Speaker Date Topic
Dennis Duckworth Sep 28, 2018
Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers

A lifetime Lincoln resident, attended Lincoln Southeast High, graduated UNL 1973. Served six years in the Nebraska Air National Guard. Lincoln Police Officer for 36 years where I worked primarily in Technical Investigations, the White Collar Crime Unit.  I retired in 2009 as a Captain, the day shift Duty Commander.

I taught school for one year at Dawes Middle School.  I have been a financial advisor for 31 years and retire on August 31st after 31 years working with Waddell & Reed.  

I joined the Crime Stoppers Board six years ago and have been the President of the board for two years.  I am the President elect of the Lincoln East Rotary Club.

My wife, Marcia, and I have been married 45 years, have two children and three grandchildren - we all enjoy sports and love to travel together. 

 

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
Julie O'Hara Oct 19, 2018
District Governor 2018-19
District Governor 2018-19

Julie O'Hara has been a member of the Shenandoah Rotary Club since 2005. She served as club President in 2014/15 and was awarded outstanding club president. Julie has also served as Sergeant-At-Arms, Club Treasurer, Chair of the Fundraising Committee and served as a Director and a Board member. Julie is also trained as a facilitator for our Visioning Sessions and Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI); is CoChair of the District Awards Committee and served as Assistant Governor.

When Julie isn’t busy with Rotary, she is the wife to Patrick and mom to three kids: Rebecca (24), Hailey (16) and Conor (10). She is also employed as a full time
real estate agent for Jim Hughes Real Estate and has held her license for 14 years. Together, she and her family enjoy spending time together trying different
restaurants and exploring the many small towns in Southwest Iowa. In her free time, she enjoys reading, volunteering at the elementary school, biking and
working out. Julie is very community active and involved in many other boards and committees. These include: Shenandoah Public Library Board of Trustees;
Shenandoah Athletic Booster Club and is a founding member of The Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation. She served as a board member for the Habitat for Humanity until 2017.

Matthew Mullen, Mahdiol University, Thailand Oct 26, 2018
Human Rights and Peace Studies
Human Rights and Peace Studies

Matthew Mullen recently concluded his tenure as Lecturer at the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahdiol University, Thailand. During his PhD research, Mullen focused on oppression and resistance in North Korea, Thailand, and Myanmar.  In 2016, he published Pathways that Changed Myanmar, released through Zed Books. Mullen recently returned to his hometown Lincoln where he consults on human rights, peace, development, and security. He is currently focusing on a project in the Ethiopian Dairy Sector for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2016-Present). 

The Rotary Foundation Nov 09, 2018
Joe Roberts, Club Foundation Chair
Joe Roberts, Club Foundation Chair
Danvas Mabeya, MAMA Cultural & Education Director Nov 16, 2018
Experiences from within refugee camps in Sudan
Experiences from within refugee camps in Sudan

MAMA - Midwestern African Museum of Art​

Dr. Danvas Mabeya graduated with a doctorate degree in Sociology from Kansas State University in 2011. Mabeya has a BA in International Relations and a double Masters degree in Political Science and International Relations. Mabeya has been associated and teaching undergraduate courses in Sociology at Southeast Community College (SCC) since 2013 and enjoys teaching diversity and culture. He has worked with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) as a research intern from 1998 to 2000 at Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO - Kenya) in 1997 assisting in coordinating Somalia-PEER-programs for educational and emergencies in the Horn of Africa. Until a recent appointment as an executive director of MAMA,Mabeya has been a volunteer vice Chair and Board since 2017. Midwestern African Museum of ArtMidwestern African Museum of Art

No Meeting Nov 23, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving
Roméo Guerra, Executive Director Nov 30, 2018
El Centro de las Americas
El Centro de las Americas

Roméo Guerra spent much of his career in grant research and development for the state and University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Guerra was named executive director of El Centro de las Americas which works with Lincoln's Latino community effective April 11 2016.

Prior to his time at UNMC, Guerra worked for more than a decade at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. 

Guerra also did work with alcoholism and substance abuse for the state and planned academic conferences for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

He has served on a variety of boards and committees for organizations, including the Belmont Community Center, the Citizens Policy Advisory Board, the Task Force on Integration Immigrant Workforce Population, the National Rural Health Association and the Lincoln Medical Education Partnership.

Dr. Denise Buling, UNL Public Policy Center Dec 28, 2018
Disrupting the Pathway to Violence
Disrupting the Pathway to Violence

Dr. Denise Bulling is a Senior Research Director in the Public Policy Center with the University of Nebraska. She is a Certified Threat Manager and Licensed Independent Professional Counselor. Her research portfolio includes projects exploring insider threats, source assessment in intelligence operations, workplace violence, suicide prevention, disaster behavioral health, homeland security planning and threat management in various settings.

Dean Wysocki Jan 11, 2019
Chief Meteorologist Channel 8
Chief Meteorologist Channel 8

Dean is from Plainfield, Illinois, about 40 miles southwest of Chicago, although he’ll admit that Nebraska is home too.  “I've always considered Nebraska home,” Dean said upon his return to Lincoln.  Because of the close proximity to Chicago, Dean’s dad took him to the Cubs games at Wrigley Field.  Dean later was able to treat his dad to a private tour of Wrigley Field, including meeting the legendary and Hall of Fame announcer Harry Caray.  From the age of six, Dean was destined to become a meteorologist.  “The “Blizzard of 1979” in Chicago really peaked my interest in weather”, Dean recalls.

His passion to inform the public and teach about the weather is what led him to Northern Illinois University, where he graduated with a degree in Atmospheric Science.  He has worked at television stations in North Platte, Omaha, Waterloo, Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Phoenix during the course of his career, in addition to Channel 8 KLKN-TV.  In 1996, Dean became Channel 8 KLKN-TV’s first Chief Meteorologist.  He was at the forefront of the station’s weather coverage on countless occasions, including the Beatrice tornado in May 1996 and the freak snow storm in October 1997.  Dean came back to Channel 8 Eyewitness News in 2017 and is Lincoln’s Own Weather Experts’ Chief Meteorologist. “I loved Lincoln, my first “tour of duty”, so to get the opportunity to come back…I feel blessed”, says Dean. “I’ve been lucky because they say if you love your job, you never work a day in your life.”  Dean continues, “I love what I do and I think the enthusiasm comes across to the viewer.”

He’s always watching the weather, but when he’s not at work, you can find him working out, golfing, playing tennis, camping and/or biking.  If it’s outdoors, he’s up for it.  He is also a Big Red fan and fan of Chicago sports teams, except the White Sox, of course.  No true Cubs fan would ever cheer for the Sox.