Spotlight on Rotary District 5650 Club Activities
The UNL Rotaract Club held a fundraiser starting last November top provide wheelchairs for polio survivors in the Ivory Coast. A member of UNL Rotaract - Koko - is from the Ivory Coast and a polio survivor. He tells the story of how getting a wheelchair changed his life. Read the story - click here.
 
They recently learned of an opportunity to get wheelchairs at a reduced price, better quality, and shipped to the Ivory Coast. They need a minimum order so they extended their fundraiser. If you would like to support this cause you can contact the Rotaract liaison - Keith - click here.
Nomination Deadline: August 7, 2018
To Nominate (click here)
Past Recipient List (click here)
The Rotary #14 Nebraskan of the Year award was established to honor and recognize the accomplishments of a Nebraskan who has distinguished himself or herself through service to others in keeping with ideals of Rotary International.
The goal each year is to select one honoree from a statewide field based on the following criteria;
1. Honesty, integrity and concern for others;
2. Service in charitable and civic causes and;
3. Leadership and significant accomplishments in his/her profession or volunteer activities.
Anyone is welcome to submit nominations.
Click here for the press release.
October 30, 2018 - Embassy Suites Lincoln - the date of the celebration lunch
These Rotary Clubs were able to produce videos as part of the 2017 District Conference:
Beatrice Rotary video: “We are Involved”
Columbus Morning Rotary:  “Loup d’Loup Bicycle Ride” (2nd Place)
Council Bluffs Noon Rotary: “Fairmount Park” (3rd Place)
Lincoln South video:   “Why Rotary Matters”
Nebraska City Rotary video:  “Edge Community Learning Program”
Norfolk Rotary Video:  “Music in the Park”
Omaha Downtown Rotary video:  “Operation Hippocrates”
Omaha Millard Rotary video:  “Violin Project”
Omaha Morning Rotary video:  “Hope Center for Kids”
Omaha Suburban Rotary video:  Scholarships for Students with Special Needs (1st Place)
Omaha West Rotary video:  “We’re just the right size” 
Southwest Omaha Night video:  “Saving lives with the Boystown Hotline
Wayne Rotary video:  “Wayne Elementary Bike Racks”
The videos can be seen on this Vimeo Channel.