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Speaker - February 2, 2022 -Pastor Tom Barber

February 3 - Pastor Tom Barber

CEO People's City Mission

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January 26, 2022 -- Donna Gustafson
Donna Gustafson spoke to us about how you could take a photo and let it tell a story.  Donna started taking pictures when she was quite young and they were of her pets.  She took those pet photos (black and white) and entered them in the County Fair.  Later she started taking photos of her children for Christmas Cards and eventually she decided she wanted to continue taking pictures.  She has had no training, except learning from two other photographers and other individuals.  She learned to post some of these photos on websites, but before doing those websites, she needed to invest some money to purchase some good photographic equipment.
She told us that you can take some really good photos with cell phones today and download them into apps that will help you filter out certain things or let you crop what you just want for your photo either from the computer or the cell phone.
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President Message
This week I am going to give in to one of my biases, the reality of the value of the lessons from the Bible.  I recently read Solomon’s contemplation of life that he penned in the book of Ecclesiastes.  Perhaps knowing that his reign and his life would end one day, he left words of wisdom as a legacy for his children.  I believe that no matter the basis of your faith, there are life lessons that can be learned from Solomon’s life experiences.  He conveys the perils of pleasure in Ecclesiastes 2, the value of wisdom in chapters 7 and 9, and the need for a balanced life in chapter 7. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Meet Our New Members

William (Bill) Greenway --

Bill is a native Nebraskan being raised in Palmer, NE.  He has been married to Darby for 44 years, who is also from Palmer.  They have known each other since they were five years old.
 
Bill has been a member of Rotary for 40 years, previously he was a member of the Norfolk Morning Club and the St. Paul Rotary Club.  Bill worked as a funeral director, retiring in 2019 after 42 years.  He moved from St. Paul, NE and built a new home two miles east of Denton, NE, moving into that home in May 2021.  
 
Bill and Darby have three children, Ashley and her husband, Jeff live in Ahwatukee, AZ; Alex and his wife, Liz live in Lincoln, NE; and Austin and his wife, Tracy live in North Pole, Alaska. They have six grandchildren.  Bill enjoys deer hunting, Nebraska football and spending time (winters) in Arizona.
 

Lonnie Kreiter --

Lonnie got his Business Administration degree from Loma Linda University.  He is presently Vice President, Finance of Christian Record Services, Inc., which is a non-profit charity specializing in providing various media services to people who are blind.  He has also worked in higher education as chief accountant, Vice President of Finance for a private K-12 school.  He worked as an assistant director of a social services community center for people in need.  He has 13 years experience in the financial services sector including branch management experience.  Lonnie is married to Bonnie and they have no children.  His hobbies are travel, phusical fitness and outdoor activities.  Lonnie is a Board Member of Good Neighbor Community Center, Lincoln and a board member of SDA Credit Union in Lincoln.
 
 

Marcia Duckworth --

I was born and raised in Lincoln and graduated, with a degree in education, from UNL in 1973.  I taught health and PE at Goodrich and Scott Middle Schools for 39 years.  
 
Denny and I have been married for 48+ years and we have two children.  Our son, Scott, lives in Denver with our grandson.  Our daughter, Kelsey, lives in Elkhorn with our two granddaughters.  We enjoy spending time with our kids and grandkids and to travel, especially on cruises.
 
 

Betty Ourecky --

For the past 19 years, Betty has been the business manager of the Heartland Center for Leadership Development. Heartland Center was organized in 1985 and is known for its hands-on programs in community leadership development that emphasizes that local capacity is critical and renewing local leadership is essential to remain competitive today and in the future.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sewing, knitting, crocheting and dabbles in stain glass. She has a son, Jeremy that is a self-employed contractor, and a daughter Chantel that is a nurse practitioner, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
 
Happy Dollars for Polio Plus 

 

Thanks go  to the following for "Happy Dollars" on January 26:  Duane Tappe, Darrel Huenergardt, Lyle Schoen, Sue Schuerman, Dick Cumming, Betty Ourecky, Greg Schansse, John Duling, Amber Ledin, Dennis Duckworth, Tom Mortimer, Al Burdick, Chuck Erickson, Dave Brolborst, Wayne Casper, Catherine Duling, and Barry Stelk

Greeter 

GREETER FOR FEBRUARY -- Andrea Ahrens

 

Birthdays

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No birthdays between January 26th and February 2nd:
Something from the Past

Jason Smith at the YMCA Kamp Kitaki Musical Instrument location.  This was done through a District Grant with Lincoln East, and Lincoln Sunrise Rotary Clubs.

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Quote of the Week

“The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.” — Roald Dahl

Wellness
  Wellness Chairman Greg Schnasse has requested information in regard to any illness by club members and/or their family members.
Greg’s contacts:
Phone: 402-440-9917
 
 
 
Keep all our Rotarians in your prayers and thoughts as we continue fight with variants from the COVID-19.
 
Even with the vaccine, we continue to keep all of our teachers, school officials, and students, EMT's and first responders, hospital doctors and nurses, supermarket clerks, restaurant workers laid off or furloughed and waiting for unemployment, all those who are currently unemployed, human service organizations who still are open to serve those poor/homeless/hungry, funeral home workers, churches, airline employees, hotel employees, gas station and convenience store workers.  
 
If you know of any of our members you would like for us to mention who are ill or need prayer, please let Greg know and we will put it in the SPOKE.
 
 
Club Information
Welcome to our Club
Lincoln East
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
The Garage
5551 South 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
United States of America
Phone:
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Speakers
Feb 02, 2022 11:45 AM
Peoples City Mission
Feb 09, 2022 11:45 AM
Executive Director of the Nebraska Association of the Former State Legislators
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Minnie Stephens
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