Gretchen Bren reported on her trip to Pakistan:
"I was able to do a flag exchange with the Rotary Club of Lahore (Pakistan), including our friend from the GSE exchange, Col. Baseer Shaikh.
They have an amazing club-- they own their own building which includes a clinic and a post office (and also sublets space to a bank). I was able to even do some polio drops at the clinic."
 
     
 
 
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Greetings Everyone,       
Great work bringing guests to the meeting this week, especially during our "Free Lunch" promotion.  We want you to participate!  Bring a potential new member to one of the next two meetings and their lunch is FREE and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card.  Congrats to Kathy Estes for winning the drawing this week.
 
Doug Bisson from HDR gave us an amazing look at all the plans for the Riverfront redevelopment.  This project is almost fully funded already and has over $210m in donations accumulated.  The plans have a variety of different types of spaces for a more diverse usage of the area and gives the city the ability for many different types of programs to be offered throughout the year.  The site is over 90 acres and promises to be a game changer  for attracting more people to Omaha and especially to downtown to enjoy the fun.  Thank you Cella for another awesome program.
 
We also got our first look at the engagement challenge leader board (see below for the top 10) and we handed out the first round of jewels earned for meeting each of the 6 areas of the challenge.  It was fun  to see the name badges getting a little "bling".  Congrats to the leaders!  Hopefully it is an inspiration for us all to get engaged and work together to make a difference. 
Rosemary
Opbroek
 
83%
Cella
Quinn
 
75%
Stephen
McCollister
 
75%
Gretchen
Harvey
 
67%
Bill
Harvey
 
67%
Kathleen
Estes
 
58%
Corey
Guy
 
58%
Sean
Olson
 
58%
John
Sullivan
 
58%
Lisa
Tonjes Moritz
 
58%
 
I hope everyone has a very blessed Thanksgiving!  See you in 2 weeks.
 
Brad
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Now - For a Limited Time, Lunch for Prospective Members is FREE.
Start Recruiting!
Your Prospective Member Guest will be FREE for the following Lunch Meetings:
 
 
 
BONUS: In addition, the host may enter his/her business card once for each prospective member brought to the meeting for a chance to win a $50 gift card during that meeting.
We must have the email address/contact information for each prospective member.
 
Pre-registrations appreciated but not mandatory.
 
 
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Bill and Gretchen visited Skedsmokorset Rotary Club in Norway.
They said they had a lot of fun and received a bottle of wine.
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Join Omaha Rotary for a Red Badger Social Event at 5:00 pm at the Old Mattress Factory  on November 13th.
All members welcome. Members with Red Badges Especially Encouraged to attend.
 
Old Mattress Factory
501 North 13th Street
 
 
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Join us for a Rotary Christmas party on Thursday, Dec. 6 starting at 5pm.   Kathleen Estes will host a pot luck dinner at her Old Market loft at 1105 Harney, above Jams Restaurant.   Her home is an eclectic mix of historic Old Market and mid-century décor.  It overlooks the riverfront and the ConAgra campus, allowing for beautiful wintertime views.    After dinner we will enjoy a holiday lights tour on Ollie the Trolley.   The Trolley only holds 32 people, so early registration is encouraged.   Dinner is pot luck and BYOB.   You may bring refreshments on the  trolley if you like.

This event is being sponsored by Jena Bailey and Dino’s Storage.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

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Olson, Sean    Oct 05

Murphy, Jim    Oct 06

Patton, Terry    Oct 06

Francke, Warren    Oct 07

Hoyer, Lindy    Oct 07

Skinner, Deb    Oct 08

Cain, Jeff    Oct 09

Krings, Melanie    Oct 09

Miscia, Vince    Oct 10

Cooke, Warren    Oct 12

Fili, Shayne    Oct 12

Belford, Tom    Oct 14

Mock, John    Oct 14

Sullivan, John    Oct 14

Andersen, Louis    Oct 17

Coffey, Dick    Oct 21

Kroeker, Ken    Oct 21

Scott-Miller, Jim    Oct 21

Karcher, Steve    Oct 25

Grove, Ray    Oct 27

Frevert, Brett    Oct 28

Quinn, Cella    Oct 29

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Our October Business Network Day will feature three locations on the Fort Omaha campus of Metropolitan Community College.   Pick the tour you’re most interested in, then we will all convene at the Culinary Institute for lunch created by the chefs and students.   Please allow some extra time for this very special event – 12 noon to 1:30 on October 17.

$14 Per person

20 person limit at each location

Sponsor:  Sue Koesters and DA Davidson

 

General Crook House – Rotarian Host: Dianne Desler

The Museum is the authentically restored home of Civil War and National Indian Wars hero, General George Crook, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was constructed in 1879 while General Crook served as the Commander of the Department of the Platte. General Crook is known for his supporting role in the landmark 1879 trial of Standing Bear v. Crook.

The house was built in the Italianate style, which represented the grandeur of the military frontier. All furnishings are antiques from the 1880 Victorian period. From early November through the end of December, the museum celebrates 19th Century Holidays, complete with full holiday decorations. The Crook House Guild transforms every room in the house into captivating glimpses at Christmases past.   Collections at this living history museum include decorative arts, costumes, arts and crafts and period furnishings.

 

School of Construction Sciences – Rotarian Host: Rose Opbroek - THIS LOCATION FULL

We will tour the new buildings that house construction programs that include Apprenticeship Programs, Architectural Design Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction & Building Sciences, Electrical Technology, HVAC & Refrigeration, and Plumbing.

MCC is currently one of the fastest growing postsecondary institutions in Nebraska. Three new buildings, the Construction Education Center, Center for Advanced and Emerging Technologies and the Career and Academic Skills Center, are now open on the Fort Omaha Campus. The new MCC North Express center will open soon at the Highlander Accelerator project near 30th and Parker streets and offer a mix of continuing education, workforce training and outreach services. Planning has started on the Industrial Training Center renovation and for a new facility for the Automotive Technology program.

The addition and enhancement of instructional facilities are geared specifically to prepare students for success in college and the workforce in the four-county area for years to come. 

 

Culinary Arts Institute:  Rotarian Host: Kathy Estes

The Institute for the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College consists of two programs: Culinary Arts & Management and Hospitality & Restaurant Leadership.  The hands-on experience takes place in a state-of-the-art, amazing facility.

“We give our students passion. It is all about passion — passion to cook, passion to serve others and passion to make others smile. It is about sacrifice and commitment. It is about rewards, satisfaction and happy people. We provide the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life, no matter where you are or your stage of life.  Our graduates can work anywhere in the world, in a variety of settings: hotels, restaurants, country clubs, cruise ships, military bases, commissaries, hospitals, assisted living facilities, catering, universities and manufacturing facilities.”

Many of the degree options are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Accreditation Commission, and the ICA has been rated among the top culinary schools in the U.S. MCC has been an accredited institution since 1975.

Tours start promptly at noon.    At 12:45 all are asked to be at the Culinary Arts building for lunch – 12:45 to 1:30pm.   Rotarians are asked to pay individually for the buffet lunch - $14 – cash, check or Fast Pass.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

PAY  $14.72 WITH PAYPAL HERE

VIEW CAMPUS MAP HERE

Park in the closest lot to your building marked with a "P" on the map. Parking is free.

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Congratulations!
Perfect attendance 2017-2018
Please be sure to contact Leigh if you feel you were overlooked or that the number of years is off.
First
Last
Years Perf Att
Jena
Bailey
1
Lori
Bechtold
1
Gary
Bren
18
Gretchen
Bren
11
Brad
Burklund
4
Steven
Carper
5
Timothy
Cavanaugh
15
Paul
Cohen
31
John
Ewing
5
Stephen
Gerdes
14
Okley
Gibbs
9
Corey
Guy
1
William
Harvey
11
Gretchen
Harvey
1
Roger
Holthaus
15
Larry
Johansen
40
Robert
Keefer
4
Francis
Lajba
15
Robert
Laughlin
1
John
Marburger
9
Stephen
McCollister
11
Camille
Metoyer Moten
3
John
Mock
21
James
Murphy
38
Sean
Olson
9
Rosemary
Opbroek
13
Cella Quinn19
James
Scott-Miller
28
Leigh
Sittenauer
2
John
Smith
2
Donald
Swanson
17
Lisa
Tonjes Moritz
2
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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?"
 
 
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