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Greetings Everyone,
 
Fun and informative meeting this week.  We are always looking for new ways to network in the club so we tried a new twist.  Kudos to Spencer and to Corey Guy as they kicked off our first ever "Vocational moment" with Corey giving a 2 minute presentation about what he does for work and how we can help him.  We are planning to do this a couple of times each month with our newest permanent badge recipients having priority so we can get to know them better.  Any member can request to do a Vocational Moment, just let Spencer know you are interested and we will get a time arranged for you.
 
Kara Eastman candidate for the Second Congressional District came and gave a great message about her passion to serve and her views on difficult problems we need to solve.  She has served in many service roles for different organizations and programs from domestic violence, to healthy housing, to Lou Gehrig's disease.  In her campaign for the primary her team knocked on 60,000 doors in the district and found the top 3 concerns for the constituents are health care, education, and school shootings.  Her message shed some light on how she feels we can work together to solve these issues, and also brought in other important issues like school loan debt, and climate change, and the cost of prescription medicines.   Thank you to Kara for her willingness to serve and to Cella for another great and informative program.
 
I encourage everyone, let's get engaged and work to make a difference. 
 
Have a great week.
Brad 
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Thank you to Kathy Estes for taking over the 911 Tribute of Flags and to all of the volunteers who helped to set them up.
The flags are on display until September 16th.
If you would like to help with take down at 1pm on September 16th please sign up HERE.
      
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As one of our Club Service Projects, our club both helps plant the flags and remove the flags that each year has commemorated the people who perished in the 9/11 bombings.

THE FLAGS ARE UP!!! We can use your help at Memorial Park on  Sunday, September 16 to take them down. We plan on starting at about 1:00 PM. Family and friends are welcome.

If you are a new member, this counts as a Community Service Project. It is also worth attendance credit.

If you have a Rotary shirt please wear it.

SIGN UP AND GET DETAILS HERE

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Good morning, Pete and Dear Omaha Rotarians!
 
I will be getting your official thank-you in the mail next week, but I wanted to go ahead and share with you the pictures Isabel's mom sent of her in her new wheelchair that fits!  This family has been through so much with the recent loss of Isabel's dad (Marc Bowman), and you just made them very happy.  Isabel will be able to go out more in her new wheelchair that isn't too small and falling apart. Mom called me yesterday in tears, saying how the chair is perfect, and how much this means to her.
      
 
I have to wrap up her file, but I will be writing a press release next week.  I am going to visit my sister at Ft. Belvoir, VA, near DC, and I will be out of the office on Thursday afternoon, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday.  As soon as I return, I will get Isabel's press release together, make sure you guys get mentioned everywhere on our social media and website, and I will send out the official thank-yous.
 
You are amazing! God bless you!
 
Jeannie Bohn
Program Coordinator
Wheelchairs 4 Kids
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The 911 Tribute of Flags Omaha is proud to announce that we have updated and re-launched our Facebook page today with a new name. Please go to the new page and like/follow, and share to your page asking friends and family to follow. We have also created an event invitation you can share with the community, your family and friends through your own Facebook page. The new name reflects our mission of the tribute in Omaha, and should make it easier for others to find through social media. If you have pictures from past events, stories or information you would like to share to this page, please send to our new email address:
 
 
 
In addition, we have also launched a new Instagram account: 911TributeOmaha. Here, you can follow for updates, share pictures and see what others are posting about the tribute. Please also invite others to follow us on Instagram.
 
Social media is the easiest and fastest way to share our message and this event, and for others to follow who may not be able to attend in person. It is our intention to build on the vision of the original founder, Lynn Castrianno, so it continues to grow and be a part of the Omaha community for years to come. We will keep both of these accounts up to date throughout the year with the help of my favorite volunteer, my daughter Ashley Cummins, who is a Brand/Marketing and Social Media Manager for the wine industry in Napa California. She has graciously offered to manage both of these accounts year round. Thank you Ashley, Love Mom.
 
Feel free to contact us through the new email address with any questions, or for additional information. It is truly an honor to be a part of this annual event with the help and blessing of Lynn Castrianno and so many wonderful volunteers, honoring everyone lost on 9/11. We hope you will find time on September 5th to join your fellow Rotarians and community volunteers for the installation from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Memorial Park.
 
Warm Regards,

Kathy Estes, 911 Tribute of Flags Committee 
 
 
KATHLEEN ESTES
Senior Sales Manager
 
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Omaha Downtown donated $10,000 to the 100th anniversary Fairmount Park project.  They are having their 2nd annual family picnic at the park on Sept. 13 at 6 PM
 
CB Noon Rotary Family Picnic
Sep 13, 2018 6:00 PM  - Sep 13, 2018 8:00 PM
 
Fairmount Park
1200 Fairmount Park Rd.
Council Bluffs, IA United States
51503
 
Burgers, chips, cookies & soda/water free of charge. Free-will donations appreciated to cover costs.
Guests of all ages welcome. Wear your swimsuit - the water playground is on!
 

RSVP to cbrotaryclub@gmail.com

 

 
 
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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

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

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We received notice that Fred Henninger is going through a rough patch and a housing transition. His health is on the mend thanks to some friendat in his church and in Rotary.
If you would like to reach out to Fred with a visit or card he is at Life Care Center of Omaha, 6032 Ville De Sante Dr.  Omaha , NE 68104.
I am sure he would love to hear from his fellow Rotarians.
 
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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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Join your fellow Rotarians for a little fun around the pool at the McCollister's.
Ollie the Trolley will sponsor appetizers and Steve and Pat will provide a variety of beverages! 
 
 
 
 
 
Home of Steve and Pat McCollister
16611 Spring Cir
Omaha, NE  68130

SIGN UP HERE

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Sep 20, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


The Union for Contemporary Art
2423 North 24th St
Omaha, NE  NE
 

Come support a non-profit, an incredibly changing neighborhood and some contemporary art
along with food, drink, and conversation!

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Auction Solutions, Kandis K Schissel with Merrill Lynch, HOPE organizing and Wine Styles

Event price is $25. Pay with cash, check, FastPass or use a credit card at the button below.

PAYPAL PAYMENT

Checks can be mailed to :
Rotary Club of Omaha
PO Box 964
Elkhorn, NE 68022

REGISTER HERE

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The dues statements have been emailed out.  If you have not yet paid, they are now PAST DUE.
Dues needed to be paid by June 15th.
If you have not yet received your dues statement, you can download it here.
If you have not paid - be sure to let Leigh know your intentions on renewal ASAP.
We look forward to your continued participation and membership!
 
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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?"
 
 
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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.
 
 
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