Programs & Speakers - Alice Shumaker, November Program 

No Meeting - Veterans Day
Thank you to all the men and women who have served our country.
At precisely 11:11 A.M., each Veterans Day (Nov. 11), the sun's rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States.
anthem                                                          veterans                                                          memorial                                                          arizona by                                                          renee                                                          palmer-jones                                                          (1)
Photograph by Mike Spinelli
The Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem, Arizona, is a monument dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of the United States armed forces.
The pillar provides a place of honor and reflection for veterans, their family and friends, and those who want to show their respects to those service men and women who have and continue to courageously serve the United States.
The memorial was designed by Anthem resident Renee Palmer-Jones.
The five marble pillars represent the five branches of the United States military.
They are staggered in size (from 17 feet to 6 feet) and ordered in accordance with the Department of Defense prescribed precedence, ranging from the United States Army, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force and the United States Coast Guard.
Programs Michelle Marinella 2017-11-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 11, 2016

2016 Salvation Army Bell Ringing Schedule


It's that time of the year!  Get your hats and gloves out and plan on signing up for your desired time slot at our next meeting!

Salvation Army Bell Ringing Schedule Michelle Marinella 2016-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Salvation Army Food Drive - Please bring non-perishable food items to our November 20th meeting.
Additionally, we will be serving meals on November 27th at the Salvation Army North Corp located at 2424 Pratt Street.  If you still want to participate the sign up sheet will be circulated again at our November 20th meeting.

Thanksgiving Holiday Open House at Jane Kathol’s Elkhorn Art Gallery (Main Street Studio & Gallery, 2610 No. Main Street).  Free food and drinks.
  • November 25, 10 a.m.—9 p.m.
  • November 26, 12 noon—7 p.m.
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Connect with Korea – Touch the World

The Rotary International Convention travels to Seoul, 28 May-1 June 2016. Explore this world-class city and discover the rich culture that connects the latest trends with time-honored traditions. Taste eclectic cuisine and shop for the newest fashions and electronics. Meet new friends, share ideas, and interact with new technology at this dynamic, unforgettable convention. Connect with the thousands of Rotarians who will come together in friendship and peace. 
Rotary International Conference Michelle Marinella 2016-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 28, 2015
   Remember, our snow policy mirrors Omaha Public Schools -- if OPS cancels due to weather, we will not meet.  The Program Chair for each month is responsible for telling scheduled speakers about this policy, and for contacting them if we won't meet.   Stay warm ....
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Omaha North Rotary participated in a Club Visioning Activity on Thursday, Oct 22,  2015, at the Building Healthy Futures office.  Those members that attended were:  Lynne Braddock, Carol Ebdon, Stan Kathol, Carolyn Kesick, Madeline Madden, Eli McNichols, Larry McNichols, Barb Rebrovich, Jim Ross, Alice Schumaker and Martha Webb.  Five Rotarians from outside of our club served as facilitators.  The summary of our work was distributed during the October 26 Club meeting and will be discussion further at our January 11 Club Assembly.
Visioning Activity Michelle Marinella 2015-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 28, 2015

Madeline has reported that  of our Younkers coupon books have been sold for a total in excess of $700, including the Younkers matching funds.  Thank You Madeline for taking the time to organize this fundraising opportunity for our Club!

Thanks to everyone for supporting our club in our efforts to raise funds for scholarships!
Younkers Community Days Fundraiser Michelle Marinella 2015-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michelle Marinella on Sep 06, 2015


District Governor Rod Bates and his wife Robin recently visited out Club.  During his program he outlined the following goals for the 2015-16 Rotary year.  



District 5650 News Michelle Marinella 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michelle Marinella on Aug 19, 2015

Nebraska Children's Home Society

 Thanks to everyone who participated!  It was a great event, and we look forward to next year.



NCHS Neighborhood Celebration Michelle Marinella 2015-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michelle Marinella on Jun 11, 2015

Our June Social will be held at the Surfide Club 


We’ll order from their short menu (catfish, chicken, or pork tenderloin sandwich) and enjoy some adult beverages.  We’ll sit outside, weather permitting, so we can watch the boaters and any other interesting views that may be presented to us

When:  Thursday, June 18th

Where:  Surfside Club Omaha, 14445 Riverside Rd.

Time:   Arrive between 5:30 and 6:30 pm

June Social Event Michelle Marinella 2015-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michelle Marinella on Mar 07, 2015

Image A huge thanks to Madeline Madden who organized our efforts, and to all Club members that participated. by selling coupon books!   Remember, all funds generated from coupon sales will benefit our Omaha North High School Scholarship recipients.

Younkers Community Days Fundraiser Michelle Marinella 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
Spring Fundraising / Social Event Michelle Marinella 2015-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 02, 2015

Around the District

Outland Award Luncheon and Dinner – Downtown Rotary has long been a partner in the annual Outland Award Luncheon and Dinner to recognize an outstanding college interior lineman.  This year’s luncheon will be on Wednesday, January 14, at D.J.’s Dugout, 10th Street and Capitol Avenue. Guests are welcome, but must be accompanied by a Rotarian.  The announcement will be made at the dinner being held on Thursday, January 15, at the Doubletree Hotel.  Reservations are required for either of these events.  The history of the award is very interesting, and information about the history, as well as both events, are included at  The announcement from Downtown Rotary is attached.

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Posted by Barbara Rebrovich on Aug 23, 2014

I hope you enjoyed the program on Monday about the Intertribal Powwow at MCC’s Fort Omaha Campus.  I encourage you to attend the Powwow on Saturday, September 13, anytime between 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  It is a beautiful event!
Carolyn presented information about our upcoming Trails Cleanup project which the Club agreed to do during the morning on Saturday, September 13.  The exact time and directions to the start location will be provided later.  We agreed to clean up the trail from Dodge Park to OPPD in Northeast Omaha (2.6 miles).  Carolyn will have a sign-up sheet at the next couple of meetings.  Carolyn, please let me know if you need help picking up the things that will be provided for our use during the cleanup.  We earn $50 for the Club Treasury for doing this project. 
Madeline talked about the wine-tasting fundraiser on the River City Star, which will occur on Sunday, September 21.  Madeline will have additional information about this event in the coming weeks, including a sign-up sheet so we know the numbers planning to attend.
The Younkers coupon books will be available in late September for us to sell during the month of October.  Remember that all proceeds come back to our Club.
September 18, 2014 – Nebraska Children’s Home Society is sponsoring a “Grandparents as Parents” free Conference on Thursday, September 18, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church (93rd & Dodge).  See attached flyer.
October 4, 2014 -- Binational Health Week -- I will have more information in the near future; we may volunteer to help with health care promotion activities at this event on Saturday, October 4.
October 12, 2014 – Howling Monster Mash – When I attended the District Foundation & Membership Seminars last Saturday, I sat with a member of Omaha Suburban Rotary and visited about this event.  This is a 5K Run / 1-mile Walk / 50-yard “Kids Dash” that Omaha Suburban is sponsoring to raise money for Children’s Hospital and the fight against childhood obesity.  I’m attaching a Save-the-Date flyer, and I’ll visit with you about it at our September 8 meeting.  Please consider putting this event on your calendars for Sunday, October 12, at 11 a.m. at Rockbrook Village.  The cost will be $25 for ages 13 & up, $12 for ages 12 & under, and $5 for the 50-yard Kids Dash.  Suburban would like to have other clubs consider this event as a Rotary Day Event, and several of the Omaha area clubs are participating.  Please consider….and we’ll talk about this.

The Presidents Corner Barbara Rebrovich 2014-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 09, 2014

January Program Chair - Alice Schumaker

Monday, January 20

Martin Luther King Day – No Meeting


Monday, January 27

Program: Sara Woods, Center for Community Engagement
Greeter/Invocator – Michelle Marinella

Board Meeting - 11:00am

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Posted on Oct 03, 2013



“Friendship is a natural and willing servant….There is no reason…why the great
power of friendship should not be harnessed to do its part in the world’s work.”
Report of the President, 1912 Rotary Convention, Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Rotary Quote of the Week 2013-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Madeline Madden on Oct 19, 2011


Good news!  The Oktoberfest was a success - see pictures on the photo album page (click the Oktoberfest photo album on the left side of the home page).  As of Thursday, we have raised more than $400 from the dinner on October 19. 

The auction items from Wednesday night will be presented at Monday's Rotary luncheon/meeting for all who wish to participate.  We will close the auction on Monday. 

Thank you for your support.  Also, I wish to thank everyone who participated in last night's dinner.  My husband and I had a wonderful time.  I didn't know German food could be so good.

Oktoberfest with Rotary North was a success! Madeline Madden 2011-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kristin Sutherlin on Aug 15, 2011
Thanks to Charter Member Stan Kathol for a very informative program on the measures the Omaha Airport Authority is taking to keep Eppley open for business. Their efficient and proactive approach has protected infrastructure valued at billions of dollars. Not only that, but Eppley has a huge impact on the region's economy, and OAA efforts have saved millions of dollars in economic impact and hundreds of jobs while providing uninterrupted passenger and cargo service.  The OAA's planning and actions will be a model for other installations.  Kudos to OAA and their workers, tenants, and contractors for a job well done!
Omaha Airport Flood Protection Kristin Sutherlin 2011-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kristin Sutherlin on Jun 15, 2011
 To view some amazing aerial views of the flooding Missouri River, click here. The pictures were taken about June 15-16 and are from Gavins Point to Hamburg. Click on a picture to view a larger image and see the complete caption and date taken.
Pictures of the Missouri River Flood Kristin Sutherlin 2011-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Mary H. Buckley 2009-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Mary H. Buckley 2009-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Facebook - see our Photos! Madeline Madden 0
Let's make that CANS, lots of cans.  Please share your blessings - bring canned goods to the Rotary meetings on November 16 & 23 and 30th.  Randy Summit, with the The Salvation Army, North Corp will take care of  distributing the collected food. Many people are struggling and the need is great.  
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Posted by Michelle Marinella

There have been recent changes with the parking on the 1st level of the Eppley Airfield parking garage.  You will continue to enter the garage through the Quick Park entry lanes, however once inside the layout has changed as indicated below.  Please make sure that you are parking in the "blue" Quick Park area to ensure you receive validated parking when attending our Rotary meeting.


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Posted by Michelle Marinella
Reminder………..If it snows, please remember that we follow the guidelines of OPS.  If there is No School, then we will not have a club meeting.  It is the responsibility of the Program Chair to notify the speaker.

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Posted by Greg Krumbach

Speaker/Topic   Vocational Greeter/Invocator 

July 23 -- Dave Roth – Airport Airside Construction     Carol E

July 30 -- Sean McGuire will present on the healthcare plan
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Modem Times - Maxims for the Internet Age 
1. 'Ome is where you 'ang your @
2. The E-mail of the species is more deadly than the mail.
3. A journey of a thousand sites begins with a single click.
4. You can't teach a new mouse old clicks.
5. Great groups from little icons grow.
6. Speak softly and carry a cellular phone.
7. C:\ is the root of all directories.
8. Don't put all your hypes in one home page.
9. Pentium wise; pen and paper foolish.
10. The modem is the message.
11. Too many clicks spoil the browse.
12. The geek shall inherit the earth.
13. A chat has nine lives.
14. Don't byte off more than you can view.
15. Fax is stranger than fiction.
16. What boots up must come down.
17. Windows will never cease.
18. In Gates we trust.
19. Virtual reality is its own reward.
20. Modulation in all things.
21. A user and his leisure time are soon parted.
22. The is on you.
23. Know what to expect before you connect.
24. Oh, what a tangled site we weave when first we practice.
25. Speed thrills.
26. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to use the Net and he won't bother you for weeks.
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Rotary Fellowships are -- Groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses, and Rotaractors who join together to:

  • Share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities;
  • Further their vocational development through acquaintance with others of the same profession
  • Make new friends around the world
  • Explore new opportunities for service
  • Have fun and enhance their experience in Rotary
For more information, go to
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Posted by Madeline Madden
The Omaha North Rotary Club will sponsor one camper to RYLA!

What is RYLA? Rotary International says…
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive training program that brings together youth to further develop character and leadership skills and learn about Rotary. RYLA programs often take the form of a seminar, camp, or workshop, generally 3-10 days in length, organized by Rotarians at the club, district, or multidistrict level. 
For more information, click here.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Madeline Madden 0
Posted by Kristin Sutherlin

Congratulations to our very own Rachel Wise on winning a seat on the State Board of Education.  Our children will gain from her experience.

Congratulations, Rachel! Kristin Sutherlin 0

The March fundraiser on March 14 at WineStyles was a huge success!  Stan won the balloon ride for two, and Carol won the door prize, a wine tasting for 12.

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Thanks to our recent speakers, who've given very interesting talks.  David Wells, a local historian, gave a most informative presentation on Nebraska soldiers in the Civil War.  Matt Misfeldt spoke to the club about his time in Kabul, Afghanistan, serving in the Nebraska Army National Guard.  We'll have pictures next week!

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Thanks again to Amy Partch for hosting our annual fundraising ride on the River City Star!  Everyone had a great time.
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Posted by Elizabeth W. McNichols
Once again, we can celebrate our "global" hat project!  Thank you again to Noel McLaren,  past DG from Australia, who delivered several bags of handmade hats for the students at Sherman Elementary.  His sister-in -law in Canada made them for the students.  The picture shows the students modeling the beautiful hats and scarves.
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Posted by Madeline Madden

On Monday Aug 8, new member Greg Krumbach was welcomed into the Omaha North Club, and he and our recent new member, Carolyn Kesick, received their shiny new Rotary pins.  And Michelle won the Opportunity Bag!

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Posted by Michelle Marinella
Thanks to everyone (see picture) who helped with the cookout to benefit the Nebraska Children's Home!  Special thanks to Jerry for transporting the grills, and to Eli for securing the Walmart donation and for making an additional "hotdog run." Two non-Rotarians, Nora (our president's daughter) and Andrea (Eli's roommate from Colombia, South America), did an awesome job, and a good time was had by all, despite the heat! Some of us had the opportunity to tour their newly renovated facility, and I must say we were all quite impressed. They have many great programs, and this event brought members of the community together for a fun afternoon.
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On July 11, we had a very successful Club Assembly to kick off the new Rotary year.  We welcomed new member Carolyn Kesick, and recognized two members with perfect attendance - Stan Kathol, 22 years, and Eli McNichols, 16 years.  Wow!

We also watched an inspiring video of new Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee's speech, "Reach Within to Embrace Humanity."  He shares his vision for Rotary and service.  You can watch this video on the RI website.

Incoming president Madeline Madden announced the committees and their chairpersons:

-- Community Service - Michelle Marinella
-- New Generations - Susan Christopherson
-- Vocational Service - Jerry Kuehn
-- International Service (Rotary Foundation) - Julia Gold
-- Club Service - Stan Kathol
-- Sergeant-at-Arms - Larry McNichols
-- Fund-raising - Madeline Madden

Madeline wants anyone who's interested in helping with any of these committees to please contact her, or the committee chair.  Also, please email her with local or international project ideas.  

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Posted by Madeline Madden

Chef Ruttle's recipes are here!  Click the Downloads page on our website (under the banner). Enjoy!

The cake auction and chef demonstration event on June 27 was a success, netting nearly $450 and with several guests in attendance!  See pictures in the photo album (under Journals on the left side of the webpage). 



Recipes from Chef Demonstration are Here! Cake Auction a Success! Madeline Madden 0
Join the Omaha North Rotary Club for friendship, fellowship, fun, and service to the community! Contact Madeline at 402-681-7646.   To learn more about Rotary International, click here.
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Posted by Kristin Sutherlin
I add items to the website as soon as possible after I receive them.  So .... during the week, check the website to see what's coming. The newsletter will generally go out on Thursday afternoon or evening.
Website has the latest information! Kristin Sutherlin 0
Posted by Michelle Marinella

Need a makeup credit?  Why not try an on-line meeting? Check out for more information. Or just Google ""Rotary eClub"" for even more options.

On-line Meeting Makeups Michelle Marinella 0
ClubRunner Notes Kristin L. Sutherlin 0
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How to Change Password and Update Profile Kristin L. Sutherlin 0
How secure is all this data? Kristin L. Sutherlin 0
Don't forget the eBulletin! Kristin L. Sutherlin 0
Posted by Kristin L. Sutherlin

We are all excited to see how ClubRunner will improve the way we manage our day to day club activities, and allow us to communicate more effectively.

To contact the website manager, see "Useful Links" on the left side of the screen.

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