This Week at Rotary January 14, 2020
Presiding Officer: Mailani Veney
Secretary: Randy Hawthorne
Sgt. At Arms: Maury Halstead
Cashiers: Lisa Froehlich, Kate Holman & Don Kucera
Greeters: Ryan Foor & Anna Hernoud
Speaker: Matthew Wegener
Presentation: Turbine Flats: A Supporting Environment for Entrepreneurial Startups

Speaker: Matthew Wegener has been a fixture in the Lincoln Entrepreneurship scene since 2001 when his company, ISoft Data Systems opened its doors to bring in and build a community with other early-stage and start-up businesses.  Those early experiments provided the first home to companies like Allied Strategy which became Semcat, Phoenix Web Group, and Agile Sports, known today as Hudl, and in 2008, led to the creation of the Turbine Flats Project.   "The Flats" is an "Idea Community" at 22nd and Y Street, with now over 30,000 Square Feet of office/incubator space and is home to 40 companies and organizations. Read more about Matthew, click here.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Recently, Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation making January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Rotarians in Dist. 5650 are helping raise awareness in Nebraska and Iowa through our Hotel Motel project. Thank you, Rotarians! Rotary was represented at the signing of proclamation by Rotary 14 President Mailani Veney. Thank you, Allen Beermann, for the background work to ensure Rotary's participation at the capitol.
Your Passion In Action
Good News! Rotary has the resources to translate your passion into action. The Project & Grant Evaluation Committee chaired by John Gessert is accepting project or grant proposals. You can conveniently jot down your ideas via an online form, click here. A good guide for your project is Rotary's six areas of focus. If you don't have all the information or statistics you need, it's okay to just provide what you have. The implementation time frame of your proposal will be for the next Rotary year, 2020-2021. Please submit your proposal, both for local and international implementation by January 31, 2020. Questions, please contact Chair John Gessert at (402) 323-1528.
Last Week at Rotary
Last week at Rotary, President Mailani Veney presided the meeting. Randy Hawthorne was Secretary. Maury Halstead was Sgt. at Arms. Clint! Runge was our speaker. We had several announcements, including the launch of our work for 2020 Rise.Shine.Give led by Co-Chairs AshLea Allberry and Brett Ebert.
Cashiers and check-in were Don Kucera, Kate Holman, Penny Johnston, & Lisa Froehlich. Todd Crawford and Anna Hernoud were greeters. To sign up as Cashier, click/tap here. To serve as Greeter, click/tap here.
Clint! Runge sharing the different traits of each generation
Rise.Shine.Give work launch led by co-chairs AshLea Allberry, Brett Ebert, sub-committee chairs: Past Presidents Mark Stephens and Mike Wortman, Lisa Froehlich, Penny Johnston, Kate Holman, & Lisa Sypal
Most of our January celebrants were still on vacation but these hard-working Rotarians made it to the birthday table: Angela Boule, Maury Halstead (who proudly said he turned 91 on Jan 7) and Frosty Critchfield. Happy Birthday, Rotarians!

Fun greeting and cashiering L to R: Greeters Chair Todd Crawford of Senator Deb Fischer, Anna Hernoud of Mutual of Omaha Bank, Lisa Froehlich of Grand Manse Events & Lodging, Penny Johnston of AOI, Kate Holman of Mourning Hope, & Don Kucera of Kucera Rentals
Middle East Update at Lincoln East Rotary
Dr. Chuck Erickson of Lincoln East Rotary is inviting Rotary 14 Rotarians to attend their meeting this week, Wednesday, January 15 at 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM at Valentino's, 70th & Van Dorn. Their speaker is Aimal Ahmadzai.  Aimal will discuss the current situation in Afghanistan while providing historical context and deliberating potential future outcomes via two perspectives: both Afghan and American.
The Rotary Foundation, Doing Good in the World
BREAKING NEWS: 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.
Dobesh, Ryan
Drumheller, Eric J.
Fabry, Sandra
Foor, Ryan
Free, Russell K
Gessert, John C.
Halstead, Maury N.
Hawthorne, Randal
Henkelmann, Priscilla
Hill, Kiersten
Hove, Peter Christian
Hulme, Doyle L
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.
Massengale, Martin A.
Mastera, James A.
Michener, William
Mueller, William J
Newport, Gregory D.
Odom, Sheila
Ogden, Charles
Pauley, David C.
Peetz, Sarah G
Richardson, Scott G.
Scheef, Matthew P.
Seck, Bryan
Settle, Dean B.
Sneve, Shirley K.
Spinar, Donald E.
Sturgeon, Joel
Sughroue, Suzanne
Veney, Mailani
Venter, Michelle
Wailes, Kevin G
Weston, Christie
Wherry, Daniel E.
Wherry, Sharon B.
Whittamore-Mantzios, Melanie
Willard, Linda
Wittler, Terry R
+Wolter, John E.
Wortman, Michael J.
Wyatt, Donna
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.
Fun time in December 2019
Here's the nice photo from our 2019 Christmas & Holiday Party that will be surely published in the 2019-2020 Rotary Yearbook. Too bad Roger Ludemann was perfectly covered by the Antlers.
RYLA has Openings
Last week, Dist. RYLA Chair Lori Benton visited our club and gave us an update about the 2020 RYLA Camp.  Lori said that fundraising has begun in earnest and she would love to see Lincoln #14 sponsor and/or mightily volunteer. Click on these important links: December RYLA Update: Sponsorship Form: Volunteer Application: RYLA Webpage:
Happy Birthday, Rotarians!
January 2020
Dennis Hoffman 02   Kate Holman 06
Maury Halstead 07   Phil Mullin 07
Angela Boule 09   Doc Chaves  09
Arlen Beam  14   Allen Beermann 14
Craig Strong 15   Frosty Critchfield 22
Tony Messineo 24   Brendan Wamstad-Evans 30
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