Speakers
March 4: Jay Morales - 50 Mile March
March 11: Gabriella Hogan - Project Harmony
March 18: Open Door Mission
March 25: Clayton Anderson, President (Former Astronaut) - SAC Museum

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Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of West Omaha
 
Founded in 1938 for Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha and founded in 1961 for Kiwanis Club Westside which have merged together to form the Kiwanis Club of West Omaha. Each has a rich history of community service throughout the years. We are an eclectic mix of ages, genders, occupations, backgrounds and interests. We are all passionate about making our community and the world a better place for children so they can thrive. We are devoted to serving the children in our local community and also children all across the country and worldwide through unique and innovative service projects and fundraising initiatives. Members and invited guests meet each Monday at Noon for food, fellowship, and for the opportunity to hear from speakers about important matters in our region.
 
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Attendance: 17 Members 
 
50/50 Still no winner.
 
Vince collected Happy Bucks.
 
Barb passed around a sign-up sheet for cooking at Ronald McDonald House on August 12th. The hours are 3:30 to around 7:30.  Dave, Barb, Steve, Dana, Rich and possibly his wife have volunteered. We have room for 2 more volunteers. Email Barb if you are available.
 
Barb and a friend named Marilyn Cheney shopped at Walmart for 20 back packs and the school supplies for them. The cost was $466.16. Dave and Barb delivered them to Completely Kids on Wednesday. Completely Kid's planned to distribute these and many more back packs to families at their Back To School Bash on August 4th.
 
                                                                  
 
Joann had results from the gaggle poll regarding changing our meeting day.  6 Monday Only, 12 Monday or Tuesday, 1 Tuesday Only and 1 Friday.
 
Dale has arranged speakers for August.
 
Bill has arranged speakers for September.
 
Glen asked everyone to email him your service hours for July.
 
Glen and Joann will attend the District Convention.
Greg, Ralph and Joann will help collect produce for Saving Grace at the District Convention on Friday from 3 to 6 pm. Steve, Glen and Joann will help collect it on Saturday from 7:30 to 9 am.
 
The Installation Dinner is Tuesday, October 10th at Champions Run Golf Course.at 6:00 pm. More information to come.
 
Board meeting is August 8th at 6:30 at Kip's office.. Email Joann if you would like to have something put on the agenda.
 
Big Red Friday which will be on Friday, August 25th from 6:00 am to 9:00 am. Volunteers will be needed at McDonald's locations all across the state in order to help us sell Husker flags and raise money for all the families staying at Nebraska's only Ronald McDonald House. Sign up here:    https://app.vomo.org/opportunity/big-red-friday-with-rmhc, select your choice McDonald's location, and click join. 
 
Our Summer Party is August 26th at Jack Jackson's house. He will send out an email to get an idea on how many will attend. It will be catered. Jack will furnish the beverages.
 
Next flag day is Labor Day, September 4th. Email Dennis if you are available to place or pick up flags.
 
Allplay fall baseball session starts August 12th.  Volunteers are needed. Go to allplay.org to volunteer.
 
Dale introduced our speaker Laura Armas. She is the Resource Coordinator for Completely Kids.  Completely Kids educates and empowers kids and families to create a safe, healthy successful and connected community. They provide many services to various locations. The numbers they support are amazing.  A wonderful organization for our community.
 
Speaker for August 10th is Richard Sette, Director of Team Bike.
 
Next meeting is August 10th at noon at Legends.
 
Submitted by Barb St John