Rotary Club of Omaha Suburban



Dec 04, 2014
Dr. Meredith Bacon- Professor Emeritus
Putinism and Russia's Future
Dec 11, 2014
Tom Miya- WWII Internment Camp Experience
"Gaman- to endure the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignityā€¯
Dec 18, 2014
Jan 22, 2015
Feb 05, 2015
Lynette Farhart
Rebuilding Omaha
Feb 19, 2015
Apr 23, 2015
Apr 30, 2015
May 14, 2015

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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
7220 F St
Omaha, NE  68127
United States
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We are thankful for you and all Rotarians serving others in your communities and around the world!


Thanks to the Council Bluffs Rotary clubs which put on the Metro Luncheon featuring Ernie Goss last week. Suburban had a great showing!



to Nate Schwalb, Kathryn Schubert, and Eric Dawson who were recognized for their generosity to the Rotary Foundation last week by Rotary Foundation committee Chair Jeff Bakewell and Vice-Chair Julie Livingston.
Nate 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, " It has been my practice to make a very simple evaluation when I consider making a donation:  Will my donation support a worthy cause, maximizing benefits to the recipients?  In the four years since I became a Rotarian I have been very impressed with Rotary's projects around the world whether it is undertaking eradication of polio, fighting poverty or other significant projects. It was interesting to learn how such a major organization has so successfully and efficiently  performed in carrying out such missions."
Kathryn was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow+1 for her donations of $2000 to the Rotary Foundation. Here's what she had to say,  "I donate to The Rotary Foundtion because it is a foundation that I can trust.  Being a Rotarian, I believe it is our duty to learn what it is we support and stand for as an international organization.  Once I learned about the great things TRF did, and then I learned how responsibly the trustees manage the foundation, I felt it was something I could support financially.  I started my giving with the EREY."  
Eric was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow +4 for his donations of $5000 to the Rotary Foundation. Here's why Eric supports the Foundation, "Giving to The Rotary Foundation gives me the opportunity to help people around the world that don’t have the necessities in life such as clean drinking water, vaccinations, and a good education.  Many people in the United States take these items for granted and as Rotarians it’s our responsibility to educate and promote goodwill throughout the world."


Congratulations to David Kutler- 6 years and Sol Kutler- 27 years who were recognized for perfect attendance by Participation Chair Joe Sequenzia last week!




Make your tax-deductible donation online today! Click here: to set up your account and donate online with a credit or debit card. It only takes a couple of minutes and you can help change lives around the world.  Our goal is "Every Rotarian Every Year" and members of the Rotary Foundation committee will be at the back soliciting your donation until mid-December.
Every year each Rotarian is asked to donate $100 to the Rotary Foundation in support of programs that alleviate disease, hunger, poverty, and promote peach and understanding.  We have seen the benefit of supporting the Rotary Foundation in the last few years with matching grants to support the Deaf School in Nicaragua and the girls' school in Afghanistan.  The generosity of Rotarians around the world make these projects (and thousands like them) possible. 
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.
Thank you to those Rotarians who have already made a comittment to support the Rotary Foundation this year! So far we have 76 Rotarians or 38% participation. 100% is our goal!  (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.)
Jeff Bakewell              Ashley Baker       Zoe Baumel      
Gary Beller                John Binderup        Peggy Carrell
Roger Carrell                Dick Caulk   Nate Christ
 Cheryl Clark                  Judy Cline       Bill Corcoran              
Ann Coyne                   Rick Dhabalt        Howard Epstein  
Kay Farrell                   Terry Ferguson     Ed Fleming        
Al Frank                        Susie Friedberg  
Jerry Gordman          Roger Groff             Herb Hartman
Rose Mary Hefley      Jack Heidel           Walt Horner
Susan Huntley-Gruenther     Jennifer Jirak-Brungardt 
    Carter Jones   Scott Keep                 
Dick Kelley                 Tom Kerfoot            Norm Kerr
Cindy Kinsler             Terry Kucera         David Kutler
 Dave Laferla            Jim Leslie          Marlon Lofgren
Bob Loos                Julie Livingston         Pat Mahoney     
Ken Masimore           Jim Matgen                  Frank McGree      
Dick Miller             Jeff Moran         Roger Morrissey  
Bob Mundy                Dave Nelson          
Ann Olmsted               Roxy Orr          
Ron Pearson            Bob Perrin                  Curt Peters            
Ward Peters          Joanne Peters           Walt Price
Bill Prout                     Will Prout               Harry Reyburn
Lyle Sapp             Kathryn Schubert       Nate Schwalb   
Joe Sequenzia         Julie Sherman             Jim Sousley          
Alan Stanek             John Stewart         Byron Stigge          
Marlene Sullivan        Dan Wellendorf   Randy Wiesler          
Ralph Williams            Mei Wu                John Wyzgoski

At Baright Public Library in Ralston
5555 South 77th Street
(Just off Main Street (5-way stop Downtown), East of the City Hall)
Take a stroll around
Making Memories Real!!
Food and Drinks will be served
Hours:  5:30-8pm
Carrell Towne was constructed by members of Roger and Peggy’s family. 

The Village will be on display through December.




Plan to join Rotarians around the Metro Area at the 24th Annual Metro Luncheon featuring Economist Ernie Goss as the keynote speaker.  Guests are welcome! Register at the back at an upcoming meeting.
Date: Thursday, November 20th
Time: 11:30-1:30
Location: Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs
Cost $35 per person. 

It's time for that annual Suburban Rotary tradition- bell ringing for the Salvation Army! Due to some scheduling issues with JCPenney/Salvation Army, we have new locations: Bakers at 155th and Dodge and 2 HyVee Stores (90th and Center and 132nd and Dodge).  We will ring bells on Saturday, November 29th and Saturday, December 13th from 10am-4pm in 1.5 hour shifts.     All shifts will be outside so please dress warmly and wear your Rotarian At Work t-shirt over your coat. 
We have 4 shifts at 5 locations on two dates so we need 80 volunteers. Please feel free to sign up your friends, families, kids, grandkids, etc.  Just register them as "Bob's kids, etc." 
To sign up click on the event in the newsletter or on the calendar on the website, then it will ask you to login. After logging in, choose BELL RINGING and pick your shift. 

Thank you to Lindley Clothing, Marlene Sullivan, Judy Cline, Mark Sanford, and the Adopt A School Committee for putting on a wonderful After Hours last Thursday. $1153 was raised for warm clothing for students at Crestridge School  and nearly 70 people attended. Click here to see all our photos on Facebook.

Since we don't meet on Thanksgiving, we are asking you to consider donating your lunch money ($15) from that day to buy an attendance credit (will be used for your next missed meeting) and all the proceeds will go to Polio Plus!  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH IS THE LAST DAY TO DO THIS.

It's time to start collecting for the annual Santa's Workshop at Crestridge Magnet School.
Each year, Crestridge Elementary School sets up a “store” to shop for holiday gifts for children that are in need.  These children come into the store and may pick out a gift for each of their family members.  Last year, there were 80 – 90 kids that came through the shop. With the help of the Crestridge School, we have made a “wish list” of items that are most chosen by the kids, and a list of items that they wish not to be donated. The date of the event is December 15th.  We are hoping for each Rotarian to donate gently used or new item(s) to help make the Santa Shop a success.  These items do not need to be expensive.
Wish list….Key chains, wallets, ties, little purses, cutesy kid socks, adult socks, coffee mugs, tools, men’s and women’s cologne, sports stuff, makeup, jewelry, stuffed animals, UNO cards, playing cards, coloring books and crayons, scarves, mittens, toys, baby toys, cutesy picture frames…or tissue paper and gift bags of all sizes.
NO clothes, knives, scissors, picture frames, books (for adults), Christmas-themed items, knickknacks…..
Since we know that people’s lives are busy, we are offering an easy shopping idea this year.  We will have two baskets available for purchase, one for $10 and one for $20.  These baskets will contain assorted items from the wish list.  We will have baskets available for purchase at our next meeting on November 6th.  Of course, you may make a cash donation in any amount and that will be used to purchase items for the shop.  Thank you very much for helping make this year’s Santa Shop a success.

Rotarian Yolanda Hoffman speaking at Santa Ana Rotary in Davao City, Phillipines.


Thank you to Kathryn Schubert/Merrill Lynch for sponsoring our speaker and student lunches for the months of November and December.






Kathryn Schubert- 402-496-5167 or


(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 for more information.  Check your attendance status anytime on our website. 

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