Coming Up This Week 
No Meeting This Week
Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend! 
Coming up 9/6: Police and Firefighter Awards
Coming up 9/13: Robb Spence- Economic Impact of River City Round-Up
(Please note this meeting will be held at Anthony's at 72nd and F Streets.  Cost is the same- please bring a guest.)
Last Week at Rotary
Last week Elizabeth Hallgren gave the invocation.  Marsha Kubica and Matt McKeever served as Greeters. Russ Iwan was Cashier and Lori Benton was Sgt. at Arms.  Matt McKeever filled in as Secretary.  We had several announcements and two new member introductions.  Warren Whitted introduced Dirk Chatelain who talked about his research that led to 24th and Glory   , his new book about the intersection of civil rights and athletics in North Omaha. He also took questions from the audience.  The Golf Scramble raffle drawing was held as well with many Rotarians (and friends) going home with some great prizes. Thanks to all who helped with this event! 
Welcome John Kugler! 
Last week Butch Ethington introduced us to new member John Kugler.  John is a retired Pediatric Cardiology Physican and Professor.  He received his M.D. from UNMC and completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. 
John is married to Cyndi and they have two adult children.  In his free time, he enjoys skiing, biking, golf, photography, and food/wine.   Welcome, John!
Welcome, Frank Phillips! 
Last week Dick Sturgeon introduced us to new member Frank Phillips.  
Frank is Originally from Frankfort, NY and went to College at University of Nebraska and received a Bachelor of Art in Marketing and Graphic Arts. 
He is the National Account Executive at Aradius Group for the last 11 years and brings over two decades of print production knowledge and postage expertise to the table. 

Frank volunteers as an Assistant Football Coach at Omaha South High School as the Inside / Outside Linebacker Coach as well as  Toy Land Campaign Advisor at the Salvation Army. In his free time, Frank enjoys sailing. 
Welcome, Frank! 
Congratulations to Lori Benton and Kim Kuhle- 1 year and Jill Slupe- 2 years who were recognized for their perfect attendance last week by Dan Lassek. 
Family of Rotary 
Mark your calendars for our next event at Mark C. Manhart's house on September 19th.   
17806 Sunnydale Rd. 
Council Bluffs, NE 51503
6-9 pm  $10 pp, kids are free

It's almost fall- time for food, fun, and a firepit! Join us at Mark's house for a great Family of Rotary event. 
Thank you!!! 
Thank you to everyone who donated prizes, volunteered to be a sponsor, a golfer, or purchased raffle tickets for lastweek's Golf Scramble fundraiser.   A special thank you to Butch Ethington and Ric Miller who worked tirelessly to pull off this event.  Proceeds are in excess of 8K.  A full report will be given to the club by the Fundraising Committee at a later date. 
Yolanda Hoffman, Mike Shrier, Nick Rosenberry, Brett Wawers, JR Kammandel, Dan Ferris, Martie Cordaro, JIm Gerner, Dick Lerner, Laura Iliff, Butch Ethington, Mark Ellsworth, Lori Benton/P4K, Bonnie Gill/Mark Manhart, Gretchen Radler, Elizabeth Hallgren, Tarina Cox-Jones, Anne Fuhrman, Richard Diamond, Carl Greiner, Rod Anderson
Dick Lerner, Andy Reetz, Steve Levinger, Starla Waite, Martie Cordaro, Ric Miller, Butch Ethington, Mike Morey, Greg Key, Anonymous donors
Ray Kurowski and 
Upcoming Service Opportunities
We are planting trees on Saturday, September 14th 8:30- 12 (see flyer below.) CLICK HERE to sign up.
We are setting up/stocking the Skinner Resource room (funds from District Grant) on Saturday, September 21st from 8-12.  CLICK HERE to sign up. 
Rotary Leadership Institute 
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.
RLI is for everyone - Leadership is not a position, it is action.
October 19, 2019
Dundee Presbyterian Church - Omaha
Register by October 12 (logon or register for an account at
$85 paid in advance
RLI is not a repeat of other training available through Rotary and is not position specific.
The curriculum is designed using the learning spiral with sessions building on previous topics and experiences. Click here for the brochure.
Testimonial from a recent participant: RLI was a great opportunity to explore Rotary - really learn about this vast organization. This is the first time I truly understood that Rotary was not just about my Club - it extends beyond to other communities, states and the world. I feel that I can truly help my club with programs now that I have participated in RLI.
Roster Update 
We will be producing a new printed roster this fall.  Consider advertising with us and supporting the cost of printing. We will be passing around a roster to update information or you can email your update to Jennifer.  Please contact Matt McKeever or Jennifer for more information or to place an ad. 
Club Vision Statement
We are a service organization with projects that support education and building understanding locally, nationally and globally.
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.
Need a Make-up?

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) 


Aug 30, 2019 12:00 PM
Sep 06, 2019 12:00 PM
Sep 13, 2019 12:00 PM
*Off-site meeting Anthony's Restaurant 72nd and F St.
Sep 20, 2019 12:00 PM
Doctor/Patient relationships
Sep 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Update on District Grant to fight Human Trafficking
Oct 11, 2019 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
Tree Planting- Minne Lusa Neighborhood
Minne Lusa School
Sep 14, 2019
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting at Werner Park
Sep 18, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Family of Rotary at Mark C. Manhart's
Sep 19, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Outfit Resource Room at Skinner Magnet
Skinner Magnet School
Sep 21, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting at Werner Park
Oct 09, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute
Dundee Presbyterian Church
Oct 19, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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