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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 PM
Legends Patio & Grill
6920 Pacific St
Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68106
United States of America
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John Winkler
John Winkler
General Manager
Papio- Missouri River
Natural Resources District (NRD)
John Winkler began with the Papio NRD in December of 2006. Before becoming the District’s General Manager, John was City Administrator for the City of Plattsmouth and Economic Development Director in Cass County for six years. He is originally from Omaha and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. John holds a Masters's Degree in Public Administration and certifications in mediation, negotiation and dispute resolution. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Air War College National Security Forum. John is currently a Cass County Commissioner and a member of the Offutt Advisory Council Board, where he serves as the Co-Commander of the 38th Reconnaissance Squadron.
John will passionately address the topic of water, urging us to recognize its significance. John will delve into the profound impact of this invaluable natural resource on our world and national security, emphasizing why it should never be taken for granted. Explore how water has played a pivotal role in shaping our past and is crucial for our future.
New Member Proposal
Name: Jamie Dudney
Classification: Real Estate
Company/Position: Sage Capital Real Estate/Business Broker
Proposer: Fritz Stehlik
For questions, comments, or objections to this new member proposal, please email Yolanda Hoffman at by November 28, 2023.
We are excited to announce that we will host another Rotary Guest Day on December 7, 2023. Our guest speaker for the day will be Mika Mizrachi, an Israeli who served in the Israel Defense Force and has a unique perspective on the current situation in Israel. We believe it will be very interesting to hear her insights on this topic. 

The geopolitical situation in Israel is of great interest to us all, and it goes beyond geographical boundaries. Therefore, we encourage each of you to extend this invitation beyond our immediate Rotary family. Please feel free to bring along a prospective member who shares our passion for knowledge and global understanding. 

This is an excellent opportunity for our community to engage in an enriching dialogue and broaden our perspectives on international affairs. 
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! has a club finder for locations around the world.  Please see the District website at  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, First Responders Foundation, 10605 Burt Circle, Omaha, NE 68114
Tuesday: Omaha Northwest, 12:00 pm, First Responders Foundation, 10605 Burt Circle, Omaha, NE 68114
Wednesday: Omaha Downtown, 12:00 pm, Field Club of Omaha, 3615 Woolworth Ave.
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, Biaggi's, 13655 California St.
Email Yolanda for make-up/attendance credit at
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Mika Mizrachi
Dec 07, 2023
Life in Israel & Israel Defense Force
Trustees Chair John Hoich
Dec 14, 2023
Suburban Rotary Charitable Foundation
Christmas Party
Dec 21, 2023
Holiday Luncheon
No Rotary Meeting
Dec 28, 2023
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays
No Rotary Meeting
Jan 04, 2024
Happy New Year
President Katie Henry
Jan 11, 2024
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