Aug 06, 2020 12:00 PM
Aug 13, 2020 12:00 PM
My Life in Music
Aug 20, 2020 12:00 PM
Immigrant Rights
Aug 27, 2020 12:00 PM
Sep 17, 2020 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
August Trustee Meeting
Aug 04, 2020
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Children's and Family Center Backpack Distribution
Children and Family Center
Aug 05, 2020 4:30 PM –
Aug 10, 2020 6:30 PM
770 North 93rd St
Aug 13, 2020
August Board Meeting
Aug 17, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual Wine Tasting
Your yard/Zoom
Aug 27, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
770 North 93rd St
Sep 10, 2020
September Yearlings
Sep 14, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
September Board Meeting
Sep 21, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Lindley Clothing

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Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Coming up 8/6/20 
Rotary International President
Holger Knaack
(Please note earlier start time of 12pm)
Chairs of the Day: Frank Goldberg and Roxy Orr
Invocator: Rich Rowland 
President's Corner
Be sure to check out this section each week for a message from President Mary Bernier.
Hello My Rotarian Friends,

“Without negotiation there can be no democracy.” These words, spoken during our last meeting by Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, remain in my head.

We now live in a society where citizens rank their personal ideologies above love and respect. We watch this absence of care play out in our media and in government, but also in our neighborhoods, schools and local religious institutions. When did we all start taking ourselves so seriously?

Fatigued by COVID, I sometimes think, what is the point of all this?  But then I remember Secretary Hagel also said our Rotary Club is an excellent example of positive change in our country.

I think about our Rotarians who anonymously donated so those experiencing financial difficulties could pay their dues during the pandemic. I think about David Gerard quietly going about his tasks and still saying, “yes” to whatever tasks  he is asked to perform. About Karen Rolf who works diligently through our club to make our world community a gentle, kinder place. About John Hoich who responds, “I’m in” whenever I ask for a favor. 
My point is, these people are not unique in our club, they are our club - you are our club. Each one of you shares your time, talents and treasures willingly without expectation of getting back. I’m proud to know and work with you to make our world better. You give me hope.
You are what makes Suburban Rotary simply the best. Better than all the rest.
Have a good week and stay strong!
Mary Bernier
You must pre-registered to attend the 8/13 Meeting at Anthony's
Thursday, August 13th will be our first meeting back at Anthony's.  You must be pre-registered to attend. At this time, only people eating lunch are able to attend.   Cost is $17 and will be plated.  Consider purchasing a lunch ticket to make weekly registration easier.   If you already have a lunch ticket, please just send Jennifer an email or call to register. 
Cemetery Clean-Up 
Thank you all those who helped this weekend!   Al Batschelet, Bob Bosco, Max Burbach, Jack Heidel, Jennifer Jirak-Brungardt, Dave Kerber, Ward Peters,  Karen and Mike Rolf, Steve Schueber, Roger Utman, Zach Ziler, 
Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner 
Congratulations to Tom Kerfoot whose entry into our slogan contest “Simply the Best, Better Than All the Rest,” won! Tom will receive a gift card as his prize.
Congratulations to Jared Bakewell who won last week’s game. He will be receiving a gift card in the mail.
How to Join Us-New Year, New Info 
Please plan to join us this Thursday at noon for our regular meeting.  The meeting will open at 11:45 for greetings.  Mary will ring the bell at 12:00 on 8/6.   
Click here or dial in using info below:
You can also watch the livestream on our Facebook page. 
Suburban Rotary  is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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Backpacks for students at the Children's and Family Center
We had originally planned a community celebration with the Children and Family Center but that project has changed due to the virus and will now be a backpack distribution. Volunteers are needed to pack and distribute backpacks. It will take place with social distancing and masks will be required.  CLICK HERE to see available spots.   3549 Fontanelle Blvd.  
In-Person Meetings- Please read! 
President Mary Bernier announced last week that the Board has decided to move forward with resuming in-person meetings on Thursday, August 13th with safety protocols in place and as long as there are no changes to directives from the health department and state government.   Meetings will continue in a hybrid format offering both online participation and in-person participation.   We know that not everyone can or will be comfortable with attending meetings in-person so the plan is to continue to offer both formats going forward.
In person meetings protocols:
1.) Timing: In-person meeting at Anthony's will begin on Thursday, August 13th.   We will require sign-ups in advance for all attending no later than noon the day before. 
2.)  Meals: All those attending in-person will be required to purchase lunch. Anthony's will not allow us to have people who are not eating in the facility at this time. The cost for the meal is going up as it will now be plated and served.  Meal cost will be $17.  You can arrive anytime after 11:15. Salads will be pre-set on the tables at 11:30 and meals will be served at noon.  Serving meals at the same time will ensure food temperature and quality.   Anthony's employees will be masked and gloved. 
4.) Seating will be somewhat socially distanced.   We will be using a larger space, spreading out tables, and limiting the number of people at each table.  We will ask that you remain at your table for the meeting. 
5.)  Masks: Greeters will meet you at the entrance and offer you hand sanitizer when you enter. We ask everyone to wear masks arriving and departing.  You can remove your mask to eat when you are seated. 
6.) Badges will put out for those registered to attend a meeting. We will ask you then to keep your badge with you for the foreseeable future. (Leaving it in your car is the best way not to lose it!). We are trying to minimize contact and having everyone keep his/her own badge helps with that.
7.) Attendance:  Attendance requirements are not in force, however, we will recognize those who have achieved 100% attendance regardless of whether that is online or in-person.  Since we don't have a good way of tracking this, it will be on the honor system.     There will be no scanning of badges for attendance.
8.) Payments: In order to minimize risks, we are going to move away from handling cash at Rotary meetings.  We will ask that you either pay for your meeting online or purchase a lunch ticket.  You can also bring a check made out for the correct amount to a meeting but you must still register in advance.   This will include fines, duck for a buck, and brag for bucks. There is a link on the home page top right corner to pay these- you are on the honor system- paying fines helps our local Foundation.
In summary, you are important to Suburban Rotary and we will meet you wherever you are with health and safety concerns. We understand that not everyone can or will want to attend in-person meetings.  For that reason, we are investing in technology and soliciting volunteers to bring you the best hybrid meeting experience also. We hope you will share with those you know the value of Rotary in your life and business. We hope to use the hybrid meetings as a recruiting tool, allowing people to participate while traveling or when work or other situations do not allow for in-person attendance. 
We look forward to seeing you in person or online!
About Us 
Congratulations to Don Leu who is expecting a new granddaughter!
Eli McNichols is recovering from a knee replacement and even joined us virtually at Yearlings today. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery.  Her address is 5017 1/2 Cass St, Omaha, NE 68132
Best wishes to the members who did not renew with us this year:
Mark Anson, Josh Berry, Gary Carrico, Nate Christ, Dan Christensen, Mike Lucas, Jonathan Meeter, Mary Mitchell, Brian Mueller, Angela Phillips, Will Prout, Mark Roberts, Ralph Williams, Dave Wilson 
(If you have information for the About Us section, please let Jennifer know.) 
Activities of Other Clubs
21st Annual Millard Rotary
Dave & Arlene Steier
Memorial Golf Tournament
September 22, 2020 at Tiburon Golf Course
Sponsored by Johnstone Supply
  • 10:30AM Registration Begins
    Lunch Specials Available in the Pub
    Purchase String and Mulligans
    Raffle Ticket Sales and Silent Auction Open
    Warm up on the Driving Range and Putting Green
  • 11:30PM Shotgun Start for the Tournament
  • 5:00PM Dinner Served
  • 5:30PM Winners of Each Flight Awarded
    Pin and Raffle Prizes Awarded
    Silent Auction Ends & Winners Announced
Cash, Credit and Check will all be taken on the day of
the event for the silent auction items and raffle tickets.
There is no denim allowed and a collared shirt is required to
participate in this event.
Have questions about this awesome event?
Contact Forrest Newburg at 402-598-1184 or via email at
Advertise your business in the new roster- update your info! 
A new roster will be published in September.  Please let Jennifer if you have an update to your information.  You can also place an ad in this year's roster. 
Connect your business with Suburban Rotary members!
ADVERTISE  in the Rotary Roster and you will be in the  roster and your LOGO will be on the Website and Scuttlebutt.
Just imagine, when a member needs a certain good or service,  how easy it will be for members to find you or any other member business category. These listings will be the place to go! 
These reasonable ads support the administrative costs of your club. Click here for sizes and cost.
Commit today!  Ad Copy Deadline August 15th. More details?  Peggy Carrell 402-926-6428
Monthly Meeting Sponsor 

Thank you to Suzi Brehmer/Smith Davis Insurance for

sponsoring our meetings during the Month of August.



(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
Gary Nachman
August 1
Rich Craig
August 3
George Morgan
August 4
Herbert Hartman
August 8
Lee Myers
August 10
Patti Brannon
August 11
Steven Riekes
August 14
Terry Kucera
August 14
Allen Batschelet
August 18
Marlon Lofgren
August 19
Ward Peters
August 24
Dick Skalla
August 26
Howard Epstein
August 30