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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
7220 F St
Omaha, NE  68127
United States
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Last week Brian Johnson and Steve Thornburg served as our Greeters.  Brian Mueller gave the invocation. We had several presentations and announcements.   Penny Koenig introduced Julia Hebenstreit who talked to us about The Kim Foundation advocating for those with mental illness.  The risk bag was at $75 and Holly Hollenbeck won a free lunch.    

Last week Foundation Chair Julie Livingston recognized Rotarians for their giving to the International Rotary Foundation.  The Rotary Foundation supports causes around the world including health, nutrition, literacy, and disease-eradication efforts.   Rotary Foundation funds have been used by our club to send science kits to the girls' school in Afghanistan, as well as for local projects such as the Crestridge Health Fair.
We were pleased to recognize several new Paul Harris Fellows for their donations to the Rotary Foundation of $1000.  Here's why they said they give:
Karen Ihrig:   “I believe in the mission of The Foundation.  I am grateful for what I have and want to share it."
Jack Heidel:  “Because I enjoy Rotary so much and it’s an opportunity to contribute to useful projects.”
Judy Cline:  “It’s all the wonderful things we support.  I’m passionate about the global connection and the local projects funded through grants.  You can have hands-on involvement, which isn’t always the case with other organizations.”
Dave Wilson:  “I’m involved in another mission in Nigeria.  The impact is fairly low because of corruption.  Rotary’s footprint is significant which results in higher impact from my donations.”
Congratulations and thank you for your generosity!
Watch the video below to learn more about the impact of the Rotary Foundation.

We are back at JCPenney Westroads with our annual tradition of ringing bells for the Salvation Army.  We will be ringing on November 28th (Thanksgiving weekend) and December 12th and need lots of volunteers to fill 40 spots for each Saturday.  Your family, friends, kids, grandkids, etc. are welcome and encouraged to join you.  Sign up now to get the shift you want.  Please consider signing up for the November 28th asap as we only have 2 meetings between now and that Saturday.   To sign up go to our website and select the event from the left side of the website or from the calendar then select Bell Ringing and sign-in to select your shift.
We need 5 volunteers for 11:30-1 and 3 for 2:30-4 for this coming Saturday 11/28.  Please sign up online or let Jennifer know if you can take one of these shifts.

Thank you to Lindley Clothing, Marlene Sullivan, and the Crestridge Committee for organizing this fun After Hours to support the kids at Crestridge Magnet School. Thank you to our generous Rotarian donors as well!   $1617 was raised to be spent on coats and warm clothing for needy students.   Click here to see all our photos on Facebook.
Our next After Hours will be fun for the whole family on Thursday, December 3rd.  We will have a Bowling Night sponsored by One Source/Nick Jasa.  Bowling, appetizers, and photos with Santa!  Invite your friends, family, kids, and grandkids for this fun event.
mmanuel Conception Center Bowlatorium
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Roger Groff delivering a $1000 check to the Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club in Support of the Winter Wonderland project for soldiers' families.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people – children, families and entire communities – benefit from projects funded by The Rotary Foundation.  Its concentration is in six areas of focus:  promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education and growing local economies. 
Please consider joining your fellow Rotarians by becoming a Sustaining Member this year with a $100 donation (or any amount is appreciated!).  You can even donate monthly with as little as $10 per month.  Our goal is 100% participation! First-time donors have the opportunity to get a match from the club so your first $100 toward your Paul Harris Fellowship will be turned into $200.  To donate online go to and set up an account. Your member # is on the address label of your Rotarian magazine and our club # is 1535 (let Jennifer know you've done this so she can add you to our participating member list.)
Thank you to those Rotarians who have already made a commitment to support the Rotary Foundation this year as a Sustaining Member earlier this year or with their dues! (If you think you should be on this list, please let us know.  Recent online donations may not be on our report yet so please let us know if you made an online donation.) New donors this week in bold.
Paul Adams          Jared Bakewell             Jeff Bakewell            
Zoe Baumel            Mary Bernier                 John Binderup
Doug Bottger           Dick Caulk                 Jeff Chisham
Nate Christ             Judy Cline                Ann Coyne
Rich Craig               Matt Darling        Eric Dawson         
Nick Eastland            Rex Ekwall              Howard Epstein      
Kay Farrell              Ed Fleming                Susie Friedberg        
Al Frank                    Glenda Friesen         David Gerard    
Frank Goldberg          Don Goldstein         Jerry Gordman          
Terri Greenwood    Roger Groff             Duane Gross     
Herb Hartman           Rose Mary Hefley    
Jack Heidel                 Holly Hollenbeck     Walt Horner           
Dan Hosford            Karen Ihrig               Jennifer Jirak-Brungardt
Carter Jones           Scott Keep                     Dick Kelley                
Tom Kerfoot          Norm Kerr                  Penny Koenig            
Terry Kucera         David Kutler             Dave Laferla          
Les Lawless              Jim Leslie                  Roger Lindsey        
Julie Livingston        Marlon Lofgren          Dan Lupardus           
Joe Mackevicius      Blane McCann           Frank McGree
Dick Miller                 
Jeff Moran                Roger Morrissey         Brian Mueller               
Bob Mundy                 Dave Nelson              Adam Nordstrom           
Ann Olmsted                 Roxy Orr             Ron Pearson              
Ranny Perez              Bob Perrin              Curt Peters               
Ward Peters          Joanne Peters                Bill Prout                 
Will Prout                Harry Reyburn         Rich Rowland             
Joe Sequenzia         Lyle Sapp            Howard Shrier
Kathryn Schubert        Julie Sherman            Jim Sousley             
Alan Stanek            Byron Stigge          Marlene Sullivan    
Mark Taylor          Tom Vann              Lisa Walker Sekundiak   
Ed Walsh           Dan Wellendorf        Randy Wieseler         
Ralph Williams      Leah Wurth    John Wyzgoski

December's Book: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
New members welcome- join us!
Participation counts as an attendance credit, the books are great reads, and it is fun to get together to discuss our various opinions on the books at the meetings!  


Thank you to Harry Reyburn for sponsoring our student/speaker lunches for the months of November/December in support of the Salvation Army.


(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.