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The Honorable Bob Evnen has served as Nebraska’s Secretary of State since January 2019. The Secretary of State’s office covers several functions important to the State of Nebraska. The Secretary oversees the state’s Business Services Division, which handles business and nonprofit filings, security interest filings, notary public commissions, apostilles and documents going to other countries.

Secretary Evnen is Nebraska’s Chief Election Officer. He oversees election matters in the state.Secretary Evnen prioritizes election security and accuracy. In 2019, the Secretary of State’s office was awarded the Innovators Award by the National Association of State Election Directors for the office’s work on an intrusion detection device for voter registration lists. Secretary Evnen is overseeing the implementation of the state’s new voter ID law, which Nebraska voters overwhelmingly passed in 2022 and the Unicameral has implemented through legislation.

Secretary Evnen serves as Nebraska’s Chief Protocol Officer for international relations and trade. He promotes foreign direct investment in Nebraska, and as a diplomat for the State, he promotes Nebraska’s products, industries, commercial businesses and services in the international sphere. Secretary Evnen has led trade missions involving Nebraska businesses and university educators, to Kenya, Bulgaria, Tanzania, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Additionally, the Secretary serves on the Pardons Board, Real Estate Commission, State Records Board, Board of State Canvassers and the Accountability and Disclosure Commission. Secretary Evnen is the keeper of the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska.

Prior to serving as Secretary of State, Mr. Evnen was a distinguished attorney who practiced labor and employment law as a partner with Wood Aitken LLP, a Nebraska-based law firm. Before being elected as Secretary of State, Mr. Evnen served for eight years on the Nebraska State Board of Education.

Mr. Evnen is a graduate of Michigan State University (BA) and the University of Southern California (JD).


July 16 Lunch Menu ($20):

  • Chicken Breast with Garlic Thyme Reduction
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Green Beans
  • Garden Salad
We are thrilled to announce that Anna Hernoud, Christina Usher, and Christie Weston have been honored with the Rotarian of the Year Award for their outstanding service to the goals and objectives of Rotary 14. This award recognizes Club 14 Rotarians who exemplify dedication, commitment, and exceptional contributions to our organization. These three amazing Rotarians truly embody these qualities and more. Their unwavering commitment to helping us through our transitional period this past Rotary year says it all. Together, they have consistently demonstrated remarkable attendance, active participation, and so much work behind the scenes on evenings and weekends in addition to seeing their friendly smiles every Tuesday at our regular meetings.
Each of these phenomenal Rotarians juggled multiple leadership roles–whether on the Board of Directors, handling reconciliation of our finances alongside our bookkeeper and Club Treasurer, auditing our membership rosters and updating our new member process, leading our Dictionary Project, serving as cashier and tracking lunches sold, making sure all attendees whether in-person or virtually received attendance credit, and helping onboard our new Club Administrator–providing hours of training and best practices…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
One remarkable aspect of Anna, Christina, and Christie’s contributions is their humility and selflessness. They do so much on a daily basis, but yet few realize how much time they’re putting in 24/7/365 to keep Rotary 14 operating smoothly for all to enjoy. Whenever a last minute need existed, one of these Rotary heroes was always ready to help.
It’s time to shine a light on these three beautiful souls with a heart for service. Our Club is better because of you, and I know that I (Jess Kinser) personally am better because of you. From all of us here at Club 14, please know how appreciative we are for your continued dedication, infectious joy, and passion for leaving everything better than you found it. Congratulations!
Each week, this amazing Rotarian asks the Club President, "How can I be of service to you today?" His willingness to pitch in at a moment's notice and help get things done does not go unnoticed. Dr. Michael Eckelkamp joined Rotary 14 in March 2022 and has been deeply ingrained in helping better the Club through volunteerism, financial gifts, and a heart for service that eloquently shows through all of the committees he’s involved in. Michael’s remarkable contributions to the Club include chairing the In-Club Celebrations Committee since 2022, serving in a weekly check-in capacity consistently, helping our tech team, pitching in with Sergeant-at-Arms duties, actively contributing on our Rise.Shine.Give. Committee, reading to youth at Elliott Elementary School and as a City Impact Tutor, delivering dictionaries to fourth graders, welcoming our international students at the International Student Picnic, and showing up to beautify Lincoln roads during Rotary’s Roadside Cleanup. Moreover, Michael has successfully started his Rotary Leadership Institute journey—making Rotary 14 evermore proud. His commitment to service and unwavering dedication to Rotary's values make Dr. Michael Eckelkamp a true exemplar of "Service Above Self," and deserving of this esteemed recognition. Congratulations, Michael!
Each year since 1992, Rotary 14 proudly presents the Donald W. Miller Math Recognition Award, recognizing outstanding mathematics educators in the Lincoln area. The club endowed this award in honor of former member, past club president (1986–87) and Rotary leader, Donald W. Miller.
This year's award recipient is Dr. Patrick Janike with Lincoln Public Schools. Dr. Janike holds a Doctorate of Education in Mathematics, Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching, and Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 
Dr. Janike is a math teacher at Lincoln High School and helps students see how math plays an important role in their everyday lives. During his acceptance speech, Dr. Janike thanked his numerous mentors throughout his education and career. 
Congratulations, Patrick, and a special thank you to our Rotary 14 Foundation and Miller Math Award Committee. 
At the Rotary District 5650 Conference (Oct. 13-14, 2023), Dr. Klaus Hartmann of Lincoln Rotary 14 was presented with the 2024 Cadwallader Award during Saturday's awards dinner. This award is the highest honor given in the Rotary District. 
This annual Cadwallader Award is presented in honor of Charles N. Cadwallader who served as President of Lincoln Rotary Club 14, District Governor, and Director of Rotary International, as well as sponsored eleven Rotary Clubs in the District. The award is presented to a Rotarian in District 5650 who has made a monumental contribution in one or all of the avenues of Rotary service. The award is made possible by an endowed gift from Charles N. and Ruth Cadwallader.
July 2024
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Lincoln 14

Rotary 14 is the place to be.

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
333 South 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
United States of America
(402) 413-9656
The meeting is held in the Renaissance Room located on the 2nd floor. Rotary 14 meets in a hybrid format. Join us at The Cornhusker or on Zoom: | Meeting ID: 849 7976 2224 | Password: 661910
Secretary of State Bob Evnen
Jul 16, 2024 12:00 PM
Mary Willis
Jul 23, 2024 12:00 PM
Zambia Project and Students in Africa
District 5650 Governor Tom Kerfoot
Jul 30, 2024 12:00 PM
Rotary District 5650 Update
Mike Boehm
Aug 06, 2024 12:00 PM
Director, Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ryan Dobesh
Aug 13, 2024 12:00 PM
Television Sports Production
Derrick Person (DP)
Aug 27, 2024 12:00 PM
The Ticket Radio Station
Chief Michon Morrow
Sep 03, 2024 12:00 PM
Lincoln Police Department
LeeAnn Heflebower
Sep 17, 2024 12:00 PM
Project Connect
Kate Ousey
Sep 24, 2024 12:00 PM
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