Upcoming Event: 27th Annual Salute to Business
Tickets are selling fast to one of the most exciting Rotary luncheons of the year! Buy your tickets here.
What: 27th Annual Salute to Business, the event is a longstanding cooperative venture of Lincoln Rotary Clubs and brings together Rotarians, civic leaders, and
government officials to honor an outstanding local business. This year, Lincoln Rotarians voted to honor Firespring.
Where: Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S 13th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
When: April 30th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tickets: $35 for individual tickets, $600 corporate sponsor. Tickets available now, click/tap here or buy at our weekly meeting.
***Get 3 attendance credits that won't expire***
Sign up here to volunteer on April 30. We still need 7 volunteers.
This Week at Rotary April 23, 2019
Presiding Officer: Randy Bretz
Secretary: Christina Usher
Finemaster: Morrie Enders
Sgt. At Arms: Maury Halstead
Cashiers: Eric Drumheller
Greeters: Betsy Tonniges & Keith Zaborowski
Speakers: Brian Ardinger, Christina Oldfather & Brad Roth
What would prompt people to leave the high tech startup scene in California and start a business in Lincoln? If you were in college in Lincoln and had a great business idea, wouldn’t it make sense to build it where you are instead of moving to a bigger city? What if you’re a professor doing research and discover something worth developing . . . what should you do? Lincoln has a thriving and diverse startup community. From regular events, accelerators, coworking spaces and plenty of mentors willing to help . . .  Lincoln is a perfect place to start something. Our program on April 23 will feature presentations by three people closely connected to Lincoln’s vibrant startup scene. Brian Ardinger works with Nelnet, produces a weekly startup podcast and coordinates an annual conference. Christina Oldfather is in charge of fostering startups for the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development. Brad Roth helps the University of Nebraska turn ideas to action. Join us for this informative program about Lincoln’s startup scene. 
Last Week at Rotary
Last week at Rotary, President Randy Bretz presided the meeting, while Christina Usher conducted club business and no one dared to object on the final membership approval of new Rotarians: Dennis Hoffman, Matt Glawatz, and Michelle Venter. Morrie Enders was Finemaster. Doc Chaves took the podium to encourage everyone to attend the annual Salute to Business. We had a few other announcements. Frosty Critchfield & Mike Renken served as Cashiers. Greeters were Jill Grasso & Lisa Lee. To sign up as Cashier, click/tap here. To serve as Greeter, click/tap here
President Bretz thanked the hosts and organizers of the recently concluded Epic Experience: Woodsshire History Mystery Tour
Do you want an epic experience? Check it out at
Secretary Usher in her best element delivered her golf joke but went serious in conducting club business that no one dared to raise any objections
The Rotary Foundation YTD Donations
Thank you to the following Rotarians who already contributed to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) of Rotary International. If you have not already given, please consider making your annual donation by sending a check payable to The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693, USA or give your check to Yolanda. You may also conveniently contribute online at If this is your first time to give, Rotary #14 will match your first $100 to the Foundation giving you $200 toward your Paul Harris Fellowship, a cumulative giving of $1,000. Your donation comes back to us in three years in the form of Global and District grants. An example of Global Grant is our Colonoscopy screening in the Dominican Republic and the Anti-Human Trafficking project for District Grant. Questions, please contact TRF Chair Scott Larson.
Rotary District 5650 Conference, SHAPE THE FUTURE

It's is only $100 through March 31; $140 after that.
Before we know it, this snow will be gone and it will be time for District Conference.  The theme this year is “Shape the Future”.
Save the date: July 26 and 27th – Lied Lodge and Conference Center, Nebraska City. 
We have many things planned – one of which will be a cruise on the Belle of Brownville boat!
Other family opportunities will be offered and available at discounted prices.  Registration is open and can be done by clicking here.
Additional information previously published:
Attention: This is NOT your Grandpa’s conference!
This will be a fresh and exciting weekend with inspirational, informative speakers and family events.
Bring your family! Plan to come early or stay late. Nebraska City Rotarians are working hard to put together deals and discounts for the family in their community.
Other conference features:
- - Service project for all conference attendees including your guests - Service Above Self
- - Rotary International Representative attending on behalf of the Rotary International President
- - Registration is open (click here) - $100 through March 31; $140 after that
- - Blocks of hotel rooms for the conference have been booked and the links to those are below (see separate article).
Many more details are being worked out and will be released as they are finalized.
Traveling Rotarians
Recently, Bryan Seck visited the New Orleans Rotary Club when they had a special meeting at a partner school. The students in the photos are members of Rotaract and the club helps to fund their robotics club that competes successfully statewide. The students provided a spoken word presentation in addition to a scene from Hamilton.
Happy Birthday April Celebrants!
April 2019
Abbi Swatsworth 06  Pat Birch 11
Bill Waddell 14  Sharon Wherry 14
Patsy Koch Johns 20  Steve Glenn 21
Don Linscott 22  Don McClure 22
Deen Popoola 22  Yolanda Hoffman 23
Barb Tyler 23  Tom Allman 25
Barb Bartle 25  Adam Criswell 25
Ken Broman  26  Mailani Veney 27
Randy Nitz 29  Regina Werum 29
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