Posted on Dec 08, 2020
Greetings Rotarians ...

Thanks for everyone's participation at last week's meeting ... it was our largest combined turnout of the year. We had 19 total, including 13 members in attendance, 3 on Zoom, District Governor Roxy Orr, plus our Assistant DG Scott Keep and Larry Johansen (both on Zoom).  I received a really nice follow-up email from DG Roxy, expressing her appreciation for everything that our club does for Rotary and our community.  Thursday is the start of the annual West "O" - Douglas County Food Drive.  Volunteers are needed to assist with the pick-up, sorting & packing (at Bethany) and delivery of food for the needy. Please attend, if possible ... Jim Tomanek will identify specific volunteering needs at this Thursday's meeting.  See you there ... stay safe and healthy 


Minutes from December 10th meeting ...
  • Dave Rosacker led the pledge and prayer for the 19 people in attendance including those joining virtually
  • Rita updated our financial status ... $5,493.62 balance .  
  • Dates of note:
    • COPE Christmas basket events 12/17,12/18 & 12/19
    • Guest speaker Dave Wells from Strat Comm 12/17
    • Polio Part 2 with Rita Kleeman 1/17/21
    • WDC Rotary Golf Tournament 7/19/21
  • Rolly Kleeman and Duane Prokop earned their Paul Harris Fellow awards.   Great job guys! Rolly accepted in person (pictured) and we will catch up with Duane at a future meeting!
Speaker of the Day...Roxy Orr, District Governor shared an update:
  • 1.3 million Rotarians, worldwide
  • 35,000 clubs
  • 34 Regional Zones
  • 535 Districts (District 5650 - Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa)
  • Rotary started in Chicago, by Paul Harris, on February 23, 1905