Coming Up 4/8/22
Shannon Walenta
Opera Omaha
 This meeting will be at Marriott Regency
Chair of the Day: Trudy Bredthauer
Greeter: Joey Gazda
Cashier: Butch Ethington 
Sgt. At Arms: Ron Niederhaus
Invocator: Julie Sanford
Blue Badge
Congratulations to Jill Thomas who received her blue badge last week!
Family of Rotary

Thank you to Matt McKeever and Burnett Wilson for hosting a fantastic Family of Rotary event!

Please mark your calendars for April 9th for our Comedy Night.  

Get ready for a barrel of laughs on Saturday April 9th at the next Rotary social, sponsored by Dwayne Brown.
Complimentary light appetizers and drinks will be available starting at 7pm at the Blackstone Theater – 3624 Farnam Street.
Big Canvas Comedy will perform a short-form family friendly improv comedy show starting at 7:30 which will run approximately one hour.
Free will donations to further the Big Canvas Comedy mission of “comedy for everyone” will be accepted and half-price tickets for future shows will be available for sale.






Blood Drive 
West Rotary is participating in a Red Cross Blood Drive. You can sign up by CLICKING HERE. 
District 5650 efforts for Ukraine 
Rotary District 5650, which includes clubs in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa, is seeking to gather much-needed medical supplies for hospitals and medical clinics in Ukraine. District Governor Carol Horner is urging members of the clubs in the district to contact medical centers, hospitals, emergency personnel (such as fire departments and police departments), and any others that Rotarians can think of and ask if there are any medical supplies available that could be donated and shipped. We have learned from doctors and medical professionals in Ukraine and those connected to them in the United States that they need the following:
  • Bandages
  • Gauze
  • Neosporin or other topical creams
  • Slings
  • Combat action tourniquets
  • Israeli gauze compression bandages
  • 14 gauze at least 2 inches long
  • Angiocatheter needles
  • Quickclot gauze
  • Chlorine tablets for clean water
  • SAM splints
  • Emergency kits
In an emergency meeting on Monday evening, March 21, club presidents and other district officials gathered to consider the need and discuss how they could help. Those present began to talk of medical connections, transportation connections and other people who were members or knew people in their communities who could help with this project.
District Governor Horner has asked for volunteers to respond not only to the very specific list of medical supply needs, but for people in Lincoln and Omaha to identify possible collections sites where supplies could be gathered, trucking connections to help transport those supplies to Chicago and anyone with worthwhile suggestions to contact either her or district administrator Nicki Klein.
This project came as the result of a much broader undertaking involving ten Rotary districts throughout the Midwest seeking to raise funds to help pay for the transport of medical supplies from Chicago to Poland and Ultimately into Ukraine. The Ukrainian Medical Association of North America (UMANA) which is based in Chicago has worked with the Rotary International offices and ultimately with a number of Rotary districts in the central part of the country to help transport medical supplies. The UMANA members have managed to pull together more than 30 tons of supplies and they’ve arranged for the transportation of an initial shipment of 10 tons. Ten Rotary districts in the Midwest have each pledged $25,000 toward this initiative, with the involvement of people in the main offices of Rotary and the Rotary Foundation in Chicago and members of Rotary in Poland and Ukraine.
Rotarians, show your neighbors, show the people across the United States, show the people of Ukraine that you really mean it when you say Service above Self. Respond to Carol or Nicki with the following:
  1. Contacts you are making with medical, health care and emergency professionals to ask for the list of supplies above.
  2. Lincoln and Omaha, let them know if you have a place as large as a garage or warehouse space where supplies can be pulled together.
  3. Transportation equipment, personnel, and arrangements to get the supplies from Lincoln and Omaha to the UMANA warehouse in Chicago. 
During our workout this morning, Kathy Rieger came up with the name for our project: OPERATION SUPPLY WHEEL! Let's get this wheel rolling! The magic of Rotary is real!
Save the Date! 
for our annual Senior Recognition Event which will be back in person this year!  At Champions Club on Friday, May 6th featuring UNO Chancellor Joanne Li.
Bloody Mary Fest 
Tickets and Sponsorships are on sale now- please share with friends, family, and business connections.   CLICK HERE. 
   Also-           The Bloody Mary Fest Raffle Committee is looking for donations- please contact Jill Slupe 
Needed items include:
         Wine or Liquor
         Airline Miles
         Time shares
         Tickets- games, plays, concerts
         Gift cards
         Sports memorabilia
         Baskets, ribbon, etc. for the baskets
Monthly Meeting Sponsor 
Thank to our April meeting sponsor Bill Swanson/The Swanson Group of  Berkshire Hathaway!
 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 Garden Cafe in Rockbrook 
Wednesday: Omaha Downtown at Noon resuming hybrid meetings.  
                       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 - Currently Rotating - see website
  • Lincoln South Rotary Club - Fridays noon - The Venue Private Dining Rooms - 4111 Pioneer Woods Dr
Apr 08, 2022 12:00 PM
Opera Omaha
Apr 15, 2022 12:00 PM
Apr 22, 2022 12:00 PM
Vocational Training Teams
Apr 29, 2022 12:00 PM
Kids In Ukraine
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Upcoming Events
Family of Rotary at Big Canvas
Apr 09, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
22-23 Committee Chair Orientation
Marriott Regency
Apr 20, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Trustee Meeting
May 20, 2022
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Family of Rotary at Gretchen Radler's
May 24, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Member Birthdays
Richard Diamond
April 7
Martie Cordaro
April 8
Rodge Bickerstaff
April 11
Ron Niederhaus
April 17
Leigh Gudeman
April 19
Gordon Sepich
April 20
Yolanda Hoffman
April 23