This Week at Rotary March 17, 2020 - Meeting is Online
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Presiding Officer: Mailani Veney
Assisting: Randy Bretz
Secretary: Randy Hawthorne
Meeting Host: Gail Illich
Online Greeters & Tech Support: Eric Drumheller, Yolanda Hoffman, Trip Snyder
Program: Connecting Online by video
Together, We Connect Online
Connecting by video - stories and lessons from Rotarians teaching and serving online. 
We will also hear from our own Dr. Bob Rauner about Coronavirus.
Welcome Newest Rotarian Tobin Spangler
Recently, Randy Hawthorne introduced our newest member, Tobin Spangler. Tobin is the business development director for Lacey Construction, Inc based out of Wahoo NEBRASKA. Tobin has been with Lacey Construction for 3 years. Tobin is married to Abby Spangler who is a 6th-grade teacher at Raymond Central High School. They have 3 kids, Paxton(10), Emmett(6), and Nora(6months).

Lacey Construction, Inc. is a commercial General Contractor company that has been around for 19 years. Some projects they have completed recently are a strip mall on North 27th st and Holdridge. LES conference addition on 27th street. And currently working on Arbor Industries a 10,000 sq ft addition. This is a pre-engineered metal building addition used for the production of pallets. Lacey Construction Inc is here to help with your design-build construction needs, a partner in any construction project to help save money upfront.

Thank you, Randy, for sponsoring Tobin to Rotary. Welcome to Rotary, Tobin!

Tobin Spangler with his sponsor Randy Hawthorne and PDG Sharon Wherry

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

PDG Rod Bates is Paul Harris Fellow +4
Last week, TRF Chair Scott Larson recognized PDG Rod Bates as a Paul Harris Fellow +4. Rod is happily retired from the Public Telecommunications industry. He served as Rotary District Governor. Rod has been a Rotarian for 27 years and maintains a perfect Rotary attendance for 8 years. Rod Bates' total TRF contribution is $5,000. Congratulations, Rod and thank you for your generosity. 

PDG Rod Bates received his PHF +4 golden pin with four sapphires from TRF Chair Scott Larson
Layla Omari is Rotary Leadership Awardee from Lincoln North Star
Last week, Layla Omari from Lincoln North Star High School received her Rotary Student Leadership Award from Committee Chair Patsy Koch Johns and President Mailani Veney. Congratulations, Layla!
L to R: President Mailani Veney, Layla Omari & Patsy Koch Johns
Event Cancellations
In compliance with social distancing, the following events are canceled:
  • Rotaract Fundraiser at Pizza Ranch on March 18 has been canceled
  • Allen Beermann's Party of the Century (March 26) has been postponed to late June. More details to follow.
Traveling Rotarian
Jay Wexler is distancing himself from Nebraska and he is currently skiing in Utah. He made it to Salt Lake City Rotary 24 where he bragged the fact that he comes from Rotary 14. 
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
Rotary Online Store is Now Open
We are proud to announce that the Rotary 14 Online Store is now open! Store items include tickets to Rotary events, dues, lunch cards, and pins. Check it out, click 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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