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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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Katie Bassett  
Vice President of Parks
Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority

 
Omaha Metropolitan Area · Vice President, Parks · Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority
As the Vice President of Parks, Katie Bassett oversees progress and operations of The RiverFront in downtown Omaha. Bassett worked directly with design and construction teams to manage day-to-day operations, strategize future park developments, and balance the project construction budget during the capital construction of The RiverFront. Bassett is also a community liaison for The RiverFront, leading public outreach opportunities and ensuring communication with local stakeholders. Bassett has overseen the maintenance, operations, and activation of The RiverFront since Gene Leahy Mall’s reopening in July of 2022.
 
Bassett rejoined the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) team in 2019, where she’d previously worked on the construction of Charles Schwab Field Omaha. After it opened, Bassett assumed the role of Charles Schwab Field’s Stadium Manager; she also continued to lead major projects throughout the MECA campus.
 
Bassett is a graduate of Dakota State University in South Dakota, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing & Management.
Presiding Officer: Katie Henry
Secretary: Andrew Wesely
Sgt At Arms: John Binderup
Greeters: Dick Caulk & Roxy Orr
Tech/AV/Zoom Host: Dan Lupardus
Check-in/Cashier: Christopher Barone
Invocator: Bruce Lemen
Chair of the Day: John Binderup
Omahan of the Year: Willie Barney
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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