Speakers
√ July 1:
Gretchen Crane- Omaha Conservatory of Music
√ July 8:
DeJuan Reddick Exec Director POC-
Joey Wolfe, Development Director
The Hope Center for Kids
2200 N 20th Street 
Omaha, NE 68110
√ July 15:
 Alexis Bromley, Omaha Girls Rock
√ July 22:

Tracy Domgard and Key Club Reps RE: International Key Club Convention

July 29:

Leigh Healey RDN, LMNT, LD

Hy-Vee Corporate Registered Dietitian

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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 Greg.This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Attendance:  15
 
No winner for 50/50 Drawing.
 
Dennis collected Happy Bucks.
 
Dale said we had Reading at Sacred Heart School on April 18th. Joann, Barb, Dave and Dale volunteered.  
Next Reading is May 9th. Let Dale know if you can volunteer.
 
Dale said Completely Kid's will be at 9:00 am on April 30th. Dennis, Rich, Barb and Dave volunteered.
 
Greg said that Dana, Rod and Frank have volunteered for the Zoo Trip for the 2nd graders at Sacred Heart School. The trip is May 2nd. Contact Greg for more information.  2 or 3 more volunteers are needed. Contact Greg if you are available.  
 
Dennis reported that he received another $775.00 for the Flag project. $2600.00 collected so far.
First day to place  and pick up flags will be Saturday, May 18th for Armed Forces Day.  Be at Loveland School at 7 am to place flags and 6 pm to pick up flags. Contact Dennis if you are available to help.
 
Steve reported response to our Kiwanis Golf Outing is starting out slow. He did receive 2 more commitments .He's encouraging everyone to contact people for Hole Sponsors, teams and prizes
 
Deb reminded everyone that AllPlay changed the clean up day to this Saturday. You can go any time to help. Deb is planning to help.
 
Joel said we had an Inter Club last week. It was at the Golden K meeting. The speaker was Bruce Froendt. Joel, Deb, Dave and Barb were there.
 
Rod mentioned that he will be volunteering to help at the Big Garden. It's an opportunity for members of our club to volunteer.
 
Deb reminded everyone about our ongoing project of bringing items to our weekly meetings for Sienna Francis House, Open Door Mission and Stephen Center. She and Joann take turns dropping off the items. You can bring a lot or a little. It all helps.
 
Ralph was contacted by Special Olympics to see if we will staff the Shot Put again this year. It was decided we would. It will be May 17th. Rod, Dennis and Ralph volunteered.  Contact Ralph if you can volunteer.
 
Stu plans on staffing the Standing Long Jump.
 
Barb passed around the sign up sheet for our Kiwanis Social Event on May 7th at 6:00 pm at Legends. Appetizers will be furnished by our club. Drinks are on you. Contact Barb if you plan to attend and have not signed up or notified Barb.
 
Joel introduced our speaker Chris Tonniges. He is CEO for Lutheran Family Services.
Their Mission: Lutheran Family Services expresses God’s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family, and community life. 
Chris told us about the many services that are offered. He also told us about Dana Village - A Destination for Hope and Community. It was very interesting to hear of what has already been accomplished there and the plans for the future.
 
Our speaker next week is Jessie Rowe from Habitat for Humanity - Home Ownership Counseling Manager.
 
Next Meeting is April 29th at noon at Legends.
 
Submitted by Barb St John