√ 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

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:  17

No winner for the 50/50 Drawing. 

Rod collected Happy Bucks. 

Ila Dean Horn, Franks  partner of 34 years passed away on Saturday. Her services will be at 11:00 on Saturday, May 25th at Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Funeral home. The address is 7805 W Center Road.

Kip reminded everyone our Golf Outing is June 7th. We need more hole sponsors and more teams. We only have about half as many as last year.  Contact Steve to be a hole sponsor or if you have a team.

Kip said Joann submitted our club for the Distinguished Club Award.  It was approved.

Glen thanked everyone that sent their service hours to him for April. He submitted a total of 184 service for our club.

Ralph said Shot Put for Special Olympics went smoothly. He had 7 of our club to help with it. Stu and his family staffed the Standing Long Jump.

Dennis thanked the following members who helped with placement of flags on Saturday morning. They were Frank, Steve, Joann, Kip, Rod and Dennis.  Also a thank you for the pickup team. They were Frank, Deb, Joann, Dale, Ralph, Laurrie and Dennis.

Next Flag Day is Memorial Day. Meet at Loveland School. 2 more volunteers for placement and pickup would be appreciated. Contact Dennis if you are available.

Deb reminded us to bring in donations for the homeless shelters that Deb and Joann take our donations to. They are Stephen Center, Sienna Francis House and Open Door Mission. No donation is too small.

Dale said volunteering for Completely Kid's and Sacred Heart School is over until this fall.

Rich, Dave, Dennis and Barb helped pack  920 bags for backpacks on Tuesday at Completely Kid's. It went fast, because there were around 30 volunteers packing the bags.

Rod reminded everyone to go to allplay.org to volunteer to help this summer. There are a lot of opportunities for volunteering. You can find something just right for you.

Rod has arranged speakers for June.  He's still working on the one for June 3rd.  They are Executive Director of Omaha Parks Foundation, Creighton Law Professor on Father Flanagan and Union Pacific Community Outreach Director.

Greg introduced our speaker Troy Solberg, Youth Volunteer Coordinator for Henry Doorly Zoo.  Troy has been with the zoo for 18 years. The zoo is consistently ranked one of the world's best zoos, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is the ultimate interactive zoo experience and a biological park leading the nation's conservation efforts. It redefines the term “zoo” by dedicating resources to saving and protecting species around the world. It has the largest animal collection in North America. It participates in World Class Research around the world. They are in the middle of building a new veterinarian hospital. They appreciate volunteers. You can check their website if you'd like to volunteer.

No Meeting on Memorial Day.

Speaker for June 3rd meeting is yet to be determined.

Next Meeting is Monday, June 3rd at noon at Legends.

Submitted by Barb St John