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Welcome to Suburban Rotary of Omaha! 

Celebrating 50 years of Fun and Service 

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
7220 F St
Omaha, NE  68127
United States
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Omahan of the Year
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine
Chair of the Day: Peggy Carrell 
11:15 Greeter: Marc N'da 
11:45 Greeter : Jim Kapalis 
Invocator: Mark Roberts 
New Member Table Hosts: Terry Ferguson and Marc N'da
Last week David Richards, Mike Fosdick, and Jeff Bakewell served as Greeters. Marc N'da gave the invocation.  We had several announcements and presentations. Howard Esptein introduced Chancellor Gold who talked about the direction of UNO and UNMC . The RISK bag was at $76 and Mark Taylor won half the pot. 
to Eric Dawson who was recognized by Suburban Rotary Foundation Chair Kathryn Schubert last week as a Patron of Suburban Rotary for his donations of $5,000 to our local Foundation in support of scholarships and other projects. Thank you for your generosity! 
Congratulations to Holly Hollenbeck who was recognized as Suburban Rotarian of the Year by the 4-Way Test Committee. Holly has been very active in the club serving as a Board Member and Community Service Committee Chair this year and creating the Homeless Foot Clinic Service Project.
The June After Hours will be on Thursday, June 21st.   Hosted by Bob Perrin where he working on restoring an historic automobile service and sales building into new uses. Bring a friend and join us! 5-7. 
The original 1920 historic
Nebraska Oldsmobile building 
War Department Laboratory 
 Ranny Perez is the 18/19 Fellowship Chair so if you'd like to host in the upcoming Rotary year, please let him know.
Congratulations to Joe Sequenzia who was recognized by Nick Eastland last week for six years of perfect attendance! 
As part of the District Conference initiative, we will be collecting items for Magdalene House at our meetings the next few weeks.   Please bring your donations to a Thursday meeting.  
On Friday, July 27th, Rotarians will be putting together 400 bags for Magdalene Omaha/Thistle Lights. These new beginning bags will provide three days of much needed personal supplies. Magdalene Omaha/Thistle Lights is a survivor-led program of healing, recovery, and economic empowerment for women who experienced sex trafficking/prostitution, abuse, and addiction.  (www.magadeleneomaha.org
Toiletries  (All items should be new and can be  travel-sized)
  • Shampoo 
  • Conditioner
  • Shower Gel/Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Tissue Packs
  • Band-Aids
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Pain Reliever (40 count minimum)
  • Lotion
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Neosporin (or the generic equivalent)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Emery Boards
Writing Supplies
  • Notebooks (new)--with perforated edges that can be neatly torn out to be used to write a letter in addition to journaling or taking notes
  • Envelopes
Other Items  (All items should be new, with tags on or still in packaging)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bath Towels
  • Wash Clothes
  • Large “Sleeper Shirts”
Suburban Rotary's Meeting is Cancelled on July 26th to encourage your attendance at the District Conference. 
Greetings fellow Rotarians,
I hope you are planning on attending the Rotary District 5650 Conference July 27 and 28 at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln.  We have planned a fun and informative conference!  District 5650 has accomplished a lot this year.  We should be proud.  Come celebrate with us!  I predict you will be inspired.
Below is a link to register at the discounted rates of $125 full conference or $75 daily rate through July 1st.  After July 1st the cost goes up to $150 which is still very reasonable. I am pretty sure you will enjoy the conference! 😊
1)     Current Rotary International Trustee and past Director Mary Beth Growney Selene will be a keynote speaker talking about her experience in Rotary and about women’s empowerment. 
2)     Marybeth along with former Rotary International Rotary International Director and current Operations Chair Frank Goldberg will jointly discuss changes in Rotary
3)     Nebraska State Patrol Investigator Tony Kavan will speak on human trafficking progress and challenges and the importance of partnerships
4)     Showcasing our amazing tree planting efforts across the district.
5)     Highlighting our youth programs.  RYLA had the best year ever,  Rotaract is growing!  NAYEN was a big success.  
6)     Excellent speakers on tree ecology and women’s empowerment.
7)     A house of Friendship highlighting District projects especially tree planting but also district and global initiatives
8)     Two service projects that significantly aid human trafficking interventions in Ne/IA
9)     Networking experts panel and discussion of networking as a core function of Rotary
10)  Networking time where Rotarians can collaborate and celebrate
11)  We will have excellent music provided on Friday Evening. 
A few important notes!  Please register for the conference as soon as possible.  It helps in planning and reduces my need for HBP medication.  😊
·        If you have a Rotary Club Project that you would like to showcase during the district conference by having a display in the House of Friendship (which will be in the Cornhusker Atrium) please let me know by July 10th. 
·        Registration and breaks will be held in the House of Friendship as well as a reception on Friday and Saturday night.
·        You will need to register for the conference to set up a booth regarding your Rotary Club project.  
·        2017-2018 Club Presidents and Spouses will be introduced as part of the Friday dinner and program.
·        2018-19 Club Presidents and Spouses will be introduced as part of the Saturday dinner and program. 
·        Please email pictures of tree planting activities and Rotary Action/ Club Service Projects and/or short videos to Tom Cardwell by July 10th for sharing during the district conference. 
·        Please make sure to provide some details regarding how many trees were planted and where the trees were planted and the same with your service projects and special activities during the year.  
·        As a service project Rotary People of Action Project for Magdalene House we are collecting items for 400 hygiene kits.  PLEASE encourage your clubs to contribute to this vital need for victims of trafficking and abuse. 
Very best wishes!  
Tom, Jenny, Joyce and Bill 
Prospect Hill Cemetery, the oldest pioneer cemetery in Omaha, 3202 Parker Street, has an agreement with Suburban Rotary to Adopt-A-Plot of grounds to keep tidy all during the growing season.  Please consider coming for one of the following future Saturday's, from 10 a.m.-noon, and help weed whack, rake yard waste, sweep the curbs, pick up sticks and pick up litter. Attendance credit guaranteed for your two hour effort.  The following Saturdays include:  June 30th, July 28th, August 25 and September 22nd.  Please contact Ward Peters and have some fun on the beautiful grounds.
Pictured is one of our youngest helpers- James Kerber.  If he can do it, so can you!
Thank you to all those who have signed up as sponsors to help support the events and history book for our 50th Anniversary year!


Thank you to Jim Sousley/Seim Johnson for his sponsorship of student and speaker lunches for the months of May and June. 








ATTENDANCE at Suburban Rotary needs to be at 50% of the meetings. Make-ups also count. 


ONLINE MAKE-UPS Have you checked this out? If you sometimes find it hard to attend a make-up meeting locally or while out of town, check out the option and opportunity of making up a Rotary meeting 24/7 via the internet. You will find this information at http://www.rotaryeclubone.org for more information.  Check your attendance status anytime on our website.