In Memoriam
(Rodge serving with Rotarians Dwayne and and Ron) 
We were saddened to learn last week of the passing of one of our long-time members, Rodge Bickerstaff 
Rodge was a member of our club for 23 years and served on our Board of Directors. Rodge was known for his amazing woodworking creating custom pens and often donated them for our fundraisers.  
He was an active Rotarian during that time and we had been fortunate to have him join us regularly on Zoom during the last year.   He was a wonderful Rotarian and friend and will be missed. 

Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.  Condolences may be sent to his wife, Kathie Bickerstaff, 301 Bellevue Blvd. South, Bellevue, NE 68005
No service information is available yet. 
Coming Up 3/24/23
Professor Erin Goss
Creighton University
"National Debt: Will it Kill the Patient?" 

Chair of the Day: TBA
Cashier: Bonnie Gill 
Invocator: Elizabeth Hallgren
Greeter: Tony Veland
Sgt. at Arms: Stephanie Olson 
Rotary Foundation Recognition 
Congratulations to Jill Thomas who was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow last week! 
Blue Badge
Congratulations to Tony Denman who received his blue badge last week!
Soles for Souls
Donate lightly used shoes to the  Soles 4 Souls shoe drive in the month of March.  More information is available at about the organization. Please consider going through your closet and finding some shoes that you are no longer using that you would be willing to donate. A member of the Ecology committee will collect them each week. We are partnering with Suburban Rotary, which is the lead organization, and will package and send the shoes to the appropriate place. They will also take donations, but our main intent is to recycle the shoes.  Thank you for your consideration of this request. Charles Shapiro, chair, Ecology Committee.
Register for the District Conference! 
You can register by CLICKING HERE 
About Us 
Matt Ross has been transferred to Madonna Room 143 to continue with rehab.  He appreciates calls, texts, visits, and cards from Rotarians. Please call/text ahead before you visit. Continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers. 
(If you have information for the About Us section, please let Jennifer know.) 
Bloody Mary Fest
Mark your calendars and share with your friends.  CLICK HERE to buy tickets. 
We are looking for event sponsors. Click here to see sponsorship levels.  Please contact Dan Lassek for more information.
Baseball opportunity

Using promo code BSCOMP for baseball non-proft and mav run will be able to get 2 free tickets for any of the baseball games v NSDU next weekend!


Baseball Friday:

Baseball Saturday:

Baseball Sunday:

Get to Know your Fellow Rotarian 
Each week we will feature a different member so you can get to know him/her better!  We are getting low on volunteers- please click HERE to complete a form and send it/give it to Jennifer if you haven't yet been featured. 
This week's Rotarian is Butch Ethington
Occupation: Retired from Union Pacific 
Membership: 15 years
Why did you join? Don Otis asked me to 
What do you get out of Rotary? Chance to be involved in the community 
Spouse: Nancy
Kids: Emily and Scott 
Grandkids: Logan (21), Auguste (19), Andrew (8), Elliott (5), Eliza (2) 
Would you rather spend a week on the beach or in the mountains? Beach
Favorite Vacation spot: Naples, Florida 
Hobbies: golf, Business Ethic Alliance 
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate 
Favorite Movie: The Sting 
One thing on your bucket list: see the Grand Canyon 
Dream Job: Jazz clarinetist, race car driver 
One thing that no one knows about you:  Tackled O.J. Simpson and John Belushi 
Monthly Meeting Sponsor 
Thank you to our March Meeting Sponsor!
Patricia Cantu and Next Step Fitness 
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
Mar 24, 2023 12:00 PM
Economic Outlook
Mar 31, 2023 12:00 PM
Cyber Threats and Ransom Responses
Apr 07, 2023 12:00 PM
Apr 14, 2023 12:00 PM
Solar Energy Collection
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Apr 12, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Happy Hour
Apr 13, 2023
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Happy Hour
May 11, 2023
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Board Meeting
May 17, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 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
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Member Birthdays
Bill Swanson
March 3
Nick Rosenberry
March 9
Tony Veland
March 11
Warren Whitted III
March 11
Dennis Duer
March 12
Tarina Cox-Jones
March 16
John Kugler
March 24
John Philo
March 28
Ben Douglass
March 29