Speaker Luncheons & Events 2022-2023

The Location this year of our FWC Luncheons will be in the College of Public Health Building on campus room # 2001 (except for October when we meet in room # 3020)  There is plenty of parking, so we looking forward to everyone attending! 

Our Luncheon Dates and Speakers include:

On September 28, 2022, Dr. Eleanor Rogan PhD, Professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health in the UNMC College of Public Health.  She will speak on ” Toxic Chemicals at the AltEn Ethanol Plant: Environmental and Human Health Assessment and Evaluation.” She will update us on the environmental testing near the AltEn ethanol plant near Mead which was forced to close.

On October 26, 2022, Lauren Stastney, Executive Director of “Baldwin Wildlife Center and Hubbard Family Wildlife Hospital”, will educate us on the rescue, rehabilitation and release of native wildlife back into the wild.  She will instruct us on what we should do when finding injured wildlife in our community.

On December 14, 2022 we will have our Holiday Silent Auction and evening get-together at the home of Barbara Hurlbert, 9223 Davenport Street.

On January 25, 2023, Nancy Williams, Director and CEO of “No More Empty Pots”. Nancy started this non-profit organization that focuses on improving self-sufficiency, food security and economic resilience.  Its programs include culinary workforce training, entrepreneurship and community gardens.  She will give us insight into their programs with a speech on “No More Empty Pots: Community and Collaboration”

On March 22, 2023, Lisa Spellman, from the UNMC Office of Strategic Communications will speak on “An Indigenous Worldview on Contemporary Life” spoken from a Lakota woman’s perspective.

On May 24, 2023, we  will have our Spring Dinner at Biaggi’s Ristorante (13655 California Street). Our speaker this evening will be Matt Martin, the Director of the Refugee Program for Lutheran Services .  He will speak on “Welcoming Refugees into Our Community”. Spouses and guests are always welcome to join our members at this dinner.  This is a self-pay event. More information will be forth coming.