1 1 of 6 3/7/2011 2:02 PM Rotary Club of Omaha Suburban Suburban Scuttlebutt Service Above Self Monday, March 07, 2011 Club Web Site Editor: Jennifer Jirak-Brungardt If you have any comments or questions, the editor. Coming Up 3/10 Future Speakers Mar Moshe Gershovich, UNO Professor of History "Turmoil in the Middle East: Background, Unfolding, Challenges, and Prospects" Mar Tom Gouttierre and Todd Johnson "Engaging Business Partners to Develop the Workforce of Tomorrow " Mar Dr. Randall Adkins, Chair, UNO Political Science D Mar Mick Hale, Director of Education, Durham Museum Apr No lunch meeting-join us for Fundraiser After Hour Apr Staff Day Apr Laura Binetti- Fitness Trainer "How to be strong at any age " May District Conference- Suburban Cancelled May District Conference Luncheon May Annual Scholarship Luncheon May Teresa Paulson "ConAgra Foods" Jun Omahan of the Year Upcoming Events Chair of the Day: Howard Epstein Greeters: Catherine Casey and Tom Kerfoot Invocator: Rose Mary Hefley This week's Fundraiser drawing is for a $50 gift certificate to the Prestige. Get your tickets in to be eligible. We are only 2 weeks away from the end of our membership contest. Don't miss your chance to win the "Pot O' Gold". Remember our new membership procedure requires you to submit the first part of the application before you ask the prospective member to join. Who do you think would make a good Rotarian? Who can you bring as a guest this week?! Meeting re-cap 3/3 John Wyzgoski gave the invocation. Edna Brooks-Pittman and Cindy Kinsler served as Greeters. We sang "God Bless America". We had several announcements. Cortney Sells gave away the "sweet prize"-$50 to Jerry Ryan clothing to Don Goldstein. Jared Bakewell gave the "sour" prize to Pat Mahoney. Terri Greenwood introduced Mark Steele who talked about the Planet Water Foundation and the water projects they are involved in around the world. The risk bag was at $1470 and Fritz Stehlik won a free lunch.
2 2 of 6 3/7/2011 2:02 PM Scholarship Committee Meeting Mar DECA Judging Mar Mar Board Meeting Mar Yearlings Mar Scholarship Committee Meeting Apr Scholarship Committee Meeting May Annual Scholarship Luncheon May This ebulletin has been generated by ClubRunner club communication software. Visit clubrunner.ca for details Doxess. All Rights Reserved. ClubRunner Sponsors (Photo: Mark Steele) 100%ers Congratulations to the following members who received their 100% attendance awards last week: Cindy Kinsler- 1 year, Jared Bakewell- 1 year, Kathryn Schubert- 2 years, Gary Stoneburg- 27 years, Dick Caulk- 32 years (Photo from L to R: Dick, Jared, Cindy, Gary, and Kathryn) Brag for Bucks Last week we had several "Brag for Bucks" David Gerard "bragged" about his contract to play at Jackson Street Tavern, 1125 Jackson St. in the Old Market from each Thursday night. He hopes to see some Rotarians there to make requests from his playlist. Please visit our Sponsors. To place your ad click here. Club Site Sponsors Kevin "bragged" about his Poker Tournament fundraiser for Schramm Park playground equipment that was held last Friday. We hope it was a success, Kevin! David Kutler "bragged" about particpating in last weekend's Home Show and gave away some tickets. Peggy and Roger Carrell "bragged' about the arrival of the 10th grandchild on 2/18, Callie Jean. They also "bragged" about their daughter-in-law, Monica, who received a Spirit of Omaha award. Penny Koenig "bragged" about Scott Cernik and his search and rescue team (we saw a video last week) about how they helped bring closure to her family when they located a family member and also that this group is under consideration for a reality television show. (If you have a "Brag for Bucks", please let Secretary Pat Mahoney know. $5 for personal brags, $10 for business brags) Richard L. Kozal, D.D.S West Center Road Omaha, NE Suburban Rotary 2011 Fundraiser
3 3 of 6 3/7/2011 2:02 PM 3 ways you can help 1.) Buy or sell raffle tickets (we are asking every Rotarian to buy/sell $200 in tickets) - Click here for a listing of this year's raffle prizes Kathryn Schubert, CFM Merrill Lynch Global Private Client (402) Office (402) Fax (800) Toll Free 2.) Attend our After Hours and Silent Auction on Thursday, April 7 th Appetizers will be provided. 2 drink tickets provided for Rotarians selling $200 or more in raffle tickets. Cash bar available. Invite friends, family, and co-workers. Michael A. Starkey, D.D.S Dodge St. Omaha, NE ) Donate or solicit donations for additional items for the silent auction ($200 in value and up) or the weekly giveaways (under $200 in value) Kevin Welsh Vice President Financial Advisor Morgan Stanley Smith Barney What s in it for you? 1.) Selling or buying tickets gets you in the weekly drawing (Rotarians only) for a sweet prize and out of the drawing for the sour prize 2.) Tickets bought or sold count toward your Suburban Foundation recognition including the Charlene Tierney citation. 3.) The wonderful feeling you will get watching special kids receive scholarships on May 12 th and knowing you had a hand in making their educational dreams come true. (Check out Cortney and Jared with the "Sour Prize" $10 in ticket sales/purchases gets you off the list for this drawing) Prestige Is Back!
4 4 of 6 3/7/2011 2:02 PM Voted 1st Place Best of Omaha 2011, Cocktail Lounge, by Omaha Magazine readers. Vann Realty Co. Tom Vann Please visit our Club Website Sponsors. To place your ad click here. Remember the fun times you and your friends spent at the Prestige, Omaha's premier nightclub. Re-live them again. Escape the worries of the day and relax with friends or meet others after work. This is no ordinary bar! We are West Omaha's finest live entertainment venue, with such bands as Lemon Fresh Day, HiFi Hangover, Quartus, ShurThing, Blue House and dozens more playing Friday and Saturday evenings every week of the year. Look at our calendar for times and dates for entertainment offerings. Our Happy Hour is the best in Omaha, with super drink and appetizer specials from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. We often have live lounge entertainment through the week so check the calendar often. And...we are not just any club - we serve the finest steaks, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, appetizers and desserts in Omaha. Please take a moment to look at our menu. March Lunch Sponsor Thank you to Tom Vann/Vann Realty for his sponsorship of our speaker and exchange student lunches for the month of March. (If you are interested in sponsoring a month, please contact Jennifer. Cost is $125.) Vann Realty Co Regency Parkway Dr. #204 Omaha, NE Tel: New Year Membership Drive Try your Luck of the Irish by bringing in new members and you could win the "Pot O' Gold" on St. Patrick's Day! Each Suburban Rotarian whosubmits a qualified, prospective member scores 1 point and earns a $5 gift card. Each Suburban Rotarian whose guest becomes a MEMBER in good standing scores Lucky 7 point and earns a Free Lunch. Score the most points by the end of the campaign and WIN the "POT O' GOLD" DECA Judging
5 Our club's service activity for March is volunteering to judge competitive business role plays at Nebraska DECA's 54 th Annual State Career Development Conference. Nebraska DECA is an association of high school marketing students and this event showcases Nebraska's future leaders of business and industry competing for a chance to go on to the international conference in Florida. This is a rare vocational service opportunity and a great way to interact with some of the youth of Nebraska. Judging takes place in Lincoln at the Cornhusker Marriot on March 17 th and 18 th. You can find out about the opportunity online at /view/76/123/ or from Jared Bakewell at (402) or Jared will also be at the service table with more information the next two weeks. Happy March Birthdays! Happy Birthday to those of you born in March! Join us this week, March 3rd, at the birthday table for some cake. Penny Koenig 5 Nate Christ 9 Bill Corcoran 10 Jeff Brehmer 13 Todd Lemke 13 Carter Jones 14 John Lund 15 Bob Mundy 15 Bob Swartzbaugh 18 Julie Livingston 22 Lisa Neu 22 Lyle Sapp 25 Roger Carrell 26 Ed Malashock 27 AJ Anderson-Long 29 Dan Dietrich 29 Omahan and Suburban Rotarian of the Year Nominations Each year we honor a member of our club and a businessperson in the area who best exemplifies the "4 Way Test". Please fill out and submit your suggestions for who you think deserves recognition for Send ballots as an attachment by to: using the subject line: 4 Way Test Ballots must be received by April 6, 2011 for consideration. April 14th Staff Day Click here for the nomination form Mark April 14th on your calendar to bring someone from your office, your spouse, or a friend to Rotary for a special lunch and entertainment for our annual Staff Day event. We will meet at Anthony's and our program will be Rick Ness, violinist. 5 of 6 3/7/2011 2:02 PM
6 6 of 6 3/7/2011 2:02 PM Need a Make-up? ATTENDANCE at Suburban Rotary needs to be at 50% of the meetings. Make-ups also count. 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 for more information. Check your attendance status anytime on our website. MONDAYS Bellevue, Monday Noon, DJ's Dugout, 23rd & Cornhusker-West of Kennedy Frwy,Bellevue Millard Monday Noon, Bel Air Banquet Room North, Monday Noon at Eppley TUESDAYS Omaha Morning Tues., 7 a.m., Happy Hollow CC Omaha Northwest, Tues. Noon, Champions Run Omaha Southwest, Tues., 5:15 p.m., Del Mare (formerly The Prestige-810 S 169th Street) WEDNESDAYS Council Bluffs Centennial Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. HyVee in the Mall of the Bluffs Downtown -Wednesday Noon, Field Club Western Douglas County 7 a.m., Elkhorn Common Ground Community Center, 1701 Veterans Drive (l block north of Elkhorn H. S.) Council Bluffs Thursday Noon, Council Bluffs Senior Center FRIDAYS Omaha West Friday Noon, Champions Club,