May 07, 2020 12:00 PM
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May 14, 2020 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
Board meeting
May 04, 2020 12:00 PM
Trustee Meeting
May 05, 2020
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
770 North 93rd St
May 14, 2020
Prospect Hill Cemetery Clean-Up
May 16, 2020
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
May 18, 2020 12:00 PM
770 North 93rd St
Jun 11, 2020
Board meeting
Jun 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Jun 22, 2020 12:00 PM
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Coming up 5/7/20 
Ferial Pearson
Secret Kindness Agents:
How Small Acts of Kindness Really Can Change the World 
Chair of the Day: Monique Devillier 
Invocator: Carmela Kramer Karni 
How to Join Us 
Please plan to join us this Thursday at noon for our regular meeting.  The meeting will open at 11:45 for greetings.  Tom will ring the bell at 12:05.    
There are 3 ways to join.  If you want help setting up technology on your computer or phone, please reach out. We have a group of volunteers that can assist you over the phone. Please note we are now using a waiting room for security.   Make sure your device has your name on it.   
1.) You can join via our Zoom meeting by clicking on this link or pasting it into your browser.
This will allow us to see your face on camera (if you want- this is always an option to turn it off-everyone will be off once the speaker starts).  Download Zoom to your phone or computer now so you are ready.      
2.) You can also join us on Facebook where we will stream the meeting live:   
You will need a Facebook account to watch on Facebook and we won't see you on camera.  Again, if you need help setting up a Facebook account, please reach out.
3.) Lastly, you can participate via your phone (landline or cell phone) by calling in at any of these phone #s:    
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US
        +1 301 715 8592 US
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 169 934 377  (you do not need a participant ID)  

Annual Fundraiser- Close the Gap! 
In lieu of our Annual Fundraiser for the Suburban Rotary Charitable Foundation, Suburban Rotary is looking to help our neighbors by "Closing the Gap" and raising fundsfor the Food Bank of the Heartland.  Demand at food banks and pantries around the metro area has skyrocketed in the last two weeks due to hardships caused by the COVID-19 virus.     
We have received $2500 in a District Grant to help our efforts and $7500 in a Club Grant from our Suburban Rotary Charitable Foundation.  This brings us to a little over $57,000 in donations and pledges.  If you are able, please consider a gift in any amount by clicking on the donate button on our website or by sending in a check to Suburban Rotary, 4089 South 84th St. PMB 317, Omaha, NE 68127.  (Call Jennifer to set up a monthly pledge.) 
Thank you to all those who have pledged or donated so far!


Social Distance Service Project with a Perk! 
We will be conducting the Prospect Hill Cemetery Adopt A Plot Spring Clean Up for Saturday,  5/16/20, 8 a.m.-Noon. 
Social distancing is totally perfect for this project.  Our plot of land we are responsible for will need all kinds of active outdoor folks who have the desire and willingness to rake, sweep the curb, weed whack tall grass along the long west border fence line, pick up piles of yard waste (trucks are totally needed) to be moved to one prime drop off space, pick up sticks and litter and have fun. 
Saturday, May 16th, anytime between 8 a.m.-Noon, grab your rake and broom or come pick up sticks at Prospect Hill Cemetery, 3202 Parker Street for the Adopt-A-Plot project.  Social distancing is ideal for this outdoor yard waste management volunteer gathering at one of the oldest cemeteries in Nebraska.  All Rotary volunteers attending will receive a free pass to attend a future History Walks Nebraska tour valued at $25.  Call Ward Peters at 402-551-6121 for any questions or to sign up to have fun outdoors tidying up a section of the grounds of the cemetery.
Join a Committee for 20/21! 
Due to not meeting in person and the challenges with committee sign-ups which are normally done at meetings, we are going to leave you on your current committee unless you'd like to serve elsewhere.  To change committees or to sign up to serve, please contact Jennifer.   Please note we have a new Inclusion and Diversity committee for the upcoming Rotary year.   CLICK HERE to read the committee descriptions.  Committees will begin meeting in May and June to plan activities for the upcoming Rotary year.  
Service Above Self 
If you would like to volunteer at the Food Bank for the Heartland, please go to their website by clicking HERE and registering to volunteer. Families can volunteer together. You must provide your own mask and the opportunities allow for social distancing. 
If you would like to volunteer for the Salvation Army to distribute meals please contact Erin at the info below:
Meal delivery locations and times below:
April 24-May 25
Mondays – Castelar Elementary – 11:30am-2pm
Mondays – Jefferson Elementary – 2:30-5pm
Mondays – Prairie Wind Elementary – 5:30-8pm
Fridays – Thomas Jefferson High School, CB – 12:30-3pm
Fridays – Wilson Middle, CB – 3:30-6pm
**Due to CDC recommendations and guidelines we are restricted to no more than 10 volunteers at these sites and each volunteer must be between the age of 16-65. Be aware that volunteer sign up is fluid and we must maintain the CDC recommendations specific to the amount of people in the group. This could mean your desired location may be full.
In addition to the meal distribution sites, we also have an opportunity called Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen where meals are passed out to children throughout the summer. It is looking like we will need more volunteers by July and August. If this is something you or your members have interest in, please let me know and I will get them the specific information needed to enroll in this.
Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen – May 27 through August 7/runs every week day/volunteer shift is from 9am-2:30pm
Erin R. Sanders
Assistant Divisional Director of Volunteer Services
The Salvation Army-Western Division
10755 Burt St. Omaha, NE 68114
Now is the Perfect Time to Invite Guests to Rotary! 
Just because we are not meeting in person, doesn't mean we can't host guests at Suburban Rotary meetings. In fact, now is the perfect time to invite someone to "visit" us at a virtual meeting.  Be sure to send Jennifer the name of your guest in advance so she knows to let them in via the "waiting room" on Zoom.  A visitor can learn about the fantastic service Rotary provides to the community especially during these tough times and the fellowship and friendship that being a Rotarian offers.   Just direct folks to the website to get all of the information to join us.  If they don't want to join via Zoom, encourage your guest to watch our livestream on Facebook and leave a comment for us.  
About Us 
Please keep Peggy Carrell in your thoughts and prayers. Peggy is in the hospital today with some heart issues.   
(If you have information for the About Us section, please let Jennifer know.) 
Monthly Meeting Sponsor 

Thank you to YOU? for sponsoring our May meetings?

We have openings for May and June meeting sponsors. 

Cost is $125 and we will feature your business on our website, newsletter, and during our weekly meetings. 

(Please contact Jennifer to be a monthly sponsor)

Make Up at Other Clubs 
I will be listing times/links for online meetings for clubs around the area. Join and get a make-up! 
Monday:  Millard at Noon on Facebook live:
Tuesday:  Omaha Morning at 7:30 am on Facebook live:
                  Lincoln 14,  at Noon  on Facebook live:
Wednesday: Omaha Downtown at Noon on Facebook live:
Friday: Omaha West at Noon on Facebook live:
Member Birthdays
Mike Gerst
May 6
Tom Vann
May 8
Jeremy Nichols
May 18
Nick Jasa
May 22
Wei Rowe
May 27
Jeff Moran
May 31