√ May 6:
Matt Mason - Poet Laureate of Nebraska
√ May 13:
Mandy Aleksiak - Audience Services Director of Rose Theatre
May 20:
Troy Solberg - Youth Volunteer Coordinator for Henry Doorly Zoo

May 27:

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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 13 Members

We opened with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 No winner for the 50/50 Split.  

Glen collected Happy Bucks.

Our meeting today was for giving committee reports and visiting with each other.

Joel is lining up Interclubs.  3 Members attending a meeting of another club is considered an Interclub.  Joel read a list of Clubs, day, time and place they meet. The Bellevue Offutt Kiwanis Club will meet Friday at noon in the Lied Center, 1000 Galvin Road South.. The speaker for October 20th is Tara Williamson, Sarpy County CASA. Let Joel know if you are interested in signing up to go to an Interclub.

Dale said the reading at Sacred Heart School on October 5th went real well. Dave, Barb, Dale & Steve were the Readers. Next time is October 19th. Barb, Dave, Greg and Dana have signed up to be Readers.  One more person is needed for November 2nd. Barb, Dave & Joann have volunteered for November 2nd.

Dale is in the planning process for our Christmas Lunch at Legends for the 2nd Graders at Sacred Heart School. 

Completely Kid's went well. Joann, Greg, Ralph and Dale helped pack the bags for the backpacks. Completely Kid's .serves 13 schools and 1500 kid's. They also have 70 in their after school program. Next opportunity to volunteer is November 14th. Email Dale if you would like to volunteer.

Vince will be sending out a sign up sheet to sign up for a month at a time to arrange for speakers.

Vince arranged for Salvation Army Bell Ringing for December 9th  from 11:00am to 6:00 pm at Nebraska Furniture Mart in the Electronics Building. He will send out a sign up sheet.

Barb  ordered the frozen dinners from Walmart for Ronald McDonald House. Barb & Dave will deliver them Wednesday.

Barb passed around a sign up sheet for volunteers to help with Clothes for Kid's Shopping on November 7 at 5:45 pm at Walmart on 72nd and Pine. 

Joann visited Linda Reimer at Omaha Street School. They discussed the Internet problem they are experiencing.  Linda is going to check to see what is needed to improve their Internet connection.  Joann suggested this might be a project our club could help with.

Joann will fill in for Kip at our next meeting.

The rest of the meeting was spent visiting with each other.

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

Next meeting is October 23 at noon at Legends.

Submitted by Barb St John