Coming up 2/10/23
Amy Krause
Bags of Fun Omaha
Chair of the Day: Dan Lassek
Invocator: John Mlnarik
Sgt. at Arms: Scott Hahn
Cashier: Kathy Wawers
Greeter: John Morey
Welcome Diana Fuller! 
Last week Butch Ethington introduced us to new member Diana Fuller.
A fourth generation Omahan,  Diana graduated from Central High School, the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a BA in Journalism and the Creighton University School of Law. She spent over 40 years at Mutual of Omaha in legal and compliance positions and retired as the Compliance and Ethics  Director.

Diana is married to Jim O’Connor, a retired partner from Baird Holm law firm. They have two daughters. Their eldest is married and also an attorney. She currently is an elected member of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. Their youngest daughter lives in Colorado where she is an animal-assisted therapist for children in crisis and has two golden doodles who work with her along with two therapy bunnies in training.

Diana and Jim have two Cavelier King Charles spaniels who they are in the process of training.  She enjoys being outdoors, gardening, reading and her new venture -  learning pickle ball.  Welcome, Diana! 
Blue Badge
Congratulations to Scott Hahn who received his blue badge last week!
Community Service Opportunities 
Thank you to everyone who helped with Meal Packaging last week! A special thanks to Brett Wawers for organizing! 
Omaha West Rotary Happy Hour
Join us for a monthly Happy Hour to mingle in an informal setting.  All metro-area Rotarians and guests are invited!   Our next Happy Hour is February 9th from 4:30 to 7 at Cunningham's (10904 West Dodge Rd.)
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.
Skinner Career Day 
On the afternoon of Thursday, February 16, 2023, Omaha West Rotary will host a Career Day for about 75 Fifth Grade students at Skinner Magnet School.    Rotarians and others representing different professions will discuss their careers with the students.
We need volunteers to represent their careers.   Please send your contact information to Denny Duer at 402-670-3378.
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 John Morey
Occupation: Retired Financial Planner
Membership: 2007 
Why did you join? Introducing by Rotarian John Fettig. I like the Fellowships and Mission.
What do you get out of Rotary? Sense of giving back
Spouse: Karen
Children: Beth and Mike
Grandchildren:  Gage 11, Maya 8, Piiri 9 
Favorite Vacation spot: Spain 
Beach or Mountains?:  Mountains 
Hobbies: Travel, theater, art, music
Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry
Favorite Movie: Hunt for Red October
One thing on your bucket list: Land a plane on an aircraft carrier 
Dream Job: Choral director
One thing no one knows about you:  I wish my mother would not have let me quit piano lessons 
West Rotary Foundation Giving 
On January 27th, the West Omaha Rotary Foundation announced its Planned Giving Program to the Club as a means of significantly growing the endowment balance so that more grants may be provided to the community.  Club members providing or pledging at least $1,000 are eligible to become members of the West Omaha Rotary Foundation Society.   
There are many ways you may make current and/or future gifts.  For more information, please view the flyer below and/or contact Rich Secor, 402.616.5022;
Rotary Yeti Bottles
This year we are presenting Yeti water bottles to our Senior Recognition Day students.  We want to offer the opportunity for Rotarians to purchase one if you so desire. Cost is $45.00 and our hope is that they will be navy.  Navy is currently on backorder, so they might be black.
Orders are due by March 1.  Find this story on our website and and then click on the button to order/pay. 
New Member Proposal
Name: David Fulton 
Classification: Consulting 
Company: FDI Consulting 
Proposer: Gary Bren 
 Any objection to this proposal must be in writing to the Board of Directors within one week. 
Monthly Meeting Sponsor 
Thank you to Deb Sepich/Driving Development for sponsoring our February meetings.
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
Feb 10, 2023 12:00 PM
Bags of Fun
Feb 17, 2023 12:00 PM
Stanley Truhlsen Eye Institute
Feb 24, 2023 12:00 PM
RISE Prison Re-Entry Program
Mar 03, 2023 12:00 PM
at Core Bank Community Room
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Feb 08, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Happy Hour
Feb 09, 2023
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Salvation Army Winter Night Watch
Salvation Army
Feb 09, 2023
5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Salvation Army Winter Night Watch
Salvation Army
Feb 16, 2023
5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Salvation Army Winter Night Watch
Salvation Army
Feb 23, 2023
5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Offutt Tour
Mar 01, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Salvation Army Winter Night Watch
Salvation Army
Mar 02, 2023
5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
Mar 08, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Member Birthdays
Gail Veitzer
February 1
Larry McChesney
February 3
Bonnie Gill
February 4
Nathan Morgan
February 7
Laura Greet
February 14
Christian Kloster
February 17
Joseph Finnegan
February 17
Deborah Neary
February 25