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$549.00 FRIDAY, March 24, 2017
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m - 2 p.m.
Omaha West Rotary will cancel the noon Rotary luncheon meeting when the Omaha Public School District cancels school due to weather conditions. This policy has been implemented for your safety and early notification.  
Note:  If you plan to attend another club for a make-up the following clubs have cancellation policies as noted:  Northwest, Downtown, North and Morning will cancel if Omaha Public Schools cancel;  Millard will cancel if Millard Public Schools cancel; and Suburban cancels if the University of Nebraska Omaha cancels.
 
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Kip Smith, Wildlife Encounters
Mar 31, 2017
Wild About Animals
 
 
 
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The Westward Ho!
Mar 24, 2017
 

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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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Omaha West Rotary Club, Suburban Rotary Club, Omaha Southwest Rotary Night Club Rotary Club of Omaha and Millard Rotary all participated in a meal packaging project on Saturday, February 25th.  This was a multi-club Rotary District 5650 Grant Project.  Members, family and friends all worked together to package over 27,000 meals for people in need in the Omaha metro area. A special thank you to Brett Wawers who helped organize the project. Thank you to the following volunteers - Gretchen Radler, Dennis Duer, Susan Thomas and husband, Steve Hutchinson; Mark Ellsworth, Karin Lombard, Rodge Bickerstaff, Brett Wawers, Kent Templien and Juli & Mia; Martie Cordaro and Sara, Cass & Colin; Russ Iwan, John Morey, Ron Niederhaus, Brad Rohrig, Luke McNeese, Manny Paz; John Philo and Jack & Corrie.
 

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.

March 24, 2017
Club Assembly
"Club Vision Progress & Future Plans"
 
Club Vision Plan - Please review the plan below and come with your ideas about the current progress and future plans.
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. 
March 24, 2017
Greeters - Deb Neary & Keith Rall
Invocation - Bev Karrer
Cashier - Brad Willadsen
Sgt. at Arms - Brad Rohrig
Vocational Talk - Brett Wawers
March 31, 2017
Kip Smith, Wildlife Encounters
"Wild About Animals"
Brett Wawers introduced new member Ric Miller. Ric is the the Fund Development Director for Outlook Nebraska, Inc. 
OMAHA WEST ROTARY
BEER TASTING FELLOWSHIP
Lucky Bucket
11941 Centennial Lane
La Vista, NE 68128
April 13, 2017
7:00 p.m.
 
                                   
The private tour costs $8 and will include any pint of beer at the start of the tour and a sample of vodka during the distillery part of the tour. Guests are welcome!
Congratulations to Bev Karrer and Brad Rohrig.  Both received their permanent badges at the Friday, March 3rd club meeting from President, Kent Templien.
Kent Templien recognized Dennis Hein for achieving 100% attendance for 21 years at the Friday, March 3rd meeting. Congratulations!
 
Kent Templien recognized Mike Shrier for achieving 100% attendance for 33 years at the Friday, March 3rd meeting. Congratulations!
(Please note this is a correction. The wrong photo was included in the newsletter sent earlier this week.)

The West Omaha Rotary Foundation is participating in Omaha Gives -  a 24 hour charitable challenge organized by the Omaha Community Foundation. We will be joining over 700 local nonprofits to raise money together and compete for matching funds and prize money. The more money we raise, the larger percentage of the bonus dollars we will receive. The more donors we get to give to us, the more likely we are to win prizes. The online giving will take place May 24th from midnight to midnight.  Your donations collectively can result in additional matching or prize funds for our club foundation. Donations will support our programs at the Skinner Magnet Center, Skinner Skyhawk Awards, Mitten Tree Project, Senior Recognition Day, Dora Bingel Senior Center, Rotary Youth Leadership programs, Police and Fire recognition programs and other local educational, health and humanitarian projects and programs. 

Click here to donate to the West Omaha Rotary Foundation by participating in Omaha Gives!  This year you can schedule your donation starting May 1st or donate on May 24th to increase our chances for additional funds from bonus prizes.

All donations are accepted online-only through OmahaGives.org.
Minimum giving is $10
.  Your dollars will help fund the club projects.
      1) click the link above and use your credit card
      2) use your charitable account at OCF

      3) EFT/eCheck

 

 

The Website and Public Relations Committee has asked members to submit ideas you may have for the design of a new club banner.  Please submit your ideas to Matt McKeever msmckeever@greatadvocates.com or the Rotary office. The committee will review banner design suggestions.
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.
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. 

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