In Memoriam 
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mary Sue Riley who was the long-time Executive Director of Omaha West Rotary.  She was a wonderful Rotarian and good friend and will be missed. 
You can read Mary Sue's obituary by clicking HERE. 
Condolences may be sent to her family at: Mary Lynn and Bob Kardell, 2319 S. 184th Circle, Omaha, NE 68130
Arrangements are as follows:
WAKE SERVICE: Friday, December 27th, 7pm at the West Center Chapel with family receiving friends from 5pm to 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, December 28th, 10am, St. Cecilia Cathedral (701 N. 40th St.)  Private Family Burial at 1PM, Resurrection Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. Cecilia Cathedral Grade School.
No Meetings 12/27 and 1/3 
No Meetings 12/27 and 1/3
Join us at Skinner Magnet School on 1/10! 
Once a year we visit our partner school- Skinner Magnet School (4304 N. 33rd St.) for a tour and program.  Please join us for this very special meeting at 11:30 am on Friday, January 10th.  We will be getting a boxed lunch at a cost of $10 each.  Please email Jennifer at to sign up. 
Last Week at Rotary
Last week Dan Ferris gave the invocation. Ron Niederhaus and Brad Rohrig served as Greeters.  Carl Greiner was Sgt. at Arms.  We had a fabulous holiday luncheon with David Gerard on the ivories at Anthony's.  Thank you to John Morey and Warren Whitted III for leading the singing.   
Family of Rotary 
Mark your calendars for our next Family of Rotary event hosted by John Massih:
 Realty One Sterling Group
254 N. 114th Street
Omaha, NE
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Make your Donation to the Rotary Foundation before the end of the Year! 
Our goal is for 100% of our members to make a donation to the International Rotary Foundation this year. The easiest way is to go to the Rotary website at and create an account to give online.  A $100 donation makes you a 19-20 Sustaining Member. Cumulative donations of $1000 make you a Paul Harris Fellow.
The Rotary Foundation money we give comes back to us in the form of District and Global grants allowing to us to support local projects like the meal packaging, care packages for the homeless, and a new laundry room for Skinner Magnet School. 
About Us 
A reminder of Bob Walker's services:  
Condolences can be sent to family at 1616 Burt St. Omaha, NE 68102.
 Family will receive friends Friday, January 3rd from 5:30-7:30pm at West Center Chapel.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, January 4th, 10am West Center Chapel. Interment: Forest Lawn. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association-Omaha (11711 Arbor Street, #110, Omaha, Ne, 68144) or West Omaha Rotary Foundation (4089 S. 84th Street, PMB 317, Omaha, NE, 68127) HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. (402) 391-3900 |
Two other former West Rotarians have passed away recently.  Click HERE to read Ron Mortensen's obituary.  Click HERE to read Greg Bendlin's.  Our sympathy goes to all their families. 
Mitten Tree Collection 
Thank you to all those who donated to the Mitten Tree. We collected $809 which will be used to support Skinner Magnet School! 
RYLA Deadline 
December 30, 2019 is the updated deadline for children and grandchildren of Rotarians to be submitted for the April 17-19, 2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp.  Applications can follow, the need right now is headcount to determine how many more “at-large” sophomore and junior high school students can be accepted to bring us to the 50-student limit. (Rotarian family receive priority.)  Please submit your child or grandchild student's name(s) that will attend RYLA to Lori Benton, RYLA Chair, at  Information on at-large student recruitment will be shared in due time.
Club Vision Statement
We are a service organization with projects that support education and building understanding locally, nationally and globally.
Announcements from Other Clubs 
Check Out Other Rotary Club's Weekly Speakers
To find out about speakers at other Rotary Clubs in the area,  you can conveniently see the list of Club websites here. Then click on the home icon to the left of the club name. The list of speakers are listed on their Homepage.
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BELLEVUE 12:00 PM (DJ's Dugout, 10308 S. 23rd St.)
MILLARD 12:00 PM (German American Society, 3717 South 120th Street) 

MORNING 7:00 AM (Happy Hollow Country Club, 1701 S. 105th St.)    

NORTHWEST 12:00 PM (Jerico's, 11732 W Dodge Rd, Omaha, NE 68154)

OMAHA NIGHT 5:30 PM on first, third, and fifth Tuesdays of the month, Vincenzo's, 15701 Pacific St.

COUNCIL BLUFFS CENTENNIAL 1st Wed 7:00 AM; 3rd Wed floating event; no meeting other weeks (Hy-Vee in Mall of the Bluffs, I-80 Exit 5)
DOWNTOWN 12:00 PM (Field Club, 3615 Woolworth Ave.)

COUNCIL BLUFFS NOON 12:00 PM (The Center, 714 S. Main St.)  

SUBURBAN  12:00 PM (Anthony's, 7220 F St.)   

WESTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY 7:00 AM (Elkhorn Common Ground Community Center, 1701 Veteran's Drive)

WEST 12:00 PM (Champions Run, 13800 Eagle Run Drive) 


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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting at Champions
Dec 18, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Board Meeting at Champions
Jan 15, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Family of Rotary at One Realty
Realty One Sterling Group
Jan 16, 2020
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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