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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Western Douglas County
Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Western Douglas county, Nebraska located in beautiful Elkhorn, Nebraska. we have recently celebrated our 25th anniversary of founding.
Our Club works to provide scholarships to High Schools in Western Douglas County including Elkhorn High, Elkhorn South and Douglas County West Schools including the Communities of Valley and Waterloo. In addition, our club works with the Community Outreach Project of Elkhorn (COPE) providing services to the the community
Our club meetings are every Thursday morning at 7am at the Common ground Community Center on Veterans Drive, located just North of Elkhorn High School. For those Rotarians that live in West Omaha or Western Douglas County, we welcome you to "make-up" at our friendly meetings.
SENIOR ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP
Senior active" is a form of membership reserved for members who have provided substantial years of service to Rotary and is usually regarded as a mark of Rotary distinction. Being a senior active member signifies that a Rotarian has been involved in club activities over a long period. A Rotarian automatically becomes "senior active" upon completion of 15 years of service in one or more Rotary clubs. Senior active status is also conferred upon a Rotarian with ten or more years service who has reached the age of 60, or with five or more years service who has reached the age of 65. A Rotarian who serves as a district governor is also eligible for senior active membership. One of the benefits of being senior active is that the Rotarian no longer must reside or have his place of business within the territorial limits of the club. If a senior active member moves to another city, he may be invited to join Rotary without having an open classification. When a Rotarian becomes senior active, his/her classification is released to enable another individual to join Rotary. It is important to remember, senior active is not a classification it is a type of membership. A senior active member is always identified by "former classification," which describes a business or profession.
Our speaker for this Thursday will be Julie Davis, who recently participated in a medical mission to the Country of Haiti.
Meeting was called to order by President Dan with an invocation and pledge of allegiance.
Treasurers report was $5,825.65
Secretary Ron brought up the question of setting dues for the next Rotary year. No action was conducted. Del Morgan brought up a question whether or not there was a "Senior" discount on dues. Ron responded that there was membership status of SENIOR ACTIVE MEMBER, which has no attendance requirement (we don't have that - Yet) which allows clubs that strictly observe attendance requirement to give those in senior status flexibility. Further review of Senior Active Status is being conducted.
Tod reported that the scholarships will be presented next week on Wednesday or Thursday.
Jim reported on the COPE Golf Outing for May 5th
Neil conducted his usually highly efficient funds extraction from members present.
Neil introduced our Guest Jessica Kolterman from Lincoln Premium Poultry. Jessica is originally from Seward, her Dad was in the State Legislature. Jessica served as a staff person to the State Agriculture Committee, served in the Governor's office and was associated with the Nebraska Farm Bureau.
The Governor asked Jessica to help with communication coordination with the Fremont/COSTO proposed Chicken Production Projected. The project was initially operated like a political campaign with the various stakeholders for such a vast project as the COSTCO project. Sixteen states were considered for the facility before Nebraska was selected, mainly because of corn facilities, water and farmers available to participate.
Services were held Tuesday and Wednesday for Steve Nichols, our beloved club member and friend. He fought the good fight with ALS with the support of his dedicated wife Toni and children. We will miss him.
The photo below was taken while loading bicycles from storage at the American Interstate Bank and for shipment to one of the Native American tribes in Nebraska, via Jim Tomanek's trailer.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Valerie SiggersApril 5
Ashlei JohansenApril 15
Mike HansenAmandaApril 5
Douglas CunninghamDeb CunninghamApril 6
David RosackerMelissaApril 10
Gail StalderPeggyApril 18
Douglas HeimApril 29, 20125 years
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