Kearney Rotary Clubs – celebrating their 100th year in Kearney – have a new option for those who have a little more time in the evening. A Kearney Rotary After Hours club is in its creation phase. Planning to meet every second and fourth Monday evenings at 6 p.m., the club will focus on fellowship and networking, and the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self.” The first meeting is Monday, March 12 at Cunninghams upper level, and all are welcome.
 
Kearney Rotary Clubs – celebrating their 100th year in Kearney – have a new option for those who have a little more time in the evening. A Kearney Rotary After Hours club is in its creation phase. Planning to meet every second and fourth Monday evenings at 6 p.m., the club will focus on fellowship and networking, and the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self.” The first meeting is Monday, March 12 at Cunninghams upper level, and all are welcome.
 
Spencer Kuhl, member of Kearney Noon Rotary, said the club will be an extension of the Noon club, and is another option for busy professionals. He said Noon club members hear often that mornings and noon are difficult for many to get away from work and family responsibilities, and an evening option has been attempted in the past.
 
“More than ever our community members are seeing great value in service and professional networking and development that clubs like Rotary provide,” Kuhl said. “Rotary is a world leader in community involvement and betterment.” Kuhl said all are welcome: Couples, retirees, young professionals, newcomers to the community and all previous service club members.
 
“We think the evenings at Cunninghams will be casual and enjoyable, which is a great backdrop for ideas and motivation on community service.”
 
Questions about the meeting or the club can be directed to Kuhl at spencer@hlmkfuneral.com
 
Started in 1918, Kearney Noon Rotary meets at noon Mondays at Kearney Ramada, and Kearney Dawn Rotary meets Wednesdays at 7 a.m. at Alley Rose. Rotary International is a 110-year-old international service club with 1.2 million members. It focuses on creating lasting change in communities and around the world, starting with members and clubs at the local level. Rotary fund-raising and support focuses on clean water, eradicating diseases like polio, supporting education and growing local communities. Kearney’s Rotary clubs have supported children’s reading projects, veterans and patriotic projects like the Archway flag and the Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial, the Nature Barn at Cottonmill Park, and fundraisers to support foundation projects, particularly eradicating polio through the international Polio Plus project.