Attendance 15 Members
We opened with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
50/50 still no winner.
Joann reported that as of Sunday night she had not received a yes or no from 4 people about paying their dues. She did receive resignations from Jessica, Jerry C and Teri.
Reservations for October 10th installation dinner are coming along nicely. Out of 35 of us,18 have responded yes. Four have responded no.
Joann gave a summary of the September 19th Board Meeting.
A member requested we send funds to help the people in Maui. The Board approved sending a donation to Maui Strong. Steve will look into process to do this.
The Board approved to pay a portion of the Installation Dinner. The member and guest will pay $30.00. The club will pay the balance of each meal.
Board approved a $100.00 donation to Metro Area Youth Services and Partnership4Kids. Completely Kids, Team Bike and Open Door Mission had already received $100.00 donations, It was agreed that when the $1200.00 on the annual budget line for this item has been exhausted, the $100.00 payments will stop.
Joann suggested a back up person to our Webmaster Dave. Dana was suggested. Dave will check with him.
Members are searching for a worthwhile, perhaps marquis, project. The consensus was that up to $10K be put towards one project. Project to be determined.
Next Board Meeting is October 24th at 6:30 pm at Kip's office.
Our newly evolving website conntains history of Greater Omaha and Westside. Check it out at kiwaniswest.org.
Joann passed around a Thinking of You card to be signed for Jack Frost.
Steve gave the flag report. Net is $4628.17. Thanks to Dennis and Frank for chairing this project. Thanks to the members that helped place and pick up the flags on each flag day.
Dale announced next reading at Sacred Heart School is October 5 from 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm. There are 18 students this year so we will need 4 volunteers each time. . Barb, Dave and Steve volunteered for October 5th. Need 1 more volunteer.
Vince Pille agreed to chair the Salvation Army Bell Ringing project.
Don't forget to email your September service hours to Glen.
Our condolences to Jerry Katskee on the loss of his sister.
Bill introduced our speakers. Linda Reimer Executive Director of Omaha Street School and Ajourh a student at Omaha Street School.
Omaha Street School is an alternative high school for students who have not found success in a traditional school setting. Often this the last chance for at-risk students to receive a high school diploma.
Everything they do at OSS is wrapped in faith and the belief that each teen has value and a purpose in this life. Even though these high school students have not been successful in traditional education settings and are often rejected by their own families, OSS envelops students in tabula rasa - giving them a fresh start and a clean slate. It was very interesting to hear a student's version of how OSS has changed his life in such a positive way. Volunteers are needed. Prepared lunches are needed. Something for our members to consider. Linda was presented with a $100.00 check from our club.
Next meeting is on Monday, October 2, at noon at Legends.
Submitted by Barb St John