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Welcome to Suburban Rotary of Omaha! 

Celebrating 56 years of Fun and Service 

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.
Legends Patio & Grill
6920 Pacific St
Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68106
United States of America
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Eric Williams
OPPD Clean Energy
 
Eric Williams is chair of the Omaha Public Power District aka OPPD. His day job is Natural Resources Planner at the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District (NRD). He works to protect and conserve natural resources and to build trails across the metro area. Prior to his work at the NRD, he helped to improve energy efficiency in Omaha through evaluations and upgrades to homes and businesses as part of the reEnergize program. Williams was elected to the OPPD Board of Directors in 2018.  He was selected to serve as secretary for 2020 and vice chair for 2021.

He has served as the President of the Engineers Club of Omaha, and he helped found the Dundee Community Garden. In 2015, Williams was recognized by the Midlands Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, as well as the Omaha Jaycees’ Ten Outstanding Young Omahans. He was also recognized by Earth Day Omaha as the Friend of the Environment in 2016.

Williams is originally from Omaha. He graduated from Rice University. He and his partner Kristine live in the Dundee neighborhood.
Presiding Officer: Tom Kerfoot
Secretary: Andrew Wesely
Sgt At Arms: John Binderup
Greeters: Kim Stewart
Tech/AV/Zoom Host: Dan Lupardus
Check-in/Cashier: Need Volunteer
Invocator: Faith Morrison
Vocational Speaker: Rotarian Video by Pixel Fire
Chair of the Day:  David Kutler
Program Speaker: Eric Williams

April 11, 2024 Meeting Venue: Legends Patio Grill, 6920 Pacific St., Suite 100
$20 Lunch price | Menu: Beef Stroganoff with Egg Noodles, Glazed Carrots, Garden Salad and Dinner Rolls
 
If you are joining the meeting via Zoom, use the login information listed below. To pay for Zoom, click here
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Name: Patrick Combs
Classification: Radio Broadcast
Company/Position: Boomer Radio /  President
Sponsor: James Reed

For comments or objections to the above proposals, please send them via email to yolanda@suburbanrotary.org by April 12, 2024.
The Suburban Rotary is one of the few clubs that received the prestigious Rotary International Citation for Rotary Year 2022-2023 under the leadership of President Kevin Welsh. The award was presented at the recently concluded Rotary District 5650 Conference. As a club we exceeded RI's expectations in areas of Developing and implementing sustainable service projects, Giving to The Rotary Foundation, and Building awareness of Rotary in the community. Congratulations, Rotarians! You made it happen.
 
Suburban Rotary's exemplary efforts at Andersen Middle School received well-deserved recognition during the Rotary District 5650 Conference. Your generous contributions to the Suburban Charitable Foundation, channeled through the adept stewardship of Dan Lupardus, Mary Bernier, and the dedicated Community Service Committee, have significantly transformed the lives of refugee students and their families at Andersen Middle School. From providing comprehensive backpacks brimming with essential school supplies to extending crucial support for families as they navigate the challenges of resettlement in a foreign country, the impact has been truly profound. This was well articulated by teacher and presenter Mark Scott of Andersen Middle School.
 
This remarkable acknowledgment sheds light on Rotary's pivotal role in fostering a nurturing environment for these immigrant families, ensuring their smooth integration into American society. It underscores the indispensable value of community-driven philanthropy, demonstrating how concerted efforts can catalyze positive change and empower those in vulnerable circumstances. Suburban Rotary's dedication serves as an inspiring testament to the potential of collective action, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of new immigrants and reiterating Rotary's enduring commitment to fostering inclusivity and compassion within communities.
 
Pictured here are Dan Lupardus and Mark Scott at the Omaha Marriott, Rotary District 5650 Conference.
R. Gordon R. McInally is president of Rotary International. He was educated at the Royal High School in Edinburgh and at the University of Dundee, where he earned his graduate degree in dental surgery. He operated his own dental practice in Edinburgh until 2016. Gordon was chair of the East of Scotland branch of the British Paedodontic Society and has held various academic positions. He has also served as a presbytery elder, chair of the Queensferry parish congregational board, and commissioner to the general assembly of the Church of Scotland. Read President McInally's biography.
 
Watch the video below of President McInally's address to the Rotary International Assembly:
 
Congratulations to Todd Schmaderer who was honored last week as Omahan of the Year for all his work as the Omaha Chief of Police.  
 
 
 
Consider visiting another Rotary club for a make-up!  Rotary.org has a club finder for locations around the world.  Please see the District website at rotarydistrict5650.org  for details on local clubs. Visit one of the following Metro-Area Clubs!
 
Monday: Omaha Millard Rotary, 12:00 pm, German American Society, 3717 South 120th St.
Tuesday: Omaha Morning 7:00 am, 88 Tactical, 15350 Shepard St., Suite 1, Omaha NE 68138
Tuesday: Omaha Northwest, 12:00 pm, Sand Point, New England Fare, 655 North 114th Street. Omaha, NE 68154
Wednesday: Omaha Downtown, 12:00 pm, Trinity 113 N 18th St., Omaha, NE 68124
Wednesday: Council Bluffs Centennial: 7:00 am, Hy-Vee Community Room 1745 Madison Avenue
Thursday: West Douglas County, 12:00 PM Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation 20272 Veterans Drive
Thursday: Council Bluffs, 12:00 pm, Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center, 1001 South 6th Street
Friday: Omaha West, 12:00 pm, Charlie's on the Lake, 4151 S 144th St., Omaha, NE 68137
 
Email Yolanda for make-up/attendance credit at yolanda@suburbanrotary.org.
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Annual Scholarship Luncheon
Apr 18, 2024
Lunch at Happy Hollow Club
Christie Abdul-Greene
Apr 25, 2024
Keep Omaha Beautiful
Sarah Baker Hansen
May 02, 2024
Omaha Food Scene
Past Pres Curt Peters
May 09, 2024
Rotary Youth Exchange
Heath Mello
May 16, 2024
Omaha Chamber of Commerce
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