Speaker Date Topic
Helen Fagan, Founder/President - Global Leadership Nov 22, 2019
Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity
Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity

Helen has a BA in Human Resource Management and Economics from tje University of Nebraska and an MA in Management with emphasis in Leadership from Doane College. Helen also studied International Economics and British Political Economy at Oxford University. She finished her Ph.D. in 2014 in Human Sciences with emphasis in Leadership Studies at UNL.

She has over 25 years experience in the Human Resource Field and has worked in many areas including Training, Benefits, Payroll, Recruitment and Diversity.

Helen became a Certified Diversity Trainer through the Society for Human Resource Management in 2001 and qualified for administering the Intercultural Development Inventory in 2006.

She has been an active member of the Lincoln community. She is a Fellow of Leadership Lincoln and a former Board member of Clinic with a Heart Board, YWCA, Food Bank of Lincoln, Lincoln Journal Star Diversity Council, Lincoln/Lancaster County Women’s Commission, Child Guidance Center Board, and Adult Basic Education Advisory Board at Southeast Community College. Helen was instrumental in the development of the Interpreter Training Program at SCC, and has helped address employment and healthcare needs of refugees and immigrants by her involvement in our community.

In 2000, Helen became the first ever Diversity Coordinator for Bryan Health System. Helen created a nationally recognized hospital diversity initiative. In 2007, Helen re-signed her full-time position due to health reasons and began teaching part time at Bryan College of Health Sciences and co-facilitating the Leading Edge at Doane College.

While Helen’s life has been filled with challenges, and changes, Helen used her experiences to help others. From her first volunteer role as the Ombudsman for the USS Raleigh, which she received a Letter of Commendation from the Admiral of the Navy, to her efforts in helping Bryan Health System’s nurses from the Philippines learn how to live successful lives in the United States, to helping refugees settle in Lincoln; Helen has been a dedicated friend to many.

Because of her work and dedication, she was one of the recipients of the 2001 KZUM Cultural Awareness Award, in 2002 was recognized by Lincoln Journal Star as one of twenty Leaders under age 40 whose work was positively impacting Lincoln. Then Mayor Coleen Seng gave Helen a ‘Key-to-the-City’ in January 2004, before Helen’s keynote address at the Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast. This was to honor Helen for her work and commitment to make the dream of Dr. King come true for all people. And in October 2005, Helen was awarded the Prestigious YWCA Tribute to Women Award for her dedication to eliminating the barriers for refugees and immigrants to gain access to quality healthcare. Helen has been recognized for her outstanding teaching by the UNL Parent Association for (2012 & 2013), and by the UNL College of Ag and Natural Resources (2013); and she has also been recognized for her outstanding service by the Doane College Alumni Association (2013).

Because of her work which exemplifies the ideals of Rotary, Helen was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow by Lincoln South Rotary Club at the 2019 Rotary District 5650 Conference.

No Meeting Nov 29, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving
Jennifer Cusick-Rawlinson Dec 06, 2019
Lancaster County Agricultural Society and Event Center
Lancaster County Agricultural Society and Event Center

Experience Overview from LinkedIn:
Marketing, management, fundraising, and event planning experience in manufacturing, non-profit, and service industries

Steve Martin, AFAN Dec 13, 2019
Expanding Nebraska Agriculture
Expanding Nebraska Agriculture

Steve grew up on a diversified farm in Southwest Iowa.  They raised row crops, alfalfa, cattle and hogs.  He went to college at Colorado State University and has a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business as well as a teaching degree from Buena Vista University. 

Steve has worked in the swine industry, taught high school business classes, coached wrestling, managed an assembly lines in a factory, been a freelance writer, and worked for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and is now the executive director with the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN) and We Support Ag (WSA)

Steve lives on a small farm south of Lincoln, NE with his wife, Renae, and two sons where they raise row crops, cattle, hogs, and Vizsla hunting dogs.

Celebrate Holidays and Support the Food Bank Dec 20, 2019
Holiday Fun and Food Drive
Holiday Fun and Food Drive
No Meeting Dec 27, 2019
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Aubrey Paulsen Jan 10, 2020
Tabitha Healthcare Services
Tabitha Healthcare Services
Micheal Despain, Chief Jan 17, 2020
Lincoln Fire & Rescue Department
Lincoln Fire & Rescue Department

Micheal Despain has over 34 years of experience in the fire service and currently serves as the Fire Chief for the City of Lincoln (NE).  

Prior career experience includes serving as Deputy Chief and Interim Fire Chief for the City of Fresno (CA), and Fire Chief for the City of Clovis (CA). Chief Despain’s professional experience includes nine years as a Peer Assessor and technical advisor for the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

He is a member of the Nebraska Fire Chiefs Association and the IAFC.  He is also a former Board Director for the League of California Cities and the California Fire Chiefs Association.  

Jeff Bliemeister - Chief of Police Feb 07, 2020
Crime Trends in Lincoln
Crime Trends in Lincoln

In April 2016, Jeffrey Bliemeister was selected as Lincoln's Chief of Police. "Jeff rose to the top of a very competitive field of six finalists, who were all highly-regarded and well-qualified candidates," Mayor Beutler said. "He shares my vision of maintaining our Police Department's reputation as an exemplary agency with strong connections to the community. The men and women of LPD provide excellent services in an efficient manner, and Jeff has the experience to build on those strengths."

Jeff Bliemeister has over 20 years of law enforcement experience. He began his career in 1996 with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office (LSO) holding positions of deputy, sergeant and chief deputy under Sheriff Terry Wagner. During his time with LSO, he was involved with the patrol division, field training of officers/supervisors, division sergeant, tactical response unit, criminal investigations, narcotics, special services and training and personnel.

Jeff has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Nebraska Wesleyan and a Master's degree in Management from Doane College. In 2017, he was appointed by Governor Ricketts to the Police Standards Advisory Council. He is a Leadership Lincoln Fellow, serves on the board of the Nebraska Wesleyan Alumni Executive Council, and volunteers at the Child Advocacy Center and Sheridan Lutheran Church.

Ashton Lambie Mar 20, 2020
Gravel, Ultra-distance, and Track Cycling Shenanigans
Gravel, Ultra-distance, and Track Cycling Shenanigans

From https://www.teamlambie.

In Nebraska, we have tractor pulls. Not big diesel tractor pulls, but cast-iron pedal tractors, that kids pedal. You carry a weighted sled down a track, and if you pedal the weighted sled all the way, you get a "full pull." I consider these minute long, 30 rpm slogs the start of my cycling career. Since then, I've tried my legs at multiple disciplines; road racing, brevets/randonneuring, ultra-distance, gravel racing, and track. I've also delved into the upper echelon of mustache grooming on my recovery days. 

 

From Ashton's Facebook profile:

  • Cyclist at USA Cycling
  • Studied Music/Business Administration at Hastings College
  • Went to Waverly High School
  • Lives in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Married to Margaret Lambie
No Meeting Apr 10, 2020
Happy Easter
Happy Easter
Scholarship Recipients May 08, 2020
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.