Speaker Date Topic
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 currently serves as the Executive Director for El Centro de las Américas and manages all the program coordinators directly. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science as well as a Master’s degree in Adult and Continuing Education with a specialization in Gerontology both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

He has held a number of progressively responsible positions in the health and human service field. This includes extensive experience at the local, state, and national level. He worked for over ten years in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, with a focus on minority health. Other positions he has held include Director, UNMC College of Public Health, Survey Research Center, Director of Academic Conferences at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Program Officer for the Nebraska Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Most recently Roméo worked for the University of Nebraska Medical Center in grant research and development.

Roméo’s professional interests focus on health disparities and equity. He is particularly interested in the elimination of public health disparities and improving health outcomes for racial/ethnic minorities through the acquisition, dissemination, and utilization of quality health data. His areas of concentration include system change, socioeconomic determinants, cultural competence, client empowerment, health care access and utilization, and promotion of healthy lifestyle intervention strategies. Roméo is a seasoned professional who has demonstrated leadership and advocacy for the Latino community throughout his career in public service.

Renee Fry, Director Dec 07, 2018
OpenSky Policy Institute
OpenSky Policy Institute

In 2008, several Nebraska organizations recognized the need for a non-partisan organization dedicated to fiscal research and analysis. Encouraged by a feasibility study revealing broad support from advocacy groups, policy makers and educators, a diverse group of funders from across the state provided the start up funds needed to make OpenSky Policy Institute a reality.

OpenSky Policy Institute incorporated in Nebraska, with our Board of Directors legally appointed in September 2011, and our founding Executive Director, Renee Fry, starting in October 2011.

OpenSky’s mission is to improve opportunities for every Nebraskan by providing impartial and precise research, analysis, education and leadership.

Celebrate Holidays and Support the Food Bank Dec 14, 2018
Holiday Fun and Food Drive
Holiday Fun and Food Drive
No Meeting Dec 21, 2018
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
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.

Anniversary Party Apr 26, 2019
Celebrating 35 Years of Lincoln South Rotary Club
No Meeting At The venue May 03, 2019
Attend the Salute to Business Event April 30
Attend the Salute to Business Event April 30

On April 30 the Rotary Clubs of Lincoln will hold the Annual Salute to Business. The Lincoln South Rotary Club meeting for FridayMay 3 will be moved to the April 30 Salute to Business event.

See the events or the article on the website for details.

Scholarship Recipients May 10, 2019
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.