Speakers
√ May 6:
Matt Mason - Poet Laureate of Nebraska
√ May 13:
Mandy Aleksiak - Audience Services Director of Rose Theatre
May 20:
Troy Solberg - Youth Volunteer Coordinator for Henry Doorly Zoo

May 27:

No Meeting

   

 

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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 Kip.This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Attendance:  16
 
We had a winner for the 50/50 Drawing. Dale was the lucky man.
 
Rod collected Happy Bucks.
 
Dale said Dave, Barb, Rich and Dennis volunteered for Completely Kid's on April 18th. Next time for Completely Kid's will be May 15th. Barb, Dave & Dale have volunteered. Let Dale know if you would like to volunteer.
 
Next Reading at Sacred Heart School is May 9th. Dana volunteered.  Let Dale know if you would like to volunteer.
 
Greg said that Dana, Rod and Frank have volunteered for the Zoo Trip for the 2nd graders at Sacred Heart School. Greg's wife Sally also volunteered to go. She will stay by the lunches. The trip is May 2nd. Be at the zoo at 10:00. Meet in the plaza area by the main entrance. 2 or 3 more volunteers are needed. Contact Greg if you are available and for more information regarding the trip.
 
Kip announced the District Meeting will be Wednesday, May 1st. Steve and Rod will attend the meeting.
 
Ralph said Special Olympics is on Friday, May 17th. It starts at 6 pm. We will be staffing the Shot Put and Standing Long Jump. Volunteers are needed. Contact Ralph if you are available to volunteer.
 
Deb helped with Clean Up Day at AllPlay last Saturday.She worked on cleaning the kitchen. Barb and Dave signed up to be Greeters on May 4th. Volunteers are needed for all the games. Go to Allplay.org to sign up.
 
Jack received thank you notes from all of the scholarship recipients. They were very appreciative of the scholarship.
 
Frank reminded everyone the first day for placing and picking up flags is May 18th at Loveland School. Placing is at 7 am and picking up is at 6 pm. Volunteers are needed. Contact Dennis if you are available.
 
Barb passed around the sign up sheet for our Kiwanis Social Event on May 7th at 6 pm at Legends. Appetizers will be paid for by our club. Drinks are on you. Email Barb if you plan to attend and have not signed up or notified her.
 
Glen asked everyone to email him your service hours for April.
 
Steve said things are starting out slow for the golf outing. We need members to step up on getting sponsorships, teams, prizes and volunteering to help the day of the outing. Suggestions are to ask friends, employers or anyone you can think of  for donations..Stop at restaurants and request gift cards. Your help is needed in order to make this event successful.  It is June 7th.
 
Greg introduced our speaker Jessie Rowe, Habitat For Humanity Home Ownership Counseling Manager.. Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.  Decent shelter is something we all need to thrive.  To address the need for decent shelter in our area, Habitat Omaha works in many ways: building and renovating homes, repairing existing houses, taking down blighted structures, advocating for better laws and systems, and more. We work with families to help them acquire the access, skills and financial education necessary for them to be successful homeowners. By partnering with us, families seize the opportunity and possibility that quality, affordable housing represents. There are lot's of volunteer opportunities on their website. 
 
Our speaker next week is Matt Mason - Poet Laureate of Nebraska
 
Our next meeting is May 6th at noon at Legends.
 
Submitted by Barb St John