Crete Rotary Club
Crete, NE
Upcoming Events
Service Project- Hwy Cleanup
Oct 18, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
"Bring A Friend" Social @ VFW :
Oct 25, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Grocery Grab Grand Prize Drwg- Time & Location:TBD
Nov 01, 2023
Regular Meeting @ VFW :Program- K. Bevins/Sixpence
Nov 08, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Grocery Grab Shopping Spree @ Crete FoodMart
Nov 11, 2023
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Regular Meeting @ VFW : Program-SE Ne. CASA
Nov 29, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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Member Birthdays
Amy Hausman
October 28
Join Date
Guenther Tiebel
October 1, 2008
15 years
Joshua McDowell
October 12, 2022
1 year
Julie Lacy
October 27, 2021
2 years
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Boomerang For October 11, 2023
Crete Rotary Club
Crete, Nebraska
"Service Above Self"
This week in Rotary:
We had a great meeting on Wednesday with a good turnout of members and several guests. The Chinese meal was great! Club business included updates on ticket Grocery Grab Raffle ticket sales and plans to start selling tickets at FoodMart and Ace Hardware on the next three Saturday mornings. The Grand Prize drawing is on November 1st, so get those tickets sold! The proceeds from this fundraiser pay for all of our community service projects, i.e.- dictionaries and scholarships!
Hwy cleanup plans were discussed, and it was decided to meet and conduct our semi-annual service project on Wednesday, October 18th at 5pm. Please plan to help as it always goes faster the more volunteers we have.
Our presenter this week was Lt. Monty Lovelace, leader of the Nebraska Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Taskforce.  He started his career in Auburn on the road, but in 2007 he went into criminal investigations.  He became a criminal sergeant in Scottsbluff before coming back East to be on the taskforce.  The Nebraska State Patrol heads the taskforce, having 1 Lieutenant, 3 Sergeants, and 11 sworn and civilian staff.  One of the members of the taskforce happens to be our very own Lincoln Morehouse on the Crete Police Department! 
The ICAC taskforce is quite busy having 237 unique investigations, 51 arrests, and 31 of those accepting federal prosecution all over the past year.  The taskforce deals with cases of child pornography, peer to peer file sharing, child enticement, child sexual assault, and cyber bullying.  Their cases are mostly initiated by cyber tips (this year they’re on pace to take on 4000 tips just this year).  They can come from the center of missing and exploited children, citizen complaints, or peer to peer operations.
Monty shared many insights to who the criminals are looking for, and their grooming tactics.  He also shared some things adults can look out for to make sure the young adults in their lives don’t fall victim:
  1. Don’t use suggestive screen names, email addresses, or photos for a social media profile. 
  2. Don’t use your real name, address, or phone number.
  3. Put filters in place to restrict internet access.
  4. Limit use of computer or phone
  5. Adults should research technology on their own, ignorance is no longer an option.
If a young adult should fall victim, here are some things to make sure they know:
  1. They are not to blame, the criminal is.
  2. Block the suspect, do not delete profiles or messages.
  3. Tell someone, they can’t help if they aren’t told.
Criminals are getting more and more advanced in their tactics, so it’s nice to have Monty speak to us and educate our club about ways we can help keep our young adults and community safe.  The cyber tip line is: 1-800-843-5678 or
Our next meeting is on October 25th at the VFW. It's a "social" event with just a little club business! So "bring a friend" and prepare to have fun and socialize!
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