Club Welcomes New Officers 2017-07-17 05:00:00Z 0
Dancing With the Stars Contestants to be Revealed! 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
July 2nd Meeting R. Andrew Hanson 2012-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Kearney Rotary Clubs Co-Sponsor Family Night at Kearney Children's Museum R. Andrew Hanson 2011-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
August 8th Program - KPD Chief Dan Lynch R. Andrew Hanson 2011-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
August 1st Program - GSE Team from District 3030 in India R. Andrew Hanson 2011-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
July 11th Program - District Governor Visitation R. Andrew Hanson 2011-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by R. Andrew Hanson on Jun 26, 2011

The June 27th meeting, President Sharon Hoffman, introduced the day’s program – Mark Harris, Associate Director of the State Museum at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  

June 27th Program - Mark Harris R. Andrew Hanson 2011-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by R. Andrew Hanson on Jun 19, 2011

The June 20th meeting was Club Day. During the meeting President Sharon Hoffman honored several members for their service to the club during the year. 

June 20th Club Day R. Andrew Hanson 2011-06-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by R. Andrew Hanson on Jun 12, 2011
At the June 13th meeting, Rotarian Bob Scriven gave a business brief and introduced Sylvana Airan, Assistant Director – Business Contracts/Student Services Housing Contracts and Student Accounts at UNL, for the day’s program. 
June 13th Program - Sylvana Airan R. Andrew Hanson 2011-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by R. Andrew Hanson on Jun 05, 2011

At the June 6th meeting, Rotarian Dave Malone gave a business brief and introduced John Munn, Director of the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance (an old high school classmate of Dave’s), for the day’s program. 

June 6th Program - John Munn R. Andrew Hanson 2011-06-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by R. Andrew Hanson on May 22, 2011
At the May 23rd meeting, Rotarian Carol Renner gave a business brief and introduced Geraldine Sturtz, Director of AmeriCorps Projects at the UNK Office of Service-Learning, for the day’s program.
May 23rd Program - Geraldine Sturtz R. Andrew Hanson 2011-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by R. Andrew Hanson on May 08, 2011

At the May 9th meeting, Rotarian Julie Spiers gave a business brief and introduced her brother-in-law Tim Spiers, Well Site Leader and Supervisor on an Off-Shore Drilling Rig for BP, for the day’s program. 

May 9th Program - Tim Speirs R. Andrew Hanson 2011-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
April 25th Program - U.S. Senator Ben Nelson R. Andrew Hanson 2011-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by R. Andrew Hanson on Apr 03, 2011

At the April 4th meeting, Rotarian Hannah Stone gave a business brief and introduced Mike McCoy, General Manager for the Nebraska Danger football team in Grand Island, for the day’s program. 

April 4th Program - Mike McCoy, Nebraska Danger R. Andrew Hanson 2011-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by R. Andrew Hanson on Mar 31, 2011

A April Fools’ Day Rotary Social was held April 1, 2011, at the Kearney Ramada Inn Piano Bar.

Those attending were Ron and Mindy Bazata, Frank and Shirley Sibert, Joe Springer Sharon Hoffman, Lisa Reese-Parrish, Tammy Jackson, Jim Cudaback, Dave Malone, Doug Deterding, Richard Kauders, Alexis McNeal.


Thanks to Cynthia Houlden and Lisa Reese-Parrish who organized the event.


From the dates appearing on the pictures below, you will probably notice that the photographer either had too many drinks or may be a little technology challenged with setting the date on the camera.

April Fools Day Rotary Social R. Andrew Hanson 2011-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
March 28th Program - Governor Dave Heineman R. Andrew Hanson 2011-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
March 14th Program - Rotarian Dallas Kenny, UNK Director of International Education R. Andrew Hanson 2011-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
March 7th Program - UNK World Affairs Conference speaker Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza R. Andrew Hanson 2011-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by R. Andrew Hanson on Feb 27, 2011

At the February 28th meeting, Jeff Hinrichs gave a business brief and introduced the days program, Jon Bokenkamp and Ben Rowe, President and Vice-President, respectively, of the World Theatre Foundation Board of Directors, to inform the club of their “Save the World” project.

February 28th program - World Theatre Foundation R. Andrew Hanson 2011-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
February 14th Program - Bonnie Payne, Outreach Coordinator with UNK's Office of International Education R. Andrew Hanson 2011-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
February 7th Program - Ray Ward, President of Ward Laboratories R. Andrew Hanson 2011-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by R. Andrew Hanson on Jan 30, 2011
At the January 31st meeting, Dave Lenz gave a business brief and introduced the days program.  Rotarians Michael Morgan (City Administrator) and Stan Clouse (City Mayor) were joined by City Councilman Bob Lammers to learn about the Club members issues of interest.
January 31st program - City of Kearney Listening Session R. Andrew Hanson 2011-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
January 24th Program - Dr. Karen S. Sorenson, DDS R. Andrew Hanson 2011-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
‘Reach Within to Embrace Humanity’ is 2011-12 RI theme R. Andrew Hanson 2011-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by R. Andrew Hanson on Jan 18, 2011

Every day, Rotarians make a difference in their communities and around the world. In this song, which was inspired by RI President Ray Klinginsmith and the work of Rotarians, singer and songwriter Jerry Mills asks the world to join Rotarians in Building Communities -- Bridging Continents. The video was produced by Rotarian Bob Gallagher. Version one features the orchestra performing the music; version two highlights images of Rotarians. Read how to download the videos, and ask others to "Come Join Us." You also can download the lyrics and story behind the song. In addition, visit the website for Jerry Mills to see several versions of the lyrics as well as piano and guitar sheet music. To go directly to the Vimeo site to view the video click on the following link: 

"Come Join Us" - New Rotary Song by Jerry Mills R. Andrew Hanson 2011-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
January 3rd Program - Dr. N. Brito Mutunayagam R. Andrew Hanson 2011-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
December 20th Program - Mary Henning R. Andrew Hanson 2010-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
December 13th Program - Dirk Chatelain R. Andrew Hanson 2010-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by R. Andrew Hanson on Dec 05, 2010

At the December 6th meeting, Richard Kauders gave a business brief and introduced Bobby Payne to the club.  Bobby is a chaplain working with the Chaplain corps of the City of Kearney Police Department.

December 6th Program - Bobby Payne R. Andrew Hanson 2010-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by R. Andrew Hanson on Nov 28, 2010
On November 29th, John McCollister, Executive Director for the Platte Institute for Economic Research informed the club about the activities of the Institute.
November 29th Program - John McCollister R. Andrew Hanson 2010-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
November 22nd Program - Bobbie Pettit R. Andrew Hanson 2010-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Cindy Houlden receives Paul Harris Fellow award R. Andrew Hanson 2010-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Club inducts 2 new members on November 15th R. Andrew Hanson 2010-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
November 8th Meeting - Yanney Heritage Park R. Andrew Hanson 2010-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by R. Andrew Hanson on Oct 31, 2010
On November 1st, Stan Clouse introduced Ron Asche, President and CEO of the Nebraska Public Power District to a joint meeting of the Kearney Noon Rotary Club and Kearney Sertoma Club.
November 1st program R. Andrew Hanson 2010-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by R. Andrew Hanson on Oct 24, 2010

At the October 25th meeting, UNK Head Wrestling Coach Marc Bauer informs the club about the UNK wrestling program.

October 25th Program R. Andrew Hanson 2010-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Jackson receives Paul Harris Society pin Tammy V. Jackson 2010-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Dave Snow Visits Club Lisa Reese Parish 2010-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Program Schedule for 2014-15 Lisa Reese Parish 0
Third Annual Rotary Spaghetti Spectacular March 24! Lisa Reese Parish 0
Posted by Lisa Reese Parish


How much do you know about hunger around the world? 

How much do you know about hunger in our country?

How much do you know about hunger in our community? 

Borrow our club's copy of this new book if you want to learn more about the prevalence of this issue.


Howard Buffet Shares copy of New Book with Rotary Lisa Reese Parish 0
Posted by Lisa Reese Parish

Kearney, NE-- In recent structure fires in Kearney the Volunteer Fire Department has noticed batteries weren't installed in the smoke detectors.

The Kearney Noon Rotary Club held its 8th annual Project Safe Holiday Saturday by replacing or installing smoke detectors and batteries.

"It's been an ongoing project every year and I think last year we replaced or put in 50 detectors and 75 batteries and we'll probably do a similar amount this year," said Rotary Club member Larry Hardesty.

Sign up sheets were put out through Kearney Public Schools, the Headstart program, and the Peterson Senior Activity Center to focus on homes of the elderly or children.

"We know that our home is going to be safe for everyone that comes in because we do a daycare here so now my family is safe plus everyone in the daycare is safe," said Jamie Shahan who received several new smoke detectors.

The homes in need of batteries were frequently those of the elderly.

"Well I couldn't install it or even replace the battery because I'm not steady enough on my feet to climb a ladder. And many cases people wouldn't get them because they couldn't afford them," said Kathryn Falconer who received three new batteries and one new alarm.

Kearney residents, young and old, recognize how important smoke alarms are, especially with the recent rise in fires where detectors didn't work.

Shahan said, "I only had two in my home and now I have seven so it can really do some good in your home as well."

"I think you can't calculate how important it is because fires kill, fires maim, fires take up property. I think it would be about the worst thing that could happen to somebody is to have a fire in the home," said Falconer.

The Rotary Club said even if people didn't sign up for the service, it reminded them that it was time to change the batteries which is usually every six months.

Hardesty said, "I think that it's a reminder, in addition to actually putting in the new batteries and new detectors, but it's just a reminder to folks the importance of it."

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