Speaker Date Topic
Lori Benton, District 5650 Chair Jan 24, 2020
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Born and reared in Omaha, Lori spent 24 years in Atlanta and returned to Omaha in 2010 to look out for her aging parents. She's been a Rotarian since May 2018.

Lori Seibel, Community Health Endowment Jan 31, 2020
Place Matters 3.0, update of community mapping of health factors and outcomes
Place Matters 3.0, update of community mapping of health factors and outcomes

Lori Seibel is President & CEO of the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE), a position she has held since the inception of CHE in 1998. Formed from the proceeds of the sale of Lincoln General Hospital, the endowment has grown from just under $38 million in 1998 to more than $62 million today even while CHE has invested more than $32 million in grants to support health in Lincoln. The vision of the Community Health Endowment is for Lincoln to be the healthiest community in the nation. Prior to her current position, Lori served as an assistant to two Lincoln mayors and as the City of Lincoln’s epidemiologist.  She earned a bachelor’s degree from Peru State College and a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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.

Jim Timm - Nebraska Broadcasters Association Feb 14, 2020
The Power of Local Broadcasters

A Wisconsin native, Timm fell in love with Radio as a child.  He began in Radio as a volunteer DJ at his hometown college station and after learning about the business side of Radio, adjusted his high school and college education accordingly.  He then sold advertising for stations in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Oregon before returning to Wisconsin and moving into sales management.  He moved to Omaha in 2002 as a director of sales in radio before becoming station manager and then general manager for six years…until accepting his current role as President/Executive Director of the Nebraska Broadcasters Association in May of 2014.

Jim says he has a lovely (and thankfully tolerant) wife Deb, and they’ve been married since 1991.  They have two adult children; daughter Lauren is 26 and attending medical school at UNMC.  Son Matthew is 23 and is their special needs “young adult,” living at home.  Jim believes in giving back where he can and those activities include reading news stories for the blind at Omaha’s “Radio Talking Book Service” and providing coaching and guidance to recently displaced executives.  Jim’s leisure activities include spending time with his family, bicycling, following his beloved Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks and attending live sports events.    

Dr. Dan Hohensee, Director Feb 21, 2020
The Career Academy

Dan started his director role at The Career Academy in July of 2014.  Prior to that, Dan completed thirty-one years in the classroom as a math and entrepreneurship teacher at Lincoln Southeast High School and the LPS Entrepreneurship Focus Program (EFP).  The Career Academy is completing its 4th year and is making a difference by offering real world, hands-on experiences to students while they earn both high school and college credit as well as certifications.  TCA is proud to announce that they will have their 500th and 600th senior graduate this year.  And they will have a record enrollment of approximately 700 students this coming year.

Business and industry relationships continue to grow and are a critical element for brainstorming unique activities and projects that enable students to connect classroom learning to the real world in every career path.  Dan’s ongoing goal for The Career Academy is to work directly with businesses and his staff to find even more jobs, internships, and connections between academics and the real world.  This will not only  help all students develop the technical and soft skills needed for employability but it will empower them to become successful and productive citizens.

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. 

No Meeting May 22, 2020
Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day Weekend