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Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
7220 F St
Omaha, NE  68127
United States
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With Winter finally here, just a reminder that Suburban Rotary including Board/Yearlings meetings are cancelled if/when the University of Nebraska at Omaha cancels classes NOT OPS.      Also, if you are considering a make-up, please note that NW, West, Downtown, Morning, and North all cancel when OPS cancels and Millard cancels when Millard Public Schools cancels.

Katie Broman- Dir. of Marketing and PR
Opera Omaha
(including a live performance!)
Chair of the Day: Terry Ferguson
Invocator: Bailey Feekin
11:15 Greeter: David Jacobs
11:45 Greeter: Rebecca Vinton

Last week Edna Brooks-Pittman and Jeremy Carlson served as our greeters.  Brian Johnson gave our invocation.  We had several announcements, presentations, and a new member introduction. Julie Livingston filled in for President Curt Peters.  Kay Farrell introduced Debbie Blank from Living World Ministry who laid out the reasons for the difficult path to peace in the Middle East.   The RISK bag was at $205 and John Hoich won a free lunch. 
Lisa Neu recognized Steve Oltmans for bringing in new member Jeremy Nichols.

Last week Rich Rowland introduced us to new member Jim Conway.  Jim is retired from Union Pacific where he served as the Senior Director of Telecommunications.   Jim grew up in the railroad industry as both of his parents were in the business as well.     Jim is originally from Council Bluffs and attended college in South Dakota.
He is married to Betsy and they  have two sons and four granddaughters.  In their free time, Jim and Betsy enjoy traveling with their travel trailer.  Welcome Jim!

Last week Rotary Foundation Committee Chair Julie Livingston recognized two members for their donations of $1000 to the Rotary Foundation making them Paul Harris Fellows..  The Rotary Foundation supports projects to eradicate diseases (esp. polio), provide education, sanitation, clean water, nutrition, and health care around the world including our club's projects in Afghanistan and Nicaragua.
When asked why he supports the Rotary Foundation, Don Leu said he saw the effects polio had on a friend’s family and believes in the mission of eradicating this dread disease from the face of the earth and also the mission of providing water to parts of the world where there is none readily accessible.  Don also said, “I am awed by others who have come before me and have given so much.  It has inspired me to give too.”
John Wygoski said, “What we are doing with the money is serious and good.  Rotary has control over it and we have input into projects.  Most charities don’t operate that way.”
Thank you and congratulations!

Mark your calendar for our next After Hours sponsored by Ranny Perez/Comper Care.
mmanuel Conception Center Bowlatorium
2701 South 25th St. - See more at:

Rotary Leadership Institute offers a leadership course in three full day parts (Parts I, II, III). Those completing each part are eligible for the next part. The courses are designed to provide Rotary knowledge and to develop leadership skills for voluntary organizations. Some examples of course sessions include "Rotary Beyond the Club", "The Rotary Foundation", "Membership Development and Retention", "Leadership", "Creating Hands On Service Projects", "Vocational Service", "International Service", "Analyzing a Rotary Club", "Creative Service" and other subjects.
Carol Horner came to our club to recognize RLI Graduates Edna Brooks-Pittman and Ann Coyne last week. Congratulations!

Thank you to all the Rotarians who volunteered to serve meals and distribute warm coats, etc. during the Salvation Army Winter Night Watch. . A special thanks to Harry Reyburn for organizing our two weeks of volunteering.

On February 5/6 we will be conducting our annual Souper Bowl Food Drive collecting funds at HyVee at 90th and Center. This year the funds will be added to our Outreach project (see below) to provide meals for local food pantries.   We need Rotarians to take 1.5 hr shifts on Friday, February 5th-4-7 and then Saturday, February 6th 10-4.  We need 2 Rotarians for 1130-1 and 1 for 230-4 on 5/6.  Please let Jennifer know if you can take one of these shifts. 
On February 20th,  Rotarians from Suburban, West, and Southwest Rotary Night Club will be packaging 30-40K meals for local food pantries using a matching grant from District 5650. Please go on our website to sign up for a shift.   We strongly encourage you to bring friends and family to this event. Your church group, your Scout troop, your kids' friends.  We will need 80 people from 8-9 and 80 people from 930-1030 to package all of these meals.  People of all ages are welcome.  When signing up kids, please note their ages (kids under 12 will work with their parents). Also, if anyone needs to sit instead of stand, please note that in the comments as well. We will accommodate volunteers of all ages/abilities.
The meals will be picked up at the end of 2nd shift by local food pantries.   We can also use 8-10 volunteers on Friday, February 19th to help set up this event. Please let Jennifer know if you'd like to help with that.
A big thank you to Walt Horner/Heavy Duty for volunteering his facility for this event!


Thank you to Tom Vann/Vann Realty for sponsoring our student/speaker lunches for the month of February.


(Sponsorships for the 15/16 Rotary Year are available. Please contact Jennifer.)



ATTENDANCE at Suburban Rotary needs to be at 50% of the meetings. Make-ups also count. 


ONLINE MAKE-UPS Have you checked this out? If you sometimes find it hard to attend a make-up meeting locally or while out of town, check out the option and opportunity of making up a Rotary meeting 24/7 via the internet. You will find this information at for more information.  Check your attendance status anytime on our website.