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Speakers
Mayor Jean Stothert
Dec 12, 2022
City of Omaha
NO MEETING
Dec 26, 2022
HOLIDAY BREAK
NO MEETING
Jan 02, 2023
HOLIDAY BREAK
George Morgan
Jan 09, 2023
Wall Street West
NO MEETING
Jan 16, 2023
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
TBD
Jan 23, 2023
John Schwartz
Jan 30, 2023
Millard Public Schools District Superintendent
No Meeting
Feb 20, 2023
Presidents' Day
NO MEETING
May 29, 2023
Memorial Day
Club Executives & Directors
Club President
Club President-elect
Immediate Past Club President
Executive Director
Club Secretary
Club Treasurer
Club Foundation Chair - TRF
Club Membership Chair
Club Polio Chair
Club Program Chair
Club Public Image
Club Service Projects
Board Member 2023
Board Member 2023
Board Member 2023
Board Member 2023
Board Member 2024
Board Member 2024
Board Member 2024
Board Member 2024
Sgt. at Arms
Board Member 2025
Board Member 2025
Board Member 2025
Board Member 2025
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Club Information
Welcome to Millard Rotary!
Omaha Millard

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
German American Society
3717 South 120th Street
Omaha, NE 68144
United States of America
Meeting Updates

We are meeting in person. 
We are not offering a Zoom option at this time.

 
 
Stories
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Millard Rotary is excited to welcome Georg Link as our newest member! Welcome to the club!
Georg is the founder and CEO of Anevir LLC.  He is also our second member from Germany.
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Thank you to our club members and their families that rang bells for the Salvation Army this past weekend! Great work!
  • Aaron Ostler
  • Jolene Becher
  • Bob Cannella
  • Jason Linde
  • Dave Endress 
  • Dave Bruce
  • Mark Zumdohme
  • Ann Glinski
  • Ralph Palmer
 
 

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Monday, December 19th we will be having our Annual Millard Rotary White Elephant Gift Exchange.  If you are not familiar of what a white elephant gift exchange is, here is a brief run down.

Participants will draw a number from a hat when you arrive to determine the gift choice order, starting with one, up to the total number of participants.  Each person takes a turn choosing a gift.  The first person picks a gift, opens it and shows it to the rest of the group.  Then the person that drew number two can either pick an unopened gift or “steal” a previously opened gift.  If the gift was “stolen,” the person who had their gift taken from them gets to choose another gift and then the turn passes to the next number.  The gift exchange continues until all gifts have been opened.  The person that drew number 1 also gets to go last.

 

Here are a couple of simple house rules:  Please bring a wrapped gift with a value of no more than $20 to participate.  A gift cannot be “stolen” more than two times.

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Ralph Palmer, December 2nd

Jason Farwell, December 22nd

Lowell Thrasher, December 23rd

 
Please sign up with Bob Cannella to volunteer at Food Bank for the Heartland 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 5pm to 7pm
and Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 5pm to 7pm.
Email Bob at rcannella@fitzlaw.com if you are able to help.
Details and instructions are below. 


Food Bank for the Heartland Volunteer Center
10525 J Street Omaha, NE 68127
 
Description:
A few things you should know:
  • On the day of your volunteer shift, please park at the south side of our building. The volunteer entrance is at the southwest corner under the Food Bank for the Heartland awning and I, or another Food Bank employee, will be there to greet you!
  • We encourage our volunteers to dress comfortably. Our Volunteer Center is climate controlled, so we recommend dressing in layers.
  • Please make sure to wear a shirt with sleeves (no tank tops or cut offs). Many company volunteer groups wear company t-shirts to show their workplace pride!
  • All volunteers must wear close toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops). We recommend wearing comfortable tennis shoes, as most of your session will involve standing.
  • All volunteer tasks are assigned based on product availability and designed to “Feed the Greatest Need” of the Food Bank that day.
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. We do welcome younger children ages 10-15, but they must be supervised by an adult.
  • If you would like to bring a child between the ages of 10 and 15 in to volunteer, there must be one adult to every five children present.
 
Congratulations to the following members who achieved perfect attendance for 2021-2022:
 
Carolyn Kesick – 3 years
Puja Kandel  - 3 years
Scott Buchholz – 4 years
Patrick Sittenauer – 5 years
Tom Wilkinson – 6 years
Julia Petersen – 7 years
Andy Wilson – 7 years
Lowell Thrasher – 8 years
Chuck Sederstrom  - 20 years
Brian Zahm – 20 years
Bob Cannella – 24 years
Ralph Palmer – 30 years
Bonnie Skartvedt – 33 years
Virgil Johnson – 37 years
Congratulations to our Club President, Scott Buchholz, on receiving his first Paul Harris Fellowship. District Governor, Barbara Bartle, was able to present him with this certificate while speaking to our club August 22nd.
 
We held or annual changing of the guard on Monday July 11.
This was a great opportunity to thank our past officers and welcome in our new ones.
Thank you for your service this past year:
            Andrew Wilson - President
            Kim Cafferty – Rotary International Chair
            Adrian Enzastiga – Membership
            Tom Wilkinson – Service Projects
            Beau Fruechtenicht - golf outing.
            Julia Pettersen – Programs
Dave Bruce - Treasurer
Ann Glinski - Secretary
Scott Buchholz – Sgt at Arms
Bob Cannella - Secretary
 
Pleaes welcome in:
            Scott Buchholz - President
Patrick Sittenauer - Secretary
Jolene Becher - Sgt. At Arms
Puja Kandel - President Elect
 
 
 
Attached is a picture of our member, Mark Zumdhome, exchanging the banners at the Club he visited in Germany with Club President Ruediger Buder. The Club name is Rotary Frisoythe, Artland, Cloppenburg. District 1850. Mark was invited as guest speaker and spoke about Omaha, Millard Rotary, his business and family in Nebraska. Through this club Mark head the first time about Rotary and this is the club that gave him the opportunity to participate in a Ryla Seminar and go on a GSE to the US back in 2005.
 
Millard Rotary banners are available to anyone who would like to take them on their travels and visit another club. Just ask Leigh for a banner.
 
Strive for Perfect Attendance!  If you can't make our regular Monday meeting, here is a list of other Metro Area Weekly Meetings and Programs to make-up your time.
 

A few reminders about the Rotary Program Schedule.
 

Rotary Program Schedule
 
The schedule for Rotary programs is listed in the "Speakers" tab at the top of our home page. 
 
When you schedule programs, it is suggested that you give the speaker the following information:
  • The Millard Rotary Club meets at the German American Society, 3717 South 120th Street, on Monday's at noon,  on the main level in the North Hall.
  • The speaker should plan to arrive a few minutes before noon to set up.  Lunch will be served at noon and his/her program will commence at about 12:30pm.
  • The program should last about 20 minutes plus an additional 5-10 minutes for questions.  The program must be concluded no later than 1:00pm so members can get back to their businesses. 
  • If the speaker needs audio-visual equipment, the German American Society has an LCD projector and screen. The speaker will need to provide their own laptop.

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Millard Rotary Perfect Attendance for 2020-2021
Jolene Becher – 1 year
David Bruce – 17 years
Scott Buchholz – 3 years
Bob Cannella – 23 years
Adrian Enzastiga – 8 years
Beau Fruechtenicht – 1 year
Ann Glinski – 3 years
Ben Hoy – 3 years
Carolyn Kesick - 2 years
Jerry O’Doherty – 13 years
Ralph Palmer – 29 years
Julia Petersen – 6 years
Chuck Sederstrom - 19 years
Leigh Sittenauer – 13 years
Patrick Sittenauer – 4 years
Bonnie Skartvedt – 32 years
Amanda Sudbeck – 3 years
Tom Wilkinson – 5 years
Andy Wilson – 6 years
Brian Zahm – 19 years