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Club News
Program: Stacy Schultz, Kathy Rieger & Rick Guill
                 Club Visioning/Strategic Plan
Lunch: Scalloped potatoes with ham, green beans, salad
Greeter: Donna Miller
Song Leader: Bruce Chubick
Clipper: Shalimar Mazetis
Congratulations to Samantha Roth for earning her blue badge!

Coalition on Human Trafficking Evening of Celebration - January 24, 2019 
5-5:45 PM - White wine and light hors d’oeuvres
5:45-6:45 PM - Program
Marian High School Performing Arts Center, 7400 Military Avenue, Omaha
Rotarians and their guests are welcome at no charge.
Join the Coalition as they share the work completed this past year, 
preview their new educational videos, and
honor one of their most relentless volunteers, Stephen Patrick O'Meara.
Register by January 18, 2019 at: 
Rotary Souper Bowl Food Drive
Rotarian volunteers are needed to pass out flyers and encourage shoppers to donate. 
Stores: Hy-Vee W. Broadway, Hy-Vee Madison Ave., Super Saver, Fareway and Family Fare
Shifts:  Fri., Feb. 1, 3-5 PM, 5-7 PM
             Sat., Feb. 2, 10 AM-12 PM, 12-2 PM, 2-4 PM  
Proceeds will go to the CB Pantry Association. 
Click on the following link to volunteer (now open for editing): 
*Carter Lake and College View Elementary Schools have joined in and will be running their
own in-school food drives! Volunteers are needed Feb. 1 to pick up and deliver donations, and
have a photo op. with the students.  Let Wendy know if you can help.
Omaha North - 12 PM, Eppley Airfield Conference Center, 4501 Abbott Dr
Bellevue/Papillion - 12 PM, DJ's Dugout, 10308 S 23rd St
Millard - 12 PM, German American Society, 3717 S 120th St
Omaha Morning - 7 AM, Happy Hollow Country Club, 1701 S 105th St
Omaha Northwest - 12 PM, Champions Run, 13800 Eagle Run Dr
Omaha Night - 5:30 PM (1st, 3rd & 5th Tue.), DJ's Dugout, 17666 Welch Plaza
Omaha Downtown - 12 PM, Field Club, 3615 Woolworth Ave
Council Bluffs Centennial - 7 AM (1st & 3rd Wed.), Hy-Vee Community Room, 1745 Madison Ave
Glenwood - 6:30 PM, The Connection Church
Omaha Suburban - 12 PM, Anthony's 7220 F St
Western Douglas County (Elkhorn) - 7 AM, Common Ground Community Center, 1701 Veterans Dr
West - 12 PM, Champions Run, 13800 Eagle Run Dr
Rotary International  www.rotary.org
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.


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