October 27, 2020 Meeting is Hybrid

Presiding: Robert Rapp
Secretary: Mike Benck
Invocation & Pledge: Jonathan Johnson
Sgt At Arms: Ron Ewasiuk
Virtual Greeter: Triston Zachary
Greeter/Cashier: Max Honaker
Speakers: Brenda Block & PDG Karin Janzon
 
Our program on October 27, 2020, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM US Central time is hybrid. Our speaker is Brenda Block. Our international speaker is PDG Karin Janzon who will be joining us remotely from Sweden.
 
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
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87324837040
Meeting ID: 873 2483 7040
Meeting Room opens at 6:30 AM US Central Time
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.
 
Speaker: Brenda Block
Presentation: Excelling Group & Leadership Skills

Brenda Block is a dedicated business leader with a track record of achieving results. Her background includes sales and marketing roles in entrepreneurial technology companies and, during the last decade, in the Omaha non-profit community. She served on the leadership team at PRIORITY Data Systems and at HDM, where both the organizations both grew from 2 employees to over 250 during her service. In 2010 she transitioned to the non-profit community, where she leads the development efforts at The Hope Center for Kids until 2016 when she took the role of the Executive Director until 2019. She has a passion for helping others and enjoys mentoring young people and making a difference in the community.

International Speaker: PDG Karin Janzon, Sweden
COVID Updates From Sweden

When the world went on lockdown in March 2020 due to the novel coronavirus, Sweden had a different approach in dealing with the virus. We will hear from PDG Karin Janzon some insights on the Swedish approach in addressing the pandemic.

Karin Janzon has been a Rotarian for almost 30 years. Karin is Past District Governor of Dist. 2340 and belongs to the Rotary Club of Degerfors in Sweden. She served on the Board of the ROSNF - Rotarians on Social Network Fellowship. Karin lives in the countryside of Sweden and owns a farm.

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Rotary District 5650 Inclusivity Workshops

Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. District 5650 embraces this value and believes that it is through creating a sense of inclusion and belonging in our Clubs that we will increase our impact, expand our reach, enhance participant engagement, and increase our ability to adapt. This is imperative to our ability to meet our mission as Rotarians. 
 
For these reasons, we invite you to join fellow Rotarians from District 5650 and beyond for (4) free virtual inclusivity workshops facilitated by Inclusive Communities (you can learn more about them at https://www.inclusive-communities.org/). We'll explore our own personal experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion, examine our unconscious biases and uncover actionable ideas about how we can increase membership by making Rotary a place of belonging for all people and a better reflection of our communities. Plus, you'll build personal leadership skills and that promote respectful and inclusive behaviors.
 
You will receive the most value by attending all four workshops which are from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm on these four consecutive Thursdays: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12. So, please plan to attend all (or as many as you can) sessions while registering. 
 
These workshops are free to Rotarians through a district grant submitted by Omaha Suburban Rotary. We thank them for their initiative and support.
 
 
Please direct any questions to Rotary District 5650 Membership Chair, Jared Bakewell at (402) 312-6110 or jaredbakewell@gmail.com
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October 20, 2020 Meeting is Hybrid

Presiding: Robert Rapp
Secretary: Mike Benck
Invocation & Pledge: Mike Krause
Sgt At Arms: Ron Ewasiuk
Virtual Greeter: Triston Zachary
Greeter/Cashier: Jim Sullivan
Speaker: Martha Goedert & Jack Anderson
 
Our program on October 20, 2020, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM US Central time is hybrid. Our speaker is President-Elect Martha Goedert. Our international speaker is Jack Anderson who will be joining us remotely from Canada.
 
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
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87324837040
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.
 
Speaker: Martha Goedert
Presentation: Polio Eradication

President-Elect Martha Goedert will present the latest updates of Rotary's efforts in eradicating polio.

International Speaker: Jack Anderson, Canada
COVID Updates From Canada

A graduate of Concordia and McGill Universities, Jack Anderson has over 40 years’ experience in sales and management at multinational building materials manufacturers. Currently based in Montreal, Quebec, he has also worked in Toronto, Ontario, and Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta.

He is currently Sales Advisor-Eastern Canada at Airlite Plastics, manufacturer of Fox Blocks Insulated Concrete Forms and TrueGrid, a permeable paving system made from recycled bottles.

Jack will share the latest COVID updates from Canada. Read more about Jack, click here.

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Welcome Newest Rotarian Jonathan Johnson

Last week at Rotary, Scott Stevens introduced our newest member Jonathan Johnson. Jonathan Johnson is a financial advisor with Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 financial services firm. His mission is to develop personalized strategies for his clients in order to help them achieve what is most important to them. Jonathan began his career at Edward Jones in April 2015 after moving from California with his wife and two boys. 

Prior to relocating from Morgan Hill, California, he worked for a wholesale distribution company that his grandfather started in 1960 that became one of the largest distributors of countertop and flooring products in Northern California/Western Nevada. He worked at Butler-Johnson every summer since he was 17 and began his full-time career there in 2006. He spends most of his free time with his kids at baseball, cub scouts, and most likely dance, in the not so distant future. He also enjoys golf, snow skiing, and travel when he can. Read more about Jonathan, click here.

Welcome to Rotary, Jonathan! Thank you, Scott, for sponsoring Jonathan to Rotary.


Jonathan Johnson with his sponsor Scott Stevens & President Robert Rapp
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September 29, 2020 Meeting is Hybrid

Presiding: Robert Rapp
Secretary: Mike Benck
Invocation & Pledge: Scott Stevens
Sgt At Arms: Ron Ewasiuk
Virtual Greeter: Triston Zachary
Greeter/Cashier: Jim Sullivan
Speaker: PDG Bharath Reddy, India
 
Our program on September 29, 2020, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM US Central time is hybrid. We will have our club assembly. Our international speaker is PDG Bharath Reddy who will be joining us remotely from India.
 
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
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87324837040
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.
 
PDG Bharath Reddy, India
Presentation: Updates from India
 
PDG Bharath Reddy is from India and joined Rotary Club-Nellore in 1983. He was District 3160 Governor during 1998-99, GSE Team Leader to Dist 6060 in April 2007, and represented Dist 3160 in Council on legislation held at Chicago-USA in May 2004. Bharath received Rotary’s Highest Award SERVICE ABOVE SELF in 2003, and also Received TRF Meritorious Service Award in 1999 & Distinguished Service Citation in 2004. He currently serves as the Currently End Polio Now Coordinator for Zone 7, has attended 7 RI Conventions and 20 Rotary Zone Institutes, and is a Paul Harris Society Member contributing to the Polioplus Program. Bharath & His spouse Anuradha are Major Donors to TRF. His son, daughter, daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters (on birth) are Paul Harris Fellows. Bharath is a member of Eye Bank Association of India & Management Committee Member of Red Cross Nellore Cancer Hospital. Bharath also has been growing rice on his rice farm for the last 60 years. He loves to travel and has visited 19 countries so far.
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Transitional House Project

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.
 
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August 25, 2020 Virtual Business After Hours

NO MORNING MEETING ON AUGUST 25, 2020
It's Virtual Business After Hours at 5:30 PM
Presiding: Robert Rapp
Program Chair: Mary Donovan Martello
 
Zoom Meeting Details:
Event: Rotary Club of Omaha Morning Virtual Business Hours
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87324837040
Meeting ID: 873 2483 7040
Meeting Room opens at 5:15 PM
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.
 
This coming Tuesday, August 25th we will be holding our first Virtual Business After Hours Zoom Meeting from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. for current and former Omaha Morning Rotary Club Members.
 
There are many exciting things happening in Omaha Morning Rotary Club this year and we would like to bring you up to date and also give you the opportunity to say hello to friends you may not have seen for a while and make new friends.
 
The Agenda is as follows -
 
5:30 p.m. Business After Hours Zoom Meeting Opens
5:30 - 5:40 p.m. Introductions
5:40 - 5:50 p.m. What's New with Omaha Morning Rotary
 
*New Hybrid Physical/Virtual Club Model
*Different Membership Opportunities
*Club Projects - Opportunities to Serve
 
5:50 - 6:25 p.m.
Business Networking - Current & Former Members Opportunity to Catch Up & Meet each other - Zoom Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
6-minute increments.  We will assign everyone to stay in their room or move to a different room.  Please network and talk about your experience with Omaha Morning Rotary and what you are currently doing.
6:25 - 30 p.m. Come back together in main Zoom Room and review
6:30 p.m. Adjourn
 
We hope that you all will participate and have the opportunity to renew friendships and make new friends!  Of course, we would like to welcome you back to Omaha Morning Rotary Club as well.  With our Virtual Membership, you can rejoin Omaha Morning Rotary Club even if you are no longer living in the area.  Also, if you know of someone that would be a great fit please let them know.  We have updated our Omaha Morning Rotary Club website to allow for online applications under Join Rotary.

In Rotary,
President Robert
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August 11, 2020 Weekly Meeting is Hybrid

Presiding: Robert Rapp
Secretary: Mike Benck
Invocation: Mary Donovan Martello
Greeter/Cashier: Martha Goedert
Speaker: DG Roxy Orr
 
Our program on August 11, 2020, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM US Central time is the annual District Governor visit by DG Roxy Orr. We are requesting all members to attend either in person or via zoom. Our international speaker is Ashot Karapetyan from Armenia, DG Elect of Dist. 2452 comprised of nine countries: Armenia, Georgia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Bahrain, Sudan, & United Arab Emirates. Ashot will share both Rotary and COVID updates from these countries.
 
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
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87324837040
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.
 
DISTRICT GOVERNOR ROXY ORR
 
Roxy has been a member of Omaha Suburban Rotary since 2004. She has taken on many roles in her club as well as the district over the past fourteen years. She had the privilege to serve as club president in 2014-15. Roxy has also served two terms as chair of Suburban Rotary Charitable Foundation, board of directors of club foundation, club board of directors, chair of club’s TRF committee, chair scholarship committee, chair community service committee and chair of Suburban’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.
 
Roxy was recognized as the Yearling of the Year, Suburban Rotarian of the Year and District Cadwallader Award recipient. She is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, bequest society member and a Patron of Suburban Rotary Foundation. Read more about DG Roxy, click here.
INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER ASHOT KAPAPETYAN FROM ARMENIA
 
Ashot Karapetyan is CEO of AB Communications, the largest advertising holding company in Armenia.

Ashot has been a Rotarian for 20 years and he is the District Governor Elect of District 2452 comprised of nine countries from three continents, Armenia, Georgia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Bahrain, Sudan, & United Arab Emirates. Ashot will share with us how his country is coping with COVID. He will also share how the Rotary Clubs in his district are adapting to COVID.
 
 
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President Robert Rapp's Message

This past Monday afternoon, July 13th from 3 -5 p.m., Omaha Morning Rotarians, Martha Goedert, Mary Martello Donovan, Yolanda Hoffman and Robert Rapp helped distribute food for breakfast, lunch and dinner with Abide Omaha and other volunteers from local churches and businesses including ConAgra to the North Omaha community at the drive-through food distribution pick-up at the Better Together Campus, 3323 N 45th St., Omaha, NE 68104. Distributions were made in partnership with Food Bank for the Heartland responding to the food insecurity caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Enough food was distributed to help up to 400 - 500 family members.  Thank you to everyone that was able to help!!  We are making a difference during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Rotary and Rotarians in Action!!
 
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Weekly Rotary Meeting July 21, 2020

Presiding: Robert Rapp
Program Chair: Mike Krause
Speaker: Jenika Florence
Jenika Florence

Presentation: Vision and Impact of the Colina Neighborhood Garden
 
Bio: Jenika Florence is a licensed landscape architect who has been practicing at Kinghorn Gardens for three years. She is a Nebraska native who grew up in Lincoln and received her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She brings robust design experience and education from the Bay Area in California where she received her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California-Berkeley. Prior to returning to Nebraska, Jenika worked for Einwiller Kuehl, an Oakland based landscape architecture firm and significant emerging design voice in the region. She now lives in Omaha with her husband and newborn son and is continually inspired and renewed by off the beaten path travel and adventures outdoors.
 
Zoom meeting details, Weekly Rotary Meeting
Time: Jul 21, 2020 07:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88622932649
Meeting ID: 886 2293 2649
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Abide Fundraiser

In a proactive effort to limit possible exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Omaha Morning Rotary Club has decided to postpone the Abide Fundraiser planned for March 28.
Stay tuned for information on the new date.
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New Member

Please welcome Alex Rapp as our newest member of Omaha Morning Rotary.
Alex does Digital Marketing for Gateway Auto Sales.
He is sponsored by his father, Robert Rapp.
 
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New Zealand Make up

 
Ken Stevens happened upon a Rotary group function in Te Anau, New Zealand.  "Ronda and I were enjoying a beverage at a City park on the waterfront this evening, Friday 2/21, and the local Rotary Club came to set up a cook out for a group of bicycle riders, passing through town."
 
Safe travels to Ken and Ronda!
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February Birthdays

Posted by Leigh Sittenauer on Jan 27, 2020

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

 

James Goedert, February 13

Andy Cockle, February 14

 

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Inclement Weather Policy

Posted by Leigh Sittenauer on Oct 30, 2019
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In the event of inclement weather, Morning Rotary follows Omaha Public Schools.  If OPS cancels school or delays the start of school due to inclement weather our Rotary meeting will be canceled that day as well. We have taken this policy for the safety of our members. We appreciate your understanding.
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Make up Request

These guys earned a make up for being in the same place at the same time.
Do you recognize our former member on the right?
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ABIDE  Donation

ABIDE received their $15,000 check from the Omaha Morning Rotary Fundriaser.
 
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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS SIGN UP

OMAHA MORNING ROTARY BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Promote your business or open your home to a social hour.
Typically once a month on a Thursday from 5pm -7pm
Please sign up if you are willing to host – Leigh will contact you for details.
 
 
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Ernie Goss, Ph.D. **Special  Speaker Series**


 
Ernie Goss Each month, 100 newspapers and some 75 to 100 radio stations carry the Creighton University
Regional Economic Report, which is produced under the supervision of Ernie Goss. The report is a widely read
barometer of the economic prospects of the region.

 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Happy Hollow Country Club (1701 S. 105th Street)
                Cost:      $15 for Rotarians             Free to Non-Rotarians
                BREAKFAST PROVIDED

            RSVP by September 9th on the OmahaMorningRotary.org website.


Ernest Goss is the Jack MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics at Creighton University and served as the initial director for Creighton’s Institute for Economic Inquiry. He is also principal of the Goss Institute in Denver, Colo. Goss received his Ph.D. in economics from The University of Tennessee in 1983 and is a former faculty research fellow at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. He was a visiting scholar with the Congressional Budget Office for 2003-2004, and has testified before the U.S. Congress, the Kansas Legislature, and the Nebraska Legislature. In the fall of 2005, the Nebraska Attorney General appointed Goss to head a task force examining gasoline pricing in the state.
 
He has published more than 100 research studies focusing primarily on economic forecasting and on the statistical analysis of business and economic data. His book Changing Attitudes Toward Economic Reform During the Yeltsin Era was published by Praeger Press in 2003, and his book Governing Fortune: Casino Gambling in America was published by the University of Michigan Press in March 2007.
 
He is editor of Economic Trends, an economics newsletter published monthly with more than 10,000 subscribers, produces a monthly business conditions index for the nine-state Mid-American region, and conducts a survey of bank CEOs in 10 U.S. states. Survey and index results are cited each month in approximately 100 newspapers; citations have included the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, The Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Sun Times, and other national and regional newspapers and magazines. Each month 75- 100 radio stations carry his Regional Economic Report.
 
 
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YOU CAN SPONSOR OUR WEBSITE!

Posted by Leigh Sittenauer on May 28, 2019
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You can be one of our website sponsors for just $60 per year.

Contact Leigh Sittenauer to get signed up and send your high resolution logo.

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Rotary Grant in Naivasha impact

I just received this video below which was made by Kenya Fair Trade Flowers and the Flamingo Flower Farms, who are our partners with the GNEP Program.  The short clip  is very
meaningful as it shows the GNEP Nurses talking about the program and how it impacted them.  At the end it clearly shows the confidence of the young Nurse to resuscitate a baby and that she feels she is "saving a life every day".  This is of course due to the Helping Babies Breathe certification course offered through the last Rotary Grant in Naivasha.  It also might be something you want to show at your Morning Rotary Meeting to show the impact of this HBB certification program, that is very comprehensive and allows Registered Nurses to feel confident in their skills as they go forward in their career.  
 
We appreciate all you have done for us to roll this out to so many Nurses in Naivasha and hopefully we can do the same in Nakuru!  See U Tube video
below.
 
Many Thanks,
Cindy Berkland
 
 
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Another Make-Up Request

Thank you for sharing your photo! Anyone else that wants to share photos, please send them to Leigh.
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Paul Harris Fellows

Posted by Leigh Sittenauer on Jun 27, 2017
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The following members are Paul Harris Fellows in our club.

Thank you for supporting Rotary!

 

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