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Welcome to our Club!

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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
7220 F St
Omaha, NE  68127
United States
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Nebraska Special Olympics
Chair of the Day: Leah Vetter
11:15 Greeter: Jim Conway
11:45 Greeter: Madeline Moyer
Invocator: Angie Bingham

Last week Zach Daub and Dave Wilson served as our greeters. Rebecca Vinton gave the invocation.  We had several announcements and recognition of the Scholarship Circle members.  Curt recognized the scholarship committee members as "Gifts to the World" for their work on the luncheon.   Secretary Kevin Welsh recognized birthdays for April and handed out a fine or two with Hanging Judge Fritz Stehlik.   Amanda Fink introduced Connor Rensch who shared her transformation to a healthy lifestyle journey.   The RISK bag was at $571 and Cindy Kinsler (enthusiastically) won a free lunch.

Last week Nate Christ introduced us to new member Andy Goranson.   Andy is the President of U.S. Merchant Processing Services.  He directs the growth and enhancement of retail, restaurant, and card not present merchants.  His company is the new merchant services provider for Suburban Rotary.
Andy holds a B.S. in International Business and a minor in Mandarin Chinese from UNL.  He is an Eagle Scout and held several leadership positions as a member of Phi Gamma Delta in college.    Andy is married to Abby and they have two young sons as well as a Burmese Mountain dog.   
In his free time, Andy enjoys golfing, cooking, reading, and a good cigar.  Welcome, Andy!

Last week John Hoich introduced us to new member Andrew Wesely.   Andrew is with Ayars and Ayars and runs all their Omaha business development and operations.  
Andrew holds a degree in Economics, Finance, and Political Science from UNL.   He has lived around the country working for Kiewit and relocated to Omaha in November.   
Andrew is active in the community and is involved in various organizations including the Omaha Jaycees, Omaha Young Professionals, Habitat for Humanity, and the Omaha Venture Group.  
In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing golf.  Welcome, Andrew!

to Frank McGree, Mark Stokes, and Curt Peters who were recognized as Patrons of Suburban Rotary for their donations of $5000 to our local Suburban Rotary Charitable Foundation.  The local Foundation supports our scholarship program and many other projects of the club including the Rebuilding Omaha project we are doing this weekend.

Congratulations to Scott Hahn-2 years, Ralph Williams-6 years, and Jeff Bakewell- 7 years who were recognized for their perfect attendance by Nick Eastland last week!

Nominations are being sought by the 4-Way Test Committee for Omahan of the Year and Suburban Rotarian of the Year.   Please contact Dick Caulk or Jennifer for nomination forms. 

We have one more opportunity for you to get involved, get attendance credits, and make a difference in our community in April!
Please sign up online or at a meeting for:
DEA Rx Drug Take-back-  Saturday, April 30th at Walgreens 135th and Q- several shifts available from 9:45-2:15.  Dispose properly of prescription medications to keep them out of the hands of kids and teens.
In May we will be doing the Prospect Park Cemetery Clean-Up- mark your calendar for May 14th!

This is the LAST WEEK of our annual  fundraiser which supports all of our club's activities including our fabulous Scholarship Program. Our goal for this drive is $40,000.  So far with donations last week, we are at $38,590 or at 96% of our goal.   Our goal for participation is 80% of our membership and we have 64% so far.   Our hope is that all club members will support this drive with a donation in any amount.
Thank you to those who have already donated this year.   Scholarship Circle Members (donation or pledge of $300) are indicated in bold.
If your name is not on this list but you'd like it to be but can't attend this week's meeting, you can make your donation online by CLICKING HERE
Paul Adams          Ashley Baker          Jeff Bakewell          Jared Bakewell        
Gregg Bailey       Mark Baratta          Zoe Baumel              Mary Bernier         
John Binderup       Angie Bingham       Karen Bremer     Edna Brooks-Pittman 
Peggy Carrell           Roger Carrell          Gary Carrico         Dick Caulk                    
Nate Christ             Judy Cline      Bill Corcoran         
Ann Coyne          Rich Craig           Jason Currie          Eric Dawson            
Nick Eastland       Rex Ekwall            Howard Epstein            Terry Ferguson      
Ed Fleming      Amanda Fink             Glenda Friesen       David Gerard          
Frank Goldberg    Don Goldstein         Jerry Gordman    Jennifer Green       
Terri Greenwood      Roger Groff           Duane Gross      Herb Hartman           
Rose Mary Hefley       Jack Heidel    Katie Henry                 John Hoich           
Holly Hollenbeck    Walt Horner            Dan Hosford          Jack Hosking 
Jill Hruska                   Ken Jansen            Nick Jasa         Brian Johnson    
Carter Jones     Jennifer Jirak-Brungardt         Sarah Kalhorn- Wisecup      
Scott Keep        Christian Kloster             Ryan Keiser            Dick Kelley          
Tom Kerfoot             Cindy Kinsler         Penny Koenig        Vicki Kovar
Bob Kment           Terry Kucera            David Kutler                
Dave Laferla          Angeline Larson
Frank Lastovica       Jim Leslie              Don Leu                   Julie Livingston 
Marlon Lofgren     Dan Lupardus              Ken Masimore      Jim Matgen             
Frank McGree          Penny McWilliams   Dick Miller                George Miller        
Jeff Moran           David Mortiz              Madeline Moyer          Bob Mundy                  
Lee Myers          Gary Nachman               Dave Nelson            Jim Nelson  
Lisa Neu                    Steve Oltmans    Roxy Orr               Dan Park
Ron Pearson           Ranny Perez            Bob Perrin               Ward Peters           
Curt Peters            Joanne Peters         Walt Price               Bill Prout
Will Prout               Harry Reyburn        Steve Riekes       
Karen Rolf            Tracy Rowland          John Ryan                
Lyle Sapp              Judy Sealer             Dan Schnoes          
Joe Sequenzia          Kathryn Schubert    Nate Schwalb      Karl Schaphorst        
Dick Skalla                 Alan Stanek         Fritz Stehlik         John Stewart           
Byron Stigge           Mark Stokes              Chris Stratman      Eric Stueckrath   
Erin Swanson Russell         Marlene Sullivan   Bob Swartzbaugh   
Mark Taylor             Steve Thornburg       Judy Vann                  Tom Vann
Rebecca Vinton      Leah Vetter          Lisa Walker Sekundiak       
Ed Walsh               Bill Wax
Dan Wellendorf     Kevin Welsh        Randy Wieseler         Ralph Williams       
(Any omissions are purely unintentional- please contact Jennifer to correct.)
Last week we recognized Scholarship Circle Members: George Miller, Terri Greenwood, Jack Heidel, Jim Leslie, Fritz Stehlik, Christian Kloster, Howard Epstein, Carter Jones, Dick Caulk,  Julie Livingston, Frank Lastovica, Edna Brooks-Pittman, Judy Cline, Dan HOsford, John Hoich, Ward Peters, Roger Groff, John Stewart, and Don Leu.  Thank you all!

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 our President-Elect Kathryn Schubert/ Merrill Lynch for sponsoring our student/speaker lunches for the month of April.



(Sponsorships for the 16/17 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.