This Week at Rotary September 7, 2021 - Embassy Suites
Presiding Officer: Christina Usher
Secretary: Ben Martens
Cashier & Check-In: Lisa Froehlich & Amanda Pischel
Sgt At Arms: Maury Halstead
On-site Tech Consultant: Trip Snyder 
Zoom Host: Art Zygielbaum
In-Person Greeters: Sheila Odom & Christine Weeks
Program Host: Roger Lempke
Speaker: Bryan Tuma
Bryan Tuma, NEMA - Revisiting Lessons Learned from 9/11 
The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is part of the Military Department.  In 2012, the agency headquarters was relocated to the Joint Force Headquarters, on the Nebraska National Guard base in Lincoln. NEMA is a small agency with less than 50 full-time and part-time employees. Day-to-day operations are managed by Bryan Tuma, assistant director.
In-Person Meeting
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Embassy Suites
1040 P Street
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Welcome Returning  Rotarian Sheila Odom
Sheila Odom is a Development Officer for the Tabitha Foundation.  She has been active in the community holding various committee and Board positions for the United Way/Combined Health Agencies Drive, among several other non-profit organizations.  She is also no stranger to Rotary as a previous member of Club 14 and served as Club Secretary in 2014-15.  Sheila and her husband Lance recently celebrated their 30 year wedding anniversary and are proud parents of their son Harper, a sophomore at UNL. Thank you, Andrew Loudon, for sponsoring Sheila to Rotary! Welcome back, Sheila!

Sheila Odom with her sponsor Andrew Loudon and President Christina Usher
Welcome Newest Rotarian Fred Ohles
Since 2019 Fred Ohles is President Emeritus of Nebraska Wesleyan University. He served there as 16th President for 12 years, 2007-19. During his tenure, NWU introduced the nationally heralded Archway Curriculum for undergraduates, added master’s degrees in education and business, built Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science, began three new varsity sports, changed athletic conferences, and completed a $67.5 million comprehensive campaign, largest in school history.
Thank you, Larry Ruth, for sponsoring Fred to Rotary! Welcome, Fred!
Support the International Student Picnic
2021 International Student Picnic is in-person. Don't miss it! Let's show our international students that Lincoln and Nebraska is the place to be for foreign students. We need your support, click here for opportunities to help. For questions, please contact Chair Jon Gayer at
Sept. 14 is Engagement Group Day
Looking Ahead: No meeting at Embassy Suites on Sept. 14. It's Engagement Group Day! If you have not already received a note from your Captain, please contact Engagement Chair Meagan Liesveld at
Little Free Pantries
Helping our food insecure population in Lincoln is a passion for Rotarians. Click here to sign up. For questions, please contact Project Chair Anna Hernoud at 
Happy Birthday Rotarians
September 2021
Larsen, Keith 01   Spinar, Don 01
White, Marcia 02   Berg, Lowell 03
Vokoun, Dan 04   Wailes, Kevin 05
Gerber, Ruth 08   Loudon, Andrew 10
Wexler, Jay 15   Ogden, Charley 16
Stephan, Bill 16   Mendenhall, Diane 17
Rutford, Kris 19   Elliott, Megan 22
Kalemkiarian, Justin 25   Yates, Kristin 25
Brinkman, Jennifer 26   Evnen, Robert 29
Michener, Bill 29   Dobesh, Erin 30
Pansing Brooks, Patty 30
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The Rotary Club of Lincoln is meeting in a hybrid format. Join us at Embassy Suites or on Zoom using the following information: To join the meeting virtually, use this link: Meeting ID: 402 413 8597 Password: 661910
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Rotary #14 Feeds Families Challenge September
Sep 12, 2021 – Sep 18, 2021
International Student Picnic
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Sep 12, 2021
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Sep 14, 2021
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Sep 15, 2021
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Sep 15, 2021
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