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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: 15  Members 
 
50/50 Still no winner.
 
Kip collected Happy Bucks.
 
Joann talked to Jessica Buss. She will transfer to the Missouri Valley Kiwanis Club. She has family ties with that club. Her Dad was a member of that club.
 
Joann read a Thank You note from Lynda Henningsen for the Convention help. Joann, Glen, Steve, Greg and Ralph helped receive the produce donations for Saving Grace on Friday evening and Saturday morning at the Convention.
 
All Play could use some volunteers on Saturday mornings. Sign up on allplay.org.
 
Yearly membership dues are $135.00. Mail your check to Steve or take it to a meeting to give it to him.
 
Friday, August 25th is Big Red Friday. Joann, Frank, Dave and Barb will be selling flags at 2 different McDonald locations. Ronald McDonald House will benefit from the sale of the flags.
 
Saturday, August 26th is our club social at Jack Jackson's house. It will be at 6 pm. Food is being catered. Jack will furnish the beverages. Joann has confirmed 27 guests including spouses.
 
Monday, September 4th is flag placement and pick up day. 3 more people are needed for pick up. Notify Dennis if you are available to volunteer.
 
Monday, September 11th is the last flag placement and pick up day for this year.  Notify Dennis or Frank if you are available to volunteer.
 
Tuesday, September 19th is the next Board Meeting. The Board will make a recommendation on who will pay for the Installation Dinner. The meeting will be at 6:30 pm at Kip's office.
 
Tuesday, October 10th is the Installation Dinner at 6:00 pm at Champions Run Country Club.
 
Tuesday, October 10th is also the last possible day to delete a member, so we don't have to pay Kiwanis International.  Notify Joann if you are not going to renew your membership.
 
Our club is searching for a worthwhile, marquis, development project.  Send any suggestions to Joann.
 
Dale introduced our speaker, Jane Erdenberger. She is a Board Member at Omaha Public Schools. Jane is a life-long resident of Omaha. She graduated from Westside High School in 1971, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1975 and from the George Washington National Law Center in Washington DC in 1978. She returned to Omaha to join the Kutak Rock national law firm where she was a public finance lawyer for 22 years. She earned a second bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in education, retired from Kutak Rock, and taught African American History, Ethnic Studies and Honors Geography at Omaha North High Magnet School for 16 years and then taught at The Omaha Home for Boys for two-and-a-half additional years. Jane is determined to address issues of educational inequity, identify non-college-based career paths and recruit, reward and retain the excellent teaching and support staff enjoyed by Omaha Public Schools. The information she presented about OPS was fascinating. There are 53,000 students in the OPS system. She distributed a handout regarding their program called College & Career Academies and Pathways. This will help students determine what they would like to do after finishing high school. She was an excellent speaker.
 
Next Meeting is August 28th at noon at Legends.
 
Submitted by Barb St John