√ June 3:
Sarah Atkins-Rauwald for The Big Garden, non-profit garden here in Omaha. https://biggarden.org/
√ June 10:
Tiffany H. Regan: Executive Director | Omaha Parks Foundation
√ June 17:
David Edmund Black: Senior Director - Public Affairs - Union Pacific Railroad
June 24:
Edward A. Morse: Creighton Law Professor and Father Flanagan League Society of Devotion President - Speaking mostly about a movie to be released this Fall about Father Flanagan


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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 12 Members

1 Speaker

We opened with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. 

We had a winner for the 50/50 Split.  Eddie was the happy winner.

We're still in end-of-year dues collection mode. Unsure about Deb C as a corporate member.  Jack F, Jessica B, Jerry C and Teri L  will no longer be members of our club. We now have 31 members.

Reservations for the October 10th Installation Dinner are coming along nicely. 18 members have responded yes. 12 have responded no.

The other 5 are to let Joann know if they will or will not be attending the dinner by Tuesday evening. She will be turning in the final count Wednesday morning.

Joel  agreed to continue to be chair person of the Interclub. Our Lt. Gov has a priority of identifying all websites, so Joel will actually have something with which to work with. 

Vince  will be the chair person for Salvation Army Bell Ringing.

The Board voted to sponsor up to 3 District kids to go to the Key Leader Conference in October. It is $250.00 per person.

Dale reported reading at Sacred Heart School is Thursday, October 5 at 1:45 pm. Dave, Barb, Steve and Dale volunteered for this date.

Dave, Barb, Greg & Dana volunteered for October 19th.

Joann, Barb & Dave volunteered for November 2nd. Need 1 more volunteer.

Dale also reported on packing meals for back packs at Completely Kid. It is November 11th at 9:00 am. Joann, Greg & Dale  volunteered. Need at least 1 more volunteer.

There is an interest in serving lunch to the Street School. Joann visited the Street School  to see what the facility has available. They have a refrigerator, a few plugs available for crock pots and serving utensils. No date, menu or budget determined at this time.

Jack reported the Scholarship Letters were mailed to the High Schools today. Our club will donate three $2000.00 scholarships.

Dave reported that our speaker for today was displayed on our our kiwanis website. It will disappear after the meeting is over. Be sure to email Dave the name of your speaker so he can put it on the website.

Just a reminder it's time to email your September service hours to Glen. 

Joann introduced our speaker Cece Michaels, Chaplain at Bethany Lutheran Home. She also does marketing for them.

Bethany Lutheran Home is Rehab to Home and Longterm Care. Their motto is A Home Where Friends Become Family!

Bethany Heights Assisted Livings motto is Enriching the Quality & Dignity Of Life.

Cece talked about the cost and availability of Rehab, Longterm Care and Assisted Living. Their facility is not at capacity due to people seeking care at  home, shortage of nurses and lack of marketing the facilities. We enjoyed hearing about the facilities.

Next Board Meeting is October 25th at 6:30 pm at Kip's office.

Next meeting is Monday, October 9th at Legends at noon.

Submitted by Barb St John.