The Suburban Scuttlebutt 
Coming up 5/5/22
Andrea Edwards and Maddie Walker 
"Update on Human Trafficking in Douglas County and Nebraska"
Chair of the Day: Roxy Orr 
11:15 Greeter: Michael McCormick
11:45 Greeter: Rich Craig
Invocator: Alan Stanek 
Lunch Helper: Kathryn Schubert 
Meal Cost and Meeting Only fees 
As of this week, meal prices at German American will go to $20.   They are allowing us to trial a "meeting only" fee which will be $10 per person through the end of June.   Zoom fees will also remain $10. If you have been waiting to rejoin us in person, we hope that this will encourage you to do so.   We know inflation is hitting everyone and GAS is raising prices due to rising food/labor costs.   We are fortunate that they do not charge us a room fee, so consider that part of your fee goes to that.  Thank you so much for your understanding. 
Yearlings is Changing and we Need Your Help!
Beginning on July 1, Yearlings meetings will no longer be held monthly.  Instead new Blue Badge requirements were passed by the Board in April.   Monthly orientation meetings will be offered after the 1st meeting of each month.   Quarterly social meetings will be held and service cohorts will be organized to plan a project with a mentor.
We are in need of dedicated Rotarians who are willing to help with these various activities.  If you have a heart for Rotary and want to help new members become engaged, please contact Mitch McCartney or Jennifer to let them know you are willing to serve on this committee for the 22-23 Rotary year.   
Suburban Foundation Recognition 
Over the last two weeks Foundation Trustees Tom Kerfoot and John Hoich recognized several Rotarians for their donations to the the Suburban Rotary Charitable Foundation.  .   Donations to our local Foundation support our scholarship program, our District grant projects like meal packaging and the homeless foot clinic, our exchange students,  and many more things.  Congratulations and thank you! 
L to R:
Suzi Brehmer, Karen Bremer, and Jim Sousley were recognized with Charlene Tierney Citations for $1000 in cumulative giving. 
Ed Fleming was recognized as a Patron of Suburban Rotary for his cumulative giving of $5000.
Diaper Drive 
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Top Golf evening.   We will be making a donation to the Life House for diapers soon! 
Bring Your Shoes this Thursday!
Each year in America, 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown into landfills, taking an average of 30 to 40 years for just one pair to decompose. Tennis shoes take 60 years and release toxic chemicals into our soil as they decompose.
Suburban Rotary, our Adopt-A-School Partner Crestridge Elementary, and Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) have teamed up to collect gently used shoes this week to donate to Souls4Soles. Souls4Souls is a national nonprofit dedicated to extending the life of shoes and helping people in developing countries. Your shoes will be shipped to others who need them.
Make a difference and help the Crestridge kids make their goal of 750 pairs of shoes. Bring your gently used shoes to Rotary this Thursday.
Refugee Item Collection
Restoring Dignity provides gently used household items for newly resettled Refugee Family items at no or low-cost to help them with their resettlement to Omaha.  We will be collecting items at the next 3 Thursday meetings. Please see the links below for information on needed items. 
We also need 5 volunteers to help on Saturday, May 14th at Restoring Dignity from 10-noon. Please contact Karen Rolf to volunteer. 
Where: Restoring Dignity
              10818 J St.  
Two opportunities for Rotarians:
-Specific need for XL twin bed sheets, comforters, towels, empty boxes (chewy, amazon). Other gently used items are needed as well!
-New items are requested for Afghan immigrants. Donations for new items for Afghan families can be made through Amazon.
Helpful links from Restoring Dignity:
This is the "Take, Don't Take" list:
Sign up for delivering donations:
Information about helping Afghan families:
The "Always Needed" list:
A visit to RI headquarters
John Hoich recently made a visit to Rotary Intl. headquarters in Chicago and had a great time.  Here's a photo of John with 2017-2018 Rotary Intl. President Ian Riseley.
Rotary Car Show Registration is Now Open
Please share with friends/family. is now live and people can register their car to show at our event on June 4th.
Cemetery Clean-Up 
Prospect Hill Cemetery Weed Whackers 2021, Future Dates and Time
Want to help spruce up one of the oldest cemeteries in Omaha at 3202 Parker Street?  Below are the dates to come and pitch in for any period of time you can spare between 8 a.m. and Noon.  Bring your own work gloves.  If you have a rake, broom, weed-whacker or a favorite yard tool, please bring it and put it to use.  Any questions, please call Steve Scheuber 402-689-7669.  Volunteers at any of our service projects get a Rotarian at Work t-shirt. Please let Jennifer know your size.   Read more about this historic cemetery by CLICKING HERE. 
Saturdays 8-noon 
Prospect Hill Saturday cleanup schedule for 2022:
May 7 and 21 (also 28 if needed to have everything lookin' great for Memorial Day)
June 11 and 25
July 9 and 23
August 6 and 27
September 17
October 8 and 22
222 Members in 2022!
Two weeks ago Membership Chair Gary Beller announced our Membership Campaign to grow Suburban Rotary to full strength coming out of the pandemic.  What can you do to help? Consider all the enjoyment you have gotten from Rotary and use the QR code below to fill out the application to propose a new member.
Our goal is to reach 222 members in 2022.  We are at 183 now.  
Monthly Meeting Sponsor 

Thank you to Marlene Sullivan/ Lindley Clothing for

sponsoring our meetings during the Month of May!



(Monthly sponsors are needed- please contact Jennifer.)

May 05, 2022 12:00 AM
Douglas County/Nebraska Human Trafficking update
May 12, 2022 12:00 PM
Humanitarian aid to Ukraine
May 19, 2022 12:00 PM
You Go Girl/—Encourage• Empower •Inspiring All Girls All Women Everywhere
May 26, 2022 12:00 PM
Jun 02, 2022 12:00 PM
Algorithmic Bias
Jun 09, 2022 12:00 PM
Jun 16, 2022 12:00 PM
Jun 23, 2022 12:00 PM
Institute for Holocaust Education
Jun 30, 2022 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
Refugee Empowerment Project
May 14, 2022
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Board Meeting at Beacon Hills
May 16, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Trustee Meeting
May 17, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
After Hours at Beau Joyau
Beau Joyau
May 19, 2022
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Committee Chair Orientation
May 23, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Car Show
Jun 04, 2022
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Jun 06, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lake Night
Kevin Welsh/Steve Scheuber house
Jun 16, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Board Meeting at Beacon Hills
Jun 20, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Charles Byars
May 5
Mike Gerst
May 6
Tom Vann
May 8
Steve Schrader
May 13
Jeremy Nichols
May 18
Nick Jasa
May 22
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May 27
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May 31
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