Speakers
√ April 1:
Heartland Hope Mission - Amanda Devries
√ April 8:
Scholarships (Jack Jackson)
√ April 15:
The Diaper Bank - Anna Lehotyak - Development Director
April 22:
Lutheran Family Services - Stephanie Gardeman - Director of Transitional Living
April 29:
Habitat for Humanity - Jessie Rowe - Home Ownership Counseling Manager

 

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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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Attendance 12 Members
 
The was called to order by President Kip, with a prayer by Rich, followed with the Pledge of Allegiance.
No winner for the 50/50 Drawing, as Bill Speaker drew the 4 of clubs.
Kip collected Happy Bucks, which totaled $23, as much happiness was shared with the club.
 
HIghlights of the recent Board Meeting of February 8, were reported by President Kip, and a few other Club members updated on several club projects, such as the playground project at Catlyn School, Jack gave a progress report on Scholarships, Sacred Heart Reading, of which the next date to read is February 22, then also on February 29.
 
Our distinguished club member Ralph Peppard was the speaker of the day. Using his legal expertise and vast experience in law,  Ralph presented the topic of Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, and Estate Planning.  Some highlights included:  Special Needs trusts can be built into a will, distinguished between a Will and a Living Will, Probate, and Contract Wills.
Significance of a Living Will, for example, can reflect in writing the specific wishes of someone, especially if incapacitated.  In addition, Ralph also spoke about Inheritance Tax, and stated that there is some discussion on both the state and federal levels do discontinue these taxes.  Ralph answered several questions, clarified some of these complicated processes, and presented some stories/situations that he has encountered regarding these topics.  It was a very interesting and informative presentation and discussion.
 
Ralph assured the club that he had an outside speaker for our next meeting, noon, at Legends,  February 26, 2024.
 
Submitted by, Glen Fineman