 11 years of service to the Sarpy County Sheriffs office as a Deputy Sheriff, and many years in the private security industry specializing in Security Management of schools and churches. 
Julie's passions include a new-found energy toward cooking with whole foods, and revamping her family's eating habits so they can all live healthier with more energy, trying to get rid of all the weeds in her lawn (an ongoing battle), and spending time with her family and making new friends all the time!  
She loves to volunteer and help out the community when time allows.  Welcome, Julie!
Visit from Skutt FBLA 
Thanks to Brett and Kathy Wawers for sponsoring a visit from the Skutt FBLA Club to visit Omaha West Rotary!
Bell Ringing 
We still need 4 volunteers- 2 for 1-2 pm  and 2 for 2-3pm. Please contact Jim Otis or Jennifer if you can take one of these shifts. 
Sign up for our annual tradition of ringing the bells for the Salvation Army.  We will be at the Walmart at 168th and Maple. Shifts are from 10am to 4pm. Family and friends are welcome! CLICK HERE to sign up. 
November is Rotary Foundation Month
Please consider a donation to the Rotary Foundation during Rotary Foundation Month.  The Rotary Foundation supports humanitarian work around the globe.  Our goal is EVERY ROTARIAN EVERY YEAR     Go to 
New Member Proposals
Name:  April Clark 
Classification: Modus Coworking 
Company: Commercial Real Estate 
Proposer: Mark Ellsworth 
 Any objection to this proposal must be in writing to the Board of Directors at within one week. 
About Us
Condolences to long-time member, Dr. Stanley Truhlsen.  His wife, Dorothy, passed last week. You can read her obituary and memorial plans (scheduled for December 13th ) by clicking here.    Condolences may be sent to Stan at 412 S 97th Court, Omaha, NE 68114. 
(If you have information for the About Us section, please let Jennifer know)
Bloody Mary Jazz Fest Raffle 
The Bloody Mary Jazz Fest Raffle Committee is looking for volunteers!  The first meeting will be Dec 3rd at 11:15a before the regular meeting at the La Vista Conference Center.  We welcome new ideas! Please come and hope us plan an exciting event! 
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 Bill Swanson and the Swanson Group with Berkshire Hathaway 
for sponsoring our meetings for the month of November! 
 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.  
Thursday:  Omaha Suburban at noon:  in person, German American Society  also hybrid 
Nov 26, 2021 12:00 PM
Dec 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Dec 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Historic Houses of Worship in Omaha
Dec 17, 2021 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Walmart (168th and Maple)
Nov 27, 2021
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Member Birthdays
Trudy Bredthauer
November 1
Daniele Kouassi
November 5
Matt McKeever
November 9
Stanley Lierz
November 13
Stanley Truhlsen
November 13
Courtney Frerichs
November 19
Elizabeth Hallgren
November 21
Mark Ellsworth
November 21
Carl Philo
November 25
Michelle Schrage
November 27
Jody DuRee
November 28