Category Archives: 12/3/14: Hobie Rupe – Nebraska Liquor Control Commission

12/3 Speaker: Hobie Rupe – Nebraska Liquor Control Commission

Hobie is the Executive Director of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.  He gave us a great overview of the commission and told us that they issues 5,500 liquor licenses and 4,000 temporary licenses each year.  He said that the Nebraska Liquor Commission is the second largest tax collection agency.  Hobie addressed the party bus situation as well as smoking in bars.  He mentioned that they have 3 commissioners that serve a staggered 3-year term and that they’re from diverse political backgrounds.  They are currently looking for a district commissioner from this area.


Sertoman of the Day (SOD)
Clues: Our SOD this week was born in Lincoln; His first paying job was at Alice’s Restaurant; He was a ‘gear head’ at Lincoln High School; He has a 7lb. large mouth bass mounted in his office; Disney World and Vegas are two of his favorite destinations…
The SOD was… New Member, Kent Damme

Other News
The $500 donation for our Service to Mankind Award was recommended by the Board and voted on by the club.  The unanimous vote was in support to this, honoring the Joshua Collingsworth Foundation – Blake and Kathy Collingsworth.

We had a great turnout this week, 31 guys at breakfast!

Gateway Sertoma Children’s Santa Party
Saturday, December 13th at Legacy Estates (9am)
7200 Van Dorn St. – Please use the West driveway and enter in the North end, lower level.
Coffee, cocoa, pastries provided + candy bags for the kids provided by Ron McNulty