This Week at Rotary- February 23, 2021- Evening Meeting
Presiding Officer: Eric Drumheller
Secretary: Morrie Enders
Virtual Meeting Host: Trip Snyder
Virtual Greeter: Jennifer Bossard
Program Host: Allen Beermann
Speaker: Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

February 23, 2021, Meeting Details:
When: February 23, 2021, 5:30 PM Central Time (the US and Canada)
The room opens at 5:00 PM.
To join the meeting virtually, use this link:
Meeting ID: 402 413 8597
Password: 661910
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Speaker February 23, 2021 Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
National security and foreign policy challenges of 2021: Chuck Hagel was the 24th Secretary of Defense, serving from February 2013 to February 2015. He is the only Vietnam veteran and the first enlisted combat veteran to serve as Secretary of Defense. Hagel served two terms in the United States Senate (1997-2009) representing the state of Nebraska.
Welcome New Rotarian Shari Veil
Shari Veil is dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Shari came to Nebraska from the University of Kentucky, where she was associate dean and department chair in the College of Communication and Information. Prior to Kentucky, she taught strategic communication and served as the director of the Center for Risk and Crisis Management at the University of Oklahoma. Shari and her husband, Nick, are originally from North Dakota and have two teenage kids, Carson and Hailey. Thank you, Past President, Randy Bretz, for sponsoring Shari to Rotary! Welcome, Shari!
RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Application deadline, March 1, 2021. Click here to apply.
RYLA University will take place Saturday mornings beginning MAY 1 - JUNE 12, 2021. Rotarians! This is a fantastic opportunity for a high school sophomore or Junior in your family or your circle of friends! The sophomore or junior student has an outstanding opportunity to develop and expand the skills needed to be a leader in their school or community.
Use the link to change a life to a Rotary life of service and fulfillment.
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.
The Rotary Foundation
Click here to donate online to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) of Rotary International (RI). Donating to The Rotary Foundation is a great opportunity for Rotarians to give back.  Consider making your annual donation NOW.  Your money comes back to us in three years in the form of Global and District grants to spend on our projects. 
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
Last Week at Rotary
Last week at Rotary, President Eric Drumheller presided the meeting with Secretary Morrie Enders. Virtual Meeting Host was Trip Snyder. PDG Sharon Wherry hosted World Fellowship and Community Service program. Highlights from the meeting: Encourage high school sophomores or juniors you know to apply for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) by March 1, Submit Club 14 Foundation board member nominations to Jim Griesen by March 20. Ways to support our community: Complete this short survey (if you did not complete it at the meeting) to share your thoughts on Rotary #14’s international programming. Chris Whitney paid a fun fine to announce that he is participating in MS Run the US Relay. Congratulations, to Brad Bryan, on passing his Series Finance Test. Secretary Morrie Enders brought out the ‘frozen home edition’ of the Wheel of Misfortune, and the following “lucky” Rotarians were included: Rotarians for being in the Lincoln Journal Star: Regina Werum, Roger Lempke, Morrie Enders, and Randy Bretz. Brad Bryan for passing his Series Finance test. Anyone whose pipes did not freeze. It landed on Randy Bretz, who agreed to pay $10.
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