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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

1 Speaker

We opened with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 No winner for the 50/50 Split.  

Thanks to Deb for taking the aluminum cans our club donates to the recycle center. We appreciate all your effort on this.

Joann reported we are at the end-of-year. As near as she can tell the following  will no longer be members of our club: Jack Frost, Jessica Buss, Jerry Coleman, Teri Layton and corporate member Deb Carlson.

Reservations for the Installation Dinner are closed. 20 members, 12 spouses and our Lieutenant Governor will attend. 

The Installation Dinner is at Champions Golf Course on Tuesday, October 10th. 6:00 Social time. 6:45 dinner will be served.

Joel agreed to continue as Interclub Chairperson.

Region 2 needed a Trustee. Kip and Dave were our representatives. They voted by zoom on October  5th for Linda Placzek 

Vince  agreed to be the Chairperson for the Salvation Army Bell Ringing.

 He will let us know the date and ask for volunteers.

Vince will be the Chairperson for Programs. He will send a sheet around for us to sign up for dates to arrange for speakers.

Dale reported the first day for Reading at Sacred Heart School went very well. It was Wednesday the 5th. Dale, Barb, Dave & Steve volunteered. There are 18 students this year. We will need 4 volunteers for each Reading. Next Reading is October 19th, Barb, Dale, Dana & Dave have volunteered. Barb & Dave volunteered for November 2nd. Dale does need 2 more Readers. Email Dale if you are available.

Dale has 3 people lined up to help pack meals for back packs at Completely Kid's on Wednesday, October 11th. It starts at 9 and is usually finished by 10:30 or 11.  Email Dale if you are available.

Barb suggested using the balance of the Ronald McDonald House Budget to buy frozen meals to give to them instead of going to prepare another meal this year.  Ann from Ronald House said the residents would appreciate this on day's no one has signed up to prepare a meal.  Barb will order through Walmart. Dave and Barb will deliver them.  

Barb gave an update on Clothes For Kids. She has contacted the Social Worker we have worked with in the past. April will identify  15 children that would benefit from this project.  We will meet a parent and child/children at Walmart on 72nd Street at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 7th. Our club allows $125.00 for clothing  for each child. No toy's or candy.  We will need volunteers to walk with the parent and child/children while they select their clothing. This is a very rewarding experience. Barb will be sending out a sign up sheet.

Joann went to Omaha Street School to look at the area for serving meals. It only has a refrigerator and a couple of plugs.The lunch schedule is full for the rest of this year. She suggested adding the project of preparing a lunch for them in 2024 to be added to the budget.

Be sure to send your service hours to Glen.

Our club is still looking for a Signature Project to spend up to $10,000 on. Send Kip any suggestions you may have. Dale is checking with the Principal of Sacred Heart School to see if he has a project in mind.

Joann introduced our speaker Rick Rohan. He is Lieutenant Governor for District 19. He gave a comprehensive presentation on Omaha combined Sewer Overflow Program.

Our next meeting is October 16th at noon at Legends.

Submitted by Barb St John