Coming up this Week  4/23/21
Tony Veland
AIM Institute
"Tech Talent Shortage in Omaha"
Chair of the Day: Frank Phillips
Invocator: Nick Heinzman
In-Person Greeter: Mark C. Manhart
Zoom Greeter: Volunteer needed 
Cashier: Mark Ellsworth 
Walk in to Rotary 
You can now walk-in to the meeting and pay. No pre-registration required.  Thank you to our volunteer cashiers! 
Menu is:  salad, BBQ pulled pork with au gratin potatoes, carrots, and dessert. 
Welcome John Mlarnik!
Last week Matt McKeever introduced us to new member, John Mlarnik.   John L. Mlnarik is a California Licensed Attorney, the founder of The Mlnarik Law Group, Inc. and current president and CEO of Go Legal, Inc.
Before becoming a lawyer, John grew up on a small farm in Cuming County, Nebraska and attended grade school at St. Wenceslaus in Dodge, Nebraska. He moved to Omaha to attend Creighton Prep where he graduated in 1996 and went on to Santa Clara University to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and Bachelor of Arts in English.   John was the valedictorian of his law school class at the Lincoln Law School of San Jose, and most recently obtained an LLM in Taxation from Washington University in St. Louis.
When the pandemic shut down schools and sports in in California, John, his wife Kristen and their three kids, JT, Amelia and Paulina moved to their home in Omaha.  Kristen and John both enjoy working from home. JT enjoys playing baseball and is a freshmen at Prep. Amelia is in 7th grade and likes basketball and track.  Paulina is in 5th grade, enjoys track and dance.   Welcome, John!
Sign up for Meal Packaging
Saturday, May 8th from 8am-1145. Friends and Family Welcome.  3 shift. The Family Room at 8333 Fort St. To benefit the Food Bank of the Heartland. 
Keep Local Alive 
Last week's speaker shared the website where you can support local business and also list your own: 
Click on the drop down menu and input listing information to share your business information. 
Meet a Omaha West RYLA student 


Ava Hollingsworth, Millard North

Describe how you participate in a group.

I recently obtained the position of Vice President of Leadership for my high school DECA chapter. This role has allowed me to connect with other chapter leaders across the state, furthering my leadership development and service to my chapter. This year, we have planned numerous volunteer opportunities at MNHS and have increased membership within our chapter. As the VP of Leadership for DECA, I was able to collaborate with Children's Saving Institute (CSI) and help organize a wonderful community event for children in the foster care system. Touch A Truck is an extremely large free outdoor event with all types of Trucks, Emergency Vehicles and even a Helicopter. Over 3,000 kids and families come for the opportunity to explore vehicles they may have never seen before, play free activities and games as well as free giveaways. I set up all of the high school volunteers from my school and distributed their volunteer assignments. I was responsible for watching over children while they played in the bouncy castles along with making sure everyone on my team was alert and performing their duties successfully.
Greeters/Invocators needed 
We are need of volunteers to invocate (can be on Zoom or in-person) and greet members (online and in-person) for each week's meeting.  Please consider volunteering for a date. Thank you.  
CLICK HERE to sign up. 
Rotary Leadership Institute 
Please contact Nicki at the email below if you'd like to attend.
Engage and empower members . . .
Energize and strengthen your Rotary Club . . .
Provide Leadership Development for Members . . . 
Learn about Rotary and have fun!
That is the Rotary Leadership Institute experience!
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a facilitated program with active participation - not lecturing. Topics important to Rotary and Rotary Clubs such as Effective Service Projects, Membership Engagement, and understanding The Rotary Foundation are explored. You will discuss real challenges and exchange ideas.
Sign up yourself - you will be a more effective leader for your Rotary Club.
Nominate members and they will naturally become more engaged because they will have a richer Rotary experience.
RLI is for everyone - Leadership is not a position, it is action.
Since we have not been able to hold RLI sessions in person, we looked into online options.
We have been invited to partner with Rotary District 5520 (New Mexico and a few clubs in Texas). They have scheduled a Part 1 RLI session as follows:
Saturday, May 1
8:15 AM - 2:30 PM Central Time
There are 2 breaks during the day
There is no cost - they will send materials by email
Space is limited - please let me know ASAP if you have members wanting to register
Since this is not in our district, we may hear of different challenges and opportunities. Also their District Governor is quite involved in the RLI sessions. But one of the things that we value about RLI is sharing ideas - learning about other Clubs and Districts.
RLI is not a repeat of other training available through Rotary and is not position specific.
Testimonial from a recent participant: RLI was a great opportunity to explore Rotary - really learn about this vast organization. This is the first time I truly understood that Rotary was not just about my Club - it extends beyond to other communities, states and the world. I feel that I can truly help my club with programs now that I have participated in RLI.
Nicolette Klein, 
Chair - Rotary Leadership Institute - Heartland USA Division
 Meeting Sponsor
Thank you to the Omaha Storm Chasers and Union Omaha for sponsoring our meetings for the month of April.  If you would like to sponsor a month and be featured on our website, newsletter, and at weekly meetings, please contact Jennifer.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
All Rotarians are invited to join in RYLA, Saturday mornings from 9am to noon on May 1 -June 12, 2021.  You MUST register at by April 23 to receive a link for any/all mornings.  Pre-registration is important.  It's ok if you cannot make it, yet it is easier for the committee to plan if you pre-register now.
Follow us on Instagram at #RYLA5650
The full syllabus is on the website.
Calendar dates:
April 12-23 - take your Top 5 Strengths Assessment if you wish to join the May 1 RYLA "Unpacking your Top 5 Strengths" presentation.
Until April 23 - RSVP to attend any RYLA class discussion or presentation.
May 1, 9:00 am - noon - RYLA kick-off and "Unpacking Your Top 5 Strengths" presentation.
May 2 - 8, TBD Miss Representation Evening Watch Party
May 8  - 10:30 am Discuss Miss Representation
May 9 - 14, TBD The Mask You Wear Evening Watch Party
May 15 – 10:30 am Discuss The Mask You Wear
May 22 –  10:30am - Extreme Event Activity, need ten volunteers, please inquire.
May 29 – 9:00 am - noon, Leadership and Ethics (Interactive session led by the Business Ethics Alliance)
June 5 – Guest Speakers
            10:00 am - From Israel, Interactor Ofek Nuriel, Hear My Story Project
            10:40am - From Chile, Rotaractor Ignacio Gonzales, My Rise in Rotary
Contact Lori Benton for more info,
How to Join Us on Zoom
The Zoom link remains the same each week.  Please plan to join us this Friday at noon for our regular meeting.  Please make sure your name is on your Zoom profile so we can let you in the meeting.  We are no longer recording meetings nor streaming to Facebook. 
 There are 3 ways to participate:
Visit Other Clubs Online! 
Keep engaged and entertained while attending Rotary Club meetings from around the Metro/District online.   We will post them as they come online.  
Monday:  Millard at Noon on Facebook live:
Tuesday:  Omaha Morning at 7:30 am on Facebook live:
                  Lincoln 14,  at Noon  on Facebook live:
Wednesday: Omaha Downtown at Noon on Facebook live:
Thursday:  Omaha Suburban at noon:
Apr 23, 2021 12:00 PM
AIM Institute
May 07, 2021 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
May 01, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sr. Recognition Day
May 07, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Meal Packaging
Family Room Church
May 08, 2021
8:00 AM – 11:45 AM
May 08, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
May 12, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
May 15, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
May 22, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
May 29, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Russell Hampton
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Member Birthdays
Richard Diamond
April 7
Martie Cordaro
April 8
Rodge Bickerstaff
April 11
Ron Niederhaus
April 17
Gordon Sepich
April 20
Yolanda Hoffman
April 23
Laura Thomas
April 30