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Registration is now open for the 2013-14 Rotary District 5650 Conference! 
May 2-3, 2014
Holiday Inn, Downtown Lincoln, 141 N. 9th St., Lincoln, NE 68508

Countdown to District 5650 Conference
Click "Read more" for information about the event - agenda, what to bring, who to contact with information, deadlines, registration information, etc.
 
 
 
Rotary District 5650 completed the Rotary Youth Leadership Camp (RYLA) on April 11-13 at Camp Kitaki! It was a packed but fun schedule.  There were 41 students and 5 youth advisors (last year graduates helping run the camp) in attendance.  The evaluations are being tallied but it appears the weekend was a big success.  We appreciated Jason Smith (Lincoln East Rotary and Kitaki Director) ordering perfect weather for Friday and Saturday.  What happened Sunday Jason?? :D
 
The camp curriculum addressed the following areas and was well received by students.  I had the opportunity to attend a national RYLA Summit in Denver in early March and I can say that most districts do not require the level of introspection and critical thinking of our program.  Students have complimented us on treating them like adults.  This said, there is a good mix of mental and physical activities. The workshops addressed the following themes:  
 
 
“Rotary is that meeting-thing Dad goes to way early on Wednesday mornings.  A bunch of people get together and talk about stuff.  Sometimes they do things for town events and sometimes we get to go to Omaha or Lincoln for even bigger meeting-things.”  
      ~ Marisa Baer, daughter of Wayne Rotarian, Dan Rose

 
 
 
Each year, the Rotary Foundation and Rotary District 5650 require clubs to have at least two (2) members participate in a Grants Management Seminar prior to applying for District or Global Grants*. 
 
 
The Zambia project is dedicated to sustainable assistance that will have a lasting effect on the rural poor of Zambia.  

The Zambia Committee is offering the experience of a lifetime. Those of us who have been working in Zambia the past few years are unable to travel to Zambia this year. Thus, we are assembling a team who will visit the projects including the water and agricultural projects as well as work with individuals who weigh and measure children for the nutritional project. Health professionals, agriculturists, business persons and folks with organizational skills are needed, but anyone with interest helping helping a group of wonderful folks who live in poverty are welcome.
 
 
 

CLUB SPOTLIGHT!

The Rotary Club of Omaha Northwest announces that BRAN 34 (Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska) Registration is open!

The Falls City Rotary Club captured the 2013 traveling trophy in the first civic club challenge.

York Grocery Grab More Than Just a Shopping Spree!


Omaha Metro Rotary Clubs Business Networking Event, hosted by Omaha Suburban Rotary on 4/3/2014.

Southwest Omaha Rotary Night Club 2nd Annual Golf Outing, May 8, 2014.

 

 

 
 
 
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