Club Information
Welcome to Omaha Morning Rotary
Omaha Morning

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Happy Hollow Club
1701 S 105th Street
Omaha, NE 68124
United States of America
We are a hybrid club. We are the first club in Dist. 5650 to offer virtual membership, apply now:
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Presiding: Robert Rapp
Secretary: Mike Benck
Invocation & Pledge: John Murphy
Sgt At Arms: Ron Ewasiuk
Virtual Greeter: Triston Zachary
Greeter/Cashier: Jim Sullivan
Speaker: Secretary of State Robert B Evnen
Our program on January 26, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM US Central time is hybrid. 
In-Person Meeting:
Happy Hollow Golf Club
1701 S 105th St., Omaha, NE 68124
Breakfast $15, Coffee only $5
It is highly recommended to prepay for contactless check-in, click here.
Zoom Meeting Details:
Event: Rotary Club of Omaha Morning Weekly Meeting
Meeting ID: 873 2483 7040
Meeting Room opens at 6:30 AM
Important: Please identify yourself properly with your name upon checking in zoom. If you are a guest, please type in your name and your Rotarian host so that you are admitted to the meeting room.
Bob Evnen was elected on November 6, 2018, and took office on January 10, 2019, as Nebraska’s 27th Secretary of State. Evnen, a Republican, previously served for eight years on the Nebraska State Board of Education.
As Secretary of State, Evnen has emphasized voting security in his role as chief elections officer for the state. He has introduced new and more robust security systems in our state’s voting and vote counting processes.
Secretary Evnen is the chief protocol officer for the State of Nebraska for international relations and trade.  As chief protocol officer, Secretary Evnen engages in a variety of diplomatic efforts to promote Nebraska agriculture, industries, and business, and to solicit foreign investment.
In addition, the Secretary of State oversees business services, licensing, rules and regulations, records management, youth services, keeper of the Great Seal, along with various other duties serving and chairing state boards. 
Prior to becoming elected Secretary of State of Nebraska, Secretary Evnen was a notable labor attorney, practicing labor law for more than 40 years. He was a partner with Woods & Aitken LLP, a downtown Lincoln law firm, for 32 years. 
Secretary Evnen resides in Lincoln. He and his wife Debra have three adult children and 3 grandchildren.
Last week at Rotary we heard from Doug Hemmig, who has been at C-SPAN for over 21 years and is currently a member of its community relations team. He shared with us his role in representing C-SPAN to a wide variety of communities all over the country and sharing how C-SPAN’s resources and content can be a valuable way to follow what is going on in Washington. 
Doug wrote us after his presentation. See below:
"Thanks so much for having us today. I enjoyed meeting all of you even if it was in a virtual world. It was a lot of fun. What a great club. During such a crazy time it was personally good to connect with so many people who are part of an organization that helps people so much.  I hope to join you guys next time in person. In fact, we will bring our C-SPAN Bus, which is our mobile production truck and mobile classroom. I wanted to get you the email out I promised you. It is just a pdf in case your club members have any other questions.
We are still new to this format and I want to make sure it was valuable information for your club. Since this is new to us we would love any feedback that you all have. If you could send this survey ( around to everyone who attended today, that would be appreciated.
Finally,  As a small token of our appreciation, we’d like to send you and your members a FREE copy of our awarding-winning book, The Senate: An Enduring Foundation of Democracy. This visually rich book showcases the architectural details and 200-year evolution of the Senate’s ornate hallways, private workspaces, and historic meeting rooms. There are no strings attached – this isn’t spam – we don’t sell your information. It’s just our way of saying THANKS for your support!
If you’re interested, please share this email with your members and complete the online form found hereC-SPAN Senate Book – Quantities are limited so hurry!"
Recently, President-Elect Martha Goedert introduced our newest Rotarian SACHI VERMA. Sachi Verma earned her MPH in Public Health Administration from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and currently pursuing her PhD in Health Services Research, Administration and Policy. Her background is in Biotechnology with majors in Food Science and she conducted her research in probiotics and medicinal benefits of nutraceuticals. She was Chamber’s Global Health Fellow for the year 2017 and was conducting a study on emergency services in Tanzania. Her research interests are global health, health policies, emergency & pre-hospital services, and maternal and child health. Her doctoral research interest is in the reduction of emergency department (ED) wait times and cost utilization. She also is interested in looking at EDs at global levels and conducting a meta-analysis on Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. Welcome to Rotary, Sachi!
The Omaha Morning Rotary is supporting the Mission Church and Christ Community Church for its Transitional House Project. The two churches have organized and funded the renovation of a house as a transitional residence for six people who have served their time and are getting out of jail/prison. Omaha Morning Rotary has volunteered labor from Club Members to help with the demolition and general construction work. Thanks to all Rotarians who spent their Saturday on August 29 in Service Above Self as part of the demolition and general construction team: President Robert Rapp, Lisa Ahrens, James Goedert, Mary Donovan Martello, Max Honaker, and Rodney Brase. Special thanks to Service Chair James Goedert and Rodney Brase for leading this project. Here's a collage of the hard-working Rotarians.
Rodney Brase - 19 years
Andy Cockle - 10 years
Mary Donovan Martello - 3 years
Ron Ewasiuk - 19 years
Mike Murphy -  3 years
Doug Nodgaard - 4 years
Robert Rapp - 9 years
Bill Schenk - 31 years
Leigh Sittenauer - 17 years
Ken Stevens - 13 years
January 2021
Club Executives & Directors
Club President
Club President-elect
Immediate Past Club President
Executive Director
Club Secretary
Club Co-Secretary
Club Treasurer
Club Foundation Chair - TRF
Club Membership Chair
Club Polio Chair
Club Public Image
Foundation President - Club Foundation
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Secretary of State Robert B Evnen
Jan 26, 2021
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Max Honaker
    January 13
  • Sachi Verma
    January 21
  • Martha Goedert
    January 28