This Week at Rotary March 24, 2020 - Meeting is Online
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Presiding Officer: Mailani Veney
Meeting Host: Randy Bretz
Secretary: Randy Hawthorne
Program Host: Christie Weston
Online Greeters & Tech Support: Eric Drumheller, Yolanda Hoffman, Trip Snyder, Dalton Brannen
Program: All About Rotary #14: Making an Impact with Service Above Self
Making an Impact With Service Above Self Summary: Did you know that Rotary Club #14 has 35 distinct ways for any member to get involved in the work we do within our Club and throughout our community? Our 35 committees present a wide variety of opportunities for members to find the right fit, considering their individual interests, talents, and availability. In any large organization, the real work happens when small groups of people band together to accomplish a goal that is meaningful to the members of the group. Collectively, our 35 committees make a huge impact. Let’s talk about Service Above Self and how you can play a part!
Rotary14 COVID-19 Task Force
This past weekend, President Mailani Veney authorized the formation of Rotary 14 COVID-19 Task Force headed by current Rotary 14 Committee Chair and Grand Island Rotary Past President Todd Crawford. The purpose of the Task Force will be presented in great detail by Task Force Chair Todd Crawford during our virtual meeting tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Task Force is asking for volunteers with the main purpose of being available to make grocery runs or other assistance as needed by fellow Rotarians during COVID-19 pandemic. Please sign up, click/tap here. Questions, please contact Todd Crawford.
Welcome Newest Rotarian Shawntell Kroese
Recently, Andrew Loudon introduced our newest member, Shawntell Nevada Kroese recently accepted a position as a supply chain professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also is actively working as a business and political consultant. 
Shawntell is married to her husband Bruce. They have 4 children, Ellie (college to be a teacher), Reese (senior), Hadley (4th grade),  Landon (2nd grade).
Shawntell has been very active with the community she currently serves on the Go Red for Women (supporting the American Heart Association) Women's Executive Committee and the Susan G Komen Advisory Board. She also is actively involved with the Lane Thomas Foundation to help give honor and light to Lane's life and to support families of children needing life-saving transplants. Read more, click here.

Thank you, Andrew, for sponsoring Shawntell to Rotary. Welcome to Rotary, Shawntell!

Shawntell Nevada Kroese with her sponsor Andrew Loudon and Pres. Mailani Veney

Welcome Newest Rotarian Tom Klein
Last week during our first virtual meeting, Molly Burns introduced our newest member Tom Klein. Tom grew up on a farm near David City, NE.  He attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance.

Tom is a Vice President and Commercial Lender with First National Bank of Omaha and has been with them for 18 years.  Tom has also completed the American Bankers Association Graduate Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University.

Tom is very active in the Lincoln Community and serves on a number of Boards including the Downtown Lincoln Association Board and the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Board.

Thank you, Molly, for sponsoring Tom to Rotary. Welcome to Rotary, Tom!

Last Week at Rotary
Last week at Rotary was our first virtual meeting in 110 years. Thanks to a highly engaged club leadership under President Mailani Veney, Rotary 14 didn't cancel its weekly meeting and is the lone club in the entire District 5650 that did not cancel their weekly meeting amidst physical distancing. The meeting occurred via Zoom web conferencing system and was livestreamed to our Facebook Page. It was a big hit with over 100 Rotarians and guests in attendance and over a thousand views on our Facebook Page, Facebook Group, Facebook Profiles, and Facebook Watch Parties.
Gail Illich hosted the meeting. Randy Bretz was assisting the Presiding Officer while Eric Drumheller, Trip Snyder and Yolanda Hoffman provided Tech support. 

Allen Beermann's Party Postponed 
In compliance with social distancing, Allen Beermann's Party of the Century (March 26) has been postponed to late June. More details to follow.
Daily Chat with Yolanda
DAILY CHAT WITH YOLANDA, 7 days a week 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM 
We are glad to announce that Club Administrator Yolanda Hoffman will be live on camera at the Rotary Virtual Room to have a chat with members. During our in-person weekly meetings, Yolanda was always available to answer questions and meet members weekly. With our current condition, Yolanda would like to continue engaging with members. Please read the following information.
  • Download and install the Zoom application to your computer, click here, or copy paste this link to your browser:
  • You can conventiently download and install the Zoom app on your smartphone
  • Once the Zoom app has been downloaded, click Join Meeting
  • Provide Meeting ID: 402-413-8597 (Meeting ID has been customized for Rotary 14 and used our Rotary office phone number combination so it's easy to remember)
Questions, contact Yolanda at 402-413-8597 or email at
Lunch at the Governor's Mansion
Rotary Club #14 Special Event!
Our club has a unique opportunity this spring for a luncheon and tour at the Governor’s Residence!  Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 29.  Tickets are $20.  Join President Mailani Veney, Secretary Randy Hawthorne, Former Secretary of State Allen Beermann and others for this very special event!  Spots are limited; sign up now to purchase your ticket here
The Rotary Foundation, Doing Good in the World
UPDATE: ONLY $1,800 LEFT FOR MATCHING FUNDS. Generous Klaus Hartmann is matching your donation dollar for dollar up to $200 to the RI Foundation. So if you donate $50, it becomes $100, $100 becomes $200, and $200 becomes $500! Read TRF Chair Scott Larson's message, click here.

Thank you to those who have already made their donation this Rotary year. You have until June 30, 2020, to donate for this Rotary year. To donate now, click here. Our goal is 100% participation and any amount will make a difference.
Austin, Bev
Bartle, Barbara Maline
Bates, Rodney L.
Becker, Jill
Beermann, Allen J.
Berg, Lowell S.
Birch, Pat
Bretz, Randall
Buckley, Mary
Cline, Geoff
Cook-Benjamin, Lorie
Cotton, Gina
Critchfield, Frosty
DeFord, Larry L.
Deibert, Mike
Dobesh, Ryan
Drumheller, Eric J.
Fabry, Sandra
Foor, Ryan
Free, Russell K
Gessert, John C.
Halstead, Maury N.
Hawthorne, Randal
Henkelmann, Priscilla
Hersch, Alan
Hill, Kiersten
Hood, Jane
Hove, Peter Christian
Hulme, Doyle L
Illich, Gail
Illich, Paul
Jansen, Merle E.
Karmazin, Darold
Kenny, Timothy R.
Klockenga, Michael E.
Knox, Arthur Lloyd
Koop, Liz S.
Kucera, Donald D.
Lane Gewecke, Mari
Larsen, Keith N.
Larson, Scott A.
Lee, Lisa
Lempke, Roger P
Levy, Leslie
Lindberg, Michael
Livingston, David C.
Martens, Benjamin
Massengale, Martin A.
Mastera, James A.
Michener, William
Mueller, William J
Newport, Gregory D.
Nitz, Randy
Odom, Sheila
Ogden, Charles
Pauley, David C.
Peetz, Sarah G
Pemberton, Erin C. Duggan
Richardson, Scott G.
Ruth, Larry
Scheef, Matthew P.
Seck, Bryan
Settle, Dean B.
Sneve, Shirley K.
Sommerich, Christopher D.
Spinar, Donald E.
Stephens, Mark 
Sturgeon, Joel
Sughroue, Suzanne
Usher, Christina
Veney, Mailani
Venter, Michelle
Wailes, Kevin G
Weston, Christie
Wherry, Daniel E.
Wherry, Sharon B.
Whittamore-Mantzios, Melanie
Willard, Linda
Williamson, Scott J.
Wittler, Terry R
+Wolter, John E.
Wortman, Michael J.
Wyatt, Donna
Zimmer, John 
Zygielbaum, Christine
You can also bring a check made out to The Rotary Foundation to our weekly meeting and Yolanda will send it with the contribution form to TRF. Any questions, please contact TRF Chair Scott Larson at 402.499.4444.
Happy Birthday Rotarians
March 2020
Rich Lloyd 01   Ken Koop 03
Scott Richardson 03   Bev Austin 04
Chris Whitney 04   Jeff McPeak 07
Jim Bennett 09   Melanie Whittamore Mantzios 12
Merle Jansen 17   Lisa Lee 17
Jill Grasso 18   Jim Mastera 18
Dennis DeRossett 20   Mike Long 20
Chris Zygielbaum 24  Brian Wachman 25
Chris Sommerich 28   Josh Overocker 29
Jesse Dyer 30   Valerie Hunt 31
Sarah Peetz 31
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