The Rotary Club of Omaha has received membership applications from the following:
Sharon Eller, is an Organist at Presbyterian Church of the Master. She is sponsored by her husband, Gary Eller.
Anyone with objections to a membership proposal needs to reach out to the Club Administrator or Membership Chair.
Prospects for Membership Leigh Sittenauer 2017-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
We are trying a new GREETER process at the meetings. 
If you are the first to arrive, we would like you to greet. 
If you are unable to greet for the day, we would like you to approach the next person who arrives to ask them to greet.
We appreciate all of our members helping out at the meetings with this duty!
At our Club meeting this week we heard from Dr. Ernest Chivero with the Nebraska Center of Substance Abuse Research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Chivero had a fascinating presentation about the research they are doing into the actual mechanisms of substance abuse, and the interrelationships between substance abuse and HIV. Dr. Chivero and the UNMC researchers have learned that drug abuse can significantly exacerbate the neurocognitive problems created by HIV, and vice versa.
Substance abuse is a tough and expensive problem which costs our society an estimated $740 Billion per year in crime, lost productivity and health care expenses. The hope is that through better understanding of the actual mechanisms of substance abuse, and potentially finding compounds which can help to alleviate or protect against damage from substance abuse, we can have more effective tools for cutting into this problem.
Thanks to everyone who volunteered to provide club service at our meeting, and to the folks who fill these positions week after week. After some struggles in recent years scheduling and filling these positions ahead of time, we are trying a new system in which we simply call on folks who are at the meeting to fill these roles. This includes invocation, song leader, and greeters. If you are called on and have not prayed in front of people or led singing before, proceed with gusto! Remember that you are among friends and Rotarians and we will support you – as long as we see you are giving it your best shot.
As part of the new system, we are asking the first two Rotarians at the meeting each week to serve as greeters. I think this is a great idea and a great opportunity for more of us to get involved in club service. If you happen to arrive early next week and have the opportunity to greet, please do so. Greeting is a great way to see folks you know and meet new club members. Please enjoy this fun opportunity to serve and interact with other Rotarians.
Thanks to Todd Murphy who served again as club secretary while Camille is away. Todd, what can I say? This may be one of the only times in her life that Camille has a tough act to follow! But I know she is up to the task.
In Good News:
Judge Laurie Smith Camp let us know that she’d recently had the pleasure of performing her son’s marriage to his new bride. Congratulations Laurie, and best of luck to the newlyweds.
Joe Mancuso told us that Nebraska once again has a lineman in the hunt for this year’s Outland Trophy: offensive tackle Nick Gates. Go Big Red!
John Sage introduced us to his wife Ruthie, who finally had the opportunity to join him at a Rotary meeting. Bring Ruthie back every week John!
There’s still time to sign up for our tremendous District Conference, August 11-12 in Omaha. We’ve cancelled our club meeting that week (Wednesday, August 9) to encourage you to attend all or part of the conference. More information below. I hope to see you there!
Our speaker next week (July 26) is Katie Broman, Executive Director of the Omaha Community Playhouse. Don’t miss it!
See you next week!
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Congratulations to the following member on obtaining their permanent badge:
Dawn Gonzales, Vice President, Community Development at Centris Federal Credit Union
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Please take a few minutes to login to the website and make sure your information is correct. This information will be used for the next directory.
Just click the "Member Login" button at the top right of the home page.
If you have forgotten your login and password there is a place at the bottom of  "Member Login" that looks like this"  New and existing users: retrieve login and/or reset password"
All you need to know is your Last Name and Email address to retrieve your information.
There is a new link where you can REGISTER GUESTS for meetings on our home page.
You can also check your FASTPASS balance. You will need to know your badge number to do so. Use "Member Login" and then go to  "My Rotary" and look for the link on the left side of the page under "What do you want to do?"

Contact:Gary Bren

Friday August 11

Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St, Omaha, NE 68132

3:00 PM Membership Seminar (Rotarians only)


All the following Friday events are open to Rotarians and the Public

6:30 PM Reception in the Owen lobby

8:00 PM Program:  The Power of One, featuring keynote Speaker Michael Clemons

Saturday August 12

Harper Center at Creighton University Campus, 602 N 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102


Rotarians Only until 2:30 PM

 8:30 AM Breakfast and Starting the Day

9:30 AM “Foundation for Change”  Speakers and videos telling personal stories about the power of what we do to change the world…and ourselves

12:30 PM Lunch

1:45 PM   Keynote Speaker Ann Lee Hussey, Polio Survivor and Polio Eradication Champion.


Open to the Public

 2:30 PM  CPR Challenge…attempt to set a record and get at least 1,000 people CPR trained


Open to Rotarians only

4:30 PM  Reception and social time

6:00 PM  An evening of Celebration


Event Registrations:

Rotarians (including Rotaract Members) -  click here to register yourself and guests - Rotarian Registration; cost depends on the events chosen and when the registration is finalized

Public - public is welcome to Friday night and the CPR Challenge on Saturday - Non-Rotarians click here to register - Public Registration; cost is $25

ROTARY DISTRICT 5650 CONFERENCE 2017 2017-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
Please welcome our newest member, Terri Campbell. Terri is the Vice President of Alumnae and Donor Relations  at College of Saint Mary. She was sponsored by Dr. Christine Pharr.
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Schissel, KandisJul 01
Freeman, GlennJul 06
Freye, TheoJul 09
Courtney, SusanJul 10
Wessels, BrettJul 11
von Gillern, BradJul 13
Kluver, KrisJul 16
Ferlic, RandyJul 17
Swanson, DonaldJul 20
Smith, AlanJul 21
Swanson, BillJul 22
Cohen, PaulJul 23
Weber, DelbertJul 23
Swedlund, LeRoyJul 24
Gouttierre, TomJul 29
Knutson, DaveJul 29
Desler, DianneJul 30
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Thank you to John Ewing Jr. for his year of service as Club President.
Welcome to our new President, Bill Harvey.
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