This Week at Rotary March 3, 2020
Presiding Officer: Mailani Veney
Secretary: Randy Hawthorne
Sgt. At Arms: Maury Halstead
Cashiers: Lisa Froehlich & Keith Larsen
Meeting Host: Dennis DeRossett
Greeters: Mike Deibert, Sandy Fabry
Speaker Host: Valerie Hunt
Speaker:  Russ Gronewold
Bryan Health: The Now, The Near, The Far. Get to know Bryan Health's new CEO, learn more about Bryan Health and its projects and hear what Bryan Health is doing in light of the national discussion on healthcare.
Speaker Bio: Russ Gronewold started his career as a CPA in the health care division, and has over 30 years in the health care industry, including senior management positions with 4 different health systems working in the areas of finance, business development, operations, innovation, physician practice management, and managed care. 
Donna Wyatt is Paul Harris Fellow +1
On February 25, 2020, TRF Chair Scott Larson recognized Donna Wyatt as a Paul Harris Fellow +1. Donna works at Lincoln Federal Savings Bank. Donna has been a Rotarian since 2002 with a perfect attendance of 7 years. Donna Wyatt's total TRF contribution is $2,000. Congratulations, Donna and thank you for your generosity. 

Donna Wyatt receiving her PHF +1 golden pin from TRF Chair Scott Larson
Taylor Washburn is Rotary Leadership Awardee from Lincoln Southeast
Last week, Taylor Washburn of Lincoln Southeast received the Rotary Student Leadership Award presented by Incoming Director Jess Rustad and PDG Sharon Wherry.
Last Week at Rotary
Last week at Rotary, PDG Sharon Wherry presided the meeting in her full Hawaiian attire. Randy Hawthorne conducted club business. Maury Halstead was Sgt. at Arms. Scott Moore, former Nebraska Secretary of State and now Senior V.P. of Corporate Relations and Chief Administrative Officer of Union Pacific was our speaker. He discussed "Building America for more than 150 Years" through Union Pacific as well as inside information about the Bush Presidential Funeral Train. Randy Hawthorne introduced new member Tobin Spangler. As a Rotarian highlight, MK and Prem Basal were recognized for being featured by LCF. Announcements were made about the Game Changer Contest, 226/240 goal and Cadwallader award nominations are due April 17th. Donna Wyatt was recognized as Paul Harris Fellow +1. Taylor Washburn was presented with the Rotary Leadership Award. Cashiers and check-in were Nancy Finken, Anna Hernoud and Robert Mastera. Josh Overocker and Jim Bennett were greeters. To sign up as Cashier, click/tap here. To serve as Greeter, click/tap here.

Scott Moore presenting Union Pacific

Rotarians were perfectly fine handling the presence of three Secretaries of State L to R: Allen Beermann, Bob Evnen, & Scott Moore
Cashiers and Greeters L to R: Robert Mastera of MARCO, Nancy Finken of NET, Anna Hernoud of CIT Bank, Josh Overrocker of UNL Student Affairs, & Jim Bennett of TeamMates Mentoring
Rotaract Fundraiser at Pizza Ranch March 18
FundRaiser to Buy Wheelchairs for Polio Survivors in the Ivory Coast - March 18 from 4:30 pm until 8 pm at the Pizza Ranch, 8420 Lexington (near HyVee on 84th street.) Thanks to Pizza Ranch and diners, the UNL Rotaract Wheelchair Project will receive 10% from every meal purchased and every dollar from tips. The club will order 120 wheelchairs this year and help deliver them. The total goal of the project is $18,000.  Please join us and meet our members as they bus the tables. Questions, please contact Rotaract Advisor Keith Larsen at
Call for Nominations for the Rotary 14 Foundation Board of Directors
PDG Jim Griesen is looking for nominations to the Rotary 14 Foundation Board of Directors.  Any member of Rotary Club #14 in good standing is eligible to be considered for Board membership. Please send your nominations by March 15, 2020 to For more information, click here.
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
Rotary Epic Experience
Hurry Rotarians, we have a few left Epic Experiences for you:
An Evening on Eastgate: $50 per person, only 4 spots left!
Scotch by the Numbers: $50 per person, only 2 spots left!
Click here for more information or contact Kate Holman at
Allen Beermann's Retirement Party of the Century
Former Nebraska Secretary of State Allen Beermann recently retired as Executive Director of the Nebraska Press Association. Allen is inviting fellow Rotarians to his retirement party, the party of the century, on March 26, 4:00 - 7:00 PM, with a special program from 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM, at Kuck Motorsports Museum, 2251 Humphrey Ave. Allen has generously paid for Rotarians tickets but you must secure an invite which will serve as your ticket to the event. Get your invite from Rod Bates or from Allen. 
With President Mailani's approval, this event is an official engagement committee activity. The President issued a memo that each Rotarian who attends will get two attendance credits. Any questions, contact Rod Bates.
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.
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.
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