√ 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 16 Members. 
The meeting was opened with a prayer led by Kip. This was followed with the Pledge of Allegiance. 
No winner for 50/50 drawing.
Vince collected Happy Bucks.
Dale said we will have Reading at Sacred Heart School on March 21st, April 4th and April 18th.
Steve reminded everyone our Golf Outing is June 7th. He encouraged everyone to start thinking of a way to participate. Lot's of opportunities such as obtaining sponsor's, getting a team together, donating gift cards, donating gift baskets, helping set up the day of the outing, etc.
Barb and Dave picked up 30 frozen meals from Walmart and delivered them to Ronald McDonald House.  They were very appreciative about getting these. There's still money in our budget to prepare a meal there.
We were happy to welcome Frank back. 
Joann reported on the Division Meeting. She said there will be a new district website. More info later on this. Our clubs are also being encouraged to wear Kiwanis wear. August 2nd to 3rd is the District Convention. They are asking clubs to donate items for their silent auction. Joann received a list of speakers at the meeting. Contact her if you would like a copy of it.
Joann announced she will be the Lieutenant Governor next year. Congratulations Joann.
Glen volunteered to be Lieutenant Governor the following year.
Bill encouraged us to attend the March 25th meeting and to bring friends and neighbors. Our speaker will be Clayton Anderson, retired NASA astronaut. He is the first and only astronaut from Nebraska. He is currently CEO of the Sac Air Force Museum. Kip sent emails to other clubs encouraging their attendance.
Jack said the Committee for Scholarships will meet on March 20th to decide on the winners. They will be presented on April 8. Four $2000.00 scholarships will be presented this year. The fourth one is from the Rod Jones Memorial we received. It will be presented in his memory. Linda Jones plans to be here for the presentation.
Steve received Than You Notes for our donations to Omaha Street School, Sienna Francis House, Together Inc and Radio Talking Book.
Bill introduced our speaker Gabriella Hogan the Engagement Coordinator for Project Harmony. Their mission is to protect and support children, collaborate with professionals and engage the community to end child abuse and neglect. They do this by 

Restoring courage. Facilitating healing. Empowering families. Another interesting speaker.

Our speaker for March 18th will be from Open Door Mission.
Next Meeting is March 18th at noon at Legends.
Submitted by Barb St John