2018 Kayak Big Mac

4th Annual Kayak Lake Mac – Saturday, November 3, 2018

Join us for a kayak across 3 miles of beautiful Lake McConaughy water in the crisp November air. This exciting event allows you to form teams, collect pledges and win prizes! Pledges will help a fundraiser that benefits water projects for local and global communities alike, and the first place grand prize for collecting the largest pledge includes a kayak, paddle, and life jacket!  If you don’t have a kayak, you can reserve one on a first come first serve basis.

To learn more, and register, please visit http://www.kayakbigmac.com.  We also invite you to collect pledges and spread the word by downloading and sharing this flyer.

We look forward to seeing you on the lake this weekend!


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2nd Annual Row Across Big Mac

The 2nd Annual Row Across Big Mac

cabelas_logoSummer is for Sissies – Saturday Nov. 5, 2016
Lake McConaughy – Ogallala, NE

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Ogallala and sponsored by Cabela’s

Download an Entry Form

B.Y.O.B. “Bring Your Own Boat”

This is a Fund Raiser to benefit water projects around the world.

Kayak, Canoe, Paddle Board or anything you have powered by humans & oars!  If you don’t have a boat we have Kayaks available from Scott Eveland of the Nebraska
Game & Parks for your use.  Call Scott to reserve a kayak:  (308) 289-0017 | 1st come 1st served.  The Lake McConaughy Dive Rescue Team will provide Safety Patrol & Rescue during the event

Our Goal is for everyone to raise at least $30.00 ($10.00 per mile) or more in Pledges for Rowing 3 miles across Big Mac.  Come out, put both oars in the water and help
support a water project around the world. There will be recognition for the biggest pledge/fundraiser.

1st Prize: Kayak, paddle & life jacket!!! Donated by Cabela’s


Check In/Registration will be between 8:00 & 10:00 am

Departure is scheduled for 10:00am. Launch will be from “Spill Way Bay” at the Kingsley Boat Ramps with calm wind or a breeze out of the south, Martin Bay if there is a breeze out of the north & Lake Ogallala below the dam if it’s too windy for the Big Lake.


launchPool Party at the Goodall Rec Center if its stormy…this is a Fund Raiser, it will happen Rain Snow or Shine!

First complete this form and email it to LuRae Hagan, lurae.hagan@pinnbank.com or Fax LuRae @ (308) 284-6028.  If you can’t participate and want to make a contribution complete the form and mail your check made out to “Rotary Club of Ogallala” to:

LuRae Hagan
c/o Pinnacle Bank
P.O. Box 179
Ogallala, NE 69153

Deadline for Registration: Yesterday.  Get your registration in ASAP!  Commit to the $30 and bring all Pledge money the day of the event with checks made out to “Rotary Club of Ogallala”

Questions? or Contact:
Ron Schmidt, (308) 289-4735
Mary Eisenzimmer, (308) 289-5467
Scott Eveland, (308) 289-0017

2nd Annual Row Across Big Mac entry form

H2O for Life Walk for Water


Water ProjectsH2O for Life Walk for Water is a fundraising and awareness concept for community members to walk 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) carrying 6 liters of water in a container. This is the average distance that women and girls in developing countries must walk every day, typically carrying 20 liters of water.

Interact_logoJoin the Ogallala High School Interact Club as they support Katie Spotz’ charity, H2O for Life, as she raises awareness for clean water around the world.

Katie Spotz rowed across the Atlantic Ocean in 2013. She set a world record for the youngest ever solo ocean rower, one of many records to her name. Katie raised over $150,000 for her charity, H2O for Life. She continues to raise awareness of the plight of billions around the world suffering from a lack of safe drinking water.

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2017 Dam Run

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5 K & 1 Mile Run / Walk

Saturday, July 22nd
Eagle Viewing Center at Lake Ogallala. (Bellow the Dam)

Sponsored by Rotary Club of Ogallala.  Funds raised will be used to support Rotary’s pledge to eradicate Polio worldwide, EndPolioNow.org.

Polio is a crippling and potential fatal infectious disease that still strikes children mainly under the age of 5 in Aisa, Africa and the Middle East.  It can paralyze and sometimes cause death.  There is not a cure for Polio but it can be prevented with vaccine.  Rotary International’s Polio Plus goal is to help eradicate Polio worldwide.  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given $355 million to Rotary towards Polio Plus, of which Rotary will match $200 million thereby giving a total of $555 million towards Polio eradication.



About Rotary

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

Members of a Rotary Club are part of a diverse group of professional leaders working to address various community and international service needs and to promote peace and understanding throughout the world.   Rotary clubs serve communities around the world, each with unique concerns and needs. Rotarians have continually adapted and improved the way they respond to those needs, taking on a broad range of service projects.  The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of the following six areas:

  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development


To find out more about Rotary, visit the Rotary International website at www.Rotary.org