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Welcome to Suburban Rotary of Omaha! 

Celebrating 50 years of Fun and Service 

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Anthony's
7220 F St
Omaha, NE  68127
United States
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Chair of the Day:Steve Thornburg 
11:15 Greeter: Angela Phillips 
11:45 Greeter: Jim Kapalis 
Invocator: Roxy Orr 
New member table host: Gregg Bailey  
Last week Kathryn Schubert served as President for Nick Jasa.   Eli McNichols, Jeremy Nichols, and Amanda Fink served as greeters and Kelly Adams gave our invocation.  Terry Ferguson and Duane Gross hosted our new member mingle tables.  We had several announcements and a new member introduction.  Curt Peters also introduced the new exchange students.  Steve Thornburg introduced Keely Byars who talked about the changing newspaper business and the history of the Omaha World-Herald.
The RISK bag was at $115 and Tracy Rowland won a free lunch for the second week in a row.
 
 
L to R: Outbound exchange student Clara Amador who is going to Japan, Chisa Matsuo – Japanese student, Curt Peters,
Elena Garcia Romany – Spanish student and Jason Lin – Taiwanese student
 
 
 
 
 
Last week Lou Smetana introduced us to new member Barbara "Barb" Rebrovich.   
Barb was a member of Omaha North Rotary for 17+ years, having served in several chapter officer positions, including twice as President.  She is a Paul Harris fellow and a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute. 
                              
Barb has worked in development and fundraising in the higher education world for most of her professional career, including Metro Community College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and worked the past 8 years as Director of Development for two Omaha non-profits. 
Barb is a lifetime member of the Council for Resource Development, having served most recently as national vice-president of communication and marketing.  She is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. 
Barb has a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from UNK. 
Barb has two married daughters, one living here in Omaha and one living in the Denver area.  She enjoys spending time with four wonderful grandkids and two beagle grandpups.  She also loves Husker football and UNO Mavericks hockey. Welcome, Barb! 
 
 

 

to Jim Kapalis and Mark Renner who received their permanent badges from Yearlings Chair Amanda Fink for completing all Yearlings requirements!
Last week Past President Jared Bakewell presented the District awards to the club represented by Roxy Orr, Holly Hollenbeck, and Jennifer Jirak-Brungardt. We were #1 in per capita Rotary Foundation giving, best large club community service project (homeless foot clinic), and #6 club in the District based on a points system for members, dollars, and projects.
Last week Nick Jasa recognized our incoming officers for the new Rotary year.  Left to right: Nick Jasa, President, Tom Kerfoot, President Elect, Andy Goranson, Secretary, Joe Sequenzia, Sgt. at Arms, Randy Wieseler, Treasurer.
Thanks for your service to the club! 
 
We are pleased to announce the formation of two new Suburban Rotary Committees:
The Environmental Committee will be Chaired by David Kutler and we are separating Buy the Big Wheel from the PR Committee and are looking for a Chair. If you are interested in serving on either of these (or Chairing the Buy the Big Wheel event), please let Jennifer know.  
 
Thank you to Howard Epstein and the Jewish Community Center for holding an awesome After Hours last week!  
 
 
 
Highway Clean-Up is THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH at 7:30 in Elkhorn.  Please sign up online. 
 
Prospect Hill Cemetery, the oldest pioneer cemetery in Omaha, 3202 Parker Street, has an agreement with Suburban Rotary to Adopt-A-Plot of grounds to keep tidy all during the growing season.  Please consider coming for one of the following future Saturday's, from 10 a.m.-noon, and help weed whack, rake yard waste, sweep the curbs, pick up sticks and pick up litter. Attendance credit guaranteed for your two hour effort.  The following Saturdays include:   August 25 and September 22nd.  Please contact Ward Peters and have some fun on the beautiful grounds.
 
 

 

Thank you to Bob Mundy with Mundy and Associates for his sponsorship of speaker and student lunches for the month of August. 

 

Sponsors are needed for the 2018-2019 Rotary year. Cost is $125. Please contact Jennifer to sponsor a month. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE at Suburban Rotary needs to be at 50% of the meetings. Make-ups also count. 

 

ONLINE MAKE-UPS Have you checked this out? If you sometimes find it hard to attend a make-up meeting locally or while out of town, check out the option and opportunity of making up a Rotary meeting 24/7 via the internet. You will find this information at http://www.rotaryeclubone.org for more information.  Check your attendance status anytime on our website.