Speaker Date Topic
Meeting Time and Location Changed to Russ's Apr 27, 2018 8:00 AM
Grocery Grab
Grocery Grab

Grocery Grab starts at 8:00
Arrive early - eat in the dining area - then enjoy the Grab event

Nicole McCarville Children’s Hospital May 04, 2018
Changing Lives Together
Changing Lives Together

Nicky McCarville is a Director of Development of Major and Planned Gifts for Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation. She has been a fundraising Director for over 7 years, but recently came to Children’s because of her passion for the Organization and their tremendous medical staff. Her three daughters, Avery, Maggie and Lillie, were all diagnosed with hip dysplasia and are patients of Chief Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Paul Esposito. Avery, has had 3 different hip surgeries by Dr. Esposito and is currently one of Children’s ambassadors for 2017-2018. Nicky is excited and proud to be a part of the amazing Children’s Foundation team and the their mission: to improve the life of every child. 

Scholarship Recipients May 11, 2018
Scholarship Recipients Present To The Club
Scholarship Recipients Present To The Club

This is an opportunity for us to hear from our Scholarship Recipients - their future plans and how they support Rotary's motto of Service Above Self. 

No Meeting May 25, 2018
Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day Weekend
Changing of the Guard Jun 29, 2018
Annual Recognition Meeting of Lincoln South Rotary Club
Annual Recognition Meeting of Lincoln South Rotary Club
No Meeting Jul 06, 2018
Happy Independence Day
Happy Independence Day
Matthew L. Blomstedt, Ph.D. Jul 13, 2018
Nebraska Department of Education
Nebraska Department of Education

Dr. Matthew Blomstedt was named Commissioner of Education by the Nebraska State Board of Education on January 2, 2014.

Dr. Blomstedt led the successful development and implementation of a comprehensive state accountability system, AQuESTT, and positioned Nebraska to meet new federal requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

AQuESTT ― Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow ― is Nebraska’s next-generation accountability system. AQuESTT goes beyond test scores and graduation rates to classify schools and districts under a system that provides critical information for continuous school improvement. This forward-thinking system is expected to position Nebraska to not only meet new federal guidelines but to also empower the state’s excellent schools to become even better while helping schools needing improvement. AQuESTT’s goal is to provide the data and information needed to strengthen school and district support of student learning by focusing on every student every day. AQuESTT has earned the support of Nebraska educators, state education policy leaders and the State Board of Education.

To further develop and focus on improvement efforts, Dr. Blomstedt and the State Board of Education, jointly initiated a comprehensive strategic plan to guide their student-focused work and that of the Nebraska Department of Education.
Dr. Blomstedt serves on several boards and commissions in Nebraska. He was appointed to the national Board of Directors of the Council of Chief State School Officers in December 2017.

Dr. Blomstedt is a native Nebraskan whose career focuses on local, regional and statewide education issues. Blomstedt’s experience includes education finance and organization, assessment and accountability, professional development, and the development of systems to enhance blended and distance learning opportunities across the state.

Dr. Blomstedt earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Higher Education and a Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

No Meeting at the Venue Oct 05, 2018
Attend the Tribute to First Responders Lunch October 4
Attend the Tribute to First Responders Lunch October 4