Universal Open House 2018-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Fellow Downtown Rotarians,
During the upcoming District Conference, "Rotary: Making a Difference", on Friday, July 27th, Rotary will be putting together 400 “beginning bags” for Magdelene Omaha/Thistle Lights.
Magdalene Omaha/Thistle Lights is a survivor-led program of healing, recovery, and economic empowerment for women who experienced sex trafficking/prostitution, abuse, and addiction (http://magdaleneomaha.org/). These new beginning bags will provide three days of much needed personal supplies for the women in this program.
After speaking with those who are organizing this project for the District Conference, it’s been recommended that Downtown Rotary focus on donating new bath towels and washcloths.
It is preferred that the towels and washcloths not be a white color. However, as long as they are new towels and/or washcloths, Magdelene Omaha/Thistle Lights will accept them.

At Downtown Rotary’s July 18th and July 25th meetings, there will be a container available for people to place donated items in for the Magdelene Omaha Project.
If you wish to make a monetary contribution, please make your payment payable to the Downtown Rotary Club of Omaha. You can write a check or make donations to Leigh Sittenauer at the meetings (and make sure the memo line notates the Magdelene Omaha project), or you can mail a check to the club address at PO BOX 964 Elkhorn, NE 68022.
You are welcome to donate other items, as well. Below is a list of other items that are needed (all items should be new and can be travel-sized where applicable):
·         Shampoo
·         Conditioner
·         Shower Gel/Soap
·         Deodorant
·         Toothbrush
·         Tissue Packs
·         Band-Aids
·         Cotton Swabs
·         Pain Reliever (40 count minimum)
·         Lotion
·         Neosporin (or the generic equivalent)
·         Hand Sanitizer
·         Emery Boards
·         Notebooks (new)--with perforated edges that can be neatly torn out to be used to write a letter
·         Toilet Paper
·         Large “Sleeper Shirts”
There will be other opportunities for the club to get involved in the fight against human trafficking, but this is a start.
Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.
Thank you, everyone! I hope we can help gather enough items to meet the desired goal - I’m certain we will.
Dan Esch
(402) 301-9290
Magdelene Omaha Project Collections 2018-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Please welcome the following new member to our club:
Kathy Estes, Senior Sales Manager for Hilton Omaha. Kathy is sponsored by Gretchen Harvey.
If you see Kathy, please say "Hello" and introduce yourself!
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Greetings Everyone,
Thank you again to everyone that helped with the meeting this week, and kudos to Spencer in his first whirl at secretary and coming up with a much better joke than John Mock.
I encouraged everyone again today to get engaged.  We have seen some great efforts already with the trafficking project underway.  Please look at the email to follow this week to see how you can engage in this project. 
The challenge I set out for everyone this year:  "Commit 2 Greet Opportunities"  which means:  Commit to join at least 2 committees, Work on at least 2 service projects, Be a Greeter or be the invocator at least 3 times this year, Find the opportunity to bring a guest at least 2 times this year.  We want to up our game - get engaged and help us help others.
Today Tim Burke the President and CEO of OPPD gave us a great insight into the amazing things happening on the power scene (electric power that is) in our area.  Innovations from working to have over 40% of our power generated from renewable sources to educational programs to help the careers of our youth.  We learned about the partnering OPPD has done in helping be a proactive resource to attract new industry such as Facebook to our area.  They have also worked to be a good community partner for the Zoo and also worked to protect birds and build additional habitat areas in our community.  Tim also gave us an update on the Fort Calhoun decommission as well as the efforts for over 100,000 new energy saving LED streetlights.  The insights he gave showed that the far reaching impact of the innovations at OPPD are something we can be proud of. 
Don't miss our upcoming programs, come and be a bigger part of Rotary!
Congratulation on the Good News from :
Todd Murphy in completing their move to their new global headquarters.  I think he also invited us to their open house but it may have only been an invite to watch for the highlights of the event on Facebook.  More to follow. 
Rick Waxman on starting a new career position at the Salvation Army.
Erik Soballe congrats on making us all feel tremendously out of shape as he completed a bicycle trek from San Diego CA to St. Augustine FL- over 3000 miles.  WOW that is Amazing.  Congratulations.
President's Pen 2018-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
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!
Dues Statements Sent 2018-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

John & Trudy Mock will host our next social outing at their home on Thursday, July 12 at 6:30pm.  
Bring your favorite beverage and enjoy John's famous "milk can" dinner around their beautiful outdoor firepit.

Please rsvp by July 10 HERE

10011 South 173rd Circle


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Congratulations to the following member on obtaining his permanent badge:
Rev. Steve Karcher, Assisting Priest at St. Andrew's Episcopal. Steve is a former member of Lincoln 14 and Bakersfield East.
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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.
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