Ride to End Polio 2021

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"I think I want to do that" are very powerful words.  Gary Bren said those things to his wife and began a journey 2 years ago that will culminate in riding a bicycle over 100 miles in Tucson Arizona and raising money for polio eradication.  The Ride to End Polio is one of the official non-profits in the El Tour de Tucson, and has raised more than $60 million to aid in Rotary's fight to end polio.  This year's ride will be Saturday, November 20th.  
 
Gary will be live-streaming his ride on Facebook, and you can donate using his link to the Raise for Rotary web page.
 
Gary was our speaker at our November 2 meeting.  At our meeting, a majority of club members voted to support Gary and his ride with a $1000 donation from our club service fund.
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Volunteer at Siena Francis House

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UPDATED!  We cancelled our meeting on October 19th to serve meals at the Siena Francis House from 4:15 PM to 6:15 PM. We had 4 club members and two spouses join us in serving meals.  That night we had beautiful weather and that must have brought everyone out:  we served over 250 meals during that time.  (Normally they serve about 150 to 180.)  It was a very rewarding time - pictures are up on Facebook now.  
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Another Map Board Completed - Aksarben

At our meeting, we decided that trying to do a couple of "Off-Tuesday" service projects would be a good idea - so here's our first one from September 14, 2021
 
Thank you to Mark Hobson and Darcy Michalek (and her nephew) for re-finishing the Map Board at Aksarben.  It took the 4 of us about 2.5 hours to get it all done.  It was not nearly as in as bad of shape as Zorinsky was, but this is a high visibility board.  We even had two people that said "Thank You" to us while we were working.
 
Here are the before and after pictures:
 
BeforeAfter
 
We still have a lot more of these that can be done - not only by us but by all the clubs.  What's next?
Another Map Board Completed - Aksarben Gretchen Bren 2021-09-14 05:00:00Z 0

Weekly Meeting - October 5 2021

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Our speaker tonight is going to talk to us about the Cross Training Center.  At the center, they accept anything with a cord, battery, or motor.  And through the recycling process, they provide vocational job skills and training to youth and adults who are underserved and under employed.  They have 21 job skills that are taught through the process.   Find out more about how they are changing lives at our meeting on October 5th.
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Weekly Meeting - Sept 21 2021

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Our speaker Tuesday September 21 is a young woman who attended our social event on August 31 - Molly Hobson Vaida.  Molly owns the Landlock Gallery which is a artist market and Makers Shoppe and a lot more.  The topic for the meeting tonight will be how public art spaces contribute to city growth and talent retention, access to local art for all and ways that members can support local artist in their community.  For more about the Landlock Gallery, visit www.landlockgallery.com
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5th Tuesday Aug 31

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Our 5th Tuesday Social event was  a Wine and Beer tasting at the Corkscrew in the Blackstone District on Tuesday, August 31st at 5:30 PM.
 
 
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Weekly Meeting - August 17

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Bill Harvey will be speaking to our club about he has learned to research genealogy and what a difference online DNA registries have made in the process. He has an especially poignant story about our club's Godfather.  
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Zorinsky - Before and After Gretchen Bren 2021-07-05 05:00:00Z 0

Weekly Meeting Aug 3 2021

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Our program on August 3rd will our Rotary Theme Year and District Goals presented by our AG Mailani Veney. If you haven't been introduced to Mailani's Aloha style, you are in a for treat!   
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Weekly Meeting-July 6 2021

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Ofek Nuriel is a member of the Interact Club Amitim Nahariya (Israel) and will be our speaker at our July 6th meeting.  Our club sponsored Ofek's participation in RYLA this year, and he has some great things to say about that.  He is also the founder of "Hear My Story" which is an Rotary Interactive quarantine project where young people can speak up for themselves (find them on Facebook:hearmystoryproject).
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5thTuesday-June 29 2021

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Have Fun in the Summertime! 

Join us for a two-part 5th Tuesday Social.  This is the official end of the Rotary year, and it happens to be our Club President's 60th'th Birthday!
 
Join us at 6 PM for a blow out bash at Mark & Kelly's Sanford's.  Sign up here. 
 
We are combining our social with a Service Project: at 5 PM meet us at the map board at Lake Zorinsky to refinish the board and make it look better.  Sign up for the service project here - this page also has additional information on what tools are needed - besides elbow grease.  
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RYLA 2021

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Our club will be sponsoring Ofek Nuriel from Israel to attend District 5650 RYLA 2021.  Ofek will be the presenter on June 5th at 10 AM as well as attending the sessions.  (See more for calendar).  All Rotarians are invited to join in the fun for RYLA since it will be done via Zoom on Saturday mornings from May 1 to June 12.  You do not have to attend all the sessions, but you do have to register by April 23 to receive the link.  
 
Follow the group on Instagram at #RYLA5650.
RYLA 2021 Gretchen Bren 2021-03-28 05:00:00Z 0

Weekly Program - March 2 2021

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Movement is Medicine - that is our topic from our speaker Dalton Sealey, who is a local chiropractor.  He believes that you should be able to get out of pain while still allowing you to do the activities that you love.  If you've had questions about chriopractics or just want to get a few extra tips that will help out your golf game, join us this week.  PS Dalton is also related to one of our members - can you guess who?
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Weekly Program - March 16

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Our speaker for March 16th will be Sarah Walz, who is a Member Engagement Consultant at LinkedIn.  Appropriately, her LinkedIn tag line says "Passionate about setting members up for success."  Find out more about what you can do with LinkedIn at our meeting on March 16th.  (PS - Sarah is related to one of our members - can you figure out who?)
Weekly Program - March 16 Gretchen Bren 2021-02-21 06:00:00Z 0

Welcome Back!

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We will be doing hybrid meetings - that is both meeting in person at Vincenzo's for those who are comfortable, and online - for those that aren't comfortable yet with face-to-face meetings. 
 
If you are attending in-person, please remember to bring your facemask to wear when you are moving through the restaurant.
 
Please do not attend in-person if you have been exposed to COVID or generally aren't feeling well.  We want to keep everyone safe, healthy, and happy.
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Rotary Virtual Food Drive

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EXTENDED THROUGH THE END OF FEBRUARY
Our Rotary District (5650) is joining with the District 5630 in Western Nebraska for a Virtual Food Drive supporting Food Bank for the Heartland.  Food insecurity is such a problem right now - not only because of the weather, but because of the pandemic.  This project will benefit families throughout Nebraska and western Iowa.  Double your impact! Our District is matching donations up to $12,000Click here to donate or read more below.
Rotary Virtual Food Drive Gretchen Bren 2021-01-03 06:00:00Z 0

Weekly Program-Feb 2

Our speaker from our meeting on February 2nd was Stephanie Olson, CEO of the Set Me Free Project.  We heard about this great amazing project based here in the Omaha since 2015; their mission is to bring preventative education to youth and families to stop trafficking before it starts. Find out more on their website at https://www.setmefreeproject.net/.  Continue reading to read a follow up from Stephanie.
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Supporting RYLA 2021

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With RYLA being cancelled last year, we will support a student to attend this year's Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp.  This year's event will be May 7-9 at Camp Fontanelle in Nickerson Nebraska. Find out more at https://rotarydistrict5650.org/sitepage/ryla
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Meeting Online Through at least Jan 5

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We will be meeting online only through at least the January 5th, 2021 meeting.  Sign into Club Runner to get the link or if you interested in visiting our club, please send me an email to get the link.
 
We have had club members who have recently contracted COVID 19 and with the current state of the epidemic feel that meeting online is the responsible thing to do.  
 
No meeting on Dec 29.  Take care - and stay safe.  😷
Meeting Online Through at least Jan 5 Gretchen Bren 2020-11-22 06:00:00Z 0

Project Wee Care 2020

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We're going to help with Project Wee Care again this year.  However, due to COVID restrictions, we will be limited to cash donations.  We'll still adopt a family with at least four children and we'll have their information shortly.  If you want to give, use PayPal.me or venmo to ErinOberhauser - with the friends and family option - to send your donation.  The money raised will be used to purchase gift cards for the families in need.  
 
UPDATE: we have raised $450 which will sponsor 'gifts' for six children.  If you have any other donations, please make them this week.
 
Project Wee Care 2020 Erin Oberhauser 2020-11-15 06:00:00Z 0

Weekly Program - Dec 15

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We will combine our annual meeting with some fun and games for an on-line Holiday party.  Don't miss it - you may get elected as something!
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Weekly Program - Dec 1 US Senior Open Championship

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The 41st US Senior Open Championship will be coming to Omaha Country Club in July 2021.  Colleen Fink will be coming to our club on Dec 1 to talk about tickets, hospitality packages and volunteer opportunities associated with the event.  This was last held in Omaha in 2013 and was a great success, and Omaha Country Club is excited to bring it back for next year.  
Weekly Program - Dec 1 US Senior Open Championship Gretchen Bren 2020-10-12 05:00:00Z 0

Weekly Program - Jan 5 - Climate Change

Tracy Stanko from the Citizens' Climate Education group will talk about Climate Change on how it is impacting Nebraska and what you can do to help.  [CCE is a non-partisan organization, so the focus is on respectful conversation and citizen cooperation. (Just like Rotary!)]
 
Read more for Tracy's information on how to get more information and get involved.
Weekly Program - Jan 5 - Climate Change Gretchen Bren 2020-10-10 05:00:00Z 0

Weekly Program - Oct 20 - NE Humane Society

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Kathy Roum was a guest at our Top Golf event, but if you didn't know, she is also the Vice President of Development for the Nebraska Humane Society. NHS has undergone a lot of changes the last two years - from a new building to working with animals during COVID.  Bring your pet pictures and join us!
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Weekly Program - Nov 3 - Even more Restaurant Tour of Omaha

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Mark Sanford knows his food!  At the Oct 6th meeting, he showed up with a list of over 60 of his favorite restaurants.  We got through less than 5 of them, so we have asked him back for an encore presentation.  If you want to find a new place to eat, be sure to join us for this meeting.  
Weekly Program - Nov 3 - Even more Restaurant Tour of Omaha Gretchen Bren 2020-10-04 05:00:00Z 0

Weekly Program - Oct 6 - Restaurant Tour of Omaha

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We will have a tour of the restaurants of Omaha by our own Mark Sanford at the October 6th meeting.  We have heard him describe some of the great places to eat, and it made us so hungry, we're going to make an entire meeting out of it.  Be sure to join us either live or on Zoom.
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Inclusion Training

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Rotary is also about Leadership Development and we have the option to be a part of a unique program for Inclusion training.  The courses are free and are on live online on Thursday nights from October 22nd and go through November 12.  You can join for any or all of them.  Find out more by reading the full story
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TopGolf a Hit!

(see the video by clicking on the image)
 
Did we miss you at Top Golf?  We had 15 members and guests attend and had a great time.
 
TopGolf a Hit! Gretchen Bren 2020-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

TopGolf a Hit!

 
Did we miss you at Top Golf?  We had 15 members and guests attend and had a great time.
 
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B-Cycle Offer

From Fiona Kennedy - our speaker at the September 15th meeting:  
Everyone in the Rotary Club can get a free FUN! Pass (our 24 hour membership) if they use the promocode ROTARY when signing up for a FUN! Pass on our website or the BCycle App. You can find station locations on the website and app as well. 
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Weekly Program: September 1st - DG Roxy Orr

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District Governor Roxy Orr will be visiting our club for her official visit on September 1.   Our Area Governor Rob Simmons will be joining us as well.  The Goals for this year include introducing Rotary Strategic Priorities, creating greater diversity in our clubs, and help clubs connect with each other.  
 
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Building a Stronger Club - Health Check

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Building a Stronger Club is this year's focus on our 3rd Tuesdays.  We start the process by looking at your satisfaction in Rotary.  Are you getting value out of your membership?  What can we do better as a club?  
 
Please take this Survey and let us know your responses.
 
Building a Stronger Club - Health Check Gretchen Bren 2020-08-18 05:00:00Z 0

Creating a Stronger Club - Week 1

Part of creating a stronger club is to know what is going on and how to contact people.  Our best resource is our Club's website.  Our goals for week one:  1) Can you log into the website and 2) do you have the Club Runner app on your phone?  Read more if you need details.
 
Creating a Stronger Club - Week 1 Gretchen Bren 2020-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Trail Marker Project 2020 Gretchen Bren 2020-07-27 05:00:00Z 0

Best Small Club International Project 2020

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For the second year in a row, our club has been selected to received the Best Small Club International Service Project for our work on the Koutiala Women's and Children' Hospital in Mali.  
 
Our video was also featured at the District Conference in the morning session on Public Image, which drew kudos from around the District for both the project and the video. 
 
 
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Our Club Projects 2019-2020 Gretchen Bren 2020-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
District 5650 Virtual Conference 2020 Gretchen Bren 2020-07-20 05:00:00Z 0

Goals for 2020

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At our club assembly on June 16, we had a club assembly where we reviewed the past year and looked ahead for goal setting.  We did not get our additional net new members this year, but we hit it out of the park with our smaller, “Draw for a Cause” service projects.
I announced my goals for the club: the big ones are to Assess & Develop our club, Make new members feel welcome and have direction, and have some hands-on service projects.  Continue reading for more details - plus a hint of things to come.
Goals for 2020 Gretchen Bren 2020-06-20 05:00:00Z 0
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In-Person Meetings Resume

We can finally have IN PERSON meetings again.  Vincenzo's Party Room is set up for social distancing, so it will look a little different, but it will still be our normal meeting from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.  See you there.
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Rotary's Role in Battling Coronavirus

From a letter from RI President Mark Maloney:
 
The COVID-19 coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives in real time, and this puts Rotarians in an unfamiliar place. As People of Action, we are most comfortable when we are fully engaged in the world – moving freely, meeting openly, and offering helping hands. These are very difficult times for people who, like us, are at our best when we are learning, growing, and serving—together.
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We are dealing with this situation in real time. Please visit the rotary.org COVID-19 response page for ongoing updates.
 

UPDATE: 3/18/2020: the convention in Hawaii has been cancelled.

 
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Change is GOOD

Posted by Erin Oberhauser on Nov 27, 2018
We are now known as the Omaha Rotary Night Club! Our meeting time has also changed, we now meet the first, third, and fifth Tuesdays of the month at 5:30 pm.  Starting April 2, 2019, we will be meeting at Vincenzo's, 15701 Pacific St.  We're still awesome, so please come visit us anytime!
Change is GOOD Erin Oberhauser 2018-11-27 06:00:00Z 0

Fine Wine Event Raises Suicide Awareness and $50,000

Posted on Jan 16, 2018
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Members of the Omaha community recently gathered together to attend the 9th Annual Fine Wine and Hors D’ oeuvres Fundraiser, put on by the Southwest Omaha Rotary Club. The event, which was held on October 12, 2017, helped benefit the Boys Town National Hotline® by not only raising money for the program, but also spreading awareness about how the hotline can help save lives.
 
During past events, speakers would share their stories and the positive outcome that came from reaching out to the hotline. However, this year Mark Adler, Superintendent at Ralston Public schools, and his wife Joni shared how their world shattered after they lost their teen son Reid, to suicide. The couple spoke of their heart-breaking experience in hopes to show the audience how crucial sources, like the Hotline, are to teens. “I think our focus this year was much more about how the Hotline works in the community with suicide prevention,” said Ginny Gohr, Director, Boys Town National Hotline.
 
The Boys Town National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with approximately 70 crisis counselors helping those who reach out to them. “In 2016, we answered over 144,000 calls and almost 35,000 emails, chats and texts,” said Ginny.  All 525 who were in attendance at the event and sponsors, played a crucial role in helping the National Hotline continue to make an impact throughout the community.
 
Guests had the opportunity to participate in several activities that ranged from wine tastings, to bidding on items in a silent or live auction such as: an Omaha restaurant tour, tickets to Katy Perry, and two tickets behind home plate to all of the College World Series 2018 sessions. Through these fun-filled activities and evening, Boys Town was able to raise $50,000 with everyone’s generous contributions.
 
The money that was raised at the event will help the Boys Town National Hotline reach across a wider audience to offer their services. “[The money will] help us promote our text service on social media and help us go out to schools in our community and present about suicide prevention,” Ginny said.
 
Thank you to all the kind-hearted people who have helped the Boys Town National Hotline continue to save lives and spread suicide awareness, every action matters.
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No Meeting on October 10, 2017

We are sorry for any inconvenience, but we will not be holding our regular club meeting on October 10, 2017.  If you would like to see us, please come to our wine event on October 12, 2017.  We promise, all of our smiling faces will be there!
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No Meeting 10/10/2017

We are sorry for any inconvenience, but we will not be holding our regular club meeting on October 10, 2017.  If you would like to see us, please come to our wine event on October 12, 2017.  We promise, all of our smiling faces will be there!
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Spotlight on Other Rotary Clubs

Posted on Aug 28, 2017
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Once you join the Southwest Omaha Rotary Night Club, you are invited and encouraged to attend other club meetings and activities, not only in our district, but in the entire world!  You can find club meeting locations in any part of the world by clicking here.
 
Click here to see the activities of clubs in Rotary District 5650 (southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa).

Omaha Metro Club Meeting Information:
Bellevue Papillion - Mondays at noon - DJ's Dugout - 10308 S. 23rd St., Bellevue, NE
Council Bluffs Centennial - 1st Wed 7AM HyVee - 1745 Madison Ave.; 3rd Wed - floating event (no meeting other weeks )
Council Bluffs Noon - Thursdays at noon - The Center - 714 S. Main St., Council Bluffs, IA
Omaha Downtown - Wednesdays at noon - The Field Club of Omaha - 3615 Woolworth Ave., Omaha, NE
Omaha Millard - Mondays at noon - The German American Society - 3717 S. 120th St., Omaha, NE
Omaha Morning - Tuesdays at 7:00 am - Happy Hollow Country Club - 1701 S. 105th St., Omaha, NE
Omaha North - Mondays at noon - Eppley Airfield Conference Center - 4501 Abbott Dr., Omaha, NE
Omaha Northwest - Tuesdays at noon - Jerico's - 11732 W. Dodge Rd., Omaha, NE
Omaha Suburban - Thursdays at noon - Anthony's - 7220 F St., Omaha, NE
Omaha West - Fridays at noon - Champions Run - 13800 Eagle Run Dr., Omaha, NE
 
 
 
 
 
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10th Annual Fine Wine & Hors d'Oeuvres Tasting

Posted by Erin Oberhauser on Jun 26, 2017
10th Annual Fine Wine and Hors d' Oeuvres Tasting with Live & Silent Auctions
October 4, 2018
A View on State
13467 State St.
Omaha, NE 68142
6:0
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We hope you will consider these opportunities for business recognition and advertising in support of Boys Town, one of the most respected charitable organizations in the nation.Super Hero Sponsorship - $2,500
Includes 20 event tickets with two reserved tables; lunch at and a tour of the Hotline offices
Hero Sponsorship - $1,000
Includes 10 event tickets with one reserved table; lunch at and a tour of the Hotline offices
Guardian Sponsorship - $500
Includes four event tickets; lunch at and a tour of the Hotline offices
Friend Sponsorship - $250
Includes two event tickets
Individual Tickets - $50

        

 
                             
Over the past nine years, the Southwest Omaha Rotary Night Club has hosted Fine Wine and Hors d’ Oeuvres tastings benefiting the Boys Town National Hotline® which SAVES CHILDREN AND HEALS FAMILIES across the country.  With your past help, they have raised over $300,000.00!
 
In 2017, the Hotline received 181,631 contacts, answering over 151,000 Calls and responding to nearly 30,000 Web-Based Contacts (emails, chats, texts, etc.). Hotline counselors assisted almost 27,000 individuals who said they were having suicidal thoughts and PREVENTED 430 potential suicides.
 
And, KIDS and TEENS share their challenges on the Hotline's website, yourlifeyourvoice.org.
 
24/7, year round, the Hotline is there to help!
 
This year our goal is to give the Hotline at least $60,000 to aid in the promotion of the “Your Life, Your Voice” campaign. Posters, banners, wallet cards and magnets will be distributed locally and nationally to as many schools as possible. In addition, money raised will allow the new texting service for teens to be available more hours each day.
 
We cannot do this without your help!  We would like to thank you in advance for your continued support of the Boys Town National Hotline. 

Click the button above to register and pay online or click here for a printable form to pay by check.

For questions or further information, please contact:
 
Erin Oberhauser                
Event Chair                        
402-677-1883                   
    
Bob Giddings
Development Officer, Boys Town National Hotline
402-515-1198
Bob.Giddings@boystown.org
 
Sponsored by:
 
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Final Chance for Advance Tickets!

Posted by Erin Oberhauser on Jun 26, 2017
9th Annual Fine Wine and Hors d' Oeuvres Tasting with Live & Silent Auctions
October 12, 2017
A View on State
13467 State St.
Omaha, NE 68142
6:0
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Online registration will close at 10:00 am, Thursday, October 12, 2017. 
We will have tickets available for purchase at the door.

 
 
WOWT's always entertaining, Brian Mastre, will be our Master of Ceremonies for the evening; and,
former NY Giants Offensive Lineman, Chris Bober, will be our auctioneer (don't worry, he won't physically force you to bid!). 
Don't miss out on:
  • Keynote presentation by Dr. Mark and Joni Adler (bring tissues!)
  • 158 incredible Silent Auction items
  • 14 amazing live auction packages
  • At least 25 Raffle Prizes
  • Door Prize - Special Boys Town Centennial Anniversary Gift Package
  • Head/Tails game to win a "Super Secret" prize that both men and women will appreciate!
Come prepared to laugh out loud and have a ball while donating to a great cause!                   

For questions or further information, please contact:
 
Erin Oberhauser                
Event Chair                        
402-677-1883                   
    
Bob Giddings
Development Officer, Boys Town National Hotline
402-515-1198
Bob.Giddings@boystown.org
 
Sponsored by:
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First Quarter Toiletry Drive

Posted by Erin Oberhauser on Mar 01, 2017
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Our first-quarter community service is to support the Open Door Mission.  Please bring any of these items to the regular club meetings through March 31st, or contact Kristi Lyons to arrange drop-off/pick-up.
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Facial Tissues and Toilet Paper
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Feminine Products
  • Pain Relievers (Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen)
  • Non-Alcoholic Cough Medicines
  • Hand Sanitizer or Lotion
  • Disposable Razors and Shaving Cream
  • Deodorant
  • Underwear and Socks
  • Combs and Brushes
Hotel products are great!
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7th Annual Fine Wine and Hors d' Oeuvres Tasting

Posted by Erin Oberhauser on Mar 02, 2015

The Southwest Omaha Rotary Night Club hosted its 7th Annual Fine Wine and Hors d' Oeuvers Tasting and Live & Silent Auctions benefiting the Boys Town National Hotline on October 8, 2015.  We are proud to say we raised $51,500!

This event donation will allow the Hotline to:
• Purchase Hotline posters for area high schools
• Purchase additional Hotline wallet cards and pencils for local middle school students
• Provide contributions to fund the costs of on-line chat and text services for teens

Thank you for your sponsorship! Your generosity is greatly appreciated by everyone at the Boys Town National Hotline and the Southwest Omaha Rotary Night Club.


 

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Boys Town National Hotline Receives $50,000!

Posted by Erin Oberhauser on Dec 03, 2014

 


The Southwest Omaha Rotary Night Club Wine Tasting Fundraisers have raised more than $150,000 over the past five years, including $50,000 from our 2014 event that was held October 9, 2014 at Indian Creek Golf Club.  We had great auction items, fabulous food, wine and entertainment this year,  all continuing to benefit the amazing work done at the Boys Town National Hotline, especially as they celebrate their 25th anniversary.  

In 2013, the Boys Town National Hotline answered over 115,000 calls and responded to 36,000 web-based contacts (e-mails, chats, texts, etc.).  Of these 151,000 contacts, over 18,000 dealt with suicidal thoughts and 632 involved individuals who were in the actual act of suicide.
 
This annual fundraising event for the Boys Town National Hotline has allowed the Hotline to:
  • Purchase water bottles printed with the Hotline phone number (1-800-448-3000) for several thousand local high school students.
  • Purchase Hotline posters for area high schools.
  • Purchase additional Hotline wallet cards and pencils for local middle school students.
  • Provide contributions to fund the costs of on-line chat services for teens.
We would like to thank each and every one of you who helped us make this year's event the most successful yet! See you all next year!
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Zambia Project - HELP WANTED!

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The Zambia project is dedicated to sustainable assistance that will have a lasting effect on the rural poor of Zambia.  

The Zambia Committee is offering the experience of a lifetime. Those of us who have been working in Zambia the past few years are unable to travel to Zambia this year. Thus, we are assembling a team who will visit the projects including the water and agricultural projects as well as work with individuals who weigh and measure children for the nutritional project. Health professionals, agriculturists, business persons and folks with organizational skills are needed, but anyone with interest helping helping a group of wonderful folks who live in poverty are welcome.
 
As an added benefit, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the top natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls and take a safari to Chobe National Park in Botswana. Zambia and Botswana are very safe and the weather is pleasant. We are suggesting that the trip occur this summer and would take around 10 days including travel. Other side trip options such as Cape Town, South Africa are available.
 
If you have any interest at all, please contact me by phone or by e-mail. I will also be available at the District Conference for you to see photos of our projects and to discuss this great opportunity.  
 
Charles Erickson MD FAAP
cerickson3@neb.rr.com
7208 Sugar Creek Circle
Lincoln, Ne
68516
Phone 402-420-3088
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District Assembly

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The District Assembly (Club Leadership Training) and Grants Managment Seminar will be April 5, 2014.  All club members are encouraged to attend.  Click here for registration information.
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Fine Wine and Hors d'oeuvres Tasting and Live/Silent Auction

Posted by Erin Oberhauser on Jul 28, 2013
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FINE WINE and HORS d'OEUVRES TASTING with
LIVE and SILENT AUCTIONS

Hosted by the SOUTHWEST OMAHA ROTARY NIGHT CLUB
and benefiting the BOYS TOWN NATIONAL HOTLINE

$50.00 per person. 
To purchase tickets, please click the "Donate" button above.

Opportunities for business recognition and advertising with one of the most respectful charitable organizations in the nation. 
Contact Darcy Michalek (
darcy.michalek@gmail.com) or Angela Brant (angela.brant@cbshome.com) for Sponsorship/Donor information.

The Club at Indian Creek
3825 North 202nd Street - Omaha, NE 68164
10.10.2013 * 6:30 PM
 

The Southwest Omaha Rotary Night Club Wine Tasting Fundraisers have raised more than $69, 000 over the past four years:
• More than $7,000 in 2009
• More than $12,000 in 2010
• More than $20,000 in 2011
• More than $30,000 in 2012

Attendance has grown from 120 guests in 2009 to 425 guests in 2012. Last year’s auction featured almost 100 silent auction items and 13 exciting live auction packages. We look forward to even more great auction items, fabulous food, wine and entertainment this year that will all continue to benefit the amazing work done at the Boys Town National Hotline ®.

Thank you for your sponsorship! Your generosity is greatly appreciated by everyone at the Boys Town National Hotline and the Southwest Omaha Rotary Night Club.

In 2012, the Boys Town National Hotline answered over 117,000 calls and responded to 30,000 web-based contacts

(emails, chats, texts, etc.). Of these 147,000 contacts, almost 15,000 dealt with suicidal thoughts and 450 involved individuals who were in the actual act of suicide.

This annual fundraising event for the Boys Town National Hotline has allowed the Hotline to:
• Purchase water bottles printed with the Hotline phone number (1-800-448-3000) for several thousand local high school students
• Purchase Hotline posters for area high schools
• Purchase additional Hotline wallet cards and pencils for local middle school students
• Provide contributions to fund the costs of on-line chat services for teens

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Innagural Golf Outing

Posted by Erin Oberhauser on Apr 04, 2013
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 GOLF IS STILL ON!  THERE MAY BE A DELAYED START DUE TO WEATHER.  CALL BRIAN at 402-672-6945 or ERIN at 402-677-1883 FOR UPDATES.

Click here to register online.
Click here to download the registration brochure.
Click here to pay by credit card*.
*Please note the name of the golfers and/or hole sponsor in the "Special Instructions" area.

A Special Invitation
Playing golf with friends is a great way to spend the afternoon!  Come play with the Southwest Omaha Rotary Night Club and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boys Town National Hotline.

The Game Plan
Form your own foursome for the scramble format with low score on each hole recorded.  If you don’t have a foursome, we will be happy to pair you with some new friends.

About Oak Hills
Oak Hills Country Club offers 18 holes.  In 2005-2006 the front nine of the golf course underwent a major renovation.  The Club’s golf course has a reputation of being one of the most well maintained in the region.

Monday, June 24, 2013
11:00 AM
Oak Hills Golf and Country Club
12325 Golfing Green Drive
Omaha, NE  68137

$500.00
Includes four golfers, one hole sponsorship, five mulligans, lunch, range balls, carts and prizes.

$400.00
Includes foursome, lunch, range balls, carts and prizes.

$100.00
Includes individual golfer, lunch, range balls, cart and prizes.

$100.00

Hole Sponsorship

Contact
Brian Brunken, 402-672-6945
brianbrunken@gophysicaltherapy.net

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We Support The Purple Wagon

Posted by Erin Oberhauser on Mar 05, 2013
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ImageOur friend, Bailey, is headed to India with the Purple Wagon and we are so proud of her!  We have donated to her cause as a club.  You can, too!
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Rotary International Convention, Lisbon Portugal

Posted by Erin Oberhauser on Dec 11, 2012
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Preview Lisbon's old-world charm and new-world flair with RI President
Sakuji Tanaka.  Portugal's capital offers Rotarians breathtaking views,
rich history and culture, and some of the country's finest shopping and
dining.

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Excellent Response to Wine Tasting

Posted by Erin Oberhauser on Oct 22, 2012
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$30,000!!!

Thank you to those of you who attended, sponsored and/or supported our fundraiser for the Boys Town National Hotline!  We were able to give them $30,000!

This will help our friends at the Boys Town National Hotline get the word out about themselves and continue to save lives in our community and our country!

THANK YOU!

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I Want to Become a Member, How Much Are Dues?

Posted by Erin Oberhauser on Oct 16, 2011
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Are you looking to join a service organization but prefer a young, enthusiastic and FUN atmosphere? Well, then, the Omaha Rotary Night Club is the one for you! Click here for our Membership packet!
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Do You Like Us?

Posted by Erin Oberhauser on Mar 01, 2011
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Everyone knows that anyone who is anyone is on Facebook....well, so are we!Image
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Who Do We Help?

Posted by Erin Oberhauser on Feb 05, 2011
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We have  donated thousands of dollars and countless hours of service to help those both locally and internationally.  Click to see our accopmlishments!  You will be impressed. 
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