Attendance 16 Members.
The meeting was opened with a prayer led by Ralph. This was followed with the Pledge of Allegiance.
No winner for 50/50 drawing.
Joann collected Happy Bucks.
Dale, Steve and Joel were Readers for Sacred Heart School on January 18th. They had to shorten the reading time due to inclement weather.
Next Date is February 1st. Dave, Barb and Rich volunteered.
Dale talked to Laura at Completely Kid's. She can use 2 volunteers on January 30th. contact Dale if you can volunteer.
Laura can also use 3 or 4 volunteers on February 28th. Barb, Dave, Dale & Rich volunteered for the 28th.
Hours to be at Completely Kid's are 9:00 am til around 10:30 or 11:00.
Jack talked to Frank this past Saturday regarding his recent fall. He broke his leg right close to the hip joint. It was necessary to have partial hip replacement surgery. He was in Bergan Mercy at that time. The plan is to transfer him to Immanuel Rehab for possibly a 6 week stay. I'm sure he would appreciate cards and emails.
The Board voted to send a $100.00 check to Radio Talking Books in Will Spech's memory. Will was very involved with Radio Talking Books.
Kip introduced our speaker Monroe Burianek, Adult Education and Volunteer Coordinator of Lauritzen Gardens. Lauritzen Gardens is the nation's premier botanical garden for its ability to impart beauty, awe, and knowledge about local-to-global natural worlds. Monroe gave a power point presentation on the 17 gardens at Lauritzen Gardens. The presentation also included programs that are available to the public and volunteer opportunities. They have about 200 volunteers and 25 to 30 full time staff. This was a very informative presentation.
Next Board Meeting is February 8th at 6:30 at Kip's Office
Speaker for January 29th is Lt. Nick Andrews from the Omaha Police Department Homicide Division.
Next meeting is January 29th at noon at Legends.
Submitted by Barb St John