Upcoming Speakers
Annual Holiday Luncheon
Dec 09, 2022 12:00 PM
Kristin Fasenbender
Dec 16, 2022 12:00 PM
NCAA Volleyball Championships Director
No Meeting-Happy Holidays
Dec 23, 2022 12:00 PM
Past Speakers
Adam Morefeld
Dec 02, 2022 12:00 PM
Civic Nebraska
Upcoming Events
Club President
Club President-elect
Immediate Past Club President
Club Executive Secretary/Director
Club Secretary
Club Treasurer
Club Foundation Chair - TRF
Club Membership Chair
Club Polio Chair
Club Program Chair
Club Public Image
Club Service Projects
Club Foundation Chair - Club Foundation
Club Information
Welcome to Omaha West Rotary! 
Omaha West

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 12:00 PM
13655 California St.
Omaha, NE 68154
United States of America
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Annual Holiday Luncheon
Featuring the Rotary Rockers 
 and Reindeer Games 
Cost $20  In-person meeting only.
Please bring a guest! 
Don't forget your ugly sweater. 
Chair of the Day: Dan Lassek 
Cashier: Kathy Wawers
Invocator: Scott Hahn
Greeter: Ginny Czechut
Sgt. at Arms: Candy Specht
Last week Michelle Schrage introduced us to new member Tony Denman.  Tony is a Mortgage Professional with the Denman Team of Delmar Mortgage. He is also a U.S. Air Force Veteran with a Bachelor's Degree.   Tony is an active volunteer with a variety of organizations including Open Door Mission, Chariots 4 Hope, and many others.   In his free time, he enjoys biking, hiking, muay thai, cooking, and travel. Welcome, Tony!
Congratulations to Spencer Head who received his blue badge last week!
Congratulations and thank you to the Rotarians recognized for their next level of giving to the Rotary Foundation by Bonnie Gill last week.
L to R: Bonnie Gill, Gretchen Radler (Paul Harris+2), President Tim Neal, Mark Ellsworth (Paul Harris+3), Butch Ethington (Paul Harris+4) 
Beginning December 8th, Omaha West Rotary will be staffing one of the mobile canteens serving meals to the homeless and near-homeless every Thursday. We need two volunteers each night from 5:45-8. You will serve food out the window at various stops.  You can bring a friend or family member to do this (sign both of you up on the sign-up- there is only room for 2 people).   Kids ages 12 and up can help. CLICK HERE to sign up. 
We are collecting gently used coats and warm winter clothing for the Salvation Army in December and January. Bring your items to a Rotary meeting.  
We are looking for 6-8 volunteers for Saturday, December 17th to help with El Museo Latino's production (in conjunction with our District grant). Go to the calendar to sign up. 11am- 1:30pm.  You will be ushering and helping with children's activities. 
Volunteers will be accepting cash donations for our annual Mitten Tree  Adopt-A- School partner, Skinner Magnet School during the 3 meetings in December.  Past collections have gone towards warm clothing, utilities, groceries, and gas.   If you'd like to donate with a card, you can do so online by CLICKING HERE. 
Each year at the last Rotary meeting of the calendar year we provide a bonus to our staff at Biaggi's.  Please consider bringing cash at one of the next two meetings to contribute or you can donate on our website using the Staff Tips button. 
A couple of our new members have gotten to gather to organize monthly Happy Hours to give everyone a change to mingle in an informal setting.  Our next Happy Hour is Thursday, December 22nd 4:30-7 at Cunningham's-10904 West Dodge Rd.
November is Rotary Foundation Month.  Your gifts to the Rotary Foundation do good both here locally and around the world.  We ask every Rotarian Every Year to consider a donation to the Rotary Foundation.  Any amount is appreciated.  A $100 donation will make you a sustaining member.  When you reach a $1000 cumulative, you will be recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. Every $1000 level is recognized as a Paul Harris +1, +2 etc.
If you donate a $100 or more this year, thanks to a generous club member (Carol Gendler) you will be matched in points toward your next Paul Harris. To take advantage of this match, you need to forward your receipt or let Bonnie Gendler know so she can process the match for you.  bmgjazz@gmail.com 
The easiest way to donate is online here: https://my.rotary.org/en/donate  The Rotary Foundation committee will also have forms available at meetings and you can donate with a check.  
Donating to Gary Bren's polio ride also counts toward your Paul Harris and can get you a match. The link for Gary's page is HERE. 
Thank you to our Mutual of Omaha Rotarians 
Joey Gazda, Matt Merwald, Warren Whitted III 
for sponsoring our December meetings. 

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.

Keep engaged and entertained while attending Rotary Club meetings from around the Metro/District online or in-person. 
Monday:  Millard at Noon - in person, no reservations required at the German American Society 
                 Bellevue Papillion Rotary Club meets at DJ’s Dugout in Bellevue on Mondays at noon.  No prior registration is required. 
Tuesday:  Omaha Morning at 7:00 at Happy Hollow- hybrid meetings. Click here to register. 
                  NW Rotary at noon- at Garden Cafe in Rockbrook 
Wednesday: Omaha Downtown at Noon resuming hybrid meetings.  
                       Council Bluffs Centennial 7am at HyVee on Madison upstairs 
Thursday:  Omaha Suburban at noon:  in person, German American Society  also hybrid 
                    Council Bluffs at noon- Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center
In Lincoln:
  • Lincoln #14 Rotary Club - Tuesdays Noon - Embassy Suites 1040 P Street
  • Lincoln Giving Spirits Evening Rotary Club - Every-other Tuesday 6:00 PM) - JCMF Children's Charities 8445 Executive Woods Dr Ste B Lincoln
  • Lincoln East Rotary Club - Wednesdays at 11:45 AM - The Garage 
  • Lincoln South Rotary Club - Fridays noon - The Venue Private Dining Rooms - 4111 Pioneer Woods Dr
Please pay your Rotary dues by June 1st. Everyone should have gotten an emailed invoice.  If you need a copy of the invoice, please contact Jennifer.  CLICK HERE to pay online.