A club assembly was held today with John Witherspoon presiding. 

Our club will sponsor a “Success in Business” panel for our evening meeting next Tuesday, February 4.  Panelists will be Dirk Petersen-Vice President/General Manager of Nucor, Donna Herrick-Founder/Owner of Divots Conference Center and Norfolk Lodge and Suites, and Dan Jones-Founder/Owner of Bronco Connection.  It is hoped that our membership will invite guests to this event; especially young business persons.

Troy Weyhrich offered to be the Rotary representative for the Philanthropy Council mentoring event next Saturday from 4-6pm at the Lifelong Learning Center.

It was decided that we will donate $700 this year to Washington Elementary School.  In the future we may give to more than one school, but with a $500 limit.

A scholarship committee was put together consisting of Coleen Bressler, David Cox, Liane Connelly, Ron McKeever, Del Fuelberth, and Andy Labenz.  A chairman for this group will be selected at their meeting.  It was decided that we will offer the 5 scholarships to students who plan to attend colleges in Nebraska.  The committee will decide on the breakdown of where the scholarships will be honored (for example:  2 scholarships to Northeast and 3 to other colleges in Nebraska, etc). 

Robb Thomas will have a new list of Chamber members available next month for our membership to go over with the purpose of recruiting new Rotary members.

Robb will be sending a letter to past sponsors of Music in the Park to thank them for their involvement and to have them consider being sponsors again this year.  Our membership is encouraged to again contact those businesses that we did last year for sponsorships.

Troy Weyhrich’s business, Renegade, is hosting Business After Hours on Wed., February 19, from 5:30-7pm at the Sunset Plaza Mall.  Troy offered to let us share about Rotary during the presentation time.

Our evening meeting on Tuesday, February 4, will start at the usual time at 5:30pm with the presentation/meeting at 6:00pm.  Appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

Submitted by:

John Schmitt, Secretary