√ 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 18 Members

We opened with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 No winner for the 50/50 Split.  

Dana collected Happy Bucks.

Glen confirmed that we are down to 30 members.

Glen assured us our application for Distinguished Club Award will be entered by November 1st.

Vince passed around a sign up sheet for Salvation Army Bell Ringing on December 9th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at Nebraska Furniture Mart. It was for one hour time slots. It also included a space to sign up if you were interested in having a 2nd time to ring bells. Email Vince if you'd like to volunteer.

Vince also passed around a sign up sheet for programs for our meetings. It is for a month at a time. Email Vince if you'd like to sign up for a month.

Dale said the next Completely Kid's is November 14th. He needs volunteers. Email Dale if you would like to volunteer.

Dale said the Reading project at Sacred Heart is going well.  Barb, Dave, Greg and Dana were the Reader's last week. 

Next date is November 2. Barb, Dave, Joann and Rich have volunteered for it.

Dale is working with Alicia regarding the Christmas Party to transport the 2nd graders to Legends to have lunch with us.  One of the following dates is being considered. November 30th, December 7 or December 14th. He will keep us updated.

Barb passed around a Thank You Note from Ann Woodford at Ronald McDonald House. She thanked our club for the frozen meals that the club purchased and Barb & Dave delivered.

Barb received  a list of 15 children from April Anderson for our Clothes for Kid's project.  April is the Social Worker for the Westside School's that Barb contacts each year. April works with the counselors from the following school's to select the families. Hillside Elementary School, Paddock Road School, and Westgate School.

We have 8 families with a total of 15 children to shop for. Barb has reached 7 out of 8 of the families. They were so appreciative of having this opportunity. 

Barb passed around a sign up sheet. It is for Tuesday, November 7th at 6:45 pm at Walmart on 72nd Street and Pine.  

Volunteers so far are Joel, Greg, Kip, Ralph, Joann, Rod, Frank, Barb and Dave.  Email Barb if you are available to volunteer.

Be sure to send you service hours to Glen for October.

Glen introduced our speaker. Mike Hornacek, President of Together Omaha. Together envisions a community of prosperity where everyone experiences safe, affordable housing, food security, health and wellness. Mike gave us some amazing statistics on homelessness and food insecurity in Omaha.

Speaker for October 30th is Metro Housing Coordinator Sarah Hoff, of Metro Housing Advocates.

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

Next meeting is October 30th at noon at Legends.

Submitted by Barb St John