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11/12/2015 -
Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council Announce 2016 Citizen of the Year Luncheon Honorees

(Omaha, Nebr.) – November 10, 2015 – The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council are pleased to announce they will host their annual Citizen of the Year Luncheon at the Scott Conference Center on Monday, April 11, 2016. The Mid-America Council will honor community leaders and corporations for their tremendous support of Scouting and their generosity to our entire community. The chairmen for the event are Jim Landen, CEO, Security National Bank and C. L. Landen, President, Security National Bank.

The Boy Scouts of America will honor W. David Scott, President/CEO of Tetrad Corporation, as the 2016 Citizen of the Year for his outstanding leadership with Scouting for more than 20 years. Tetrad Corporation is a privately-held asset management firm located in Omaha, NE.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will be awarded the 2016 Corporate Sponsor of the Year for their leadership and support of Scouting and hundreds of other organizations. BCBSNE has been a strong advocate of the Scoutreach program, an afterschool program focused on giving every child an opportunity to join Scouting no matter their socioeconomic or ethnic background. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska has been a name trusted in health insurance for over 75 years. Many BCBSNE leaders have provided leadership to the Mid-America Council Board of Directors, including current Chief Executive Officer, Steve Martin.

2016 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON

The Mid-America Council’s Annual Citizen of the Year Luncheon has taken place for over forty years. It has a time honored tradition of recognizing those community leaders that have been outstanding in their leadership and support of youth organizations in our community. Our event is a one-hour luncheon held at the Scott Conference Center. The event is professionally arranged by a volunteer team from Gallup and averages over 300 guests each year.

This year’s event will be held on: April 11, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St. Omaha, NE 68106

This year’s Honorees are:
Citizen of the Year

W. David Scott, President/CEO
Tetrad Corporation
&
Corporate Partner of the Year
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

WE WOULD LIKE TO BE A SPONSOR! Please click here to fill out our sponsor form. The deadline to register as a sponsor for recognition at the 2016 Citizen of the Year Luncheon is March 28, 2016.

For more information and invitations to the event, please contact Melissa Stricherz, Director of Development at 402-431-9BSA (9272).

PAST HONOREES

Year Citizen (org. 1971) Corporate Partner
1986 Charles M. Harper n/a
1987 Charles W. Wilson n/a
1988 Walter Scott, Jr. n/a
1989 Harold W. Andersen n/a
1990 Gen. John T. Chain, Jr. n/a
1991 Robert L. Armstrong n/a
1992 John G. Bookout n/a
1993 Thomas J. Skutt ConAgra, Inc.
1994 Roy A. Smith First Data Corporation
1995 Bruce Lauritzen Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.
1996 William A. Fitzgerald Valmont Industries, Inc.
1997 Anne S. Batchelder Omaha World Herald
1998 John Gottschalk Physicians Mutual Insurance Co.
1999 William F. Welsh, II Wilson Concrete Company
2000 Robert D. Bates Woodmen of the World Life Ins
2001 Mogens C. Bay US Bank
2002 John Y. McCollister Mutual of Omaha
2003 Kenneth Stinson Fraser Stryker Law Firm
2004 John K. Boyer MidAmerican Energy
2005 David L. Sokol Commercial Federal Bank
2006 John P. Nelson Werner Enterprises
2007 PKFdn – Lyn Ziegenbein Hawkins Construction Company
2008 Dr.Tom Osborne Huntel Communications
2009 Fr. John Schlegel Cox Communications
2010 CL Werner Family Union Pacific Railroad
2011-12 Harold J. Daub, Jr. University of Nebraska Omaha
2013 Harold M. Maurer, M.D. HDR, Inc.
2014 Lee G. Simmons, DVM Gallup
2015 W. Gary Gates Tenaska
2016 W. David Scott Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

About the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council:
The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council serves more than 21,500 youth through the volunteer leadership of 6,166 registered adult leaders throughout 58 counties in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. It is the vision of the council to provide unparalleled experiences to more youth. Unparalleled experiences create value, enthusiasm, robust growth and retention of program participants. Scouting in Mid-America Council offers families fun and adventurous things to do. This fun and adventure helps youth develop leadership skills and values important to good citizenship and service to others.

11/10/2015 -
Rotary Club Awards $4,000 to Boy Scouts Outdoor Program

Boy Scout partner with Easter Seals and Camp Eagle to benefit from funding

(Omaha, Nebr.) – October 15, 2015 – The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council would like to thank the Rotary Club of Omaha for awarding $4,000 to support our outdoor program partnership with Easter Seals of Nebraska. The Mid-America Council and Easter Seals of Nebraska began partnering in 2003 to provide camp facilities designed for individuals with various disabilities at the Boy Scout’s Camp Eagle. The Mid-America Council will be able to remodel the kitchenette areas within the four main cabins used by the Easter Seals participants and staff. The donation will be used to add new ranges, refrigerators, base cabinets, sinks, and countertops.

About the Rotary Club of Omaha: The Rotary Club of Omaha represents 250 members of the almost 1,000 Rotarians in Rotary District 5650. Their membership represents a significant cross-section of community leadership and a strong commitment to the growth and welfare of Omaha. That commitment is carried out by Rotary Club of Omaha members through a range of committees, each focusing on specific avenues of service. http://www.omaharotary.com/

About the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council:
The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council serves more than 21,500 youth through the volunteer leadership of 6,166 registered adult leaders throughout 58 counties in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. It is the vision of the council to provide unparalleled experiences to more youth. Unparalleled experiences create value, enthusiasm, robust growth and retention of program participants. Scouting in Mid-America Council offers families fun and adventurous things to do. This fun and adventure helps youth develop leadership skills and values important to good citizenship and service to others.

The Mid-America Council and The Easter Seals of Nebraska have been partnering since 2003. Together they provide camping experiences to Easter Seals families around our area. Participants and staff live on site at Camp Eagle, outside of Cedar Bluffs, NE. They participate in activities such as swimming, archery, horseback riding, and even a ropes course.

11/10/2015 -
Immanuel Awards $10,000 to the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council

Grants to Fund: 2015 Membership Drive

(Omaha, Nebr.) – August 6, 2015 – The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council would like to thank Immanuel for awarding $10,000 to support our 2015 fall membership recruitment campaign. The Mid-America Council spends $19 to recruit one new youth, and $88,800 annually to continue to provide each youth unparalleled experiences through the Scouting program. Thanks to the generosity of Immanuel, the donation will be used to underwrite associated marketing and activity supply costs. To show appreciation for the donation, Scouters presented Eric Gurley, CEO of Immanuel, with a plaque commemorating the investment in Scouting.

With the help of this $10,000 grant, the Mid-America Council will be able to reach more youth and families in the communities within the 58 counties served in Nebraska and western Iowa.

About Immanuel:
Immanuel owns and operates nine independent living, assisted living and long term care retirement communities in Nebraska and the Immanuel Pathways PACE Centers in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, NE. The company’s mission is Christ-Centered Service to Seniors, Each Other and the Community. http://www.immanuelcommunities.com/

About the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council:
The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council serves more than 21,500 youth through the volunteer leadership of 6,166 registered adult leaders throughout 58 counties in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. It is the vision of the council to provide unparalleled experiences to more youth. Unparalleled experiences create value, enthusiasm, robust growth and retention of program participants. Scouting in Mid-America Council offers families fun and adventurous things to do. This fun and adventure helps youth develop leadership skills and values important to good citizenship and service to others.


From left: Josh Royal, Eric Gurley, Immanuel President & CEO, and Jacob Royal. The Royal brothers, members of Troop 33, present Gurley with a plaque to show appreciation for Immanuel’s investment in Scouting.


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