November Service Project

Carol Keller is asking each member to send a card to a shut in for Thanksgiving for a November service project.  This time of year can be difficult and is more difficult this year due to COVID-19 and we thought this would be a good way to provide a little cheer. 
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 Please take your turn to be the greeter or give the invocation.
 Mark these dates on your calendar.
Nov 3Cecil JonesLon Jochens
Nov 10Carol KellerCecil Jones
Nov 17Anne KinnisonCarol Keller
Nov 24John LandersAnne Kinnison
Dec 1Ruth LindJohn Landers
Dec 8Chris MarkhamRuth Lind
Dec 15
Aaron PlasChris Markham
Dec 22Meeting? 
Dec 29Meeting? 
Greeters2020 Anne S. Kinnison 2020-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Board Meeting 2020

The November 2020 Board meeting will be the third Tuesday, November 17th after the membership meeting.  Please note that our Board meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month.  This can be used for a makeup for a missed meeting the week before or after this meeting. 
Board Meeting 2020 Anne S. Kinnison 2020-10-05 05:00:00Z 0

Program Committee2020

                                      The Program Committee for the next several months follows. 
                                          The first person listed is the Chairperson for the month.

November 2020 
December 2020
 January 2020
David Bell Chris Markham Pat Heimes
Gale Wurdeman Carol Keller Cecil Jones
Neal Valorz Anne Kinnison Bob Berggren
Aaron Prokupec Paul Schumacher Joe Steffensmeier
  Richard Snyder  
Program Committee2020 Anne S. Kinnison 2020-10-04 05:00:00Z 0

Duck Sales

We are selling ducks for the 23rd Annual United Way Duck Run.  Each members is to sell 12 ducks.  On Friday, December 11, 2020 the winning ducks will be "Plucked from the YMCA pool".  Please pick up your ducks from Gail Wurdeman or Richard Snyder.  
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August 18th Program

Chuck Sepers from the East Central District Health Department will be our program this week.  He will tell us about his job as Chief Public Health Officer and COVID-19.
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Project Pencils

Please bring cash or any school supplies to Rotary this week for Project Pencils.
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RI President Holger Knaack

Roxy Orr from Omaha Suburban has arranged a Zoom meeting from Germany with Rotary International President Holger Knaack on August 6, 2020 at noon. She sent the information to our members on July 30th.  If you don't have the information, please contact me and I will forward it to you.  
RI President Holger Knaack 2020-08-03 05:00:00Z 0

On The Move

Effective August 4th, we are back to meeting at Hy-Vee.  See you there.
On The Move 2020-07-06 05:00:00Z 0

Cattlemen's Ball

Brenda Blatchford spoke to us about the upcoming Nebraska Cattlemen's Ball that will be held in Columbus in June 2020. The Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to raise money for cancer research. is their website where tickets can be purchased.  Brenda's phone number is 402-910-5198 or email for more information or to volunteer to assist with this community project.
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No Meeting on New Year's Eve

There will not be a meeting this Tuesday on New Year's Eve.  Please make sure and attend next week to have your picture taken for our new directory.
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Your Picture

Richard Snyder has made arrangements with Kim and Marv Konz to take each members photograph at the Tuesday, January 7, 2020 noon meeting.  This photo will be included in our upcoming edition of Rotary Who's Who in Columbus Noon Rotary.  This Konz's have agreed to to this service for our club at no cost.  If possible, please come a little early, so this process goes a smoothly as possible.  Please mark January 7, 2020 on your calendar and let's try to have 100% attendance.  
Your Picture 2019-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

Members and Maybes Mixer

Don't forget to add the Members and Maybes Mixer to your calendar for Wednesday July 10th at Richard Snyder's house.  We will gather at 5:30 with the meal being catered for a cost of $12.  Please bring a lawn chair and enjoy this end of year gathering.  
Members and Maybes Mixer 2019-06-29 05:00:00Z 0


Loup d' Loup bike ride is going to be June 15th.  President Neal Valorz has asked that members review their calendars before this weeks meeting and come prepared to volunteer to help with this important fund raiser. is our website for more information.
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Member Paul Schumacher

Paul asked me to pass the word to fellow Rotarians about his absence from our meetings.   "Since February, I've been in NYC at Cornell U's Med center where Michele is undergoing treatment for Stage IV colon cancer and complications that went undetected in Columbus."  Please keep Michele, Paul and his daughters in your prayers.  
Member Paul Schumacher 2019-06-02 05:00:00Z 0

100th Anniversary

The invitations to the 100th Anniversary of Columbus Noon Rotary on March 26th have been sent.  Club members can sign up for the celebration at our Tuesday meetings and choose either beef or chicken for their meals.  Checks for $35 each can be made out to Columbus Noon Rotary and given to Anne Kinnison.    
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Abe Perault from Scotus High School has been awarded a $250 scholarship.  Thanks go out to Carol Keller for presenting our scholarship at their awards night.
Scholarship Anne Kinnison 2019-05-06 05:00:00Z 0

Two Names

We have asked members to submit two names for us to contact for possible new members.  If you have not sent them, please do so now.  Also, the meeting is tentatively scheduled for the evening of November 28th, so hold that date on your calendar.
Two Names 2018-11-04 05:00:00Z 0

President Elect

Don Dreesen and Robert Stachura have agree to be Co-Presidents Elect for the next Rotary year starting July 1, 2019.  Please congratulate and thank them and agree to assist them next year.
President Elect Anne Kinnison 2018-11-04 05:00:00Z 0

Open Sky Program

On October 2nd Noon Rotary and the Chamber Legislative Committee is co-hosting a presentation from Renee Fry, executive director of OpenSky Policy Institute.  She will provide an update on the state's tax, budget and school finance debate. Her discussion will touch on some of the conversations being held around the state regarding ways to provide property tax relief. OpenSky is a non-partisan think tank that examines Nebraska state tax, budget and school finance policy. Renee is OpenSky's founding executive director. Before founding OpenSky, Renee was the founding director of government relations for the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), and subsequently the director of public relations for UNMC. Renee also spent several years working for the Nebraska Legislature in a variety of roles, including Legal Counsel to Speaker and Legal Counsel to the Judiciary Committee. 
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District Grant Opportunity

We have scheduled Sherri Prim on October 23rd from Norfolk to explain the Rotary District Grant program on Human Trafficking.  Their will be several opportunities to attend a 4 hour training session about the grant, but most of them occur before October 23rd.  As I understand it the District program to combat human trafficking will be to help train hotel/motel employees in the area.  For more information about the training opportunities please see the Rotary District 5650 website.    
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Club Assembly

Please mark you calendars and plan on attending the October 9th Noon Rotary meeting.  We are going to have a Club Assembly, rather than a program, to discuss the future of Noon Rotary. 
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Loup d' Loup

Our major Community Service Project in cooperation with Morning Rotary has been Loup d' Loup.  There is serious discussion about changing the time of this event in the future.  Jill Ramaekers has been our representative, but the Club needs an alternate who could attend meetings and report back to Noon Rotary.  President Neal Valorz has asked members to please give this some thought and consider helping with this project.
Loup d' Loup 2018-09-30 05:00:00Z 0


On Sunday, September 9th, Marv and Kim Konz from Morning Rotary are having a Social at their home near Monroe. Please check your calendars and sign up at noon Rotary this week.  They will have meat cooking on the grill.  Please bring a side of your choice to share and your own beverages. Their home is at 28635 415th Ave, Monroe NE (3 miles west of Monroe, then 3 miles north to a sign that says "Photographic Memories".    
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Volunteer for Packing up Comfort Closet Items

On Saturday August 4th at 10:00 am at the 1C Church Gym community members will be sorting, packing, and delivering the Comfort Closet items for each of the area schools. Please contact Melanie Knoepfle at 402-606-4410 if you can volunteer to help with this, 
Volunteer for Packing up Comfort Closet Items 2018-07-02 05:00:00Z 0

Comfort Closet Project, Formerly Project Pencils

As a service project we are going to gather items to help Columbus Area grade schools fill their "Comfort Closets".  
Please Donate:
Granola bars or healthly snack foods,  pencils, pens, notebooks, markers, crayons, other school supplies.
Toiletries to help with personal hygiene-toothbrushes, toothpaste, wet wipes, deodorant, hair brushes, combs, detanglers, dry shampoo, etc.
Clothing, such as child size socks, underwear, hats, gloves, tennis shoes, sweatpants. 
If you would rather make a cash donation, please make checks out to Columbus Public School Foundation and put "Comfort Closets" in the memo.  
Please bring your items to a Rotary meeting. Items will be accepted through Tuesday, July 31st.
Items will be donated to the Comfort Closet for distribution to needy students in Columbus.
Comfort Closet Project, Formerly Project Pencils 2018-07-02 05:00:00Z 0

End of Year Banquet

On July 11, 2018 we will have an End of Year Banquet and recognize the accomplishments for the year.  We will have a social at 5:30 with dinner at 6:00 at Dusters.  Note that the date changed.  Please let Jill Ramaekers know, if you can attend, if you have not signed up to attend at our regular meeting.  
End of Year Banquet 2018-06-04 05:00:00Z 0

Governor Pete Ricketts

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will be our program on March 13th.  This would be a nice meeting to invite other guests.  We are going to meet in the Ramada ballroom. Cost for the meal will be $15 and paid at the door.  The Chamber of Commerce will be taking reservations for the meal, so please call them at 402-564-2769 to make a reservation.  
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Exploring Merger

On Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Dusters we are meeting with Morning Rotary to explore merging of the two Columbus Rotary Clubs.  Please sign up to attend at the Tuesday meeting of let Richard Snyder know if you are interested in attending. 
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Bowl A Rama

We need some members for the Bowl-A-Rama Team that is coming up on September 23rd, 2018.  Please volunteer your time to bowl for Habitat for Humanity.
Bowl A Rama 2017-09-04 05:00:00Z 0

Monthly Socials

Please sign up to host one of the evening socials.  Or let President Tim White know if you can help out with one of these activities.
Monthly Socials 2017-09-04 05:00:00Z 0

Donations for Hurricane 

 We will be passing the hat for donations at the meetings on September 5 and September 12.  We will send the donations on to the the Salvation Army in Houston to help with the tremendous needs from Hurricane Harvey.  If a member would prefer, you can make a check out to the Salvation Army.  
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Ducks to Sale

Please keep selling the Ducks, as all members are expected to sell ducks for the United Way.  We could win a $500 prize if the grand prize winning duck was sold by a Rotary member.    
Ducks to Sale 2017-07-09 05:00:00Z 0

Christmas Greetings

Would you like to share Christmas greetings or letters with fellow Rotarians?  Please send anything you would like to share to Anne Kinnison and she will send them using out e-mail system to other members.  Updating members about your family will be a nice way for us to get to know each other better.
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Christmas For Our Troops

We are gathering items to send in care packages for Christmas for our troops who are deployed for our November Service project.  Please bring items on either Tuesday, November 1st or Tuesday, November 8th that can be included in the care packages.  If you would rather donate cash, it will be used to ship the packages and to purchase overseas phone cards.  To donate cash a check can be made out to Pinnacle Bank.  Thanks to Chelsea Geu who is chairing this service project for Rotary.
Christmas For Our Troops Anne S. Kinnison 2016-10-30 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Vision

The notes from the Columbus Noon Rotary Visioning meeting are being e-mailed separately.  Please review the analysis for discussion at the next Board meeting. 
Rotary Vision Anne S. Kinnison 2016-09-30 00:00:00Z 0

Backpack Program

On Tuesday, October 4th at 5:30 we will be packing backpacks for about 300 students and celebrating the Rotary grant for this important community service.  Please stop out at 3602 16th Street and help load the weekend backpacks with food.  The Food For Thought Weekend Backpack Program is sponsored by the Columbus United Methodist Church.  
Backpack Program Anne S. Kinnison 2016-09-30 00:00:00Z 0


 Please take your turn to be the greeter or give the invocation.
 Mark these dates on your calendar.
Oct 6Rob CruiseBob Berggren
Oct 13Don DreesenRob Cruise
Oct 20Pat HeimesDon Dreesen
Oct 27Lon JochensPat Heimes
Nov 3 Lon Jochens
Nov 10  
Nov 17  
Nov 24  
Greeters Anne S. Kinnison 2016-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

Columbus Days Parade Clean-Up

We will be cleaning up after the Columbus Days Parade on August 21st.  We meet at the sundial right after the parade.  Please sign up to help with this project.
Columbus Days Parade Clean-Up 2016-07-31 00:00:00Z 0

Club Executives

The new Rotary Club year began on July 1st.  Please thank the following for serving as Club Officers for the new year:
Tim White
Neal Valorz
Gail Wurdeman
Richard Snyder
Ruth Lind
Club Foundation Chair
Jill Ramaekers
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Paul Harris Dinner

We are going to have a recognition dinner celebrating members who have obtained their Paul Harris the evening of Tuesday, June 20th, at Dusters.   Please sign up at meetings or let Jill Ramaekers know if you can attend.
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Reading to 1st Graders

On Thursday, March 2nd, Dr. Suess' birthday, Columbus  Noon Rotarians are reading a Dr. Suess book to Columbus Area 1st Graders.  Please check your calendars and sign up to help read at one of our local schools.  Pat Heimes is coordinating this Read Across America community project for Rotary.  
Reading to 1st Graders Anne S. Kinnison 2016-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

Super Bowl Food Drive

The Super Bowl Food Drive is being organized for February 5 and 6.  We collect food for the area food pantries.  Please try and help with this project.
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Prospective Member Social

Columbus Noon Rotary is having a Prospective Member Social on Tuesday, May 2nd from 5:00 to 6:30 at Husker House.   This will be a fun and informal social where members and invited guests can meet each other and find out about Rotary.  Rob Cruise has sent letters inviting prospective members, so please try to attend.
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Please bring money for the ducks and any unsold ducks to Rotary on August 6th.  This is the 22nd year for the Duck Races during Columbus Days.  Service clubs sales are an important part of raising funds for Columbus United Way. Thanks  to all area service clubs for selling ducks.  Members that sold ducks are entitled to the celebration dinner at Wunderlich's on August 28th, 2019 at 5:30.  
Ducks 2015-08-02 05:00:00Z 0

Project Pencils

Please bring school supplies to Rotary for our August Service Project.  We will collect them through August 15th.  If you do not have time to pick up some supplies, cash would be appreciated.
Project Pencils 2015-08-02 05:00:00Z 0

Loup d' Loup

Loup d' Loup is Saturday, June 16th, 2018.  For more information, please see  Please promote this bike ride to end polio now.  This is our major fund raiser for the year and we need as many members as possible to make this successful.  Half of the funds raised with be for Polio Plus and half will be go to the Royal Family KIDS Camp. 
Loup d' Loup Anne S. Kinnison 2015-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Board Meeting

The September 2020 Board meeting will be the third Tuesday, September 15th after the membership meeting.  Please note that our Board meetings are now on the third Tuesday of the month.  This can be used for a makeup for a missed meeting the week before or after this meeting. 
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