The Suburban Scuttlebutt 
Coming up 4/28/22
Shahen Shah
"A Personal Story of Afghan Refugee
Resettlement in Omaha"
Chair of the Day: Mary Bernier
11:15 Greeter: Glenda Friesen
11:45 Greeter: Bill Wax
Invocator: Volunteer needed
Lunch Helper: Volunteer needed 
Welcome Austin Evans! 
Last week Roxy Orr introduced us to new member Austin Evans. Austin is the Director of Recruiting and Marketing at Quest Forward Academy, a private high school which takes a different path to learning
Austin was born and raised in Omaha. He is a graduate of Central High School and earned a Degree in English from University of Nebraska at Lincoln. In his free time he enjoys hiking and reading.  Welcome Austin!
 Last Chance to Sign Up! Top Golf Diaper Drive
The Life House is Omaha’s only diaper bank.  This year we are asking for monetary donations only, as the Life House is able to to purchase more diapers in bulk with the funds provided than we are at retail cost.  The Rotary Foundation has provided a club grant of $1000 towards the cause.  If you are unable to participate, please consider donating!
There are sponsorship opportunities available! Guests are welcome! 
Golf & Dinner (includes $25 donation to Life House) - $75 
Dinner only (includes $50 donation to Life House) - $75 
"Feed the Need” (Buffet Sponsorship) - $500 
“Sponsor a Baby” (Bay Sponsorship) - $250
Additional donation - $25, $50, $100, Other
Register or donate HERE.    
Scholarship Circle
Thanks to everyone who donated to our annual Suburban Rotary Charitable Foundation fundraiser.  We recognized a few more people as part of the President's Circle last week.   If you did not get your certificate for a $300 donation or pledge, please see Jennifer to pick it up.
Recycling Event
Thanks to our volunteers from Saturday! We had a very successful event!
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:
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 Kathryn Schubert/Merrill Lynch 

sponsoring our meetings during the Month of April! 



(Monthly sponsors are needed- please contact Jennifer.)

Apr 28, 2022 12:00 PM
Relocating Afghan Refugees
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
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Upcoming Events
Top Golf Diaper Drive Event
Apr 27, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
May 02, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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
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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Member Birthdays
Mark Taylor
April 2
Carmela Kramer Karni
April 3
Judy Sealer
April 4
George Miller
April 5
Marlene Sullivan
April 5
Greg Hanson
April 7
Ian Vickers
April 13
Zach Ziler
April 13
Ryan Sewell
April 14
Randy Wieseler
April 20
Eric Dawson
April 21
Barb Rebrovich
April 23
Frank Lastovica
April 23
Steve Scheuber
April 23
Sara Huse
April 27
Jeannette Gabriel
April 29
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