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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Anthony's
7220 F St
Omaha, NE  68127
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Luncheon at Crestridge Magnet School
818 Crestridge Rd.
 
The easiest way to get there is to get to 120th St. and at Leavenworth Street turn East.
(Leavenworth Street is 8 blocks south of Dodge or 4 blocks north of Pacific.) Once on Leavenworth Street head straight up the hill and you'll see The school on the south side of Leavenworth Street. 
 
Tours begin at 11:30 AM and the earlier you come the better the parking will be.  There is only street parking in the neighborhood. Park along Crestridge Road or Leavenworth Street.
 
11:30-11:50 Optional Tours by U.N. Members
11:50-12:00  View video, select lunch, find seating, begin eating
12:00-12:10  Welcome, quick presentations
12:10-12:20  Ambassadors sing (2 songs)
12:20 Brief Rotary meeting begins
12:35 Adjourn
 
You MUST be pre-registered for this meeting. Deadline is Monday, 26th at 3pm.
11:30- 11:50    Optional Tours by U.N. Members
11:50-12:00     View Video, select lunch, find seating, begin eating
12:00-12:10    Welcome, quick presentation
12:10-12:20    Ambassadors sig (2 songs)
12:20                Brief Meeting begins
12:35             Adjourn
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/5409#sthash.Uump6TUT.dpuf
 
11:30- 11:50    Optional Tours by U.N. Members
11:50-12:00     View Video, select lunch, find seating, begin eating
12:00-12:10    Welcome, quick presentation
12:10-12:20    Ambassadors sig (2 songs)
12:20                Brief Meeting begins
12:35             Adjourn
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/5409#sthash.Uump6TUT.dpuf
11:30- 11:50    Optional Tours by U.N. Members
11:50-12:00     View Video, select lunch, find seating, begin eating
12:00-12:10    Welcome, quick presentation
12:10-12:20    Ambassadors sig (2 songs)
12:20                Brief Meeting begins
12:35             Adjourn
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/5409#sthash.Uump6TUT.dpuf
11:30- 11:50    Optional Tours by U.N. Members
11:50-12:00     View Video, select lunch, find seating, begin eating
12:00-12:10    Welcome, quick presentation
12:10-12:20    Ambassadors sig (2 songs)
12:20                Brief Meeting begins
12:35             Adjourn
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/5409#sthash.Uump6TUT.dpuf
11:30- 11:50    Optional Tours by U.N. Members
11:50-12:00     View Video, select lunch, find seating, begin eating
12:00-12:10    Welcome, quick presentation
12:10-12:20    Ambassadors sig (2 songs)
12:20                Brief Meeting begins
12:35             Adjourn
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/5409#sthash.Uump6TUT.dpuf
 

 

Last week Tiffany Baker and Scott Hahn served as Greeters. Dave Nelson gave the invocation. David Gerard and the Suburban Rotary Singers led the singing.  We had several presentations and announcements and recognized January birthdays.  Matt Darling presented the Slate of Officers. Jeff Bakewell moved to accept the slate as presented.  Jeff Moran seconded. The motion passed. The RISK bag was at $329 and Kevin Welsh won a free lunch.  Roxy Orr introduced the Committee Chairs or their representatives and we heard about the accomplishments of the first half of the Rotary year and the plans for the second half.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
On Thursday, January 29th instead of meeting at Anthony's, our meeting will be held at our Adopt-A-School partner: Crestridge Magnet School.
 
We will have a deli lunch of sandwich, chips, cookie, and water for a cost of $5. Choices for sandwich are turkey, ham, or veggie. Sign up at an upcoming meeting (or email/call the office).  You must preregister for this meeting.
 
Here's the program for the 29th:
 
11:30- 11:50    Optional Tours by U.N. Members
11:50-12:00     View Video, select lunch, find seating, begin eating
12:00-12:10    Welcome, quick presentation
12:10-12:20    Ambassadors sig (2 songs)
12:20                Brief Meeting begins
12:35             Adjourn
 

 
Last week David Kutler introduced us to new member Dr. Blane McCann. Blane has been the Superintendent for Westside Community Schools since 2012.   He holds a B.S. from Miami University, in Oxford, OH and a Master's from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and his Ph.D. from Marquette.    
 
Before coming to Omaha, Blane served as Superintendent of the District of Shorewood in Wisconsin.  He is a lifelong educator and has worked as a high school and middle school teacher, principal, administrator, and Executive Director of instruction.
 
He is been very involved in numerous professional organizations throughout his career including the American Association of School Administrators and the Nebraska Education Commissioner's Advisory Board. He was also a Rotarian in Wisconsin.   He and his wife, Marie, have five children and three grandchildren.
 
In his free, time Blane enjoys spending time with his family and golfing. Welcome Blane!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Last week Roxy Orr introduced new member Sarah Kalhorn-Wisecup. Sarah is the Learning for Life Executive for the Boy Scouts.  She oversees outreach/life-skills programs for elementary and middle school students and career exploration for high school students.
 
Sarah is a 2012 UNL graduate with a B.A. in Psychology and English.  She is also a Suburban Rotary Scholar.   She has been an active volunteer and has been involved in rebuilding around the U.S. after disasters.  She has also served as the President of the UNL Service and Leadership Club and the Volunteer Coordinator for the UNL Women's Center.
 
Sarah is a newlywed, married to Tyler since October.  In her spare time, she enjoys working on house projects, cooking, and playing with her dog and cat. Welcome Sarah!
 
 

 
to Nick Jasa, Duane Gross, and Roxy Orr who were recognized for their generosity to the Rotary Foundation last week by Jeff Bakewell and Jeff Moran.
 
Nick was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for his donations of $1000 to the Rotary Foundation.  Here's what he had to say about supporting the Foundation, "I was at $400 going into this year.  $100 dollars for each of my first three years plus $100 matching points for my first time give.  I was at a Christmas Program for my 5 year old twins at Countryside Church when I saw a flyer about a clinic for poor children they had started in 1994 in Managua, Nicaragua.  They were looking for volunteers to go in the spring to help clean up the clinic.  I thought, if this was done 21 years ago and it is still having this type of impact I have to get more involved."
 
 
Duane was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow+1 for his donations of $2000 to the Rotary Foundation. Here's what he had to say about supporting the Foundation, "Giving to the Rotary Foundation is an opportunity for Liz and me to positively affect those in need beyond the scope of our immediate community. We believe that, by making regular annual contributions to the Foundation, we are more effectively able to touch people and impact causes around the globe that are near and dear to our hearts."
 
Roxy was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow+3 for her donations of $4000 to the Rotary Foundation. Here's what she had to say, "Rotary is my way to serve humanity. Everywhere I travel I see how Rotary is working to make a difference. My passion for Rotary is why I’m committed to donating to The Rotary Foundation. From an investment prospective The Rotary Foundation has the highest rating on Charity Navigator, where 92.45% of all donations are used for projects."
 
 

 
to Don Goldstein who was recognized by Joe Sequenzia for 31 years of perfect attendance last week.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
WE STILL NEED TO FILL 9 SPOTS, PLEASE THINK ABOUT SIGNING UP!
 
On January 31st, Suburban Rotarians will be collecting cash and food donations at the Peony Park HyVee (79th and Cass) from 9-4.  20 volunteers are needed to staff doors for 1.5 hour shifts. To sign up, go to our website suburbanrotary.org, then click on the CALENDAR link at the top of the page, then select the event on 1/31. Then click on the button on the left side of the page that says SOUPER BOWL FOOD DRIVE and select your shift. You can also register family members/friends who want to help.   Please wear your Rotarian at Work t-shirt (see Jennifer if you need one).
 
 
 

 
 
Ashland Rotary Club first ever Charity Poker - Texas Holdem Tournament.
 
When: Saturday, March 7th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
Where: Ashland Golf Club; 16119 Highway 6; 2.5 miles southwest of Ashland.  Directions from I-80 exit 420: go north on Highway 63 for three miles, then turn southwest (left) and go one mile on Highway 6.
 
Concessions and Drinks available
Cash Prizes
Free-will Donations will go toward funding student Scholarships
 
 

 
Tuesday, January 27th, Northwest Rotary’s speaker and program will be Amber Tjaden with the OPS Transition Program.  This presentation will speak to the purpose of the Transition Program, their students and facilities.  Suburban and Downtown club members, particularly those involved with education or vocational service, are welcome to attend. Suburban was a donor for a multi-club grant to support this program.
 

 
Last week Carol Horner presented Curt Peters, Roger Groff, Rose Mary Hefley, Matt Darling, and Mei Wu with graduation certificates for completing the 3-part Rotary Leadership Institute (let Jennifer know if you are interested in attending these workshops).  Congratulations!
 

 

This year Rotary International is providing colored pin backers to members who bring new members into the club.  Last week Rose Mary Hefley recognized Roxy Orr with a bronze pin backer for bringing in 2 new members, most recently Sarah Kalhorn-Wisecup. She also recognized David Kutler with a blue backer for bringing in new member Blane McCann.

 

 

 

 

 
Mark your calendars for our next After Hours on February 5th at Skate Daze.  This fun evening will feature free roller skating, lazer tag, and Playdazium. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Friends, family, co-workers are invited- please help us fill the place up!
 
 

 
Congratulations to the officers elected at last week's club assembly!

President Designee: Kathryn Schubert (to serve 16-17)
To serve with President Curt Peters (14-15):
Treasurer: Nate Christ
Sgt. At Arms: Tom Kerfoot
Secretary: Kevin Welsh
Board-2015-2018
Paul Adams, Herb Hartman, Cindy Kinsler, Marlon Lofgren
Trustee 2015-2018 Rich Craig
 
 

 

Thank you to David Kutler/Body Basics for sponsoring our speaker and student lunches for the month of January.

 

 

 

 

 

Rock Brook Village

108th and W. Center Rd, Omaha, NE 68144

dkutler@bodybasics.com    402-397-8866

 

(Let Jennifer know if you'd like to be a sponsor for an upcoming month. Cost is $125 and includes recognition at meetings, on the website, and in the newsletter.)

 

 

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 http://www.rotaryeclubone.org for more information.  Check your attendance status anytime on our website. 

 
 
 
 
 
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