Speakers
√ April 1:
Heartland Hope Mission - Amanda Devries
√ April 8:
Scholarships (Jack Jackson)
√ April 15:
The Diaper Bank - Anna Lehotyak - Development Director
April 22:
Lutheran Family Services - Stephanie Gardeman - Director of Transitional Living
April 29:
Habitat for Humanity - Jessie Rowe - Home Ownership Counseling Manager

 

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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 16 Members.

The meeting was opened with a prayer led by Dave.  This was followed with the Pledge of Allegiance. 
No winner for 50/50 drawing.
Ralph collected Happy Bucks.
Dale, Barb, Dave and Rich were at Sacred Heart School for Reading on February 1st. It went well.  Next date is February 22. Greg, Joann and Rich have volunteered.
4 Volunteers are needed for February 29th.  
Dale, Barb , Dave and possibly Rich volunteered to help at Completely Kid's on February 28th.
Glen asked everyone to email him their service hours for January by this weekend.
Vince will do the Polar Plunge at Lake Zorinsky, Saturday, February 10th at 9:30 am. Donations will go to Special Olympics. A donation from our club will be discussed at the Board Meeting on February 8th.
Kip introduced our speakers. They were Chris Bauer and Sylvia Rodriguez.  Chris is the Chief Advancement Officer for Sienna Francis House. He has been with them since April, 2023. Sylvia has been with Sienna Francis House for 5 years.The Siena Francis House welcomes, shelters and empowers individuals experiencing homelessness to navigate their path to housing. They have unconditional acceptance. They will accept anyone. Chris presented very interesting statistics. Their most recent pride and joy are the 50 Tiny homes that were  constructed and opened in October. They were filled by December. Sylvia also gave us interesting facts about homeless people. It was an excellent presentation.
Board Meeting is Thursday, February 8th at 6:30 at Kip's office.
Speaker for February 12th is Ralph Peppard about the Men's Garden Club.
Next Meeting is February 12th at noon at Legends.
Submitted by Barb St John