This Week at Rotary- March 9, 2021, Hybrid Meeting
Presiding Officer: Eric Drumheller
Secretary: Morrie Enders
Tech Consultants: Ryan Dobesh & Trip Snyder
Greeters: Victoria Grasso & Leslie Huerta
Program Host: Chris Sommerich
Speaker: Michaella Kumke

Michaella Kumke
Community Engagement Director, Food Bank of Lincoln
Covid-19 Impact on Food Insecurity in Southeast Nebraska and Raising the Response to Hunger; The Food Bank of Lincoln is a proud member of Feeding America. They serve 16 counties in Southeast Nebraska. They are Polk, York, Fillmore, Thayer, Butler, Seward, Saline, Jefferson, Saunders, Lancaster, Gage, Otoe, Johnson, Pawnee, Nemaha, and Richardson.
Speaker's bio: Michaella Kumke has nearly 20 years of nonprofit experience that includes educational broadcasting, health care, early childhood development, and human services. She is a proud member of the Food Bank’s leadership team and co-leads the organization’s Raising Our Response to hunger capital campaign, a $10 million project focused on finding hunger solutions. To read more about Michaella, click here.

March 9, 2021, 12-1 PM Meeting Details:
In-Person Meeting:
Lincoln Community Playhouse
2500 S 56th St., Lincoln NE
Check-in starts at 11:00 AM
To join the meeting virtually, use this link:
Meeting ID: 402 413 8597
Password: 661910
The virtual room opens at 11:30 AM
To watch the meeting, go to
Sneak Peek at the In-Person Meeting on March 9

Here's a sneak peek of the March 9 meeting. This photo speaks for itself. President Eric with Ryan Dobesh.
Dr. Bob Rauner is Paul Harris Fellow +1
On March 2, The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Chair Scott Larson recognized Dr. Bob Rauner as Paul Harris Fellow +1. Bob is President at Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln and joined Rotary in September of 2011. Serving as Director 2017-19. In 2020-2021 he was also awarded 5 years of perfect attendance and 2020 Rotarian of the Year. He has made contributions to many club projects including birthday books, fines, and the Rise. Shine. Give fundraiser. His contribution of $2,000 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, Bob, for your generosity!
Welcome Newest Rotarian Dr. Stuart Stofferahn
Dr. Stuart Stofferahn serves as the Executive Director of Nebraska Transition College.  He has taught vocal music in the elementary school, served as a director of youth and family ministries, and he has recently completed 31 years of reserve and active duty military service through the United States Air Force.  He received his doctorate in education leadership, and he is an active volunteer in the Lincoln community. 
Thank you, Lorie Cook-Benjamin, for sponsoring Stuart to Rotary! Welcome, Stuart!
Happy Birthday Rotarians
March 2021
Fischer, Deb 01   Lloyd, Rich 01
Koop, Ken 03   Austin, Bev 04
Whitney, Chris 04   Uttecht, Deb 05
McPeak, Jeff 07   Bennett, Jim 09
Whittamore-Mantzios, Melanie 12   Bossard, Jennifer 14
Jansen, Merle 17   Lee, Lisa 17
Grasso, Jill 18   Mastera, Jim 18
Blue, Amanda 19   DeRossett, Dennis 20
Long, Mike 20   Zygielbaum, Chris 24
Sommerich, Chris 28   Overocker, Josh 29
Dyer, Jesse 30   Hunt, Valerie 31
Peetz, Sarah 31
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. 
Last Week at Rotary
Last week at Rotary, President Eric Drumheller presided the meeting with Secretary Morrie Enders. Virtual Meeting Host was Art Zygielbaum with virtual greeter Todd Crawford. Dave Livingston provided us an update of the Lincoln Rotary Club #14 Foundation, and the Wow committee gave their report. The Facebook Live was turned off for the Wow Committee report – contact President Eric to request a link to the Zoom recording if you are interested. We welcomed newest Rotarian Dr. Stuart Stofferahn, Executive Director, Nebraska Transition College (sponsor: Lorie Cook-Benjamin).
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Lincoln Community Playhouse (temporary location)
2500 S 56th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
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The Rotary Club of Lincoln is meeting virtually until further notice. Join us using the zoom details below: To join the meeting virtually, use this link: Meeting ID: 402 413 8597 Password: 661910
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