January 17, 2023 Weekly Meeting
Presiding Officer: Jess Kinser
Secretary: Chris Whitney
Sgt At Arms: Todd Francisco
Onsite Tech Consultant: Ryan Dobesh
Greeters: Michael Eckelkamp & Katie King
Check-in/Cashier: Lisa Froehlich & Need Volunteer
Speaker Host: Randy Bretz
Speaker: Toni Rupe
Pre-registration is no longer required. Just show up.
Talon Room
230 N. 12th Street
January 17th Menu (No Bell Peppers)
Baked Potato Bar
Pulled Pork
Cheese Sauce
Steamed Broccoli
Green Onions, Sour Cream, and Shred Cheese
Mixed Greens Salad with Ranch, Dorothy Lynch or Balsamic Vinaigrette
Click here to join the meeting virtually or use this link:
Meeting ID: 402 413 8597
Password: 661910
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January 17, 2023 Rotary Speaker Toni Rupe
Vice President, Junior Achievement of Lincoln
“A Pandemic’s Impact on Classroom Volunteering”
Junior Achievement of Lincoln reached its 50th anniversary of continued growth in our community in 2021.  Yes, the year of hybrid learning when dedicated JA volunteers Zoom-ed into classrooms to talk about real-life experiences related to financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and workforce readiness skills.  Currently, JA reaches over 30,000 K-12 students annually in more than 1,400 classrooms thanks to 1,000+ volunteers including Rotarian Randy Bretz, who will immerse you in a first grade classroom and share his volunteer experience before introducing JA’s Vice President, Toni Rupe.  Tuesday’s presentation will be a surprising look into JA’s long-term partnership with Lincoln’s private and public schools and the not-so-surprising impact a pandemic had on volunteer involvement at a time when the need for adult mentors and role models could not be any greater for our youth.
Welcome New Rotarian Tracy Bohaboj
Profile photo of Tracy BohabojJanuary 10, 2023, Lincoln NE. Rotary Corporate Membership Chair Angie Muhleisen introduced new Rotarian Tracy Bohaboj. Tracy Bohaboj is a Sales Representative for the Government Contracts group at Duncan Aviation. Tracy assists the company’s Government Contracts team in pursuing additional opportunities with U.S. and International Government Agencies. Prior to her role in Sales, Tracy was the engineering Team Leader for the Structural and Interior Engineers and Certification Coordinators where she led a team in the design, analysis, and FAA certification and international validation efforts of a wide range of engineering projects. 
Tracy Bohaboj with Angie Muhleisen and President John Gessert
Welcome New Rotarian Jennifer Monroe
January 10, 2023, Lincoln NE. Rotary Corporate Membership Chair Angie Muhleisen introduced new Rotarian Jennifer MonroeJennifer Monroe is a Human Resources Supervisor at Duncan Aviation with more than 20 years’ experience working in Human Resources. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, along with her MBA from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Jennifer also is SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified.
At work, Jennifer is devoted to helping the organization succeed through its people resources, and serving as a strong advocate for team members. Outside of work, Jennifer is an avid reader who also enjoys spending time with her husband, Layne, and dog, Jessie.
Jennifer Monroe with Angie Muhleisen and President John Gessert
Welcome New Rotarian Joyce Tontegode
January 10, 2023, Lincoln NE. Corporate Membership Chair Angie Muhleisen introduced new Rotarian Joyce Tontegode. Joyce Tontegode is the Supervisor of Compensation & Payroll for Duncan Aviation.  Joyce has been at Duncan for 24 years, all in the Payroll area.  Joyce and her husband Scott, a full time member of the Nebraska Air National Guard, love being active in the outdoors.  They hike, run, bike, and kayak as often as they can and wherever they can.  They have a four year old rescue dog named Aspen, who frequently joins them on their adventures.  Both Joyce and Scott are Nebraska natives and Joyce is looking forward to strengthening our community through the Rotary Club.
Joyce Tontegode with Angie Muhleisen and President John Gessert
Rise.Shine.Give on February  11, 2023

Saturday, February 11, 2023 | Doors Open at 9:30 a.m. | Program Begins at 10:30 a.m.

The Lincoln Rotary Club 14 would like to invite you to participate in our annual Rise.Shine.Give. fundraising event on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Fifty percent of the event proceeds will go to HopeSpoke. The remaining proceeds will help us increase future giving capacity to benefit the numerous community service organizations who apply for funds from our Lincoln Rotary Club 14 Foundation. Past recipients include the Gathering Place, Everett Elementary School, South of Downtown Neighborhood, Tabitha, Child Advocacy Center, Voices of Hope, Junior Achievement, and the Malone Center – to name just a few.

Click here to become an event sponsor, donate an auction item, purchase a raffle ticket, make a financial contribution and/or reserve your spot to attend. 
Last Week at Rotary in Photos
Corporate Membership Chair Angie Muhleisen led us in welcoming our newest Rotarians from Duncan Aviation, with special guest Leon Holloway, Duncan's Director of Team Member Services for the Enterprise. L to R: Leon Holloway, Jennifer Monroe, Tracy Bohaboj, Joyce Tontegode, and Angie Muhleisen
Birthday Celebrants L to R: Brendan Evans, Katie King, Arlen Beam, PDG Art Knox, and Priscilla Henkelmann
Our January birthday cake with special mention to our most experienced Rotarians Maury Halstead who turned 94 and Judge Arlen Beam who turned 93.
Traveling Rotarian
PDG Jim and Georgianne Mastera are having a great time in Egypt and Jordan enjoying the Sphinx and it looks like there is a new way to ride a camel.

Rotarian at Work
Past President Randy Bretz is not slowing down and he is always on high gear with his involvement in Rotary. Recently, Randy was a volunteer first grade teacher at Rousseau Elementary. Thank you, Randy!
Give with Confidence to The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation (International Foundation) has consistently received 4 stars out of 4 Star Rating by Charity Navigator. So you can donate with absolute confidence! Click here to donate online to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) of Rotary International (RI). Our goal this year for both the Annual Fund and PolioPlus is $32,000. So far we have met $14,524. We still need to raise $17,476.00. We need your help. Your donation comes back to us in three years in the form of Global and District grants to spend on our projects. Thank you to those who have donated so far this year. The following are our YTD 2022-2023 Rotary International Foundation Donors as of January 8, 2023. 
Barbara Bartle, Robert Bartle, Rodney Bates, Allen Beermann, Randy Bretz, Kathryn Christensen, Geoff Cline, Lorie Cook-Benjamin, Pat Crews, Nick Cusick, Larry DeFord, Eric Dobesh, Eric Drumheller, Sandy Fabry, Ryan Foor, Russ Free, Ruth Gerber, James Greisen, Randy Hawthorne, Priscilla Henkelmann, Anna Hernoud, Alan Hersch, Kiersten Hill, Jane Hood, Chris Hove, Doyle Hulme, Merle Jansen, Lisa Janssen, Katie King, Jessica Kinser, Art Knox, Liz Koop, Scott Larson, Roger Lempke, Leslie Levy, David Livingston, Martin Massengale, James Mastera, Jessica McMullen, Joel Michaelis, Angie Muhleisen, Sheila Odom, Charles Ogden, Matthew Scheef, Dean Settle, Mark Stephens, Christina Usher, Mailani Veney, Kevin Wailes, Christie Weston, Melanie Whittamore-Mantzios, Linda Willard, Michael Wortman, John Zimmer, Art Zygielbaum
Your donation goes worldwide to promote peace and conflict prevention & resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education, literacy, economic and community development, and protecting the environment. Every Rotarian Every Year asks that you consider a gift of at least $100 to The Rotary Foundation.

You can also mail a check made out to The Rotary Foundation to PO Box 83843, Lincoln 68501. Yolanda will send the check with the contribution form to TRF. You have until June 30, 2023, to donate for this Rotary year. Any questions, please contact TRF Chairs Eric Drumheller at or Terry Wittler at
Rotary District Conference March 31 and April 1
Rotary District 5650  Conference 2023
Play, Engage, Serve and Recognize.  Let's renew friendships and meet new friends ... urban, rural, large clubs and small clubs! We will welcome honored guest Dr. Sylvia Whitlock, the first woman in Rotary.
Golden Wheel Award

Golden Wheel Description and Guidelines

Golden Wheel Award Sample Nomination For Club Use

The information can also be found on the Awards and Recognition Page of the District Website - click here.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION. Questions can be directed to District Governor Barbara Bartle (click here to email DG Barbara).

Martha's Home Dedication
On Saturday, October 29, Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and members of Lincoln Rotary Club 14, Lincoln Women of Today, Lincoln Quilting Guild and the REALTORS Association of Lincoln gathered to celebrate Martha's home dedication. What a special occasion! Lincoln Rotary Club 14 is proud to be a contributing member to this project.
Big shout out to Immediate Past President Christina Usher, who was instrumental in making Rotary part of Martha's home as the recipient of the proceeds from Rise.Shine.Give last year. Below is the video of Martha's Home Dedication.
President John Gessert's Rendition of Come Together Right Now, Rotary
Here's the unedited live capture video of President John Gessert's rendition of Come Together Right Now, Rotary! The performance earned President John Gessert and his Rotary band a standing ovation from fellow Rotarians. 
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