This Week at Rotary- February 9, 2021 
Presiding Officer: Eric Drumheller
Secretary: Morrie Enders
Virtual Meeting Host: Art Zygielbaum
Program Host: John Goodwin
Speaker: Ishma Valenti
Ishma Valenti, Director of Teen Planning at the Malone Center
Ishma Valenti will highlight two Malone Center programs done in partnership with LPD: the "Hold Cops Accountable" (HCA) monthly gatherings between police and community members, and "Take Pause" to create positive interactions between teens, their families, and police.
February 09, 2021, Meeting Details:
When: February 09, 2021, 11:30 AM Central Time (the US and Canada)
The room opens at 12:00 PM.
To join the meeting virtually, use this link:
Meeting ID: 402 413 8597
Password: 661910
To watch the meeting, go to
Jim Mastera is Paul Harris Fellow +7
On February 2, The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Chair Scott Larson recognized PDG Jim Mastera as Paul Harris Fellow +7. Jim joined Rotary in October of 1983. He has served as Director 1988-90; President 1994-95; Dist Gov Rep 1995-96; Deputy Dist Gov 1996-97; Dist Trainer, 1997-99; Dist Gov 2006-07. He also holds 28 years of perfect attendance. His contribution of $8,000 to TRF will help in eradicating polio and support TRF's priorities in protecting the environment, fighting disease, providing clean water, supporting education, maternal health, and protecting the environment.
Thank you, Jim, for your generosity!
Welcome Newest Rotarian Patty Pansing Brooks
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Senator Patty Pansing Brooks is co-founder and Vice President of Brooks Pansing Brooks Law Firm and serves as a Senator in the Nebraska State Legislature.
Patty is active in her professional legal associations, served on many nonprofit boards, provided leadership for school bond and fundraising campaigns. It is not surprising that she has received numerous awards, one which is very meaningful for Rotarians; 2017 Peacemaker of the Year. 
She lives her life by Rotary’s Four-Way Test. Looking at her honors and awards, this becomes very clear: Health Advocate, Excellence in Leadership, Legislator of the Year, Being the Change, Advocate of Innocence, Defender of the Bill of Rights.
Recipient of the prestigious Fulfilling the Legacy of Gault Award from Nebraska State Bar Association & Creighton University School of Law, Patty is respected in the legal community. She was named 2018 Nebraska Legislator of the Year for her work in the legislature. When there is a job to get done, who are you going to call? Our newest Rotarian, Patty Pansing Brooks.
Welcome to Rotary, Patty! Thank you, Barbara Bartle, for sponsoring Patty to Rotary. Read more.
Virtual Rise.Shine.Give was a Success
Rise.Shine.Give this past Saturday successfully raised over $43,000 to support The Gathering Place and the Club 14 Foundation. Thank you to the committee who organized the event, everyone who attended and donated to make this a success!   The event was streamed to Facebook if you would like to watch it.  You can also still buy Epic Experiences or donate by clicking here
Happy Birthday Rotarians
February 2021
Mastera, Robert 02   Finken, Nancy 05
Koop, Liz 05   Avery, Bill 07
Dostal, Jeff 07   Janssen, Lisa 09
Kucera, Don 09   Letts, Steve 10
Brandt, Anne 11   McNair, Gail 11
Ferguson, Rebecca 13   Everitt, Bob 17
Cotton, Gina 18   Zygielbaum, Art 18
Bansal, MK 19   Wortman, Mike 20
Pemberton, Erin 21   Goedert, Brooke 23
Osborne, Tom 23   DeFord, Larry 24
WFCS March 1 Grant Deadline
Who puts the International in Rotary International?  
Your World Fellowship and Community Service Committee!
March 1 is the deadline to submit a grant to your WFCS Committee.
Grants can be small ($1-5k) or large Global Grants ($30k+) but must address at least one of the six areas of RI focus - 
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development
  • Protecting the Environment
2021 grant applications can be found on the website. or email the Committee Chair.
Last Week at Rotary
Last week at Rotary, President Eric Drumheller presided the meeting with Secretary Morrie Enders. Virtual Meeting Host was Art Zygielbaum. Program Host, Allen Beermann introduced speaker, Glenn Mon. As a reminder some ways to support our community: Sign up to fill a Little Free Pantry in Lincoln the week of February 14, Rotarians with February Birthdays – donate a birthday book in your honor. You can also donate $110 in honor of our 110th anniversary to our Club 14 Foundation. Thank you to Jon Gayer, Merle Jansen, Melanie Whittamore-Mantzios, and John Zimmer for donating in January. Funds donated to support the club’s charitable programs. Donate to the Rotary International Foundation (help us reach our goal of $85 per member). Scott Larson presented Jim Mastera with Paul Harris Fellow +7. Congratulations Jim! Secretary Morrie Enders brought out the Wheel of Misfortune and dedicated it to Dixie Longate (who sang happy birthday today). Spots included: Dixie’s food groups: Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Beer, Wine, Orange Tupperware, Any Tupperware, Different number of Tupperware lids than containers. Secretary Enders spun the wheel and it landed on “Vodka” – if your favorite drink is vodka, you have been fined $5.  
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