√ 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 17 Members

We opened with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Joel was our winner for the 50/50 Split.  

Rod collected Happy Bucks..

Barb gave a huge Thank You to the following for volunteering for Clothes for Kid's. Joann, Kip and Deborah, Joel and Colleen, Ralph and Connie, Barb and Dale Irwin, Rod and Frank. It was a successful and rewarding evening. All 8 families came. Some with their children some without. Looking forward to doing this again next year.

Barb received the following email from April Anderson the Social Worker she works with at Westside School. 

"Good morning, I am so happy everything went well. Thank you and everyone involved in the event for helping so many of our families. We appreciate it so much!! Have a happy holiday season! April "

Dale reported Completely Kid's was canceled for this week. They had enough volunteers.

Reading at Sacred Heart is Thursday at 1:45 pm. Greg, Kip, Glen and Dale volunteered. Rod and Steve are alternates.

December 11th is the party at Legends for the Sacred Heart School 2nd Graders. It would be good to have a big attendance by our members. Also try to be here early. The bus may have the children here earlier than noon.

Rod has a small service opportunity. It is to go to Bailey Pointe, 113th & Miracle Hill Drive once a month for January, February & March to play a game with the residents. It's usually for an hour. Contact Rod for more information and if you are available to volunteer for this.

Joann received a Thank you for our club sponsoring 3 kids to go to the Key Leader Conference.

Joann introduced our speaker Kassey Trahanas Supervisory Park Ranger and Visitor Center Manager for Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. The Visitor Center is next to the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge on Riverfront Drive. Kassey was a very knowledgeable speaker. She shared a lot of interesting facts about the expedition. Several replicas of items that were used by the Lewis and Clark Expedition were passed around for us to look at. 

Board Meeting is November 29th at 6:30 pm at Kip's office.

Speaker for November 20th is Ann Woodford , Community Relations Manager for Ronald McDonald House.

Next Meeting is at Legends on November 20th at noon.

Submitted by Barb St John