Title Author Date
Prospects for Membership
The Rotary Club of Omaha has received membership applications from the following:
Matt Schulte, Project Manager for The Whiting Turner Contracting Co. Matt is sponsored by John Sullivan.
Anyone with objections to a membership proposal needs to reach out to the Club Administrator or Membership Chair.
Prospects for Membership 2017-04-22 05:00:00Z
Honor Roll Stuffing Party

Honor Roll Stuffing Party -- help put the certifications, pens, and folders together for the students.

Sunday, May 7th 2:00 PM

Gretchen and Gary Bren Home
4202 North Branch Dr.
Omaha, NE 68116



Honor Roll Stuffing Party 2017-04-18 05:00:00Z
Rotary Honor Roll RSVP's & Volunteers Needed
The 90th Annual Rotary Honor Roll luncheon will be held on May 10th at the CenturyLink Center.
Volunteers are needed to help with this event! Please sign up at this link to help out.
This is our biggest event of the year and it requires a lot of man power. Your help is appreciated!
You can register to attend the event by going to http://honorroll.omaharotary.org 
Rotary Honor Roll RSVP's & Volunteers Needed 2017-04-14 05:00:00Z
Rotary Scholarship Winners
The scholarship committee finished interviews recently and decided on the winners.
They were really thrilled with the quality of the finalists and applicant pool overall.
The winners of a $1500 scholarship are:
Elizabeth Byrnes
Justice Jones
Miles Kay
Sheng-Jie Isaiah Lim
Dylan Miettinen
Brooke Schmidt
If you know any of the winners or their families pleae be sure to congratulate them.
Sean Connolly, Scholarship Committee Chair
Rotary Scholarship Winners 2017-04-14 05:00:00Z
President's Pen
Our guest this week was former State Senator, Heath Mello, candidate for Mayor for the City of Omaha.    Mr. Mello stated that he is running for Mayor because he believes Omaha can do better and to build the city of the future.  Mr. Mello advised that he grew up in South Omaha and his family moved to Gretna where he attended high school.  He went on to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.    He described his childhood as middle class and his parents teaching him to treat everyone with respect, to dream big and never stop believing that tomorrow could be better.    He believes that someone in the Mayor’s Office should be working on big issues like equal wages, public education (Early childhood and Post-Secondary), providing resources for public safety and rebuilding the infrastructure.  As Mayor he wants to unify the city to make Omaha more welcoming and more connected.
The second reason he is running is to leave a better city for his children and the children of our community.    The question he asked is what type of city are we going to leave our children.    Mello stated he has been going door to door throughout the community talking to people about the future of our city.  He believes there are three critical issues. 
The first issue he addressed was how the city has a tendency to operate in an "if it ain’t broke don’t fix it" attitude.  He believes that services have declined and property taxes have gone up.  Mello believes that the Mayor should be more accountable for service levels.  Mello stated he would be more proactive in addressing issues and be more data driven and more measurement of results would take place as he looks at the issues.  He would also look to encourage civic engagement in problem solving and also getting input on major decisions.
Mello described the second major issue as our crumbling infrastructure.  He cited an article in the New York Times listing Omaha as having the 7th worst streets in the country.  He advocated for public/private partnerships in addressing this issue as well as an infrastructure bank.  He would take a 10 year view of the horizon to modernize our infrastructure, transportation system and suburban sprawl.  He believes the current process has left us with two choices; cut back or raise taxes.  His approach would be to build inside the I-680 loop, modernize transportation especially mass transit, add bike lanes and utilize new technology.  He specifically cited his work in the legislature to make Uber and Lyft available in Nebraska.
The third issue he believes to be important is addressing violent crime.  Mello stated that violent crime is up in Omaha and that we need to increase the capacity of public safety to address it.  He specifically mentioned a 5th police precinct and more staffing for police and fire.    He also stated we can’t just treat the symptoms of crime but must address the root causes.  He advocated for creating more living wage jobs, more behavioral health services, city wide solutions and addressing inter-generational poverty. 
Mello’s website is heathmello.com
President's Pen 2017-04-06 05:00:00Z
April Birthdays
Connolly, Sean          Apr 01
Magendantz, Eric     Apr 01
Speck, Diane              Apr 02
Johnson, Chris           Apr 03
Perkins, Gary             Apr 03
Wineland, Taylor       Apr 03
McLellan, John          Apr 05
Frasier, Bruce             Apr 10
Smith, John                Apr 11
Ewing, John               Apr 18
Richards, Lisa            Apr 19
Thompson, Greg        Apr 20
Contreraz, Theresa     Apr 22
Heffernan, Suzie        Apr 22
Tonniges, Emily         Apr 22
Daub, Hal                  Apr 23
Zandbergen, Peter     Apr 27
Link, Hans                 Apr 28
Hames, Herb             Apr 29
Kuhl, Nancy              Apr 29
McCollister, John     Apr 29
April Birthdays 2017-03-31 05:00:00Z
Millard Rotary Golf Scramble
Millard Rotary Golf Scramble 2017-03-20 05:00:00Z
Service Fund / Charitable Statements 
The Charitable Statements have been emailed out to all members of the Rotary Club of Omaha.
If you did not get yours, you can download a copy below.
Your support is greatly appreciated!
Service Fund / Charitable Statements 2017-03-17 05:00:00Z
Downtown Rotary Club App

ClubRunner Mobile:
downtown rotary Club on the Go

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ClubRunner Mobile App
Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to to view your member directory, contact your members and executives, read the latest articles posted to your website and even learn more about your upcoming events and speakers, right from your smartphone or tablet.
Member Directory
Immediately view the most up to date member directory, upon login. You can browse your member profiles which give you the necessary contact information you need to connect with just one click. Make a call to any of their phone numbers, email them directly from your device, or even add them to your contacts list.
Executives and Directors
View and contact your club executives for the current, past and future years.
View posts on your website
View the latest feed of home page stories that are on your website, directly on your phone, so you never miss any information!
Learn more about upcoming events and speakers
Access all of your upcoming events and calendar items and view event details, including associated links, download files and venue map. View who the latest speakers are and learn more about their presentation topic. 
Download the app on your phone or tablet
To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 8.0 or later and with versions of Anrdoids that are 2.3.3 or better.
Downtown Rotary Club App 2017-03-11 06:00:00Z
Weekly Meeting Volunteers Needed
To help with the weekly club duties please contact the committee chair:
Sgt. at Arms - John Marburger
Registration - Jeff Matuella
Greeters - Rick Waxman
Invocation - Fred Henninger
Music - Bob Keefer
Weekly Meeting Volunteers Needed 2017-03-09 06:00:00Z