Coming up 10/15/21
Damon Benning 
"My Husker Experience" 
Meeting will be held at Cunningham's
10904 W. Dodge St. 
Chair of the Day: Dan Lassek 
Invocator: Stacy Auman 
Greeter:  Vanessa Auman 
Cashier: Bonnie Gill 
Sgt. At Arms: Warren Whitted III 
Blue Badges
Congratulations to Karl Fick and John Mlnarik who received their blue badges last week! 
Prospective Member Day 
Thank you to Mark Ellsworth and the Membership Committee for hosting a fabulous event for us last week.  We look forward to many of those guests joining us as members! 
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!
October/November Service Projects

Community Service Opportunities for Omaha West Rotarians: Oct/Nov

It’s time to restock the Little Libraries! Please help out with this project on Sat. Oct. 23 from 9-noonish). We will meet at Bonnie Gill’s on 88th and Harney, pick up books and maps of the Library locations. We will work in pairs. Please sign up at this week’s meeting or by emailing Kathy Wawers at
Ollie Webb has asked for Omaha West Rotary’s help with their Art of Imagination Fall Program Play. Our Grants Committee recently received a grant for this production. Ollie Web is a nonprofit organization that enriches the lives of children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities and their families through support, programs and advocacy. We can help at their play performances Nov. 4-7. Volunteers are needed to take tickets, pass out programs and tend bar at the wine and cheese post party. Please sign up at this week’s meeting or by emailing Kathy Wawers at
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
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
Oct 15, 2021 12:00 PM
My Husker Experience
Oct 22, 2021 12:00 PM
Boys and Girls Club
Oct 29, 2021 12:00 PM
The culture, customs, and celebration meanings of the Day of the Dead
Nov 05, 2021 12:00 PM
Advances in Neuroscience
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Upcoming Events
Family of Rotary at Bel Air Fashions
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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Interested in being a sponsor?
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Member Birthdays
Frank Phillips
October 4
Alex Pearson
October 9
Keith Powell
October 11
Mike Morey
October 13
Steven Redler
October 24
Karl Fick
October 29
Dylan Vogt
October 30