Attendance: 13 Members
50/50 Still no winner.
Glen collected Happy Bucks.
Joann said our club received Thank You notes from Kiwanis International and our District for the donations we made.
Joann recommended the movie "The Sound of Freedom". An excellent well done movie.
Our next flag placement is September 4th. Email Dennis if you are available to volunteer for placing flags and/or picking up flags.
The District Convention is August 3rd and 4th. Glen and Joann are registered to attend. Our club has volunteered to help check in produce being donated to Saving Grace. Ralph, Greg, Joann and Steve have volunteered to do this on Friday from 3 to 6 pm. Glen and Joann have volunteered to do this on Saturday from 7:30 to 9 am. 2 more volunteers are needed for Saturday. Email Joann if you are available.
Jack volunteered to have our summer party at his house on August 26th. It will be catered. Nothing for us to do but go and enjoy the evening.
Barb reminded every one of the opportunity to volunteer for McDonald/ Big Red Friday. It is August 25th from 6 am to 9 am.
If you would like to volunteer, please visit https://app.vomo.org/opportunity/big-red-friday-with-rmhc, select your choice McDonald's location, and click join. Create a simple account with Vomo and you are good to go! Joann, Frank, Dave and Barb have volunteered.
Dave has been making progress on our web site. He has entered all of the members in it. He passed around a paper telling how to log in, the current password and how to change your password. Email Dave if you have any questions or difficulties with it.
Dave also has completed the user list on the web site. Once you log in you will have the option of picking the user list. Selecting a user will provide the address and telephone number of that member.
Joann attended a 3 hour zoom presidential training session. One of the ideas she came away with was to contact United Way or Share to help identify a worthy cause that would benefit from donations from our club..
Deb Rost introduced our speaker Miles Brown, Fisher House Manager. For more than 30 years, the Fisher House program has provided a home away form home for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. These homes offer free, temporary lodging to military and veteran families. Omaha's Fisher House opened 3 years ago. It was built by Fisher House Foundation and gifted to the VA. They have 16 fully furnished suites. Meals are not provided but the kitchen is kept well supplied for the guests to make their own meals. The guest must live at least 50 miles away from the facility. They must also be fully independent. It is not a care facility. Thank you Deb for arranging for a very enlightening speaker.
They do accept donations of individually wrapped snack cakes, cookies, chips , peanut butter and crackers etc. This is something our club members can bring to our meeting and Dave and I would be happy to drop them off at Fisher House. You can find their Wish List by searching the Internet for Fisher House Omaha Wish List.
Speaker for July 20th is unknown.
Speaker for July 27th is Rodney Evans CEO/President Metro Area Youth Services. He will tell us about the Camp called Hood in the Woods.
Our next meeting is July 20th at noon at Legends.
Submitted by Barb St John