UPCOMING EVENT: Mentoring Social
All Rotarians are invited!
What: Rotary #14 Mentoring Get-Together
When: March 21, Thursday, 5-7pm
Where: University Towers, 128 N 13th St.
Cost: FREE, hors d'oeuvres will be served
Get attendance credit and spend time with fellow Rotarians. Questions, please contact  Jennifer Brinkman or Maury Halstead.
This Week at Rotary March 19, 2019
Presiding Officer: Randy Bretz
Secretary: Christina Usher
Finemaster: Mark Feit
Sgt. At Arms: Maury Halstead
Cashiers: Jeff McPeak & Scott Williamson
Greeters: Cindi Allen & Keith Zaborowski
Speaker: Dr. Matt Blomstedt
The Nebraska Department of Education certifies our teachers, they review the curriculum taught in our schools and they help us plan for the future of educating our children. Our program on March 19 will feature Dr. Matt Blomstedt, Commissioner of Education for Nebraska. He’ll update us on Nebraska’s schools, future plans being made and the challenges that his Department and the State Board of Education face. Rotary 14 member Patsy Koch Johns is a member of the State Board. Invite friends and colleagues to join us for this informative program. Dr. Blomstedt has served as Nebraska Commissioner of Education since 2014, he’s been involved in research for the Unicameral for many years, and he was on the TEDxLincoln stage in 2017.
Welcome Newest Member Jill Grasso
Last week, Pat Birch introduced our newest member Jill Grasso. Jill is an interior designer and owns for over 20 years. She served as Board Member and President of the Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center. Be sure to introduce yourself and welcome Jill to Rotary!
Jill Grasso
Jill Grasso with President Bretz & Pat Birch
Last Week at Rotary
Last week at Rotary, President Randy Bretz presided the meeting, while Christina Usher conducted club business. Mark Feit was Finemaster. Jeff McPeak, Kris Rutford, & Regina Werum served as Cashiers. Greeters were Sarah Skretta and Diane Temme Stinton. To sign up as Cashier, click/tap here. To serve as Greeter, click/tap here
Secretary Christina Usher delivered her best joke of the year
Director Mark Feit raised $300 from fun fines in less than 2 minutes, that is before giving discounts

Cashiers L to R: Kris Rutford of Labenz & Associates, Jeff McPeak of Olsson Associates, & Regina Werum of UNL Dept. of Sociology
Greeters: Diane Temme Stinton of TMCO & Sara Skretta of UNL Dept of Education & Human Sciences
Rotary Salutes Firespring

Save the date April 30 for Salute to Business

Each year Rotary Club #14 partners with the Lincoln East Rotary Club, and Lincoln South Rotary Club to host a city-wide luncheon to honor a business or organization in Lincoln that has made a significant contribution to the city of Lincoln through the employment of people and the good works they perform. The honoree is selected by ballot of the active members of the three Lincoln Rotary Clubs. The selected business for 2019 is Firespring. Our 2019 event will be on April 30 at the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in downtown Lincoln. Read more about Firespring, click/tap here.
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An Epic Experience is Waiting for You
We still have tickets for Epic Experiences, part of the fundraising effort from this year’s Rise.Shine.give event. On April 13th you can meander through one of Lincoln’s most charming neighborhoods, Woodshire, enjoy the company of fellow Rotarians and grab a meal, On May 5th you can take in the Lincoln Marathon and breakfast at the home of Randy and Jan Bretz . . . plus so much more. Tickets are available at   Oh, and while you’re there, you can make a donation to our Foundation.
Happy Birthday Rotarians!
March 2019
Rich Lloyd 01   Pat O'Meara 02
Ken Koop 03  Scott Richardson 03
Bev Austin 04   Jeff McPeak 07
Melanie Whittamore-Mantzios 12   
Merle Jansen 17   
Lisa Lee 17   
Jim Mastera 18   Mike Long 20   
Chris Zygielbaum 24   Brian Wachman 25   
Chris Sommerich 28   Valerie Hunt 31 
Sarah Peetz 31
Mentoring Social
Have you thought about becoming a mentor but haven't taken that next step? Are you a mentor now seeking support and advice from other mentors? Do you just want to spend some social time with other members of Rotary #14?
The Rotary #14 Mentoring Committee will host a get-together on Thursday, March 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 at University Towers, 128 N 13th St. We'll have drinks and light snacks on hand. We hope you will come with a story to share or questions for current mentors - but that isn't a requirement. All are welcome. 
Please let Jennifer Brinkman or Maury Halstead know if you are interested in attending. Hope to see you there. Sign up here.
York Rotary Celebrates 100 Years
The York Rotary Club, which Rotary 14 helped establish, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary on Friday, April 12. Let’s show our support and encouragement by attending their anniversary dinner that evening. It will be a grant event at the York Convention Center just off the Interstate on Highway 81. Ask Yolanda or Randy Bretz for a reservation form.
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.
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