√ 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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The meeting was opened with a prayer led by Rod.This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Attendance:  15

No winner for 50/50 Drawing.

Ralph collected Happy Bucks.

Dale said we are scheduled for Reading at Sacred Heart School on April 18th. Joann, Barb, Dave and Dale volunteered.  

Completely Kid's has been scheduled for April 30th. Dale, Dennis and Rich Volunteered.

We're also scheduled for May 15th. Dave and Barb volunteered. Contact Dale if you would like to volunteer.

The Zoo Trip for Sacred Heart School 2nd Graders is scheduled for May 2.  Greg needs 5 volunteers. Contact Dale if you are available.

Barb passed around a sign up sheet for our Kiwanis Club Social Event on May 7th at 6:00 pm at Legends. Spouses and significant others are welcome. Appetizers will be furnished by our club. Drinks are on you. Email or text Barb if you plan to attend and did not get a chance to sign up.

Rod reminded everyone that AllPlay will have their annual clean up this Saturday.  You can sign up on Allplay.com or just show up. There's a lot of opportunities to help.

Joel would like to have an Inter Club at the Golden K meeting tomorrow at Countryside church at 9:30 am. Bruce Froendt, Founder & Executer Director of the AllPlay Omaha will be the speaker.  Barb, Dave and Joel volunteered to go. Contact Joel if you would like to go or just show up.

Dennis reported we have already received $1860.00 in payment for flags. This is great considering the statements only went out 10 days ago.

He also reminded everyone that he will need volunteers to place and pick up flags on May 18, Armed Forces Day.  Contact Dennis if you are available to volunteer.

Steve said he is just starting to get sponsorships for our Golf Outing on June 7th.  Contact Steve if you have a team, someone to be a sponsor, or  prizes for the raffle.  

We voted on the slate of officers for next year. They are:

President             Kip

President Elect    Frank

Secretary             Glenn

Treasurer             Steve

Board Members:  Rod and Greg     Returning Board Members

                             Dennis                 New Board Member

! more Board Member is needed. Contact Kip if you would like to volunteer to be one.

Joel introduced our speaker Anna Lehotyak. She is Development Director for Diaper Bank

Nebraska Diaper Bank provides diapers through collaborative partnerships to change lives & empower families in need.

6,356,592 diapers distributed since 2014

4,500 children served monthly

290,000 diapers distributed monthly

Diaper Bank Helps to provide a sufficient number of clean, dry diapers to ensure that each diaper-wearing person can be changed out of wet or soiled diapers as often as necessary.

Our speaker next week is  Stephanie Gardeman - Director of Transitional Living - Lutheran Family Services.

Next Meeting is on April 22nd at noon at Legends.

Submitted by Barb St John