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Archive for April, 2015

Thank You!!Celebration of Community a Great Success

April 28th, 2015

Over 400 OTOC leaders and their guests came to the Hot Shops on Saturday April 25th to enjoy OTOC’s Celebration of Community 2015. The event was lots of fun with great food, E-Creamery Gelato, wonderful jazz music, a superb 300 item silent auction and lots of great people with whom to share the evening.

Thanks for your great support!!!

Suzanne Doupnik and Rebecca Morales were the over all chairs. They had great support from Carol Beaty as chair of Silent Auction and Sponsorships; Margaret Gilmore, Al Howick, Brianne Kemp, Rosie Volkmer and others helped with planning and lots of logistics in transforming the Hot Shops into a great party Hall and Silent Auction venue.

Thanks to our great sponsors who helped defray the cost of the evening so that your contributions through silent auction and purchasing tickets helped raise an essential part of OTOC’s annual budget so that you can continue to organize to make Omaha a community that works for all families.

Mark your calendar for next year:  Saturday, April 16, 2016   6 to 9:30 p.m.


Join 400+ OTOC leaders and friends on Sat. April 25 for OTOC Celebration of Community

April 2nd, 2015

Crowd scene smaller pixelsEnjoy an evening of music, art, delicious appetizers, E-Creamery gelato, cash bar and great conversation with friends on Saturday, April 25 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Hot Shops Art Center (13th & Nicholas). You can buy your advanced purchase ticket for $20 from OTOC leaders or reserve your ticket through the OTOC office at 402-344-4401 or You can also purchase your ticket at the door for $25.

Enjoy the silent auction, bidding on art, food and fun experiences

Come to bid on over 300 items including restaurant gift certificates, art work, interesting learning experiences, jewelry, gift baskets and many more items. You will come home from this fun and lively silent auction with some new treasures or experiences to share with friends or family.

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OTOC leaders meet with Governor Ricketts on March 31

April 2nd, 2015

OTOC leaders inside Governor Reception RoomOn Tuesday, March 31, eight OTOC leaders met with Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts to discuss issues of concern to OTOC. These leaders articulated why OTOC  is concerned about several issues including, Medicaid Redesign (LB 472), Driver’s License’s for DACA qualified immigrant youth (LB 623) and efforts to improve behavioral health, prison reform  and address climate change in Nebraska.

Rev. Marshall Johnson framed the meeting by acknowledging that Governor Ricketts opposes two pieces of legislation that OTOC supports (Medicaid Redesign & Driver’s Licenses) but that there are other issues where OTOC would like to work with the Governor and help his new staff learn about community needs including behavioral health, increasing funding for Federally Qualified Health Clinics and climate change.Read More . . .

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