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Oct 28, 2016
Mark & Joni Adler
Message of Hope after Son's Suicide
Nov 04, 2016
Chad Wetzel, MPH, Epidemiologist
Douglas County Health Department - Zika Virus
Nov 09, 2016
Mary Beth Growney Selene
Rotary Foundation - Celebrating 100th Anniversary
Immediate Past Club President
Executive Director
Club Membership Chair
Club Foundation Chair
The Westward Ho!
Oct 28, 2016

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Welcome to Omaha West Rotary Club!

Omaha West

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Champions Run
13800 Eagle Run Drive
Omaha, NE  68164
United States
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Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional and community leaders.  Members of Rotary clubs provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  There are more than 34,000 Rotary clubs located in more than  212 countries and geographical areas.  Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary's main objective is service - in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world.


October 28, 2016
Mark and Joni Adler
"Reid's Story"

October 28, 2016
Greeters - Marcia Kubica & Mike Morey
Invocation - Bonnie Gill
Cashier - Mark Ellsworth
Sgt. at Arms - Rodge Bickerstaff
November 4, 2016
Chad Wetzel, MPH, Epidemeologist
Douglas County Health Department - Zika Virus

Congratulations to John V. Morey, a recent graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute classes.  He has completed three all day Rotary training sessions.  Roxy Orr presented John with his certificate for completing the course at the Friday, October 21st noon meeting. 

Club member Luke McNeese is organizing an Omaha West Rotary Beer Fellowship. For more information about the Rotary International Beer Fellowship program visit - http://rotarybrew.org/ .
Location:  Infusion Brewery, 6271 S. 118th St.
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cost: $10 pay at the door (includes a tour and Souvenir Glass)
Rotarians, guests and prospective members are welcome to attend. Come take a private tour at the Infusion Brewing Company!  An experienced guide will take you through the brewery and talk about their history with a detailed description of what they do on a day to day basis.  You will receive a souvenir glass upon arrival and get to try several different samples during and after the tour!
Future Dates for Omaha West Rotary Beer Fellowship are:
  • March 9, 2017

You are invited to help us celebrate the
100th anniversary
of the Rotary Foundation
When: Wednesday, November 9th
(check-in any time after 11:15, meeting begins at noon)
Where: Anthony’s Steakhouse at 72nd and F Streets
Cost: $15 (pay at the door)
RSVP: to your Executive Director or Secretary for headcount
Mary Beth Growney Selene
The Rotary Foundation Trustee, 2016-2019
Rotary International Director, 2013-2015
Hosted by Omaha Downtown, Omaha Suburban, and Omaha West Rotary Clubs
Members please note that the meeting on Wednesday, November 9th at Anthony's will be the meeting for the week. West Rotary will not hold the regular meeting on November 11th. Please let Vickie know if you and/or guests will attend.

The Community Service Committee has scheduled a Career Day at Skinner Magnet Center Elementary School on Wednesday, October 26th. The committee is seeking volunteers from all professions.  Volunteers will be asked to attend a brief informational meeting at Rotary and will visit with small groups of 5th grade students for short sessions from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. on October 26th.  Sign-up sheets will be available at noon Rotary meetings.
  • Rich Cartney - Nursing Home Administrator
  • John V. Morey - Financial Planning, Investment Management
  • Elizabeth Kreher - Lamp Rynearson, Engineer
  • Kent Templien - Information Technology
  • Brent Pyle - Prairie LIfe personal trainer
  • Michelle Sandbothe - Jeweler
  • Neal Henderson - Jeweler, repair & design
  • Mark Ellsworth - Coaching & Consulting
  • Bob Fell - Journalism/Public Relations
  • Dick Lerner - Bel-Air Clothing
  • Maureen Feeney - Acupuncturist
  • Ruben Suto - Police Officer
  • Kendall Scheer - Banker
  • Trudy Bredthauer - Attorney
  • Dwayne Brown - Architect
  • Bob Runyon - Librarian
  • Joe Pepitone - Companion Care Management
  • Samantha Christensen - Landscape Architect

A group of West Rotary Club members met with trained District Team to work through a Visioning process for the club in 2021.  Below is a summary of the outcome of 2021 Visioning for the Omaha West Rotary Club.
We are a club offering Fellowship and Fun for 150 “Actively Involve” members.  We are a welcoming club providing thorough and on-going new member orientation. We are known for our outstanding programs and service projects that are creating positive media coverage several times a year. The club members have opportunities to network with fellow members with high impact meetings even social events at our member’s businesses. Our club provides timely communications to our members utilizing many forms of communications, no matter if you want email, social networks or smoke signals…you are included.

We recognize we must spread the message of Rotary and create long term relationships by supporting the international exchange of students and embracing RYLA.

Our club fully leverages the opportunity for funding from District and International grants by having 1-2 large impact annual projects involving partners when appropriate. We realize we need funding for this good work that we do and we have inclusive fundraising events such as a mega tasting event with beer, wine, and whiskey. Our club has a priority to our community by supporting local issues. We also assure we can have a worthwhile impact with the donations to the Rotary International Foundation and are proud that every member donates every year with an understanding that 50% of that comes back to our district through grants. We fully communicate the good work we are doing with meetings focused on our projects with full disclosure of our funds and activities. 

The West Rotary Board approved a Corporate & Family Membership program.  An Active Primary club member can propose a qualified family member or a qualified business co-worker for membership.  The membership proposal has information in regard to membership qualifications on the form. The new corporate or family member joining will pay dues of $125 with no admission fee. If the primary member resigns one of the corporate or family members will become the primary member and  pay the appropriate primary membership fee.  The reduced dues rate of $125.00 will be effective the first three years of membership. Click here to see the membership proposal form and flyer for the new program.  The information can also be found on the  left side of the club website homepage under Site Pages/Joining Rotary.  Members, if you have a qualified family member or co-worker please invite them to Rotary for lunch so they can consider joining West Rotary.


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