Russell Hampton
Nov 16, 2017
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Nov 23, 2017
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Dec 07, 2017
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District Governor Thomas Cardwell will be our guest speaker this week's Club meeting. Tom is a member of the Lincoln South Club and am sure he will "enlighten" us on the happenings in other clubs within our District 5650. In order to give him proper time to talk and answer questions, I promise not to tell a joke!
Question: How many clubs are in our District 5650?
TOM CARDWELL, our District 5650 Governor will visit and speak to our club this coming Thursday.
Dr. Thomas Cardwell is the new Governor for 2017-18 for Rotary District 5650. The District covers an area of Eastern Nebraska and Southwestern Iowa with a total of 43 Rotary Clubs.He joined  Rotary in 2004. He and his spouse Jenny (also a Rotarian) live in Lincoln and are members ofthe Lincoln South Rotary Club.Tom and Jenny have three children and seven grandchildren.
Dr. Cardwell is the newly retired Dean of Student Engagement at Southeast Community College.
He is also a licensed psychologist. Rotary is a passion for both Tom and Jenny.
They helped start a Rotary Youth Leadership camp for high school students in 2011. The camp completed its sixth year last April.
International Service is also a passion for Tom. The Cardwells have hosted numerous international guests in their home over the years including an exchange student
Meeting Notes for October 26th
1.  Richard Krueger presented our invocation and lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
2.. IRS Form 990 submittal
3. President Mike mentioned the requests for assistance to build a Rotary Float for the Rose Bowl Parade.  A brochure was passed around and on the brochure it noted that the float is not a project of Rotary International.  For further information, go to
4. The subject of a club Christmas Party was brought up.  Not currently an action item.
5.  Judy mentioned a Rotoract student.
6.  President Mike told the classical guillotine joke, with three professionals with the butt of the joke when the third victim points out the problem with the guillotine "before" it fails at his turn.
7.  Neil conducted the "fine" session with haste.
8.  Ron introduced out speaker of the day, Ron Woerner of Bellevue University.  Copies of Ron's slides were sent in separate mailing to those club members who are on our bulletin email list.
9.  The sign up sheet for bell ringing at Family Fare was passed around for volunteers by Jim Tomanek.
Below is a picture of  Jim's  7 year old granddaughter Amalia helping him ring the Salvation Army bell last year.
If you are interested in attending another Omaha area Rotary Club meeting to meet new people and see what other Rotary Clubs are doing, the chart below, taken from the Rotary Club of Omaha West newsletter (The Westward Ho)

BELLEVUE 12:00 PM (DJ's Dugout, 10308 S. 23rd St.)
NORTH 12:00 PM (Omaha Eppley Airport Conference Room)  

MILLARD 12:00 PM (German American Society, 3717 South 120th Street)  

MORNING 7:00 AM (Happy Hollow Country Club, 1701 S. 105th St.)    

NORTHWEST 12:00 PM ( Effective August 15th Northwest Rotary will meet Tuesday's at noon at Jerico's, 11732 W Dodge Rd, Omaha, NE 68154.)

SOUTHWEST NIGHT 5:15 PM (DJ's Dugout at 17666 Welch Plaza, northeast corner of 180th & Q streets) 

COUNCIL BLUFFS CENTENNIAL 1st Wed 7:00 AM; 3rd Wed floating event; no meeting other weeks (Hy-Vee in Mall of the Bluffs, I-80 Exit 5)
DOWNTOWN 12:00 PM (Field Club, 3615 Woolworth Ave.)

COUNCIL BLUFFS NOON 12:00 PM (The Center, 714 S. Main St.)  

SUBURBAN  12:00 PM (Anthony's, 7220 F St.)   

WESTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY 7:00 AM (Elkhorn Common Ground Community Center, 1701 Veteran's Drive)

WEST 12:00 PM (Champions Run, 13800 Eagle Run Drive)  
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