Club Information
Omaha Downtown

Established Leaders, Emerging Leaders, Developing Leaders

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
113 N 18th St.
Omaha, NE 68102
United States of America
Latest News
Presiding Officer: Larry Guenther
Secretary: Tobi Mathouser
Invocation & Pledge: Pastor Heidi McGinness
Sgt at Arms: Okley Gibbs
Digital Experience: Adam Leong
Navigator: Steve McCollister
Cashiers/Check-in: Heather Legge & Julie Sanford
Admin Support: James Mackiewicz
Greeters: Paul Cohen & Lisa Tonjes Moritz
Speaker Host: Steve McCollister
Speaker: Senator Brad von Gillern
 
Location Alert: Back to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
 
Trinity Function Hall
113 N. 18th St., Omaha, NE 68102
Remember to enter through the red door between 17th & 18th Streets
                                                                                                                                   
05/22/24 Menu: TBD
 
Lunch is $14 for members and $17 for visiting Rotarians and guests. We offer the best deal for Rotary lunch in the metro.
MARTIE CORDARO
Omaha Storm Chasers/Union Omaha

Cordaro graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, and served three seasons as director of marketing for his alma mater's baseball program. At the same time, he also worked as general manager in the property management department for Today's Realty, Inc. In 1991, he graduated from Ruston High School in Louisiana. He played drums in several bands, most notably in high school and college with artists such as Robert Schneider, of Apples in Stereo and The Elephant 6 Recording Company. He primarily played in a band called Stonybridge and Pummel with Brad Belanger.Martie currently plays drums in Nebraska band, Strange Pleasures.

Cordaro began his professional baseball career with the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx (Double-A, Chicago Cubs) of the Southern League as a group sales representative in 1999. He then would go on to spend two seasons as director of sales for the Birmingham Barons, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, before becoming general manager for the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays then the Single-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, for two years.

Cordaro moved to Omaha in 2007, joining the organization as assistant general manager before being promoted to the general manager the next year. Cordaro played a large role in every aspect of the research, negotiation process and project management to build a new ballpark for the Storm Chasers in Sarpy County, allowing Triple-A Baseball to remain in the Omaha metro area. He was also involved in orchestrating and negotiating the ballpark's naming rights partnership with Sarpy County-based Werner Enterprises for Werner Park.

Cordaro led the process of the rebranding and renaming of the Omaha Triple-A franchise that included much research and fan-aided voting. Under his leadership, the organization has posted its highest total revenues on record during the past five seasons. During the 2015 season Cordaro and the organization hosted the First National Bank 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game.

 
HONOR ROLL MAJOR SPONSORS
 
 
Honor Roll Donors:
 
Adam Leong, Bill Harvey, Bob Keefer, Brad Burklund, Brett Frevert, Camille Metoyer Moten, Carlson West Povondra Architects, Centris, CFO Systems, Charlie Peters, Chase Bank, DA Davidson, Dawn Gonzales, Deb Skinner, Dianne Desler, EHPV Management Group, Elkhorn Athletic Association, Elkhorn Schools Foundation, Fletcher Reel, Fr. Lloyd Gnirk, Gene DeBoer, Goodwill Industries, Gretchen Harvey, Hal Daub, Larry Johansen, Heather Legge, Heidi McGinness, James Mackiewicz, Jim Murphy, Jim Stewart, Jim Suttle, John Ewing, John Marburger, John Marburger, John Mock, Josh Todd, Kathryn Weitz, Kevin Baitey, Larry Guenther, LeRoy Swedlund, Lisa Tonjes Moritz, Michelle Trawick, Huntrex.com, Okley Gibbs, Ollie the Trolley,  Omaha Downtown Rotary Foundation, Omaha Massage Therapy, Omaha Public Schools Foundation, Paul Cohen, Sandy Lemke, Steve Carper, Steve McCollister, Susan Koesters, Tobi Mathouser, Todd Johnson, Tom Gouttierre, UNO College of Business Administration, Viv Ewing, Yolanda Hoffman, Jennifer Trebil, Roxy Orr, Barbara Hayman
The Rotary Scholarship Committee led by Sean Connolly is proud to announce the 2024 Rotary Scholarship Recipients:
 
Arjun Anugole, Millard South  High School     
Rachel Fernandes, Duchesne High School
Lexie Hatch, Millard West High School
Hannah Kubiak, Omaha South High School
Jeremiah Mohring, Elkhorn South  High School
Tanner Post, Roncalli Catholic High School
 
Congratulations!
Name: Zac Triemert
Classification: Crafting Beverages
Position/Company:  President & Founder  / Brickway Lucky Bucket
Proposed by: Brett Frevert
 
Name: Rick Sampson
Classification: Agriculture
Position/Company:  Retired from Valmont Industries
Proposed by: Tom Gouttierre
 
For comments or objections to these proposals, please send them in writing to director@omaharotary.org by May 1, 2024.
The Rotary Club of Omaha has been honored with the esteemed Rotary International Citation for the Rotary Year 2022-2023, during the tenure of President Sean Connolly. This recognition was presented at the culminating Rotary District 5650 Conference. Our club surpassed the expectations set by RI, particularly in the domains of Developing and implementing sustainable service projects, Contributions to The Rotary Foundation, Membership Engagement initiatives, and Raising awareness of Rotary within the community. Congratulations to all our dedicated Rotarians!
R. Gordon R. McInally is president of Rotary International. He was educated at the Royal High School in Edinburgh and at the University of Dundee, where he earned his graduate degree in dental surgery. He operated his own dental practice in Edinburgh until 2016. Gordon was chair of the East of Scotland branch of the British Paedodontic Society and has held various academic positions. He has also served as a presbytery elder, chair of the Queensferry parish congregational board, and commissioner to the general assembly of the Church of Scotland. Read President McInally's biography.
 
Watch the video below of President McInally's address to the Rotary International Assembly:
 
If you attend another club's meeting in person or virtual, please email Yolanda for attendance credit
Thank you!
Club Executives & Directors
Club President
Club President-elect
Immediate Past Club President
Club Administration Director
Club Secretary
Club Treasurer
Club Foundation Chair - TRF
Club Membership Chair
Club Polio Chair
Club Program Chair
Club Public Image
Club Service Projects
Club Foundation Chair - Club Foundation
Make Up Opportuntites
Monday: Omaha Millard Rotary, 12:00 pm, German American Society, 3717 South 120th St.
Tuesday: Omaha Morning 7:00 am, 88 Tactical, 15350 Shepard St., Omaha, NE 68138
Tuesday: Omaha Northwest, 12:00 pm, First Responders Foundation, 10605 Burt Circle, Omaha, NE 68114
Wednesday: Omaha Downtown, 12:00 pm, Field Club of Omaha, 3615 Woolworth Ave.
Thursday: West Douglas County, 7:00 am, Elkhorn Common Ground Community Center, 1701 Veterans Drive
Thursday: Omaha Suburban, Noon, Legends Patio Grill, 6920 Pacific St., Suite 100
Thursday: Council Bluffs, 12:00 pm, The Center, 714 Main Street
Friday: Omaha West, 12:00 pm, Biaggi's, 13655 California St.

 

Rotary Honor Roll
2024 Rotary Scholarship
Weekly Meeting Duties
Upcoming Speakers
Martie Cordaro
May 29, 2024
Omaha Storm Chasers/Union Omaha
Chris Tooker
Jun 05, 2024
Omaha Downtown Rotary Foundation
Wendy Townley
Jun 12, 2024
Omaha Public Library
Jake Burkland at Johnny's Cafe
Jun 19, 2024
Humblroots - small business growth
YEAREND AWARDS & CHANGING OF THE GUARD
Jun 26, 2024
President Larry Guenther
NO MEETING
Jul 03, 2024
Happy Independence Day
President Heather Legge
Jul 10, 2024
2024-2025 Inaugural Meeting
District Governor Tom Kerfoot
Jul 31, 2024
Rotary District 5650 Updates
Guest Registration
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