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: 15  Members 
 
We opened our meeting with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Welcomed our guests Governor Lynda Henningsen and Lieutenant Governor Barb Irwin
Also welcomed our speakers for today.  Tracey Domgard, 2 students from Lincoln. They are Cooper and Cassie.
 
We're in end-of-year dues collection mode. Please send cash, check or money order to Steve ASAP.  Thank you to those who have already done so.
 
Joann was at the the Division 20 Council meeting on September 6th.  
Our club received a Certificate for perfect attendance at the Division 20 Council meetings this year.
 
Barb Irwin will remain as Lieutenant Governor. She will focus on how to fit mental health into our club programs and on increasing Inter-clubs.  Joel Christensen will continue to be our Chairperson for Inter-clubs.
 
The new Governor is Dale Doudna of Johnston, IA
Governor Elect is John Boltz of Hastings
Vice Governor is Brian Wells of Bellevue
 
Region 2 needs a Trustee due to some shuffling of personnel at the district level. Kip and Dave volunteered to be 2 delegates to vote by zoom on Thursday, October 5th at 7 p.m. for a Trustee. Linda Placzek is running. 
 
Joann has been trying to involve inner city kids for the Key Leader Conference. She has tried to contact 100 Black Men of Omaha several times. No response. Brian Wells asked if instead of inner-city kids, would we sponsor a kid from another club if other clubs have kids that would be interested in going and there are no available funds.  This will be on the agenda for the Board meeting September 19th.
 
Monday, September 4th 154 flags were placed and picked up. Thanks to Joann, Frank, Steve, Kip, Rich, Dale, Tom, Rod and his wife Joanie, Dennis and his wife Laurrie and son Daniel. 
 
Monday, September 11th 154 flags were placed and will be picked up. Thanks to Joann, Frank, Steve, Kip, Deb, Kip Greg, Joel and Dale. 
 
Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30 is the next Board Meeting at Kip's office. Submit any agenda items to Joann.
 
Tuesday, October 10th is the Installation Dinner at Champions Country Club at 6:00 pm. The Board voted for every attendee to pay $30.00 for their meal. The club will pick up the rest. The average cost is $45.75 for the meal, tax and tip. Joann will email more information on meal choices and how to pay for your meal.
 
Lieutenant Governor Barb Irwin thanked our club for a good year. She said it has been a long time, since they had 100% attendance at a District Meeting.
 
Tracey Domgard congratulated our club on our Flag Project.
 
Tracey Domgard the Nebraska-Iowa Key Club Administrator introduced 2 Key Club Leaders from Lincoln that attended the Key Club Convention in Anaheim, CA. They are Cooper and Cassie. Both high school seniors. Tracey arranged for 210 Key Club Members to attend the convention.  Cassie and Cooper told us about this being a wonderful experience for them.  They went to Disney Land on July 4th. They went on a tour of Anaheim on July 5th. The convention started on July 6th.  They bonded with other members from many areas.  One project was giving making bookmarks and writing inspirational sayings to give with the books they were donating.  Cassie and Cooper were very impressive speakers. You could tell they are doing well in their leadership roles in their Key Clubs.  They were quite an inspiration to those of us listening to them.
 
Speaker for September 18th is Ron Hernandez, Founder of Moving Veterans Forward.
 
Our next Meeting is at Legends at noon on September 18th.
 
Submitted by Barb St John