January 24, 2023 Weekly Meeting
Presiding Officer: John Gessert
Secretary: Chris Whitney
Sgt At Arms: Todd Francisco
Onsite Tech Consultant: Ryan Dobesh
Zoom Host: Eric Drumheller
Greeters: Michael Eckelkamp & Katie King
Check-in/Cashier: Lisa Froehlich
Speaker Host: Scott Holecheck
Speaker: Andrea Phillips
Pre-registration is no longer required. Just show up.
Talon Room
230 N. 12th Street
January 24th Menu (No Bell Peppers)
Scrambled Eggs
Breakfast Potatoes and Vegetables
Butter and Maple Syrup
Mixed Greens Salad with Ranch, Dorothy Lynch, and Balsamic Vinaigrette
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Meeting ID: 402 413 8597
Password: 661910
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January 24, 2023 Rotary Speaker Andrea Phillips
LPS Social Work Coordinator
Topic: School Mental Health & Mentoring
Andrea Phillips is the coordinator for school social workers at Lincoln Public Schools. Before becoming a coordinator, she was a school social worker with LPS for ten years and prior to that she worked in a youth mental health program and ran a private practice. She has an undergraduate degree from UNL and a Master of Social Work degree from UNO. Andrea is a licensed mental health practitioner and the current board president of the National Association of Social Workers in Nebraska. Andrea understands the great importance of connections and supportive relationships for students. She will be speaking with us about the impact of the pandemic on mental health and how supportive relationships and mentoring make a difference.
Welcome New Rotarian Shelley McHugh
January 17, 2023, Lincoln NE. Kate Engel introduced new Rotarian Shelley McHugh. Shelley McHugh is a life-long resident of the greater Lincoln area and has strong family ties here. A graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University, she has spent her career building relationships with people for both non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses within our community. Most recently, she has spent the past ten years as the Director of Alumni Relations for NWU, fostering engagement with and garnering support from Wesleyan alumni and friends who are making a positive impact around the world. Prior to that, she has served in various leadership positions and client focused roles within the Arbor Day Foundation, Kenexa, Experian and the Arthritis Foundation in Lincoln over the course of 30 years.
Shelley McHugh with Kate Engel and Jess Kinser
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. 
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. 
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.
Everett Holiday Giving Tree Update - A Rotary 14 Tradition
Everett Holiday Giving Tree Co-Chairs wanted to provide an update for the Everett Family Literacy 2022 Holiday Giving Tree.
Last January 11, 2023, they were able to celebrate with the Family Literacy mom/students due to the school cancellation prior to Christmas & the LPS Holiday break.
We appreciate everyone's monetary donations this year. The Committee Chairs could buy gifts for each mom/student and their families.
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).

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!
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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Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Talon Room
230 N 12th Street, Suite 1
Lincoln, NE 68508
United States of America
(402) 577-0091
The Rotary Club of Lincoln is meeting in a hybrid format. Join us at the Talon Room 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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