Upcoming Event: Anti-Human Trafficking Training for Rotarians

Rotarians can Help Stop Human Trafficking

Right here in Lincoln, each month, there are 200 victims who are forced into human trafficking for sex. Human trafficking is a glossy term for modern-day slavery. It is the fastest growing criminal enterprise and is estimated by the United Nations to become the number one criminal enterprise, surpassing drugs and arms trafficking. Why is it such a big business? Because it makes big money! Rotarians in District 5650 are participating in training to help inform hotel and motel employees how to spot human trafficking. The final hotel/motel training session will be held in Lincoln on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Those who attend will be taught to conduct training sessions with local hotel/motel staff on how to identify and report suspected human trafficking. We encourage you to sign up for this training, click/tap here. We still need 26 more volunteers, scroll down on the sign-up page, click/tap here
This Week at Rotary February 19, 2019
Presiding Officer: Randy Bretz
Secretary: Christina Usher
Finemaster: Mark Feit
Cashier: Keith Larsen
Greeter: Lorie Cook-Benjamin
Speaker: Dr. Jim Greisen
Throughout the month of February, we focus our attention on our Foundation. The Rotary 14 Foundation, established in 1997, has awarded nearly $1.5 million in grants and scholarships to organizations in Lincoln and across the globe. Former Club 14 President and District 5650 Governor Dr. Jim Griesen is President of our Foundation. For our program on February 19, he’ll be sharing stories about some of the work our Foundation has done in recent years, our goal to make a major community gift in 2020 and other details about the Foundation. He will also present a check to the South of Downtown Association, one of the designated recipient organizations benefitting from our Rise.Shine.give event this year.
Welcome Newest Rotarian Keith Zaborowski
Last week, Proposer Larry Routh introduced our newest member Keith Zaborowski. Keith is the Associate Director of Operations and Support at UNL. In proposing Keith to become a Rotarian, Larry said that Keith has followed the Four-Way Test with impeccable honesty and high moral character in his personal and professional life. Keith is a Husker Track official for 18 years and he will be receiving a service award at the February track meet, a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus and Treasurer at his council, served on the Board of First Plymouth Congregational Church, and he served as den leader of cub scouts for two years. Welcome to Rotary, Keith!
Keith Zaborowski with his sponsor Larry Routh and President Bretz
Last Week at Rotary
Last week at Rotary, President Randy Bretz presided the meeting, while Christina Usher conducted club business. Mark Anderson, Christie Weston, and Mike Renken served as Cashiers. Greeters were Lorie Cook-Benjamin and Doyle Hulme. To sign up as Cashier, click/tap here. To serve as Greeter, click/tap here
Craig Strong of the High School Services committee presented Emma McEwen of the Lincoln Christian High School. Emma spoke about her own experience of Service Above Self.
Emma McEwen at the podium
Cashiers L to R: Treasurer Mike Renken of NeighborWorks Lincoln, Mark Anderson of Salvation Army, Christie Weston of NIFA; & Frosty Critchfield of Critchfield Enterprises
Greeters Lorie Cook-Benjamin of Doane University and Doyle Hulme at Happily Retired
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 March 1 you can take a tour and enjoy a fabulous meal at the Southeast Community College Great Plains Culinary Institute, 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 a 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.
Traveling Rotarians
Note from the Editor: Starting this week, we will run a weekly photo release of Traveling Rotarians. Every time you do makeup at other clubs or traveling for pleasure or business, don't forget to take a photo of yourself and send it to Please include a suggested caption of your photo. All submitted photos will be published on The Propeller and on our Facebook Page. If you prefer to not publish your photos, no need to send them.  If you need trading banners, we have a box full of Rotary 14 banners for you.
Here's the 1st edition of photo release:
Sharon & Dan Wherry visited the Rotary Club of Kalamazoo, Michigan
Doc Chaves, wife Christi, and daughters Ashley and Kelli took a break to ride in CARS at Disney Anaheim. They spent 11 hours in the Magic Kingdom and walked 10+ miles!
President Randy Bretz in Nebraska city last weekend during the brainstorming session for the District conference in July 2019, presided by DG Julie O'Hara
Next Week at Rotary, February 26, 2019
Rotary 14 has a great history of involvement in projects around the world. Our program on February 26 will share details about how we’re helping in the Dominican Republic, Namibia, and Kenya. In addition, we’ll have the opportunity to hear from two Rotary Exchange students who are spending this school year in Nebraska. Rotary 14 is unique among service clubs through our involvement in international projects.
Happy Birthday Rotarians!
February 2019
Heckman, Phil 02   Mastera, Robert 02
Frye, Todd 03  Finken, Nancy 05
Koop, Liz  05   Renken, Mike 05
Safranek, Mairead  06   Avery, Bill  07
Kucera, Don 09   Letts, Steve 10
McNair, Gail 11   Everitt, Bob 17
Cotton, Gina 18    Zygielbaum, Art 18
Bansal, MK 19   Wortman, Mike 20
Babcock, Aaron 21  Pemberton, Erin 21
Danielson, Janet 24   DeFord, Larry 24
Marron, Maria 25
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University Towers
Mar 21, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anti-Human Trafficking Training for Rotarians
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Mar 30, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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