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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 Christian 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Welcome to our Club

Western Douglas County

We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Common Ground Comm Ctr
1701 Veterans Dr
Elkhorn, NE  68022
United States of America
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Northwest Rotary invites Rotarians, family members and friends to attend a Movie Night for fun, fellowship and raising funds for PolioPlus. Movie Night will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. There will be a potluck dinner at 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Fried chicken will be provided and attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. The movie, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), will start at 6:30 p.m. after dinner. This fellowship event will be held at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 202 South 20th Street, in Omaha. There is a suggested $20 free will offering for PolioPlus. We will need reservations for planning. Please email Vickie Backman at nwrotary@cox.net for a reservation. A flyer is attached. We hope you will join us for Movie Night!

Tod Ringenberg gave a presentation on his 2-week trip to Alaska, to include the wilderness areas of the Alaskan interior (Fairbanks and Denali), followed by a 1,700 mile cruise from Anchorage (Whittier) to Vancouver, Canada.
 
  • Areas of interest included Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) the tallest mountain in North America (20,320’), a trip to British Columbia on a restored 1900’s narrow-gauge train, an abandoned Alaskan gold mine near the Trans-Alaskan oil pipeline, salmon fishing in the Ketchikan area and whale-watching in Juneau bay.  Juneau has about 35,000 residents and is the only state capital in the nation that is accessible only by plane or boat.
  • Fairbanks (vacation starting point) is often referred to being a part of the Arctic desert, because of its arid climate and extreme temperatures (- 65 degrees below zero) and lack of rain and snowfall.  Fairbanks has a very short growing season (50 days) but because the sun shines for nearly 20 hours a day, their vegetables and flowers grow to extreme portions.  Resort chefs often have their own gardens, maintained by hotel interns and students from the University of Alaska.
  • Rivers in the Fairbanks areas are often used for roads in the winter.  Because Alaska has over 100,000 lakes connected by numerous rivers, there are few bridges in the remote areas.  Drivers use the lakes and rivers as short-cuts to downtown Fairbanks.  The first sign of spring in Fairbanks is often considered the date that a car plunges through the ice!
  • Visited the training facility for sled dogs for the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race (1,000-mile race).  The dogs often train by pulling an ATV around a track … actual training on snow involves relocating to more remote areas of Alaska.
  • Princess Cruise lines owns the entire range of accommodations (wilderness lodges, restaurants, cruise buses, dome-liner express trains and cruise ships themselves).  Excursions along the way were privately owned but were closely monitored by the cruise lines.  Many of the tour stop-off points were at town that had a population of only about 1,000 – this quickly increases to over 12,000 every time a new group of cruise ships arrive at port.
  • Tourist season in Alaska is generally from May to September … most wait-staffs are from the Russian states or eastern Europe (in Fairbanks) but cruise ship staffs are from all over the world.
 
Good Morning Fellow Presidents of the Omaha and Lincoln Metro Areas,
 
I would like to personally invite you and members of your clubs to join us for a Metro Luncheon on October 4th to hear from Bill Moos, the Director of Athletics at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. We were very fortunate to be able to get Bill, a gifted and highly desired speaker, to address our club during the football season and wanted to share the opportunity with all of you.
 
The Metro Luncheon is a 40 year tradition designed to bring our clubs together for fellowship and a terrific speaker. I know that some of you probably have programs booked for that day but please try to rearrange your schedules if possible to join us for this magnificent event. We will meet at Anthony’s Steakhouse, one block South of 72nd and I-80 in Omaha, on 10.04.2018 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. A plated lunch will be served and is included in the $25 admission cost.
 
Our executive director Jennifer will be reaching out to your executive directors about the process for reserving seats for this event sometime later this week. If you have any questions please feel free to relay them back to me.
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Nick Jasa
President
Suburban Rotary Club of Omaha
 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Mike Hansen
    December 20
  • Jeanne Weaver
    December 21
  • Del Morgan
    December 22
Anniversaries:
  • Stephen Baker
    Becky
    December 2
  • Tod Ringenberg
    Lorraine Ringenberg
    December 28
  • Roger Breed
    Judy
    December 30
Join Date:
  • Cal Hinz
    December 1, 1995
    23 years
  • Jeanne Weaver
    December 1, 1994
    24 years
  • Steve Tooley
    December 7, 2016
    2 years
  • Robert Reade
    December 31, 2004
    14 years
 
 
 
 
 
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